Tuesday, June 6 – to Friday, June 9
We are happy to confirm that the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) conference in Bangalore is scheduled from Tuesday, June 6 to Thursday, June 8 with optional technical visits on Friday, June 9
The theme this year is “India, the new engine driving the Manganese industry?” and the summary program can be found hereafter:
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Madhavi Arora is the Chief Economist at Emkay Global Institutional Equities desk, one of the leading Indian brokerage houses. She spearheads the Macro research for India and major developed and emerging nations, focusing on policy arena, FX and rates and asset allocation strategies. She has over 15 years of rich experience as a macro economist with reputed banks and brokerages, namely, Kotak, J.P. Morgan and Edelweiss. She also played a pivotal role during formulation of the 11th Five-year plan with the Planning Commission and shared space with eminent economists and policymakers. She is regularly featured in domestic and international print and television media for her markets and macro views. She has also been ranked as the top India growth forecaster Economist and one of the top three women economists in India by Bloomberg.
Jeffrey Donald is the Head of Onshore Development at The Metals Company, an explorer of the world’s largest estimated undeveloped source of manganese and critical battery metals, in the form of high-grade deposits of seafloor polymetallic nodules. He has over 25 years of international experience in the mining and metallurgy business as specialist in the interface between business strategy, capital project scoping, technology, and operational excellence. He is an expert at managing the business case development of complex strategic projects in challenging international environments with multiple stakeholder interests. Dr. Donald has a broad knowledge of all aspects of the mining business, with a basis in metallurgy and process engineering, and has managed a $2.5 billion portfolio projects including greenfield, major expansion, cost optimization, environmental compliance, and de-bottlenecking projects as well as operations and maintenance improvement programs. Dr Donald holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science at the University of Toronto and is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mining at Queen’s University at Kingston, ON.
Dr. A S Firoz
Dr. A. S. Firoz, retired in 2019 from the post of Chief Economist at the Economic Research Unit of the Ministry of Steel, after having put in more than 20 years at that position. He had studied Economics in India’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, to acquire is his Masters (MA) ,M.Phil. and Doctorate (Ph.D.) degrees.
He is a well-known expert and scholar in industrial development and growth issues focused on metal and natural resource industries, energy as also energy related products. He has been working for over 34 years on steel, aluminium, coal ( coking and thermal), metallurgical coke, petroleum coke, iron ore, manganese ore, natural stones, graphite electrodes, etc.. in both Indian and global context.
While on sabbatical from his government position and prior to that, he worked on several important research projects involving coal, iron ore, steel, manganese ore and oil with industry behemoths such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, POSCO, the Aditya Birla Group, etc.. In addition, he was deeply involved in pathbreaking research works with organizations such as Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), National Council for Applied Economic Research ( NCAER), Federation of Indian Mineral Industries ( FIMI), Hatch (UK and China), etc..
Firoz advised the government on various important policy and strategic development matters related to the iron and steel and coal and other related sectors. He is also seen as the architect of India’s Steel Policy 2017.
Currently, he is a strategy adviser on policy and economic affairs and works for multiple organisations on industry and policy related research projects of global importance, including issues such as climate change and decarbonization strategies.
