Zircon Industry Welcomes Conference Delegates to Bangkok
With the theme “The Zircon Industry—What’s Just Over the Horizon,” the conference will bring delegates up to speed with the latest developments and market trends affecting global zircon production and use.
The Annual General Meeting & Annual Conference of the Zircon Industry Association (ZIA) will take place September 6-7 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. With the theme “The Zircon Industry—What’s Just Over the Horizon,” the conference will bring delegates up to speed with the latest developments and market trends affecting global zircon production and use.
A keynote address by Tom O’Leary of Iluka Resources will start off the first day’s program, followed by presentations on zircon supply and demand dynamics, the Chinese zircon market, zircon in large slabs, and a roundup of upcoming zircon mining projects from five leading organizations. The second day will open with a keynote address by Andrew Staples, Ph.D., from The Economist intelligence unit, followed by a variety of presentations covering the zircon chemical supply chain, the IAEA’s Safety Standards’ approach to NORM, challenges and solutions in the shipping of NORM, zircon in roof tile, zircon metal, and new developments in zircon friction materials.
“Held for the first time in Asia, this year’s conference is the largest and most ambitious we have organized to date,” said Keven Harlow, Ph.D., ZIA executive director. “A total of 16 speakers from all over the world will share their knowledge on a wide variety of zircon and zircon-related topics, together providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive view of the zircon industry in 2018 and beyond. It’s also set to be a great networking opportunity with the chance to meet representatives from the entire zirconium value chain, with well over 100 delegates from more than 70 organizations and 26 countries registered to attend.”
For registration and additional details, visit www.zircon-association.org.