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Agenda Overview

Pre-day conference: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

5:00PM Registration and welcome party

To kick-off the event, catch-up with your fluorine colleagues at the Networking Drinks Reception at The Distillery Bar (London Hilton Bankside).

 

Day One: Thursday, September 26, 2019

8:15AM Registration desk opens
8:55AM Opening remarks

Keynote sessions: Key market trends and price movements

9:00AM Global production and consumption: What to expect of the future?
Michele McRae, Mineral Commodity Specialist, US Geological Survey
9:15AM Keynote panel
  • How are fluorspar’s fundamentals?
  • Understanding supply and demand dynamics for metspar and acidspar
  • Examining China’s position and how this will shape the future market
  • What is driving demand for fluorspar? Where is future demand expected to come from?
  • Which end markets are expected to grow?
Moderator: Michael Greenfield, Market Reporter, Fastmarkets
Kerry Satterthwaite, Division Manager, Roskill Information Services
Guillermo F Gallegos, Upstream Business Director, Mexichem Servicios Fluor Sa De Cv
Bill Dobbs, Chief Executive Officer, Canada Fluorspar
Michele McRae, Mineral Commodity Specialist, US Geological Survey
10:00AM Trade and tariffs—Where we’ve been and where we might go
  • View of fluoro-products trade during the US tariffs-- before and after
  • Details on fluorochemicals trade and reported values between US and China
  • Potential impacts from the Brexit and fluoro-products trade
Ray Will, Director, IHS Markit, Specialty Chemical Consulting
10:30AM Fluorspar prices
  • What are the factors that pushed prices to historic highs?
  • Two new producers entering the marketing: What was impact on price dynamics?
  • Price forecast for upcoming year
  • How has China’s fluorspar scene influenced prices in 2019?
Michael Greenfield, Market Reporter, Fastmarkets
Carrie Shi, Market Reporter, Fastmarkets
11:15AM Coffee break

Asian fluorspar market under the microscope

11:45AM Indian Scenario of HF and its Allied Products
  • Dynamics of Global Sourcing of Fluorspar Sourcing
  • Key Downstream Products of HF
  • Challenges Faced by HF Industry in India
K. Sendhil Naathan, President & CEO, Tanfac Industries Ltd (a Part of Aditya Birla Group of in India)
12:15PM Chinese goodbye to your supply?
  • What is the Chinese impact on the global fluorspar supply chain?
  • Which new developments are effecting the Chinese fluorine value chain?
  • 1,000 USD/mt for Chinese acidspar - total nonsense or realistic scenario?
Oliver Rhode, Managing Director, Xenops Chemicals
12:45PM Lunch break
2:00PM Downstream fluorochemical industry in China and fluorine applications for batteries
  • Latest trends for downstream fluorochemical industry in China
  • How have mine closures affected the chemical sector in China?
  • Fluorine application for batteries – the latest developments
Cindy Shang, Sales Manager - Marketing Department, Do-Fluoride Chemicals
2:30PM Paradigm shift: the impact of rural-urban migration in China
  • What’s the impact of rural-urban migration in China on the global fluorspar market?
Edmundo Laporte, Principal Consultant, RESPEC
3:00PM Panel: China’s dominance in the fluorspar market
  • Mines closures and environmental inspections: What is happening?
  • Export declining – will this continue and what is the impact on the global market?
  • Will China remain a leading fluorspar producer?
Moderator: Carrie Shi, Market Reporter, Fastmarkets
Cassie Yan, Sales Manager, Do-Fluoride Chemicals
Edmundo Laporte, Principal Consultant, RESPEC
3:45PM Networking break

Roundtable sessions

4:15PM Roundtable Discussions

Take part in the debate led by an industry expert during roundtables.

There are 3 roundtable sessions each lasting around an hour. Pick the topic you’re most interested in and join the table.

Table 1 – Aluminium Fluoride

Table host - Kerry Satterthwaite, Division Manager, Roskill

 

Table 2 – China and the Fluorspar market

Table host - Oliver Rhode, Managing Director, Xenops Chemicals

 

Table 3 – Future of refrigerants

Table host - Ray Gluckman, Director, Gluckman Consulting

 

5:00PM End of day one

Day Two: Friday, September 27, 2019

9:00AM Registration desk opens
9:25AM Opening remarks
9:30AM Mongolia’s fluorspar sector prospects and objectives
Tsogtgerel Bayanjargal, Advisor to Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry, Ministry of Mining Mongolia
10:00AM U.S. consumption and trading relationships
Michele McRae, Mineral Commodity Specialist, US Geological Survey
10:30AM Aluminium fluoride: AlF3 demand closer look
  • Global outlook for aluminium production and demand
  • Is the aluminium industry expanding?
  • What will this mean for demand for primary aluminium?
  • How will this impact AIF3 demand?
Kerry Satterthwaite, Division Manager, Roskill Information Services
11:00AM Morning coffee break
11:30AM The future of refrigerants
  • How does the global regulatory framework and legislation around climate change impact of fluorocarbon use?
  • What are the latest trends in fluorine refrigerants
  • Are more alternatives to fluorine based refrigerants (hydrocarbons, ammonia) being considered?
  • How is the market for refrigerants evolving?
12:00PM Steel industry: Implications of metspar demand
  • How is metspar affected by the current steel industry?
  • How much is the steel industry expected to grow?

 

Lee Allen, Metals Analyst, Fastmarkets MB
12:30PM Networking lunch reception and end of conference

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