Annual Conferences

Annual conferences

Our unique annual conferences are the largest gatherings of the chromium industry and offer attendees the opportunity to gain valuable market insights, hear industry experts, keep up-to-date with industry issues and to access invaluable networking opportunities.


Members’ Meeting 2023

Munich, Germany

16-17 May 2023

Our members only conference is back!

The Members’ Meeting is a must-attend for the ICDA global community as it provides a number of unrivalled benefits.

What next for the world and the international economy? In the current unpredictable times, it is almost impossible to plan for the coming months, businesses and decision-makers must make their way in an extremely complex and challenging environment.

Whilst none of us can predict the future, the program of the event will allow you to understand the trends which are shaping our current and future world. The knowledge shared by our diversified panel of expert speakers will help you navigating the very uncertain times.

As always, we are preparing a qualitative program covering all topical issues and with some of the most knowledgeable speakers that you will only hear at ICDA’s conferences.

We look forward to gathering the ICDA members soon for another insightful conference for the chromium industry.

The conference is open to ICDA members only.

Contact us for the password to register.

Members’ Meeting 2023

Munich, Germany

16-17 May 2023

Our Members-only conference is back!

The Members’ Meeting is a must attend for the ICDA global community as it provides numerous unrivalled benefits.

What next for the world and international economies inthe current unpredictable times?

We have put together a programme with an impressive line-up of speakers covering some of the most topical issues.

2 evening functions and several networking breaks and lunch will enable you to make the most of your time and conect with the chromium community across the value chain in a perfect and engaging environment.


16 May 2023

09:00 - 18:00

Conference desk in hotel lobby

19:00 - 22:00

Welcome dinner at the conference hotel

17 May 2023

09:00 - 17:00

Conference desk in hotel ballroom foyer

09:00 - 09:30

Opening address & Antitrust reminder

ICDA President

09:35 - 12:45

ESG and the global energy crisis (including networking coffee & tea break from 11:00 to 11:30)

Topics include: outlook for energy-intensive industries, EU CBAM, chromium industry ESG risks, 1.5°C pathway and impact on chromium demand

12:45 - 13:45

Networking lunch

13:45 - 15:45

Stainless steel and its alloying elements – market outlook

Topics include: stainless steel market drivers and inhibitors, latest update on stainless steel stocks and flows, LME Ni roadmap, digital transformation and commodity sourcing

15:45 - 16:10

Networking coffee & tea break

16:10 - 17:35

Regional outlooks

Topics include: global and China chrome markets, India’s chrome industry and the country ambitious economic roadmap, Impact of war in Ukraine on the CIS chrome industry

Closing remarks

ICDA Vice President

19:00 - 23:30

Gala dinner

Optional technical tour at Galvano Weiss from 13:30 to 18:00 on 17 May 2023

The conference is open to ICDA members only. Non-members can attend provided they join the association or participate for the first time.

Reflecting on Chromium 2022

‘Recalling our commitment to ESG in a challenging global context’

Our recent event, held in Istanbul in October 2022, was an outstanding success. Attended by 190 delegates, representing 110 organisations from 31 countries, it was the most prominent Chromium industry event of the year.

Whilst the macro-economic context continues to be highly uncertain, the chromium industry remains committed to pursuing strong leadership on the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) agenda. This was made clear by both ICDA President Zelda du Preez and Robert Yildirim, key sponsor of the conference, in their welcoming address. Delegates also heard Sant Manukyan, from International Capital Markets, discuss the uncertainty of the macro-economic landscape in his keynote address.

During the event delegates had the opportunity to question leading analysts on stainless steel and its alloying elements. The war in Ukraine and the energy crisis were prominent topics, with excellent analysis provided by several experts. Regional outlooks on chromium were also discussed.

The event provided excellent networking opportunities with two dinners, a conference lunch and a specifically designed networking area. The Responsible Chromium award ceremony and a superb gala dinner which highlighted the diversity of Turkey’s cultural heritage, closed the event.

“The event was not only very interesting with informative insights about the industry but also very enjoyable and entertaining. I really enjoyed the conference and learned a lot.”

Erik Sardain

Project Blue

“The programming and organization were outstanding and informative. The gala dinner was a lot of fun. It was great to celebrate together after 3 years.”

Devon Winter and Friedrich Winter

“Excellent Programme, thanks to all the care and arrangements.”

Pankaj Kumar Satija

Tata Steel Mining

“Just a quick note to say very many thanks for an excellent conference last week. A very big round of applause goes to you and your hardworking team.”

Michael Girot


“I very much enjoyed the conference and thanks for insuring that everything went as planned after such a long hiatus.”

Daniel Marx


“GREAT EVENT in Istanbul! Thank you very much. I have appreciated my first time with ICDA.”

Stefan Boehm

thyssenkrupp Materials Trading GmbH