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.

Chromium 2024

Cape Town, South Africa

REGISTER NOW – EARLY BIRD VALID UNTIL 14 JUNE 2024!

5-7 November 2024

Welcome to South Africa for Chromium 2024!

This is the heart of the chrome industry and the place where it all began for the ICDA before it was established in Paris in 1984.

South Africa remains an attractive market with exceptional opportunities in the mining and metals sector due to the strong need for strategic and critical materials globally.

The conference programme will focus on South Africa, which is home to the world’s largest chromite resources. It will also cover global markets, including China, and chrome end-uses.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend presentations delivered by prominent experts, local authorities, and renowned industry analysts. The Q&A sessions will provide an ideal opportunity to get your questions answered.

We have prepared an outstanding programme for networking and evening functions as we conclude the 40th anniversary of the ICDA and celebrate together the start of a new successful decade for the ICDA

Programme key features:

– Will South Africa achieve its full potential over the next decade?

– How will South Africa address systemic challenges?

– What is the current state of the South African chrome ore and ferrochrome industry, and what can we expect?

– To what extent is China key to the development of South Africa’s chrome sector?

– What will be the drivers for chromium demand? Which end-uses would stimulate demand?

– What is the current state of the global market, and what is the performance and outlook for other chrome-producing countries?

– How is sustainability affecting markets and where do we stand globally?

If you are looking for answers to these questions, then Chromium 2024 is the perfect event to attend in priority!

Schedule

5 November 2024

18:30 - 22:00

Welcome cocktail reception and networking dinner

6 November 2024

09:00 - 13:30

Conference (including networking coffee break)

13:30 - 14:30

Networking lunch

14:30 - 18:30

Networking time

18:30 - 23:30

Gala dinner

7 November 2024

09:00 - 12:30

Conference (including networking coffee break)

12:30 - 13:30

Closing Networking lunch

The conference is open to both ICDA members and non-members.

Note that the early-bird rate is valid for registrations made and paid before 14 June 2024.

Reflecting on the Members Meeting 2024

‘The development of emerging economies is dependent on the secure supply of raw materials.’

The recent event held in Hong Kong in May 2024 was another outstanding success.

The event, which was attended by 200 delegates across the global chromium value chain, celebrated the 40th anniversary of the ICDA, established in 1984.

The event provided an opportunity to recall the ICDA’s history and give tribute to its founders, as well as to welcome the newly joined members.

“We continue to pursue founders mission of fostering global sustainable growth in the chromium industry. We are confident that those leaders would be proud of what we have achieved in their footsteps. We are equally confident that much more will be achieved by us, by you and by the next generation of industry leaders to ensure we continue to sustainably supply the raw materials that contribute to advance our societies.” Zelda du Preez, ICDA President

We were privileged to hear Shaun Rein, who delivered a fascinating keynote address, updating the audience on the China-US relationship and the Chinese economy in the context of current global geopolitical tensions. The Q&A session proved to be an invaluable opportunity for further discussion and exchange of views.

We were delighted to have the opportunity to host several experts in the Chinese chrome industry including Han Jianbiao (ZLJ Steel) Wen Luo (Ferroalloynet), Tina Tong (Fastmarkets).

Stainless steel was brilliantly covered by Markus Moll (SMR) and we learnt more about Indonesian Nickel strategy with Katrin Meidy (Indonesian Nickel Producers Association)

We would like to thank top analysts Tanisha Grace Shultz, Nishtha Mukerjee and Tong Tong for their presentation on Global chrome markets as they analysed how systemic issues and volatility could be impacting those markets.

The overarching message from the speeches is that the ‘Global South’ needs to secure its supply of raw materials to sustain its growth. However, in the absence of a favourable global economic context, the potential threat of oversupply could adversely affect growth.

The event offered excellent networking opportunities, including a cocktail reception, a gala dinner, two networking lunches, and dedicated networking areas. The second edition of the Chromium Sustainability Awards, sponsored by TELF AG, concluded with a dazzling gala dinner.

“Thank you for your team’s active support throughout the discussions for the recently concluded ICDA Conference. I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations on the successful conclusion of your event.”

Vinamrata Jaisinghani

SteelMint

“I have enjoyed the members meeting very much, as usual.”

Lars Heck

Metal Partner GmbH

“Thanks a lot for organizing ICDA Sustainability award! It was an honor for us to participate.”

Galina Donnik

ERG - Kazchrome

“Thank you for another great ICDA conference!”

Andrew Torre

CCMA

“Firstly, may I say how impressed I was with the content (particularly the ESG presentations), and organisation of the recent Members Conference in Munich. This was my first experience of an ICDA conference and I have nothing but positives to take away from the event.”

Colette Sellers

AMG Chrome

“Arrangements, location, participation, concern on key challenges. All were very good.”

Rajendra Pathak

Jindal Stainless Limited