IMnI News Archives


A New Market Analyst for the IMnI (March 2007)

After almost three years with the IMnI, Market Analyst Damien Francaviglia has decided to return to the United States and pursue his career there.  December 15th will be his last day at the Institute.  Thanks to his concerted efforts, IMnI’s market research is considered today to be the best available on the Mn industry.   IMnI’s Board, Statistics Committee and staff wish Damien and his family all the best in their new pursuits.

Mark Camaj has joined IMnI as Market Analyst, replacing Damien Francaviglia.  A US citizen married to a French woman, Mark holds degrees in Accounting, Finance and Economics, and is finishing an MBA in International Finance by correspondence. Before moving to Paris, he worked as a compensation analyst and, before that, as an accountant/auditor. He also spent a year working in Taipei.  His wide skill set and outgoing personality make him ideal for the job.

You can write him at


Mn REACH Consortium Workshop

IMnI hosted a Mn REACH Consortium Workshop on Wednesday, October 10, in London.

The aims of the workshop were to give information on:

  • What REACH Requires of Your Company,
  • The Mn REACH Consortium: How it Works and How to Join.

To access the presentations given at the workshop, click here.

IMnI Signs Declaration on Recycling for Sustainable Development. For text, click here

2007 IMnI Annual Conference: Record Attendance

The conference opened on Sunday, June 17th and closed with a banquet dinner on Tuesday, June 19th.  Vienna was the host city and the gracious, centrally-located Grand Hotel, the venue.

The conference theme this year was: CIS, Steel Industry and REACH.

To access the presentations, click here.


2006 IMnI Annual Conference

Last year’s Annual Conference took place in Cape Town, at the Table Bay Hotel (on the waterfront), from Sunday, June 11th through Tuesday, June 13th. The conference theme was ambitious:  “Looking to The Future: Scenarios for 2025”. Speakers addressed their subjects (ranging from the economy, the developing world, Mn industry, environmental & health issues…) by proposing possible scenarios of what could happen over the next 20 years.

To read more and view the presentations, click here.


IMnI Two China Seminars Held in Changsha were a success! (March, 2006)

Over 180 people attended each of the seminars: "Mn Ore & Alloys - Overview and Outlooks for the Future" and "EMM & EMD: Overview and Outlooks for the Future" held in Changsha.

The aim of the seminars was to have our Chinese members and local authorities exchange information on recent developments within China's Mn industry. Thanks to the excellent presentations (click here), the objective was more than met.


IMnI has released its 2005 Annual Review

To view the document, click here.


IMnI has moved   (September, 2005)

The new offices are more efficient than the old and located in the heart of Paris, between the Concorde and the Madeleine, where restaurants, hotels and fine shops abound. They are also a short walk from Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, the city’s famous department stores, and the Champs-Elysées. Our phone and fax numbers remain unchanged. 


2005 Annual Conference    (June, 2005)

The International Manganese Institute held its 31st Annual Conference earlier this month (June 1-3) in St Andrews. Two themes dominated the program:  industry trends and news from member companies.  Occupational health, environmental and safety issues were also addressed.  All presentations made at the Conference are available in English and Chinese on the IMnI website: Click here.

2006 Annual Conference will be held in Cape Town June 11th – 13th, 2006. Technical tours will be arranged just prior to the conference.

The 2004 IMnI Annual Review now available     (May, 2005)


The 2004 Annual Review, the first to be published by IMnI, highlights the activities and accomplishments of the association over the past year, as well as providing an overview of the industry and its major milestones.  It is available in both English and Chinese on the IMnI website


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