MMTA International Minor Metals Conference 2018
April 11 - April 13
The International Minor Metals Conference 2018 will be held at the Hotel Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada
April 11th – April 13th 2018
We invite you to join 300 other delegates at the Hotel Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and, as always, we promise to offer an excellent programme, with plenty of opportunities for networking.
Wednesday April 11
11:00-12:00 Registration at the hotel
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 “How our specialty metals can meet the supply challenges arising from new technologies?”, by Kristof Gabriel, Umicore, Belgium;
10:15-11:10 Coffee – kindly sponsored by Globe Metal
Session 2: Guaranteeing the supply chain – panel discussion:
11:10 ” 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;
11:30 “Re-cycle: by-product rhenium”, by James Peer, Director – New Business, Maritime House, UK;
12:00 Aviation Panel: Time for real blue skies thinking!
•Will Ceramic Matrix Composites replace alloy in the hot parts of engines?
•If nuclear power continues its decline (the only cause for Hafnium to be removed from Zirconium), where will Hafnium for aerospace alloys come from?
•Ruthenium is now being commercialised in a new generation of catalysts – does this mean the end of the road for Ruthenium’s application in next generation single crystal?
•What are our electric dreams? Will Dreamliners one day be powered by electric engines?
•What is the ultra-fan? And are you a fan of it?
•When will China successfully build and market an aero-gas turbine? Or will its first global aero-engine be all-electric?
•Which are the disruptive elements? With reliance on the DRC for cobalt, are there any other options for future selection of materials?
….and many more issues introduced by your host – Anthony Lipmann
David Weight, President, Cobalt Development Institute, UK;
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;
Session 3 — Recycling minor metals and alloys:
14:45 “Recycling alloy scrap and recovering Ta/Nb from PCBs”, by Zhan Bo Zhang, President, Bomet Recycling Inc, Canada;
15:00 “Recycling of Cobalt and Nickel from Lithium ion batteries”, by Alex Iasnikov, Lead Chemist, Titan International Inc, USA;
15:15 Scrap panel discussion – hosted by Stephen Hall, Managing director, Advanced Alloy Services Ltd. What is scrap’s vital role in the minor metals supply chain? – what is the future?
Brian Shine, Chairman-Elect, ISRI and President, Manitoba Corp, USA;
Alex Iasnikov, 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 is 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 “EV raw materials: an electrified demand”, 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 ”China’s global role in the bismuth industry”, by Wu Zuxiang, President, Hunan Jinwang Bismuth Industrial Co Ltd, China;
12:00 “Transforming 5N Plus”, by Arjang Roshan, President & CEO, 5N Plus Inc, Canada;
12:30 “Secondary materials at Teck Trail Operations”, by Tammy Salway, Senior Engineer, Raw Materials, Teck Metals Ltd, Canada;
13:00 “Indium applications and demand”, by Donna Vareha-Walsh, Director, Indium Corp, USA;
13:30 Closing remarks
13:45 Luncheon and Close
***Programme may be subject to change***
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