At the end of 2019, the sudden COVID-19 spread across the world, and the cruel epidemic put the indium, bismuth, germanium and gallium industry to the test. With the post-epidemic era arriving, how can companies survive during the storm? The market demand still exists, but it keeps temporarily delayed. How can companies take the lead in the coming retaliatory rebound? Let us work through the difficulties of the industry one after another and climb to a higher peak.
Asian Metal hosted the 1st World Indium&Bismuth&Germanium&Gallium Forum in 2008. Since then, the forum has been held every year and around 150 companies from all over the world actively participate. As the "No.1 forum in indium, bismuth, germanium and gallium industries" called by insiders, so far, it has been successfully held in Changsha, Nanjing, Kunming, Xiamen, Sanya, Zhuhai and so on. Honor is history, and we are looking forward to a more brilliant future, so please join us to create together in 2021.
The 13th World Indium&Bismuth&Germanium&Gallium Forum will be held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang on March 25-26, 2021. The forum will provide a face-to-face opportunity for market participants, meeting new clients and consolidating regulars, discussing and sharing the market situation, listening professionals' smart analysis and unique insights on market hot events to inspire wisdom and seize opportunities.
[Brand Advantages] Asian Metal holds the forum for 13 consecutive years which is the only special and dedicated forum that combines indium, bismuth, germanium and gallium.
[Authoritative Forum] The widely and unanimously acknowledged forum in the global industry of indium, bismuth, germanium and gallium.
[Cutting-edge themes] To guide the new ideas of development in the industry.
[High-end connections] To convey the insights and experience of opinion leaders along the industrial chain.
[In-depth exchanges] To create an opportunity of mutual in-depth communication.
March 25, Thursday 16:00-19:00 Registration
18:00-20:00 Welcoming Banquet
March 26, Friday 08:30-08:50 Sign-in
08:50-09:00 Opening Address
09:00-09:30 The Historical Evolution of the Regional Distribution and Supply-Demand Landscape of Indium
09:30-10:00 Reflection on and Outlook of the Predicament faced by Bismuth
10:00-10:30 Group Photo & Tea Break
10:30-11:00 Advance of Germanium tetrachloride at the Grade of Optical Fibers
11:00-11:30 Status Quo and Outlook of the International Supply-Demand Relationship of Gallium
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Explosive Progress of the Localization of ITO Target Materials in China
14:30-15:00 In-Depth Exploration of Germanium for the Use of Infrared
15:00-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-16:00 Prospect of 5G Gallium of High Purity
16:00-16:30 Far-Reaching Influence of the Sino-U.S. Trade Conflicts over the Germanium Industry
16:30-17:00 Status Quo and Prospect of Solar Power Film Market of Indium, Bismuth, Germanium and Gallium
Closing Ceremony
18:00-20:00 Banquet of Acknowledgement
  • Chen Lin
    Marketing Director
    Yunnan Chihong International Germanium Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Chen Lin joined Yunnan Chihong Zn&Ge Co., Ltd. in 2009 and has been working on purchase and sales.
  • Founded on 16 March, 2018 with a registered capital of RMB250 million (USD36.00 million) and located in Qujing Economic and Technological Development Area, Yunnan Chihong International Germanium Industry Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Chihong International Germanium") is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yunnan Chihong Zn&Ge Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Chihong Zn&Ge"), a state-owned A-share listed company, and owns 120 employees. Chihong International Germanium is a part of Chihong Zn&Ge's strategic development in germanium industry.
  • Wu Shijun
    Guixi Grand Sanyuan Industry Group Co., Ltd.
  • Member of Communist Party of China, Master Degree Candidate, senior engineer, expert enjoys special allowance of Jiangxi Province, leading figure of Jiangxi Gan Po Talents 555 Project, Jiangxi May Day Labor Award winner, President of MBA Association of Nanchang University, Vice President of Yingtan Federation of Industry & Commerce, Chairman of Yingtan Anti-Cancer Association, Vice President of Indium, Bismuth & Germanium Branch and Gallium, Selenium & Tellurium Branch of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association.
  • Christian Hell
    Technical Director
    Photonic Sense GmbH
  • Christian graduated from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg and has a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry. He joined Photonic Sense in 2004 and has mainly been focused on material analytics and the Czochralsky crystal growing process.
  • Photonic Sense is dedicated to manufacturing highest quality germanium and silicon material and precision components for infrared optics applications. Their advanced production and measuring technologies and equipment guarantee consistent and cost effective processes and outstanding product quality. As a reliable and flexible partner they help customers to increase their production efficiency with short lead times, support of Kanban principles and high precision blanks to save manufacturing cost.
