Vienna 9-11 may2016

In response to market demand, IMFORMED is delighted to announce its inaugural MagForum 2016, 9-11 May 2016, Melia Hotel, Vienna – the biennial conference for all those active in the development, supply, processing, logistics, and market application of magnesium minerals.

As we start putting the programme together we are very pleased to announce the participation of RHI AG as our Platinum Sponsor, hosting a visit to its Veitsch facility and the Welcome Reception, both on Monday 9 May 2016.

Speakers confirmed


Status & outlook for the magnesia market

Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
Andreas Kriegl, Head of Raw Material Supply, RHI AG, Austria
Otto Alexandre Levy Reis, Chief Operating Officer, Magnesita Refratários SA, Brazil
Michael Tsoukatos, Business Development Director, Grecian Magnesite SA, Greece
Richard Flook, Managing Principal, Mosman Resources, Australia
Dr Hans-Jürgen Klischat, Head of Research & Development/Quality Management, Refratechnik Cement GmbH, Germany


Magnesia raw materials
Sonja Larissegger, Technical Marketing Manager, RHI AG, Austria

Fused magnesia trends and global outlook
Asım Bilge, Production Engineer, DBM & FM Production Dept., Kümaş Manyezit San. AŞ, Turkey

Magnesia in the Americas: Reliable stalwarts and new opportunities
E. Lee Bray, Mineral Commodity Specialist, US Geological Survey, USA

Asia-Pacific magnesia supply round-up
Richard Flook, Managing Principal, Mosman Resources, Australia

Europe/Middle East/Africa magnesia supply round-up
Kerry Satterthwaite, Division Manager – Carbon & Chemicals, Roskill Information Services Ltd, UK

Iran’s magnesia production and markets
Dr Alireza Ganji, Industrial Minerals Specialist, Iran

What it takes to bring a successful magnesite project to market
Paul Rix, Managing Director, RixMin International Pty Ltd, Australia


Refractory market drivers outlook for magnesia
Ted Dickson, TAK Consultancy, UK

Modelpan: a new generation of magnesia building boards
Sibel Hizlan, General Manager, AK ALEV, Turkey

The use of magnesia in welding applications
David Fedor, Global Consumable Chemicals Manager, Lincoln Electric Co., USA

Magnesia: its use and abuse in hydrometallurgical applications
Mike Miller, Mike Miller Consulting Services, Australia

High value environmental applications for magnesia
Ube Material Industries Ltd

A new magnesite processing technology for highly reactive CCM, with Direct CO2 capture
Dr Mark Sceats, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Director, Calix Ltd, Australia

Flame retardant & chemical markets
Samantha Wietlisbach, Senior Analyst, IHS, Switzerland

The use of magnesite in the production of ceramics
Eleni Iskou, Sales Manager for Specialities, Grecian Magnesite SA, Greece

Programme Outline

Monday 9 May
Field Trip, Welcome Reception
Tuesday 10 May
Presentations & Discussion
Wednesday 11 May
Presentations & Discussion


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