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Agenda

09:00 - 09:05
Chairman's opening remarks

Speaker:
Jorn de Linde, Senior Vice President, CRU

09:05 - 09:45
Keynote session

09:05 - 09:25
Keynote presentation
Speaker:
Pedro Larrea, Chief Executive Officer, Ferroglobe

09:25 - 09:45
CRU's silicon market outlook
 When will silicon prices rise again?
 What is the pipeline for new silicon projects?
Speaker:
Jorn de Linde, Senior Vice President, CRU

09:45 - 10:05
Session 1: Spotlight on new capacity

 



09:45 - 10:05
Canadian Metals Si project in Baie-Comeau - A technological breakthrough
René Boisvert, President, Canadian Metals

10:05 - 10:30
Session 2: Trade

10:05 - 10:25
The indirect impact of trade actions in end-use markets on the silicon sector
Speaker:
Arnoud R. Willems, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

10:25 - 10:30
Questions and answers

11:00 - 12:30
Session 3

11:00 - 11:20
Chinese PV policy and its possible effects on the Silicon market
Lou Parous, Executive Director, Viridis.iQ

11:20 - 11:40
High performance Si-based materials: boosting the storage capacity of batteries
Speaker:
Dr. Julia Lyubina, Manager New Markets & Technologies, Strategy & New Growth Business, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH
11:40 - 12:00
Developments in aluminium primary foundry alloys and re-melt production
12:00 - 12:20
Economic considerations of methylchlorosilane and chlorosilane synthesis for silicones and polysilicon
Speaker:
Alan Crawford, Owner, Alan Crawford Consulting LLC
12:20 - 12:30
Questions and answers

13:45 - 14:10
Session 4: Chinese perspectives on global silicon

13:45 - 14:10
Chinese market trends
 Impact on global demand, supply and cost of critical inputs
 Will environmental regulations continue to impact the Chinese silicon industry?
Rena Gu, Ferroalloys Price Assessor, CRU GROUP

14:10 - 15:10
Session 5: Raw materials and cost

14:10 - 15:10
Panel discussion: Will cost pressures subside after 2018?
 Electrodes
 Quartz
 electric power
Eli Ringdalen, Senior Research Scientist, Metal Production and Processing, Sintef Industry

16:15 - 17:00
Session 6: Technical

16:15 - 16:40
New product portfolio and the status of the installations in Iceland, Malaysia and China
Rolf Degel, Vice President Non-Ferrous Metals, SMS group GmbH

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