Programme*

Fluorine Forum 2018 will bring together a panel of leading experts to examine and discuss the latest trends and developments in fluorine minerals supply and market demand.

Programme Outline

Monday 15 October
Evening Welcome Reception
Tuesday 16 October
Presentations & Discussion
Wednesday 17 October
Presentations & Discussion

PROGRAMME*

MONDAY 15 OCTOBER 2018

17.00 Registration
18.00 Welcome Reception

TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2018

08.00 Registration

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

GLOBAL TRADE | CHINA
08.45 International trade developments in the fluorspar market
Kerry Satterthwaite, Division Manager – Carbon & Chemicals, Roskill Information Services Ltd, UK

09.15 China’s fluorine market: production, exports, technology, prices, & outlook
Usman Khan, CEO, CCM Information, China

09.45 COFFEE

LOGISTICS
10.45 How the fluorine industry can use freight to its advantage
Denny Sabah, Mining and Dry Bulk Analyst, Clarksons Platou Shipbroking, UK

11.15 Fluorspar logistics and the rising mineral hub of the Port of Amsterdam
Robert van Muiden, Business Development, OBA Bulk Terminal Amsterdam, the Netherlands

PANEL DISCUSSION | Fluorine Market Outlook
11.45 Oliver Rhode, XENOPS Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG, Germany | Ray Will, Director Chemical Consulting, IHS Markit Ltd, USA

12.30 LUNCH

MARKETS: STEEL | FLUOROCHEMICALS
14.00 Steel market outlook
Alfonso Hidalgo de Calcerrada García, Chief Economist, UNESID, Spain

14.30 Developments in downstream fluorochemicals consumption
Ray Will, IHS Markit Ltd, Director Chemical Consulting, Specialty and Inorganic Chemicals, USA

15.00 COFFEE & ROUNDTABLE NETWORKING
1. China’s influence on market: Kerry Satterthwaite, Roskill Information Services Ltd, UK
2. New & emerging supply sources: Oliver Rhode, XENOPS Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG
3. Shipping & Logistics: Denny Sabah, Clarksons Platou Shipbroking
4. Mining & Processing: Peter Robinson, British Fluorspar Ltd
5. Fluorochemicals outlook: Ray Will, Director Chemical Consulting, IHS Markit Ltd

17.00 CLOSE OF DAY 1 & DRINKS RECEPTION

WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2018

ALTERNATIVE SOURCES | AlF3 | RECYCLING
09.00 Small scale fluorspar processing: the new generation
Peter Robinson, Chairman, British Fluorspar Ltd, UK

09.30 The importance of AlF3 quality and consistency
Anna Lindström, Sales and Marketing Director, Alufluor AB, Sweden

10.00 Fluorine recovery in converting SPL wastes into reusable materials
Massimo Maccagni, R&D Manager, Engitec Technologies SpA, Italy

10.30 COFFEE

PROCESSING
11.00 Sulphuric acid as a cost factor in fluorspar processing: supply and demand trends
Freda Gordon, Director, Acuity Commodities, UK

11.30 The new generation of fluorspar flotation collectors
Alexej Michailovski, BASF Mining Solution – Global Lead Flotation (non-Sulfidic), BASF SE, Germany

12.00 Hydrofluoric acid utilisation in High Purity Quartz processing
Dr. Sebastian Prinz, Business Development Director, Dorfner ANZAPLAN, Germany

12.30 LUNCH

SPAIN | SOUTH AFRICA
14.00 Spain’s fluorspar resources, production & markets
Manuel Regueiro, Chief of External Affairs & Communication, Geological Survey of Spain, Spain

14.30 Fluorspar in South Africa and SepFluor’s Nokeng operation and objectives
Kevin Dabinett, General Manager & Johan Brits, Project Director, Nokeng Mine, SepFluor, South Africa

15.00 The growth and expansion of fluorochemicals and downstream activities in South Africa
Ivan Lebelo, Sales and Marketing Executive, Pelchem, South Africa

15.30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

* subject to change

The Tree of Fluorine Life 

whose many branches will be well tended to at Fluorine Forum 2018

Eurofluor tree - doc large

Source: Eurofluor (CTEF, Comité Technique Européen du Fluor), the Association representing the major producers and users of hydrogen fluoride (HF) and fluoride chemicals in Europe.