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MMTA's International Minor Metals Conference

Conrad Hotel, Dublin
April 24-26 2017

Following the highly successful conference that was held in Amsterdam earlier this year, with in excess of 250 attendees, the MMTA is delighted to announce that the 2017 International Minor Metals Conference will be held at The Conrad Hotel, Dublin on April 24-26 2017.

A strong programme of speakers will as ever be the highlight of this event as well as incorporating plenty of networking time during the golf tournment, receptions, lunches and coffee breaks.  There are also promotional and sponsorship opportunities available at the conference, which offer excellent value to reach 250+ 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. We look forward to seeing you in Dublin in 2017!

  • MMTA Members – Don’t forget to book your place at the “New Enhanced Members Conference Rates”

MMTA members will pay the special rate of £800 per person, a full £250 saving on the non-members’ rate during the period that expires on February 15 2017. Non-members rates are also very competitive and offer great value for money – the early-bird rate is £1050 per person and expires on February 15.

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

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

Join us at the world renowned K Club for a round of golf to kick off the 2017 MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference. This is the ideal venue to meet up with other delegates while enjoying a round of golf at this famous location.

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.

To take part in the MMTA’s Golf Tournament please contact for information about how to book

Speakers joining the programme:

The programme of speakers remains the focus of the MMTA’s conference and as ever it will highlight those metals that are playing a vital role in new technologies and that are at the forefront of advances in global development. In 2017 the conference will feature presentations looking at cobalt, molybdenum, vanadium, rhenium, hafnium, zirconium, scandium, tantalum, tungsten, niobium, lithium, indium, bismuth, selenium, tellurium, gallium, germanium, antimony.

See a breakdown of who attended in 2016:


Monday April 24
MMTA Golf day at the K Club – sponsored by ICD

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

Tuesday April 25
08:30 Registration & Coffee
Session 1: New applications for minor metals
09:00 Opening remarks
09:10 Welcome by James Peer, Chairman, MMTA;
09:20 The popular science spot: “An amazing journey among the elements”, by Laurence Knight, Producer, BBC World Service, and Andrea Sella, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University College London, UK;
10:20-11:20 Coffee

Session 2: End-use developments for minor metals
11:20 “An update on specialty and stainless markets”, by Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR GmbH, Austria;
11:50 “Developments in aero-engines and material choice”, by Bill Reid, Strategic Sourcing Manager: Airfoil castings, Forgings & Mill Products, Pratt & Whitney, USA;
12:20 “Delivering a conflict-free supply chain”, by Carolyn Duran, Director, Global Supply Management, Intel Corp, USA;
12:50 14:30 Luncheon

14:30 MMTA’s AGM

15:00-16:30 MMTA’s “Black Velvet” Topical Discussions: enjoy a pint of Guinness or a glass of bubbly while discussing a range of issues and market information with fellow participants. Topics will include the outlook for rhenium, hafnium, zircon led by Anthony Lipmann of Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd; supply chain issues led by David Henderson of Rittenhouse International Resource, and battery metals outlook for lithium and cobalt led by Karolina Jackiewicz.

Drinks will be served during the afternoon session and will be followed by a reception for all attendees

Wednesday April 26
09:00 Welcome remarks
Session 3: Minor metals in batteries and storage
09:10 “Energy storage and its applications”, by Professor Peter Hall, Chair in Chemical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK;
0935: “The Lithium ion battery mega factories: Lithium, graphite and cobalt impact”, by Andy Miller, Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK;
10:00 “Cobalt and lithium supply requirements”, by Rebecca Gordon, Consultant, CRU Consulting, UK;
10:25-11:00 Coffee

Session 4: Minor Metals: the future is bright
111:00 “Future applications for minor metals: Bi, In, Se, Ge & Ga”, by Dominic Boyle, PPM Pure Metals GmbH, Germany;
11:25 “Outlook for antimony”, by Geert Krekel, Managing Director, Campine, Belgium;
11:50 -12:15 Coffee

Session 5: New material opportunities
12:15 “Coatings for gas turbine blades”, by Dr Lisa O’Donoghue, University of Limerick, Ireland;
12:40 “Tomtor — an alternative source of supply for scandium and niobium”, by Alexander Malakh, Chairman of the Board, TriArc Mining Ltd;

13:05 -14:30 Close of conference and luncheon

Join over 180 delegates who have already registered for this premier event

5N Plus Asia Limited

Access World (Rotterdam) B.V.

Advanced Alloys Ltd

AIM Specialty Materials

Alex Stewart International Corporation

Alfred H Knight International Ltd

Alkane Resources Ltd

All Metals & Materials Inc

Amalgamet Canada

Amalgamated Metal Corporation

AMG Superalloys UK Limited

Ampere Alloys

AON Commodity Trade Insurance Brokers


Argus Media


AVAS Trading

Avon Metals

BBC World Service

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Bomet Holding Inc

Buss & Buss Spezialmetalle GmbH

Campine NV


Cellmark Metals AB

Chishaw Resources Limited

CMK Limited

Cronimet Central Africa AG

CRU Consulting

CRU Group

C. Steinweg Belgium NV

C. Steinweg Handelsveem B.V.

Darton Commodities Ltd

DBlock Metals LLC

EAC Corporation

E&C Trading

Earth Metals LLC

EIT Raw Materials GmbH

Elite Material Solutions

Environmentals LLC

ERG Sales Africa AG

Euromet SA

Exotech Inc

FAM International

Finamet Corporation Ltd

FIR Metals & Resources Ltd

Fujian Weiyuan Minerals Co Ltd

GE Aircraft Engines

Glencore International AG

GMH Stachow-Metall GmbH

H. C. Starck Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders GmbH

Heraeus Deutschland GmbH

Hickmans, Williams & Company

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


Ireland Alloys

Jean Goldschmidt Int’l SA

Jiujiang Jinxin Nonferrous Metals

Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co Ltd

Jurametal SA

KaLliDa of Changsha

Lambert Metals International Ltd

Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd

LS-Nikko Copper Inc

Magnesium Elektron

Maritime House

Metalink International Co Ltd

MBR Metals OU

Metallurgical Products India (P) Ltd

Metherma AG


NPM Silmet AS

Penningtons Manches LLP

Plansee SE

Platotex Technology Company Ltd

Powmet Inc

PPM Pure Metals GmbH

Pratt & Whitney

Retorte GmbH Selenium Metals & Chemicals

Rhecodor Special Metals GmbH

Rhenium Alloys Inc

Rittenhouse International Resources LLC

RJH Trading

Rolls Royce plc

Roskill Information Services


Select Alloys & Materials

Shaoguan Goldenbull Industry Trading

Siegfried Jacob Metallwerke GmbH & Co KG


Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc

Specialty Metals Wiggin


Strategic Metal Investment

Telex Metals

Terra Commodities LLC

The Chem-Met Company


Titan International Inc

Todini & Co

Toma Group OU

Tranzact Inc

Traxys Europe

TriArc Mining

Tungco Inc

Umicore Precious Metals Refining

Umicore Specialty Materials Recycling

University of Limerick

University of London

University of Sheffield

Vital Materials

W.H. Ferer Co LLC

Wogen Resources

Womet GmbH

Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co Ltd

Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co Ltd

 Zhuzhou Smelter Group Co Ltd

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***We will charge a 3.5% fee to cover all credit card payments. If paying by electronic funds
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2017 conference rates will be:

Current fee is – £800 per person – expires February 15 2017 – non-member £1050 per person

4th level – £900 per person – expires  March 13 2017 — non-member  £1150 per person

Final level – £950 per person – last six weeks before the conference – non-member £1200 per person

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

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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