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

16.00 Registration
19.00 Welcome Reception at Occidental Bilbao sponsored by TIMAB-Magnesium_Logo

TUESDAY 14 MAY

INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEWS
09.00 Introduction
Ismene Clarke, Director, & Mike O’Driscoll, IMFORMED, UK
09.30 Magnesia market challenges & opportunities
Javier Creixell, General Director & Guillaume Bonnet, Commercial Director, 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:
Michael Frei, Managing Director, Refratechnik Holding GmbH, Germany
Michael Tsoukatos, Business Dev Manager Grecian Magnesite SA, Greece
Alison Saxby, Director Operations, Roskill Information Services Ltd, UK

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, UK
2. NEW & ALT. SOURCES/PROJECTS
Nicolás Gangutia, Managing Director, Ganmag
3. PROCESSINGTo be confirmed
4. REFRACTORY MARKETTo be confirmed
5. SPECIALITY MARKETSamantha Wietlisbach, Principal Analyst Chemicals, I.H.S. Markit
6. R&D/NEW PRODUCTSMichael Tsoukatos, Business Development Manager, Grecian Magnesite, Greece

16.30 CLOSE OF DAY 1

19.00 Evening Reception 

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Programme Outline

Monday 13 May 2019
Welcome Reception
sponsored by TIMAB-Magnesium_Logo
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Presentations & Discussion
Evening Reception
sponsored by

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Wednesday 15 May 2019
Presentations & Discussion

WEDNESDAY 15 MAY

STRATEGY | NEW SOURCES
09.00 Fundamentals of the magnesite business: key factors for success
Nicolás Gangutia, Ganmag, Spain
09.30 Development and outlook for Jordan magnesia
Ahmad M. Samara, Sales Manager, Manaseer Magnesia, Jordan
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 COFFEE

SPAIN | CHINA
11.00 Spain’s magnesite resources, production and markets
Manuel Regueiro, Chief of External Affairs & Communication, Geological Survey of Spain
11.30 Chinese magnesia supply and price trends
Cathy Zhang, Director International Dept., Refractories Window, China
12.00 Current situation & development trends of the magnesia industry in China
Jia Shiying, Director, Overseas Office, Northeast Asia Magnesia Exchange, UK

12.30 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 High capacity sorting of magnesite
Jens-Michael Bergmann, Area Sales Manager Europe, MENA, India, TOMRA Sorting GmbH, Germany
15.00 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

15.30 Close of conference

* subject to change

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