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MMTA's International Minor Metals Conference

Conrad Hotel, Dublin
April 24-26 2017


Over 250 delegates have now registered for this event. We have an excellent  programme in place as well as plenty of networking opportunities during the golf tournament, 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.

*****New for 2017*****

MMTA’s Golf Tournament at the K Club – sponsored by ICD Alloys  & Metals Inc

07:00hrs –         Depart The Conrad Hotel
08:00hrs –         Arrive at the K Club – Breakfast and club briefing on arrival
09:00hrs –         Shotgun start – the tournament format is a scramble
13:00hrs –          Lunch, drinks and prize-giving
15:00hrs –          Buses depart
16:00hrs –          Arrive back at the Conrad

For registered delegates only of the conference who would like to confirm and pay for a place please use this link: 

***The deadline for all bookings is March 24 – so don’t forget to book now while there is space***

Equipment rental the K Club has club and shoe hire. If you would like to hire these items please email

The K Club has hosted The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2016, The Ryder Cup and 13 European Opens. Designed by Arnold Palmer, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course are considered two of Europe’s finest Championship Courses recently voted on the top ten worldwide golf resorts by CNN.

See a breakdown of who attended in 2016:


Monday April 24
MMTA Golf day at the K Club – sponsored by ICD Alloys & Metals LLC

16:00 Registration at the Conrad Hotel
18:00-20:00 – Welcome reception for all attendees

Tuesday April 25
08:30 Registration & Coffee
09:00 – 09:30 MMTA’s AGM
Session 1: The popular science spot:
09:45 Opening remarks
09:50 Welcome by James Peer, Chairman, MMTA;
Session 1: The popular science spot:
10:00 “An amazing journey among the elements”, by Laurence Knight, Producer, BBC World Service, and Andrea Sella, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University College London, UK;
11:00 – 12:00 

Session 2: Developments in the specialty metals:
12:00 “Developments in aero-engines and material choice”, by Bill Reid, Strategic Sourcing Manager: Airfoil castings, Forgings & Mill Products, Pratt & Whitney, USA;
12:25 “Arconic’s position in the minor metals world”, by Ben Franck, Director, Commercial Metals Procurement, Arconic, USA;
12:50 “An update on specialty and stainless markets”, by Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR GmbH, Austria;

13:00 – 15:00 Luncheon

Session 3: Tantalum and supply chain:
15:00 “Delivering a conflict-free supply chain”, by Carolyn Duran, Director, Global Supply Management, INTEL Corp, USA;
15:25 “Applications for tantalum” by Yuri Freeman, Director of Advanced Research, Kemet Electronics Corp;

16:30 – 19:00 MMTA’s Irish-themed Black Velvet Afternoon with Topical Discussions and Irish Whiskey tasting sessions.

Enjoy a pint of Guinness or a glass of bubbly (or indeed both) while discussing in a relaxed format a range of issues with fellow participants and leading market experts. The afternoon will be hosted in the conference area and you are welcome to pop along to find out about the burning issues of the day or network with colleagues over a glass or two! Discussion tables: Rhenium, hafnium, zirconium led by Anthony Lipmann of Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd;
Supply chain issues led by David Henderson of Rittenhouse International Resource;
Battery metals outlook for lithium and cobalt led by Karolina Jackiewicz of Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd;
Irish whiskey tasting session

Wednesday April 26
09:10 Welcome remarks
Session 4: Batteries and storage
09:15  “The Lithium ion battery mega factories: Lithium, graphite and cobalt impact”, by Andy Miller, Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK;
09:40 “Cobalt and lithium supply requirements”, by Rebecca Gordon, Consultant, CRU Consulting, UK;
10:05 – 10.30 Coffee

Session 5: Electronics metals: the future is bright
10:30 “Outlook for antimony”, by Geert Krekel, Managing Director, Campine, Belgium
10:55 “Future applications for minor metals: Bi, In, Se, Ge & Ga”, by Dominic Boyle, Fortis Metals, UK;
11:20 “China’s industry development and market demand for gallium, selenium and tellurium”, by Feng Juncong, CNIA, PR China;
11:45 -12:15 Coffee

Session 6: New material opportunities
12:15 “Rhenium – the role of a transition metal in a precious metals world”, by Michael Arndt, Sales Manager, Heraeus Deutschland GmbH, Germany;
12:40 “Coatings for gas turbine blades”, by Dr Lisa O’Donoghue, University of Limerick, Ireland;
13:10 “Tomtor — an alternative source of supply for scandium and niobium”, by Oleg Anikin, Investment Director ICT Group of Companies & Board member of TriArk Mining LLC; Russia;
13:35 -14:30 Close of conference and luncheon

Join over 270 delegates from over 190 companies who have already registered for this premier event

5N Plus Asia Limited

5N Plus

Access World (Rotterdam) B.V.

Advanced Alloys Ltd

Advanced Material Japan Corporation

Affilips N.V.

