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The International Minor Metals Conference 2018 will be held at the Hotel Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada

April 11th – April 13th 2018

Wednesday April 11

11:00-12:00 Registration at the hotel
17:00 Registration

18:00-20:00 – Welcome reception for all attendees kindly sponsored by 5N Plus Inc

Thursday April 12

08:00 Registration desk re-opens
08:30 MMTA’s AGM

Session 1 – Aviation — competing or complementing – the future is metal?
09:05 Welcome remarks
09:15 “The possibilities for metals and composites in aviation”, by Fassi Kafyeke, Senior Director Strategic Technology & Innovation, Bombardier Aerospace, Canada;
09:45 “Processing elements arising from super alloys in the aerospace sector — Re, Co, Ta, Li”, by Kristof Gabriel, Umicore, Belgium;

10:15-11:15 Coffee – kindly sponsored by Globe Metal

Session 2: Guaranteeing the supply chain – panel discussion:
11:15 “Huayou Cobalt’s role in developing a responsible cobalt supply chain”, by Bryce Lee, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility,  Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd., China;
11:45 “Re-cycle: by-product rhenium”, by James Peer, Director – New Business, Maritime House, UK;
12:15 Aviation panel discussion – hosted by Anthony Lipmann, Managing Director, Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd. What are the trends? Which materials will dominate? What do suppliers need to do to meet future requirements? What supply-chain management issues are being put in place

Panellists include:
Fassi Kafyeke, Senior Director Strategic Technology & Innovation, Bombardier Aerospace, Canada;
Bill Reid, Strategic Sourcing Manager Airfoil Castings, Forgings & Mill Products, Pratt & Whitney, USA,
Kristof Gabriel, Umicore, Belgium;
James Peer, Director – New Business, Maritime House, UK;
Bryce Lee, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility,  Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd., China;
David Weight, President, Cobalt Development Institute, UK;

13:00-14:30 Luncheon

Session 3 — Recycling minor metals and alloys:
14:30 “Recycling alloy scrap and recovering Ta/Nb from PCBs”, by Zhan Bo Zhang, President, Bomet Recycling Inc, Canada;
14:45 “Cobalt battery recycling”, by Kevin Kirby, VP Business Development, Titan International Inc, USA;
15:00 Scrap panel discussion – hosted by Simon Boon, Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc. What is scrap’s vital role in the minor metals supply chain? – what is the future?

Panellists include:
Brian Shine, Chairman-Elect, ISRI and President, Manitoba Corp, USA;
Kevin Kirby, VP Business Development, Titan International Inc, USA;
Zhan Bo Zhang, President, Bomet Recycling Inc, Canada;
Thomas Dupont, Jean Goldschmidt International, Belgium;

17:00-19:00 Reception kindly sponsored by Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc, USA;

 

Friday April 13

Session 4 – Exciting elements leading global growth:
09:15 “How scandium and lithium are creating our brave new world!” by Karolina Jackiewicz, Trader, Lipmann Walton, UK;
09:45 “The development of the tantalum industry in China”, by Jiang Bin, VP, Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co Ltd, China;
10:15 “Cobalt: where will new supply come from?”, by Nils Backeberg, Analyst, Roskill Information Services Ltd, UK;

10:45-11:30 Coffee – kindly sponsored by Globe Metal

Session 5 — Electronics and energy applications:
11:30 “Presentation by 5N Plus, Canada;
12:00 “The future for minor metals in solar energy”, by Jigish Trivedi, Vice President of Technology Integration, First Solar Inc., USA;
12:30 “China’s global role in the bismuth industry”, by Wu Xiang, President, Hunan Jinwang Bismuth Industrial Co Ltd, China;
13:00 “Secondary materials at Teck Trail Operations”, by Tammy Salway, Senior Engineer, Raw Materials, Teck Metals Ltd, Canada;
13:30 “Indium applications and demand”, by Donna Vereha-Walsh, Director, Indium Corp, USA;
14:00 Closing remarks

14:05 Luncheon and Close

***Programme may be subject to change***

Register before January 11th for early-bird rates!

 

Over 300 delegates joined us for our sell-out conference in Dublin this year, and we will continue in the same vein for the International Minor Metals Conference 2018 when we return to Canada.

We invite you to join us at the Hotel Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and, as always, we promise to offer an excellent programme, with plenty of opportunities for networking.

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