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MMTA's International Minor Metals Conference

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

Next years’ event will take place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh during 9-11 April 2019 and further details will be available soon.

We are delighted to announce that ICD Europe and ICD Alloys & Metals will be the Platinum Sponsor this year and as part of this sponsorship will be holding a golf tournament at the famous Gleneagles Golf Club on Monday 8th April.

Departure from the Sheraton will be at 07:00hrs and we will return to Edinburgh around 17:30hrs. 

Places are limited and this is only for registered delegates of the conference. For further details please contact

*New for 2019 – spouses programme*
Welcome Reception on Tuesday 9 April
Reception on Wednesday 10 April
48 hour Royal Edinburgh Ticket which includes hop on/off tour of the city and fast track entrance to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

If you would like to receive more information please email

Monday April 8
Golf Day hosted by ICD Alloys & Metals, LLC at Gleneagles. Separate booking required.

Tuesday April 9
17:00 Registration
18:00-20:00 – Welcome reception for all attendees

Wednesday April 10
08:00 Registration & Coffee – rolling coffee sponsored by Exotech

09:00-09:30 MMTA’s AGM
9:30-9.45 Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 1: What does the future hold for minor metals:
09:45 Welcome remarks by Simon Boon, MMTA Chairman, UK;
09:50 Keynote presentation by Henry Sanderson, Commodities Correspondent, Financial Times, UK;
10:20 “Metals for future automobility”, by Jenny Watts, Principal Analyst, Automotive Demand & Technology, SFA (Oxford) Limited, UK;
10:50-11:30 Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 2: New markets and opportunities:
11:15 “The minor metals super-cycle: 2017 to when?”,  by John Porter, Trader – Special Metals, CCMA LLC, USA;
“The global role of China as a major producer and consumer of molybdenum”, by Jessica Young, Sales Deputy Director, Shaanxi Head-Moly, PR China;
12:15 ” Norilsk – a sustainable cobalt solution”, by Alina Racu, Regional Nickel and Cobalt Analyst, MMC Norilsk Nickel, Switzerland; 
12:45 – 14:00 Luncheon

14:00-15:00 Afternoon Break-out Discussion Sessions – three themed topical focus groups

The regulatory environment and its impact on minor metals:
Julian Lageard, Director, Government & Policy Group EMEA, Intel Corporation

Trade and supply chains:
Noah Lehrman, Chairman MMTA North American Committee
Bill Reid, Associate Director:  Airfoil Castings, Structural Castings, Forgings & Mill Products Strategy,
Pratt & Whitney, USA;

Recycling and specialty alloys:
Stephen Hall, Chairman MMTA Recycling Committee
Candida Owens, Trader, Cronimet, Switzerland;

17:00-19:00 Reception sponsored by Ireland Alloys;

Thursday April 11
09:00 Desk reopens and coffee sponsored by Exotech
Session 3 – Technological Developments:
09:15 “Pushing the boundaries of manufacturing processes”, by Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, Executive Dean of the AMRC Group and Executive Chair of the AFRC, UK;
“Minor metals in new technologies”, by Scott Coffin, Business Development Manager, ATI Metals, USA;
10:15  “3D printing & amorphous alloys – The perfect storm”, by Suzannah Lipmann, Managing Director, Lipmann Walton Ltd, UK;
10:45-11:30 Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 4 – Outlook and role of China:
11:30 “Developments in the antimony market”, by Hans Vercammen, Business Unit Manager – Specialty Chemicals, Campine nv, Belgium;
12:00 “The Chinese indium market after Fanya”, by Mandy Yin, Product Director, Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co.,Ltd, PR China;
12:30 Speaker tba
13:00 Closing remarks
13:15-14:15 Luncheon and Close

*Programme may be subject to change*

5N Plus

Absolute Resources

Access World

Advanced Alloys Services Ltd

Advanced Material Japan



Alfred H. Knight International Ltd

Alkane Resources Ltd

All Metals & Materials Inc

Amalgamet Canada

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group NV

AMG Aluminium North America

Ampere Alloys

A&M Minerals

A&R Merchants Inc

Argus Media


Avon Specialty Metals

BASF Pigment GmbH

BoMet Holding Inc

Brown Brothers Harriman



Cellmark Metals AB

Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant

Chengdu Jinhu New Materials Co Ltd


Commet SA

CP Metals Inc

Cronimet Central Africa AG

CRU Group

C. Steinweg (USA) Inc

C. Steinweg Belgium N.V

C. Steinweg-Handelsveem BV

Darton Commodities Ltd

D Block Metals

Deer Horn Capital Inc

DLA Strategic Metals

Donald McArthy Trading PTE Ltd

EAC Corporation

E&C Trading Ltd

Earth Metals LLC

EIT Raw Materials

Elemental Metals

ELG Utica Alloys Ltd

Environmetals LLC

Erdster Resources

Euromet SA

Eutectix LLC

Exotech Inc

FAM International


Finamet Corporation

Financial Times

FIR Metals & Resources Ltd


GE Chaplin

Gerald UK Ltd

Globe Metal

GMH Stachow-Metall GmbH

Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material

H.C. Starck STC GmbH

Hempel Intermétaux S.A.

Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Hudson Metal & Alloy LLC

ICD Alloys & Metals Inc

ICD Europe

India Trade Link Pvt Ltd

Indium Corporation of America

Indium Corporation


Ireland Alloys

Jean Goldschmidt International SA

Jiangxi Copper Company Limited

Jiujiang Jinxin Nonferrous Metals Co Ltd

Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co.

Jurametal S.A.

KaLiDa of Changsha

KGHM Polska Miedz S.A.

Lambert Metals International Ltd

Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd

L.S. Nikko Copper Inc

Luxfer Mel Technologies

Lyrsa Group

Maritime House Ltd

Mastermelt Group

MBR Metals OU

Metalink International Co Ltd

Metal Solutions

Metherma KG

Metraco NV

Minchem Ltd

MMC Norilsk Nickel


M/s Kantilal Sanghvi & Co

Nantong Jinpeng New Material Technology Co Ltd

Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co Ltd

Nornickel Metal Trade Overseas

Pacorini Global Services

Plansee SE

Powmet Inc

Pratt & Whitney

PSB Inspection B.V.

Raetsheren 1768

Retorte GmbH

RFH Metals Company Limited

Rhenium Alloys Inc

Richwin China Corporation

RJH Trading Ltd

Rolls-Royce PLC

Sargon Holdings Inc

Scandinavian Steel

Select Alloys & Materials


Shaanxi Head-Moly Industry Co Ltd

Shenzhen Minor Metal Co Ltd

SJM Alloys & Metals Ltd

Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc


Stapleford Minerals and Metals Limited

Strategic Metal Investments

Taike Technology (Suzhou) Co Ltd

Tantalum Niobium International Study Center

Telex Metals LLC

Terra Commodities LLC

The Chem-Met Company

Titan International Inc

Todini & Co

Tradium GmbH

Tranzact Inc

Traxys Europe


Umicore Precious Metals Refining

Umicore Specialty Materials Recycling


Vital Materials Co Ltd

Westbrook Resources Ltd

W.H. Ferer Co LLC

William Roland  Ltd (AMC Group)

Wogen Resources Ltd

Womet GmbH

Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co Ltd

Yunnan Chihong International Germanium Co Ltd

Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Works Imp/Exp Company

Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Works USA Inc

Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co Ltd

Zhuzhou Smelter Group

The current fee for MMTA members is £900 plus 20% VAT and for non-members the rate is £1350 plus 20% VAT for registrations completed and paid for by 7 March.

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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