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09:00 - 09:05
Conference opening remarks

Jorn de Linde, Senior Vice President, CRU

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

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?

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

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

11:10 - 12:25

11:10 - 11:35
Demand growth trends in primary foundry alloys and 6000 series alloys
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
Erk Thorsten Heyen, Senior Vice President Raw Materials Procurement, Wacker Chemie

14:00 - 14:25
Keynote session

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
Iva Ganev, Director in charge of European Energy, Climate and Raw Materials Policy, EUROALLIAGES

14:50 - 15:40
Panel Discussion - Raw Materials
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
Jim Brosnan, Principal, Silicon & Ferroalloy Consulting Pty Ltd
Valdiney Domingos de Oliveira, Director of Metallurgy and Engineering, Viridis.iQ GmbH