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The MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference will take place in Charlotte during 24-26 April 2023.

The venue is the Grand Bohemian Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina and it is located in Uptown.

Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub. Its modern city centre (Uptown) is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post–Civil War history in the South, and hands-on science displays at Discovery Place. Uptown is also known for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates the sport of auto racing through interactive exhibits and films. 

ICD Europe Ltd and ICD Alloys & Metals LLC are sponsoring a Texas 4 Ball Tournament on Sunday 23rdApril at the Bermuda Run Country Club. Please contact for more information.

Advanced Alloy Services Ltd will be hosting a drinks reception for all delegates on Tuesday 25th April.

Exotech Limited will be sponsoring the coffee breaks.

Sunday April 23

10:00hrs – 19:30hrs – Four ball golf tournament at the Bermuda Run Country Club kindly sponsored by ICD Europe and ICD Alloys & Metal

Separate booking required – please email

Monday April 24

16:50 Registration

17:00 MMTA’s AGM

18:00-20:00 – Welcome reception for all attendees

Tuesday April 25

08:30 Registration and Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 1: Global outlook and metal supply chains
09:00 Opening remarks by Rachel Carnac, Joint Managing Director, Metal Events Limited, UK:
09:05 Welcome remarks by Chair, MMTA;
09:15 “The global macro-economic outlook and impact on metals markets and supply chains”, Ed Meir, President, Commodity Research Group, USA;
09:45 “The impact of geopolitics on critical metals supply chains and its effect on energy security”, by Dan Pickard, Elected Chair of Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Critical Minerals and Nonferrous Metals

10:15-11:00 Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 2: Developments in key metal markets
11:00 “Molybdenum Market Update; Toward a Sustainable World”, by Chris Gnann, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Climax Molybdenum;
11:30 “Developments in the tantalum sector and the outlook for growth and sustainability”,  by Andrew O’Donovan, CEO, Global Advanced Metals, USA;
12:00 “The impact of recycling super-alloy revert”, by speaker tba, Advanced Alloys Ltd, UK;
12:30 A presentation on hafnium by Andrew Matheson, President, OnG Commodities LLC, USA;
13:00– 14:30 Luncheon

14:30-15:30  Sesson 3: Panel discussion: evolving minor metal sectors and key issues

Stephen Hall, Managing Director, Advanced Alloys Ltd, UK;

James Peer, Director, Maritime House, UK;

Joel Nields, Director Sales, Exotech, USA;

Simon Boon, VP, Sovereign International Metals & Alloys, UK;

15:30-18:00 Ale tasting networking event hosted by Advanced Alloys Services, UK;

 Wednesday April 26
09:00-11:00 Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 4: Transport markets and minor metals
09:30 “Battery market and bottlenecks in the supply chain”, by Scott Yarham, Regional Pricing Director – Metals, EMEA, S&P Global Commodity Insights, UK;
10:00  “Aerospace and minor metals: the challenges and outlook for cobalt, scandium and titanium”, by Nils Backeberg, Founder & Director, Project Blue, South Africa;
10:30 Speaker TBA

11:00 – 11:45 Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 5 – Innovation in minor metal markets
11:45 “Indium: what a long, strange trip it’s been”, by Brian O’Neil, President, AIM, USA;
12:15 “Minor metal developments at Vital”, by Andrew Lawrisuk, Vital Materials Co Ltd., Director of Sales, Americas, USA;
12:45 speaker tba

13:15 Closing remarks

13:30-14:30 Luncheon and Close






5N Plus

Absolute Resources

Advanced Alloy Services Ltd

Advanced Material Japan Corp

AIM Specialty Materials

Alfred H Knight International Limited

AMG Chrome Limited

A&R Merchants

Avon Specialty Metals

Camco Alloys & Metals


CAI Custom Alloys


Cellmark Metals

Climax Molybdenum

Commodity Research Group

C. Steinweg (Baltimore) Inc

C. Steinweg Belgium n.v.

C. Steinweg Handelsveem BV

Darton Commodities Ltd


DLA Strategic Materials

Donald Mcarthy Trading Pte Ltd

EAC Corporation

Earth Metals LLC

Elected Chair of Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Critical Minerals and Nonferrous Metals

Elemental Metals

Environmetals LLC


Finamet Corporation

GE Aerospace

GE Chaplin

Glencore Limited

Global Advanced Metals

GRBC Corporation

Hempel Intermetaux SA

Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Howmet Aerospace

ICD Alloys & Metals LLC

ICD Europe Ltd

Inna Grikis PE

Jiujiang Jinxin Non-Ferrous Metals

KGHM Polska Miedz S.A.

Lambert International Metals

Less Common Metals Ltd

Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd


Maritime House

MBR Metals USA

Metallurgical Products India Pvt. Ltd

Metal Solutions LLC

Minchem Ltd

OnG Commodities LLC


Prime Metals & Alloys

Proficio Limited

Project Blue


Rhenium Alloys Inc

Rio Tinto

RJH Trading

Scandinavian Steel

Shaanxi-Head Moly Industry Company

SJM Alloys & Metals Limited

Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc

S&P Global Commodity Insights

Strategic Metal Investments Ltd

Super Spark International

Terra Commodities LLC

Titan International

Tradium GmbH

Traxys North America

Tungco Inc

Umicore N.V.

Van Eck

Vital Materials Europe

Vital Group

Voyager Group


William Rowland Ltd

Wogen Resources Ltd

Womet GmbH

Yano Metals Co. Ltd

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The current fee is £1100  for MMTA Members valid for registrations received and paid for by 3 March 2023.

The current fee for non-MMTA members is £1300 valid for registrations received and paid for by 3 March 2023.

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