IZA Hosted Events

2019 International Zinc Conference – Europe

2019 International Zinc Conference – Europe

May 15-17, 2019
Imperial Plovdiv Hotel & SPA
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Imperial Plovdiv Hotel & SPA
4017 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
6, Lev Tolstoy str./ 1A, Arch.Kamen Petkov str.
Phone: +359 32 600 730

The International Zinc Association (IZA) is pleased to invite you to join the 3rd International Zinc Conference – Europe which will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, cultural capital of Europe 2019.

In addition to providing an excellent platform for meeting and networking the conference program will feature market, technical and regulatory issues, including sessions on:

  • Global zinc market outlook
  • Regional market outlook in China, Europe, India and Latin America
  • New market segment developments
  • Key Industry Challenge

Delegates will also have the opportunity of visiting KCM’s lead and zinc smelter.

The 3rd International Zinc Conference – Europe is organized by IZA and hosted by KCM 2000.


Register Online


Wednesday, 15th May:
Optional plant tour of KCM (AM); Registration (PM) followed by Welcome Reception in Hotel

Thursday, 16th May: 

New Zinc Developments
Regional Market Overviews
Innovations in General Galvanizing
Trends in Continuous Galvanizing
Zinc Thermal Spraying
Responsible Steel
Sustainable Development
followed by:

Friday, 17th May:
Zinc, Regulations and Market Access
Market Outlook Sessions
followed by:
Closing Lunch 

Click here to view draft agenda.

Delegate fee:
EUR 1,550 – early registration fee valid until 10th April
EUR 1,750 – applicable 11th April – 5th May
EUR 1,950 as of 6th May

IZA Members save EUR 150 on above fees. Discount code for IZA members: IZA19

Special discounts:

  • Groups as of 3 delegates: Savings EUR 500 per person for IZA Members (EUR 350 for non-members)
  • Delegates who attend the International Zinc Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 24-27, 2019 save EUR 250 (IZA Members) / EUR 100 (non-members).
  • Zinc Customers receive a 40% discount on the delegate fee. This applies to galvanizers, die casters, brass, fencing, zinc oxide and fertilizer companies, and steel mills.

Please contact bwirths@zinc.org to obtain the relevant discount codes.

Fee for optional tour of KCM’s lead/zinc smelter: EUR 50
This includes bus transfer from/to Imperial Plovdiv Hotel.
Note: Participation is limited to 80 delegates and no more than 4 delegates from the same company.

Fee for spouse/non-business guest:  EUR 125
This includes admission to receptions and lunches.

Optional Activities:
Tour of KCM’s Lead/Zinc Smelter – 15th May:
KCM is the largest producer of lead and zinc in Bulgaria. The production site is located between Plovdiv and Asenovgrad. Transportation will be by bus from/to Imperial Plovdiv Hotel. Journey time approx. 20 mins. Departure time to be confirmed.
Note: If you wish to participate in this plant tour, plan to arrive in Plovdiv the night before.

IZA has blocked a number of rooms at the Imperial Plovdiv Hotel & Spa at the following rates:
single standard room (18m2): EUR 68
single deluxe room (35m2): EUR 98
double deluxe room: EUR 108
Rates include breakfast, access to gym, free Internet, free parking, VAT.

These rates are reserved for conference participants. Information on how to reserve a room will be available at the end of the registration process.

Hotel and Location:
The Imperial Plovdiv Hotel & Spa is an elegant four star hotel with a private garden. It is conveniently located for business and sightseeing. The hotel has been renovated and offers comfortable state-of-the-art rooms, an a la carte restaurant, bars and a luxurious spa with a broad range of treatments.

It is about 2km from the old town with sights, shops, parks and museums and about 3km to the Roman amphitheater.

