IM19 Congress, Athens

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19th Industrial Minerals International Congress & Exhibition

Athens, Greece

30 March - 2 April, 2008

The world’s premier event for the non-metallic minerals industry with an outstanding reputation for invaluable networking and market insight.

The biennial IM Congress comes to Athens in 2008. The centre of one of the world’s most developed ancient civilisations will become the centre of the industrial minerals world next year as host to the industry’s top meeting point.

IM is delighted to be bringing the event back to Europe and to the historical city of Athens. In its own right Greece remains a leading light in bauxite, bentonite, clays, magnesite, perlite, and pumice, and the IM19 field trip programme will aim to provide first hand opportunities to visit some of these production sites.

- How can you best solve your logistical headaches and what are the solutions available?

- How will REACH really affect your business?

- How can you tackle rising energy costs?

- Where are the emerging markets and how can you tap into them?

- How can you move your business forward?

Find the answers to these and many more topical questions by signing up to IM19 now!

The IM19 Congress will also host a concurrent exhibition and, for the first time, a poster session which will allow you to return back to the office armed with new and valuable information.

IM19 papers will cover a wide range of topics, including:

• Key challenges to the industry

• Response to environmental issues

• The future of trading

• China in change: opportunity knocks

• Regional supply developments

• Supply and demand trends in glass, ceramics, fillers, foundry,

refractories, and speciality clay markets

• New markets

• Freight factors and forecasts

• Break-out sessions:

• Ti-feedstock, TiO2 pigment, Zircon Mineral processing

The IM 19 Congress offers numerous opportunities for networking. The exhibition will feature over 30 booths allowing you to meet industry colleagues whilst the receptions, lunches and informal dinners will provide the perfect atmosphere for doing business. With an excellent conference, informative exhibition and invaluable networking opportunities guaranteed, IM19 will provide everything you need to know and everyone you need to meet - all in one place!

Speakers confirmed are:

Gerard Buffire, CEO, Imerys, France

Henriette van Niekerk, Senior Drybulk Freight Analyst, Clarksons, UK

Hans Gerson, President and CEO, Port of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

John Favier, Chief Executive, DEM Solutions Ltd., UK

Andrew Startin, Product Manager, Madison Filter Ltd., Cerafil Division, UK

Richard Paulsen, Vice President - Sales Machines, Rotex Global LLC.

Prof. Dr Cahit Helvaci, Department of Geological Engineering, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Dr Alireza Ganji, SAMICO, Iran

Georg Fiederling, HGFK Consulting, Germany

Dr Nagui A. Abdel-Khalek, Prof. and Head of Mineral Technology Dept., Central Metallurgical R&D Institute (CMRDI), Egypt

Murray Lines, Director, Stratum Resources Ltd., Australia

F. Chalkiopoulou, Mining Engineer, Mineral Processing Dpt - Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME), Greece

Dr Ian Wilson, Consultant, UK

Jim Fisher, president and CEO, IBMA Inc., USA

Wim De Clerk, Executive General Manager, Exxaro Resources Ltd., South Africa

Antoine Shirfan, Managing Director, BEMAX Resources Ltd., Australia

David Robb, Managing Director, Iluka Resources Ltd., Australia

David McCoy, Director, TZ Minerals International, Australia

Atit Vora, Director, Opaque Ceramics Pvt Ltd., India

Eddy Dodds, Chartering Manager - Indian/Pacific Oceans, FedNav International Ltd., Canada

John Elder, President-Minerals Processing, Physical Separation, Outotec (USA) Inc., USA

Kevin Schraden, New Equipment Sales, Larox Inc., USA

Praveen Kumar, Steel Technologist, Essar Group, India

Cassiani Papanicolaou, Coal Geologist/Organic Petrologist, Dr V.C. Kelessidis, Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME), Greece

N. Veranis, IGME, Division of Central Macedonia

Dr Michael G. Stamatakis, Professor, Industrial Minerals* & Dr George Georgiades, Managing Director**, * Athens University , Dept of Geology, ** Kthmet SA, Greece

Charles Landis, Bentonite Performance Minerals

Jerald W. Darlington, Global R&D Director, Amcol International, USA

Dorf MacHunter, Downer EDI Mining - Mineral Technologies, Australia

Robert. A. McCreless, CEO, Applied Chemical Magnesias Corporation, USA

Call for papers:

All interested parties who wish to present a paper at the industry's premier event in 2008, should contact:

Dorothee Archambault, Conference Programme Manager


Deadline for submission:

1 November 2007

POSTER SESSION - IM19 is all about networking and learning. To make sure that delegates receive all the latest information regarding new developments in the industry, companies are invited to place details of their latest advances in technologies on a poster for display in the conference area.

For further details, or to register, please contact IM Events team:

IM Events

Nestor House

Playhouse Yard

London EC4V 5EX


Fax: +44 (0) 20 7779 8294


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7779 8989


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