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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: Demand - established and nascent opportunities

11:00 - 11:20
What are the latest developments in solar-related applications?
11:20 - 11:40
hHigh performance Si-based materials: boosting the storage capcity 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
Silicones - markets and potential
12:20 - 12:30
Questions and answers

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

13:45 - 14:45
Panel discussion: Chinese market trends
 Impact on global demand, supply and cost of critical inputs
 Will environmental regulations continue to impact the Chinese silicon industry?

14:45 - 15:45
Session 5: Raw materials and cost

14:45 - 15:45
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

This session will provide delegates with updates on technical developments in the silicon industry.

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