AZ China Virtual Conference

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16 - 18 NOVEMBER 2021

This is the closest you get to Aluminium in China. We are the only analysts who write on the Chinese market from inside China with a Western point of view.

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Our conference this year brings industry leaders and many sought-after speakers from China and the world. The topics are focused on the long-term outlook for the metal in a world focused on climate change, green aluminum and recovering from COVID-19.

We will take you past the short-term “noise”, we will look at the bigger picture and the role that the international aluminium industry plays in it.

  1. Live Keynote sessions
  2. Live streaming of breakthrough thought presentations
  3. Live and interactive panel discussions and polls with leaders of the industry
  4. Live Q&A for up to 24 hours to keep the momentum and fit most time zones
  5. Meet and video chat with the speakers in the dedicated speakers’ lounge

Our virtual platform offers you a real-life conference experience with bite-size chunks of content for three days with live presentations, interactive panel discussions and Q&A sessions for up to 24 hours.

  1. Sessions played to suit global time zones. Every session will be run twice, to match your time zone.
  2. Personalise your platform, take notes, collect business cards, mark sessions, link to your calendar, get notifications and fill your delegate bag with your selected documents and contacts.
  3. Event Bag: collect business cards, catalogues, your notes taking, and a valuable virtual gift from AZ China.
  4. Help Desk: we will assist you 24 hours a day throughout the conference days.

You will be able to meet, chat, and network with like-minded people over the latest and most controversial topics and discuss the future of our industry with people from all over the world through:

  1. Focused break-out room discussions following the panel discussions with selected delegates.
  2. Interactive exhibition area live chat, video conferencing, exchanging business cards.
  3. Happy virtual hours to mingle and network virtually in different break-out rooms and discuss topics of interest.
  4. Easy booking of appointments and board room meetings.
  5. Find people and Network with online delegates, book meetings, live video chat, connect through private chats, join public feeds and workshops, and share business cards.


To download the PDF brief of the sponsors and supporters, please click here.


To download the PDF version of the agenda, please click here.

For a more detailed version, click here.

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To download the PDF version of the speakers, please click here.

Bob Adam

Chief Executive Officer, Mining Consulting

Paul Adkins

Founder and Managing Director, AZ China Ltd.

Sanjay Agarwal

President & Chief Procurement Officer Hindalco at Hindalco Industries Limited – for Carbon

Najeeba Al Jabri

Vice President, Technical, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)

Catherine Athenes

Catherine Athènes

Vice President Group Sustainability and Public Affairs Europe, Constellium

Dr. Julia Attwood

Head of Sustainable Materials, Bloomberg

Chris Bayliss

Director of Standards, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Dr. Mark Cooksey

Chief Executive Officer, ALCORE Limited

Dr. Mark Dorreen

Consultant on Energy Efficiency, Flexibility and Decarbonisation Across Energy Intensive Heavy Industries

Les Edwards

Vice President Control and Technical Services, Rain Carbon Inc.

Panthea Geramishoar

Chief Executive Officer, SBDT Guinea, HBR Member of Advisory Council

Xavier Gou

Alumina Senior Analyst China Division, AZ China Ltd.

Matthew Griffin

Futurist, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series

Andy Home

Senior Metals Columnist, Thomson Reuters

Rob Hounsome

Africa Regional Managing Director, SLR Consulting

Piotr Jaskierski

Vice President Sales & Marketing, Tokai COBEX

Julian Kettle

Senior Vice President, Vice Chair Metals and Mining, Wood Mackenzie

Lasse Kristoffersen

President and Chief Executive Officer, Torvald Klaveness

Dr. Pascal Lavoie

Director - Smelting Manufacturing Excellence, Alcoa

Jim Lennon

Managing Director of Red Door Research Ltd.

Professor Liu Fenqgin

Professor and PhD program Leader at Beijing Science and Technology University

Liu Tao

Chairman of the Board, Sinoway Carbon Co.,Ltd. Founder&CEO at Sinoway Int'l Hlds Ltd.

Lv Dingxiong

Director of the Northeastern University Engineering & Research Institute Co., Ltd (NEUI)

Olivier Martin

Chief Technology Officer, Rio Tinto Aluminium

Alice Mason

European Base Metals Editor, Fastmarkets

Trey McArver

Partner, Trivium China

Gord McIntosh

President, Oxbow

Scott McLean

Manager of Global Coke Business Development, BP

Bibhu Mishra

President and Head Manufacturing Center of Excellence at Hindalco Industries Limited, Aditya Birla Group

Deeptaman Mukherjee

Director of Commodities for the Aluminium Business, Vedanta

Scott Phegan

Managing Director and Founder of ByDesign Technology & Strategy

Miles Prosser

Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute

Clyde Russell

Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist, Thomson Reuters

Kent Schölin

SVP Technology and Innovation, Gränges AB

Torbjörn Sternsjö

President Europe, Gränges AB

Gerard Sweeney

President, Rain Carbon Inc.

Jerry Van Alphen

Chief Financial Officer, Sohar Aluminium LLC

Dr. Hans Erik Vatne

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Norsk Hydro ASA

June Wang

Director and Business Manager Carbon and Raw Materials, AZ China Ltd.

Kiki Xi

Senior Analyst China Division, AZ China Ltd.

Xing Jiguang

General Manager and Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of SPIC (State Power Investment Cooperation) Aluminium International Trade Co., Ltd.

Monte Zhang

General Manager China Division, AZ China Ltd.


