CRU’s 22nd World Aluminium Conference will take place on the 3-5 May 2017, at the Marriott London Grosvenor Square, London UK.
The CRU World Aluminium Conference focuses on the outlook for markets, prices and premiums. When the 2017 conference focusses on the issue of sustainability in the aluminium sector, it will focus on how environmental and economic strategies interact, the disruptive potential of these interactions and who the winners and losers will be.
In spite of excellent demand fundamentals recent years have been characterised by low prices and massive changes to the supply side of the industry. There have been a variety reasons behind this. Market reforms, regulatory regimes and a huge expansion of the Chinese aluminium sector have been chief amongst them. This gruelling environment has brought the issue of sustainability to the fore. The sustainability of the current status quo and how sustainability as environmental concept can be used create differentiation and growth.
Question that will be asked at CRU World Aluminium 2017:
1) Can large markets in low carbon and high recycled material content be created beyond castings and cans? Would a premium for green aluminium be achievable or does the benefit lie in market creation?
2) How susceptible is China’s primary aluminium industry expansion to higher thermal coal prices and environmental pressures and commitments?
3) Is China on a path to rolled products dominance? What strategies are they adopting to win over consumers and what strategies should be used to protect market share?
4) How significant a role will trade defence measure in semi-finished products play in the coming years and can trade defence actually harm demand?
5) How will Industry 4.0 and the Internet of things drive efficiency and create new opportunities for aluminium?
6) Can the US cope with being the largest importer of aluminium in the world – where next for the Mid-West premium?
These and many other related issues will significantly influence the future of the aluminium market and the strategies of the companies that operate within it. Attend CRU’s World Aluminium Conference 2017 to be part of that debate.
Last years conference attracted delegates from the following companies:
Alcoa * Aleris * Alumina Ltd * Aluminium Bahrain * Aluminium Federation (ALFED) * Aluminium Stewardship Initiative * Aluminum Corporation of China * Bloomberg News * Cardoz Financial International Group Holding * China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd * China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) * Citigroup Global Markets * CRSGT * Elval SA * ERG Sales LLC * Glencore International AG * Gove Aluminium * Government of Greenland * Gulf Aluminium Council for Aluminium * Henry Bath * Hydro Aluminium Asia Pte Ltd * Indochina Minerals * Inotal * INOTAL Aluminiumfeldolgozo Zrt. * International Aluminium Institute * INTL FCStone Ltd * Japan Aluminium Association * Kaiser Aluminum – Corporate * Lion Consulting Asia Ltd, and Everwell Resources Ltd * Macquarie Group Limited * Meyer Aluminium Limited * Nanshan Aluminum * Norsk Hydro Asa * Novelis Asia * Novelis China * Orkla ASA * Pacorini Metals (Shanghai) Logistics Company * Qatar Aluminium Ltd * Rusal UC * S.C. VIMETCO TRADING S.R.L. * SAPA Group AS * Sunstone Development. Co. Ltd * Vimetco Trading Srl * Viohalco SA * Votorantim Metais S.A. * White & Case LLP
Testimonials from previous CRU World Aluminium conferences:
"The CRU World Aluminium Conference provided a useful insight into the future of aluminium where the outlook for its use in transportation looks bright. Another attraction of the conference is to be able to network with the movers and shakers of the aluminium world." David Walley, EMAL, Abu Dhabi.
"This conference is the focal point for management interested in the world wide aluminium business from raw materials to finish products." Mannweiler Ulrich, PhD Mannweiler-Consulting, Switzerland.
"This year was my first attendance of the conference and is one I will be recommending that my organisation attend every year. Any business that makes significant use of aluminium needs to attend to understand the ongoing technical and commercial developments in the industry." Adrian Tautscher, Jaguar Land Rover, United Kingdom
"The Conference papers were of very high quality and addressed the issues of the moment in the industry." Graham Morrey, Global Alumina, United Kingdom.
"The Conference is good and useful for aluminium-related companies." Qin Zhengjun, SUNSTONE DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD. China