The international conference for the salt industry

26–27 March 2019 The Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam

Salt 2019

Join Nouryon Salt, Cargill, Solvay, Komatsu and  a host of other companies in the international salt supply chain for the Salt 2019 conference in Amsterdam to hear about the latest industry developments and network with peers from across Europe and the rest of the world.

Salt 2019 will explore significant European market developments including:

  • The loss of 1Mtpy of European demand due to the closure of the last mercury process chlorine capacity in EU
  • The success of pharmaceutical grade salt in Europe, leading to capacity increases in Denmark (Nouryon 2017) and Germany (Ciech 2020)
  • The current low level of de-icing salt stocks. While on one hand the re-stocking sales volumes are expected to be higher, on the other the EU is mulling a legislation to introduce specifications for de-icing salt
  • The outlook on Northern African producers and trading routes into Europe
  • Freight rates and dry bulk cargo outlook, with focus on the Northern European ports

In addition, the Roskill flagship Salt 2019 conference focuses on issues beyond the European borders, including a spotlight on the Northern American trade balance, an outlook on the Middle Eastern capacity-expansion projects, increased production of soda in Turkey and an update on growing Chinese demand and the Indian and Pacific Ocean trade that derives from it.

The event will offer participants from the salt industry many opportunities for networking and business. If your business is salt, you should take advantage of this opportunity to network with our targeted audience.

Who should attend?

  • Salt producers and processors
  • Plant managers
  • Engineering consultants
  • Chemical procurement executives
  • Public works professionals
  • Equipment and machinery suppliers
  • Investors and fund managers

Participating Companies

Companies and organisations attending Roskill’s Salt 2019 Conference include but are not limited to the following:

Adam Chartering
Agri Chemicals Ltd
Al-Ghalbi International
BCI Minerals
CanPacific Potash
Chinese Salt Association
Ciech Group
EK Holding
EONTOP Healthy Salt Co
Eurosalt N.L.
Eurosalt (Turkey)
FAM International
Hudig & Veder
Global Conveyor Systems
Groupo Asal
Komatsu Mining
K-Utech AG Salt Technologies
Manuchar NV
Nouryon Salt
OBA Bulk
Port of Rotterdam
Quimica del Cinca
Ralinger Salz Handels
Red Moon Resources Inc
Saddam Minerals
Sai Sali
Salt Partners
Salt of the Earth
SEP Salt & Evaporation Plants Ltd
Serra Salt Machinery
Shihlien Chemical Industrial Jiangsu Company
Solvay Chemicals
Style Age Inc
Sun Salt Pty Ltd
Tamil Nadu Salt
The WIRTH Group
Titan Salt BV
Vulcan Minerals
Walvis Bay Salt Refiners Pty Ltd


Salt 2019 will take place at the five star Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, across from the Leidseplein, moments from Amsterdam city centre. The conference will bring together a panel of high profile international speakers to offer market updates and commercial insight as well as news of latest developments in products and technology.

Marriott Amsterdam exterior

Marriott Amsterdam interior


Contact Details

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel

Stadhouderskade 12,
1054 ES Amsterdam ,

+31 20 607 5555
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Day 1: Markets and business trends

Keynote Session - Salt Markets in 2019


Conference Chair, Alison Saxby, Director, Roskill, UK

Welcome and Introduction from the Chair


Nils C. van der Plas, Executive Vice President, Industrial Chemicals & General Manager, Nouryon Salt, The Netherlands

The Value of Salt for a Sustainable Future


Kerry Satterthwaite, Manager, Industrial Minerals & Chemicals, Roskill, UK

World Salt Market in 2019 and 10-Year Outlook


Vladimir M. Sedivy, President, Salt Partners, Switzerland

Salt and Water from Seawater and - What Else?


Coffee and Networking Break

Outlook on Salt Downstream Markets


Alison Saxby, Director, Roskill, UK

The Global Chloralkali Industry - Recent Developments and Future Trends


Dr. René Stahlschmidt, Head of Sales, CAC-Chem, Germany

Impurities in Salt Used for the Chloralkali Electrolysis


Giulio Salvatore Piazzolla, Export Director, Sai Sali, Italy

Vertical Innovation Through Customization


Lunch and Networking Break

Developments and Outlook in Value-Added Salt


Henry Chung-Hong Lau, General Manager, Biotech Business, Shihlien Chemical Industrial Jiangsu Company, China

Shihlien's 300Ktpy Pharmaceutical Grade Salt Facility in China and Market Overview


Viviana Diaz Borbon, Process/Sales Engineer, Evatherm, Switzerland

Pharmaceutical Grade NaCl - Opportunities for a Fast Growing Market


Widiyo Imam Prasetio Subagio, Founder, Wirth Tech International, Singapore/Indonesia

Sustainable Brine to Multiple Salt, Water and Electricity from Water Desalination


Coffee and Networking Break

Analysis of World Markets


Patrick Laracy, Managing Director, Vulcan Minerals, Canada

Vulcan Minerals Inc - A Timely New Salt Development in Eastern Canada


Saddam ElSherif, Managing Director, Saddam Minerals, Egypt

Egyptian Salt Production and Its Applications


Mohamed Farah, Managing Director, Insight Horn Group, USA/Somaliland

The Untapped White Gold of the Horn of Africa - Salt


Summary from the Chair


Networking Event

Day 2: World Markets, Logistics and Technology

Technology & Process Innovation


Conference Chair, Vladimir Sedivy, President, Salt Partners, Switzerland

Welcome Remarks from the Conference Chair


Hans de Boer, Senior Project Manager, Titan Salt, The Netherlands and Stephan Kaps, Head of Engineering, K-Utech AG Salt Technologies, Germany

Maximizing the Recovery of Sulphate of Potash in Salt Brine Operations


James Haughey, Product Director, Komatsu, USA/UK

Partnering with Customers to Provide Optimal Mining Solutions


T G Krishnan, Director, Global Conveyor System, India

Technological Innovation on Conveyor Maintenance


Coffee and Networking Break

Shipping & Logistics


Oscar Molenaar, Commercial Director, Hudig & Veder, The Netherlands

Shipping and Logistics Facilities in Europe, MENA Countries and India


Hugo du Mez, Advisor Dry Bulk, Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Port of Rotterdam: Investing in the Future


Summary from the Chair


Lunch and Networking Break


Close of Conference

Roskill reserves the right to alter the programme without notice


Salt Industry Training Seminar
By Salt Partners in association with Roskill

Seminar date: Monday March 25th, 2019 (the day before the Salt 2019 conference at the Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam).

Seminar leader: Vladimir M. Sedivy, President, Salt Partners
Salt Partners is an independent firm of salt consultants and engineering contractors active in the field of salt and chloralkali production and processing.

Objective: Whether you are new to the industry or simply want to enhance your knowledge on salt sector economics and technologies, industry veteran Vladimir M. Sedivy will bring you right up-to-date with the latest salt sector expertise.

This unique seminar will offer a complete overview of the salt industry and will give participants enough knowledge to benefit fully from the conference discussions over the subsequent two days.

The training seminar will cover:

Salt production methods (dry and solution mining, solar salt, thermal evaporation, membranes)

Salt processing methods (salt washing, purification with hydroextraction, magnetic, optical)

Brine purification (for brine evaporation and crystallisation, for brine electrolysis)

Salt refining (recrystallisation, hydromilling, centrifuging, drying, screening, additive blending)

Salt storage, handling and transport (bulk, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, packaging)

As well as advancing your industry knowledge, the Salt 2019 Conference and Training Seminar will offer participants many opportunities for networking and business. If your business is salt, you should take advantage of this opportunity to boost your learning and network with our targeted audience.

The fee to attend the Salt Training Seminar is US$795

For more information or to book your place please contact or


We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam

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