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Agenda 2023

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9:00 - 9:10
Chairman’s opening remarks

Paul Williams, Head of Aluminium, CRU

9:10 - 10:25
Decarbonisation strategies - how key producers are adapting their business’ to contribute to meeting global climate goals

  • Company ambitions and targets
  • Implementation plans to achieve these
  • Challenges and opportunities – technology/R&D, capital investment, access to energy/scrap

Miles Prosser, Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute (IAI)
Satish Pai, Managing Director, Hindalco Industries
Tolga Egrilmezer, Head of Sales & Marketing, Rio Tinto
Wesam Alghamdi, Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Maaden
Kelly Thomas, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Alcoa
Luciano Alves, CEO, CBA
Khalid Latif, Chief Marketing Officer, Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA)

11:05 - 11:25
Fireside chat - Boosting circularity & decarbonization

  • From strategies to actions   
  • Advancing uni-alloy development and end-of-life scrap recovery
  • Pre-consumer scrap and why it matters Carbon and energy neutrality in production


Emilio Braghi, Executive Vice President Novelis & President Novelis Europe, Novelis AG
Steve Williamson, Research Manager, CRU

11:25 - 12:45
Outlook, prices & premiums – debating the outlook for primary aluminium, semis and downstream products

  • World Economic outlook 
  • Electric vehicles and implications for aluminium 
  • Growth opportunities for aluminium demand and rising need for “green” aluminium
  • Where is new primary capacity coming from and how sustainable will it be?  
  • Panel prices and premium outlook

Paul Williams, Head of Aluminium, CRU
Dan Smith, Head of Research, Amalgamated Metal Trading
Colin Hamilton, Managing Director, Commodities Research, BMO Capital Markets
Alex Tuckett, Head of Economics, CRU
Sam Adham, Head of Battery Metals, CRU
Duncan Hobbs, Research Director, Concord Resources Limited
Ross Strachan, Lead Analyst, Aluminium, Primary & Recycled Metal, CRU
Angelina Valavina, Managing Director, Corporate Ratings Head of EMEA Natural Resources & Commodities, Fitch Ratings

14:00 - 15:25
Disclosure and data transparency – push and pull for non-financial information

  • CRU’s Emissions Analysis Tool
  • Pathways and emissions - the difficulty of verification and data
  • Non-GHG data and disclosures
  • Downstream data and assurance    – flow of info through supply chain / chain of custody

Chris Bayliss, Director of Standards, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Linlin Wu, Manager – Environment, Statistics & Standards, International Aluminium Institute
Lavan Mahadeva, Research Director, CRU
Wenjuan Liu, Senior Associate Climate Intelligence, RMI
Alice Lim, Head of Corporate Sutainability, LME
Hafren Williams, Senior Technical Specialist, Corporate Sustainability, Fauna & Flora

16:05 - 17:00
Sustainability-linked financing for the aluminium sector -– if the aluminium sector requires $1 trillion of investment over the next 30 years to meet a 1.5 degree future, what are lenders looking for to support this capital flow:

  • Sustainable bonds and the ICMA Principles
  • Climate-aligned finance frameworks and metrics
  • Financial institutions’ needs, financial levers
  • Benefits and challenges for borrowers
  • sustainability strategy, responsible sourcing, LMEpassport
  • Financing ESG improvements beyond decarbonisation

Andrew Wood, Director of Sustainable Investment and Legal, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Tom White, Senior Associate, Climate-Aligned Finance, RMI
Katrine Barø Talgø, VP, Head of Group Treasury and Tax, Norsk Hydro
William Husband, Global Head of Metals & Mining, Citi
Simone Utermarck, Director, Sustainable Finance, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
Barry Corbett, Head of Buy Side Sales, LME

9:00 - 9:15
Our path to zero



Sacha Brandt, Vice President DACH & Head of Sales Extrusion Europe, Norsk Hydro ASA

9:15 - 9:30
Decarbonizing the Aluminium Industry : A Global Multi-Energies Company Perspective

  • Outlook on Total Energies’ energy mix transformation to abate CO2 emissions together with energy-intensive industries
  • Review of the short to long term solutions dedicated to the full aluminium value chain: green electricity with ancillary services, low carbon hydrogen, biogas & CCUS
  • Levers to materialize the roadmap

Christian Koulic, Global Market Executive – Metals, TotalEnergies

9:30 - 9:45
US Aluminum Import Monitoring (AIM) monitoring system

  • New aluminum import data collection – a transparent import program catching the attention of several global aluminum associations
  • USG AIM Smelt and Cast Dashboards – never before seen supply chain data for imports

Julie Al-Saadawi, Director, Industry Monitoring and Analysis for Trade Agreements Policy & Negotiations, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

9:45 - 10:00
Efficient Energy Consumption through smart scheduling

  • Efficient Energy Consumption through Smart Scheduling
  • Smart planning and scheduling contributing towards transforming the path to green and sustainable production management to significantly increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.