Along with over five hundred publications in academic journals and newspapers, web based research publications, etc., he has addressed over one hundred and fifty international and national seminars and conferences in India and across over twenty five other countries.S. Firoz博士于2019年从钢铁部经济研究单位的首席经济学家职位上退休，他之前已经在该职位上工作了20多年。他曾在印度著名的贾瓦哈拉尔-尼赫鲁大学（新德里）学习经济学，获得硕士（MA）、哲学硕士和博士学位。 他是工业发展和增长问题方面的知名专家和学者，重点研究领域金属和自然资源产业、能源以及能源相关产品。他在印度和全球范围内从事钢铁、铝、煤炭（焦炭和热能）、冶金焦、石油焦、铁矿、锰矿、天然石、石墨电极等方面的研究工作已超过34年。 在从政府工作之余和之前，他与必和必拓、力拓、浦项、阿迪雅-贝拉集团等行业巨头合作，开展了涉及煤炭、铁矿石、钢铁、锰矿和石油的若干重要研究项目。此外，他还深入参与了印度国际经济关系研究委员会（ICRIER）、国家应用经济研究委员会（NCAER）、印度矿产工业联合会（FIMI）、Hatch（英国和中国）等组织的开创性研究工作。 Firoz博士就与钢铁和煤炭及其他相关部门有关的各种重要政策和战略发展事项向政府提供建议。他也被看作是印度2017年钢铁政策的设计师。 目前，他是政策和经济事务的战略顾问，为多个国际组织工作，从事具有全球重要性的行业和政策相关研究项目，包括气候变化和脱碳战略等问题。 他在学术期刊和报纸，网络的研究出版物上发表了五百多篇文章，他在印度和其他二十五个国家的一百五十多个国际和国家研讨会和会议上发表过演讲。
Mr. Sirsendu Mukherjee currently holds the position of Chief Operation, Ferro alloy & mineral division (FAMD) at Tata Steel. He has 25 years of enriching experience in Manufacturing, Marketing & Sales, Procurement and Total Quality Management. Tata Steel India aspires to be 40 million tonnes company by 2030 and FAMD has been entrusted to take a pivotal role in fulfilling the requirement of manganese alloy, key ingredient of steel making. Accordingly, FAMD has firms plans to scale up its captive capacity. Mr. Mukherjee has been instrumental in setting up new plants through organic or inorganic route. Currently, Tata Steel is the largest producer of Ferro Alloys in India with an annual capacity of 450 KTPA.
Dr Doreen McGough
Dr Doreen McGough has over 20 years' work experience in the industry, 14 of which have been spent dealing solely with manganese. She was HSE Director of the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) from 2009-2017, where she had the responsibility of enhancing industry’s understanding of the toxicological/ecotoxicological profile of many manganese-based substances and the corresponding risks and benefits associated with their use. As the Institute’s chief scientist Dr McGough published over 10 peer-reviewed articles concerning manganese. Alongside her work at the IMnI she worked for the Manganese REACH Administration (MARA) on lease as its main scientific advisor where she eventually became the Secretary General in 2017 to Present. As the Secretary General of MARA, Doreen manages and works with over 10 health/safety and regulations consulting firms worldwide made of some 15 renowned scientists. Their work mainly focuses on supporting industry towards smooth regulatory compliances aimed at acquiring a license to trade in the EU. An Anglo-Cameroonian, Dr McGough holds a BSc in biology, an MSc in environmental pollution control, and a doctorate in environmental toxicology from the University of Nottingham (UK) where she began her career as a lecturer. Doreen McGough 博士在该行业拥有超过 20 年的工作经验，其中 14 年专门用于锰产品的处理问题。 2009 年至 2017 年，她担任国际锰协会 (IMnI) 的 HSE 主任，并负责加强行业对许多锰基物质的毒理学/生态毒理学概况以及与其使用相关的相应风险和益处的理解。 作为协会的首席科学家，McGough 博士发表了 10 多篇关于锰的同行评议文章。 除了在国际锰协的工作，她还以合约顾问的形式在锰产品 REACH 管理局 (MARA) 工作，担任其主要科学顾问，并最终于 2017 年成为秘书长至今。 作为 MARA 的秘书长，她管理着全球 10 多家由约 15 位知名科学家组成的健康/安全和法规咨询公司并与之合作。 他们的工作主要侧重于支持行业顺利遵守旨在获得欧盟贸易许可的监管合规性。 作为英语喀麦隆人，McGough 博士拥有英国诺丁汉大学的生物学学士学位、环境污染控制硕士学位和环境毒理学博士学位，她的职业生涯始于诺丁汉大学。
Teboho is a Research Manager at Wood Mackenzie with experience encompassing market research, asset cost analysis as well as consulting and project management. Throughout his career, he has gained deep multi-commodity experience covering several steel alloys as well as some of the raw materials that will be key to driving the energy transition. Currently, Teboho's main focus is on market research and consulting covering the global chromium and manganese markets. This includes new energy applications across these metals.
