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

Join over 180 delegates who have already registered for the premier conference for the minor metals industry

The current fee for MMTA Members is £895 (plus 21% VAT) for all registrations received by 25 February 2016

The current fee for Non-Members is £995 (plus 21% VAT) for all registrations received by 25 February 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 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



Sunday April 17 2016

16:00 Registration at the hotel
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome reception for all attendees   

Monday April 18 2016

08:30 Registration & Coffee
09:00 Welcome remarks by Rachel Carnac, Managing Director, Metal Events Ltd, United Kingdom;
09:05 Opening remarks by James Peer, Chairman, MMTA, United Kingdom;
09:10 Keynote presentation by an eminent scientist;
09:45 “Current and emerging applications of Se and Te in optoelectronic devices”, by Dan Hewak, University of Southampton, United Kingdom;
10:15 – 11:15 Coffee 

Session 1: Wonderful world of minor metals: future movers and shakers:
11:15 “The lithium supply chain in batteries and battery materials”, by Martin Steinbild, Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing, Albemarle, Germany;
11:45 “Tantalum and niobium myths”, by David Henderson, President, Rittenhouse International Resources LLC, USA;
12:15 “Hafnium in aerospace applications”, by Alister MacDonald, Consultant, Alkane Resources Ltd., Australia;
12:45 “Self-healing in metallo-ceramics and the use of minor metals”, by Professor Sybrand van der Zwatt, Novel Aerospace Materials Group, Faculty Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands;
13:15 – 14:30 Luncheon 

14:30 Session 2: Interactive session on conflict metals and REACH implementation:
14:30 “Tungsten - conflict free from mine to consumer”, by Steffan Schmidt, Project Manager – International Mining, Wolfram Bergbau und Hutten AG, Austria and Chairman of the Board of the Tungsten Industry – Conflict Mineral Council (TI-CMC);
15:05 “Are you ready to comply with the REACH 2018 registration deadline?” by Karine van de Velde, KV Consulting Services & REACH Orphan Substances Consortium, Belgium; 

16:15 MMTA’s AGM

18:00 – 20:00 MMTA Reception for all attendees on board the Het Wapen van Amsterdam kindly sponsored by C. Steinweg Handelsveem.

Tuesday April 19 2016

09:15 Welcome remarks
Session 3: Overview for steel and alloys: 
09:20 “Alloy steel markets outlook”, by Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR, Austria;
09:50 “Developments in molybdenum”, by Kevin Pritchett, Head of Molybdenum Sales & Marketing, KGHM International Ltd, Canada;
10:20 – 11:15 Coffee
Session 4: The diagnosis for minor metals post Fanya:
11:15 “Expectations for bismuth in a post-Fanya world”, by Sebastian Voigt, Hunan Jinwang Bismuth Industrial Co Ltd, China;
11:45 “Selenium in infrared technology”, by Funsho Ojobuoboh, Consultant, Vital Materials Co Ltd, USA;
12:15 “Recycling and recovery of minor metals from residues”, by Koen t’Hoen, Managing Director, M&R Claushuis, The Netherlands;
12:45 “Indium Market: after the Fanya years”, by Brian O’Neill, Marketing Manager, AIM – Minor Metals, USA;
13:15 Q&A and closing remarks
13:20 – 14:30 Luncheon and close of conference 

***This is a provisional programme and may be subject to change***


5N Plus Belgium S.A.
5N Plus Inc
Aaron Ferer & Sons Co
Advanced Alloy Services Ltd
AIM Specialty Materials
Alex Stewart (International) Corporation
Alfred H Knight International Ltd
Alkane Resources Ltd
All Metals & Materials Inc
Amalgamet Canada
Amalgamated Metal Corporation
Ampere Alloys
Antwerp Commodity Services
A&R Merchants Inc
Areva NP
Argus Media
Asian Metal
Atlantic Metals & Alloys LLC
Aurubis AG
Avas Trading Ltd
Avon Specialty Metals Ltd
Beijing Boyu Semiconductor Craftsman Vessel Co Ltd
Beijing Jiya Semicondutor Material Company Ltd
BIT Fondel B.V.
Bomet Holding Inc
Buss & Buss Spezialmetalle GmbH
China National Nonferrous Metals Imp. & Exp. Jiangxi Co Ltd
China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA)
CMK- The Gallium Arsenide Company
CRM Alliance ASBL
Cronimet Central Africa
C. Steinweg (Baltimore) Inc
C. Steinweg Belgium N.V.
C. Steinweg Handelsveem
Darton Commodities Ltd
Delft University of Technology
EAC Corporation
E&C Trading
Earth Metals LLC
ELG Utica Alloys Ltd
Environmetals LLC
Euro-Rijn International BV
Eutectix LLC
Evans Analytical Group
Exotech Inc
FAM International Corp
FIT Metals & Resources Ltd
F.W. Hempel Metallurgical GmbH
GE Aviation
GE Power
Glencore International AG
Guizhou Hengzhou Trading Co Ltd
Hempel Metals UK Ltd
Hickman, Williams & Company
Hudson Metal Corp
Hunan Jinwang Bismuth Industrial Co Ltd
H.W. Wood Lloyds Insurance Brokers
Indium Corp of America
Indium Corp
Innova Recycling
International Magnesium Association
Jean Goldschmidt International SA
Jiangxi Copper Corporation
Jiujiang Jinxin Non-Ferrous Metals Co Ltd
Kailida of Changsha High New Tech
KGHM Polska Miedz S.A.
KV Consulting Service
Lambert Metals International Ltd
Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd
Magnesium Elektron
Maritime House Ltd
Metal Do Co Ltd
Metalink International Co Ltd
Metherma KG
Minchem Limited
Molycorp Inc
Molycorp Silmet
M&R Claushuis
NEC TOKIN Corporation
Penningtons Manches LLP
Plansee SE
Powmet Inc
Resource Capital Funds
Retorte GmbH
Rhecoder Special Metals
Rhenium Alloys Inc
RJH Trading Ltd
Rio Tinto London Ltd
Rittenhouse International Resources LLC
Rolls Royce plc
Sargon Holdings Inc
Scandmetal International SA
Siegfried Jacob Metallwerke GmbH & Co KG
Shaanxi Huadian Resin Co Ltd
Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc
Strategic Metals Investment Ltd
Telex Metals LLC
Terra Commodities LLC
Titan International Inc
Tradium GmbH
Tranzact Inc
Traxys Europe SA
Traxys North America
Umicore Precious Metals & Refining
University of Southampton
Vital Materials Co Ltd
Vollers Netherlands B.V.
Wogen Resources Ltd
Wolfram Bergbau und Huetten AG
Wolfram CJSC
Womet GmbH
Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co Ltd
Zhuzhou Smelter Imp. & Exp. Co Ltd 


The current fee for MMTA Members is £895  (plus 21 % VAT) for all registrations received by 25 February 2016.

The current fee for Non-Members is £995 (plus 21% VAT) for all registrations received by 25 February 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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