Sofia Airport (SOF): 120km – approx. 1.5 hours by car. The hotel offers a transfer service.
Plovdiv Airport (PDV): 10 km
(Limited number of flights to/from Brussels Charleroi, Frankfurt Hahn, London Stanstead)

About Plovdiv:

Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe. It is older than Rome ! Its foundations date back to 6000 BC. Plovdiv lies in the plain between the Balkan and Rhodopian mountains on the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East and has a rich cultural heritage.

Today, Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria. It has about 350,000 inhabitants. It has a pittoresque old town with historic monuments from Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman times and a dynamic cultural life with hip art and cafés.

In 2019 Plovdiv is the European Capital of Culture, an initiative of the European Union. Some 350 events are scheduled.

Learn more :




Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be made in writing (email, fax or post) to International Zinc Association, 2530 Meridian Parkway, Suite 115, Durham NC  27713 USA; fax: +1 (919) 361-1957; email: bwirths@zinc.org no later than 23rd April 2019. All refunds are subject to a EUR 100 processing fee and will not be processed until after the conference. Cancellations made after 23rd April 2019 are non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted.

Hotel cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.

Further Information:
Berit Wirths

Conference Sponsors:

Seminario Centroamericano de Galvanizado

Seminario Centroamericano de Galvanizado

10-11 de Julio 2019
Antigua, Guatemala

Hotel Camino Real Antigua
7ma Calle Poniente No. 33B
Antigua Guatemala 03001
Tel. +502 7873 7000



Este seminario proporciona la información más actualizada sobre el acero galvanizado. Examinará el proceso de la galvanización por inmersión en caliente y los beneficios intrínsecos de la galvanización. Las presentaciones tratarán temas como especificaciones de acero galvanizado, mejores prácticas de diseño, inspección, gestión de baños, aleaciones de zinc y nuevas oportunidades de mercado. La atención se centrará en el acero galvanizado por inmersión en caliente.

El seminario se dirige a ingenieros y técnicos de la industria del galvanizado y otros intereseados en la galvanización por inmersión en caliente.

El seminario será organizado por la International Zinc Association (IZA).

Esperamos darle la bienvenida en Antigua, Guatemala.

Inscripciones antes del 31 de mayo: US$ 150
Inscripciones a partir del 1 de junio:  US$ 200

Las tarifas de registro incluyen acceso a las conferencias, los materiales de conferencia, comidas y coffees, y cócteles.

10 de julio: 
Registro seguido por el Cóctel de Bienvenida
11 de julio: Registro; Conferencias Técnicas (todo el día); Cóctel de Clausura

Los presentadores incluyen Manuel Medina, Manuel Casavantes, Carlos Palacios (Peñoles); Renato Tozin (Nexa Resources); Stéphanie Plouin (Pan American Zinc); André Gómez (W. Pilling); Jorge Muñoz (Química del Campo); Bernardo Duran (International Zinc Association)


Todas las anulaciones deben ser recibidas por escrito antes del 23 de junio de 2019. Los reembolsos estarán sujetos a un cargo de US$ 25.- y no se procesarán hasta después de la conferencia. Las anulaciones realizadas después del 23 de junio de 2019 no serán reembolsables. Se permiten sustituciones.

Savio Ce: sce@zinc.org


International Galvanizing Technology Symposium and Exhibition

International Galvanizing Technology Symposium and Exhibition

August 28-31, 2019
Zhenjiang, Jiangsu

Sheraton Zhenjiang Hotel
No.88 Beifu Road
Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu
212004  China 
Tel: +86 (0) 511-8999 9999
Fax:+86 (0) 511-8999 9888

The 5th International Hot Dip Galvanizing Symposium and Exhibition will be held in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China from August 28 to 31, 2019. It will feature the latest advances in process technology, environmental protection and market trends. The symposium will be complemented by an exhibition of international equipment suppliers, galvanizing plant visits and networking opportunities.

This conference will bring together hot-dip galvanizers, equipment suppliers, zinc and alloy producers, and others with a strong interest in galvanizing. Speakers will include international experts from the zinc and galvanizing industries, public and private institutions.

