2019, June 10-12
Monday, June 10 to Wednesday, June 12.
200+ delegates registered, a new record high for an IMnI Conference!
Optional Technical Tours to OFZ plant in Slovakia or Eramet and Ferroglobe’s plants in Dunkirk, on Thursday, June 13. Open to conference delegates only.
Companies registered to date:
Afro Minerals Trading AG
Alloys Consulting Luxembourg
Asia Minerals Ltd
Barry Rogliano Salles
BDG Metal & Power Limited
Bhartia Non Conventional Products
Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad
Charisma Resources Ltd.
CITIC Commodities Pte Ltd.
CITIC Dameng Mining Indstries Limited
Compania Minera Autlan, SAB de C.V.
Compagnie Minière du Littoral
Dameng Resources Limited
DCM Alloys GmbH
Demeka Mining Inc.
Distribucion de Polishing Refractarios y Ceramica S.L.
East India Trading Co.
Element 25 Limited
E Plus Company
Eramet Comilog Manganese
FeConsult and Trading
Full Comex Trading SA
Geofirm EA. Ltd
Glencore International AG
Guangxi Guikang New Materials Co., Ltd.
Guangxi Hourong Trading Company
Gulf Manganese Corporation Limited
Japan Ferroalloy Association
JFE Shoji Trade Corporation
Jupiter Mines Limited
Kalahari Trading AG
Kalon Resources Pte. Ltd.
Kudumane Manganese Resources
L&M Rohstoffhandelsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
London Commodity Intelligence Bureau Ltd.
Mali Manganese SA
Manganese Metal Company (MMC)
Manganese Products Corporation
Maringá Ferro-Liga S.A.
Marubeni Tetsugen Co., Ltd.
McKinsey & Company Inc. France
Micromesh Minerals & Metals
Million Link (China) Investment Ltd.
Minerais U.S. LLC
Mitra S.K. Hong Kong Limited
Mizushima Ferroalloy Co.
Nippon Denko Co., Ltd.
Ntsimbintle Mining (Pty) Ltd.
OM Holdings Ltd.
Ore & Metal Company Ltd
Oswald Minerals Limited
Prosperous Resources (HK) Limited
Radhika Metals & Minerals
S.H. Bell Company
S.K. Sarawagi & Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Sarda Metals & Alloys Ltd.
Shaanxi Sinian Metal & Mining Co., Ltd.
Shanghai J. Sun Trading Consultants Lt.
Shanghai Qunxian International Trade Co., Ltd.
Shyam Ferro Alloys Ltd.
Shyam Sel and Power Ltd.
Sinosteel Resources Company Limited
Tata Steel Limited
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Transalloys (Pty) Ltd.
Traxys Europe S.A.
Tremond Metals Corp.
Tshipi e Ntle Manganese Mining (Pty) Ltd.
Turfes Alyaj Dis Ticaret Ltd.
Ultrabulk South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
United Manganese of Kalahari
Voestalpine Rohstoffbeschaffungs GmbH
World Metals & Alloys (FZC)
Xiangxi Minmetals Co., Ltd.
YASAI Resources LLP
Aloys d’Harambure is the Executive Director of the International Manganese Institute, the Paris-based organisation representing the global manganese industry. Aloys joined the IMnI in 2014, as Market Research Manager, focusing on analysing the supply and demand fundamentals of the manganese business. He is a graduate from Montreal business school HEC, where he specialised in market intelligence. Prior to joining the IMnI, he was Business Analyst at the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA). Aloys is a regular speaker at metal and mineral industry events, and other conferences worldwide.
Anthony De Carvalho
Joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2006, where he currently works as a senior economist and heads the Steel Unit within the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. His primary duties include contributing to the policy work of the OECD Steel Committee, an intergovernmental forum for dialogue on challenges facing the global steel industry and policy approaches to promote more open markets for steel. He also participates in the OECD’s work to facilitate the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity, a G20 initiative established in late 2016. Prior to joining the OECD, Anthony worked as a research economist at the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), in Helsinki, Finland, where he did macroeconomic and commodity price forecasting, and was editor of the Institute’s quarterly journals The Finnish Economy and Society and International Economic Outlook. Anthony received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2000. As a university student, Anthony held short positions at the U.S. International Trade Commission (working in the office of Commissioner Crawford) and spent several years as graduate research assistant in the Economics Department of George Mason University. He has published articles including in the Asian Economic Journal. Anthony was born in Monte Estoril, Portugal in 1968. He is a citizen of the United States and Portugal.
Joined ArcelorMittal in 2004 and since then has taken up roles in Strategy, M&A, Business Development, Operational Excellence, Transformation, Procurement and Supply Chain at Corporate and Segment levels. Before joining the Group, Denis was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co for over 6 years. Denis holds a BSc. degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a MBA with majors in Finance, Marketing and Strategic Management from the University of Chicago, USA. Along with his work at ArcelorMittal Denis also took the role as the Chairman of the Raw Materials Expert Group of WSA (World Steel Association) over 4 years from March 2012 till March 2016.
Started his career as a Mining Analyst. For a decade, he worked for mining research companies and metal trading companies, as an Analyst and Trading sStrategist. His focus was predominantly on steel, iron ore, coal and manganese. He has held seats on the Statistics Committees of two international industry bodies (manganese and chrome). Denny joined Clarksons four years ago as a Dry Bulk Analyst, shifting his focus towards the freight markets, while keep one foot firmly in commodities. He now is in a business development role; reaching out to commodity industries in which Clarksons has less of an established presence, and building relationships with new mining companies that have yet to begin shipping. Denny has degrees in economics from the University of Birmingham and the Sorbonne in Paris, and a Masters Degree in International Politics from the University of London.
