September 7th – 9th 2016
Shanghai, China

In today’s tough market conditions, the companies who survive and thrive are the ones who adapt to the situation, change the way they think, and adopt new strategies. Follow the phoenix and rise to the brave new world.

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Add to My Calendar 2016-09-07 09:00:00 2016-09-09 17:00:00 Beijing/China AZ China’s 5th Biennial Conference AZ China is proud to announce its 5th biennial conference. Covering the world of aluminium and the carbon raw materials, once again we will bring you the latest trends, the most learned opinions and the best thinking. Shanghai, China AZ China paul.adkins@az-china.com


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Barry John WELCH

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Barry Welch’s more than half a century of involvement with the aluminium smelting and extractive metallurgy industries, has been a continuous blend of academic research and industrial involvement.

The Light Metals division of TMS have recognised his distinguished contributions through awarding him both its Distinguished Service and Technical Service awards. He is the most cited author in its recent “Essential reading for the aluminium industry” series and the recipient more “Best paper” awards than any other contributor or company.  Recently TMS-AIME   awarded him the James Douglas Gold medal for extractive metallurgy and mineral processing, while he was also elected both a Fellow and honorary member of TMS one of the very few people outside North America are to be elected.. Internationally his contributions have been recognised by being elected an Honorary Academician of the CIS,  an Honorary member of the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences, and an honorary Professor at North East University Shenyang PRC.  His involvement with the Chinese smelting industry dating back more than 30 years.- Throughout his career he has simultaneously served as a consultant to aluminium smelting companies on performance enhancement and improved materials and technology, including involvement with development of all the DX series


Anne Stevenson-Yang

Director, J Capital Research

Anne Stevenson-Yang co-founded J Capital Research in late 2007 to provide independent, bottom-up research on China’s listed companies and macroeconomy. Her areas of expertise include China’s political economy, Internet, property, and direct-sales, and alternative energy. She also covers global companies in fast-developing industries such as online payments, new energy sources, and automotive technologies

Anne was formerly co-founder of a group of online media businesses called Blue Bamboo Ventures and also founded and operated a CRM software company, Clarity Data Systems, and a publishing company whose flagship magazine is City Weekend. Over 25 years in China, Anne has also worked as an industry analyst and trade advocate. Anne is author of the 2013 book China Alone: China’s Emergence and Potential Return to Isolation, written while she served a guest lecturer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


Ron Knapp

Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute

Ron Knapp was appointed Secretary General of the International Aluminium Institute, London in December 2008.

Prior to this, Ron was Executive Director of the Australian Aluminium Council from 2002 to 2008 – and earlier roles include the World Coal Institute (London) and the Minerals Council of Australia.

The International Aluminium Institute is the global forum of the world’s aluminium industry. Through the Institute, the aluminium industry aims to promote a wider understanding of its value and that of its products to society – and seeks to demonstrate its responsibility in relation to all key sustainability issues . . . environmental, health, safety and recycling.

Wang Tao

Wang Tao

Carnegie Tsinghua Centre for International Policy

Wang Tao is the assistant director of China Business News Research Institute (CBNRI), a Chinese think tank established by one of the most influential Chinese economic and finance newspapers and media groups. Wang heads the energy program and Beijing office of CBNRI, seeking to provide independent, objective and insightful suggestions to China’s historic economic and energy transition that is unfolding. Wang is also a nonresident scholar of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, a guest lecturer in the International Department of the Tsinghua University, a guest advisor to the One Belt One Road 100 Forum and a board member of Beijing Energy Network.

Prior to joining CBNRI, Wang was the resident scholar of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy since 2012, with research focusing on China’s climate and energy policy, including unconventional oil and natural gas, transportation, electric vehicles, and international climate negotiation. Wang was program manager at World Wildlife Fund China between 2009 and 2012, working in the Climate and Energy Program on scenario analysis, energy policy, and climate change adaptation. From 2006 to 2009, he was a core researcher at the UK’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the Science and Technology Policy Research Department at the University of Sussex.

Wang published several Carnegie policy outlooks and research reports published in the last few years. Wang is author of numerous articles in the journals Climate Policy, Energy Policy, and Science of the Total Environment. He is also a regular commentator to the International media such as CCTV, BBC, CNN, Sky News, ABC and published a number of op-eds in Financial Times, the Diplomat, People’s Daily, and China Daily. Wang contributed to the State of the World 2009 report by the Worldwatch Institute and the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Report 2007–2008. He is a contributing author to Energy for the Future and Introduction to Low Carbon Economy.



3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conference start

09:00 AM

Conference start

9:00 AM

Conference closure

5:00 PM


AZ China

AZ China is proud to announce its 5th biennial conference.   Covering the world of aluminium and the carbon raw materials, once again we will bring you the latest trends, the most learned opinions and the best thinking.

Conference fee

In 2016, our conference fee has been slashed.   If you register before May 31, you will pay only $1000 – less if you are a subscriber to one of our reports.   Go to the Registration Page to see more information about the cost.

Tough times

We recognize that in today’s market it is bordering on rude for conference organizers to charge up to $2500 to attend.   Companies are struggling to make a profit, and managers are having their budgets cut.   So we want to do our bit to help you keep up to date and to keep in touch with the industry.


Shanghai is one of the world’s most exciting cities.   It combines history, culture, ultra-modern architecture, art galleries, amazing restaurants, sports facilities and fabulous shopping.

Are you looking to take a client to a great dinner?   Perhaps your spouse/partner wants to experience Shanghai while you are at the conference?   Perhaps you just want to spend a day taking in the sights.   No matter what you want to do while you are in Shanghai, the Bespoke Travel Company can take care of your individual needs.  AZ China has teamed up with the Bespoke Travel Company to make sure your needs are catered for. Simply check the box on the registration form and Bespoke will take care of the rest.   Or you can have a look at their website, here.


They love it. Read what the previous attendees had to say!

“A good size for networking and meeting people.” – 2012 conference attendee

“I learned a lot.  Thank you for a great conference.”  – 2014 conference attendee

“Great to hear from experts who are actually involved in the industry in China” – 2014 conference attendee


Where to stay?

We will announce the conference hotel venue shortly.


Choose your favorite pass for the event.

Register before May 31

Regular price $2000


Register before July 15

Regular price $2000


Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get to the venue?

Most hotels have an airport pickup service, or you can get a taxi from the airport.   Shanghai also boasts a modern and efficient subway system.

What about accommodation?

The cost of the hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee.

What payment types do you accept?

You can pay by TT.  We will issue you with an invoice/receipt.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

All registrations are non-refundable, unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will refund you.



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