The MMTA is delighted to announce that the 2017 Minor Metals Conference will be held at The Conrad Hotel, Dublin on April 24th - April 26th 2017

This year’s conference attracted more than 250 attendees and was among our greatest successes with more member and non-member companies attending, almost twice as many Asian companies as previously, and significantly more first-time delegates!

We believe that a programme of strong and enthusiastic speakers, alongside a growing interest in the MMTA, not to mention the location, played a huge part in that success.

This year will not disappoint, as we relocate to Ireland’s lively and friendly capital. Not only is Dublin the place for a good pint of Guinness – we swear it tastes different there! – it is also full of history and culture which we vow to make the most of with our series of networking drinks receptions and events. Of course, our programme of speakers will continue to be the highlight of the conference and we look forward to announcing our speakers as the programme takes shape.

The conference is not only the highlight of the global minor metals industry calendar, it is the go-to event to meet, share and learn.

Speakers for 2017 include:

The MMTA’s Popular Science Talk: Laurence Knight, Producer, BBC World Service, and Andrea Sella, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University College London, will take a tour around some of the amazing minor metals elements that make up our industry. The BBC World Service has just completed its Elements programme, which took a close look at chemical elements, the basic building blocks of the universe. Where do we get them, what do we use them for and how do they fit into our economy?

“Developments in aero-engines and material choice”, by Bill Reid, Strategic Sourcing Manager: airfoil castings, forgings and mill products, Pratt & Whitney, USA;

“Delivering a conflict-free supply chain”, by Carolyn Duran, Director, Global Supply Management, Intel Corp, USA;

“An update on specialty and stainless markets”, by Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR GmbH, Austria;

“Coatings for gas turbine blades”, by Dr Lisa O’Donoghue, University of Limerick, Ireland;

“Tomtor — an alternative source of supply for scandium and niobium”, by Alexander Malakh, Chairman of the Board, TriArc Mining Ltd;

“Energy storage and its applications”, by Professor Peter Hall, Chair in Chemical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK;

“Lithium and cobalt supply requirements for batteries”, by Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Minerals Ltd, UK;

“Future applications for minor metals: Bi, In, Se, Ge & Ga”, by Dominic Boyle, PPM Pure Metals GmbH, Germany;

Programme Timings:

Monday 24 April
09:00 Golf Tournament at the K Club – Sponsored by ICD Alloys & Metals Inc
17:00 Registration at The Conrad
18:00-20:00 – Welcome reception for all attendees

Tuesday 25 April
08:45 Registration & Coffee
Welcome remarks
Session 1: 09:00-11:00
11:00-12:00 Coffee
Session 2: 12:00-13:30
13:30-14:15 Luncheon
14:30 MMTA’s AGM

Wednesday April 26
Session 3: 09:30-10:45
10:45-11:40 Coffee
Session 5: 11:40-13:00
13:00-14:30 Luncheon and close of conference 

New Enhanced MMTA Member Conference Rates

As part of our review of Member benefits, MMTA members will pay the special rate of £600 per person, a full £350 saving on the non-members’ rate during the early-bird period that expires on October 28 2016. Non-members rates are also very competitive and offer great value for money – the early-bird rate is £950 per person and expires on January 11.



If you would like information about how to join the MMTA and take advantage of this great rate, there is still time to apply, so please contact



International Minor Metals Conference Rates 2017


Member Price

Non Member Price

Expiry Date

1st Level – Members Only Early Bird


Members Only

28th October 2017

2nd Level - Early Bird



11th January 2017

3rd Level



15th February 2017

4th Level



 13th March 2017

5th Level



 24th April 2017

To register for the MMTA's International Minor Metals Conference, click HERE, or email:

And that’s not all – we are delighted that ICD Alloys & Metals are hosting an optional Golf Tournament for registered delegates at the world renowned K Club on Monday 24 April 2017. More details on how to book will follow shortly but, to register your interest, please contact


ICD Alloys & Metals trade minor metals and ferro-alloys, including antimony, cadmium, bismuth, manganese, cobalt, ferro-molybdenum, ferro-vanadium, ferro-titanium and ferro-silicon. We are delighted with their involvement and are sure that the golf tournament will be a huge success!

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The MMTA conference provides a great platform for companies to promote and market their businesses, and not only to delegates attending the event; sponsoring part of the conference, whether it’s a golf hole or one of the evening receptions also offers wider promotion via the sponsorship links on the MMTA’s and Metal Events Ltd’s websites for several months, at a time when large number of potential delegates are visiting our sites.

So if you’re planning your 2017 marketing strategy, the MMTA conference is a great option.

For further details about our sponsorship packages please contact


Companies Already Registered

Alfred H Knight International Ltd

Ampere Alloys

BBC World Service

Benchmark Minerals Ltd

Cellmark Metals AB

C. Steinweg Handelsveem B.V.

Darton Commodities Ltd

EAC Corporation

Exotech Inc

Glencore International AG

ICD Alloys & Metals Inc

Indium Corp


Lambert Metals International Ltd

Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd

Penningtons Manches LLP

PPM Pure Metals GmbH

Pratt & Whitney

Rittenhouse International Resources LLC

Rhenium Alloys Inc


Terra Commodities LLC

Todini & Co

Toma Group OU

TriArc Mining

University of Limerick

University of London

University of Sheffield

W.H. Ferer Co LLC 



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