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Conference March 2021

IIMA's virtual conference event 23-24 March is now completed, but the platform, with resources, contacts and on-demand recordings, is still open until 24th April.

Being unable to meet in person with our members at our usual bi-annual meetings we have moved to a tried and tested virtual platform to deliver an interactive environment for delegates to learn, discuss & network. This is our first foray into online conferencing and it allows us to open free access to all interested delegates from member companies - rather than the in-person limit of 3 passes per organisation.

In addition, we are opening the event to sponsors, media and paying non-member delegates. For further information please contact Ysella Collier or click on the image below to see video on what to expect.

What to expect at the International Iron Metallics virtual conference

Running from 1pm to 6pm GMT, the 2 full afternoons of this virtual conference comprise more than just a series of webinars. They will include technical presentations, panel discussions, live Q&A, speed networking and other networking opportunities. Topics covered will include:

To see the full agenda click the link in the right hand menu.

Key note technical presentations

Over the 2 afternoons, there will be 4 keynote presentations on fundamental issues affecting the industry. These will be given by 4 respected experts in the relevant fields and will be around 20-30 minutes in duration (see agenda for further information).

Keynote: Live Q&A

Following keynote presentations, an opportunity will be given for all delegates to pose questions to the keynote speaker and to start a discussion.

Panel discussions

This will comprise a series of 3 short presentations from 3 industry figures, each giving perspectives on a different area of an overarching topic (see agenda for topic details).

Panel discussion: Live Q&A

Following the above discussion, the floor will be opened for questions and discussion amongst all participants.

Networking opportunities

There will be a speed networking reception, where delegates are given the chance to hold short meetings with numerous peers. A full list of attendees will be available throughout the even, and you will have the opportunity to start live chats, email or contact others to connect.


Confirmed speakers include, Chris Asgill (CRU), Christian Boehm (Primetals), Hector Forster (S&P Global Platts), Jeremy Jones (CIX LLC) and Derek Langston (SSY). Further information on speakers, including biographies, is available on the speakers page (see right hand menu).


We would like to thank Metalloinvest for being a Gold Sponsor at our event. Please visit their online conference booth to find out more or connect with any of their team.

Metalloinvest logo

In addition, we'd like to thank Cleveland Cliffs, a Silver Sponsor. They will also have a booth for you to visit.

Cleveland Cliffs logo

Registration & non-member cost

Registration will include weeks of access to over eight hours of on-demand technical presentations, panel discussions, live Q&A, speed networking and other networking functionality. For the first time, the IIMA invites non-members to register to access the event for a fee of just £225.

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