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.

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Members Meeting 2024

The Members’ Meeting 2024 will take place in Hong Kong (SAR China) on 22-23 May 2024

Further information including booking details will be made available closer to the event.


ESG Technical Summit

Lulea, Sweden

18-19 October 2023

A unique conference focusing on ESG and Sustainability!

Over the years, we have made sustainability and ESG a key focus of ICDA’s activities. We are proud of the growing awareness and number of valuable initiatives developed by our members and the industry ecosystem.

We believe that we can all learn together and advance ESG compliance in the chrome industry.

we are pleased to invite you to the first ESG Technical Summit dedicated to chrome industry professionals.

The event will bring together leaders and technical experts from across the ESG landscape, women and men who are providing effective solutions to support sustainability and help our industry meet the decarbonisation targets set out by the Paris Agreement.

We are delighted to host this ESG Technical Summit under the umbrella of the ICDA ESG Committee.

The ESG Technical Summit is open to ICDA members only.

Contact us for the password to register.

ESG Technical Summit

Lulea, Sweden

18-19 October 2023

Achieving the highest standards of ESG compliance is key for companies to succeed and deliver responsible products.

Over the years, we have made sustainability and ESG a key focus of ICDA activities.

We believe that we can all learn together and advance ESG compliance in the chrome industry and we are pleased to invite you to the first ESG Technical Summit dedicated to chrome industry professionals.
The event will include a one-day technical tour at Swerim AB and Envigas which are leading fossil-free and BioCarbon Research

If you are an ESG specialist or deal with ESG issues as part of your professional responsibilities, register now and expand your knowledge.


18 October 2023

07:45 - 08:30

Registration desk

08:30 - 09:15

Opening session

ICDA’s commitment to ESG and Responsible Sponsor address by Serik Shakhazhanov, ERG CEO

09:00 - 10:15

Keynote session – Lowering direct emissions in ferrochrome with biochar

Presentations by Dr Elsayed Mousa, Swerim AB and Tobias Brink, Envigas

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee and tea break

10:45 - 12:45

Ferrochrome production – how we monitor and reduce our carbon footprint

Topics include: EU CBAM, LCA performance of the LC and HC FeCr industry, sustainable mining and ferrochrome production overview,  technological achivements to improve energy efficiency

12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 15:15

Managing the Human Rights factors across the chromium value chain – workshop

Moderated by Human Rights experts Sandra Atler (Enact Sweden) and Roger Branigin (Enact, USA)

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee & tea break

15:45 - 17:15

Sustainable initiatives

Topics include: sustainability of the workforce, carbon neutrality using green energy, new uses of FeCr slag contributing to circular economy, turning sustainability and climate plans into real actions

19:30 - 22:00

Welcome dinner

One-day trip technical tour at Swerim AB and Envigas 19 October 2023, from 08:00am to 05:30pm local time

The ESG technical summit is open to ICDA members only.

Reflecting on the Members Meeting 2023

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

Our recent event held in Munich in May 2023 was another outstanding success.

Attended by 150 ICDA members, it was a very special conference as we decided to resume the ICDA members-only tradition. We believe that there must be benefits to being part of the ICDA and dedicated conferences are one of them.

During the event, members had the opportunity to interact with their ICDA representatives. ICDA President Zelda du Preez gave a comprehensive opening address, updating members on the latest developments and milestones of the ICDA, introducing the newly elected Council and welcoming new members.

Keynote speakers Maxence Cordiez (independent energy expert) and Dr Martin Kueppers (International Energy Agency) agreed that the energy crisis has highlighted the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and the urgency of decarbonising electricity and industrial processes.

Demand for chromium will be driven by dynamic developing economies, but also by sustainability, as Dr Nicole Kinsman (IMOA, Team Stainless) showed how flexible stainless steel service lines have helped to save billions of cubic metres of water in several municipalities (Seoul, Taipei, Taiwan, Tokyo).

During the event, delegates had the chance to question leading analysts on the drivers of stainless steel demand, the impact of the global economic situation on markets and the impact of the EU carbon border tax on trade.

While China and India remain the economic drivers, the experts agreed that the global situation remains highly uncertain, with energy, social and geopolitical issues at the heart of a fractured global economy.

The event provided excellent networking opportunities with two dinners, a conference lunch and dedicated networking areas. The Chromium Sustainability Awards, sponsored by TELF AG, and a superb gala dinner brought the event to a wonderful close.

“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


“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


“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