IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 ONLINE 14 April

Logistics | Critical Minerals | CO2 + Energy Challenges | Next Economic Cycle | Mineral Pricing | From Strategy to Profit | Grinding & Classifying Developments | Trading transformation

For established players seeking new horizons and newcomers evaluating industrial minerals

IMFORMED is delighted to announce a revised programme for the upcoming IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 ONLINE 14 April (postponed from 2020, FULL DETAILS HERE).

Launched in April 2019 as a new conference initiative for a high calibre, overview and outlook platform across the industrial minerals business, the Rendezvous was an instant hit for all those wishing to get a handle on where the industrial minerals market is heading and understanding its basic principles.

The industrial minerals supply chain from mine to market examined:

  • Insight and discussion on where industrial minerals markets and innovations are heading

  • Spotlight on primary and growth market sectors

  • Understanding industry fundamentals: resource, processing, logistics, and markets


All times BST

11:30 Introduction & Overview
Ismene Clarke, Director, & Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
12:00 Future trends & developments in port logistics for industrial minerals
Pim Steenhuis, Commercial Manager Dry Bulk, Port of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
12:30 CO2 reduction challenges & opportunities: the perspective from the minerals sector
Aurela Shtiza, Director Industrial Affairs & Raw Materials, IMA-Europe, Belgium
13:00 Remaining valuable through dual transformation: managing to go beyond mineral trading
Jan Weber, CEO, Possehl Erzkontor GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

13:30 BREAK

13:45 How will strategic minerals ride the next economic cycle?
Neal Brewster, Chief Economist, Roskill, UK
14.15 The security of critical mineral supply chains: the US policy perspective
Dr Steven Fortier, Director, National Minerals Information Center USGS, USA
14:45 Understanding the geopolitics of critical minerals: Are they the same in regard to China, Europe, the USA, and Japan?
Jack P. Lifton, Director, Critical Minerals Policy Institute, USA
15:15 Creating reference & benchmark pricing for lithium in the 21st Century electric vehicle supply chain
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK

15:45 BREAK

16:00 Transforming strategy into cash in the industrial mineral sector
Miguel Galindo, Managing Director, Strateg-On, Spain
16:30 Improved performance of grinding systems by integration of NEA’s latest DC/DCX Inflow Classifier Series
Andreas Henssen, Product Manager Classifiers, Neuman & Esser Process Technology, Germany
17:00 Energy conservation in ultrafine industrial mineral processing: a comparison of process solutions
Dietmar Alber, Business Development Director, Hosokawa Alpine AG, Germany

17:30 Wrap-Up + BREAKOUT ROUNDTABLE SESSION Informal Networking


  1. Critical minerals hosted by Alison Saxby, Managing Director, Roskill

  2. Mineral & market development hosted by Dan Eyde, St Cloud Mining

  3. Evaluating & reporting mineral resources hosted by Mike Armitage, Resource Geology Consultant, SRK

* subject to change

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Contact Ismene Clarke T: +44 (0)7905 771 494