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NiCoMo | 1 — 2 March 2018

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Thursday 1 March | NiCoMo Event day one

08:00 Registration and Morning Coffee
09:00 Producer's Welcome
Tonika Campbell
, Metals Conference Producer, Argus
09:15 Chairperson's Welcome
Nigel Tunna, Vice President, Metals Business Development, Argus

Pricing and Market Overview

09:30
Cobalt Global Outlook and Challenges
  • Cobalt market review
  • Cobalt for a modern sustainable world
  • Prospects and key challenges
David Weight, President, The Cobalt Development Institute (CDI)
10:00 
An Update on the Chrome Industry
  • Global market update
  • Chrome ore supply: An overview
  • New applications and end uses of chrome
  • Chrome demand: A review of the stainless steel and chemical markets
Philippe Richard, Secretary General, International Chromium Development Association
10:30 
Outlook for Low-Carbon and Medium Ferro-Chrome
  • Current market overview
  • Price developments and trade restrictions
  • Analysing supply and demand for FeCr products
  • How is high-carbon FeCr faring within current market conditions? 
  • Future market prospects
Claes Lundman, General Manager Cell Mark Metals Division, Cell Mark Metals / Sonaco Trading 
11:00  People Bingo Networking and Morning Break 

Sourcing and Supply

11:30

Global Molybdenum Supply and Demand

  • What are the growing demand trends and deficits?
  • Will stainless steel drive molybdenum?
  • Addressing oversupply in China and future global concerns
  • Molybdenum prices: 2017 trends and how they affect the outlook for 2018
Barbara Buck, Vice-President for Sales and Marketing, Climax Molybdenum Company
12:00
Nickel and Cobalt in Asia-Pacific
  • Analysing nickel and cobalt supply and demand in Asia-Pacific
  • Assessing mining policies in Indonesia and the Philippines
  • New cobalt production: What is due on stream and when?
  • How has the relaxation of Indonesian nickel ore exports affected stainless steel investment in the country?
  • Stainless steel demand in China: Will it continue to grow?
Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Norilsk Nickel
 12:30  Networking Lunch Break
14:00 Analysing the Iranian Chrome and Ferrochrome Market
  • Mining and mining industries in Iran
  • Macroeconomics and its connection with foreign investment
  • Assessing the ferrochrome and chrome market in the middle east
  • Sourcing and processing in the region
Mahdi Ghaffari, Senior Expert of International Relations, Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO)
Fariborz Ghani, Expert of Managing Director's Office, Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO)
14:30

Unconventional Cobalt Deposits and their Implications on Cobalt Processing

  • Assessment of new cobalt prospects
  • Cobalt as the main pay mineral 
  • Evaluating from a processing and supply point of view
Reiner Haus, Managing Director, Dorfner Anzaplan
 15:00 Afternoon Networking Break 
15:30 Morocco's Experience in Cobalt Development
  • Cobalt development as a primary metal from tailings and arsenide’s ore
  • Project update on Bouazzer Mine
  • Evaluating from a processing and supply point of view
Intissa Benzakour, Scientific Director, Managem Group
16:00   Cobalt Panel Discussion
  • Update on the cobalt industry
  • Industry drivers
  • New sources of production and supply
  • Projected uptake and future prospect
Panel Chair: Anthony Milewski, Chairman, CEO & Director, Cobalt 27

Panellists: 

Tony Southgate
, Head of Strategic Cobalt Marketing, Eurasian Resources Group
Gordon Buchanan
, Senior Trader, Stratton Metal Resources
Damian Brousse
, Managing Director, Wogen
Bert Witkamp, Project Coordinator, EAFO

 17:00  Chairperson’s Closing and End of NiCoMo Day One
 Nigel Tunna, Vice President, Metals Business Development, Argus
17:15  NiCoMo Networking Drinks Reception



