The international conference for the tantalum sector

25–26 September 2018 The Tower Hotel, London

Tantalum 2018

Tantalum 2018—the international conference for the tantalum sector, will take place in London at the Tower Hotel on September 25th–26th.

If you have an interest in Tantalum, register now to attend this high level event. Join with your peers from Taboca, Intel, Kazera, Bomet and many other companies to hear the latest market intelligence from our experienced speakers and gain new  business contacts.

The Tantalum 2018 conference will explore issues such as:

  • What is the outlook for tantalum supply and demand?
  • How will by-product tantalum from lithium mining effect the supply base over the coming years?
  • What is affecting tantalum consumption in its individual markets?
  • How important is recycling in tantalum supply?
  • The supply chain from the consumer’s perspective?

If you need the answers to these questions, join us in September at the four-star Tower Hotel, located next to the iconic Tower of London.

The Tantalum 2018 conference already has a roster of high-profile speakers including David Henderson (Rittenhouse International Resources), Ronaldo Lasmar (Taboca) and Roskill’s own Suzanne Shaw.

In addition to a panel of high-profile international speakers offering market updates and commercial insight there will be significant networking opportunities built into the programme. These provide the ideal forum for promoting your products and services and we have a range of excellent value sponsorship opportunities to help you raise your profile and achieve your commercial goals.

Among the companies already joining us in London are:

AMG Brazil
Assore Ore & Metals Company Ltd
Auxico Resources Canada Inc.
AWA Mineracao
Boston Metal
Buss & Buss GmbH
D Block Metals
Elite Material Solutions
Emerald Consultoria
German Mineral Resources Agency /BGR

Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co Ltd
H C Starck Tantalum & Niobium
Hudson Metals & Alloys LLC
ICD Europe Ltd
Intel Corporation
Kalon Resources
Kazera Global
Kemet Electronics Corp
Mine 3 inc
Mineracao Taboca
Mining Investor Resources
Namibia Critical Metals Inc
Neo Performance Materials
NioBay Metals Inc
Nobel Resources Int
Pilbara Minerals
Plato Gold Corp
Power Resources Ltd
Roskill Information Services
Sigma Lithium
Sovereign International Metals & Alloys, Inc.
SP Global
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Thomson Reuters
University of Geneva
US Government – State Department

Act now and book your place at the Tantalum 2018 conference for just US$1,595.


Tower Hotel

Tantalum 2018 will take place at the Tower Hotel, adjacent to the iconic Tower of London on the River Thames.

The Tower Hotel is nestled between the River Thames, St Katharine Docks and alongside the World Heritage Site, the Tower of London, boasting unparalleled views of the iconic Tower Bridge. The location and excellent choice of transport connections put you at the centre of this vibrant city, making it quick, convenient and most importantly, easy to experience the very best of what London has to offer.

Special Booking Rate

Delegates can benefit from a discounted hotel rate—please telephone the hotel reservation team directly on +44 800 330 8005 or +44 207 523 5063 and quote the following reference to get the discounted rate: ROSK250918

Key features include:

  • Unrivalled views of iconic Tower Bridge and St. Katharine Docks
  • 801 bedrooms including 18 suites and accessible rooms
  • Fast, free, unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • 7 minute walk from Tower Hill Underground Station and Tower Gateway DLR

Contact Details

The Tower Hotel

St Katharine’s Way,
London E1W 1LD,
United Kingdom

+44 800 330 8005
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Day 1: Markets and trends




Welcome and introduction from the Chair

Alison Saxby, Director, Roskill Information Services

Tantalum - Key supply and demand trends


Thoughts on Tantalum Supply and Demand

David Henderson, President, Rittenhouse International Resources


An overview of the global Tantalum industry

Suzanne Shaw, Senior Analyst, Roskill


Refreshments and networking


Kazera Global the Namibian Connection

Giles Clarke, Chairman, Kazera Global


The Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia

Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO, Pilbara Minerals


Molten Oxide Electrolysis: A metals production platform

Tadeu Carneiro, CEO, and Dr Adam Rauwerdink,
Director of Strategy and New Ventures, Boston Metal


Lunch and networking

Focus on Latin American Tantalum


Brazil, a reliable and long term supplier of Tantalum. A perspective from Mineração Taboca

Ronaldo Marinho Lasmar, Commercial Manager, Mineração Taboca S.A.


Myths and realities: Tantalum and Niobium (COLTAN) in Venezuela

Daniel Valero, Chairman,
Venezuela Servicios Mine 3


Refreshments and networking


Perspectives on tantalite in Brazil

Sandro Arruda, AWA Mineracao, Brazil

Tantalum Pricing Methodology and Outlook


Pricing Methodology

Polina Sparks, Analysis Editor, Argus Metals International


Summary and Close from the Chair


Networking Drinks

Day 2: Ethical sourcing strategies


Welcome and Introduction from the Chair


Responsible Minerals Sourcing: moving beyond conflict

Director, Corporate Government Affairs, EMEA, Intel Corp


US govt policy on conflict minerals and future trends

Dr Elizabeth Orlando, US Department of State


A practical approach to verifying Tantalum provenance using blockchain

Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Founder & CEO, Circulor


Refreshments and networking

Recycling and process innovation


Metals and minerals and the circular economy concept

Dr Thomas Höhne-Sparborth, Director, Economics & Analytics, Roskill Information Services


Scrap - what is it good for?

Ian Margerison , Commercial Manager, Metalysis


Closing Summary and Remarks from the Chair


Lunch and networking


Close of Conference

Roskill reserves the right to alter the programme without notice

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