In 2017, as strategic metals benefited from supply-side structural reforms, prices for non-ferrous metals, such as indium, germanium and gallium, showed an upward trend in China and the listed companies involving indium and germanium products generally turned losses into profits. Then, whether the non-ferrous metal industry can usher in new opportunities in 2018 or not?
The shutdown of backward production capacity has effectively reduced the excess supply in the market; the demand for indium, germanium and gallium has been stimulated by the localization of ITO target, the development in localization of fiber-grade germanium tetrachloride production, the mass production of CIGS PV, and the growth spurt of GaAs and other industries. Thus, the market is expected to bottom out soon.
The International IGG Forum has been held for 11 sessions so far since 2008. It has attracted leading companies and professionals both at home and abroad to learn the new developments in the industry and discuss new trends in the development of the industry. The forum, praised as "the top 1 event of the global indium, gallium and germanium industries" by industry participants, has become the wind indicator and spokesman of the global indium, germanium and gallium industries. Asian Metal hereby cordially invites you to attend and celebrate the event!
Meeting highlights:
【Brand Advantage】 The forum which gathers new and old friends both at home and abroad has been hosted by Asian Metal for 11 years in a row
【Authoritative Forum】 The most authoritative forum recognized by the global indium, germanium and gallium industries
【Frontier topics】 Discussions leading to new ideas for the development of the industry
【High-end circle】 Viewpoints and experiences from leaders in the industry chain
【In-depth Communication】 Providing a variety of two-way communication opportunities
March 22nd Thursday 16:00-19:00 Registration
18:00-20:00 Welcome dinner
March 23rd Friday 08:30 Session Registration
08:50-09:00 Opening Speech
09:00-09:30 Analysis on Changes in Supply and Relationship between Supply and Demand in Global Indium Metal Market
09:30-10:00 Opportunities and Difficulties Faced by Chinese ITO Target Producers
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 Localization Process of Germanium Tetrachloride for Optical Fiber
11:00-11:30 Supply and Consumption of Indium Metal in Japan and South Korea
12:00 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Status Quo and Prospects of Germanium Metal Demand in Infrared Lens Industry
15:00-15:30 Analysis on Supply and Value of Global Gallium Metal
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Status Quo and Prospects of Global GaAs Demand
16:30-17:00 Application of Germanium Substrate in Thin-film Solar Battery
Closing speech
18:00 Appreciation Banquet
  • Hu Shuhua
    Assistant Manager
    Operating Officer
    Photoelectricity Business Department
    Solar Applied Materials Technology Corporation
  • Graduating from Taiwan University Institute of Applied Mechanics, Hu Shuhua works in Solar Applied Materials Technology Corporation currently and mainly deals with the R & D, manufacture and sales of key materials of photoelectricity industry including TFT LCD, Touch Panel, LED and solar power. Solar Applied Materials Technology Corporation is a major supplier of chemical products, target materials and high value-added materials worldwide and provides service for clients in different industries around the world. Moreover, the company is the largest supplier of related products of precious metals.
  • 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.
  • Zhang Changming
    President, Senior Economist
    Jiangxi Xinhuaneng Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd
  • Zhang Changming with the master’s degree of marketing has accumulated much experience in business management and marketing fields for many years. He has been engaged in the production and sales of zinc sulfate, indium ingot and non-ferrous metals industry since 1994, now he is the president of Jiangxi Xinhuaneng Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd. Currently, the company can produce 20,000t of zinc sulfate, 10,000t lead bullion and 150t of indium ingot annually. Meanwhile, the company has extended the business area as well, such as ITO materials.
  • Yuan Qin
    Professor-level Senior Engineer, GM Assistant and Manager of Business Department
    GRIMN Guojing Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Obtaining the Master Degree from the major of applied chemistry in 1998 in HeFei University of Technology, Yuan Qin is involved in purification, packaging and testing technology research and industrialization of raw material for optical-used fiber perform.
  • Established in March 2015, Guojing Advanced Materials Co., Ltd., is a business unit of GRINM (General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals) and a fully-subsidiary of GRINM Advanced Materials Co., Ltd. (stock code: 600206) whose previous predecessor was Beijing Guojing Infrared Optical Technology Co., Ltd. Guojing Advanced Materials focuses on R&D and production for advanced infrared optical materials and optical-fiber-used high-purity materials with main products including CVD ZnS, CVD ZnSe, High-purity GeCl4 and SiCl4, Chalcogenide Glasses, etc., which are widely used in fields of thermal imaging system, laser process equipment, and optical fiber perform, etc., taking the leading position in terms of technology in China as well as the best level in quality of peer products in the international market.
  • With the entrepreneurship of “to be professional, initiative, cooperative and devoted”, Guojing Advanced Materials is constantly committed to providing quality products and services to global consumers and bringing about utmost interests to consumers, shareholders and employees to achieve self-development and shoulder the social responsibilities.
