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The MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference 2022
April 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
The MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference will be held at the Cutlers Hall, Sheffield 11-13 April 2022.
The current fees for MMTA is £1100 plus VAT for MMTA Members and £1500 plus VAT for Non-Members.
As part of the conference we are delighted to announce that ICD Europe Ltd and ICD Alloys & Metals LLC are sponsoring a Scramble 4 Ball Tournament on Sunday 10th April. This will take place at the beautiful Lindrick Golf Club, a short 30 minute drive from Sheffield.
The fee is £150 per person and this includes return transport, green fees, brunch, drinks and a Prize Giving Reception. We will depart Sheffield at 10:45hrs and return at approximately 19:30hrs. Please note that the fee does not include the hire of golf shoes or golf clubs, these can be rented from the club.
Places are limited so early booking is advisable.
Field Trips during the MMTA’s Minor Metals conference.
Monday April 11 – Visit to The AMRC’s Factory 2050
The AMRC Factory 2050 is the UK’s first state of the art factory, entirely dedicated to conducting collaborative research into reconfigurable digitally assisted assembly, component manufacturing and machining technologies and is capable of rapidly switching production between different high-value components and one-off parts.
Factory 2050 is the first building to be completed on the University of Sheffield’s new Advanced Manufacturing Campus. The 6,730 sq m landmark circular glass building and rectangular extension is home to the AMRC’s Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG).
There are places for 30 people only on this trip. If you would like to take part please email email@example.com
Wednesday April 13 – visit to Sheffield Forgemaster’s forge & melt shop
The origins of Sheffield Forgemasters date back to the 1750s as a small blacksmith forge. Edward Vickers, a traditional mill owner, set up the foundations for the business as a modern steel producer in 1805. Since then the company has been associated with many famous steel industry names such as English Steel, Firth Brown, British Steel and River Don Castings.
Sheffield Forgemasters is now capable of producing the largest and most technically challenging cast and forged steel components in the world.
This visit is limited to 20 people maximum. If you would like to take part please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to notify your shoe size, chest size and waist size in order that PPE is ready on your arrival. We will also require your passport details.
Please register through the MMTA’s conference organisers : https://metalevents.com/product/mmtas-international-minor-metals-conference
Sunday 10th April
Monday April 11
17.00 – MMTA AGM
17:45 -20.00 Registration & Welcome reception for all attendees at The Cutler’s Hall
Tuesday April 12
09:00 Registration and Coffee sponsored by Exotech
09:15 Opening remarks
09:20 Welcome remarks by Donna Vareha-Walsh, Chair, MMTA, USA;
09:25 “Made in Sheffield and the history of The Cutlers’ Hall”, by Charles Turner DL, Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire, Chairman of the Sheffield Assay Office, Member of the Company of Cutlers and Managing Director, Durham Duplex, Sheffield, UK;
09:40 “Strategy and policy for critical minerals”, by Edmund Ward, Head of Manufacturing & Strategy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK:
Session 1: Aerospace in a post-Covid world
10:00 “Sustainability at Rolls-Royce – reduce, reuse and recycle”, by Wavell Coulson, Rolls-Royce, UK;
10:30 “Cirium, The numbers: Impact of Covid-19 on aviation and the outlook”, by Rachel Humphries, Director of Communications, Cirium, UK
11:00 – 11:45 Coffee sponsored by Exotech
Session 2: The future is green: The future is minor metals
11:45 “Rhenium’s potential in the green hydrogen industry”, by a speaker from Molymet, Chile;
12:15 “A presentation about space age technology”, by Ian Mellor, Technology & Materials Discovery Centre, Metalysis, UK;
12:45 “Developments in recovering minor metals and rare earths”, by Sebastien Farnaud, Professor in Bio-Innovation & Enterprise, Research Centre for Sport, Exercise & Life Sciences, Coventry University and Leigh Cassidy, Lead Scientist, SEM World, Aberdeen, UK;
12:45 – 14:30 Luncheon
14:30-15:30 Panel discussion: Pricing panel: process; formulation; oversight; scrutiny, and compliance.
Peter Hannah, Senior Price Development Manager, Fastmarkets, UK
Caroline Messecar, Senior Reporter (rare earths, electronic metals), Argus Media, UK;
Annalisa Jeffries, Manager, Methodology Price Group Platts Global, UK;
15:30-18:00 Real Ale Pub Afternoon at Cutlers’ Hall kindly sponsored by Advanced Alloys Services
Wednesday April 13
09:00 Registration desk reopens
09:30-10:30 Panel discussion: Supply chain issues and how minor metals are responding globally to COVID19 disruption
Stephen Hall, Managing Director, Advanced Alloys Ltd, UK;
James Peer, Director, Maritime House, UK;
Joel Nields, Director Sales, Exotech, USA;
Simon Boon, VP, Sovereign International Metals & Alloys, UK;
10:30-11:00 Coffee kindly sponsored by Exotech
Session 3 – New markets and the supply chain
11:00 “An update on tantalum – supply chain developments”, by William Millman, Mines, Minerals, Metals & Markets Ltd, UK;
11:30 “Indium and supply chain structures”, by speaker TBA, Indium Corp, USA;
12:00 “Alternative supplies of battery raw materials”, by Jeff Townsend, Founder, Critical Materials Association, UK;
12:30 Closing remarks
12:40 Luncheon and Close
Advanced Alloy Services Ltd
Advanced Material Japan Corp
Alfred H. Knight International
American Flux & Metals LLC
AMG Superalloys UK Ltd
A&R Merchants Inc
Avon Specialty Metals
Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Buss & Buss Spezialmetalle GmbH
Camco Alloys & Metals
Climax Molybdenum Company
Climax Molybdenum UK Ltd
Critical Minerals Association
C. Steinweg (Baltimore) Inc
C. Steinweg – Handelsveem
Darton Commodities Limited
Donald McArthy Trading Pte Ltd
Earth Metals LLC
ELG Metals Inc
ELG Utica Alloys
Eurofins EAG Laboratories
Euro-Rijn Global Logistics BV
Finamet Corporation Ltd
Firth Rixsom Limited
Framatome – Cezus Inc
Glencore International AG
Guixi Da Sanyuan Industry Group
Hempel Intermétaux SA
Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co KG
ICD Europe Ltd
IMS Stainless & Alloys OU
Indium Corporation of America
Innovative Tech Off
Jean Goldschmidt International S.A.
KGHM Polska Miedz SA
Less Common Metals Ltd
Metallurgical Products India Pvt Ltd
Mines, Minerals, Metals & Markets
Molybdenos y Metales S.A.
Nimag (Pty) Ltd
Norilsk Nickel USA Inc
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
Prime Alloys Ltd
Prime Metals & Alloys
RC Inspection Group
Rhenium Alloys Inc
RJH Trading Limited
S&A Alloys Inc
Sargon Holdings Inc
Select Alloys & Materials
Siegfried Jacob Metallwerke GmbH & Co KG
SJM Alloys & Metals Limited
Sovereign International Metals & Alloys (SIMA)
Specialty Metals Resources
Strategic Metal Investments
Tantalum and Niobium Study Center
Telex Metals LLC
Todini & Co
Traxys North America
Umicore Precious Metals Refining
Vital Materials Co Ltd
William Rowland Ltd
Wogen Resources Ltd