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61st (virtual) General Assembly

October 12th to October 12th 2020

Brussels, Belgium, and around the world.



The 61st General Assembly and annual general meeting (AGM) will be an interactive virtual conference to be held on October 12th 2020, from 11:00 CEST. This event includes the same exclusive networking opportunities that an in-person conference provides, together with the high-quality presentations and panel discussions from industry leaders that you expect from the T.I.C. 
 
This event is being held in association with MIRU, a leading Japanese news organisation and market analyst focused on metal markets.
 
Our technology provider brings vast experience of hosting such events and we are confident that delegates will receive outstanding value from attending. We assure you this is not just another webinar.
 

GOLD sponsor: A&R Merchants Inc
Tickets for members cost just EUR 100. There are discounts for non-commercial organisations (please contact the T.I.C. office).  The final deadline for booking is Friday October 9th 2020.
 
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Schedule of presentations and panel discussions:

(starting times are all CEST)

11:00 
Annual General Meeting of the T.I.C. (members only)
   
11:45  
Welcome by the President
   
11:50
The Anders Gustaf Ekeberg Tantalum Prize 2020
   
11:55
"Tantalum capacitors: supporting medical ventilators and 5G infrastructure" by Tomas Zednicek Ph.D., European Passive Components Institute (EPCI)
   
12:15
"NORM: a fresh look at an old problem" by Tiberio Cabianca, Public Health England
   
12:35

PANEL #1: Current impact of Covid-19 on the Ta/Nb supply chain

  • Paul Chew, Alfred H. Knight International Ltd
  • Roper Cleland, The ITSCI Programme (ITA)
  • John Crawley, Refractory Metals Mining Co. Ltd
  • Catherine Tyson, Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)
   
13:20          
 - coffee break -
   
13:30
"Innovative Ta/Nb products to power our future" by Uli Blankenstein, H.C. Starck Solutions 
   
13:50
"The tech hardware market and the electronics supply chain" by Renzo DeMeo, Prismark Partners LLC
   
14:10

PANEL #2: Future supply and demand outlook for Ta/Nb post Covid-19

  • David Gussack, Exotech, Inc. 
  • Travis Ashburn, KEMET Electronics Corp.
  • Dharam Kotecha, Halcyon Inc.
  • Glenn McDonald, AeroDynamic Advisory
   
15:00
Closing remarks by the President

 

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Companies who booked to attend our 2019 event included:

3T Mining Ltd
A&R Merchants
Absolute Resources
Admat Inc.
Advanced Material Japan Corporation
Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMG)
AfriMet Resources AG
Alfred H. Knight International Ltd
Argus Media Ltd
AS International Corporation Ltd
Asian Metal Ltd
B.W. Minerals (s) Pte Ltd
BGR
Buss & Buss Spezialmetalle GmbH
CCMA
CellMark (HK) Ltd
Chee Ng Minerals Sdn Bhd
Chemtrade
Chepetsky Mechanical Plant JSC
Chinese Academy of Sciences
CNMC Ningxia Orient Group Co., Ltd
Cronimet Central Africa AG
D Block Metals LLC
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
East Group Minerals Ltd
Eckert & Ziegler Brasil Isotope Solutions
EcoWhite Trading Ltda
European Commission, DG Trade
European Passive Components Institute
Exotech, Inc.
Exxelia
F & X Electro-Materials Ltd
FIR Metals & Resource Ltd
Ganzhou Junxing Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd
GGV Holding Ltd
Gisande Trading Ltd
Globe Metals & Mining Ltd
Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co. Ltd
H.C. Starck Solutions
H.C. Starck Tantalum & Niobium GmbH
Haipu Resources Ltd
Hunan Huaran Technology Co., Ltd
Hunan Xiangyee Zhongyuan Technology Co.,Ltd
IBM
ICD Alloys & Metals LLC
ICGLR
Imerys Ceramics France
IRuniverse Co. Ltd
Jean Goldschmidt International SA
Jiujiang Fuxing Tai Trade Co. Ltd
Jiujiang Jinxin Non-ferrous Metals Co. Ltd
Jiujiang Tanbre Co., Ltd
Jones Day
JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
Kalon Resources Ltd
KEMET Electronics
Krome Commodities Ltd
Kuala Ketil Metal Sdn Bhd
LRH Minerals
Malaysia Smelting Corporation
MERSEN Deutschland Linsengericht GmbH
Metal Do Co. Ltd
Metalink International Co. Ltd
Metallurgical Products India Pvt Ltd
Minerals Resources International AG
Mines, Minerals, Metals & Markets Ltd
Mining Mineral Resources Sarl
Movyas FZ N.V.
NobelClad
NPM Silmet OÜ
ONISC GmbH
Pact Inc.
Pilbara Minerals Limited
Plansee SE
Plaxys Inc.
RC Inspection Metals B.V.
Refractory Metals Mining Co. Ltd
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)
Roskill Information Services Ltd
Samwood Neo Inc.
Solikamsk Magnesium Works
Sovereign International Metals and Alloys Inc.
Specialty Metals Resources S.A.
Stapleford Trading Ltd
SXMINTEC Ltd
Taike Technology (Suzhou) Co. Ltd
Tantec GmbH
Technoinvest Allience
Thailand Smelting & Refining Co. Ltd
The University of Queensland
The University of Tokyo
ThreeArc Mining LLC
Traxys
Treibacher Industrie AG
Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC
University of California - San Francisco
Vishay
Vivian Capital
Xi’an Sailong Metal Materials Co. Ltd
Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co. Ltd
Yano Metals Co., Ltd
Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Works Imp. and Exp. Co.

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