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About the Event

CRU’s World Aluminium Conference brings together over 200 delegates from around the world, with delegations from Africa, Scandinavia, India, Australasia, and the Middle East, as well as Europe and the USA.

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This year’s conference will focus on the issue of sustainability in the aluminium sector, how environmental and economic strategies interact, the disruptive potential of these interactions and who the winners and losers will be.

Key topics include:

  • Can large markets in low carbon and high recycled material content be created beyond castings and cans? Would a premium for green aluminium be achievable or does the benefit lie in market creation?
  • How susceptible is China’s primary aluminium industry expansion to higher thermal coal prices and environmental pressures and commitments?
  • Is China on a path to rolled products dominance? What strategies are they adopting to win over consumers and what strategies should be used to protect market share?
  • How significant a role will trade defence measures in semi-finished products play in the coming years and can trade defence actually harm demand?
  • How will 'Industry 4.0' and the 'Internet of things' drive efficiency and create new opportunities for aluminium?
  • Can the US cope with being the largest importer of aluminium in the world – where next for the Mid-West premium?