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09:10 - 10:30
Keynote Session – Sustainability and technical innovation

  • Exploring development in Inert anode technology
  • Examining the impact of automation and other developments on efficiency and sustainability
  • Assessing the advantages and disadvantages of low carbon aluminium contracts
  • What impact could EU ETS IV have on the European aluminium sector and neighbouring regions?
  • Is a multi-sectoral approach for global standards on sustainability performance supply chain transparency preferable to multiple sectoral standards

Patrice L’Huillier, President & CEO, Alouette
Ron Knapp, Adviser, Office of the Chairman, China Hongqiao Group Limited

13:30 - 14:30
Downstream aluminium market – driving sustainability

  • Focus on key opportunities in the automotive sector, such as electrification, shared and connected vehicles and light weighting
  • What are the key opportunities for aluminium in light of the backlash against plastic

Doug Hilderhoff, Head of North America Aluminum, CRU
Emilio Braghi, President, Novelis Europe
Rob van Gils, CEO & Managing Partner, Hammerer Aluminium Industries

09:00 - 09:25
Fireside chat

Lord Barker, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, EN+ Group

09:25 - 10:25
Recycled aluminium

  • How will the Chinese recycling sector evolve over the decade?
  • As the relative value of recycled aluminium further increases how will the sector in Europe and the US evolve?

Murat Bayram, Director & Head of European Non-Ferrous, EMR European Metal Recycling

10:55 - 11:55
Panel discussion - raw materials

  • Guinea’s refining aspirations
  • Potential for Laos-Vietnam supply
  • Coal tar pitch supply-demand balance in Europe, NA and SA
  • Indonesian embargo
  • Future of API pricing

11:55 - 12:55
Panel discussion - Price and market outlook

  • Comparing and contrasting LME and SHFE dynamics - do they really matter in terms of driving trade flows in/out China?
  • How the market price clears the uncertainty around Section 232
  • Do exchange traded premium markets have any real traction?
  • The potential for scrap trading on exchange in standard grades
  • Prices and premiums outlook