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MMTA's International Minor Metals Conference

Hotel Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal
April 11-13 2018

Over 300 delegates joined us in Dublin last year for the premier minor metals conference in the industry calendar.

This year the MMTA is returning to Canada and the conference will take place at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal during 11-13 April.

As always there will be an excellent programme as well as plenty of networking opportunities during the receptions, lunches and coffee breaks. There are also promotional and sponsorship opportunities available at the conference, which offer excellent value to reach 300 of the leading global players in the minor metals industry. Please contact for more information.

The conference is not only the highlight of the global minor metals industry’s year, but it is the go-to event to meet, share and learn.

See a breakdown of who attended in 2017:

Wednesday April 11

11:00-12:00 Registration at the hotel
17:00 Registration

18:00-20:00 – Welcome reception for all attendees kindly sponsored by 5N Plus Inc

Thursday April 12

08:00 Registration desk re-opens
08:30 MMTA’s AGM

Session 1 – Aviation — competing or complementing – the future is metal?
09:05 Welcome remarks
09:15 “The possibilities for metals and composites in aviation”, by Fassi Kafyeke, Senior Director Strategic Technology & Innovation, Bombardier Aerospace, Canada;
09:45 “How our specialty metals can meet the supply challenges arising from new technologies?”, by Kristof Gabriel, Umicore, Belgium;

10:15-11:00 Coffee – kindly sponsored by Globe Metal

Session 2: Guaranteeing the supply chain – panel discussion:
11:00 ” Huayou Cobalt’s role in developing a responsible cobalt supply chain”, by Bryce Lee, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility,  Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd., China;
11:30 “Re-cycle: by-product rhenium”, by James Peer, Director – New Business, Maritime House, UK;
12:00  Aviation Panel: Time for real blue skies thinking!

•Will Ceramic Matrix Composites replace alloy in the hot parts of engines?

•If nuclear power continues its decline (the only cause for Hafnium to be removed from Zirconium), where will Hafnium for aerospace alloys come from?

•Ruthenium is now being commercialised in a new generation of catalysts – does this mean the end of the road for Ruthenium’s application in next generation single crystal?

•What are our electric dreams? Will Dreamliners one day be powered by electric engines?

•What is the ultra-fan? And are you a fan of it?

•When will China successfully build and market an aero-gas turbine? Or will its first global aero-engine be all-electric?

•Which are the disruptive elements? With reliance on the DRC for cobalt, are there any other options for future selection of materials?

….and many more issues introduced by your host – Anthony Lipmann

Panellists include:
David Weight, President, Cobalt Development Institute, UK;
Fassi Kafyeke, Senior Director Strategic Technology & Innovation, Bombardier Aerospace, Canada;
Bill Reid, Strategic Sourcing Manager Airfoil Castings, Forgings & Mill Products, Pratt & Whitney, USA,
Kristof Gabriel, Umicore, Belgium;
James Peer, Director – New Business, Maritime House, UK;
Bryce Lee, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility,  Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd., China;

13:15-14:45 Luncheon

Session 3 — Recycling minor metals and alloys:
14:45 “Recycling alloy scrap and recovering Ta/Nb from PCBs”, by Zhan Bo Zhang, President, Bomet Recycling Inc, Canada;
15:00 “Cobalt battery recycling”, by Alex Iasnikov , Titan International Inc, USA;
15:15 Scrap panel discussionhosted by Stephen Hall, Managing Director, Advanced Alloys Services Ltd, UK; What is scrap’s vital role in the minor metals supply chain? – what is the future?

Panellists include:
Brian Shine, Chairman-Elect, ISRI and President, Manitoba Corp, USA;
Alex Iasnikov, Titan International Inc, USA;
Zhan Bo Zhang, President, Bomet Recycling Inc, Canada;
Thomas Dupont, Jean Goldschmidt International, Belgium;

17:00-19:00 Reception kindly sponsored by Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc, USA;

Friday April 13
Session 4 – Exciting elements leading global growth:
09:15 “How scandium is creating our brave new world!” by Karolina Jackiewicz, Trader, Lipmann Walton, UK;
09:45 “The development of the tantalum industry in China”, by Jiang Bin, VP, Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co Ltd, China;
10:15 “EV raw materials: an electrified demand”, by Nils Backeberg, Analyst, Roskill Information Services Ltd, UK;

10:45-11:30 Coffee – kindly sponsored by Globe Metal

Session 5 — Electronics and energy applications:
11:30 ”China’s global role in the bismuth industry”, by Wu Zuxiang, President, Hunan Jinwang Bismuth Industrial Co Ltd, China;
12:00 “Presentation by Sylvain St-Laurent, General Manager, Micro Powders, 5N Plus, Canada;
12:30 “Secondary materials at Teck Trail Operations”, by Tammy Salway, Senior Engineer, Raw Materials, Teck Metals Ltd, Canada;
13:00 “Indium applications and demand”, by Donna Vareha-Walsh, Director, Indium Corp, USA;
13:30 Closing remarks
13:45 Luncheon and Close

***Programme may be subject to change***

Join over 280 other participants who have already registered for this premier event

5N Plus


Absolute Resources

Access World (USA) LLC

Advanced Alloy Services Ltd

Advanced Material Japan Corporation

Affilips N.V.

