PPG Industries, Rio Tinto, SunChemical, Tronox, TiZir and more headline Smithers Rapra’s TiO2 World Summit

13th Conference heads to Barcelona, Spain 30 April – 02 March 2013

TiO2 World Summit 2013

January 23, 2013 03:54 AM Eastern Time

LEATHERHEAD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Key players will be sharing insights at the TiO2 World Summit 2013 – a highly regarded, industry-leading conference devoted to TiO2 market health drivers, new mineral projects, industry profitability, sustainability, feedstock supply/demand, and end-use applications. Smithers Rapra and experts from Artikol Ltd., IBMA Inc., PPG Industries and Wells Fargo Securities are combining their collective expertise to deliver unrivalled insight and address the full spectrum of issues faced by TiO2 producers and its end use industries.

 “The pigment industry is no longer tight and pigment producer inventories have grown to above normal levels. Global economies have slowed and increased availability of feedstocks have shifted pigment purchasing power to the consumers,” remarks Jim Fisher, President and CEO, IBMA Inc. and conference co-chair. “Our TiO2 Summit agenda is being carefully designed to address economic health drivers of the TiO2 industry, both positive and negative. With profits on the line and decisions to be made between short-term gain and long-term investment, it is critical we gather in Barcelona to understand this ever-changing landscape.”

Over 25 expert speakers from across the globe -- senior representatives from throughout the TiO2 supply chain – are scheduled to present insights at the TiO2 World Summit. In general sessions, delegates will hear up-to-the-minute market updates from co-chairs Jim Fisher and Reg Adams, Chief Executive, Artikol Ltd., followed by The Strategy of Vertical Integration by Tom Casey, Chairman and CEO, Tronox, Trends & Opportunities in Global Coatings from Rob Outram, Associate Director, Paints & Coatings, Information Research Ltd, Research in Urban Heat Islands and Mitigation Technologies by Dr. Hashem Akbari, Professor, Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University.

Other presentations include global perspectives from A. Schulman, Inc., Advanced Materials-JTJ, Argex Titanium Inc., BCInsight Ltd., CCM -- a brand of Kcomber Inc., China Titanium Consulting, INSCX Exchange, Jacobs Consultancy Inc., Merck KGaA, Munksjö AB, PPG Industries and many more.

First held in 1990, this biennial event has become the key meeting place for the TiO2 industry to solidify upcoming budgets and inform 5-year strategic plans. The program features senior representatives from up and down the TiO2 supply chain, including mining, logistics, manufacturing and end use industries such as plastics, paints, coatings, inks, paper, laminates, and personal care. Whether you mine, refine, buy, sell or invest in TiO2, the TiO2 World Summit is a must-attend event.

Register before 01 March 2013 to take advantage of our Super Early Bird Offer and save €200 off the conference fee!

For more information on the TiO2 Summit 2013, visit http://www.tio2conference.com/home.aspx