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

Moderator:
Jorn de Linde, Senior Vice President, CRU

09:05 - 10:35
Keynote Session

Moderator:
Euan Sadden, Aluminium Analayst, CRU

09:05 - 09:35
Analysing the Chinese silicon market outlook
Speaker:
Liguo Luo, Chairman, Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd

09:35 - 10:05
Silicon in an era of trade conflicts
Speaker:
Jorn de Linde, Senior Vice President, CRU
10:05 - 10:35
Is there a way out of anti-dumping measures?
Speaker:
Arnoud R. Willems, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

11:10 - 12:10
Demand

Moderator:
Aleksandar Popovic, Senior Consultant, CRU

11:10 - 11:40
Demand growth trends in primary foundry alloys and 6000 series alloys
Speaker:
Euan Sadden, Aluminium Analyst, CRU

11:40 - 12:10
Dynamic development of the silicones and polysilicon industry
Speaker:
Dr Erk Thorsten Heyen, Senior Vice President Procurement & Logistics, Wacker Chemie AG

13:55 - 14:25
Silicon market outlook: challenges and opportunities











Moderator:
Jorn de Linde, Senior Vice President, CRU
Speaker:
Inge Grubben-Strømnes, SVP Business Development, Elkem AS

14:25 - 15:55
Power and raw materials

14:25 - 14:55
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 European Energy, Climate and Raw Materials Policy, EUROALLIAGES

14:55 - 15:55
Panel Discussion - Raw Materials
Panellists:
Sean Samson, President & CEO, Rogue Resources Inc.
Cathy Kang, Steel Raw Materials Analyst, CRU
Alex Nielsen, President, Polchar Sp. z o.o.

16:25 - 16:55
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


  • Moderator:
    Aleksandar Popovic, Senior Consultant, CRU
    Speaker:
    Valdiney Domingos de Oliveira, Director of Metallurgy and Engineering, Viridis.iQ GmbH
    Jim Brosnan, Principal, Silicon & Ferroalloy Consulting

    09:30 - 17:00
    Site Visit to CleanCarbon's Sines Plant

    CleanCarbon has, for more than 100 years and through four generations, supplied specialised carbon materials to the alloy industry. For the last 20 years the focus has been to supply the Silicon metal industry with high quality reductants. This year the plant in Sines has completed a major upgrade resulting in a modern plant with state of the art equipment to process sized and washed low ash coals. During the visit you will gain an overview of the entire process from discharging of the raw coals to the final loading of the low ash coals. 

    09:30
    Departure from the conference hotel
    11:00
    Plant visit Sines
    13:00
    Lunch at Casa do Medico de S. Rafael
    15:00
    Depart
    17:00
    Arrival back at the conference Hotel

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