We welcome you to Salt Forum 2023!

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

Precise timings to be advised soon

Welcome Address
Veston Malango, CEO, The Chamber of Mines of Namibia, Namibia

Salt market overview: trends & outlook
Stefan Schlag, Salt Market Information, Switzerland

Southern Africa & Walvis Bay Salt development & production
Andre Snyman, MD, Walvis Bay Salt, Namibia

Global bulk freight market overview
Simon Lester, Managing Director, Dry Cargo, Clarksons South Africa (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Is salt a potential Critical Raw Material?
Jack Bedder, Founder & Director, Project Blue, South Africa

The European salt market & role of EUsalt
Dr Urs Ch. Hofmeier, President, EUsalt & CEO, Schweizer Salinen AG, Switzerland

Senegal salt project progress
Mahecor Diouf, CEO, Domeco, Senegal

Mardie Salt & Potash Project: status & outlook
David Boshoff, Managing Director, BCI Minerals Ltd, Australia

APAC salt market supply & demand
Alison Saxby, Research Director, Project Blue, UK

India’s salt industry
Dr Arvind Kumar, Chief Scientist, Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, India

Solar salt for the chlor-alkali market
Vladimir Sedivy, President, Salt Partners Ltd, Switzerland

More quality in salt harvesting by using high-performance cold milling machines
Bernd Holl, Product Manager – Cold Milling Machines, Wirtgen Group, South Africa

Implementation of a compact complete sea salt processing line from washing up to packing
Mark Kragting, Sales Manager, TEMA Process BV, Netherlands

*subject to change

Programme Outline

Monday 6 November 2023
17:00 Registration
18:00 Welcome Reception & Networking
Tuesday 7 November 2023
09:00-17:00 Presentations & Discussion
Wednesday 8 November 2023
09:00-12:30 Presentations & Discussion
18:00-00:00 Finale Moonscape Desert Dinner
co-sponsored by
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Thursday 9 November 2023
FIELD TRIP: Walvis Bay Salt

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