On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am pleased to invite you to INFACON XIII to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 2013.
The INFACON Congresses, held since 1974, have become one of the most significant events in ferroalloys community bringing together best specialists from all over the world to discuss, share and exchange ideas on how to make ferroalloys production more efficient, safe and environmentally friendly.
By now ten countries from five continents have been honored with the right to host INFACON and for the first time in its history the Congress will be held in the former Soviet Union. We very much appreciate the decision of International Committee on Ferroalloys to select Kazakhstan as the host country for INFACON XIII and we are going to do our best to make this event remembered by participants.
The theme of INFACON XIII – “Efficient technologies in ferroalloy industry” reflects needs and challenges that all ferroalloy producers are now facing. Rapid growth of ferroalloy production in recent years, deterioration of mineral and energy resources, toughening of environmental policy are calling for rational approach to management and utilization of available natural resources. We believe that efficient production is beneficial for both nature and humanity and we invite authors and experts of science and industry to Almaty to share their views and ideas on how to improve ferroalloy technologies and make them more efficient.
It has become a tradition that INFACON Congresses are not dedicated solely to professional contacts but also involve social activity in a friendly atmosphere. INFACON XIII will continue these successful traditions. The Organizing Committee, Program Committee and all persons involved in organizing INFACON XIII are committed to ensure that delegates find this event useful, interesting and enjoyable.
Participants of the Congress will have the opportunity to get to know Kazakhstan, its people and nature and to experience ancient traditions of Eastern hospitality in the land of snow-capped mountains and endless steppes.
Looking forward to seeing you in Almaty on June 9-12, 2013.
Professor Manat Tolymbekov,