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10:30 – 17:00
Registration Sponsored by Gunvor Group
11:00 – 12:30
Workshop 1: Inert Anode Cells – Opportunities, Challenges, Present Status, and Future Prospects

Many leading aluminium producers have now announced decarbonization and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions commitments by 2050. To achieve these targets, new and yet-to-be developed technologies are needed. This workshop will focus on the latest advancements in inert anode cell technology and its role in reducing direct CO2 emissions from the smelting process. Participants will engage in discussions on the opportunities, challenges, present status, and future prospects of this innovative technology, aiming to accelerate its adoption for a greener aluminium production and exploring their potential to enhance environmental sustainability. 

Halvor Kvande
Halvor Kvande

Halvor Kvande

Retired Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Retired from Hydro Aluminium

12:30 – 13:00
Coffee Break
13:00 – 15:00
Workshop 2: ASI’s GHG Emissions Pathway Method
Chris Bayliss
Chris Bayliss

Chris Bayliss

Climate Change and Decarbonisation Director

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)

15:00 – 16:00
Roundtable: CBAM and Navigating Regulatory Challenges in the Aluminium Industry

The roundtable discussion will delve into the divergent approaches of the EU and USA towards green initiatives, particularly focusing on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and its global trade implications. The discussion will examine the impact of CBAM on import/export dynamics with major economies like China, India, and Australia, considering its consistency with international trade agreements and the challenges faced by importers and exporters due to imprecise rules. The conversation will also explore the need for a cohesive global carbon trading system to address environmental concerns on a broader scale.

Emanuele Manigrassi
Emanuele Manigrassi

Emanuele Manigrassi

Director – Climate & Energy

European Aluminium

16:00 – 17:00
Women in Aluminium Meze and Drinks

Celebrate women, diversity, and inclusion; whether you’re a woman or just want to show your support for women in the sector. Attendees will have the chance to network with women trailblazers in the industry as they share their journey, insights and experiences with each other. Places are limited and on a first come first serve basis. Please RSVP to conferences@fastmarkets.com

17:00 – 19:00
Welcome Reception

Kick off this year’s event with an evening of networking and drinks, during the welcome drinks reception.

08:00 – 17:00
Registration Sponsored by Gunvor Group
08:45 – 08:55
Welcome Remarks
Perrine Faye
Perrine Faye

Perrine Faye

Global Head of Editorial and Pricing

Fastmarkets

08:55 – 09:15
Session: Global Macroeconomic Outlook

Delve into an in-depth analysis of key economic indicators, including GDP growth, inflation rates, and currency fluctuations, and their implications for the aluminium market. Gain valuable perspectives on global economic trends, trade dynamics, and geopolitical developments that are shaping the future of the industry. 

Marc Ostwald
Marc Ostwald

Marc Ostwald

Chief Economist & Global Strategist

ADM Investor Services International

09:15 – 10:00
CEO Panel: Industry insights from Aluminium Primary Producers

Join us for an insightful CEO Panel featuring leaders from Aluminium Primary Producers, as they discuss the current challenges and future prospects of the industry. Delve into geopolitical tensions, supply-side dynamics, and strategic metal sourcing amidst rising smelter costs. Explore the transition to secondary production, demand for value-added products, and the impact of sustainability initiatives like the EU’s CBAM. Gain valuable insights on carbon emissions reduction, supply chain sustainability, and the evolving landscape of renewable energy integration in aluminium production. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear firsthand perspectives on the future of the aluminium market.

