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Europe Chapter Seminar @ Prague

An exciting 2-day seminar in Europe! 13-14 November 2017 at Boscolo Prague! The theme is “What will our metal’s future look like in Europe”, and will also cover new technologies and uses of precious metals.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/13/2017 to 11/14/2017
When: 11/13/2017
10:00 AM
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Boscolo Prague
Senovážné nám. 991/13, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město
Czech Republic
Contact: Jonathan J. Jodry

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Prague Seminar 2017

Title : What will our metals future look like in Europe ?
This will cover multiple topics, including changes in the market, new technologies and processes, as well as new products.

Date : 13-14 November 2017

Location : Boscolo Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Organised by : European Chapter of the IPMI

(more sponsorship options available – contact us)




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This years’ European Chapter Seminar will be held in the city of Prague, Czech Republic, in November. The event will take place at the Boscolo Prague, a 5 star-hotel which is probably one of the five best hotels in the capital! We have secured a nice flat rate of 155 euros (+15% taxes, including breakfast) for single or double occupancy - a great opportunity to bring someone, to perhaps the most beautiful city in the world! Kindly note, that the hotel is almost fully booked, so prompt booking is highly recommended!


Tentative schedule

Monday 13 Nov                  10:00-11:00             Chapter General Assembly (all participants welcome)

                                                12:00                         Lunch

                                                13:00-17:00             Seminar – day 1

                                                18:30-22:30             Cocktails & Dinner

Tuesday 14 Nov                  8:40-12:30               Seminar – day 2

                                                14:00-17:30             Safina Refinery Tour (registration mandatory – see below)


List of registered participants

See attached document – we have more than 70 registered participants.


Preliminary list of the speakers and topic

Alessandro Stocco (IKOI)

ALS - Acid Less Separation System (title not yet defined)

Alexei Kornienko (Krastsmetvet)

Green chemistry and consumer-oriented business in the future of precious metals refining

Bodo Albrecht (SABIN Metal Corp.)

Future for precious metals after internal combustion engine has been replaced by other technologies

Denis Borovkov (Plaurum)

PLAURUM: Strategy and achievements by cooperation

Ilya Nekhamin (ReMetall Deutschland)

Recycling of the spent auto catalytic convertors: smelting – technologies development

Jonathan Butler (Mitsubishi)

Palladium: investor dreams and industrial nightmares

Klaus Sparn (Umicore)

Increasing complexity in autocat recycling

Michael Ludwig (ML-SOLUTION)

Conflict Minerals Regulations

Mikhail Khaimov (Mairec)

Precious Metals Recycling – the 2nd Oldest Profession in the World. Do we really need innovation?

Rene Wiskemann (Agosi)

Conflict free gold

Shahnawaz Islam (CME)

CME futures product offering – Au, Ag, Pt & Pd hedging physical price exposure using COMEX/NYMEX futures

Simona Marta (BASF)

Analysis of Silicon Carbide in Recycled Automotive Catalyst Feedstocks


Registration & Hotel booking


Details & registration


- European Chapter Member: CHF 400.00

- IPMI Member: CHF 460.00

- Non Member: CHF 490.00

including lunch and dinner on Monday

Hotel booking


Use link above or book with the same conditions by phone + 420 224 593 111 or by email Mention IPMI European Chapter Seminar as well as group code SV3SV3A).


Refinery tour

A tour of Safina refinery will be proposed on Tuesday afternoon, courtesy of our Platinum Sponsor Plaurum. A bus will leave for that tour on Tuesday at approximately 14:00, and leave from the refinery at approximately 17:30. There is a possibility of taking a taxi from the refinery directly to the airport, for those who would like to catch a plane in the evening. Registration for that visit is mandatory and availability is limited.


We are looking forward to seeing you all in Prague!

Click here for details and registration





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