Infacon XV, South Africa, 2018
Infacon XIV, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1-4 June 2015
Infacon XIII, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 9-12 June 2013
Infacon XII, Helsinki, Finland, 6-9 June 2010
Infacon XI, New Delhi, India, 18-21 February 2007
Infacon X, Cape Town, South Africa, 1-4 February 2004
Infacon IX, Quebec City, Canada, 3-6 June 2001
Infacon VIII, Beijing, China, 7-10 June 1998
Infacon VII, Trondheim, Norway, 11-14 June 1995
Infacon VI, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-11 March 1992
Infacon V, New Orleans, USA, 23-26 March 1989
Infacon IV, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 31 August - 3 September 1986
Infacon III, Tokyo, Japan, 8-11 May 1983
Infacon II, Lausanne, Switzerland, 12-16 October 1980
Infacon I, Johannesburg, South Africa, 22-26 April 1974
INFACON (International Ferro-Alloys Congress) was founded in South Africa in 1974 by the SAIMM (Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy), Mintek (then the National Institute for Metallurgy), and the Ferro Alloys Producers' Association (FAPA) when the first INFACON was held in Johannesburg.
The intention of INFACON is to stimulate technical interchange on all aspects of ferro-alloy production.
INFACON is controlled by the International Committee on Ferro-Alloys (ICFA) whose objective is to promote the holding of the congress every two to three years in appropriate locations and to retain the established high technical standard. ICFA arranges the meetings of representatives from producing and consuming countries during each INFACON to discuss the relevant technical content for INFACON and decide on the country that will host the subsequent congress. Prospective host countries are invited to make submissions in advance to ICFA.
The current members of ICFA include representatives from Brazil, China, European Union, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, North America, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, and Ukraine. The next Infacon event, INFACON XIV, will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, in June 2015.
INFACON continues to contribute to the exchange of research and development information by publishing refereed papers covering the major and most of the minor ferro-alloys. This website is intended to eventually make all of the previous INFACON papers freely available to all interested people. This is in line with the approach adopted by SAIMM and Mintek to make their open publications easily accessible.