Dr. Brandon Cline
Joined the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) in September 2017. He received his PhD from the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in Germany and has over 17 years of academic research experience in neurodegenerative diseases and affective disorders. He brings to the IMnI and the Manganese Industry extensive understanding of the possible neurological risk of Manganese and the ability to engage challenges using sound science. Dr. Cline strives to meet all issues relating to Health, Safety and the Environment and regulations facing the manganese.
Dr. Ulrike Dydak
"Dr. Ulrike Dydak, Professor of Health Sciences at Purdue University. After studying physics and mathematics at the University of Vienna, Austria, Dr. Dydak received her PhD and postdoctoral training in physics and engineering of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland. Dr. Dydak’s research is focused on the development and application of novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) techniques to study brain metal accumulations and metabolic effects in welders exposed to manganese and other metals through welding fumes. For this work she received the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) award from NIEHS. Over the past five years she built up a unique cohort of welders, who are being followed with neuroimaging, measures of biomarkers – such as toe nail clippings, cognitive and motor testing and personal exposure measurements at their work place. Dr. Dydak also collaborated with the German WELDOX II study on manganese exposure. Currently, she is using neuroimaging and biomarker techniques to study thresholds of effect, reversibility and finding markers for individual risk assessment in welders. Dr. Dydak is the director of the Purdue Life Science MRI Facility, which she founded with funds from NIH, and holds adjunct faculty appointments with the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and with the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University."
Is the Editorial Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit, where he leads the EIU's country, industry and data analysis and forecasting teams. In this position he plays a key role in shaping the company's response to events and in overseeing the suite of core subscription products to ensure standards of editorial excellence are maintained. He also has oversight of the editorial integrity and independence of all EIU-branded businesses within the Economist Group. Before becoming Editorial Director, Robert was Country Publishing Director and, before that, he led the EIU's Global Forecasting unit. In this latter capacity, Robert led the EIU's response to the global financial and economic crises and he remains an expert on global political and economic issues. Recent highlights include developing the EIU's China strategy and spearheading the company's recent expansion of its China city analysis, and devising the rollout of the EIU's new "Events" service, reorganising the editorial team to integrate the production of quick-response daily analysis with continued output of monthly and quarterly core subscription products. Robert also plays a leading role in communicating the EIU's views to high-level audiences around the world. His external activities have included advising company boards on strategy, keynotes at large corporate gatherings and event chairing. Robert joined the Economist Group in 1997. As well as living in Japan in the 1990s, in the 1980s he attended Voronezh University in the Soviet Union and worked for two years in geriatric care in West Berlin. He is a fluent speaker of Japanese and holds a bachelors and masters degree from Cambridge University. Specialties: global economic/political issues, developed and emerging market economies and politics, Japan and China, China business, political risk analysis, economic forecasting, new product development and strategy, subscription publishing, online publishing, change management within teams, large-team management, team development
Has 21 years’ experience working as an economist and consultant in the Ferroalloy Industry. From 2007 to 2009, Kevin Fowkes was a Business Development Manager in the Metals Division of Privat Group. Before that he was the Senior Market Analyst for the Norwegian ferroalloy group Elkem, and a consultant for Hatch Beddows and CRU International. Since 2009, Kevin has run AlloyConsult, his own company, which provides bespoke consulting services to the ferroalloy industry. Kevin Fowkes is a graduate of the London School of Economics.
Paul Desportes has joined the Eramet Group in 1990 and has been working in various positions related to sales and marketing of nickel, manganese and specialty steel. He has lived in the USA, France and Italy and is currently based in the head-office in Paris. He has been promoted the beginning of 2017 Senior VP Commercial of Eramet Mining and Metals Division in charge essentially of marketing both nickel and manganese produced within the group.
Is Chief Executive Officer of Ferroglobe since December 23, 2015, when the company was created as a result of the merger of Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals. Pedro Larrea was Executive Chairman of Grupo FerroAtlántica since December 2012. He joined Grupo FerroAtlántica as CEO in 2011. Before joining Grupo FerroAtlántica, Pedro Larrea developed most of his professional career in the energy sector. For thirteen years (1996-2009), he worked in Endesa, the biggest power company in Spain and Latin America, where he reached the position of Chairman and CEO of Endesa Latinoamérica, with total revenues above 8 bn€ and EBITDA above 3 bn€. In Endesa he also held positions related to raw materials management, long term planning, risk management and M&A. He served in the Board of Directors of Enersis (2007-2009) and Endesa Chile (1999-2002 and 2006-2007), both public Chilean companies listed in NYSE. Pedro Larrea has also worked in management consulting firms like PwC (2010-2011), where he lead the energy sector practice in the Spanish office, and McKinsey & Company, in Spain, Latin America and the USA (1989-1995).
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|Latest developments in the steel market – Denis Alvarenga, Head of Global and European Procurement Strategy, Digital Transformation, Arcelor Mittal.||Login|
|Toenails and Hair: Valid Biomarkers for Manganese Exposure? – Dr Ulrike Dydak, Professor of Health Sciences, Purdue University, USA||Login|
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|How the Manganese Industry Can Use Freight to its Advantage – Denny Sabah, Business Development, Clarksons Platou||Login|
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