MMTA’s China Minor Metals Seminar
MMTA’s China Minor Metals Seminar
Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong
6th November 2018
Organised by Metal Events
The Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) is delighted to be hosting a new one-day seminar focusing on the Chinese minor metals markets on November 6 in Hong Kong.
The MMTA has seen its membership from within China and across Asia grow substantially over the past five years and in recognition of this and of China’s key role in the international minor metals and specialty alloys sectors, the association is holding this inaugural event, organised by Metal Events Ltd, at the Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong.
China remains a key producer of a range of minor metals that are vital in technologies such as renewable energy, electronics, aviation and the automotive industries. It also dominates the supply of several minor metals to the rest of the world.
As the Chinese government continues to introduce strict environmental policies, this is having wide-ranging implications for minor metals industries and export availability of materials overseas. The import ban on certain scrap products at the start of 2018 has had an effect on the minor metals markets this year too. Sustainability and responsible sourcing also are critical areas for Chinese companies developing mining assets overseas as well as domestically.
Meanwhile, the “Made in China 2025” policy will see the country develop its technological sectors even further as China focuses on boosting domestic consumption and this again may impact on the availability of metal to overseas companies. China is already a global leader in the electric vehicle market and in nuclear technology.
These and other pertinent areas will be reviewed during the day plus there will be an opportunity to hear from the MMTA on its work and what it is doing for its China members.
The early-bird registration fee is £295/$400 for MMTA members and £340/$475 for non-members booking before 22 August.
Please download MMTA China Minor Metals Forum Reg Form to book the event.
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Tuesday November 6
9:00-9:45 Registration and welcome coffee
09:50 “The MMTA’s – expanding role in Asia”, by Simon Boon, Chairman MMTA,
10:10 “China’s One Belt and One Road Initiative and Made in China 2025: what are the implications?”, by Hilary Lau, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong;
10:40 “China’s policies and impact on the minor metals industry”, by Liu Mai, Deputy Secretary General, CNIA Bismuth, Indium, Germanium Branch, CNIA, China;
11:10 – 11:45 Coffee
11:45 “Increasing minor metal supply chain challenges in the solar industry”, by Kris Guns, Managing Director, Fortis Metals, Hong Kong;
12:15 “Antimony supply outlook and implications of chemical legislation”, by Charles Swindon, Director, RJH Trading, UK;
12:45 Speaker to be confirmed;
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 Presentation by Christina Feng, Executive Secretary, Responsible Cobalt Initiative, China;
15:00 “A responsible cobalt supply chain”, by Bryce Lee, Director of CSR, Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd., China;
15:30 “A sustainable supply chain for tantalum”, by Sue Shaw, Senior Analyst, Roskill Information Services, UK;
16:00 Q&A and Closing remarks
18:00-20:00 Drinks reception bookable separately via MMTA