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Event Overview


Metal Bulletin Events’ 28th International Ferro-alloys Conference (IFA) will once again bring together the world of ferro-alloys under one roof in Berlin on 11-13 November 2012.

Over 1000 Delegates are anticipated this year, confirming the conference as the best place to conduct a year’s worth of business over just three days. Many of the global industries most important miners, producers, smelters, steel mills and logistics/service companies have already confirmed. Wherever your position in the ferro-alloys value chain, the conference offers unrivalled opportunities to meet and secure deals with your customers, suppliers and competitors.

NEW THIS YEAR : Building on the success of last year's conference, we have listened closely to our regular delegates and will be incorporating their feedback on a number of features and improvements:

l Intuitive colour coded badges for each ferro-alloy interest
With over 1000 people in the conference halls and lounges it can be difficult to work out which delegates are interested in which ferro-alloys. Our new colour coding system will streamline the process – a quick glance
at a badge will tell you the relevance to your business - meaning you only spend time networking with relevant companies.

l Speed networking sessions arranged for each ferro-alloy
Dedicated ‘speed dating’ sessions for each alloy have been included this year. Each session is designed to separate out the alloys and give you a chance to meet lots of relevant people in one go, in the easy environment of a speed session. Champagne will be served throughout to keep the room flowing.

l Gala dinner for all delegates
Back by popular demand there will be a full gala dinner on the 12th November and it will be open to all delegates. Spouses are welcome too but spaces will be capped at 400 so reserve your space early.

l All new business lounge in addition to last years’
With the hugely popular business lounge last year jam packed with meetings, we have added a second dedicated meeting space to give you more room.

l A Bavarian Oktoberfest (in Berlin in November)
Breaking with just about all the traditions of the festival we are hosting our own ‘Oktoberfest’ in November. Wrong region, wrong time of year but still the same great beer and sausages.

l Early activation of the Delegate Messenger Service
By request we will be activating the delegate messenger service earlier than usual this year to allow you to set up and prepare your meeting schedule in advance.

MULTIPLE DELEGATE RATES : With a variety of concerns resulting in almost universally flat first half in 2012, companies will need to go the extra mile to look for new business for a strong start to 2013. Our new multiple rates mean larger groups will benefit from the largest savings.