This event will be an excellent forum for learning, exchanging knowledge and meeting existing and new business partners.

We look forward to meeting you there.

To register, please complete the registration form and return by email to izachina@163.com


Early Registration until 31 July 2019
US$400 – IZA-Member   //   US$500 – Non-Member

Registration as of August 1st  2019
US$ 500 – IZA-Member   //   US$600 – Non-Member 

Registration fees can be paid by WeChat or bank transfer.
Note: The fees include admission to all sessions, refreshments, lunch, dinner, and conference documentation, galvanizing plant tours to Jiangsu Zhongyuan Rare Earth New Material Co., Ltd., Yangzhou Aucksun Metal Co., Ltd. and Yangzhou Muyang Steel Structure Engineering Co., Ltd. The plant to Anhui Hongyuan Iron Tower Co., Ltd., is optional and not included. Delegates will have to take the high-speed train from Zhenjing to Hefei in the afternoon of August 31. Accommodation is not included.

Wednesday, August 28
1:00 pm -8:30 pm: registration desk open

 ThursdayAugust 29
8:00 am – 9:20 am exhibition booths open
9:20 am -12:00 am plenary lecture
12:20 pm -2:00 pm lunch
2:00 pm -5:00 pm galvanizing line visit
6:20 pm -8:30 pm banquet

 Friday, August 30
8:00 am – 9:20 am exhibition booths open
9:20 am -12:00 am plenary lecture
12:20 pm -1:30 pm lunch
1:00 pm -5:00 pm galvanizing line visit
6:20 pm -8:30 pm banquet

Saturday,  August 31
8:00 am – 9:20 am exhibition booths open
9:20 am -12:00 am plenary lecture
12:20 pm -1:30 pm lunch
1:00 pm -5:00 pm optional galvanizing line visit

International Zinc Association
Co-organizers:   Jiangsu   Zhongyuan Rare Earth New Material Co., Ltd.; Beijing Suntouch Mechatronic Tech- nology  Co.,  Ltd.;  Xuzhou   Remark-  able Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
Program administrator: Zinc Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Supporting organizers: Siemens China; Yangzhou Aucksun Metal Co., Ltd.; Yang- zhou Muyang Steel Structure Engineering Co., Ltd.; Wedone Thermprocess (Shanghai) Co ; Shanghai Roval Zinc Rich Paint Corporation; Anshan City Anhai Galvanizing Co., Ltd.; Wuhan Xinxin Science & Technology Co., Ltd; Shanghai Bonan Technology Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Yongfeng Hot-dip Galvanizing Co., Ltd.; Ltd; Wuhan Desytek Environmental Pro- tection & New Materials Co., Ltd.;Xiantao Huanmei Chemical Co., Ltd.; Zhuzhou Ch- uanglin Alloy Co., Ltd. 
Supporters: Weifang Beihai Hot Dip Galvanizing Equipment Co. Ltd; Hebei Annuo Automatic Technology Co., Ltd; Tianjin Zehao Technology Co., Ltd; Guangdong Hosen New Materials Co., Ltd; Beijing Antaike Information Development Co.,

Tony Tong
Mobile: 18930937507
Email: izachina@163.com
Address:  Distrii Kangding Center: Room 266 2/F
No. 1018 Kangding Road Jing ’An District , Shanghai,
China ,  Postal Code: 200042

International Galvanizing Conference – India

International Galvanizing Conference – India

September 19-20, 2019
Le Meridien New Delhi
New Delhi, India

Join India’s largest gavanising conference and hear from top national and international industry experts about the latest trends and opportunities for galvanising in India.

Who Should Attend?

  • Galvanisers
  • Steel mill managers & engineers
  • Specifiers, project managers & inspectors
  • Government officials
  • Architects
  • Automotive managers & body shop engineers
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Others

Why Should You Attend?

