Panel discussion: The policy framework

  • Outlook for energy and carbon policy post Paris
  • A downstream perspective in Europe
  • Energy costs and water access in South America
  • Environment, carbon leakage and trade policy – a missing nexus?

Anthony Laub, Partner, L&Q
Ben Jones, Managing Consultant, CRU

Panel discussion: Environmental strategy & portfolio decisions

  • Stranded assets and portfolio risks
  • How do investors perceive risks in the mining sector?
  • How can these be mitigated through strategy and portfolio decisions?
  • Opportunities from sustainable finance

Panel discussion: Sustainable value chains in copper

  • To what extent will responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency grow as a key consumers requisite
  • Introducing the copper mark responsible production initiative
  • Challenges to monitoring mining’s C02 footprint

What are benefits and challenges of investment in sustainable operations?

  • Identifying green technology opportunities
  • Managing risks from new technology adoption

Keynote panel discussion – Creating social value

The role that the mining industry must take in creating social value is one of the key challenges of the coming decade.  The evolution is a challenging shift at a company level and even more challenging at an industry level. How will the mining industry solve the strategic complexities involved in this shift?

Octavio Araneda, CEO, Codelco
Harry M. “Red” Conger, President and Chief Operating Officer – Americas, Freeport McMoran
Diego Hernández Cabrera, President, Sociedad Nacional de Minería
Jorge Gomez, Executive Director, Collahuasi
Aaron Puna, Executive President, Chile, Anglo American

CRU’s copper market outlook

Vanessa Davidson, Director of Copper Research and Strategy, CRU

What comes after end of China’s current 5 year plan?

  • To what extent will the new plan support China’s core aim to restructure the economy, blue skies, Belt and Road and Made in China?
  • What impact will these initiatives have on copper demand?

Panel discussion: Mining in the future – exploring the transformative impact of technical innovation in the mining industry

  • Exploring mine optimisation systems – how do efficiency gains compare through the mining process?
  • The role of technology in improving mining’s cost structure
  • Leveraging technology to improve key project parameters

Panel discussion – Copper demand

  • Climate based retro-fitting in the built environment
  • Energy efficiency and achieving the 3% scenario
  • Opportunities in EV motors
  • Positive substitution for copper
  • The Copper Mark update

Panel discussion – International copper scrap trade and developments

  • Will China adopt international definitions for copper scrap or will copper scrap continue to be impacted?
  • What impact will China’s ban on all ‘solid waste’ products by the end of 2020 have on market refined copper and concentrates balances? 
  • Will China surprise on the upside with the growth of the domestic supply chain?
  • Examining the drivers of scrap consumption in other key markets, who stands to benefit from higher availability of copper scrap?
  • What share of domestic copper scrap in producing markets can be diverted from export streams to domestic processing? To what extent will processors invest in new processing equipment and what impact could this have?

Michael Lion, President, Lion Consulting Asia Ltd., and Everwell Resources Ltd.
Paul White, Secretary-General, International Copper Study Group (ICSG)

Market and price outlook

  • Chinese copper demand
  • Liquidity and the implication for global growth
  • US elections and potential trade scenarios
  • Copper supply outlook
  • Electric vehicles and copper demand

Emil Kalinowski, Manager, Metals Market Research, Wheaton Precious Metals International