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Agenda Overview

Pre-day conference: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

3:00PM Registration desk opens
5:00PM Welcome drinks reception

Let’s kick off the networking in style. Come and enjoy a drink and some canapés and catch up with old and new friends.

Day one: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

7:45AM registration desk opens
8:50AM Opening remarks

Keynote sessions

9:00AM Future global aluminium scrap availability, scrap quality and demand
9:20AM Keynote opening panel discussion: How long will the industry remain bearish?
  • Cutting production, oversupply and sluggish GDP: for how long will the industry remain bearish?
  • What are the challenges for the recycling industry as a whole?
  • How is environmental legislation supporting the aluminium value chain?
  • What more can be done to collect, recover and recycle aluminium?
  • Sustainability and responsible aluminium sourcing:
    • Closing the loops in the recycling process – what are the challenges?
    • How is the industry value chain addressing the sustainability goals? 
Moderator: Amy Hinton, Price Reporter - Base Metals, Fastmarkets MB
Dhawal Shah, Managing Director, Metco Marketing (India) Pvt Ltd
Murat Bayram, Director & Head of European Non-Ferrous, EMR Ltd
Jerome Lucaes, Director Marketing & Sustainability, Rusal
Catherine Athenes, Director Group Sustainability And Director Public Affairs Europe, Constellium
10:30AM Morning coffee break
11:00AM Is primary overtaking secondary aluminium?
  • What are key global factors driving strategies for aluminium producers?
  • Shifts in the industry:
    • Is the primary overtaking secondary aluminium?
    • Shifts in production of secondary cast alloys to sheet and billet: how is this affecting the aluminium industry as a whole?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for the recycling industry?
  • Is global demand slowing down? How might this influence the recycled aluminium industry?
  • How is the ‘green aluminium’ movement supporting the scrap market?


Norsk Hydro invited

Novelis invited

Primary and secondary aluminium: Relationship issues?

11:45AM Collaboration as key for the future of aluminium industry as a whole
Jerome Lucaes, Director Marketing & Sustainability, Rusal
12:05PM Trading perspective: How is the scrap market changing?
  • An uncertain trade environment: How are macro trends dominating the trade sector?
  • How is the industry dealing with scrap flow? 
  • Chinese ban on scrap imports: How is this continuing to influence scrap trade globally?
12:30PM Networking lunch break
1:45PM Upgrading various types of aluminum scrap using the latest sensor technologies
Tom Jansen, Sales Manager, Tomra Sorting GmbH
2:05PM The three Ps: Products, prices and places
  • Pricing trends of alloys across Europe, North America and China
  • Which products have noticeable developments?
  • Price forecasts for 2020
Amy Hinton, Price Reporter - Base Metals, Fastmarkets MB
2:30PM The optimized process for melting cans
  • Ecomelt furnace technology
  • Dross amounts and treatment
  • Energy consumption and environmental impact
Stefan Pelech, CEO / Managing Director, Hertwich Engineering GmbH
2:50PM Networking break
3:15PM Why keep aluminium foil in packaging?
  • The importance of aluminium foil for packaging
  • Which new technologies are helping to recycle the smaller parts of aluminium scrap?
  • Why is aluminium great for the circular economy?
3:35PM Can-Pack Recycling to present

Details to follow 

3:55PM Panel: What are the current and future trends affecting the packaging market?
  • What is the relationship between aluminium packaging and consumers?
  • A closer look at consumer awareness of packaging and how this is influencing packaging companies
  • Opportunities for aluminium packaging industry to change consumer behaviour and reduce food waste?
Cedric Lienhart, Senior Director Global Category Lead Aluminium, Amcor
Alexander Leutwiler, Group Procurement Sourcing, Nestle Nespresso SA
5:00PM End of day one

Day two: Thursday, November 14, 2019

8:00AM registration desk opens
9:15AM Opening remarks
9:20AM German aluminium recycling industry and its future
  • Closer look at the markets, infrastructure, investments and legislation of the German recycling industry
  • How have aluminium beverage can materials glows evolved over the last couple years?
  • What are the future opportunities to increase the high recycling rate further?  
Jörg Schäfer, Head of Recycling and Sustainability, Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V.

How to prepare for future car scrap?

9:40AM Automotive sector struggles and future challenges in meeting the CO2 regulatory targets
  • What will the interim period between ICE vehicles and EVs look like?
  • Sector developments: Can the lower CO2 emissions targets of the European Union be achieved on time?
  • Recyclability of the electric vehicle batteries: What might the future look like?
Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain, LMC Automotive
10:00AM Why have US auto figures strengthened while sales are depressed elsewhere?
  • How will the automotive industry change and what should the secondary aluminium scrap industry expect?
  • North America versus Europe – what are the differences between the markets?
  • What is aluminium’s impact on vehicle efficiency for 2020 and beyond?


Hélène Wagnies, Managing Director, DuckerFrontier
10:30AM Networking break
11:00AM Outlook on the aluminium content in European cars
  • Aluminium content in cars –What will change between now and 2025?
  • How are Electric Vehicles changing the market?
  • How fast will the move to electro mobility go and what are the drivers?
  • What are the challenges for the aluminium recycling industry?
Patrik Ragnarsson, Senior Automotive & Transport Manager, European Aluminium Association
11:20AM REALITY project: Potential for aluminium alloy grade containing post-consumer aluminium recycled content
  • What is the REALITY project?
  • How to increase recycled content in aluminium used in Jaguar Land Rover vehicle body structures?
  • What are the requirements for the alloy grade?
Geoff Scamans, Chief Scientific Officer, Innoval Technology
11:40AM Panel: How to prepare for future car scrap?
  • Will there be a substitute for diesel engines? Will the secondary sector be able to change to future Electric Vehicle demand?
  • End of life vehicles: How to get the most out of the vehicle recycling?
  • Closing the loops: How can more sorting of the scrap be encouraged so more parts of the cars can be recycled?
  • How will the advent of hybrid vehicles impact the secondary aluminium market?
  • Dismantling of cars: is there a best way for it?  
  • Replacing steel: What are the competing materials?
  • Import and export bans: What is the impact on the North American scrap market

Moderator: Kevin Moore, President, All Raw Materials Consulting, & Head of Strategy, Gold Street Advisors

Patrik Ragnarsson, Senior Automotive & Transport Manager, European Aluminium Association
Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain, LMC Automotive
Geoff Scamans, Chief Scientific Officer, Innoval Technology
12:30PM Roundtable discussions

Take part in the debate led by an industry expert during roundtables knowledge sharing sessions

Setup: there will be 4 roundtables sessions each lasting 45 minutes. Pick the topic you’re most interested in and join the table for the discussion.


Table 1: Primary aluminium industry

Table host: TBA


Table 2: Sorting technologies

Table host: TBA


Table 3: Automotive industry and its future relationship with aluminium

Table host: Patrik Ragnarsson, Senior Automotive & Transport Manager, European Aluminium


Table 4: Packaging and sustainability for the future

Table host: Guido Aufdemkamp, Executive Director, European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA)

1:15PM Networking lunch and end of conference

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