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.Aloys d'Harambure是国际锰协的执行董事，国际锰协是全球锰行业的代表，坐落于巴黎。Aloys在2014年加入国际锰协，担任市场调查经理，专注于分析锰业的供需基本面。他毕业于蒙特利尔高等商学院，专门从事市场情报工作。在加入国际锰协之前，他是国际铬发展协会（ICDA）的商业分析师。Aloys经常在金属和矿产行业项目以及全球其他会议上发表演讲。
Dr. Agnieszka Leopold holds a Master of Science in Engineering in Chemical Technology from the Poznan University of Technology in Poznan, Poland and a PhD degree in Chemical Process Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. She has an extensive knowledge of the world of chemistry gained having worked in the following fields: research and development in chemical engineering, chemical products safety and regulatory affairs compliance, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, confidential agreements) in chemistry. Agnieszka Leopold 博士在波兰波兹南理工大学获得化学技术科学工程师硕士学位，随后在西班牙巴塞罗那加泰罗尼亚理工大学获得化学工艺工程博士学位。 她在化学领域拥有相当广泛的知识，并具有丰富的从业经验，包括在化学工程研发、化学产品安全和法规事务合规、化工行业中的知识产权（专利、商标、保密协议）等方面。
AUTLÁN is a Mexican company engaged in several markets of MANGANESE and ENERGY, among other industrial sectors. The company was founded in 1953 and has been recognized as a reliable supplier because of its high-quality products and commercial service. Regarding manganese, Autlán is the largest producer of manganese ferroalloys in the Americas, the most important producer of manganese ore in North and Central America and one of the few producers of Alkaline EMD in the western world. Autlán is focused on fulfilling the manganese needs from the steel industry as well as the specialized manganese requirements from the alkakine & dry battery, ceramic and micronutrient producers. The company owns three manganese mining units and three ferroalloy plants in Mexico, as well as an EMD plant in Spain.墨西哥Autlán公司成立于1953年，涉及锰，能源等工业部门。公司凭借优质产品和商业服务获得业内广泛认可，是市场上一家值得信赖的供应商。就锰而言，Autlán是美洲最大的锰铁合金生产商，是北美和中美洲最重要的锰矿生产商，也是西方世界为数不多的几个碱性二氧化锰生产商之一。Autlán 专注于满足钢铁行业的锰需求，以及碱性电池和干电池、陶瓷和微量营养素生产商对锰物质的特殊需求。 该公司在墨西哥拥有三个锰矿单元和三个铁合金工厂，以及在西班牙的一个二氧化锰工厂。
South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, copper, silver, lead, zinc, nickel, metallurgical coal and manganese from our operations in Australia, southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.South32 是一家全球多元化的采矿和金属公司。我们在澳大利亚、南部非洲和南美洲的多条业务生产的大宗商品包括铝土矿、氧化铝、铝、铜、银、铅、锌、镍、冶金煤和锰。 我们专注于增加基本金属业务的覆盖范围，包括在北美的两个待开发项目，并与世界各地的初级勘探公司建立了多个合作伙伴关系。
Transalloys is a well-recognized supplier of silicomanganese and medium carbnon ferromanganese globally, and the only silicomanganese producer in South Africa. The production plant is situated 14 km west of eMalahleni (Witbank) and approximately 90 km east of Pretoria, in the Mpumalanga Province. Manganese ore used in the production process comes from the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, which is known to contain 75% of the world’s identified manganese ore reserves.The smelter complex company was acquired in 2007, and as a result of the concerted effort by the Transalloys’ management team and the employees, the productivity and output of the plant were increased by 50% without the addition of any additional smelting capacity. The plant has the capacity to