MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference

Site last updated March 1, 2024 - 7:27 pm

This will be the first time that the main conference has been held in Asia and we are delighted that this is taking place in Singapore following the successful two smaller China-focused minor metals events that the MMTA held in Hong Kong in 2018 and 2019.

Presentations will focus on the key minor metal sectors including cobalt, rhenium, molybdenum, tantalum, indium, germanium, gallium, tungsten, chromium, magnesium, lithium, antimony and other specialty alloys. Please note there will be simultaneous translation English-Mandarin Chinese and Mandarin Chinese-English for all papers

The 2024 conference will provide an opportunity to showcase what is happening in China and across Asia, as well as looking at the leading role companies in these countries play as suppliers to the global minor metals, specialty metals and energy transition metals sectors.

There will be plenty of networking opportunities again with the welcome reception on the evening of April 17 kindly hosted by CCMA.

New for 2024 there will be a gala dinner for all delegates on the evening of April 18. The pre-drinks reception is kindly hosted by Advanced Alloy services.

Lunches during the event will be hosted by Titan International and the coffee breaks by Exotech. There will also be a golf competition on April 17 hosted by ICD Group.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday 17 April 2024

07.30hrs – 15:30hrs Golf Tournament kindly sponsored by ICD Group will take place at the Seletar Country Club which is located about 30 minutes from the Pan Pacific. We will depart the hotel at 07.30hrs and there will be welcome coffee on arrival at the club.

The first 4 ball will tee off at 08:53hrs and a packed lunch will be provided for all players. Prize giving and drinks will be at the club after the last team finish and we will be back at the hotel by 15.50hrs in time for registration.  The fee is £150 per person which includes transport, green fees, buggies, refreshments, packed lunch and prizes.

Separate booking required. Please email for more information.

18:00hrs – 20:00hrs Registration and Welcome Reception kindly sponsored by CCMA LLC

 Thursday April 18

08:00hrs Registration and Coffee sponsored by Exotech

09:00hrs MMTA’s AGM

10:00hrs Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 1: Minor Metals Transforming Green Technology

10:30hrs Introduction by Rachel Carnac, Joint Managing Director, Metal Events Ltd, UK

10:35hrs Welcome remarks by Stephen Hall, Chair, MMTA, UK;

10:40hrs “New green technology for IGT”, by a speaker from GE Vernova, Singapore;

11:10hrs “Developing critical supply chains for rare earths, zirconium, hafnium and niobium”, by Rowena Smith, CEO, Australian Strategic Materials, Australia;

11:40hrs “A presentation on the tantalum market”, by a senior representative of Ximei Resources Group, China;

12:10hrs ““A robust supply chain footprint for a global EV market”, by Dr Yuan Gao, COBCO, Morocco;

12:40hrs – 14:00hrs Luncheon sponsored by Titan International

14:30hrs -15:30hrs Session 2: Panel discussion: Minor metals in the 2020s – innovation, geopolitics and supply chain issues

17:30hrs -18:30hrs Pre-Dinner drinks sponsored by Advanced Alloy Services Ltd

18:30hrs -20:30hrs MMTA’s Gala Dinner for all delegates sponsored by ICD Group and Donald McArthy Trading (Dress Code: Lounge Suit)

Friday April 19

09:00hrs  Registration desk reopens – Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 3: Developments In China’s Minor Metals Markets:

09:30hrs “An update on China’s policies for minor metals”, by a speaker from Antaike, PR China;

10:00hrs “Vital Materials’ approach to a global sustainable supply chain for critical metals for low-carbon and high-tech markets worldwide”, by David Forrest, Vital Materials Co., Ltd, UK;

10:30hrs “Indium market outlook and developments in end-use sectors”,  by Markus Roas, Business Unit Manager Metals, Indium Corp, PR China;

11:00hrs “Outlook and developments for the gallium market”, by Mandy Yin, Sales Deputy General Manager, Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co, PR China;

11:30hrs -12.00hrs Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 3 – Transportation Supply Chain Developments:

12:00hrs “A presentation on minor metals in aerospace”,  by Nils Backeberg, Founder & Director, Project Blue, South Africa;

12:30hrs “Cobalt market developments and outlook”, by Adam Webb, Cathode Product Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK;

13:00hrs “Advanced recycling technologies for battery critical materials”,  by Hao Wu, Brand Marketing, Botree Recycling Technologies, PR China;

13:30 Closing remarks

13:30hrs – 14:30hrs  Luncheon sponsored by Titan International

Conference Close

5N Plus

Abcom Pte Ltd

Absolute Resources

ACI Industries Ltd

Advanced Material Japan Corp

Advanced Alloy Services Ltd

Aerotek Metals & Alloys Ltd


Alfred H Knight International Ltd

Allti Alloys

AMG Chrome Limited

A&R Merchants Inc


AS International Corporation Limited


Aurubis AG

Avon Specialty Metals Ltd

Botree Recycling Technologies

Buss & Buss Spezialmetalle GmbH


CMT Rare Metal Advanced Materials


C. Steinweg Baltimore (USA) Inc

C. Steinweg Belgium N.V.

C. Steinweg Handeslveem B.V.

Darton Commodities Ltd

Donald McArthy Trading Pte Ltd

Dowa Electronics Materials Co Ltd

EAC Corporation

E&C Trading Ltd

ELG Utica Alloys Limited

Environmetals LLC

Exotech Inc

Finamet Corporation

FIR. Metals & Resources Ltd


Framatome Japan K.K.

GE Chaplin

GE Vernova

Ganzhou Hongfei Tungsten & Molybdenum Materials Co

Hoesch Metallurgie GmbH

Hudson Metals & Alloys LLC

ICD Europe Ltd

ICD Group

India Trade Link Pte Ltd

Indium Corp

Inna Grikis PE


Intertek Testing Services/Intertek LSI

Ireland Alloys

Jinchuan Liuzu New Material Application Science & Technology Co Ltd

Jiujiang Jinxin Nonferrous Metals Co Ltd

Jiujiang Tanbre Co Ltd

JK Metals Limited


JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

Kailida of Changsha

Keneng New Material

Lambert Metals International Ltd

Less Common Metals Limited

Linct Materials Pte

Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd

Maritime House

Masan High Tech Materials


MBR Metals

Metalink International Co Ltd

Metallurgical Products (India) Pvt Ltd

Metal Solutions

Metal Tech

Moxba B.V.

Nanoscale Powders LLC

Neo Materials

Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co Ltd

Powmet Inc

Prime Metals & Alloys

Proficio Limited

RC Inspection

Remondis PMR BV

RFH Metals Company Limited

Rhenium Alloys

Rio Tinto

Rolls-Royce PLC

Select Alloys

Shaoguan Goldenbull Industry & Trading Limited

Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc

Tandem MG

Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center

Titan International Inc

Terra Commodities

Tradium GmbH

Traxys Singapore

Uhr Corporation


USA Rare Earth

Viper Carbide & Metals Inc

Vital Materials Co Ltd

Voyager Resources AG


Whole Win (Beijing) Materials Science & Technology Co Ltd

William Roland Ltd

Wogen Resources Ltd

Womet GmBh

Wuhan Tuocai Technology Co Ltd

Ximei Resources Group

Yano Metals Co Ltd

Zigong Cemented Carbide Imp. & Exp. Corp Ltd

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The current fees are £1000 for MMTA members and £1350 for non MMTA members. These rates are valid until 29 February 2024 after which time the rates will rise.