  • Gain full insight into the current and new markets for general and continuous galvanised steel, rebar and zinc thermal spraying
  • Find out what is new in production processes, specifications and alloys
  • Hear about best practice case studies
  • Understand the relevance of standards
  • Discover the economic cost of corrosion
  • Meet existing and new business partners


There will be multiple sponsorship opportunities to promote your brand and maximise your compa- ny’s visibility. Sponsorship packages offer a range of benefits.

Contact Us

For more informaion contact:
Rahul Sharma,
Director IZA-India
Email: rsharma@zinc.org
Tel: +91 11 299 600 40

2019 Zinc Metal Roundtable

2019 Zinc Metal Roundtable

November 7-8, 2019 
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Chicago, Illinois, USA

The 3rd annual Zinc Metal Roundtable will explore zinc metal supply dynamics for 2020 as well as new market trends. The focus will be on metal markets and downstream users. Speakers will include representatives from major zinc companies and industry management, analysts and zinc consumers. In addition to informative talks the conference will provide excellent networking opportunities.

Further information will be provided in spring 2019.

2020 International Zinc & Zinc Oxide Conferences

2020 International Zinc & Zinc Oxide Conferences

February 16-19, 2020
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona, US

The 2020 International Zinc Conference is one of the premier zinc events of the year, highlighting key industry trends and challenges. The 2020 International Zinc Oxide Industry Conference is being held in conjunction with the International Zinc Conference, providing a unique opportunity to learn about new research and market trends. Both conferences offer excellent opportunities for building business relationships and networking with colleagues. The conferences can be booked individually or as a package.

Further Information and Registration will be available in Fall 2019.


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Argus Added Value Fertilizers US 2019

Argus Added Value Fertilizers US 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
June 3-5, 2019

Join decision makers from companies involved in all aspects of the added value fertilizer market. This is the only event to meet and share ideas with decision makers from across the specialty and enhanced efficiency fertilizer sector in the US. Whether you are exploring the market growth potential for specialty products, launching a new product line or looking for investors or strategic partners, this event will allow you to explore opportunities in the North American fertilizer sector.

Visit the conference website: www.argusmedia.com/AVF-US


EGGA Assembly 2019

EGGA Assembly 2019

Antwerp, Belgium
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Assembly 2019 will be held at the Hilton Old Town Antwerp, 11-13 June 2019. Organized by EGGA together with Zinkinfo Benelux, Assembly 2019 is your opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the galvanizing industry and its customers, including reports on EGGA activities.

Visit the conference website: https://www.egga.com/assembly-2019/

European Metallurgical Conference

European Metallurgical Conference

Düsseldorf, Germany
June 23-26, 2019

The European Metallurgical Conference (EMC) is an international conference and meeting for metallurgists and engineers from the non-ferrous industry and research institutes in Europe that occurs every two years. The focus of EMC 2019 is the interaction of technology, process chains, and sustainability, bringing together economics and ecology.

Visit the conference website: https://emc.gdmb.de/welcome/



Asia Pacific General Galvanizing Conference

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Bangkok, Thailand
July 23-26, 2019

The 11th Asian Pacific General Galvanizing Conference (APGGC) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, during 23rd– 26th July 2019. Under the title of “Znchronize Asia for the future”, the event is going to present world-class technology along with all other aspects regarding general (batch) hot-dip galvanizing. The scope of the conference will incorporate corrosion specialists, steel producers and fabricators to include the industry as a whole. The event is organized by the Asia Pacific General Galvanizing Association (APGGA) and hosted by the Thai Galvanizing Association (TGA).

Visit the conference website: http://www.11apggc19.com/

TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition

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San Diego, California
February 23-27, 2020

The 149th TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition will bring together more than 4,000 engineers, scientists, business leaders, and other professionals in the minerals, metals, and materials fields for a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary exchange of technical knowledge.

Visit the conference website: https://www.tms.org/tms2020

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