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Zircon Conference 2022

ZIA’s 10-year anniversary conference a resounding success

ZIA’s 2022 conference was a resounding success. The annual event, this year attended by 124 delegates, from 30 countries representing 77 companies, is the largest annual gathering of the zircon industry. The conference, held in Kuala Lumpur, was the first face-to-face event in three years, and marking the 10-year anniversary of ZIA.

The two keynote speakers were very well received: on day 1, Captain K Subramaniam, General Manager of Port Klang Authority, highlighted the importance of zircon shippers moving to digitalisation of documents and informing ports in a timely manner of NORM information. On day 2, Sumana Rajarethnam, Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit, presented a global macroeconomic update and a more detailed economic outlook for Asia.

Delegates’ feedback valued the conference for providing both market dynamic and technical insights for the wider zircon industry, as well as future applications of zircon and zirconia. The moderated panel discussion led by captains of industry was a particularly popular session. As is always the case, the technical site visits and opportunity to network was highly appreciated by all who attended.

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Keven Harlow, ZIA Executive Director, said:

“Our 2022 conference once again attracted all those involved in the global industry. Over the last ten years we have seen the event go from strength-to-strength to the point where our ZIA conference is now regarded as the ‘heartbeat of the industry.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our 2023 event, the location of which will shortly be decided by our members.”

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