Andrea Hotter
Ron Knapp
Ali Al Baqali
Jesse Gary
Andrea Hotter

Andrea Hotter

Special Correspondent

Fastmarkets

Ron Knapp

Ron Knapp

Adviser, Office of the Chairman, China

Hongqiao

Ali Al Baqali

Ali Al Baqali

CEO

Alba

Jesse Gary

Jesse Gary

CEO

Century Aluminium

10:00 – 10:20
Spotlight Presentation: Maximizing Circularity: The Role of Recycled Aluminium in a Circular Economy

Discover how recycled aluminium, with its energy-efficient production and high recyclability, plays a critical role in supporting transitions to a circular economy. Explore the global landscape of aluminium recycling, including the ratio of pre-consumer to post-consumer scrap, and learn about the principles and conditions for maximizing circularity, from efficient scrap collection and sorting systems to product design considerations for extended product life cycles. Join us to delve into the significance of recycled aluminium in achieving sustainable resource efficiencies and driving circular economy outcomes.

Chris Bayliss
Chris Bayliss

Chris Bayliss

Climate Change and Decarbonisation Director

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)

10:20 – 11:00
Morning Networking Break
11:00 – 12:00
Panel: Market Trends, Challenges, and Economic Outlook for the Aluminium Sector

In this panel discussion, industry experts will delve into the multifaceted landscape of the aluminium market, examining recent trends and economic indicators shaping the sector’s outlook. Key topics of discussion will include the impact of geopolitical events such as the Russian metals reduction in the EU, alongside broader economic factors like interest rate fluctuations and election year uncertainties across various economies. The panellists will explore the implications of demand downturns in Europe and emerging recovery signs in regions like Southern Europe’s extrusion industry, providing insights into the market dynamics influencing aluminium consumption. Additionally, the conversation will address critical questions surrounding the transition to green energy and its impact on aluminium demand, as well as the evolving role of renewables amidst geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainties. Through a comprehensive analysis of market drivers and geopolitical influences, the panel aims to offer strategic perspectives on navigating the current challenges and opportunities in the aluminium sector.

Duncan Hobbs
Ewa Manthey
Marc Ostwald
David Wilson
Khalid Latif
Andy Farida
Ghannam Al Ghannam
Duncan Hobbs

Duncan Hobbs

Research Director

Concord Resources

Ewa Manthey

Ewa Manthey

Commodities Strategist

ING

Marc Ostwald

Marc Ostwald

Chief Economist & Global Strategist

ADM Investor Services International

David Wilson

David Wilson

Metals Strategy,

BNP Paribas

Khalid Latif

Khalid Latif

CEO

Midal Cables

Andy Farida

Andy Farida

Senior Analyst

Fastmarkets

Ghannam Al Ghannam

Ghannam Al Ghannam

Vice President, Commercial, Aluminum BU

Ma’aden

12:00 – 12:45
Discussion on the Price Outlook, Product Premiums, and Scrap Units

Engage in a comprehensive discussion exploring the nuanced dynamics of pricing outlooks, product premiums, and scrap units in the aluminium market. Delve into the impact of Russian metal sanctions and the implications for LME treatment, alongside strategies for navigating energy costs and hedging challenges in the secondary aluminium sector. Gain insights into the future trajectory of Russian metal influx into LME warehouses and the broader implications for market dynamics and pricing structures.

Christian Mildner
Uday Patel
James McKeigue
Jorge Eduardo Dyszel
Christian Mildner

Christian Mildner

Head of Corporate Sales,

The London Metal Exchange

Uday Patel

Uday Patel

Senior Research Manager, Global Aluminium Markets

Wood Mackenzie

James McKeigue

James McKeigue

Editor Base Metals Europe

Fastmarkets

Jorge Eduardo Dyszel

Jorge Eduardo Dyszel

RISK MANAGEMENT Consultant, Base Metals COACH & TRAINER

TEACH4LIFE.NET

Henry Van

Senior Analyst

Trafigura

12:45 – 14:00
Networking Lunch Sponsored by Alba
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Topic Table 2: Closed Loop Recycling, Metrics and Policies Around Recycled Content
Lluís Pitarch Casas
Lluís Pitarch Casas

Lluís Pitarch Casas

Public Affairs & Sustainability Manager Southern Europe

Ball Corporation

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Topic Table 1: Demonstrating the Superiority of Aluminium in Key Applications
Carl Firman
Carl Firman

Carl Firman

Manager Sustainability – Bauxite and Alumina

International Aluminium Institute (IAI)

14:00 – 14:20
Session: Navigating Supply Chain Geopolitical Disruption

How the Houthis are reshaping trade routes amid unprecedented volatility in logistics and global shipping.

Michelle Wiese Bockmann
Michelle Wiese Bockmann

Michelle Wiese Bockmann

Principal Analyst

Lloyd’s List Intelligence

14:20 – 14:40
Session: TBD (Supply Chain) Part 2
14:40 – 15:00
International Aluminium Institute (IAI) Session
Carl Firman
Carl Firman

Carl Firman

Manager Sustainability – Bauxite and Alumina

International Aluminium Institute (IAI)

15:00 – 15:30
Panel: Raw Materials: Bauxite & Alumina

Discover the intricate landscape of bauxite and alumina markets with industry leaders as they delve into pressing issues and emerging trends. From Guinea’s strategic shift towards encouraging alumina production to Saudi Arabia’s initiatives in bauxite mining, panellists will analyse the impact of geopolitical disruptions and supply chain challenges on raw material availability and pricing dynamics. Gain valuable insights into efforts to decarbonize alumina refining processes, navigate supply disruptions, and address environmental concerns, offering a comprehensive understanding of the outlook for bauxite and alumina industries.

Mark Roggensinger
Alexandre Vianna
Andy Farida
Noura Alsuwaidi

Laura Roberts

Price Reporter

Fastmarkets

Mark Roggensinger

Mark Roggensinger

Manager, Market Analysis Commercial, Bauxite & Alumina

Hydro

Alexandre Vianna

Alexandre Vianna

Head of the Primary Products Business

CBA

Andy Farida

Andy Farida

Senior Analyst

Fastmarkets

Noura Alsuwaidi

Noura Alsuwaidi

Senior Associate – Market Analysis & COMM.SUPP, Alumina Sourcing/Supply Chain

EGA

15:30 – 16:00
Afternoon Break
16:10 – 16:30
Session: Trade Policy in Transition: Aluminium Market Amidst US Elections

This session aims to provide comprehensive insights into the intricate landscape of trade policies, including AD/CV duties, Section 232 investigations, and Section 301 tariffs, against the backdrop of the upcoming US presidential elections. Attendees will benefit from expert analysis and strategic assessments, gaining clarity on the current state and potential evolution of these policies and their implications for the aluminium market. Discussions will encompass the effectiveness of tariffs, legal considerations surrounding downstream applications, and the potential outcomes of the US elections on trade policy trajectories. Additionally, participants will explore strategies to navigate regulatory uncertainties and anticipate shifts in global trade relationships, empowering them to make informed decisions amidst political transitions and regulatory changes.

Timothy Brightbill
Timothy Brightbill

Timothy Brightbill

Partner

Wiley Rein LLP

16:30 – 16:50
Session: Recycling vs Renewal Energy: A Race Towards Sustainable Aluminium Production
16:50 – 17:10
Session: Technological Trends in Scrap Sorting

Assess how advancements in separation technology are reshaping the movement of scrap, particularly in response to changing auto specifications driven by the rise of electric vehicles. Gain insights into the complexities of scrap categorization, including distinguishing between post-consumer and post-production scrap, and examine emerging technologies aimed at sorting aluminium within alloys for enhanced recycling efficiency.

Romain Guillaume Billy
Romain Guillaume Billy

Romain Guillaume Billy

Postdoctoral Fellow- Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

17:10 – 19:10
Networking Drinks Reception
07:30 – 12:00
Registration Sponsored by Gunvor Group
08:00 – 09:00
Morning Roundtable Discussion: Europe's Role in the Aluminium Market

Engage in a lively morning roundtable discussion exploring Europe’s pivotal role in the global aluminium market amidst shifting dynamics and emerging challenges. Assess the implications of Europe’s stagnant capacity growth and the widening gap between recycling supply and demand, particularly considering the continent’s ambitious sustainability goals. Delve into the potential ramifications of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and other policy measures on industry competitiveness, while contemplating strategic pathways for Europe to navigate these complex landscapes and maintain its position as a leading player in the aluminium market.