produce approximately 180 000 tonnes of manganese ferroalloys per annum. The plant itself dates back to the mid-1960’s when the first two furnaces were built, with three more furnaces being added over the following three decades. Currently, there are 5 submerged arc furnaces, with capacity ranging between 22 and 48 MVA. Transalloys has completed the construction and commissioning of a UHT oxygen blown converter during Q3 of 2020. Typically, one of the SiMn furnaces is periodically converted to HCFeMn production, which serves as feedstock to the converter for conversion to MCFeMn, which is then produced on a campaign basis. The standard grade silicomanganese contains a minimum of 16.5% of silicon, 65 to 67% of manganese and a maximum of 2% carbon. Medium carbon ferromanganese contains a minimum of 80 % manganese, less than 1.5 % carbon and less than 1.0 % silicon. Transalloys 是一家在全球范围内获得认可的硅锰生产商，也是南非唯一的硅锰生产商。其工厂位于普马兰加省境内，在eMalahleni (Witbank)以西14公里、Pretoria以东90公里处。生产所用的锰矿主要来自北开普省，该区域内锰矿总量占全球已探明锰矿储量的75%。 公司成立于2007年。当时俄罗斯多元投资公司Renova集团收购了该工厂。在Renova公司战略领导，及Transalloys管理团队和员工的不懈努力下，该工厂在没有额外增加冶炼产能的情况下实现了生产率和产量双双50%的增长。目前该工厂可生产18万吨硅锰。2018年，Renova集团出售了其在Transalloys公司51%的股份给以色列和瑞士的投资者。 公司工厂的历史可以追溯到上世纪60年代中期，那时建造了两个初代的熔炉。一直发展到如今工厂拥有5个矿热炉，产量在 22 至 48 MVA 之间。Transalloys 已在 2020 年第三季度完成了超高温吹氧转炉的建设和调试。通常情况下，其中一台硅锰炉会定期转换去生产高碳锰铁，并作为转炉的原料，用于中碳锰铁的生产。后者的生产活动是按照批次进行的。 标准级硅锰硅含量最低为 16.5%，锰含量为 65% 至 67%，碳含量最高为 2%。中碳锰铁至少含有 80% 的锰、低于 1.5% 的碳和低于 1.0% 的硅。
Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining Proprietary Limited is an independently operated and managed, black empowered manganese ore producer. Tshipi é Ntle means “beautiful steel” in the local Tswana language.
Tshipi is not only the largest single manganese mine and exporter from South Africa but is also one of the five largest manganese ore exporters globally.
Based in the Kalahari Manganese Field (KMF), the largest manganese-bearing geological formation in the world, Tshipi Borwa Mine is a shallow open-cast operation developed on a large and homogenous ore body with a currently confirmed life of mine reserve of approximately 30 years.Tshipi é Ntle是一家由黑人锰矿生产商独立运作和管理的锰矿开采有限公司。在当地茨瓦纳语中，Tshipi é Ntle意为美丽的钢铁。Tshipi不仅是南非最大的单一锰矿开采商和出口商，也是全球五大锰矿出口商之一。该公司位于卡拉哈里锰矿区，该区域被认为拥有全球最大的锰矿组。Tshipi Borwa矿是在一个单一大型矿体上进行露天开采，已确认的开采寿命为30年。
United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) is a South African company, mining manganese in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The Kalahari manganese fields are regarded as the largest manganese ore deposit globally. Established in 2005, UMK is 51% black owned and is the 4th largest manganese exporter in South Africa. In 2018 the mineral resources were estimated at 607mt with 200mt in measured and indicated categories. Mineral Reserves for Open Pit Mining are estimated at 112mt that provides a life of Open Pit Mine of more than 30 years.卡拉哈里联合锰业（UMK）是一家南非矿业公司，在南非北开普省John Taole Gaetsewe区的卡拉哈里锰矿区开展业务。卡拉哈里锰矿区被认为是全球最大的锰矿床。该公司成立于2005年，是一家51%黑人控股的公司，是南非第四大锰矿出口商。2018年该公司矿产资源估计为6.07亿吨，其中实测和指示类矿产2亿吨。露天矿的矿产储量估计为1.12亿吨，开采寿命超过30年。
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