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Daily: June 13, 2019

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Brazil’s cement sales rise 6% in 5M19

In May apparent cement consumption (domestic sales plus imports) in Brazil increased 27.7 per cent YoY to 4.6Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The sharp rise reflects the 10-day nationwide truckers’ strike in May 2018 that damaged economic activity and saw domestic cement sales down by 0.9Mt. Sales were up 30.5 per cent in the key southeast market to 2.262Mt, while the northeast – the country’s second-largest market – reported a 23 per cent advance to 0.889Mt. In the south sales were up 22.1 per cent to 0.724Mt and in the central-eastern region there was a 39.5 per cent increase to 0.53Mt. The country’s smallest market, the north, saw offtake up 12.4 per cent to 0.19Mt.

In the first five months of 2019, apparent consumption in the South American country advanced 5.7 per cent YoY to 21.6Mt. Sales growth in the central-eastern part of the country was the strongest at 12.4 per cent to a volume of 2.313Mt, but the southeast also delivered robust growth of 5.1 per cent to 10.397Mt. In the northeast offtake advanced 4.4 per cent to 4.38Mt while in the south sales advanced 5.9 per cent to 3.63Mt. In the north sales edged up 1.2 per cent to 0.921Mt.

SNIC has attributed the latest market expansion to high levels of activity in the real estate sector that have offset the weak performance of infrastructure projects due to low public investment.”The number of new real estate launches is on the rise and [this] is serving as a foundation for the growth of the cement industry,” said SNIC president, Paulo Camillo.

“On the other hand, we still don’t see any movement in the infrastructure sector capable of leveraging cement consumption. Our expectation is that with the approval of the pension reform, the economy will be more positive, enabling a new cycle of growth,” he concluded.

Exports fell by 20 per cent in May 2019 to 8000t from 10,000t in May 2018, while in the first five months of 2019, overseas sales dropped 10.9 per cent to 41,000t from 46,000t in the 5M19.

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15th Global Slag Conference, Exhibition & Awards

The conference will allow all attendees to maximize their profits from slag – both ferrous and non-ferrous, will keep them up-to-date with the industry state-of-the-art and will provide extensive networking and business opportunities for both producers and users of slag and slag-based products. If your business is slag, make it your business to attend the 15th Global Slag Conference in 2020!

The registration fee includes attendance at the conference and exhibition, conference proceedings book including delegate names/company/country and all available power-point slides, memory stick including all available presentations in PDF format, participation in networking/speed-dating sessions, delegate name badge, special distribution magazine, conference briefcase, coffee breaks and snacks, lunches, welcome reception and farewell reception.

 

The conference early-bird registration fee is £645 until 16 January 2020 and the normal rate is £745 from 17 January to 20 February 2020. The conference late-rate registration fee is £845 after 20 February 2019. Employees of members of the conference association partners (Euro slag, National Slag Association, Slag Cement Association, Australasian (iron and steel) Slag Association, Nippon Slag Association and the Brazil Steel Institute) benefit from a £100 discount on these rates. Speakers register for £295, while confirmed producer/user speakers register free. The Global Slag Awards Dinner will take place on the evening of 21 April at the Palais Pallavicini in the heart of old Vienna and will be a spectacular operatic night not to be missed. The Global Slag Awards Dinner is bookable at a rate of £125, during registration.

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14th Global CemFuels Conference & Exhibition on alternative fuels for cement and lime 2020

The Global CemFuels Conference and Exhibition has established itself as the largest specialized annual alternative fuels conference and exhibition in the world, attracting 150 – 200 international delegates and many exhibitors each year.

The 14th Global CemFuels event in Cyprus will showcase the best alternative fuels projects and equipment from the cement industry from around the world. Fuel mix optimization and combustion and pyro-process optimisation will be examined in depth. Delegates are expected to attend from more than 40 countries, to learn from experts how to start to use – or to increase their use of – alternative fuels. If your business is in alternative fuels for the cement and lime industry, then you must attend!

The registration fee includes attendance at the conference and exhibition, conference proceedings book including delegate names/company/country and all available powerpoint slides, memory stick including all available presentations in pdf format, participation in networking/speed-dating sessions, delegate name badge, special distribution magazine, conference briefcase, coffee breaks and snacks, lunches, welcome reception and farewell reception. In 2020, the registration fee also includes the Global CemFuels Awards Gala Dinner.

The conference early-bird registration fee is £795 until 5 July 2019 and the normal rate is £895 from 6 July until 20 December 2019. The conference late-rate registration fee is £995 from 21 December 2018. Fuels producers and users benefit from a £100 discount on these rates. Speakers who partner with a waste processor/cement producer (see Call for Papers) register at a discounted rate of £495, while confirmed fuels producer/user speakers (co-author or author) register free. Rates do not include local taxes, if applicable.

Note: If you are approached by any company to book rooms, they are trying to scam you! ONLY use the link on the Global CemFuels accomodation page to book your rooms!

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4th Global CemBoards Conference & Exhibition 2020

The fourth Global CemBoards Conference and Exhibition will take place in January 2020, looking at global market trends in cement-based boards and panel systems, at the latest advances in production technology and at how producers can add value to their products worldwide. In addition to equipping delegates with the latest information, news and developments, the networking opportunities will once again be excellent.

After the success of the first three Global CemBoards events in London in January 2014, 2016 and 2018, the organisers will repeat the event in Germany and expect to attract even more participants from the global cement-based boards industries. Delegates from over 25 countries are expected to attend the 4th Global CemBoards meeting.

Global CemBoards Conference and Exhibition is brought to you by the organisers of the Global Gypsum, Global GypSupply, Global Insulation, Global Slag and Global Cement conferences.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 4th Global CemBoards Conference!

The conference early-bird registration fee is £645 until 31 May 2019 and the normal rate is £745 from 1 June 2019 until 15 November 2019. The conference late-rate registration fee is £845 from 16 November. Board producers benefit from a £100 discount on these rates. Confirmed speakers register for £295, while confirmed board-producer-speakers register free. The conference social evening at the Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan is bookable separately at a rate of £95. Prices are exclusive of any applicable VAT.

The registration fee includes attendance at the conference and exhibition, conference proceedings book including delegate names/company/country and all available powerpoint slides, memory stick including all available presentations in pdf or powerpoint format, participation in networking/speed-dating sessions, delegate name badge, special distribution magazine, conference briefcase, coffee breaks and snacks, lunches, welcome reception and farewell reception.