Thomas Quinet, Managing Director, PSI Metals GmbH

10:05 - 10:35
Promoting aluminium over competing materials

  • What are aluminium’s natural strengths against steel, glass, plastic, copper, etc
  • What issues does the aluminium industry need to address
  • What structures and projects are needed

Jerome Lucaes, CEO, Fast Forward Zero
Predrag Ozmo, Sustainability Director, Ball Corporation
Miles Prosser, Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute (IAI)
Mark White, Innovation Director, DSW Automotive
Raphael Thevenin, Vice President Strategy and Business Planning, Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products, Constellium

11:35 - 12:35
Sustainability and its interconnections – exploring interrelationships between sustainability priorities

  • Climate
  • Circularity
  • Nature
  • Human rights

Dr Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Rosa Garcia Pineiro, VP Sustainability, Alcoa and President Alcoa Foundation 
Neill Wilkins, Head of Migrant Workers Programme, Institute for Human Rights and Business
Josef Schoen, Corporate Strategy, Audi
Andy Doran, Senior Manager - Sustainability and Recycling Development, Novelis Europe

13:45 - 14:45
Trade and Competitiveness – examining the impact of key policies

  • The path to net zero, how government policies can achieve this and is a global approach feasible?
  • GASSA, CBAM and Carbon Taxation - The transformative effect of the green transition on international trade
  • Geopolitical risk and the remapping of global trade
  • The future role of China in the aluminium industry

Emanuele Manigrassi, Senior Manager, Climate & Energy, European Aluminium
Jean Simard, President & CEO, Aluminium Association of Canada
Ken Ash, Director, Ash Global Insights
Dr. Selahattin Armağan Vurdu, General Secretary, Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters’ Association
Mahmood Daylami, Secretary General, Gulf Aluminium Council
Zaid Aljanabi, Principal Analyst, CRU
Charles Johnson, President & CEO, Aluminum Association

14:45 - 15:45
Recycling - Decarbonization and attractive scrap discounts are driving demand and investment

  • Supply – Will the Up-grading of twitch to mill-grade segregated alloy fill the “new scrap gap” and to what extent will new production scrap supply grow?
  • Demand – What is the prognosis for deposit bills and to what extent will new rolling mill investments create a supply deficit in their absence?
  • Market structure – focus on strategic alliances between mills and scrap dealers
  • The outlook for global scrap trade flows
  • Challenges and opportunities - improving global recycling to promote a circular economy

Marlen Bertram, Director – Scenarios & Forecasts, International Aluminium Institute
Rachel Wiffen, Senior Process Engineer, Innoval Technology
Dr Michael Kenyon, Senior Materials Engineer, Innoval Technology
Scott Breen, Vice President of Sustainability, Can Manufacturers Institute
Sam Lacey, Director, Environmental Markets, NatureMetrics
Steve Williamson, Research Manager, CRU
Alison Conroy, Director, Global Sustainability, Novelis

16:30 - 17:15
Bauxite and alumina – This session will focus on the supply and demand for bauxite and alumina and will include a deep dive into the Guinean mining sector

  • Following 2022 lows in alumina prices at the end of last year – what can we expect for 2023?
  • The impact of new alumina projects on the structural surplus - What upside and downside impact will mitigating factors such as costs, demand and seasonal effects have?
  • Bauxite prices hit 14 year highs in 2022 – How will prices trend in this year?
  • Spotlight on Bauxite mining in Guinea - Opportunities and threats
  • Resource nationalism, ESG, ocean freight, ore quality, costs, reserves & investments, government

Alan Clark, Founder and Director, CM Group
Anthony Everiss, Senior Consultant, CRU

9:25 - 12:30
Workshop 1 GHG accounting methodologies

Emission transparency is essential in creating climate differentiated markets where actors can make informed decisions about their purchases and investments.  This workshop will provide an interactive overview of existing and developing GHG accounting and reporting methods at corporate and product level:      

  • Aluminium products (primary and recycled aluminium)     
  • Aluminium producers and users along the value chain
  • ASI Performance Standard-certifying Entities

RMI Horizon Zero’s “Aluminum Emissions Reporting GHG Reporting Guidance” and Can Manufacturers Institute-developed “Guidance for Calculating Recycled Content in Aluminium Beverage Containers” will be introduced

These provide needed transparency to incentivize low carbon production and enable low carbon purchasing decisions.  Collaboration among key stakeholders on the value chain is critical to drive the decarbonization of the aluminium industry.

Participants will also take away from the session a common understanding of IAI’s aluminium sector-wide emissions pathways, ASI’s target-setting expectations for conformance with its “Performance Standard” and an introduction to the range of methods currently under development to set and disclose such targets.

Chris Bayliss, Director of Standards, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Miles Prosser, Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute (IAI)
Scott Breen, Vice President of Sustainability, Can Manufacturers Institute
Andrew Wood, Director of Sustainable Investment and Legal, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Linlin Wu, Manager – Environment, Statistics & Standards, International Aluminium Institute
Marlen Bertram, Director – Scenarios & Forecasts, International Aluminium Institute
Klaudia Michalska, Supply Chain Analyst, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Hao Wu, Climate Intelligence Programme Manager, RMI
Lachlan Wright, Manager Climate Intelligence, RMI

9:30 - 12:30
Workshop 2: Supply chain due diligence for the aluminium sector

This workshop will provide an interactive overview of
The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas
The LME Responsible Sourcing Requirements for Aluminium Brands
The ASI Performance Standard V3 – requirements generally, role as a Track A standard for LME

Find Out:
  • The intent and requirements of these programs – due diligence as an ongoing proactive and reactive process
  • Implementation advice and training resources that are available
  • Answers or potential resources for your questions

Dr Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Georgina Hallett, Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer, LME
Chinelo Etiaba, Membership Director , Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Cameron Jones, Director of Assurance, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Nicole Hanson, Responsible Sourcing Manager, LME
Camille Le Dornat, Learning Manager, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative