The international conference for the salt industry

26–27 March 2019 The Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam

Salt 2019

Roskill has chosen Amsterdam as the location for the Salt 2019 conference because of its long traditions in salt logistics and trading, a role it has played since the 17th century, when Amsterdam was the ‘stapelmarkt’ of the Dutch state.

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.

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

Agri Chemicals Ltd
Al-Ghalbi International
BCI Minerals
Chinese salt Association
Ciech Group
Eurosalt N.L.
Global Conveyor Systems
Groupo Asal
Komatsu Mining
Manuchar NV
Nouryon Salt
OBA Bulk
Port of Rotterdam
Red Moon Resources Inc
Saddam Minerals
Sai Sali SRL
Salt Partners
Salt of the Earth
Sun Salt Pty Ltd
Tamil Nadu Salt
Titan Salt
Vulcan Minerals
Walvis Bay Salt Refiners Pty Ltd


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


Call for Papers

Are you interested in speaking at the Salt 2019 conference?

Prospective authors should send a proposed presentation title and abstract to Stefano Di Nardo through the enquiry form.

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This is for all delegates attending our Salt 2019 Conference, to take place in The Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam 25–27 March 2019.

Delegate fee – Conference – US$1595

Delegate fee – Training seminar – US$795

Delegate fee – Conference and Training seminar – US$2390


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The Salt 2019 Conference is the ideal international forum for promoting your products and services to potential new clients. By sponsoring the event you will be able to raise your profile and visibility within the international community.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Delegate bags
  • Delegate gifts
  • Your logo on conference proceedings and the conference programme
  • Conference memory sticks and lanyards
  • Welcome Reception
  • Coffee breaks
  • Table top exhibitions
  • Lunches
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A limited number of table top exhibition spaces are available in the registration area/networking lounge outside the conference room. Exhibitors may either use the tables provided by the hotel or bring their own stand. If you would like to take a table top to present your company’s products and services to our targeted audience, please contact Alan Tyler or Ken Walford through the enquiry form.

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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.

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Marriott Amsterdam interior

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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

Welcome and Introduction from the Chair


Kerry Satterthwaite, Manager, Industrial Minerals & Chemicals, Roskill


Nils van der Plas, Executive Vice President, Industrial Chemicals & General Manager, Nouryon Salt


Coffee and Networking Break

Major Developments in the salt industry (and Spotlight on European Pharma Market)


Maciej Wagner, Director of New Projects, Ciech Group


Eors Kondorosy, Managing Director, Evatherm


Lunch and Networking Break

Outlook on Salt Downstream Markets


Alison Saxby, Director, Operations, Roskill

Chloralkali Market Analysis


Giulio Salvatore Piazzolla, Export Director, Sai Sali srl


Dr. Franziska Herrmann, Group Leader Chloralkali, CAC


Coffee and Networking Break

Analysis of World Markets


Patrick Laracy, Managing Director, Vulcan Minerals


Saddam ElSharif, Managing Director, Saddam Minerals


Har Sahay Meena, Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Salt


Summary from the Chair


Networking Event

Day 2: World Markets, Logistics and Technology

Shipping and Logistics


Conference Chair

Welcome remarks from the Conference Chair


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


Oscar Molenaar, Commercial Director, Hudig & Veder


Coffee and Networking Break

Technology & Process Innovation


Robert van Voorst, Managing Director, Titan Salt, The Netherlands


Mark Naegeli, Managing Director, Ferrum, Switzerland


Jim Haughey, Product Director, Komatsu, USA/UK


Lunch and Networking Break

Technology & Process Innovation


Vladimir Sedivy, President, Salt Partners


T G Krishnan, Director, Global Conveyor System, India


Summary from the Chair


Coffee 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 economics (capital, operating, financing and marketing cost, financial modelling);
  • Salt project implementation (design, procurement, construction, commissioning, management);
  • Salt production technologies (dry and solution mining, solar salt, thermal evaporation, membranes);
  • Salt products (industrial, de-icing, table, pharma, tablets, licks), qualities, markets;
  • Salt uses (chloralkali, softening, curing and tanning, preservation, textiles);
  • Salt and brine physical properties, mineralogy, analytical methods;
  • Brine and salt purification (for brine evaporation, for brine electrolysis);

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

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We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam


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