Programme*

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PLEASE NOTE: we are aiming to retain as much as possible the original and excellent programme of the postponed IMFORMED Rendezvous 2020 as shown below – confirmed speakers for 2021 in RED – we shall update with any amendments as/when. Interested in speaking? Please contact Mike mike@imformed.com

The industrial minerals supply chain from mine to market examined:

  • Insight and discussion on where industrial minerals markets and innovations are heading

  • Spotlight on primary and growth market sectors

  • Understanding industry fundamentals: resource, processing, logistics, and markets

MONDAY 12 APRIL

17.00 Registration
18.00 Welcome Reception

TUESDAY 13 APRIL 

08.00 Registration

KEYNOTES 1: CRITICAL MINERALS | LOGISTICS
09.00 Introduction & Overview
Ismene Clarke, Director, & Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
09.30 The security of critical mineral supply chains: the US Federal Government policy perspective
Dr Steven Fortier, Senior Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy, USA
10.00 Future trends & developments in port logistics for industrial minerals
Pim Steenhuis, Commercial Manager Dry Bulk, Port of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

10.30 COFFEE

PRICING: STRATEGY | LITHIUM
11.30 Transforming strategy into cash in the industrial mineral sector
Miguel Galindo, Managing Director, Strateg-On, Spain
12.00 Creating reference & benchmark pricing for lithium in the 21st Century electric vehicle supply chain
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK

12.30 LUNCH

RARE EARTHS | TI-MINERALS | BAUXITE
14.00 Rare earths & other critical minerals: what’s the score?
Alison Saxby, Director-Operations, Roskill, UK
14.30 Titanium minerals supply & demand
Gerry Colamarino, Managing Director, TiPMC Consulting, USA
15.00 First Bauxite: new source from Guyana in a class of its own
John Karson, VP Sales and Marketing, First Bauxite LLC, USA

15.30 COFFEE

RESOURCES | AFRICA | GRAPHITE
16.00 Reporting resources & reserves for industrial minerals projects: trends & challenges
Mike Armitage, Corporate Consultant (Resource Geology), SRK Consulting, UK
16.30 Industrial minerals in Sudan: an example of Africa’s untapped potential
André Tahon, Exploration Manager, DAL Mining, & Mohammed Osman, CEO, Alara Mining, Sudan
17.00 The graphite potential of Scandinavia
Håvard Gautneb, Industrial Minerals Specialist, Geological Survey of Norway, Norway

17.30 CLOSE OF DAY 1 & DRINKS RECEPTION

“A great event especially as it covered the industrial minerals world all the way from exploration and reporting mineral resources through production, logistics and markets, with a timely emphasis on mineral recycling and last but not least, innovation.”
Andrew Scogings, Executive Consultant, Snowden, Australia

Programme Outline

Monday 12 April 2021
Evening Welcome Reception

Tuesday 13 April 2021
Keynote Overviews
Mineral & Markets Presentations & Discussion
Reception

Wednesday 14 April 2021
Keynote Overviews
Mineral & Markets Presentations & Discussion
Ends 16.30

WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL

KEYNOTES 2: CO2 REDUCTION | INFLUENCING FACTORS
09.00 CO2 reduction challenges & opportunities: the perspective from the minerals sector
Aurela Shtiza, Policy Director & Eleni Despotou, Director Energy & Climate Change, IMA-Europe, Belgium
09.30 Primary factors influencing the industrial minerals market
Neal Brewster, Manager-Strategic Consulting, Roskill, UK

10.00 COFFEE

CERAMICS | PIGMENTS | TESTING
10.30 Ceramic raw materials demand outlook
Brendan Clifford, Co-CEO, Mota Ceramic Solutions, Portugal
11.00 Pigments & fillers in paints & coatings: a market review
Stefan Schlag, Executive Director, IHSMarkit, Switzerland
11.30 Quantifying values of lab tests for industrial minerals: the perlite case
Achilleas Amanatidis, Principal Consultant, Innovative Insulating & Inorganic Materials Laboratory (in.mat- lab), Greece

12.30 LUNCH

PROCESSING 1: CHALLENGES | LITHIUM
14.00 Making the grade: mineral processing challenges & solutions
Joe Roettle, Consultant, Spain
14.30 Lithium flotation methods and collectors used worldwide
Todd Parker, Global Marketing Director Mining Chemicals, ArrMaz, USA

15.00 COFFEE

PROCESSING 2: FINE GRINDING
15.30 NEA PMX: the new dry super-fine grinding solution for industrial minerals
Andreas Henssen, Product Manager Classifiers, Neuman & Esser Process Technology, Germany
16.00 Energy conservation in ultrafine industrial mineral processing: a comparison of process solutions
Dietmar Alber, Business Development Director, Hosokawa Alpine AG, Germany

16.30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

*subject to change

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