  • Donna Vareha-Walsh
    Director of Sales and Global Supply Chain and Trade ComplianceBiography
  • Donna Vareha-Walsh is the Director of Indium Corporation's metals, compounds, solar, and recycling business unit. She also oversees the Company's Supply Chain and Trade Compliance functions. Donna is responsible for the sourcing and sales of critical raw materials such as indium, gallium, germanium, tin, and silver for Indium Corporation's manufacturing operations, as well as the trading and reclaim business. Donna is based at Indium Corporation’s headquarters in Clinton, NY.
  • Donna has more than 15 years of metals market experience from numerous roles and responsibilities, including Director of Global Procurement for a global premium alloy company and Director of Metallurgical Operations and Procurement for a global tungsten based business. Additional experience includes finance responsibilities as a Business Unit Controller, sales expertise as Director of Sales and a New Business Development Manager, and participation in the metals recycling and scrap/reclaim markets.
  • Donna earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Duquesne University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds certificates in leadership development and manufacturing excellence. She has a Lean Green Belt and is on the Board of Directors of the MMTA a global minor metals trade association.
  • Xiong Tian
    Strategic Sourcing & Business Development Manager
    Neo Performance Materials, Inc.
  • With a bachelor's degree in materials physics and a master's degree in applied chemistry, Xiong Tian once worked in Beijing Easpring Material Technology Co., Ltd. and Beijing Jiya Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd. Currently, he is the manager for strategic sourcing and business development of Neo Rare Metals Business Segment under NEO Performance Materials, Inc. and mainly deals with businesses and cooperation related to gallium, indium, tantalum, niobium and rhenium via China. Headquartered in Toronto, the company has offices in Greenwood Village, Colorado, US, and Beijing, China. The company which has three business segments (Neo Chemicals and Oxides, Neo Magnequench, and Neo Rare Metals) is engaged in the production, processing and development of rare earth and zirconium-based engineered materials, magnetic powders, and rare metals including gallium, indium, rhenium, tantalum and niobium.
  • Huang Shicheng
    General Manager
    Guangxi Crystal Union Photoelectric Materials Co., Ltd. (CUPM)
  • Huang Shicheng (male), Master of Central South University and Senior Engineer, now acts as General Manager of Guangxi Crystal Union Photoelectric Materials Co., Ltd. (CUPM). He has won many honorary titles, such as "13th batch of top-notch talent of Liuzhou", "Liuzhou working model", "4th batch of industrial enterprise expert receiving Liuzhou special government allowance", "2018 leading talent of Luoyang Longhua Heat Transfer & Energy Conservation Co., Ltd.".
  • Being engaged in research, production and management of ITO targets from 2009, Huang Shicheng and his team realized mass application of advanced TFT large-sized ITO target, broke up the monopoly of Japan and South Korea in ITO targets, the key raw material in display panel industry, gradually lowered risks of overseas producers' fatal attack and made contributions to improvement, safety and rapid development of Chinese display panel industry and indium industry chain.
  • He has finished seven government development and industrialization projects of ITO targets, obtained five patents, published five papers and two professional industry technology reports and drafted four industry standards, which were approved by National Nonferrous Metals Standardization Technical Committee. He won the "2018 Guangxi Excellent New Product Award" with his patented indium tin oxide rotating target and the first prize of the "1st Invention and Entrepreneurship Achievement Award" of China Invention Association in 2019 with the "research and industrialization of high-performance ITO target for TFT-LCD" project.
Supply and demand pattern of indium metal and evolution of regional distribution
Thoughts on troublesome bismuth metal market and outlook
The way forward of optical fiber grade germanium tetrachloride
Present situation of international supply and demand of gallium metal and outlook on subsequent progress
Explosive development of ITO target localization
Deep analysis on germanium used for infrared ray
Prospects for 5G high-purity gallium metal
Profound influences of China-U.S. trade friction on germanium industry
Status quo of Cu-Im-Ga-Se solar thin film and prospects
(The final content remains pending.)
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  Before Mar.25 On-Spot
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The annual World InBiGeGa Forum is a grand meeting provided by Asian Metal with heart and soul for global companies from indium, bismuth, germanium and gallium industries to meet, to share and to discuss. The upcoming 13th World InBiGeGa Forum in Hangzhou, Zhejiang on 25-26 March, 2021 will bring you in-depth communications with industry elites and great opportunities to show your achievements and professionalism in a comprehensive way.
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