Kermanshah hosted the largest Natural asphalt “Gilsonite” conference and exhibition ever held, when in 2014 ATDM came to this town on the mid of May. Over 170 delegates registered for the event, with a further 250 participants in the parallel trade exhibition. The gathering of 420 participants from 14 cities and 4 countries pushed ATDM into the record this report.
In 2014 ATDM had a confident and businesslike mood, further boosted by being held in the capital of the Iran, where the business of Gilsonite grows and the market is expected to take off over the next few years. Iranian delegates formed the strongest ever contingent from a single country at any Asian Gilsonite conference and exhibition. It was the first time that the event had been hosted by the Government since 1989.
Held in Kermanshah chamber of commerce conference Centre, in May 2014 Gilsonite summit was organized by the community of Gilsonite producers with support of the university authorities, traders and Gilsonite mine owners. Altogether, 220 speakers and chairmen presented during 40 scientific, technical, business and policy sessions alongside 300 poster presentations.
As gilsonite users increased the orders and traders who has been involved in Gilsonite conference since 1972, this was a very interesting event. Addressing the concluding session, President of ATDM gilsonite company said: “We are very pleased to return to participate after 7 years and expect to have huge shipment within 2014.
In the exhibition ATDM showed new product which is made of Gilsonite and applicable in asphalt to increase and modify bitumen ductility.
ATDM was honored to receive the prize of the best Gilsonite exporter in conference which will be a strong motivation to promote more in near future.