MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference

Fairmont Royal York Hotel,Toronto, Canada
April 27-29 2015


MMTA 国际小金属会议报名表

The MMTA is returning to North America with its annual conference in April this year. As always we have an excellent line up of speakers at the conference which is now considered the premier minor metals event in the industry calendar. Toronto is a key location and is easily accessible from  Asia, Europe and other areas in the US.

The conference programme will address issues and developments across a range of minor metals including cobalt, rhenium, molybdenum, lithium, titanium, rare earths, magnesium, germanium, gallium, silicon, antimony, indium, selenium, tellurium, tantalum, tungsten, vanadium and so on. It will focus on those areas where minor metals play a vital role, for instance in aviation, automotive, batteries, renewable energy and electronics amongst other end-use sectors.

We are delighted to announce, that as part of the conference, 5N Plus is kindly sponsoring a reception at the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF).  This is home to the historic Stanley Cup which is the greatest prize in ice hockey.  The reception will be held in the Esso Great Hall on Tuesday 28 April for all registered delegates.  You can click here to read more about the HHOF.

Mississauga Metals & Alloys will kindly sponsor the coffee breaks during the event.

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

With over 200 delegates representing  producers, processors, end-users and manufacturers, sponsorship is an extremely cost effective way for you to promote your company to the minor metals industry.  It is for this reason that so many companies sponsor this event on an annual basis. We have various packages on offer so if you would like more information on availability and rates please contact sales& (for genuine emails please replace & with @).


Monday 27 April 2015
17:00  Registration at Royal York Fairmont Hotel
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 28 April 2015
08:45 Registration 
Session 1: Trends in minor metals – outlook for materials in aerospace:
09:00 Welcome remarks by Rachel Carnac, Managing Director, Metal Events Ltd, UK;
09:05 Opening remarks by Roy Walton, Chairman, MMTA, UK;
09:15 “Aerospace material and manufacturing evolution: Current state and future implications”, by Bill Bihlman, President, Aerolytics LLC, USA;
09:45 “Outlook for metals in aero-engines”, by Steve Ciccalone, Commodity Manager, Metals and Mill Products, United Technologies Corporation, USA;
10:15 “The rise of multi-metal aerospace applications “, by Boyd Mueller, Vice President Research and Technology, Alcoa, USA;
10:45 Coffee sponsored by Mississauga Metals & Alloys
Session 2: Minor metals in electronics and new technology:
11:30 “How new applications will impact demand for electronic metals”, by Michael Benson, Business Development Manager, 5N Plus, Canada;
12:00 “CdTe thin film technology overview – achievements and opportunities”, by Jigish Trivedi, Vice President – Technology Integration, First Solar, USA;
12.30 “An overview of antimony: Tri-Star Resources’ role as a non-Chinese antimony producer and as a future supplier from mine to metal”, by Emin Eyi, Managing Director, Tri-Star Resources, Canada;
13:00 -14:30 Luncheon
Session 3: Developments in In, Bi & Ge:
14:30 “An overview of the indium market”, by Malcolm Harrower, Global Sales Manager Compounds, Indium Corp., UK;
15:00 “The development and outlook of China’s indium, bismuth and germanium industry”, by Tang Wujun, Vice-President, CNIA, InBiGe Branch, China;

16:00 MMTA’s AGM

18:00 – 20:30  MMTA reception at the Hockey Hall of Fame sponsored by 5N Plus

Wednesday 29 April 2015
09:25 Welcome remarks
Session 4: Minor metals in batteries:
09:30 “IBM’s Battery 500 project – an overview”, by Ho-Cheol Kim, Manager, Energy Research, Master Inventor, IBM Research, USA;
09:55 “An overview of batteries: which technology and the how what where of cobalt, lithium and graphite”, by Jon Hykawy, President & Director, Stormcrow, Canada;
10:15 Coffee sponsored by Mississauga Metals & Alloys
Session 5: Minor metals in alloys:
11:15 “The quest for temperature: How alloy development propelled the evolution of the gas turbine and how rhenium and hafnium played their part”, by Anthony Lipmann, Managing Director, Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd, UK;
12:00 “Tantalum outlook in capacitors”, by Bill Millman, Technical & Quality Director, AVX Corporation, UK;
12:30 Luncheon and close of conference

