China's Industrial Minerals & Markets

Explore, evaluate and engage in the new world of China's industrial minerals at China's Industrial Minerals & Markets: New Horizons, New Mindsets. China remains an important source of minerals but there has been a sea change in the trading market, with new opportunities emerging as its domestic markets evolve.

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Presentations confirmed so far:

Opening Remarks
Mike O’Driscoll, Global Head of Research, Industrial Minerals, UK
Welcome Address
Chen Feng, Chairman, China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters, China
The current economic situation and analysis of China's foreign trade
An Lili, Deputy Director of Industrial Product 2nd Office, Trade Dept., Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), China
The strategic development of China’s industrial minerals industry
Zhang Zhan, Chairman, & Youwei Cao, Vice President China Non-metallic Minerals Industry Association, China
Rare earths, ceramics, zircon, high purity quartz
Can China’s rare earths dynasty survive?
Prof. Dudley J. Kingsnorth, Curtin Graduate School of Business, Western Australia.
China’s ceramics market and trends in mineral demand
Eileen Hao, consultant, China
The economic trends behind China’s zircon market
Ed Barlow, Country Manager, TZ Minerals International, Australia
Key uses and growth markets for high purity quartz
Murray Lines, Managing Director, Stratum Resources Ltd, Australia
Economic growth, investment, Mongolia
China’s economic growth outlook and its influence on mineral markets
Ken Su, China Mining and Metals Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, China
Investment climate and opportunities in the Chinese minerals industry
John Evans, Managing Director, Tractus Asia Ltd, China
Mongolian minerals policy and mining sector development
Prof. Damba Galsandorj, President, Mongolian Exporters Association, Mongolia
Fillers & Pigments
An update on the Chinese paper industry and mineral pigment utilisation
Ian Wilson, consultant, UK, & Larry Lai, President, Yie Lie Enterprises, China
The status and outlook for Chinese talc
Dr Jia Xiu Zhuang, Haichen MinChem Co. Ltd
An overview of change and development in China’s wollastonite industry
Meng Xian Zhang, Managing Director, Dalian Huanqiu Minerals Co. Ltd, China
Refractory minerals & markets 1
Evolution and change in Chinese raw material supply for refractories and its influence on future sourcing strategies
Richard Flook, Managing Director, Shinagawa Refractories Pty Ltd, Australia
Sourcing minerals from China to the USA
John Carr, Coastal Consulting & Products Inc., USA & Ben Tangye, Refractories Pipeline, USA
The status and outlook of Chinese refractory exports & imports
Liu Jie Hua, Manager, Luoyang Refsource, China
Consolidation of amorphous graphite production in Chenzhou
Kelvin Hu, President, South Graphite Co. Ltd, China
Refractory minerals & markets 2
Non-metallurgical bauxite supply and demand in China
Paul Adkins, Managing Director, AZ China Ltd, China
Tabular alumina: its rapid development and application in China
Jack Gao, Managing Director, Refmin Co. Ltd, China
China’s magnesia industry outlook
Christopher Zhao, Assistant Director, Liaoning Special Resource Protection Office, China
Ceramic proppants, barite
Utilisation of bauxite for ceramic proppant production in China
Wanli Ceramic Proppant, China
The emergence of Rocky Mountains Co. as a major supplier of barite for a range of markets from China
Rocky Wu, Chairman, Rocky Mountains Co., China
Fluorspar, Logistics
Status and development of the Chinese fluorspar industry

Xu Yue, Sales Manager, Shanghai Minmetals Co. Ltd, China

Opportunities for Chinese minerals and associated value chains in Africa
Chris Potgieter, Director, BFluor Chemicals (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Trans-Siberian Railway: an alternative freight route for minerals from China to Europe

Thomas Kargl, Chief Executive Officer, Far East Land Bridge Ltd, Austria
OPTIONAL FIELD TRIP: Tablular alumina, refractories production, plus tour of ancient city of Shaoxing
Thursday-Friday 26-27 September 2013
Zhejiang Zili Corp. Ltd, Shanyu City, Zhejiang province
Limited spaces available, please indicate interest with registration


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