MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference

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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.

5N Plus

Abcom Pte Ltd

Absolute Resources

Access World

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


ATI Materials

ATI Specialty Metals

ATI Specialty Rolled Products

Aurubis AG

Avon Specialty Metals Ltd

Beijing Antaike Information Co

Beijing Hausheng Precious Metal Material Co Ltd

Botree Recycling Technologies

Buss & Buss Spezialmetalle GmbH

China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association


CMT Rare Metal Advanced Materials


C. Steinweg Baltimore (USA) Inc

C. Steinweg Belgium N.V.

C. Steinweg Handeslveem B.V.

Darton Commodities Ltd

David Abraham

Donald McArthy Trading Pte Ltd

Dowa Electronics Materials Co Ltd

EAC Corporation

E&C Trading Ltd

ELG Utica Alloys Limited

Environmetals LLC

Exotech Inc


FIR. Metals & Resources Ltd

Fortis Metals Ltd


Framatome Japan K.K.

Ganzhou Hongfei Tungsten & Molybdenum Materials Co

GE Chaplin

GE Vernova

Globe Metal

Gunvor Group Ltd

Hanwa Co Ltd

Hempel Intermetaux

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

Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium

JK Metals Limited


Japan Organization for Metals & Energy Security (JOGMEC)

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

Kailida of Changsha

Keneng New Material

Korea PGM Co Ltd

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.

Multi Metals Harbour Pte Ltd

Nanoscale Powders LLC

Neo Materials


Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co Ltd

NPM Silmet OU

Pennington Manches Cooper LLP

Petrus Metals

Plaxys Inc

Powmet Inc

Prime Metals & Alloys

Proficio Limited

Quest Alloy & Metals

RC Inspection

Remondis PMR BV

RFH Metals Company Limited

Rhenium Alloys

Rio Tinto

Rolls-Royce PLC

Rotajet Systems Ltd

Scandinavian Steel

Select Alloys

Shaanxi Head-Moly Industry

Shaoguan Goldenbull Industry & Trading Limited

Shenghe Resource Holdings

Shenzhen Minor Metals Co Ltd

Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc


Tandem MG

Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center

Titan International Inc

Terra Commodities

Todini & Co Spa

Tradium GmbH

Traxys Singapore

Tungsten Vietnam

Uhr Corporation


US Geological Survey

USA Rare Earth

Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co KG

Viper Carbide & Metals Inc

Vital Materials Co Ltd

Vital Technology Co Lte


Whole Win (Beijing) Materials Science & Technology Co Ltd

William Rowland 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 fees are £1200.00 for MMTA members and £1700.00 for non MMTA members.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday 17 April 2024

07.15hrs – 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 07.15hrs 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  Barista 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 Josh Hogue, Sourcing Manager, GE Vernova, Singapore;

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

11:40hrs “A presentation on the tantalum market”, by Lijue Wu, Founder & President, Ximei Resources Group, P.R. China;

12:10hrs  “China’s economic outlook and policy development for selenium, tellurium and germanium”, by Li Chengchen, Minor Metals Analyst, Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd; PR

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

14:15hrs -15:00hrs 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

Friday April 19

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

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

10:00hrs “Indium market outlook and developments in end-use sectors”,  by Markus Roas, Business Unit Manager Metals, Indium Corp, PR China;

10:30hrs “Outlook and developments for the gallium market”, by Mandy Yin, Sales Deputy General Manager, Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co, PR China;

11:00hrs -11.45hrs Coffee sponsored by Exotech

Session 4 – Transportation Supply Chain Developments:

11:45hrs “A presentation on minor metals in aerospace”,  by Nils Backeberg, Founder & Director, Project Blue, South Africa;

12:15hrs  “Cobalt market developments and outlook”, by Adam Webb, Cathode Product Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK;

12:45hrs “Building A Sustainable Future of Battery Critical Metals by Advanced Recycling Solution (通过先进回收方案构建电池关键金属可持续未来)”,  by Dr. Gangfeng Liu, CTO, Botree Recycling Technologies, PR China;

13:15 Closing remarks

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