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We are delighted to announce the XII European Congress of Refractory Raw Materials, Machinery & Installation, to be held at the Meliá Lebreros, Seville, 13-14 March 2024.

Co-organised by ANFRE, Spain (National Association of Manufacturers of Refractories, Materials and Related Services) and IMFORMED, this will be a stimulating conference focusing on key aspects of the refractory raw materials industry and enabling an excellent networking platform.

SUPPLY TRENDS | NEW PRODUCTS | LOGISTICS | PROCESSING | DECARBONISATION 

This event follows the successful and inaugural joint co-operation between ANFRE and IMFORMED in 2022 with the XI European Congress of Refractory Raw Materials, Machinery & Installation, in Barcelona.

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Well balanced selection of topics. Met three major customers in one place and connected to many more potential customers – excellent!
Reinhardt van Rooyen, Sales & Marketing Executive, ARM Andalusite, South Africa

Excellent programme and very good organisation. I found it very interesting.
Beltran Martin-Prat, Production Controller, ALFRAN, Spain

Good programme, very well organised.
Patricia Carles, Sales Manager, ALTEO Alumina, France

Once again we will bring together an expert panel of speakers to cover the key aspects of the refractory raw materials industry.

Confirmed Speakers*

Andalusite supply & demand for refractories
Vincent Couty, Vice President Refractory Producers, Imerys, France
Silicon carbide solutions for refractory applications
J. Andres Pavony, Sales Manager Europe SIKA® TECH Fine Ceramic Powders, Fiven ASA, Germany
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Richard Song, CEO, Etablissements Gallois SA, Madagascar
Magnesia supply overview
Alison Saxby, Research Director, Project Blue, UK
ECO-TAB® alumina refractory aggregate for steel ladle lining
Sebastian Klaus, Technical Manager Europe, Almatis GmbH, Germany
Developing sustainable cement-free magnesia castables
Ingrid Mikanovic, Technical Marketing Manager, Refractories & Ceramics, Elkem GmbH, Germany
Circular economy: demolishing used furnaces & recycling of refractories
Werner Odreitz, CEO, REF Minerals GmbH, Germany
Recycling of refractories: nice to do or a need to have? Circular Economy & the European Green Deal
Franz Maier, Managing Director, MSM-Maier Solution Mining, Austria
Status & outlook for mineral logistics
Robert van Muiden, Managing Owner, RoBuLog – Rotterdam Bulk Logistics, the Netherlands
Decarbonisation with Life Cycle Thinking: Refractory raw materials & their relevance
Antton Sala López, Founding Partner, Grunver Sostenibilidad SL/ANFRE, Spain

*subject to change

FULL PROGRAMME DETAILS HERE

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The conference will start with a networking dinner on the evening of Wednesday 13 March at the wonderful Río Grande Sevilla restaurant (above), followed by the conference at the hotel on Thursday 14 March.

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Registration, Exhibit, & Sponsorship Enquiries

Ismene Clarke ismene@imformed.com | +44 (0)7905 771 494

Programme, Speaker Enquiries

Mike O’Driscoll mike@imformed.com | +44 (0)7985 986 255