08:15 - 13:00
Bonnell Aluminum - Site Visit

  • 9.15: Delegates arrive to Bonnell Aluminum site
  • 9.15 – 11.30: Brief safety overview, company overview, plant tour, bottled water and Q&A
  • 11.30: Delegates depart the Bonnell Aluminum site

14:00 - 15:00
Aluminum price risk management


Frederick R. Demler, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Metals, E D & F Man Capital Markets Inc.

15:00 - 17:30
Workshop: Raw materials and recycling

15:00 - 15:25
Raw Materials: How to manage volatility in the alumina market

15:25 - 17:30
Recycling: What does the future hold for the global scrap market?
  • Scrap usage in VAP
  • Economics of recycling investment
  • Impacts of China trade policy on scrap industry
  • Operational excellence in recycling / intro to scrap seminar
  • China scrap situation
  • Secondary demand/recycling
Adina Renee Adler, Senior Director of International Relations, ISRI
Gregory Wittbecker, Senior Analyst, CRU
Bob Hubbard, President & CEO, FRH Aluminum
Jim Madgett, Director of Sales, Almex USA Inc
Luke Palen, President, Spectro Alloys Corporation

08:00 - 08:15
Conference Opening Remarks


Doug Hilderhoff, Head of North America Aluminum, CRU
Gregory Wittbecker, Senior Analyst, CRU

08:15 - 08:45
Keynote presentation - Automotive: The main driver of future growth in aluminum demand and recycling

  • Initiatives currently underway in the aluminum industry to address recycling
  • Growth in automotive aluminum and its importance in shaping the future of recycling
  • How electrification and autonomy impact long-term automotive trends

Doug Richman, , Aluminum Consultant

08:45 - 09:30
Economic outlook

  • Macro-economy
  • Construction outlook
  • China belt and road

Kenneth D. Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Lisa Morrison, Principal Economist, CRU

10:00 - 10:45
Panel Discussion - Impacts of trade policy on US industry


Joe Quinn, Vice President, Public Affairs, The Aluminum Association
Joe Heaton, Senior Director, Federal Affairs, Beer Institute
Charlie Murrah, Executive Vice President, Metals, Southwire Company

10:45 - 12:00
Primary: Outlook on supply & demand

  • How long can the primary aluminum market remain in a deficit?
  • What’s in store for bauxite and alumina supply?
  • CAPEX - China vs ROW

Eoin Dinsmore, Head of Primary & Products, Aluminium, CRU
Jesse E. Gary, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Century Aluminum
Duncan Pitchford, Commercial Business Analyst, Hydro Aluminum Metals USA
Paramita Das, General Manager, Global Marketing and Development, Rio Tinto

14:00 - 15:00
Panel Discussion - Do EVs hold the keys to future demand growth in automotive?

Abey Abraham, Managing Director of Automotive and Materials, Ducker Worldwide
Pierre Labat, Vice President, Global Automotive, Novelis Inc
Alex Laugharne, Principal Consultant, CRU

15:30 - 16:30
Rolling – Are recent investments enough to meet demand projections?

Doug Hilderhoff, Head of North America Aluminum, CRU
Ryan Roush, Chief Commercial Officer, JW Aluminum
Craig Lewis, Director of Strategy, Constellium
Joe Sasso, Consultant, JAS Consulting

16:30 - 17:30
The outlook on LME prices

Matthew Korn, Senior Analyst and Vice President, Goldman Sachs