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  Smithers Rapra’s TiO2 World Summit

     13^th Conference heads to Barcelona, Spain 30 April – 02 March 2013

TiO2 World Summit 2013

Business Wire

LEATHERHEAD, England -- January 23, 2013

Key players will be sharing insights at the TiO2 World Summit 2013 – a highly
regarded, industry-leading conference devoted to TiO2 market health drivers,
new mineral projects, industry profitability, sustainability, feedstock
supply/demand, and end-use applications. Smithers Rapra and experts from
Artikol Ltd., IBMA Inc., PPG Industries and Wells Fargo Securities are
combining their collective expertise to deliver unrivalled insight and address
the full spectrum of issues faced by TiO2 producers and its end use
industries.

“The pigment industry is no longer tight and pigment producer inventories have
grown to above normal levels. Global economies have slowed and increased
availability of feedstocks have shifted pigment purchasing power to the
consumers,” remarks Jim Fisher, President and CEO, IBMA Inc. and conference
co-chair. “Our TiO2 Summit agenda is being carefully designed to address
economic health drivers of the TiO2 industry, both positive and negative. With
profits on the line and decisions to be made between short-term gain and
long-term investment, it is critical we gather in Barcelona to understand this
ever-changing landscape.”

Over 25 expert speakers from across the globe -- senior representatives from
throughout the TiO2 supply chain – are scheduled to present insights at the
TiO2 World Summit. In general sessions, delegates will hear up-to-the-minute
market updates from co-chairs Jim Fisher and Reg Adams, Chief Executive,
Artikol Ltd., followed by The Strategy of Vertical Integration by Tom Casey,
Chairman and CEO, Tronox, Trends & Opportunities in Global Coatings from Rob
Outram, Associate Director, Paints & Coatings, Information Research Ltd,
Research in Urban Heat Islands and Mitigation Technologies by Dr. Hashem
Akbari, Professor, Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering
and Computer Science, Concordia University.

Other presentations include global perspectives from A. Schulman, Inc.,
Advanced Materials-JTJ, Argex Titanium Inc., BCInsight Ltd., CCM -- a brand of
Kcomber Inc., China Titanium Consulting, INSCX Exchange, Jacobs Consultancy
Inc., Merck KGaA, Munksjö AB, PPG Industries and many more.

First held in 1990, this biennial event has become the key meeting place for
the TiO2 industry to solidify upcoming budgets and inform 5-year strategic
plans. The program features senior representatives from up and down the TiO[2]
supply chain, including mining, logistics, manufacturing and end use
industries such as plastics, paints, coatings, inks, paper, laminates, and
personal care. Whether you mine, refine, buy, sell or invest in TiO2, the TiO2
World Summit is a must-attend event.

Register before 01 March 2013 to take advantage of our Super Early Bird Offer
and save €200 off the conference fee!

For more information on the TiO2 Summit 2013, visit
http://www.tio2conference.com/home.aspx

Contact:

Smithers
Chris Burger
Online Social Media and Marketing Coordinator
EU Events & Membership
cburger@smithers.com
Tel: +44 1372 802000
Direct: +44 1372 802037