Programme

China Refractory & Abrasive Minerals Forum 2018 will bring together a panel of leading experts to examine and discuss the latest trends and developments in these evolving market sectors over Tuesday & Wednesday 11 & 12 September 2018.

The conference is followed by a Field Trip to CMP’s bauxite mine and new calcination plant in Xiuwen, Guizhou on Wednesday 13 September – for details click here.

Key topics to include:

  • Market outlook
  • Influencing factors
  • Alumina
  • Bauxite
  • Fused Alumina
  • Dead Burned Magnesia
  • Flint Clay
  • Fused Magnesia
  • Garnet
  • Graphite
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Mullite
  • Spinel

PROGRAMME*

MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2018

16.30 Registration

18.00 Icebreaker Reception Regal International East Asia Hotel sponsored by Sky Metallurgy Mineral Co. Ltd

SKY LOGO

TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

08.00 Registration
Networking Breakfast

09.00 Welcome & Introduction
Ismene Clarke, Director, & Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK

KEYNOTE OVERVIEWS 1
09.15 Which of your China operations or suppliers will not make it beyond 2020?
Johnny Browaeys, Director of International Operations, Greenment, China

09.45 Overview of China & global refractory downstream markets
Adam Gao, Associate Director Specialty Chemicals, IHS Markit, China

10.15 Networking Coffee Break

KEYNOTE OVERVIEWS 2
11.15 Status and development of China’s refractories industry
Zhanmin Wang, VP Marketing & Sales Overseas, Sinosteel Luoyang Institute of Refractories Research Co. Ltd, China

11.45 Refractory raw material developments in China
Dr Zhou Ningsheng, Professor and Director, High Temperature Materials Institute, Henan University of Science and Technology, China

12.15 Lunch

ALUMINAS | BAUXITE | MULLITE | SPINEL
14.00 Global scene for non-metallurgical aluminas
Richard Flook, Managing Director, Mosman Resources, Australia

14.30 Chinese calcined bauxite production and its outlook
David Haoran, Deputy General Manager, FX Minerals Pte Ltd, Singapore

15.00 Refinement and customisation of synthetic raw materials for advanced refractories
Lyu Xusheng, Director of High Temperature Material Laboratory, Jiangsu Jingxin New Materials Co. Ltd, China

15.30 Networking Coffee Break

MAGNESIA
16.00 Liaoning dead burned and fused magnesia supply
Guangqi Han, Secretary General, Liaoning Provincial Industrial Special Resources Protection Office, China

16.30 China’s magnesite industry: current status and outlook
Sun Weiwei, Vice Director General, North East Asian Industrial Minerals Exchange, China

17.00 Close of Day 1
Reception sponsored by CMP - blue

Programme Outline

Simultaneous translation

Monday 10 September
Icebreaker Reception sponsored by


Tuesday 11 September
08.30-17.00 Presentations/Discussion
Main Reception sponsored by cmp_e4.e41_46_l
Wednesday 12 September
08.30-12.30 Presentations/Discussion
PM FIELD TRIP TO CMP GUIZHOU
Details here
Thursday 13 September
FIELD TRIP TO CMP GUIZHOU

WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2018

MARKET REACTION | REFRACTORIES | BFA | SiC
08.30 Challenges of a mid-size refractory company facing recent events in China
James (Seung Seok) Choi, General Manager International Business, Wonjin Worldwide, South Korea

09.00 India in the face of the uncertain situation in refractory materials supply
Manan Shah, President, Orient Abrasives Ltd, India

09.30 BFA & SiC supply and price trends
Vincent Wong, Business Manager, Refractories Window, China

10.00 Networking Coffee Break

CASTABLES | GARNET

11.00 Trends and developments in refractory raw materials required for castables
Dr Yuan Wenjie, Professor, Wuhan University of Science & Technology, China

11.30 Chinese garnet to reshape the world as Indian supply challenged?
Raymond Ding, Managing Director, Sinogarnet-Wuxi Ding Long Minerals Co. Ltd, China

12.00 Lunch and Close of Conference

FIELD TRIP: CMP Bauxite mine and plant, Guizhou

Itinerary*

Wednesday 12 September
Post-conference flight departure from Shanghai to Guiyang (arranged by delegate; 16.30 flight advised).

Overnight in Renaissance Guiyang Hotel

20.30 Dinner in hotel

Thursday 13 September
08.00 Depart Renaissance Guiyang Hotel
09.00 Arrive CMP calcination plant, Xiu Wen
10.00 Depart plant for CMP bauxite mine
11.00 Arrive mine for tour
12.30 Arrive restaurant for CMP hosted lunch
14.00 Finish lunch and depart for Guiyang airport
15.00 Arrive Guiyang airport.

* subject to change

REGISTER HERE