As IMFORMED nears its ninth anniversary, Mike and Ismene would like to thank all our customers, sponsors, friends, and families for their unstinting support during 2023.

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We considered 2023 to be the first “normal” year post-pandemic as most delegates were able to conduct business and travel with little or no restrictions.

And so it proved, with high attendance at the likes of trade shows such as SME, GIFA, and UNITECR, and generally excellent turn outs at all IMFORMED events, including a record attendance at Fluorine Forum 2023 Cannes (full report coming soon).

We were also delighted to run our first event in Africa, Salt Forum 2023 Swakopmund, Namibia.

For 2024 we have a very exciting programme (see below) including our first events in Mongolia (Fluorine Forum 2024) and Greece (MagForum 2024), a very welcome return to China (China Refractory Minerals Forum 2024), and a new format for our Houston event to embrace the full market range of barite, as well as oilfield minerals (Barite & Oilfield Minerals Forum 2024).

We return to Spain with our second co-organised event with ANFRE (XII European Congress of Refractory Raw Materials), and in response to delegate feedback pushed back the timing of our increasingly popular Mineral Recycling Forum 2024 to late April, permitting easier travel.

We shall be announcing venue/dates for Salt Forum 2024 very shortly.

May we take this opportunity to wish all of you a most Happy, Peaceful, and Prosperous New Year, and very much look forward to continuing our business and meeting with you in 2024.

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Forums for 2024

Programmed with Intelligence | Moderated by Experts | To Engage and Serve the Industry




XII European Congress of Refractory Raw Materials, Machinery & Installation

13-14 March

Meliá Lebreros, Seville

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. FULL DETAILS HERE


Mineral Recycling Forum 2024

22-24 April

Hilton Imperial, Dubrovnik

The latest developments in recycling industrial minerals from a range of waste sources, including tailings, refractories, slags, ash and their markets FULL DETAILS HERE


MagForum 2024

13-15 May

The Pomegranate Wellness Spa Hotel, Halkidiki, Greece

Field Trip 16 May: Grecian Magnesite at Yerakini, Halkidiki.

For the full spectrum of global magnesia minerals and markets analysis and outlook. FULL DETAILS HERE


Barite & Oilfield Minerals Forum 2024

5-7 June

The Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston Galleria, Houston

Global outlook in supply and demand for barite (all markets) & oilfield minerals. FULL DETAILS HERE


Fluorine Forum 2024

14-16 October

Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Field Trip 17 October: Mongolczechmetall LLC fluorspar mine & plant

High quality knowledge and networking for fluorine minerals and markets supply and demand. FULL DETAILS HERE 


China Refractory Minerals Forum 2024 

22-23 October

InterContinental, Dalian
Field Trip 24 October: Haimag magnesite operations, Haicheng

Evaluating China’s refractory raw materials supply and demand for domestic and export markets. FULL DETAILS HERE


Salt Forum 2024

To be confirmed

The new conference for global salt supply and markets

Please contact us:

Registration, Exhibits, Sponsorship | Ismene Clarke +44 (0)7905 771 494

Presentations, Programme | Mike O’Driscoll +44 (0)7985 986 255

For past Forum programmes, attendees, pictures, and feedback go to Past Forums.

We look forward to meeting you in 2024!