Cancun, Mexico, February 22-23, 2018

Slag & AshTrade Americas 2018



Welcome to Slag & AshTrade Americas 2018 - Cancun, Mexico



While being focused on the Americas market, Slag & AshTrade Americas 2018, to be held in Cancun, Mexico brings together international attendees sharing global practices and perspectives.

This edition of the meeting series is working towards creating a forum to strike new partnerships and explore the possibilities of new deals and bring together producers, traders and end-users.

Join GMI Global at the expanded Slag & AshTrade Americas 2018 meeting for all slag, fly ash and pozzolana professionals in the Americas and beyond! With an emphasis on creating a forum to strike new partnerships and explore the possibilities of new deals, this is an ideal meeting that focuses on cementitious byproducts.

GMI Global brings its extensive international experience from hosting specialized congresses for the cement, concrete and construction sectors, as well as niched events (Solid Fuels Summit) to offer a more focused approach to the ash sector in a one and a half day executive meeting setting.

Slag & AshTrade Americas 2018 to be held in Cancun, Mexico 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 networking.


  • Power generation
  • Fly ash trading
  • Shippers & logistics
  • Bulk handling
  • Beneficiation technology
  • Cement manufacturers
  • Concrete ready-mix
  • Road & construction
  • Landfill & reclamation


  • Slag producers
  • Slag-product users
  • Cement producers and users
  • Equipment vendors
  • Traders and shippers
  • Slag marketers
  • Bulk handling professionals
  • Consultants, regulators and technologists
  • Constructors
  • Ready-mix producers






Thursday, February 22


8:00AM - 9:00AM

Welcome and introductions

9:00AM - 9:15AM

Session 1

  • International outlook: Policy and frameworks
  • Sustainable economics: where we have come from and where we are going
  • Regulatory challenges in North and Central America
  • Municipal solid waste: a problem looking for solutions
  • Unlocking of finances for mainstreaming AFRs
  • Financing viability and barriers for Implementing AFR projects
9:15AM - 10:30AM

Coffee Break

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Session 2

  • Waste-to-energy: it is not only cement
  • Use of alternative fuels in the steel sector
  • Byproducts: overview of fly ash and slags
  • Creating an enabling policy and regulatory environment
  • 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Panel discussion

  • Vision of alternative resources: fuels and materials
  • Industry differences and similarities – a shared destiny?
  • 12:30PM - 13:00PM


13:00PM - 14:00PM

Session 3

  • Trends and development in concrete use of ARMs
  • Concrete without cement – a green alternative
  • Non-ferrous slags (copper, nickel) vs other slags
  • Fly ash in USA- hazardous or not?
  • Pozzolana based materials
  • Millscale- Viable life of by-products
  • Turning by-products into ideal alternative raw materials: millscale- uses and opportunities for the North American market
  • 14:00PM - 16:00PM

Cofee Break

16:00PM - 16:30PM

Session 4

  • Fly ash benefaction solutions and options
  • Fly Ash versus Bottom Ash
  • Role of natural pozzolana in substituting clinker in construction
  • Guidelines for transportation and storage of hazardous waste
  • Separation technologies automated fly ash beneficiation process
  • Technology overview – fly ash carbon separation
  • 16:30PM - 18:00PM

Cocktail & Networking

18:00PM - 19:30PM

Optional dinner and activity

19:30PM - 20:30PM


Friday, February 23

Welcome and recap

9:00AM - 9:15AM

Session 1

  • Comparison between MSW Ash and RDF Ash from Incineration Process
  • Waste-to-Energy Facilities and Processes For Ash Stabilization
  • Ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS)
  • Artificial aggregates- Metals & Minerals
  • Low carbon product opportunities in the EAFS supply chain
9:15AM - 11:00AM

Cofee Break

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Session 2

  • Shipping solutions with specialized cement carriers
  • Fly ash storage & mixing
  • Dust control technology
  • New legislation on fly ash transportation and its impact on the sector
  • 11:30AM - 13:00PM

Wrap up and conclusion

13:00PM - 14:00PM


Please e-mail 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. 


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