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Both the indium and germanium markets have experienced great turbulence in supply and demand in the last year. Over the past year, the Chinese government has made a number of purchases for its strategic metals stockpile which sent shockwaves throughout the marketplace with significant price appreciation the result. After a year when end-users drew down stock levels and lived on low safety stock levels, should demand return this year? Will prices further gain? How will producers set production targets in the near-term and what is the changing face of procurement in the world today? How will protracted global financial difficulties impact on the dynamics of the market and will deep budget cuts have a detrimental effect on the advancement of downstream sectors?
The 6th Asian Metal International Indium & Germanium Forum will be held in May in 2013 and will bring together under one roof, influential market players, governmental officials, industry intelligence leaders and supply-chain experts, with the aim to address these issues and to provide a platform for all market participants to exchange opinions and pinpoint the market’s short-to-long-term direction with exquisite commentary and profound understanding.
Held in Kunming in China, the 2013 International Indium and Germanium Forum promises to be the most intimate and all inclusive meeting of the year. With Asian Metal’s extensive coverage in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, nowhere else will there be as many of the world’s Indium and Germanium market participants in one place.
May 8 Wednesday
16:00 Registration
18:00 Welcome Buffet
May 9 Thursday
08:30 Registration
09:00-09:10 Opening Speech by Wendong Bao, Chairman of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd.
09:10-09:30 The Status Quo and Development Trend of Germanium Industry
Wendong Bao, Chairman
Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd.
09:30-10:00 FANYA Exchange and Chinese Dreams of Rare Metal Industry in China
Guohong Yang, Vice president & general manager of production department
THE FANYA Metal Exchange
10:00-10:30 The Indium Market: Technology & Stockpiling Impact
Christophe Murez, Business Line Manager
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Industry Seminar
Key Factors Affecting the Germanium Price Trend
Status Quo Analysis of Germanium Raw Material Supply and Downstream Industries
Exploring of Bottlenecks Germanium Market Suffers and Germanium Industry Future Development
12:00-13:30 Lunch
In-depth analysis of germanium industry, current situations, and prospects
Global germanium metal prices sang songs and rushed to its peak in recent few years in the second half 2012. However, the global economy and its recession weigh on the germanium industry. Continuous weak demand of downstream sectors is a key factor leading to a stagnant market. To avoid the risks brought on by uncertainties of economy, users in the European and American markets prefer to delay procurement; Chinese users are unwilling to buy at the current high price level as well, while buying activities in Chinese and overseas markets are limited. Entering a new year, could the global economy be revived successfully and bring good news to the germanium market? As more and more nations cast their sights on the aviation and aerospace, as well as reformations and improvements of military equipments, could germanium market welcome a bright future? Will new breakthroughs be seen since China is devoting itself to push forward the FTTH and the integrations of telecommunications, broadcasting, and internet? Will demand from downstream industry encounter a “spring” and give life to stimulate the germanium market for the better?
Indium market exploitations and future demand
International indium market had little vitality in 2012: end-users lacked enthusiasm to make purchases; dim deals were concluded in the spot market. China State Reserve Bureau making strategic stockpiled prevented the market from going down further. Because of the territory disputes between China and Japan, relationships between the two nations are sensitive. Will Japanese buyers transfer to other markets to seek new suppliers? Global demand of panel display will increase in the long term, which will encourage indium market be back on track? CIGS is regarded as the future star; will it make contributions to the indium market ascent in 2013? Will the semiconductor industry continue to make persistent efforts to bring new hopes to the sector?
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  After Apr. 20
AM members USD1880
Non-members USD2080
Account name: Asian Metal Ltd
Account number: 802012717208091001
Swift Code: BKCH CN BJ 110
Bank: Bank of China Beijing Guang Hua Lu Sub-Branch, 1/F Haiguan Building, 10 Guanghua Road, Beijing China
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Asian participants please contact:
Cassie Cao
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Fax: +86-10-59080044-801
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North and South American participants, please contact:
Brandon Tirpak
Tel: 1-412-880-5303/1-412-880-5300
Fax: 1-412-880-5308