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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 8 April 2019

16.30 Registration

18.00 Welcome Reception sponsored by  alpine-1

TUESDAY 9 April 2019

KEYNOTES 1: The status & future of the industrial minerals industry
08.30 Introduction
Ismene Clarke, Director & Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
08.45 Mineral innovations for extreme environments
Chris Parr, S&T Director Refractories, Abrasives & Construction, Imerys, France
09.15 The consumer’s viewpoint: taking innovation to 1,200°C and beyond
Gustavo Franco, Chief Sales Officer, RHI Magnesita, Austria
09.45 Trends, challenges, and issues for the industry
Catherine Delfaux, President, IMA-Europe & Provençale SA, France

10.15 COFFEE

KEYNOTES 2: Outlook for financing, next generation markets, processing
11.15 The investment and financing climate in industrial minerals: challenges & opportunities – a private equity perspective
Ryan Bennett, Partner, Senior Advisor, Resource Capital Funds, USA
11.45 Critical, strategic and industrial – the minerals leading the next production revolution
Dr Richard Flook, Managing Director, Mosman Resources Ltd, Australia
12.15 Industrial mineral processing evolution and trends
Dietmar Alber, Business Development Director, Minerals & Metals Division, Hosokawa Alpine AG, Germany

12.45 LUNCH sponsored by POA logo



Delegates can take coffee in a relaxed, informal roundtable networking and discussion session, to share and gain insightful knowledge from their peers as well as getting to know each other. Roundtables are themed (as indicated) and discussion led by designated Table Host.

In a series of concise and informal briefings by experts, the basic fundamentals of the industrial minerals business are explained and discussed; ideal for those requiring a refresher and particularly for new players considering entering the industrial minerals space.
Financing & Investment
Ryan Bennett, Partner, Head of Technical, Resource Capital Funds, USA
Industrial mineral market basics: an executive primer
Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
Alison Saxby, Director, Roskill Holdings, UK
Industrial mineral resource exploration and evaluation
Anton Geldenhuys, Principal Resource Consultant, CSA Global Pty Ltd, South Africa
Dr Aurela Shtiza, Policy Director, IMA-Europe, Belgium
Reporting industrial mineral exploration results and resources according to the JORC Code
Dr Andrew Scogings, Executive Consultant, Snowden, Australia
All you ever need to know about industrial mineral logistics
Clive Kessell, Director, Coastalwise, UK
Common Incoterms mistakes and the risks to a mineral purchase
John Newcaster, Director Southwest Region, The Cumberland Group, USA

16.30 CLOSE OF DAY 1

19.00 Reception at Eléphant Paname sponsored by  imerys-logo-png-transparent2

Bus departs Hotel: 18.15 & 18.45
Bus departs Reception: 22.30

The Art & Dance Centre in the heart of Paris, a historical building from the time of Napoleon III offering a unique and warm ambiance, dedicated to emotion and beauty

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WEDNESDAY 10 April 2019

09.00 The evolving role of the industrial minerals trader for tomorrow’s markets
Alex Aizpurua, Raw Materials Business Unit Director, Midegasa, Spain
09.30 Mineral logistics developments & innovations
Dave Chanet, Commercial Manager, Control Union, Belgium
10.00 Fine grinding & classifying: a new concept in mobility & modularity
Jean-Francois Maréchal, Managing Director, Poittemill, France

10.30 COFFEE

MINERAL MARKETS 1: Refractories | Glass | Ceramics
11.30 Survival of the fittest: alumino-silicate minerals & their role in refractories
Phil Edwards, Refractory Market Director, Refractories, Abrasives & Construction, Imerys, France
12.00 Glass mineral demand evolution and outlook
Tim Smith, Lead Technologist – Refractories, Raw Materials & Compositions, NSG Pilkington, UK

12.30 LUNCH

MINERAL MARKETS 2: Batteries | Plastics | Paper
14.00 Battery evolution & supply chain – what does it mean for industrial minerals?
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK
14.30 Calcium carbonate fillers and the outlook for plastics and coatings markets
Samantha Wietlisbach, Principal Analyst Chemicals, IHS Markit, Switzerland
15.00 Mineral demand outlook for global paper & packaging markets
Dr Ian Wilson, Consultant, UK


*subject to change


All you need to know, all you need to meet,
in one place!

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Interested in sponsorship/exhibits? Please contact:

Ismene Clarke