Critical Materials Conference - Johannesburg 2024

9/9/2024, 12:00:00 PM - 9/11/2024, 3:00:00 PM



Critical Materials Conference - Johannesburg 2024

Venue: @Sandton Hotel, Johannesburg

Schedule: 09/09/2024 - 11/09/2024

Join Project Blue and key government, industry and finance stakeholders to discuss ferroalloy trends in South Africa’s mining heartland.

Meet us in Johannesburg for an exciting programme and get the latest market intelligence on supply, demand and prices in the ferroalloys space. Connect with industry peers across the supply chain, reconnect with existing contacts, and do business on the sidelines of the event. 

Delegate rates (July - September)

Rates are calculated at checkout during your registration process

Delegate rate $1,500

(1 ticket)

Delegate rate $1,350

(2 tickets)

Delegate rate $1,200

(3 tickets)

Delegate rate $1,200

(3 tickets or more)

Day 1

14:00  Registration desk opens

16:30 China-Africa Mining Communication Workshop (Invitation only)

18:00 Press breifing & meet and greet

18:30 Networking reception

Day 2
Introductory session

09:00 Welcome and introduction

09:05 Macroeconomic and steel outlook

09:30 Geopolitical risks and commodity markets

09:50 Global ferroalloy price and cost drivers

10:10 Cofee and networking

Manganese session

11:00 Key trends in the global manganese market

11:20 China's manganese market in 2024

11:40 The impact of batteries on the manganese supply chain

12:00 Panel discussion

12:30 Lunch

Chromium session

14:00 Key trends in chrome ore and alloys markets

14:20 Analysis of ferrochrome in the context of India

14:40 Producer perspective

15:00 Panel discussion

15:30 Cofee and networking

Financing critical materials project

16:00 Financing projects in Africa

16:20 Risk vs opportunity in critical materials project finance

16:40 Panel discussion

17:00 End of day one

19:00 Gala dinner

Day 3
South Africa session

09:00 Welcome and introduction

09:05 South Africa outlook

09:30 Sustainable pyrometallurgy in RSA

09:50 Energy and infrastructure in South Africa

10:10 Coffee and networking

Transport session

11:00 Global freight trends

11:20 Logistics in South Africa in 2024

11:40 Panel discussion

12:30 Lunch

China session

14:00 China outlook

14:20 Competition and collaboration - Chinese ferroalloys

14:40 End-user perspectives in China

15:00 Panel discussion

15:30 Coffee and networking

ROW perspectives

16:15 Outlook for ferroalloys in India

16:30 South American steel perspectives

16:45 European steel market trends

17:00 End of conference

Day 4
Visit to Port of Durban

(Limited spaces available)

Project Blue is pleased to be working with Connect Logisitcs to offer an exclusive bus tour of the Port of Durban. Witness the bustling operations of Africa's busiest harbor, and the largest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa. The visit includes a tour of both private and government-owned parts of the Port, and a networking lunch with a view of the container port.

Venue information

@Sandton Hotel

5 Benmore Rd, Benmore Gardens, Johannesburg, 2196


Hotel Booking information

Make use of the discount codes below to reserve your hotel booking

Discount codes for direct booking: #Block 0609PRO or #Project Blue

Discount LINK for online booking