  • Donna Vareha-Walsh
    Director Metals Business Unit
    Indium Corporation
  • Donna Vareha-Walsh is director of indium Corporation’s metals business unit. She is responsible for 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 ai a Business Unit Controller, sales expertise as Director of Sales and a News 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.
  • An Changyou
    General Manager
    Jiangxi Jiayin OPT-Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.
  • He graduated from East China University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and received his master’s degree in economics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He has 13 years’ working experience in Sinopec (subsequently serving as workshop director, factory director ect. ) and 10 years’ experience as general manager in three American companies. Mr An joined Jiangxi Jiayin OPT-Electronic Materials Co., Ltd. in 2012. With considerable experience in petrochemical engineering, coal engineering, fine chemicals and semiconductor chemistry, he managed to boost the sales of MO source with the company leading the global market in 2015 after joining the company for only three years. The company has annual sales of MO source of over 30t with gallium consumption of some 40tpy and indium consumption of more than 3tpy.
  • Li Maozhong
    Researcher-level Senior Engineer
    Vice-general Manager
    Yunnan Chihong North Photoelectric Co., Ltd.
  • Graduating from Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Li Maozhong mainly engages in the research and development of infrared optical system, infrared ultra-precision manufacturing technology and infrared optical materials as well as marketing.
    As one of major suppliers of infrared optical products in the world, Yunnan Chihong North Photoelectric Co., Ltd. was established in 2011, and forms an entire optical industry chain through undertaking the infrared optical manufacturing of Kunming Institute of Physics and optical processing of Yunnan Optical Instrument Factory and expanding the R & D and production of infrared optical materials and infrared optical lens' parts.
  • Cui Yuntao
    Doctor/Senior Engineer
    Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS
  • Cui Yuntao who has been engaged in the research and application development in nonferrous metal materials for a long time received his doctor's degree after he graduated from the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beijing University of Technology. He has published 15 high-level academic papers in world-famous journals and applied for 12 national invention patents. The team which he joins took the lead in successful development of the advanced thermal control technology, materials and equipment for liquid metals led by Professor Liu Jing from Tsinghua University and Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS. Related technologies were reported by many top international science media, news channels and professional websites, such as MIT Technology Review, New Scientist and so on, which had a great influence at home and abroad. Moreover, Yunnan Jingchuang Liquid Metal Thermal Control Technology R&D Co., Ltd. conducted the commercialization of these scientific and technological achievements.
  • Xiong Tian
    Vice-General Manager
    Beijing Jiya Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd.
  • From 2003 to 2007, XX studied in Sun Yat-sen University and obtained bachelor degree in material physics;
  • From 2007 to 2010, he received further education in Beijing University of Chemical Technology and obtained master’s degree in practical chemistry;
  • From 2010 to 2012, he worked in Beijing Easpring Material Technology Co., Ltd. as the manager in overseas business who was responsible for the development and sales of anode material for lithium ion cell in overseas market;
  • From 2012 to now, he is the vice-general manager of market department in Beijing Jiya Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd. and is responsible for the sales of the company and the development of new products;
  • Founded in 1999, Beijing Jiya Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd. is one of the first companies in the world to adopt the advanced hydrometallurgical technology to extract gallium in a large scale from Bayer spent liquid that is used to produce alumina. Focusing on the development of gallium metal industry, the company formed an ecological industrial chain for resin, primary gallium (90tpy) and high purity gallium (30tpy) through investing in Shaanxi Huadian Resin Co., Ltd. (NEEQ: 832669) in 2009, jointly investing in Shanxi Zhaofeng Gallium Co. Ltd. with Shaanxi Zhaofeng Aluminum Co., Ltd. under Yangquan Coal Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. in 2011 and Shanxi Jiahua Tianhe Electronic Material Co., Ltd. with Molycrop in 2014. With the support from its shareholders Chinaclos and AXT and customers with which they have established long term relationship, Beijing Jiya won good reputation in faith, quality and service and will continue to make great contributions for the continuous and healthy development of gallium metal material sector.
Analysis on Changes in Supply and Relationship between Supply and Demand in Global Indium Metal Market
Opportunities and Difficulties Faced by Chinese ITO Target Producers
Supply and Consumption of Indium Metal in Japan and South Korea
Status Quo and Prospects of Germanium Metal Demand in Infrared Lens Industry
Localization Process of Germanium Tetrachloride for Optical Fiber
Application of Germanium Substrate in Thin-film Solar Battery
Status Quo and Prospects of Global GaAs Demand
Analysis on Supply and Value of Global Gallium Metal
Status Quo and Prospects of CIGS Thin-film Solar
(The final content remains pending.)
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