73rd World Magnesium Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance
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Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday

Saturday, May 14

08:30 – 14:00
Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
Neptune Room


14:30 – 16:30
European Committe Meeting (closed)
Neptune Room


14:30 – 16:30
Americas Committee Meeting (closed)
Minerva Room

Sunday, May 15

08:00 – 13:30
Board of Directors Meeting (closed)
Neptune Room


09:00 – 18:00
Registration Open
Foyer


14:00 – 16:00

Spouse's Welcome Reception
(sponsored by Twin City Die Castings Co.)
Terrace/Garden



18:30 – 20:30
President’s Reception
(sponsored by AMACOR)
Terrace/Garden

Monday, May 16

07:00 – 17:00
Registration Open
Foyer


07:00 – 17:00
Exhibits Open
Foyer & Juno Room


07:00 – 08:00
Breakfast with Exhibits
Foyer & Juno Room


08:00 – 12:00
General Session
Jupiter Room

Session 1: Magnesium Industry & Market

Global Primary Magnesium Supply and Demand Balance 2015
John Grandfield, CM Group (Keynote)

Magnesium in Aluminum's Shadow: Sunshine or Storms Ahead?
Karen McBeth, Platts, McGraw Hill Financial (Keynote)

Current Status of R&D Activities and Magnesium Industry in Korea
Min Cheol Kang, Korea Magnesium Technology Research Association

Magnesium update in Europe
Chris Dagger, IMA European Chair


09:00 - 16:00

Fabulous Cooking Day Spouse Tour



10:00 – 10:30
Break with Exhibits
Foyer & Juno Room


10:30 – 12:00

Session 2: Magnesium Industry & Market
Development Status and Prospect of China’s Magnesium Industry & Market
Dong Chunming, Sunlight Metal Consulting (Beijing) Co. Ltd.

Japan Magnesium Market Outlook
Daisuke Konishi, Advanced Material Japan Corporation

Overview of the 13th Five Year Plan for China's Magnesium Industry
Xu Jinxiang, China Magnesium Association



12:00 – 12:30
IMA Members Only Meeting & Election of Officers & Directors
Jupiter Room


12:00 – 13:30

Lunch with Exhibits
Foyer & Juno Room



13:30 – 15:00

General Session
Jupiter Room

Session 3: Automotive Applications
Application of Magnesium to the motorcycle structure parts
Takaharu Suzuki, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Keynote)

Design and Optimization of Magnesium Cross-Car Beam for a new C-Segment SUV
Herbert Fackler, Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc.

Next Generation Magnesium Lift gate – Utilizing Advanced Technologies to Maximum mass reduction in high volume vehicle application
Jonathan Weiler, Meridian Lightweight Technologies



15:00 – 15:30
Break with Exhibits
Foyer & Juno Room


15:30 – 17:00

Session 4: Automotive Applications
Requirements on aluminum for qualification as material for automotive components
Werner Fragner, AMAG Austria Metall GmbH (Keynote)

Automotive Lightweighting - The Role of Magnesium in Competition with Other Materials
Alan Luo, The Ohio State University

Fatigue Testing and Life Prediction of AM60 Front Shock Tower Structures
Hong-Tae Kang, The University of Michigan-Dearborn



Tuesday, May 17

07:00 – 17:00
Registration Open
Foyer


07:00 - 17:00
Exhibits Open
Foyer & Juno Room


07:00 – 08:00
Breakfast with Exhibits
Foyer & Juno Room


08:00 – 10:00

General Session
Jupiter Room

Session 5: Recycling -Desulfurization and Primary
Primary and Secondary Magnesium in Hot Metal Desulfurization
Alexander Rhomberg, Almamet Group

Development of the Chinese Iron and Steel Industry -use of Magnesium for Hot Metal Desulfurization
Mr. Wenyong Deng, Almamet Beijing Office

Pidgeon or Eletrolytic - the Choice for modern China
Phil Baker, Hatch Associates

Turkey's Unique Primary Magnesium Production Plant
Ilhan Göknel, Eczacibasi Esan



10:00 – 10:30
Break with Exhibits
Foyer & Juno Room


10:30 - 12:00

Session 6: Primary Processes
Prospect of Qinghai Salt Lake Magnesium and its influence on the global magnesium industry
Phil Baker, Hatch Associates

The Production Economics of Carbothermic Magnesium
Jens S. Frederiksen, Boulle Carbothermic Metals Ltd.

Next generation of sustainable Mg primary production
Martin Tauber, FAURIS Management



12:00 - 13:30 am
Lunch with Exhibits
Foyer & Juno Room


13:30 – 15:00

General Session
Jupiter Room

Session 7: Magnesium Sheet Applications & Processes
Expansion the Raw Material Base for the Electrolytic Production of Magnesium
Dr. Sergey Lupinos, State Titanium Research and Design Institute, Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Danieli FATA Hunter Process Technology, Market Drivers and Target Customers for Magnesium Alloy Sheet
Chris Romanowski, Danieli FATA Hunter

Growing Expectations for Magnesium Batteries in Japan
Kazumasa Yamazaki, Japan Magnesium Association / Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd.



15:00 - 15:30 pm

Break with Exhibitors
Foyer & Juno Room



15:30 – 17:00

Session 8: Energy Storage & Corrosion Protection
Mg-based compounds for energy conversion as key materials for innovative and efficient sustainable energy systems
Dr. Daniel Fruchart, CNRS Institut NEEL

New Process Technique in Magnesium Die Casting with Better Eco-Balance
Dr.-Ing. Norbert Erhard, Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG

Active Protective Coatings for Magnesium Alloys
Mikhail L. Zheludkevich, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht



18:30 – 22:00

Closing Reception & Banquet
(sponsored by RIMA Industrial)
Jupiter Ballroom



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