As the effects of the global economic crisis continue to be felt, all eyes in the metals business are keenly fixed on the emerging marketplaces of Asia for the first signs of recovery. China, the world’s biggest producer and consumer of both aluminium and copper, is the powerhouse of the Asian region, and consumption trends there strongly influence global supply-demand balances. Moreover, throughout the Asian region, the infrastructure needs and consumer aspirations of growing populations will also help shape future demand growth curves globally. Building on the well-established and popular Chinese Aluminium and Copper events, Metal Bulletin is this year launching its Asian Aluminium and Copper Conferences, to reflect the growing importance at global level of this region, from mine to market , from intraregional trade dynamics to finance and investment issues. Taking place in Hong Kong, at the hub of this significant marketplace, the Asian Copper Conference will examine:
- Industry restructuring and consolidation – what role for Chinese producers?
- Has Chinese fabrication been at the expense of industry growth elsewhere?
- Sourcing scrap and concentrates to meet regional growth
- What potential for boosting the Asian mine base?
- Where do the maturer markets of South Korea and Japan sit in regional development
- Terminal market development and impact on trade
Two events - one price. When you register your place for 6th Asian Copper Conference 2009 you can attend sessions on the 7th Asian Aluminium Conference as well, giving you a complete overview of the supply chain, allowing you to maximise your time in Asia and make new business contacts.