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Upcoming Event

12 - 14 May 2020

Kyoto, Japan

Join the industry in Kyoto, May 12th-14th 2020, for the ICDA Members’ Meeting!

Japan is known as a leading stainless steel producing country with a buoyant downstream market, what has happened since our previous event there in 2012?

From dramatic macro-economic changes, market uncertainties to trade wars, tense social situations in numerous countries and growing environmental concern globally, the overall context is much different than 8 years ago.

This conference will provide you with an overview of Japan’s economic challenges in this new competitive global environment. How Japan has managed to remain a major stainless steel producer despite the strong rise of China and recent difficult market conditions worldwide? Innovation and local demand being key success factor for the local industry.

World latest environmental policies and market review will be on the program.

Join the conference and exchange thoughts with business leaders, economic and industry experts.

Leave with a renewed and deepened understanding of the chromium market and related industries within the global economic and industrial context.

Register now for the ICDA Members Meeting 2020 in Kyoto and enjoy networking opportunities during the cultural program and evening functions specially thought for you.



AMG Aluminum North America
AMG Superalloys UK Limited
Anglo American Platinum Limited
Argus Media Limited
Asia Steel & Metals Ltd.
Baometal Minerals International Trade Ltd.
BF International Limited
Chongqing Changyuan Group Limited
COFERMIN Chrome GmbH & Co. KG 
Cometal, S.A.
CRONIMET Ferroleg. GmbH
DCX Chrome
EK Company AG (EKC.AG)
Elementis Chromium
ELG Haniel
F.W. Winter Inc. & Co.
Galmet SpA
Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
JFE Material Co., Ltd.
JFE Shoji Trade Corporation
Lanxess (Pty) Ltd
Marubeni Tetsugen Co., Ltd
Masa Chrome (Pty) Ltd.
Merafe Resources Limited
Metal Partner GmbH
Midural Chemicals SA
Monteagle Logistics Limited
New Sokao SA
Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd.
Nippon Steel Stainless Steel Corporation
North American Minerals Chrome Sales
Ore & Metal Company Ltd.
Outokumpu Chrome Oy
Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH
Outotec (Finland) Oy
Outotec Oyj
Pelagic Resources
Plomp Mineral Services BV
Polymetcore Trading S.A
Rand York Minerals Pty Ltd
RMK Ltd.
Samchrome FZE
Sisecam - Soda Sanayii A.S.
Siyanda Chrome Investments
Siyanda Metals Marketing Company
Sojitz Corporation
Southern Development Ltd.
SteelMint Group
Stork International GmbH
Sumitomo Corporation
Tata Steel
Tharisa Minerals
Unichrome AG
Vishnu Chemicals
Vopelius Chemie AG
Yildirim Group



General Information

Registration and payment

The Members’ Meeting 2020 is open to ICDA members only. It is possible to attend by joining the ICDA Membership prior the event, please contact us for membership enquiry.

Conference registration will be valid after full payment is received. Access to the conference will not be granted in case of partial and/or absence of payment.

Delegates have to register online using the ICDA event registration platform, applicable discounts are automatically calculated by the online system

As an ICDA Member, please log in first with your member credentials and then access the registration platform. Should you need any support for finding your website credentials please contact us.

Request for exception to online payment will be examined on a case by case basis- please contact us.

Online registration only in the 10 working days prior the conference. No exception possible. 

The event registration platform will close on May 7th 2020, 5pm (CET)

Early-bird rate

The early-bird rate is valid until January 25th 2020 and cumulative with the existing discount policy.

IIn case of payment by bank transfer, the full amount must reach us by January 25th 2020, otherwise you will automatically be subject to the conference applicable rate and receive an additional invoice.

Discount policy

-10% for the 4th delegate registered, -20% for the 5th, -30% for the 6th, -40% for the 7th and 50% for the 8th and onwards, will be automatically applied by the online registration system.

Registration cancellation

There will be no refund from April 12th 2020 for any cancellation. Only delegate substitution will be permitted.

Cancellation prior April 12th 2020 will imply a € 300 retention charge to cover administrative work.

There are no fees applied in case of delegate substitution.


Carefully check in advance with your local Embassy the requirements for your entry in Japan.

ICDA can facilitate by providing an invitation letter, feel free to contact us.

ICDA is not liable for any visa refusal and/or incomplete dossiers nor for late visa application.


You will receive all information needed to book your room at a preferential rate at the hotel where the conference will take place after your registration for the conference is paid and confirmed. Hotel policy will apply.

Spouse fee

The spouse fee is inclusive of both evening functions (welcome and gala dinners) and not applicable for business partners and/or colleagues.

Dress code

Please dress appropriately for conference and evening functions, business attire is recommended.

Antitrust rules – Code of conduct – Ethical Charter

By registering to the conference delegates strictly adhere to ICDA antitrust rules, code of conduct and ethical charter. Any unappropriate behavior would not be tolerated and the delegate would be excluded from the conference.

The documents mentioned above would be made available at the conference and are publicly available from ICDA website.

Weather & Climate in May

Average low temperature: 14°
Average high temperature: 24°
Average Humidity: 62%
Average Rainfall: 160 mm
Average Rainy Days: 11,4 days