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MagForum 2023 Grand Hotel Dino, Baveno, Lake Maggiore 30 May – 1 June 2023

The conference for all those active in the development, supply, processing, logistics, and market application of magnesium minerals.

MagForum is our largest event and regularly attracts some 250 senior management players from across the global magnesia supply chain from mine to market.

MagForum 2023 will bring together a panel of leading experts to examine and discuss the latest trends and developments in the magnesia minerals market.

Confirmed Speakers*

Welcome Address: Celebrating 120 years of serving the magnesia market
LEHVOSS Group, Germany

Italian olivine for industrial applications including CO2 sequestration
Nuova Cives Srl, Italy

Biomass use in magnesite calcination
John Robert McFarlane, Owner, AlbionDesign GmbH, Switzerland

Developments for magnesia-minerals in carbon capture & sequestration
Pol Knops, Chief Technical Officer, Paebbl, Netherlands

Scaling ocean carbon dioxide removal with low-carbon magnesium hydroxide
Jason Vallis, VP Operations, Planetary Technologies, Canada

Transforming CO2 from magnesite production into added-value construction products
Dr. David Konlechner, Owner, KON Chemical Solutions eU, Austria

Turkmag: DBM from Erzurum (eastern Turkey) to the World
Altuğ Çakmur, CFO, Turkmag Madencilik San. Ve Tic. AŞ, Turkey

Middle East magnesia supply developments
Ahmad Samara, Sales and Business Development Partner, Future Canvas, Jordan

Japan MgO market update | Thermal conductive MgO filler | MgO approaches for the environment market
Kazuaki Hamada, Director, et al, Ube Material Industries Ltd, Japan

High grade natural caustic calcined magnesia supply from Pakistan
Adnan Essa, Managing Director, Pak Minerals & Refractory Industry, Pakistan

Brucite, huntite, & hydromagnesite: sources & supply
Dr Ian Wilson, Ian Wilson Consultancy, UK

Magnesium hydroxide & magnesium sulphate: applications review and outlook
Samantha Wietlisbach, Head of Inorganics & Minerals Research & Analysis, S&P Global Commodity Insights, Switzerland

Magnesia cements: review & recent research & development
Dr Colum McCague, Technical Manager: MPA Cement, Mineral Products Association, UK

Magnesium oxide in the dental investment market
Peter Holland, Managing Director, Cermatpro Ltd, UK

Refractory grade magnesia: market review
Ted Dickson, TAK Industrial Minerals, UK & Charles Semler, Semler Materials Services, USA

Refractory mineral supply chains: Zero China & Cold Peace
James Devlin, Managing Director, China Mineral Processing Sales Europe, UK

FULL PROGRAMME DETAILS HERE    *subject to change

Field Trip: Nuova Cives, Vidracco | Tuesday 30 May

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With >50 years olivine and magnesite exploration, mining, processing and trading, Nuova Cives is one of the leading producers of olivine for a wide range of markets, supplying aggregates, sands, fine sands, micronised sands, and micronised powders. More details here.

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For this year’s MagForum venue we have chosen the excellent Grand Hotel Dino on the shore of Lake Maggiore at Baveno, Italy.


Beautiful Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy, and the largest in southern Switzerland. Located halfway between Lake Orta and Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore extends for about 65km between Locarno and Arona.

The hotel is just 50mins from Milan International Malpensa Airport (more hotel details here).

Delegates on MagForum 2022


It was great having the chance to meet everybody after quite a while and you chose a perfect location and everything was perfectly organised.
Ellen Steger, Head of Region Europe, Possehl Erzkontor GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Always looking forward to attend MagForum. Congratulations Mike and Ismene for consistently organising this platform for all of us to meet and share market insights.
Himanshu Sharma, General Manager Refractory Raw Materials, Global Monarch FZC, UAE

Very well organised and very useful programme, provides all necessary information, Roundtables were informative
Mike Clark, Research Engineer, HarbisonWalker International, USA

Congratulations for a very well-organised event. Great pleasure seeing you all.
Dimitris Kalogeropoulos, Manager Corporate Strategy, Grecian Magnesita SA, Greece


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Finale Lunch on the Lake | Thursday 1 June


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Lunch at the end of the conference, Thursday 1 June, will be at the Ristorante Italia on Isola Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island), the most picturesque of the Borromean Islands, just 10min boat ride from the hotel jetty.

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After lunch one can tour the ancient village on Pescatori, and have the option to travel to neighbouring Isola Bella, hosting the sumptuous Baroque palace and luxuriant Italian gardens.

Precise timings and details to be advised in Programme coming soon | LIMITED SPACES: BE SURE TO TICK BOX WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION OR ADVISE ISMENE CLARKE ismene@imformed.com

Programme Outline

Tuesday 30 May 2023
08:00-16:00 (timing to be confirmed)
FIELD TRIP: Olivine mine & plant, Vidracco
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18:00 Welcome Reception & Networking
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Wednesday 31 May 2023
09:00-17:00 Presentations & Discussion
Lunch sponsored by

Evening Reception
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Thursday 1 June 2023
09:00-12:30 Presentations & Discussion
Finale Lunch on the Lake
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