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09:00 - 09:05
Conference opening remarks

Speaker:
Jorn de Linde, Senior Vice President, CRU

09:05 - 09:30
Analysing the Chinese silicon market outlook





Speaker:
Liguo Luo, Chairman, Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd

09:30 - 09:55
Silicon in an era of trade conflicts

  • What has happened over the past 12 months?
  • Will trade actions fundamentally change the outlook?
  • Who are the likely winners and losers?


Speaker:
Jorn de Linde, Senior Vice President, CRU

09:55 - 10:20
Is there a way out of anti-dumping measures?

  • Stock taking: current situation
  • Predicting the future
  • Is offence indeed the best defense
  • Best practices


Speaker:
Arnoud R. Willems, Partner - Advocaat aan de Balie van Brussel (A-Lijst), Sidley Austin LLP

11:10 - 12:25
Demand

11:10 - 11:35
Demand growth trends in primary foundry alloys and 6000 series alloys
Speaker:
Eoin Dinsmore, Principal Consultant, Aluminium, CRU

11:35 - 12:00
Examining supply, demand and trade in the photo-voltaic and poly-silicon sectors
12:00 - 12:25
Topic to be annunced
Speaker:
Erk Thorsten Heyen, Senior Vice President Raw Materials Procurement, Wacker Chemie

14:00 - 14:25
Keynote session




Speaker:
Helge Aasen, Chief Executive Officer, Elkem AS

14:25 - 15:40
Power and raw materials

14:25 - 14:50
Perspectives for the EU ETS and similar schemes around the world and their impact as direct and indirect costs for the ferroalloys and silicon metal industry
  • Expected evolution of the EU ETS
  • Perspectives for similar schemes around the world and for cooperation with the EU ETS
  • Outlook for the impact in terms of direct and indirect costs for the ferroalloys and silicon metal industry
Speaker:
Iva Ganev, Director in charge of European Energy, Climate and Raw Materials Policy, EUROALLIAGES

14:50 - 15:40
Panel Discussion - Raw Materials
Panellists:
Sean Samson, President & CEO, Rogue Resources Inc.

Cathy Kang, Steel Raw Materials Analyst, CRU

16:10 - 17:30
Technological developments

 



16:10 - 16:35
Technical study of greenfield projects worldwide
  • Types of new silicon project
  • Alternative approaches in implementing new projects
  • Evaluation of turn key vs package based approaches to new projects
Speaker:
Jim Brosnan, Principal, Silicon & Ferroalloy Consulting Pty Ltd
Valdiney Domingos de Oliveira, Director of Metallurgy and Engineering, Viridis.iQ GmbH

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