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IMnI Conference 2024 Oman – Press Release

By June 7, 2024June 10th, 2024No Comments

Theme of the conference: Middle East: a future growth driver for the Manganese sector?


This year again, the International Manganese Institute’s 48th Annual Conference remained the world’s biggest Manganese event, gathering in Oman more than 250 delegates from 120 companies, based in 35 countries. This is a new record for attendance at an IMnI conference in our 50-year history!

This event attracted major Manganese ore, alloy, metal and chemical producers, in addition to traders, logistics companies, battery producers and steelmakers.

Industry experts presented on the latest dynamics in the battery, steel and Manganese sectors (presentations are available for IMnI Members on the IMnI extranet, and upon request for non-Members at

The conference was supported by major sponsors, including Autlán, Ore & Metal, South32, OM Holdings, Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining, Maringa Ferro Ligas and World Metals & Alloys.

The event offered countless networking opportunities, during the Welcome Cocktail at the Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton hotel, during networking lunches, social events, the wine-tasting, and gala dinner!

 During the IMnI conference, several delegates attended the technical visit of Sohar Port & Free zone and C. Steinweg at Sohar port:

Sohar Port


Feedback from the delegates after the event:

  • Thank you for the organization of this conference! It was again a great opportunity to meet many people from our industry face-to-face! (Umicore)
  • This conference is one of the nicest conferences I attend (McKinsey)
  • Well done and thank you for the organization (Eramet)
  • Congrats on the excellent conference – I’m really impressed with how the IMnI has organized all of this (Global Sea Mineral Resources)
  • Thank you for a great conference (Sakura Ferroalloys)
  • Thank you for an exceptionally executed conference (Bloomberg)
  • Thank you for the conference – it was great (Traxys)
  • Congratulations on a very enjoyable conference (Project Blue)
  • Thanks for all the work you put in to make another great conference (CRU)

IMnI 2024 Annual Conference Group Photo

12 companies have joined the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) so far in 2024

These companies have been introduced to all other IMnI Members during the Welcome Cocktail of the Oman conference:

IMnI new members 2024

The IMnI now represent 127 major Manganese companies, including 15 in India, and 32 in China!

For more information about the IMnI: or