Programme*

MagForum 2019 will bring together a panel of leading experts to examine and discuss the latest trends and developments in the magnesia minerals market over Tuesday & Wednesday 14 & 15 May 2019.

MONDAY 13 MAY

17.00 Registration
19.00 Welcome Reception at Occidental Bilbao sponsored by Magna logo TIMAB-Magnesium_Logo

TUESDAY 14 MAY

INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEWS
09.00 Introduction
Ismene Clarke, Director, & Mike O’Driscoll, IMFORMED, UK
09.30 MAGNA: From the mine to the steel mill
Javier Creixell, General Manager & Guillaume Bonnet, Sales General Manager, Magnesitas Navarras, Spain
10.00 Global magnesia supply review
Alison Saxby, Director, Roskill Holdings, UK

10.30 COFFEE

REFRACTORIES
11.30 Can we survive without magnesite?
Jose Cruz Zirion, Procurement & Logistic Manager, Sidenor, Spain
12.00 Overview of magnesia refractories in lime production
Wes Gabler, Global Category Manager, Procurement, Lhoist, USA

PANEL DISCUSSION
12.30 Magnesia Market Outlook
Moderator: Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
Panellists:
Gustavo Franco, Chief Sales Officer, RHI Magnesita, Austria
Michael Frei, Managing Director, Refratechnik Holding GmbH, Germany
Alison Saxby, Director Operations, Roskill Information Services Ltd, UK
Michael Tsoukatos, Development Director, Grecian Magnesite SA, Greece

13.00 LUNCH

14.30 ROUNDTABLE NETWORKING SESSION

Delegates can take after-lunch 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

ThemeTable Host
1. CHINAAlison Saxby, Director, Roskill Holdings
2. NEW & ALT. SOURCES/PROJECTS
Nicolás Gangutia, Managing Director, Ganmag
3. PROCESSINGPhil Hodgson, CEO & Mark Sceats, Chief Scientist, Calix Ltd
4. REFRACTORY MARKETGuillaume Bonnet, Sales General Manager, MAGNA
5. SPECIALITY MARKETSamantha Wietlisbach, Principal Analyst Chemicals, I.H.S. Markit
6. R&D/NEW PRODUCTSMichael Tsoukatos, Development Director, Grecian Magnesite

16.30 CLOSE OF DAY 1

19.00 Evening Reception (see below)

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Programme Outline

Monday 13 May 2019
Evening Welcome Reception at Occidental Hotel
sponsored by

Magna logoTIMAB-Magnesium_Logo
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Presentations & Discussion
Evening Reception at Real Club Marítimo del Abra | Real Sporting Club (see below)
sponsored by

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Wednesday 15 May 2019
Presentations & Discussion

WEDNESDAY 15 MAY

OUTLOOK | STRATEGY | NEW SOURCES
09.00 The future of the magnesia world
Gustavo Franco, Chief Sales Officer, RHI Magnesita, Austria
09.30 Fundamentals of the magnesite business: key factors for success
Nicolás Gangutia, Ganmag, Spain
10.00 The EcoMag synthetic magnesia project: magnesium hydroxide, hydrotalcite, and other high purity grades
Dr Tam Tran, Chief Technology Officer, EcoMag Ltd, Australia
10.30 Development and outlook for Jordan magnesia
Ahmad M. Samara, Sales Manager, Manaseer Magnesia, Jordan

11.00 COFFEE

SPAIN | CHINA
12.00 Spain’s magnesite resources, production and markets
Manuel Regueiro, Chief of External Affairs & Communication, Geological Survey of Spain
12.30 Chinese magnesia supply and price trends
Vincent Wong, Business Manager, Refractories Window, China

13.00 LUNCH

CHEMICALS MARKET | PROCESSING
14.00 Overview of magnesium chemicals market: review of the downstream markets for magnesium hydroxide, sulphate and chloride
Samantha Wietlisbach, Principal Analyst Chemicals, IHS Markit, Switzerland
14.30 The Calix Process: update on applications for very high surface area MgO and direct separation of process CO2 emissions
Dr Phil Hodgson, Managing Director & CEO, & Dr Mark Sceats, Executive Director & Chief Scientist, Calix Ltd, Australia
15.00 High capacity sorting of magnesite
Jens-Michael Bergmann, Area Sales Manager Europe, MENA, India, TOMRA Sorting GmbH, Germany

15.30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

* subject to change

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Tuesday night Reception at the Real Club Marítimo del Abra | Real Sporting Club

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Av. de Zugazarte, 11, 48930 Getxo, Bizkaia

Reception commences 19.00

Buses depart Occidental Hotel: 18.30, 18.40, and 18.50 (duration 20mins)

Buses depart RCMA | RSC: 21.00, 21.30, 22.00

There is a direct Metro (Line 1) to Bilbao centre, every 7mins, duration 35mins


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