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

  • Luis Garcia Silva – Secretary of Economy - Federal Delegate
  • Jessica 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

  • 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 - 12:45PM


12:45PM - 14:00PM

Session 3B

  • 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 4B

  • 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 Manager, Usiminas - Caminhos do Vale program
  • 16:30PM - 17:30PM

Cocktail & Networking

17:30PM - 18:30PM


Friday, February 23

Welcome and recap

9:15AM - 9:30AM

Session 1B

  • Rafic Minkara - Vice President , Technology – Boral CM Services, State of the fly ash market in the US
  • Jonathan Forinton - Sales Manager, Thyssenkrupp
9:15AM - 10:30AM

Coffee Break

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Session 2B

  • Gavin O` Riain, Business Development Manager Ecocem
  • Panel discussion
  • 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Wrap up and 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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