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IMFORMED is delighted to announce a new conference to its portfolio:

Salt Forum 2022

Grand Elysée Hamburg, 15-17 November 2022

The Forum will also incorporate a Salt Industry Training Course on Tuesday 15 November, supervised by world renown salt specialist Vladimir Sedivy, President, Salt Partners Ltd.


Please contact: Mike O’Driscoll


This vital industrial mineral, of which about 335m tonnes is produced worldwide and 50m tonnes exported by >50 countries, deserves a regular, well-organised conference, providing an international networking and knowledge sharing hub.

IMFORMED has stepped in to fulfil this requirement in light of the recent demise of the World Salt Symposium, and more recently, Roskill’s Salt Conference.

We welcome you to join us for a stimulating conference, intelligently programmed and expertly moderated, covering the key trends and developments, challenges, and influencing factors shaping world salt supply and demand.

Confirmed Speakers

Salt market trends & outlook
Stefan Schlag, Salt Market Information, Switzerland
Solar salt for the chlor-alkali market
Vladimir Sedivy, President, Salt Partners Ltd, Switzerland
Growth market insight & developments
Jack Bedder, Director, Project Blue, South Africa
Automation roadmap of salt handling in ports & terminals
Alexander Koschinsky, Senior Consultant, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH & Bernd Mann, CEO, iSam AG, Germany
Salt recovery from oil drilling fluids
Kerstin Hirsch, Business Development Manager, SEP Salt & Evaporation Plants Ltd, Switzerland

A select panel of experts will present on a range of key aspects including:

  • Supply trends: global & regional

  • Market demand & outlook

  • New/emerging players & projects

  • Logistics

  • Developments in processing

Programme details to be announced soon


The conference venue, The Grand Elysée Hamburg, is located in the port city of Hamburg, Germany’s largest port which handled 40m. tonnes in 2021.

The port hosts K+S’s Kalikai which handles about 500 sea and inland vessels and 3.5-4.5m. tonnes salt and potash each year. The facility maintains warehouses and silo cells for dry bulk materials with a total capacity of 405,000 tonnes.

VladVladimir M. Sedivy, President, Salt Partners Ltd, Switzerland, will be running a special Salt Industry Training Course on Tuesday 15 November the day before the conference starts, and concluding in time for the Welcome Reception. The course will provide professionals with a sound grounding in the key fundamentals of the salt industry from source to market.

Programme Outline

Monday 15 November 2022
09:00-16:00 Salt Industry Training Course
(Optional | Registration Fee)
18:00 Welcome Reception & Networking
Tuesday 16 November 2022
09:00-17:00 Presentations & Discussion
Wednesday 17 November 2022
09:00-12:00 Presentations & Discussion

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