21st CRU World Aluminium Conference 2016

09 - 11 May 2016 - Westin Bund, Shanghai, China

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  • Programme and Speakers Announced


CRU’s 21st World Aluminium Conference will take place on the 9-11 May 2016, at the Westin Bund, Shanghai, China.  

CRU's World Aluminium Conference attracts influential delegates involved in smelting, recycling, rolling, extruding, trade, raw materials, purchasing, technology and finance. The event is valued for the quality of the presentations, the excellent networking and the business opportunities that arise from important industry meetings. 

Why China in 2016?

Excess production from new projects in China is adding to the inventory overhang in an industry already dealing with structural oversupply. The scale of the reshaping of the industry is unprecedented, and by 2018, three Chinese provinces are forecast to produce over 80% of total global production. High-cost capacity is not closing at a sufficiently fast rate, despite many operations making loses at current prices.


Further complicating the situation, China’s role as the main driver of global aluminium consumption and economic growth is changing, and its demand growth is set to slow further in the second half of this decade.


Despite relatively good demand fundamentals, particularly in the transportation sector outside of China, average LME prices in 2016 and 2017 will need to reduce further in order to deliver the closures necessary to stop excessive inventory build.


CRU’s World Aluminium Conference takes place in China at this crucial inflection point and will attract speakers from leading aluminium producers in China and the rest of the world to debate the issue of overcapacity and when the much needed capacity closures will occur.

  1. Understand the demand outlook for transportation, construction, packaging and wire and cable
  2. Gain insight into Chinese overcapacity and the prospects for capacity closures in China
  3. Discover how currency moves will affect Chinese exports in 2016
  4. Learn how oil, coal and aluminium will trend in 2016 and whether we will see inflation or deflation
  5. Ascertain how high current stock levels are and what impact they will have through 2016
  6. Find out how regional premiums will vary as a result of very different regional dynamics
  7. CRU’s aluminium conference co-locates with the IAI general meeting enhancing networking opportunities with the industry’s leading companies

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Vladislav Soloviev, CEO, RUSAL
  • Wen Xianjun,Vice Chairman, China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association
  • John Zhu, SVP & President, Aleris Asia Pacific
  • Ao Hong, President, Chalco
  • Andrew Wood, Group Executive Strategy & Development, Alumina Limited
  • Wang Feihong, Senior Analyst, China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metals Co. Ltd
  • Paul Williams, Head of Aluminium, CRU
  • Wan Ling, Assistant Chief Representative China Office & Head of Asia, Aluminum, CRU
  • Michael Lion, President, Lion Consulting Asia Ltd and Everwell Resources Ltd
  • Lv Zhengfeng, Deputy Manager, Nanshan Aluminum
  • Ian Roper, Division Director - Commodity Strategist, Macquarie Group Limited
  • Dr Fiona Solomon, Executive Director, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
  • David Wilson, Director, Metals Research and Strategy, Citi Research
  • Sola Adebiyi, Senior Consultant, CRU
  • Michael Insulan, Managing Consultant, Aluminium, CRU
  • Edward Meir, Senior Commodity Consultant, INTL FCStone
  • Corporate Management Team Member, SAPA

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80 delegates already registered 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

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