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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 this year for the premier minor metals conference in the industry calendar.

In 2018 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 “Processing elements arising from super alloys in the aerospace sector — Re, Co, Ta, Li”, by Kristof Gabriel, Umicore, Belgium;

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

Session 2: Guaranteeing the supply chain – panel discussion:
11:15 Speaker to be announced
11:45 “Re-cycle: by-product rhenium”, by James Peer, Director – New Business, Maritime House, UK;
12:15 Aviation panel discussionhosted by Anthony Lipmann, Managing Director, Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd. What are the trends? Which materials will dominate? What do suppliers need to do to meet future requirements? What supply-chain management issues are being put in place

Panellists include:
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;

13:00-14:30 Luncheon

Session 3 — Recycling minor metals and alloys:
14:30 “Recycling alloy scrap and recovering Ta/Nb from PCBs”, by Zhan Bo Zhang, President, Bomet Recycling Inc, Canada;
14:45 “Cobalt battery recycling”, by Kevin Kirby, VP Business Development, Titan International Inc, USA;
15:00 Scrap panel discussionhosted by Simon Boon, Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc. 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;
Kevin Kirby, VP Business Development, 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 and lithium are 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 “Cobalt: where will new supply come from?”, 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:
“Presentation by 5N Plus, Canada;
12:00 “China’s global role in the bismuth industry”, Wu Xiang, President, Hunan Jinwang Bismuth Industrial Co Ltd, China;
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 Vereha-Walsh, Director, Indium Corp, USA;
13:30 Closing remarks
13:35-14:30 Luncheon and Close

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

Join over 170 other participants who have already registered for this premier event

5N Plus


Advanced Alloy Services Ltd

AIM Products LLC

Alfred H Knight International Limited

Alkane Resources

Amalgamet Canada

Amalgamated Metal Corporation

Argus Media

A&M Minerals Ltd

A&R Merchants Inc

Avon Metals

Bombardier Aerospace

Bomet Holdings


Cellmark Metals AB

Chenzhou Fengyue Industrial Protection Technology Co

Chishaw Resources Limited

Cobalt Institute


Compania de No Ferrosos de Mexico

C. Steinweg-Handeslveem B.V.

D Block Metals LLC

Darton Commodities Limited

Donald & McCarthy Trading Pte Ltd

EAC Corp

EIT Raw Materials GmbH

Environmetals LLC

Euromet S.A.

Exotech Inc

FAM International Corp

Finamet Corporation Limited

FIR Metals & Resource Ltd

F.W. Hempel Metallurgical GmbH

Glencore International AG

Globe Metal Inc

Hudson Metal & Alloy LLC

Hunan Jinwang Bismuth

ICD Alloys & Metals

ICD Europe

India Trade Link Pvt Ltd

Indium Corp

Intertek LSI

Ireland Alloys Ltd


Jean Goldschmidt International SA

Jiangxi Copper

Jingyi Metal Material (Shanghai) Co Ltd

Jiujian Jinxin Nonferrous Metals Co Ltd

Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co Ltd

Jurametal SA

KaLiDa of Changsha

KGHM Polska Miedz SA

Lambert Metals International Ltd

Lipmann Walton & Co

LS Nikko Copper Inc

Maritime House Limited

MBR Metals OU

Metalink International

Metherma KG



Mount Emei City Elements and New Materials Technology Co. Ltd

Nanjing Youtian Metal Technology Co Ltd

Nantong Jingpeng New Material Technology Co Ltd

Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co Ltd

Pacorini Global Services

Plansee SE


PPM Pure Metals GmbH

Pratt & Whitney

RJH Trading Ltd

Rhenium Alloys

Sargon Holdings Inc

Shanghai Liuzu New Material Science & Technology Inc

Shaoguan Goldenbull Industry & Trading Co Ltd

Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc

Strategic Metal Investment

Tantalum Niobium International Study Center

Teck Metals Ltd

Telex Metals LLC

Terra Commodities LLC

The Chem-Met Co

Titan International Inc

Todini & Co

Tranzact Inc

Traxys Europe

Traxys North America

Umicore Electro Optic Materials

Umicore Precious Metals & Refining


Vital Materials Co Ltd

W.H. Ferer Co LLC

Wogen Resources Ltd

Womet GmbH

Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co Ltd

Zenith Metalik Alloys Ltd

Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Works USA Inc

Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co Ltd

Zhuzhou Smelter Imp/Exp Co Ltd

The current fee which is valid until 11 January for MMTA  members is £750 and £1050 for non-members.

From 12 January – 15 February the rates will be £850 for MMTA members and £1150 for non-members.

From 16 February  – 15 March the rates will be £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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