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For established players seeking new horizons & newcomers evaluating industrial minerals

Transition Pathways | Sustainable Development | Logistics | ESG | Critical Minerals | CO2 + Energy Challenges | Mineral Processing | Market Trends | Batteries | Ceramics | Fillers & Pigments

Following the success of our inaugural Rendezvous in Paris, 2019, and online in 2021, IMFORMED is delighted to announce the IMFORMED Rendezvous 2022 ONLINE, 25-26 April 2022.

Launched in April 2019 as a new conference initiative for a high calibre, overview and outlook platform across the industrial minerals business, the Rendezvous was an instant hit for all those wishing to get a handle on where the industrial minerals market is heading and understanding its basic principles.

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

Confirmed Speakers

Transition challenges & pathways for industrial minerals in the energy-intensive industry ecosystem: EU policy initiatives
Vincent Basuyau, Policy Officer, Energy Intensive Industries & Raw Materials, European Commission, Belgium
Sustainable mining & development of industrial minerals for a decarbonised economy
Darren Wilson, CEO, LKAB Industrial Minerals, UK
Sustainable development as a global supplier of industrial minerals
Leah Wilson, VP Sustainability, Imerys, France
The role of geoscience data in meeting industrial minerals ESG targets
James Edwards, Senior Project Geologist, Seequent, UK
Mineral logistics: Dry bulk shipping challenges, trends & outlook
Hugo du Mez, Strategy & Analysis Advisor, Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands
The energy crisis and industrial minerals: climate policy and case studies
Vasili Nicoletopoulos, Owner, Natural Resources PC, Greece
Decarbonisation & renewable energy technology for industrial minerals production
Phil Hodgson, CEO, Calix Ltd, Australia
Investment & development of industrial mineral projects in Sub-Saharan Africa
Rudolph de Bruin, Founding Partner, AMED Funds, South Africa
Incubex Minerals & development of an upgraded wollastonite source: NamWoll
Johan de Bruin, Director, Incubex Minerals Ltd, South Africa
COP26 & The Great EV Raw Material Disconnect
Simon Moores, CEO & Rob Colbourn, Publisher, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK
Trends in demand for mineral pigments & fillers in paints & coatings
Stefan Schlag, Director Inorganic Chemicals & Minerals, S&P Global Commodity Insights, Switzerland
Ceramic raw materials & markets: challenges & outlook
Brendan Clifford, Co-CEO, Mota Ceramic Solutions, Portugal


Here’s what our delegates thought about the IMFORMED Rendezvous

“There is high demand for a forum such as this for both established participants and for newcomers to the industry covering both new and established minerals and markets.”

Richard Flook, Mosman Resources, Australia

“The cross-section of speakers is great: mine through process to market gives insights into the whole value chain.”
Andrew Tyler, Global Business Lead Perlite, Omya UK Ltd, UK

“This conference was highly informative as well as important from the standpoint of networking with adjacent industry peers. We got some commercial leads, but more importantly we got some important market intelligence beyond our local markets.”
Aditya Newalkar, Executive Director, Maharashtra Minerals Corp. Ltd, India

“Excellent programme and organisation, perfectly balanced for a newcomer like myself learning about the business and meeting players.”
Andre Tahon, Exploration Manager, Dal Mining Investment Co. Ltd, Sudan

“Excellent programme for a new person in the procurement process of a consuming company. The Briefings on Basics flowed very well, excellent overviews of each step in the process.” 
Glenn McIntyre, Managed Fire Shape Technology, HarbisonWalker International, USA.

Review of Rendezvous Paris 2019
Review of Rendezvous ONLINE 2021

Monday 25 April 2022

11:00-17:00 Presentations, Discussion, & Networking

Tuesday 26 April 2022

11:00-15:00 Presentations, Discussion, & Networking

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