Friday 2 March | NiCoMo Event day two

08:00 Registration and Morning Coffee
 08:45 Chairperson's Recap

Nigel Tunna
, Vice President, Metals Business Development, Argus
 

 Manufacturing and Production: Alloys and Catalysts

09:15   Assessing Nickel and Cobalt Alloys
  • Evaluating nickel and cobalt-based alloys in relation to high-value stainless
  • How nickel-based alloys affect pricing
  • Nickel alloys in mineral processing
  • Nickel and cobalt alloys for aircraft engine applications
  • What effect will the consolidation of alloys have on steel mills?
William Reid, Associate Director: Airfoil Castings, Structural Castings, Forgings & Mill Products Strategy, Pratt & Whitney
09:45   Nickel Cobalt and Molybdenum in Hydroprocessing Catalyst
  • An overview of catalyst production
  • Analysing the use of cobalt used in catalyst
  • Repercussions for society: The importance of catalysts in everyday life
Eelco Vogt, R&D Director, Albemarle Catalysts Company
10:15   Assessing the Prospects of Ferro-Nickel and Ferro-Chrome in the Ferro-alloys Industry
  • New ferro-nickel projects in Indonesia: How are they contributing to the supply and demand landscape?
  • What role is South Africa having in ferro-chrome’s current volatile market?
  • Unpredictability in investment and instability in the supply chain: Assessing the correlation between prices and new sources
  • A brighter outlook for ferro-alloys: Prospects for ferro-nickel and ferro-chrome
Michael Lillja, Marketing Director, Afarak Group
10:45 Morning Networking Break
 11:15  Assessing Crude Refining Catalysts
  • Evaluating nickel, molybdenum and cobalt for crude refining 
  • Changing requirements for crude refining catalysts 
  • Specifications of specialty metals used in catalysts
  • Evaluating the environmental importance of securing raw materials recycling
Fabio Maggiore, Metal Man, Orim
11:45   Roundtable Discussions

These roundtables offer you a chance to join the group of your choice and to be led in discussion by an industry expert. This is an ideal opportunity to ease into the more informal networking of the evening, enjoying a drink while you meet delegates with similar interests and concerns. 

The conference team will be in touch with you in the run-up to the conference to ask you to select your table of choice – if you would like to suggest a topic/leader for a discussion, please contact Tonika.Campbell@argusmedia.com

Roundtable title 1: Base Metals
Expert Leader: John Eastwood
, Head of Nickel Sales, Anglo American

Roundtable title 2: Alloys and Ores

Roundtable title 3: Li-ion
Expert Leader: Edward Lauer
, Head of Portfolio Optimisation, Eurasian Resources Group

Roundtable title 4: Scrap and Recycling
Expert Leader: Catherine Girard
, Expert Leader Energy & Raw Materials, Groupe Renault
 12:45 Networking Lunch Break

The Steel and Stainless Steel Market

14:15
The Overall Growth of Stainless Steel
  • Assessing consumption trends of chrome, molybdenum and nickel
  • How are special stainless steel products driving molybdenum use?
  • Nickel procurement for stainless steel: Assessing the future prospects of economics and how they will develop
Anand Gupta, Chief Executive, Aamor Inox
14:45 
Evaluating Steel Production
  • Addressing challenges for new product sources in volatile markets
  • Assessing steel production and what this means for raw materials
  • Risky borders: Contesting supply risk in a globalised world when sourcing raw materials
  • How is this affecting the overall supply and demand landscape?
Nigel Clarke, Manager Alloys & Metals Procurement, Liberty Speciality Steels
 15:15  Afternoon Networking Break

Recycling and Scrap

15:45
Catalyst and Metallic Oxide Recycling: Pyro Metallurgical Process
  • Key contributions from the nickel and cobalt market in recycling
  • Analysing the versatility of nickel, cobalt and molybdenum: Low carbon, high density and sustainability
  • Catalyst recycling: Waste and processing when covering metals
  • Increasing domestic scrap: How are recyclers adapting to modern market needs?
Stephane Chorlet, Sales & Marketing Vice-President, Erasteel - VALDI
16:15  Superalloy and Stainless Steel Scrap: Global review
  • Global trends
  • Nickel scrap: Immediate and long-term availability
  • Assessing the relationship between primary and secondary materials: Weighing the benefits
16:45  Chairperson's Closing Remarks and End of NiCoMo
 Nigel Tunna, Vice President, Metals Business Development, Argus





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