Cancun, Mexico, February 22-23, 2018

Alternative Raw Materials and Fuels - Conference & Exhibition 2018



Welcome to Alternative Raw Materials & Fuels - Conference & Exhibition 2018


Early bird discount ending on December 22th 2018! 

Organized by GMI Global, the ‘Alternative Raw Materials & Fuels 2018’ event, to be held in Cancun, Mexico provides an important opportunity to become more accustomed to the multiple developments in the progress of the international market for alternative raw materials and alternative fuels.  

The event brings together the full value chain, including slag producers, users, traders and shippers, end-users, power generators, slag marketers, fly ash marketers, bulk handling professionals, cement producers, ready-mix producers, constructors, consultants, regulators and technologists to focus on finding new opportunities, solving existing challenges and also for networking.

This new edition of meeting series is focused towards creating a forum to strike new partnerships and explore the possibilities of new deals. Sessions will feature an in-depth look at the evolution and direction of the market and balanced views on policy framework, business strategies for alternative fuels and raw materials, technology innovation and production maximization, alternative raw materials and fuels, trends and developments, environmental considerations and much more.



  • Seize the opportunity to meet policy makers on a neutral platform
  • Hear first-hand information form leading industry experts
  • Meet and greet international delegations and speakers
  • Get a global outlook of the market through international representation
  • Consolidate business contacts
  • Capitalize on new business opportunities
  • Establish/improve presence in market
  • Opportunity to meet multiple decision makers and end users at a single platform
  • Share international experience for better utilization of alternative fuels and raw materials



  • Raw material suppliers
  • Sustainability specialists
  • Cement Companies
  • Environmental and financial agencies
  • Shippers, bulk handling & logistics experts
  • Solid waste management companies
  • Suppliers of solid waste treatment technologies 
  • Beneficiation technology professionals
  • Alternative fuels producers & traders
  • Trading companies
  • Research Institute & Development institutions
  • End user and consumer of Steel, Coal, Iron Ore, Coke
  • Key Government policy makers
  • Embassies and consulates
  • Trade Associations Societies & Media







Thursday, February 22


8:00AM - 9:00AM

Welcome and introductions

  • Beatrice Bildea Ene, GMI Global
  • 9:00AM - 9:15AM

Session 1

  • Luis Garcia Silva – Secretary of Economy - Federal Delegate
  • Patricia Susana Rodriguez - Minister Energy - Renewable Energy
  • Luis Alberto Salomon – IFC - Global experiences and finance for alternative fuels
  • 9:15AM - 10:30AM

Coffee Break

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Session 2

  • Nancy Fabiola Chacon - Renewable Energy & Engineering Process Consultant - Municipal solid waste, feasibility study, challenges and opportunities
  • Tim Hamer - Area Sales Manager and Key Account Manager for Cement Applications, Vecoplan AG - Alternative fuel production & handling with Vecoplan
  • Fernando Lopez, CEO & Founder, GTA Ambiental - From waste to energy: RDF handling in cement plants
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Panel discussion

  • Vision of alternative resources: fuels and materials
  • Industry differences and similarities – a shared destiny?
  • 12:30PM - 12:45PM


12:45PM - 14:00PM

Session 3A: Alternative Fuels

  • Hector Montellano – Sales & Business Development, Untha Shredding Technology - Revalorization of Solid Waste
  • Raul Moreno – Director Latin America, Spain & Portugal, Firefly AB - New technologies for preventing fires in RDF facilities
  • Eduardo Granados – Sales Manager, Cemengal - Modular grinding: Here to stay
  • Héctor Garciacésar Rodríguez – Director, Geocycle Mexico-Coprocessing: helping you to achieve zero waste to landfill
14:00PM - 16:00PM

Session 3B: Slag and AshTrade Americas

  • Meet the delegate
  • Alexis Desiree Lua - Territory Sales Manager, Claudius Peters Projects - Modern terminal concepts with integrated long-distance conveying systems
  • Juan Luis Reyes Bahena - Gerencia de Metalurgia, Planta de Cobre (Grupo Mexico) – Copper Slags
  • Roberto Uribe, Director, Mexican Institute for Cement and Concrete (IMCYC) & Fernado Masante, Construction & Real Estate Manager, Minera Autlan - Ecological Exploitation of calcination by-products and the improvement of their Pozzolanic Activity
  • 14:00PM - 16:00PM

Coffee Break

16:00PM - 16:30PM

Session 4A: Alternative Fuels

  • Chuck Trowbridge, Sr. Application Engineer, Alternative Fuels Specialist, Schenck Process - Choosing the best reception technology for your plant’s AF system
  • Harald wan Weren, Market Segment Manager, Malvern PANalytical - How materials analysis can maximize the utilization of alternative fuels and raw materials
  • 16:30PM - 17:30PM

Session 4B: Slag and AshTrade Americas

  • Andrew Spivak – Business Development Manager of ARM, Geocycle US – Fly Ash vs. Bottom Ash - Overview of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR)
  • Henrique Helcio Eleto Dos Santos , Corporate Waste and Coproducts Manage, Usiminas - Caminhos do Vale program
  • 16:30PM - 17:30PM

Cocktail & Networking

17:30PM - 18:30PM


Friday, February 23

Welcome back and recap

9:15AM - 9:30AM

Session 1A: Alternative Fuels

  • Marco Egger, Sales Manager, Lindner Recyclingtech - Lindner Recyclingtech in the RDF preparation
  • Tais Mazza - Process Engineer, Loesche - Waste-to-Profit: An integrated approach to maximize alternative fuel utilization in cement plants
  • 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Session 1B: Slag and AshTrade Americas

  • Rafic Minkara - Vice President , Technology – Boral CM Services, State of the fly ash market in the US
  • Jonathan Forinton - Sales Manager, Thyssenkrupp
9:15AM - 11:00AM

Coffee Break

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Session 2A: Alternative Fuels

  • Pedro Ladeira, Engineering VP, FCT Combustion, Implementing long term 100% thermal substitution with alternative fuels
  • Christophe Garcia, Business Manager, Precimeca - Choosing the right tool to shred tyres
  • Fernando Lopez, Sales Associate, Bianna Recycling - The separation facility that México requires to manage MSW and its derivate products
  • 11:30AM - 13:00PM

Session 2B: Slag and AshTrade Americas

  • Panel Discussion
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Wrap up & conclusion

12:30PM - 13:00PM


Please e-mail [email protected] for more information. Click here to download the Registration Form.


Important visa and travel information: Obtaining a necessary visa is the responsibility of the delegate, check with your local embassy and if you are required to obtain a visa, please allow enough time for your application to be processed before you travel. Please also note that travel expenses and hotel accommodation are not included in the registration fee.


For those delegates traveling from abroad requesting a Letter of Invitation please send your request to [email protected]

For more information, click here to access our local contact. 


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