AIM Specialty Materials

Alex Stewart International Corporation

Alfred H Knight International Ltd

Alkane Resources Ltd

ALS Inspection UK Ltd

A&M Minerals & Metals Ltd

A&R Merchants Inc

Amalgamet Canada

Amalgamated Metal Corporation

AMG Superalloys UK Limited

Ampere Alloys

AON Commodity Trade Insurance Brokers



Argus Media


ATI Specialty Alloys & Components


AVAS Trading

Avon Metals

BBC World Service

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Boliden AB

Bomet Holding Inc

Buss & Buss Spezialmetalle GmbH

Campine NV



Cellmark Metals AB

Certified Alloy Products Inc

Chenzhou Fengyue Science & Technology Co Ltd

China National Nonferrous Metals Imp & Exp Jiangxi Corp Ltd

Chishaw Resources Limited

CMK Limited

Conflict Free Certification


CP Metals Inc

Cronimet Central Africa AG

CRU Consulting

CRU Group

C. Steinweg Belgium NV

C. Steinweg Handelsveem B.V.

C. Steinweg (USA) Inc

Darton Commodities Ltd

DBlock Metals LLC

DK Associates

DLA Strategic Materials

Dubal International

EAC Corporation

E&C Trading

Earth Metals LLC

EIT RawMaterials GmbH

EIT RawMaterials North CCL

Elite Material Solutions

Environmentals LLC

Euromet SA

Exotech Inc

FAM International

FerroMet AB

Finamet Corporation Ltd

FIR Metals & Resources Ltd

Fortis Metals

GE Aircraft Engines

GE Chaplin Inc

Glencore International AG

Globe Metal

GMH Stachow-Metall GmbH

GMS Chemie-Handelsges. m.b.H

Goldstar Minerals

Guangdong Jiana Energy Technology Co Ltd

Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co Ltd

H. C. Starck Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders GmbH

Heraeus Deutschland GmbH

Hickman, Williams & Company

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Huai’an Fortune Environmental Protection Technology

Hudson Metals Corporation

Hunan Jinwang Bismuth Industrial Co Ltd

H.W. Wood Ltd Commodity Insurance Brokers

ICD Alloys & Metals Inc

ICD Europe Ltd

ik Intertrade & Capital Management GmbH

Indium Corp


Intermetal SA

Intertek – LSI Minerals

Ireland Alloys

Jean Goldschmidt Int’l SA

Jiangxi Copper

Jiujiang Jinxin Nonferrous Metals

Jurametal SA

KaLliDa of Changsha

Kemet Electronics Corp

KGHM Polska Miedz SA

Kite Metals

Korea Zinc Co Ltd

Lajo Y Rodriguez S.A.

Lambert Metals International Ltd

Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd

LS-Nikko Copper Inc

Magnesium Elektron

Maritime House

MBR Metals OU

Metal Do Co Ltd

Metalink International Co Ltd

Metallurgical Products India (P) Ltd

Metherma AG


Minchem Limited

Minerals Resources International AG


Niangxi Orient Tantalum Industry Co Ltd

Novitera UAB

NPM Silmet AS


Pacorini Global Services GmbH

Pan Pacific Copper Co Ltd

Penningtons Manches LLP

Plansee SE

Platotex Technology Company Ltd

Powmet Inc

Pratt & Whitney

RC Inspection

Retorte GmbH Selenium Metals & Chemicals

Rhecodor Special Metals GmbH

Rhenium Alloys Inc

Richwin China Corporation

Rittenhouse International Resources LLC

RJH Trading

RJR Alloys Inc

Rolls Royce plc

Roskill Information Services

S&A Alloys Inc


Sargon Holdings Inc

Scandmetal International SA

Select Alloys & Materials

Shaoguan Goldenbull Industry Trading

Siegfried Jacob Metallwerke GmbH & Co KG


Solar Frontier

Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc

S&P Global Platts

Special Metals


Strategic Metal Investment

Taike Technology (Suzhou) Co Ltd

Tantalex Resources

Telex Metals

Terra Commodities LLC

The Chem-Met Company


Titan International Inc

Todini & Co

Toma Group OU

Tradium GmbH

Tranzact Inc

Traxys Europe

Traxys North America

TriArc Mining

Tungco Inc


Umicore EOM

Umicore Precious Metals Refining

Umicore Specialty Materials Recycling

University of Limerick

University of London

US Geological Survey

Vital Chemicals USA

Vital Materials

Vollers Holland

W.H. Ferer Co LLC

William Rowland

Wogen Resources

Womet GmbH

Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co Ltd

Young Poong Corp

ZCC Europe GmbH

Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Works Imp/Exp Co

Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Works USA Inc

Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co Ltd

 Zhuzhou Smelter Group Co Ltd

***We will charge a 3.5% fee to cover all credit card payments. If paying by electronic funds
transfer please ensure you pay all charges***

The fee are now £950 for members and £1200 for non-members -places.

Please contact sales$ (please replace the $ with @ if it is a genuine e-mail) or call on +44 (0)20 7840 0145 for details of availability.  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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