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IMFORMED is delighted to announce Fluorine Forum 2023 is to take place on

16-18 October 2023 at the Pullman Cannes Mandelieu Royal Casino, Mandelieu La Napoule, near Cannes, south France.

PLEASE NOTE: Forum Venue Hotel is now full; alternative accommodation options nearby (details here).

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The conference will be essential to all those active or with an interest in the fluorine mineral supply chain, from exploring, developing and mining fluorspar sources and alternative F sources, through logistics and processing, to end use applications and market demand trends.

Don’t miss out, book now!

Confirmed Speakers*

Fluorspar market overview
Alison Saxby, Research Director, Project Blue, UK

Fluorspar supply & fluorochemical market demand in China
Lingyun Li, Vice Chairman, Do-Fluoride Chemicals Co. Ltd, China

Development of the Delgerkhaan fluorspar deposit, north-east Mongolia
Hattori Junichi, Chairman, Wayo Fluorite LLC, Japan

Mongolia’s fluorspar sector prospects & objectives
Tsevegmed Sandiv, Vice Chairman, Mongolian Association of Fluorite Miners, Mongolia

Rejuvenating the Silius fluorspar mine, Sardinia, Italy
Umberto Gioia, Managing Director, Mineraria Gerrei Srl, Italy

Re-opening the Käfersteige Mine in Pforzheim, Germany
Simon Bodensteiner, Managing Director, Deutsche Flussspat GmbH, Germany

The potential for new fluorspar mines and developments in South Africa
Allan Saad, Director, Red Sands Mining and Exploration cc, South Africa

Australia: a new frontier for fluorspar supply from Tasmania
Joseph Gutnick, Director, Mazel Resources Pty Ltd, Australia

The PFAS Universal REACH Restriction & its impact on the EU fluoropolymers market
Nicolas Robin, Director Fluoropolymers Products Group, PlasticsEurope, Belgium

The overall situation of poly- or perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and recycling of fluoropolymers
Bruno Ameduri, Senior Research Director, CNRS, Institut Charles Gerhardt, France

Fluorspar use in the welding market
Corwin Miller, Sourcing Manager, Lincoln Electric Co., USA

Fluorspar’s role in electric vehicles and the energy transition
Simon Moores, CEO, & Jessica Roberts, Head of Forecasting, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK

Fluorine: the fundamental element on the path to net zero
Samantha Wietlisbach, Director Minerals Research and Analysis, S&P Global Commodity Insights, Switzerland

Fluorochemicals – key ingredients in OPTICALization of super-big data world
Dr Dexi Weng, Managing Director, Dexyan Global Poly Research Institute, USA

Revolutionising fluorochemical production: developing an HF-free fluorination process
Gabriele Pupo, CEO, Fluorok, UK

The state of mineral logistics: shipping market review
Robert van Muiden, Managing Owner, RoBuLog – Rotterdam Bulk Logistics, the Netherlands


*subject to change


What delegates said about Fluorine Forum 2022:

“It has been an important opportunity to connect with international stakeholders and strategic business partners, delving into the issues concerning the entire fluorine value chain from an increasingly sustainable perspective.”
Tommaso Guilini, Chairman, Fluorsid SpA, Italy

“Thank you for an excellent conference. This was my second Fluorine Forum attendance and definitely the best one so far.”
Johan Brits, Project Director, Sepfluor, South Africa

“The conference was fabulous, and it was nice getting together with everyone after the COVID years!”
Bill Dobbs, Arena Fluor Materials LLC, Canada

“Great event, congrats to the organising team! It was also an eye opener to realise how critical is the supply of fluoride to the EV battery materials.”
Michael Gendron, Category Manager, Rio Tinto, Canada

“The Koura team had a great week in Hanoi meeting with other producers and consumers of fluorine. Special thanks to IMFORMED, and to Masan High-Tech Materials who allowed us to visit their impressive Nui Phao mine.”
Dustin Glazier, Product Manager Fluorspar, Koura, USA

“Best Forum to date. Thanks for organising.”
John Zielinski, Executive Buyer, Chemours, USA

Check out what happened at last year’s Fluorine Forum


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Programme Outline

Monday 16 October
18:00 Welcome Reception & Networking
Tuesday 17 October
09:00-17:30 Presentations & Discussion
Wednesday 18 October
09:00-13:30 Presentations & Discussion

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