2017 World Magnesium Conference Schedule
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Schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, 20 May

08:00 –14:00

Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
Location: Hibiscus


Sunday, 21 May

09:00 – 18:00

Registration Open
Location: Island A Foyer


08:00 – 13:30

Board of Directors Meeting (closed)
Location: Lotus


14:00 – 16:00

Spouse’s Welcome Reception
Location: State Room


15:00 – 16:30

European Committee Meeting (closed)
Location: Gardenia


15:00 – 16:30

Americas Committee Meeting (closed)
Location: Peony I


16:00 – 19:00

Exhibitor Move-In
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


18:30 – 20:30

President’s Reception
Location: Garden Terrace and Banyan Deck


Monday, 22 May

07:00 – 17:00

Registration Open
Location: Island A Foyer


07:00 – 16:30

Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast with Exhibitors
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


08:00 – 10:00

General Session 1: Magnesium Industry & Market
Location: Jurong Ballroom

Global Primary Magnesium Supply and Demand Balance
Alan Clark, CM Group

Today's Magnesium Technologies and Applications in Japan
Shogo Hirano, Japan Magnesium Association

Magnesium Market Overview
Heming Hao, Argus Media Limited

Use of Magnesium in Titanium Production at Solikamsk Magnesium Works
SZD/SMW, Solikamsk


09:00 – 15:00

Spouse Tour (must be registered in advance)
Location: Off Property


10:00 – 10:30

Morning Break with Exhibitors
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


10:30 – 11:45

General Session 2: Automotive Applications
Location: Jurong Ballroom

The Chinese Automotive Market - Much More Than Only the Largest Market in the World
Martin Tauber, FAURIS BVBA
Zisheng Zhen, Magontec

Activity on Automobile Magnesium Application Enlargement
Hiroyuki Nakamura, Tokai Rika Co., Ltd.
Daisuke Konishi, Advanced Material Japan Corp.

Third Generation Ford F-150 die-cast Magnesium Radiator Support Evolution
Richard Berkmortel, Meridian Lightweight Technologies


12:00 – 12:30

IMA Members Only Meeting / Election of Officers & Directors
Location: Jurong Ballroom


12:30 – 13:30

Lunch with Exhibitors
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


13:30 – 15:10

General Session 3: Chinese Language Session
Location: Jurong Ballroom

China’s National Science & Technology Program in Research and Application of Magnesium Alloys
Pan Fusheng, Chongqing University

Mg Alloys Production & Research of Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (CHALCO)
Xiao Yang, Zhengzhou Light Metal Research Institute, CHALCO

New High-Speed Forging Process of Mg Alloys – Uniforge
Jack Shih, Pinda Technology Co. Ltd.

Anisotropic Behavior Improvement by Applying T-R Heat Treatment for Wide AZ31B Sheet Coil
Sen Cheng, Yinhe Magnesium Alloy Co. Ltd.


15:10 – 15:30

Afternoon Break with Exhibits
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


15:30 – 17:10

General Sessions 4: Chinese Language Session
Location: Jurong Ballroom

Development Status and Prospect of China’s Magnesium Industry & Market in 2016
Chunming Dong, Beijing Sunlight Metal Co. Ltd.

QSLIC Magnesium Fosters Green Magnesium Industry
Shijun Wang, Qinghai Salt Lake Magnesium Industry Ltd.

The Application of Magnesium Casting on FAW Passage Vehicle
Dr. Haifeng Liu, FAW Foundry Co. Ltd.

Magnesium Alloy Components in Chinese OEM Electric Vehicle Application
Kimi Zou, Meridian Lightweight Technologies
Mark Lacina, Meridian Lightweight Technologies
Brian Ewing, Meridian Lightweight Technologies


18:30 – 22:30

IMA Members-Only Reception
Location: RedDot Brewhouse (Dempsey)


Tuesday, 23 May

07:00 – 17:00

Registration Open
Location: Island A Foyer


07:00 – 17:00

Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast with Exhibitors
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


08:00 – 10:00

General Session 5: Circular Economy & Processes
Location: Jurong Ballroom

Study on Magnesium Recycling inside the European Union
Martyn Alderman, IMA European Committee

Low-Pressure Casting System for Magnesium and Aluminum
Peter Rauch, RAUCH Melting Technology

Insufficient Melt Dosing of Magnesium in Die-casting Solution by Vacuum Dosing
Roger Rapp, Meltec Industrieofenbau GmbH (part of Oskar FRECH Group)

Manufacturing Route for Producing Tailor-Made Magnesium Wires for Welding and ALM Purposes
Stefan Gneiger, Austrian Institute of Technology, Light Metals Technologies Ranshofen


10:00 – 10:30

Morning Break with Exhibitors
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


10:30 – 11:45

General Session 5: Circular Economy & Processes (continued)
Location: Jurong Ballroom

The New Continuous Silico-Thermal Reduction Process for Magnesium Production
Dongkyun Choo, RIST

Production and Applications of High Formable E-form Mg Alloy in POSCO
Junho Park, POSCO

Novel Technologies of Corrosion Protection for Magnesium and its Alloys
Dr. Ying An, Henkel (China) Investment Co., Ltd.


11:45 – 11:55

Award of Process Excellence Announced
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


12:00 – 13:30

Buffet Luncheon with Exhibitors
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


13:30 – 14:45

General Session 6: Alloy Development & New Applications
Location: Jurong Ballroom

Development of New Magnesium Die-casting Alloys
Trevor Abbott, Magontec

Enhancing the Ductility of Cast and Wrought Magnesium Alloy Products
Alan Lou, Ohio State University

Microstructure and Properties of the Thin Magnesium Alloy Sheet Welded by High Power Laser on Over-lap Joint
Mokyoung Lee


14:45 – 14:55

Award of Wrought Announced
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


15:00 – 15:30

Break with Exhibitors
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


15:30 – 16:45

General Session 6: Alloy Development & New Application (continued)
Location: Jurong Ballroom

New Application of Corrosion Resistant Non-flammable Magnesium Alloys
Bong Sun You, Korea Institute of Materials Science

Hydrogen Storage and On-Demand Hydrogen Generation Based on Magnesium and its Alloys
Dr. Lars Röntzsch, Fraunhofer IFAM

Application Development of Railway Stocks of Mg Alloys with Superplastic Deformation
Gaofeng Quan, Southwest Jiaotong University


15:30 – 17:00

Exhibitor Tear-Down
Location: Tanglin Ballroom


18:30 – 19:30

Closing Reception
Location: Island B Foyer


19:00 – 19:30

Awards & Recognition Presentation
Location: Island B Ballroom


19:30 – 23:00

Closing Banquet
Location: Island B Ballroom

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