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

Join 200 delegates who have already registered 


5N Plus
Aaron Ferer & Sons Co
Advanced Alloys Services Ltd
Advanced Material Japan Corporation
Aerolytics LLC
Alfred H Knight International
All Metal & Materials Inc
Amalgamated Metal Corporation
American Flux & Metal
Aminco Resources
Ampere Alloys
Argus Media
A& R Merchants Inc
Atlantic Metals & Alloys Inc
Aurubis AG
Avalon Rare Metals Inc
AVAS Trading Ltd
Avon Metals
Beijing Jiya Semiconductor Material Co Ltd
Bomet Alloys
Brown Brothers Harriman
Buss & Buss Spezialmetalle GmbH
Campine NV
Canadian German Chamber of Industry & Commerce Inc
China National Nonferrous Metals Imp. & Exp. Jiangxi Corp Ltd
CMK s.r.o.
Climax Molybdenum
Codelco USA Inc
Colonial Metals Inc
Comsup Commodities Inc
CP Metals Inc
CRONIMET Central Africa AG
C. Steinweg (USA) Inc
C. Steinweg Handelsveem B.V.
C. Steinweg Belgium N.V.
Damo Resources (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Darton Commodities Limited
D Block Metals LLC
Deccan Alloys Pvt Ltd
Deer Horn Capital
Defense Logistics Agency
Dubal International
EAC Corporation
Earth Metals LLC
Earthstar Metals
Environmetals LLC
Euro-Rijn International BV
Eutectix LLC
FAM International Corp
First Solar Inc
Firth Rixson Metals
Fredstone Materials Inc
F.W. Hempel Metallurgical GmbH
GE Aviation
GE Power & Water
Global Metal Inc
GMH Stachow-Metall GmbH
G. Vogler BV
Hard Assets Investor
H.C. Starck
Hickman, Williams & Co
Hudson Metal & Alloys LLC
Hudson Metals Corp
H.W. Wood Ltd Insurance Brokers
IBM Research
ICD Group
ICD Metals LLC
Indium Corp
Jiujiang Jinxin Non Ferrous Co Ltd
Kailida Co of Changsha High New Technology
Kennecott Molybdenum Company
KGHM Metraco SA
KGHM Polska Miedz S.A.
Korea Zinc
Lambert Metals International Ltd
Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd
LS Nikko Copper Inc
Magnesium Elektron
Maritime House Ltd
Metal Bulletin
Metal Do Co Ltd
Metalink International Co Ltd
Minchem Ltd
Mississauga Metals & Alloys Inc
Molycorp Inc
Molycorp Rare Metals (Utah) Inc
Molycorp Silmet
National Resources Canada
Orchard Material Technology
Pacorini Metals Rotterdam BV
Penningtons Manches LLP
Platotex Technology Company Ltd
PM Recovery Inc
Powmet Inc
Quest Rare Minerals Ltd
Resource Capital Funds Management Pty Ltd
Retorte GmbH
Rhecoder Special Metals
Rhenium Alloys
Rio Tinto
Rittenhouse International Resources LLC
RJH Trading Ltd
RJR Alloys Inc
Rolls Royce
Roskill Information Services
Saatveeka Trading Company
S&A Alloys Inc
Sargon Holdings Inc
Scandinavian Steel AB
Shaanxi Huadian Resin Co Ltd
S.H. Bell Company
Shengyuan Metal Co Ltd
Sovereign International Metal & Alloys Inc
Stormcrow Capital Limited
Strategic Metal Investments Ltd
Teck Metals Ltd
Telex Metals LLC
Terra Commodities LLC
Tetronics International
Thompson Creek Metals Company
Titan International Inc
Todini & Co SPA
Traxys Europe SA
Traxys North America LLC
Tri-Star Resources
UMMC Holding Corp
Umicore Precious Metals Refining
Umicore Thin Film Products
United Technologies Corporation
USGS Geological Survey
Verband Deutscher Metallhändler e.V.
Vital Materials Co Ltd
Voyager Group
William J Hattan Independent Broker
Wogen Resources Ltd
Womet GmbH



The fee is now £1200.

If you would like to pay by credit card you need to register Online (click the online button to be taken to our secure online booking system provided by SAGE PAY). If you would like to pay by wire transfer then please download this PDF  form and we will send you our bank payment details MMTA 2015 International Minor Metals Conference Registration Form Please return the form by fax or e-mail to sales& (for genuine e-mails please replace the & with @)


The full registration fee is £1,200. The 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.