AIM Products LLC

Alfred H Knight International Limited

All Metals & Materials Inc

Alkane Resources

Amalgamet Canada

AMG Aluminum North America

AMG Superalloys

Ampere Alloys sa

American Flux & Metal

Amalgamated Metal Corporation


Arconic Howmet

Argus Media

A&M Minerals Ltd

A&R Merchants Inc

Atlantic Metals & Alloys LLC

ATI Metals

Avon Metals

Bombardier Aerospace

Bomet Holdings

Brown Brothers Harriman

Buss & Buss Spezialmetalle GmbH

CAI Custom Alloys Inc


Cellmark Metals AB

Chengdu Jinhu New Materials Co Ltd

Chenzhou Fengyue Industrial Protection Technology Co

Chishaw Resources Limited

Cobalt Institute



Cronimet Central Africal AG

Codelco Chile

Codelco USA Inc

C. Steinweg Belgium

C. Steinweg-Handeslveem B.V.

C. Steinweg(USA) Inc


Darton Commodities Limited

D Block Metals LLC

Defense Logistics Agency


DK Associates

Donald & McCarthy Trading Pte Ltd

EAC Corp

Earth Metals LLC

EarthStar Metals

EIT Raw Materials GmbH

Elemental Metals

ELG Metals Inc

Environmetals LLC

Euromet S.A.

Exotech Inc

FAM International Corp

Finamet Corporation Limited

FIR Metals & Resource Ltd


F.W. Hempel Metallurgical GmbH

GE Aviation

GE Chaplin Inc


Glencore International AG

Globe Metal Inc

Goldstar Minerals

Greenville Metals


Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co., Ltd

Henry Bath & Son

Hudson Metal & Alloy LLC

Hunan Jinwang Bismuth

ICD Alloys & Metals

ICD Europe

ik Intertrade

India Trade Link Pvt Ltd

Indium Corp

Intertek LSI

Ireland Alloys Ltd


Jadis Additiva

Jean Goldschmidt International SA

Jiujian Jinxin Nonferrous Metals Co Ltd

Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co Ltd

Jurametal SA

KaLiDa of Changsha

Kantilal Sanghvi & Co

Kennecott Molybdenum Company

KGHM Polska Miedz SA

Korea Zinc Co Ltd

Lambert Metals International Ltd

Lipmann Walton & Co

LS Nikko Copper Inc


Maritime House Limited

Metal Bulletin

MBR Metals OU

Metalink International Co Ltd

Metal Solutions LLC

Metherma KG

Metallurgical Products India (P) Ltd



Mount Emei City Elements and New Materials Technology Co. Ltd

MTU Aero Engines AG

Nanjing Youtian Metal Technology Co Ltd

Nantong Jingpeng New Material Technology Co Ltd

Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co Ltd

Norilsk Nickel USA Inc


Pacorini Global Services

Pan Pacific Copper

Plansee SE


PPM Pure Metals GmbH

Pratt & Whitney

Prime Metals & Alloys

RC Inspection BV

Resource Capital Funds

Retorte GmbH

RFH Tantalum & Niobium Smelter Co Ltd

Richwin China Corporation

RJH Trading Ltd

Rhenium Alloys

Rocky Mountain Metals Ltd

Rolls Royce plc

Roskill Information Services Ltd

Saft AB

Sargon Holdings Inc

Scandinavian Steel AB

Select Alloys & Materials Ltd

Shaanxi Head-Moly Industry Co Ltd

Shanghai Liuzu New Material Science & Technology Inc

Shaoguan Goldenbull Industry & Trading Co Ltd

S.H. Bell Company

Songyuan Environmental Technology Co., Ltd

Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc

Specialty Metals Resources

Strategic Metal Investments

Superspark International Co Ltd

Tantalum Niobium International Study Center

Taike Technology(Suzhou)Co.,Ltd.

Tantalex Resources

Teck Metals Ltd

Telex Metals LLC

Terra Commodities LLC

The Chem-Met Co

Titan International Inc

Todini & Co

Tungco Inc

Tranzact Inc

Tradium GmbH

Traxys Europe

Traxys North America

Umicore Electro Optic Materials

Umicore Precious Metals & Refining

Umicore Specialty Materials Recycling


Vital Materials Co Ltd

WEC Specialty Materials

W.H. Ferer Co LLC

Wogen Resources Ltd

Womet GmbH

Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co Ltd

Zenith Metalik Alloys Ltd

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd

Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Works USA Inc

Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co Ltd

Zhuzhou Smelter Imp/Exp Co Ltd

The current fees, which are valid until 15 March, are £900 for MMTA members and £1200 for non-members.

From 16 March the final rates will be £950 for MMTA members and £1250 for non-members.

 Metal Events reserves the right to change any of its rates due to currency fluctuations. Our base rate is always in Sterling and rates in other currencies will be calculated on the day.

Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers:

A full refund (subject to a 25% handling charge will be made for all written cancellations received up until four calendar months (124 days) before the meeting. A 50% refund will be made for written cancellations received between two and four calendar months before the meeting is held. Cancellations made in the last two calendar months (62 days) will receive no refund. A substitute with a representative from your own company may be made at any time. Joining information and a list of participants will not be available until 14 days before the event. Delegates are responsible for organising and paying for their own transport, insurance and accommodation.

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