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Global trends & outlook in supply & demand for refractory raw materials & markets


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Confirmed speakers: World Refractories Assoc. | RHI Magnesita | Mosman Resources | Dalmia-OCL | First Bauxite | Cofermin | Imerys | Roskill | Benchmark Minerals

Already registered: Almatis | Andalucita | ARCIRESA | Baymag | Gouda Refractories | HarbisonWalker | Höganäs Borgestad | JSW Steel | KÜMAŞ | Lhoist | Mayerton | Midegasa | Mineralmahlwerk Hamm | Possehl | Refratechnik | Saint-Gobain | SCR-Sibelco | SSAB | Vesuvius and many more see here

IMFORMED is delighted to announce a new online Forum for the refractory raw materials industry.

Refractory Minerals Forum 2021 ONLINE, 16-17 March 2021

Let’s keep in contact & conversation!

All registered delegates will receive a complimentary new edition of IMFORMED’s Refractory Raw Material World Sources Map® – details here

The pandemic of 2020 sharply exposed the vulnerability of refractory mineral supply chains, the “essentially” and “criticality” of certain commodities, and impacted primary consuming markets.

The world refractories market, like all others, has had to swiftly adjust to the prevailing market conditions.

Looking ahead, the industry needs to reassess its outlook for survival and meeting the needs of its evolving markets. This includes:

  • Exploration and development of new mineral sources

  • Strategies on mineral sourcing by consumers

  • Development and utilisation of synthetic minerals

  • Increased evolution and use of recycled materials

  • Corporate restructuring and consolidation

  • Vertical integration and diversification

  • Greater collaboration between suppliers and consumers

  • Achieving low CO2 emissions

Refractory Minerals Forum 2021 ONLINE will bring together a panel of industry experts to present, discuss, and network with international attendees from across the refractory raw material supply chain.

Until we can meet in-person, Refractory Minerals Forum 2021 ONLINE will be the next most invaluable opportunity to get together first hand with leading players active in refractory raw material:

  • Exploration

  • Development

  • Production

  • Processing

  • Trading

  • Logistics

  • Purchasing

  • Application in refractories

Tuesday 16 March 2021
11.00-16.00 GMT Presentations & Discussion
Wednesday 17 March 2021
12.00-17.00 GMT Presentations & Discussion

At present, we are using Zoom Pro Webinar, and we are aiming to add breakout rooms and wider networking functions for 2021. We shall keep you posted on this with appropriate advisories.

  • Safe The next best thing to meeting in person, and it’s totally safe
  • Practical Access direct from your place of work, or different sites if you’re on the move
  • Economic Save money on travel, hotels, and visas
  • Time Efficient Avoid time out of the office and organising travel arrangements
  • Engage Ask and comment on questions to the panel
  • Network Themed Breakout Roundtables to meet contacts, discuss, and chat
  • Don’t miss a thing The entire Forum is recorded, and PDF presentations available, so you can review and digest at your convenience


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