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Agenda – All times indicated are in GMT

10:00 - 10:10
Live Q&A

Alex Tuckett, Principal Economist, CRU
Jorn de Linde, Senior Vice President, CRU

10:40 - 11:05
In addition to being the world’s largest silicon producer and exporter, China has emerged as the leading consumer of silicon...

  • What is the outlook for the silicon industry in China?
  • How will developments in China affect silicon demand and supply and access to critical inputs in other countries?

Haitian Ma, Chief Secretary, China Si Metal Association

13:40 - 14:05
Trade restrictions have had a substantial impact on trade flows and silicon prices in individual markets...

  • How will trade restrictions, geopolitics and supply chain realignments impact the silicon market?
  • How easy is it to trace the origin of silicon from smelters through to end-users?

Arnoud R. Willems, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

14:05 - 14:30
Silicon traceability: from quartz to polysilicon and silicones

Alan Crawford, Independent Chemical Engineering Consultant, Alan Crawford Consulting LLC

14:30 - 14:40
Bio carbon

Oksana Petsko, Commercial Director, ALC Perechin Timber-Chemical Plant

15:45 - 16:10
Carbon emissions and sustainability considerations have become increasingly important...

  • Will ESG factors alter the future shape of the silicon industry?

Jim May, Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Hi Test Sand Inc

16:10 - 16:40
Silicon metallothermic production with waste Al scrap

Gabriella Tranell, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Faculty of Natural Sciences, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology