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Agenda Overview

Pre-conference Briefing Day: Copper Recycling: Monday, March 11, 2019

9:30AM Pre-conference Briefing Day: Copper Recycling

This Copper Recycling Day look at: 

  • How much recycled copper is needed for the future and where will it come from?
  • How the nature/ quantity/ quality of scrap has been changing and latest trends 
  • Case Studies on technology solutions for recycling scrap 

PLEASE NOTE: This day requires an additional registration fee to attend.

You can view the full agenda for the day and registration details here>>

 

5:00pm    Welcome drinks reception

Main conference: Day One: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

7:30AM Registration desk opens
8:55AM Welcome address from Fastmarkets Events

Global copper supply, trade and pricing

9:00AM Today’s copper supply & demand and what’s in store for 2019

Moderator: Christian Schirmeister, Senior Client Liaison, Amalgamated Metal Trading

  • Copper supply & demand amid current trade tensions
  • Lack of new mines and how this will impact on copper supply in medium to long-term
  • Chinese restrictions coming into force in 2019 affecting global copper supply
  • Analysing copper use: outside China, where does the strongest demand will come from?
  • Trading raw materials: what are the dynamics, risks and how to hedge them?
Carlos Risopatron, Director Of Economics And Environment, International Copper Study Group
Christian Schirmeister, Senior Client Liaison, AMT
Boris Eykher, Founder And Ceo, Open Mineral AG
Marco Calamia, Chief Metal Officer, KME Group
10:00AM Procuring the best material in today’s copper market

Moderator: Christian Schirmeister, Senior Client Liaison, Amalgamated Metal Trading

  • How has current copper supply and demand materialised in day-to-day operations?
  • What does the outlook for copper tube as well as copper cabling look like for the rest of 2019?
Christophe Allain, Corporate Purchasing Director, Nexans
Laila Marafi, Commercial And Purchasing Manager - Metals, Dubai Cable Company
10:45AM Morning networking break
11:15AM Copper Mining Panel: The biggest challenges and opportunities facing global mining companies

Moderator: Archie Hunter, Global Base Metals Editor, Fastmarkets

  • New, stricter environmental regulations to come into effect in December 2018 and in 2019 (e.g. in Chile and China) and their impact on producers globally
  • Environment and the social impact of a copper mine: what is driving corporate social responsibility and where are the main areas to implement it?
  • Impurities in copper concentrates – how are mines and smelters dealing with it?
  • The move towards energy transition and how will it impact copper producers?
  • Downstream consolidation – how is it reshaping the industry?
Roberto Ecclefield, Senior Vice President, Commerical, Codelco
Danuta Tuchorska, Executive Director, Commercial, KGHM Polska Miedz S.A.
12:00PM Exchanges panel: helping your future develop

Moderator: Matthew Welch, Conference Producer, Fastmarkets Events

Hear the latest news from the London Metal Exchange and CME Group. These two presentations will be followed by a discussion and audience Q&A.

How does the LME continue to support the copper industry? 

  • LME Copper: volume, price and volatility
  • Global copper arbitrage opportunities
  • Strategic initiatives to support the wider copper industry

Christian Mildner, Head of Corporate Sales, LME

Update on the recent developments in CME Copper contracts

Lucy Shitova, Director, Metals Products, CME 

Christian Mildner, Head of Corporate Sales, London Metal Exchange
Lucy Shitova, Director Metals Products, CME Group
Matthew Welch, Programme Manager, Fastmarkets Events
1:00PM Networking lunch
2:30PM A socially responsible mine – why it is worth the effort

Moderator: Matthew Welch, Conference Producer, Fastmarkets Events

Tim Biggs, Partner, EMEA and UK Sector Leader, Mining & Metals, Deloitte
3:00PM Machine Learning in Metals: Copper S&D analysis

Moderator: Matthew Welch, Programme Manager, Fastmarkets Events

  • SAVANT - a joint venture between Marex Spectron, Earth-I and the European Space Agency is in pre-production and will launch imminently. It will provide ‘real-time’ metrics of supply and demand through the application of advanced image recognition techniques to high-resolution satellite images.
  • The initial version of the product focuses on copper, focusing on mine production levels and smelter activity.
Guy Wolf, Global Head of Market Analytics, Marex Spectron Group
Owen Hawkins, Product Development Director, Earth-i
3:30PM Afternoon networking break

Table 1: Corporate social responsibility

4:00PM Corporate Social Responsibility
Tim Biggs, Partner, EMEA and UK Sector Leader, Mining & Metals, Deloitte

Table 2: Copper demand in China and South-East Asia

4:00PM Copper demand in China and South-East Asia
Carlos Risopatron, Director Of Economics And Environment, International Copper Study Group
5:00PM End of day one and networking drinks reception

Main conference: Day Two: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

9:20AM Chairman’s Welcome address

Investing into growth and harnessing new opportunities in consumer markets

9:30AM Fund Managers’ Panel: Investing into growth -bull or bear market for copper?

Moderator: Archie Hunter, Global Base Metals Editor, Fastmarkets

  • How do investment funds currently diversify their portfolios? What is their outlook for industrial metals?
  • What is the current level of appetite towards investment into copper production? Are mines and smelters on the radar for the investment funds?
  • Investing into further growth – downstream mergers and acquisitions
Michael Jansen, Portfolio Manager, Red Kite Capital Management
David Wilson, Commodity Strategy, Freepoint Commodities
10:15AM Morning networking break
10:45AM Pricing panel: forecasts based off market sentiment

Moderator: Archie Hunter, Global Base Metals Editor, Fastmarkets

  • A discussion on whether forecasts already reflect sentiment, knowingly or not. 
  • Has market sentiment become harder to measure as technology makes capital flows faster and easier? Where does that leave the industry? 
Duncan Hobbs, Research Director, Concord Resources Limited
Boris Mikanikrezai, Research Metals And Strategy, Fastmarkets
Oliver Nugent, Commodity Strategist, Citi
Guy Wolf, Global Head of Market Analytics, Marex Spectron Group
11:45AM The future for copper in the age of Electric Vehicles

Moderator: Matthew Welch, Conference Producer, Fastmarkets Events

  • What is the effect of current and projected prices on end user demand, both product-wise and geographically? Analysing the electronics sector, automotive, construction etc.
  • Which consumer markets have the best opportunities for growth and why? Which product lines are under most pressure?
  • How will the demand for copper be met with the growing number of EVs on roads and what type of infrastructure is needed to deliver energy?
Benedikt Zeumer, Partner, McKinsey & Company Inc
12:15PM Close of conference and lunch