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) in May 2024.

Further information including exact date and 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.

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