Roger-Philippe Bertozzi
Roger-Philippe Bertozzi

Roger-Philippe Bertozzi

EU & WTO Affairs

Federation of Aluminium Consumers of Europe (FACE)

09:00 – 09:05
Morning Remarks
James McKeigue
James McKeigue

James McKeigue

Editor Base Metals Europe

Fastmarkets

09:05 – 09:35
Session: The Regulatory Landscape and Public Policies Affecting the Industry: CBAM

Delve into the regulatory landscape and public policies affecting the aluminium industry, with a spotlight on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) in the European Union. Explore CBAM’s impact on import/export dynamics and carbon emissions, while discussing strategies for compliance and adaptation in a changing global market.

Clement Silva
Mohamed Barhoumi
Clement Silva

Clement Silva

Partner

OSRICH SA

Mohamed Barhoumi

Mohamed Barhoumi

Partner

OSRICH SA

09:35 – 10:20
Panel: Secondary Aluminium & Scrap Market Trends & Insights

Explore the shifting landscape of secondary aluminium production, focusing on market trends, production outlooks, and the challenges of securing reliable scrap feedstock. Delve into the complexities of scrap sourcing, the impact of emerging separation technologies, and the increasing importance of recycling content in meeting market demand. Gain insights into strategies for navigating supply chain constraints, adapting to price volatility, and addressing regulatory frameworks like the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) in shaping the future of the industry.

Franco Dalpiaz
Jan Pannenbäcker
Kirstine Veitch
Derek Prichett
Murat Bayram
Ross Yeo
Franco Dalpiaz

Franco Dalpiaz

Raw Material Purchasing Manager

Raffmetal SpA

Jan Pannenbäcker

Jan Pannenbäcker

CEO & Co-founder

Metaloop

Kirstine Veitch

Kirstine Veitch

Principle Consultant

Fastmarkets

Derek Prichett

Derek Prichett

SVP for Global Metal

Novelis

Murat Bayram

Murat Bayram

Managing Director

EMR

Ross Yeo

Ross Yeo

European and Asia Scrap Editor

Fastmarkets

10:20 – 10:50
Morning Break
10:50 – 11:20
Fastmarkets’ Session: Market and Pricing Trends
Imogen Dudman
Imogen Dudman

Imogen Dudman

Senior Price Reporter

Fastmarkets

Laura Roberts

Price Reporter

Fastmarkets

11:20 – 11:40
Session: Aluminum Sourcing Options for Automotive Scope 3 Decarbonization

· How are automotive players thinking about decarbonization

· How is recycled content affecting aluminum sourcing

· How to devise an effective low-carbon sourcing strategy

Patricia Bingoto
Patricia Bingoto

Patricia Bingoto

Senior Expert, Global Energy & Materials

McKinsey & Company

11:40 – 12:00
Session: Spotlight on China

This session will provide a focused examination of China’s pivotal role in shaping the global aluminium landscape and its interconnectedness with renewable energy initiatives worldwide. Attendees will gain insights into China’s efforts to regulate its primary aluminium production, including updates on operational capacity caps and their implications for international supply dynamics. Moreover, the session will delve into China’s evolving economic recovery and property market trends, shedding light on the country’s strategic moves to enhance its recycling sector and reduce reliance on primary aluminium. With a spotlight on China’s influence on renewable energy adoption and competitive pricing in sectors like manufacturing and electric vehicles, attendees will gain valuable perspectives from industry experts closely engaged with China’s government policies and market dynamics.

12:00 – 13:30
Closing Remarks and Lunch