Programme*

TUESDAY 7 JUNE

16.00 Registration
18.00 Welcome Reception sponsored by

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WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE

WELCOME | SUPPLY OVERVIEW
09.00 Introduction
Ismene Clarke, Director, IMFORMED, UK
09.15 Welcome Address
Bert Jan Bruning, Managing Director, Nedmag, the Netherlands
09.30 Magnesia supply overview
Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
10.00 Changing times require a new approach to magnesia sourcing & trading
Andreas Pabst, Managing Director, Cofermin, & Sally Wulf, Marketing Manager, IMagine, Germany

10.30 COFFEE

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION | NON-REFRACTORY MARKET | KEYNOTE PANEL
11.30 Sustainability above and below ground: development of dunite and the Evia magnesite mine
Pantelis Vetoulas, Commercial Manager & Dr. George Bourmas, Operations Manager, Grecian Magnesite, Greece
12.00 Sustainable magnesia production for non-refractory markets
Dr. Franz X. Spachtholz, President & CEO, Baymag Inc., Canada
12.30 Keynote Panel Discussion
Bert Jan Bruning, Managing Director, Nedmag; Rainer Gaebel, Managing Director, Refratechnik Holding GmbH; Michael Tsoukatos, Business Dev. Manager, Grecian Magnesite SA

13.00 LUNCH

EXPLORATION | ALTERNATIVE SOURCES
14.30 Exploration for alternative magnesia sources
Dr Ian Wilson, Ian Wilson Consultancy, UK
15:00 ECO2 Magnesia: high purity (99%+) and low carbon footprint MgO from serpentinite
Paul Boudreault, Business Dev. & Maxime Couillard, Director Engineering, ECO2 Magnesia, Canada
15.30 CO2 neutral high purity MgO from Record Ridge Serpentine
Dr Fouad Kamaleddine, Technical Advisor, West High Yield Resources Ltd, Canada

16.00 ROUNDTABLE BREAKOUT SESSION + COFFEE informal networking & discussion at hosted themed roundtables

  • Supply Andreas Pabst, Managing Director, Cofermin

  • Logistics Robert van Muiden, Managing Director, Rotterdam Bulk Logistics

  • Processing & Decarbonisation Phil Hodgson, Managing Director & CEO, Calix Ltd

  • Refractory Market Glenn McIntyre, Director Material Tech., HarbisonWalker International

  • Speciality Market Samantha Wietlisbach, Director Minerals Research & Analysis, S&P Global

17.30 CLOSE OF DAY 1

19.00 Reception sponsored by RHI-Magnesita_Logo_Grey - web large

at Breakers Beach House

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THURSDAY 9 JUNE

REFRACTORIES | STEEL | CHEMICALS
09.00 Look under the hood: refractory design drives raw material requirements
Glenn McIntyre, Director – Material Technology, HarbisonWalker International, USA
09.30 Steel market outlook
James King, Consultant, UK
10.00 Magnesium chemicals review & outlook
Samantha Wietlisbach, Director Minerals Research & Analysis, S&P Global Commodity Insights, Switzerland

10.30 COFFEE

DOLOMITE | DECARBONISATION | PROCESSING | Mg METAL
11.30 Refractory dolomite supply & demand trends
Mirko Grassi, Marketing & Application Manager, Dolomite Franchi SpA, Italy
12.00 CO2 separation technology developments for magnesia production
Phil Hodgson, Managing Director & CEO, Calix Ltd, Australia
12.30 A new digital platform for remote management of magnesite ore sorting
Carolina Vargas, Area Sales Engineer Europe, MENA, India, TOMRA Mining, Germany
13.00 Opportunities for use of MgO in magnesium metal production
Aaron Palumbo, Partner, Garrison Minerals, USA

13.30 LUNCH & CLOSE OF FORUM

FRIDAY 10 JUNE

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Field Trip to Nedmag at Veendam

07.45 Assemble Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin lobby
08.00 Depart Noordwijk
10.45 Arrive Nedmag, Veendam
11.00 Presentation by Bert Jan Bruning, Managing Director, Nedmag
12.00 Plant tour
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Return to Noordwijk (via short stop at Schiphol Airport)
17.00 Arrive Noordwijk

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