The international conference for the salt industry

11–12 May 2021 DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown, Toronto

Salt 2021

Join Roskill and a host of other companies in the international salt supply chain for  the Salt 2021 conference in Toronto, Canada next May to hear about the latest industry developments and network with peers across the world.

As market leaders in providing information on materials and minerals, including salt, soda ash and potash, Roskill is ideally placed to bring you this salt industry event to address the key issues in this sector.

Salt 2021 Conference,  Toronto – 11-12th May 2021

The Salt conference will take place at the same venue  – The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, Downtown Toronto

Price US$1695/delegate

For delegates that hold an existing booking for Salt 2020 on the original dates 9-10 November 2020, now postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  Roskill will automatically transfer your  booking  to the Salt 2021 Conference, 11-12th May 2021.

Salt 2021 will take place at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel in downtown Toronto and 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.

Among the topics to be addressed at Salt 2021 will be:

  • Salt market trends—regionally and globally
  • De-icing
  • Cutting-edge research in salt production techniques
  • Chloralkali
  • Soda ash
  • Shipping and other transport and storage logistics

As well as gaining crucial market intelligence and enjoying excellent networking opportunities, the Salt 2021 Conference will also offer a range of excellent value sponsorship opportunities to promote your brand. Roskill events attract customers from around the world so if you want your corporate messages to reach a global audience, a sponsorship package or simple table-top exhibition booth can provide you with a great opportunity to showcase your company’s expertise, technology or corporate vision.


Call for Papers

Are you interested in speaking at the Salt 2021 conference?

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

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This is for all delegates attending our Salt 2021 Conference.

Conference :  US$1695
Training US$995
Conference + Training US$2495

Please note that our website only accepts payment in US$. If you wish to pay in CAD$ or other currencies, please contact us.


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The Salt 2021 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 2021 will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Downtown Toronto. Set in the centre of Toronto’s financial, government, research, medical, education and shopping districts.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto — Exterior

Room. Single Rate — Double Rate ​
One King or Queen Bed $189.00 CAD

Guest room rates are based on a maximum occupancy of two (2) persons per room.

A municipal accommodation tax (MAT) of 4% applies to all overnight accommodation. HST is charged at 13.0% on all room charges.

The special rate applies to the nights of November 8th and 9th only and can be secured via te link below.

Guests who wish to stay additional nights either side of the conference dates should contact the hotel directly to reserve their rooms.

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Contact Details

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown

108 Chestnut Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5G1R3,

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto — Conference room


Day 1 - Markets and Finance

Keynote Session - Salt Markets in 2021


Conference Chair, Alison Saxby, Managing Director, Roskill

Welcome and Introduction from the Chair


Kerry Satterthwaite, Manager, Industrial Minerals & Chemicals, Roskill

World Salt Market in 2021 and 10-Year Outlook


Sergio Moreno, General Manager, Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Salinera (AMISAC)

An overview of the Mexican salt industry


Patrick Laracy, President and CEO, Vulcan Minerals

The North American Salt market and the CO2 emission implications of long distance shipping of salt supplies


Coffee and Networking Break


Tim Webb, Managing Director, Harris Williams

Trends in merger and acquisition activity in the North American salt sector


Alison Saxby, Managing Director, Roskill

The Global Chloralkali Industry - Recent Developments and Future Trends


Wilfred Nixon, President of the Professional Snowfighters Association

Salt’s key role as a winter service tool in North America


Lunch and Networking Break

Developments and Outlook - a Global Perspective


Ranjit Pendurthi, Managing Director, Archean Group

A perspective from a major Asian producer


Li Yaoqiang, Chairman, China Salt Association

A Perspective from China


Ernesto Bejarano, Salt Business Unit Manager for Peru and Chile, Quimpac

The salt industries of Peru and Chile


Coffee and Networking Break


Christina Peng, Partner, DeHeng Law, China

Policies and Compliance - doing business with the China Salt Industry


Giulio Salvatore Piazzolla, Export Director, Sai Sali, Italy

Regulatory and certification issues around edible salt in North America


Saddam ElSherif, Managing Director, Saddam Minerals

Selling to the American de-icing sector – a perspective from an Egyptian exporter


Summary from the Chair


Networking Drinks Reception

Day 2 - Processing, Logistics and Technology


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

Welcome Remarks from the Conference Chair


Kenneth Olsen, Industrial Sectors and Chemicals Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada

Environment and Climate Change - Canada’s activities related to the environmental management of road salt


James Haughey, Product Director, Komatsu, USA

Mining - Automation of Continuous Mining Systems


Robert van Voorst, Managing Director, Titan Salt

Optimized slurry handling , dewatering and dryer function in a vacuum salt plant


Coffee and Networking Break


Vladimir M. Sedivy, President, Salt Partners

Emerging Technologies for Extracting Water and Minerals from Seawater


Stephan Kaps, Head of Engineering, K-Utech AG Salt Technologies, Germany

Sea Water – An Inexhaustible Resource


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 May 10th.

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.


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.

While the Salt conference will give you a complete commercial overview of the salt industry, this training seminar will focus more in technical issues and developments.

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 2020 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$995

For more information please contact us 


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