The MMTA's International Minor Metals Conference 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 17-19 2016.


*The current fee for Members is £700 (plus 21% VAT) for all registrations received by 31 October 2015*

*The current fee for Non-Members is £900 (plus 21% VAT) for all registrations received by 14 January 2016*


The MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference will return to Europe in 2016 and will take place at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 17-19 April 2016.

This is the premier event for the international minor metals community and is the main annual event held by the Minor Metals Trade Association for both members and non-members.

Amsterdam, one of Europe’s great cultural cities, is an excellent location as it is easily accessed by direct flights from all major international airports.

The conference will once again combine a strong programme of presentations with plenty of opportunities to meet with fellow attendees.

The programme will focus on developments in the global minor metals sector particularly looking at current and future applications that will drive demand for this diverse group of metals. Metals covered by this conference include cobalt, antimony, chromium, bismuth, gallium, germanium, vanadium, mercury, selenium, tellurium, molybdenum, rhenium, tungsten, tantalum, manganese, lithium, magnesium & titanium amongst others. The 2016 programme will also feature presentations looking at the vital issues facing the industry including conflict metals legislation and REACH.

We are delighted that C. Steinweg Handelsveem is the Platinum Sponsor at the 2016 conference and is hosting a drinks and canapes reception on April 18 on board the Het Wapen van Amsterdam, an elegant cruise ship which will transport us along the Amstel for an evening cruise.

The NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is extremely well located and is within walking distance from Central Station and the beautiful canals, fantastic museums, excellent restaurants and lively bars in the city.

At the 2015 conference in Toronto there were over 200 attendees and we expect similar numbers in Amsterdam in 2016.

Key reasons to attend the MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference:

  • Quality programme and speakers – this is the key part of the conference, providing a cogent, themed programme that provides top level information to help you in your business

  • Value for money

  • Meeting other delegates – opportunities for networking at the event and via our delegate messenger system

The conference also has a variety of sponsorship opportunities available which enable companies to promote and market their businesses not only to delegates attending the event, but also gives wider promotion via the sponsorship links on the MMTA’s and Metal Events Ltd’s websites. For further details about our sponsorship packages please contact

Download the members' registration form here or to register online follow this link



Provisional programme outline – may be subject to change – we will update the programme with details of confirmed speakers later this year. 

Sunday April 17 2016

16:00 Registration at the hotel

18:00-20:00 – Welcome reception for all attendees

Monday April 18 2016

08:45 Registration & Coffee

Welcome remarks

Session 1: Overview of minor metals

10:45-11:30 Coffee

Session 2: Minor metals developments

12:45-14:30 Luncheon

Session 3: Presentations

16:00 MMTA’s AGM

18:00-20:00 MMTA Reception – hosted by C. Steinweg Handelsveem. An evening cruise aboard Het Wapen van Amsterdam

Tuesday April 19

09:25 Welcome remarks

Session 4: Presentations

10:15-11:00 Coffee

Session 5: Presentations

12:50 Q&A and closing remarks

13:00-14:30 Luncheon and close of conference 



AIM Specialty Materials

Alfred H Knight International Ltd

Ampere Alloys

C. Steinweg Handelsveem

Darton Commodities Ltd

EAC Corporation

E & C Trading Ltd


Earth Metals

Exotech Inc

F.W. Hempel Metallurgical GmbH

Jiujiang Jinxin Non-Ferrous Metals Co Ltd

Kailida of Changsha High New Tech

Lambert Metals International Ltd

Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd

Metalink International Co Ltd

M & R Claushuis

Pennington Manches LLC

Rhenium Alloys Inc

Rittenhouse International Resources LLC

Siegfried Jacob Metallwerke GmbH & Co KG


Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc

Terra Commodities LLC

University of Southampton

Wogen Resources Ltd

Wolfram Bergbau und Huetten AG

Vital Materials Co Ltd



The current fee for MMTA Members is £700  (plus 21 % VAT) for all registrations received by 31 October 2015.

The current fee for Non-Members is £900 (plus 21% VAT) for all registrations received by 14 January 2016

The registration fee includes the cost of all sessions, luncheon, tea/coffee and event documentation. It does not include accommodation or flights to and from the event venue.

Please contact sales$ (please replace the $ with @ if it is a genuine e-mail) or call on +44 (0)20 7840 0145 for details of special offers for groups and for rates in other currencies, which will be calculated on the day. Metal Events reserves the right to change any of its rates due to currency fluctuations. Our base rate is always in Sterling.

Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers:

A full refund (subject to a 25% handling charge will be made for all written cancellations received up until four calendar months (124 days) before the meeting. A 50% refund will be made for written cancellations received between two and four calendar months before the meeting is held. Cancellations made in the last two calendar months (62 days) will receive no refund. A substitute with a representative from your own company may be made at any time. Joining information and a list of participants will not be available until 14 days before the event. Delegates are responsible for organising and paying for their own transport, insurance and accommodation. 


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