Metals in the
Future 2018 is a new conference exploring the long-term impact
of green technology on metals supply and demand. The conference examines a
broad spectrum of materials, including steel, aluminium, base metals, minor
metals and ferroalloys.
Understanding materials flows and successfully predicting long-term demand has always been central to maintaining a leadership position in the metals and mining sector. However, as the world strives to meet climate change targets, the complexity of accurately forecasting future resource requirements is increased, in large part due to the challenge of successfully predicting which green technologies will prove most successful. The stakes are also raised financially by the green economy’s step up in metals intensity and the increased costs associated with bringing new projects to market, especially when there is disagreement on the long run price of the commodity in question.
The growth in the
green economy is being matched by a relentless tide of disruptive innovation
brought about by the increasingly networked way in which we live our lives, and
the data that is produced as a consequence. Whilst also interesting from a
materials perspective, perhaps the greatest opportunity for metals and mining
lies in what this means for efficiency, for greater interdependence between
energy companies, miners, metals producers and consumers, and for how materials
are produced, transported, stocked, consumed, monitored and brought back into
the loop at the end of life.
Metals in the
Future 2018 is a pioneering conference which will deliver
significant insight into unfolding metals market scenarios. With its expertise
in over 120 ore, metals and alloys markets, and a deep understanding of
developed and developing markets alike, CRU is uniquely positioned to deliver
this pivotal conference.