Attracting people from all over the world to discuss aluminium in China and the future of the industry. Rated as one of the best aluminium conferences worldwide and the best platform connecting the world with China aluminium industry.

Companies who previously attended AZ China Conferences:

Aiken Carbon (China) Co.LtdGoa Petcoke Consultancy ServicesMC Zhejiang Anode Solutions Co., Ltd.Xiamen Gold Investment Co., Ltd.
Alubase Industry Co.,LtdGuangdong Mingheng Supply Chain Co., Ltd.Metro Mining Limited, Beijing OfficeXiamen ITG Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Alufer Mining LimitedGuangxi Baise Mining Group Co.,LtdMinmetals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.Xiamen Xiangyu Super Chain Development Co., Ltd.
Aminco ResourcesGuangxi Investment Group Yinhai Aluminum Co.NFCXinjiang East Hope Nonferrous Metals Co
Anshun Huangguoshu Aluminum Co., Ltd.Guomao Qirun Capital Management Co.Orient Futures Company LimitedXinjiang Hongrui Aluminum Co., Ltd.
AZ China LtdHangzhou Jinjiang GroupPetrobras SingaporeXinjiang Nonferrous Metal Industry Association
BPHatchRain CarbonXinjiang Nongliushi Xinfa Aluminum Co.
Business ResultsHatch Engineering Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.SAMIXinjiang Qiya Aluminum Electric Co., Ltd.
C&D (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.Henan Huading Industrial Co., Ltd.SEC CarbonXinjiang Shenhuo Coal Power Co., Ltd.
C&D Logistics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.Hydro AluminumShandong Guoyu International Trading Co.Xinjiang Shuntai Aluminum Co., Ltd.
C&D Logistics Group Co.,LtdIndia Carbon LimitedShandong Hanjiang Aluminum Sales Co.Xinjiang Tianlong Mining Co., Ltd.
Chalco International Trading Group Co.Inner Mongolia Huomeihongjun Aluminum Power Co.Shandong Lubei GroupXinjiang Zhonghe Aluminum Co., Ltd.
Chengtun Mining GroupInner Mongolia Mengtai Goup Co., Ltd.Shandong Nanshan Longkou Donghai AluminaYuanda Flow Resources Co., Ltd.
China Hongqiao Group Co., Ltd.International Aluminium InstituteShanghai Xintou International Supply Chain Co., Ltd.Yucheng Hengchang Carbon Co.Ltd
CITIC Metals Co., Ltd.Jinan Aohai Charcoal Co. LtdSinoway CarbonYunnan Aluminium Co., Ltd.
CNIAJinghuicheng (Shanghai) TradingSPIC Aluminum International Trading Co.Yunnan Yongshun Aluminum Co., Ltd.
Dalian Free Petrochemical Trading Co., Ltd.Jinjiang GroupSumitomo Corporation (China) Holding LtdZhejiang Xinyue Group
DQ Carbon Group LimitedKeda (Anhui) Clean Energy Co., Ltd.Sunlight Metal Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.Zhejiang Yongan Guofu Industrial Co.
Energia Potior LimitedKoppersUC RUSALZhenjiang Carbon Products Co., Ltd.
FastmarketsLianyungang Linhai New Material Co.Williams Mining ConsultingZibo Rundi Aluminum Industry Co.
Goa CarbonLvliang Hongchen Commercial & Trading Co., Ltd.Wuhan Zhouzheng Industry and Trade Co. 


By sponsoring the AZ China Virtual Conference, you will avail a number of networking and branding opportunities that will 

  • Direct access to a niche audience that otherwise you would not have access to;
  • Marketing value and raising brand awareness; and
  • A way to boost your new plans, products, and CSR activities.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected]

Previous Sponsors



AZ China Limited was established in 2006. Our diverse team is comprised of consulting and industry experts with over 40 years of experience. Although we have a strong aluminium background, we also have expertise in a broad range of sectors, with skills ranging from chemical engineering to economics.

Mr. Paul Adkins is the Founder and Managing Director of AZ China Ltd. and has many years of experience in the aluminium industry. He previously worked for Alcoa, Alcan Australia, and Tomago Aluminium. At the end of 2004, Alcan appointed him to set up its Global Sourcing oce in Beijing. Upon completion of that project, he elected to stay in Beijing, eventually establishing AZ China. Paul has an MBA from University of Newcastle in Australia and frequently speaks at industry-related conferences.

In the aluminium and related raw materials sector, we support our clients through targeted, in-depth market analysis of the primary aluminium, carbon and black products markets. We publish reports and analyses on the aluminium market and all the various raw materials, as well as looking at broader subjects such as how China’s economy might affect the sector, and how Chinese government policy impacts the industry.

We are the only analysts who write on the Chinese market from inside China yet with a Western, smelter point of view. AZ China holds several events each year. Our conferences are well known as being focused on discovery and insight, not just one-way slide presentations. As well, we conduct field trips for selected audiences during the year, taking you inside the industry. Because we have excellent access to the industry players, we can take clients to discover for themselves what is making the industry tick. 

In addition to our regular industry reports, we provide a wide range of consulting services. We specialize in helping Western companies who are interested in entering the Chinese market. We are also able to assist anyone who wishes to purchase raw materials from this dynamic yet complex market. We also provide specialist-sourcing advice to manufacturers and secondary industry purchasing managers who are looking for reliable, high-quality Chinese suppliers. Whether you are selling to China, buying from China or are competing against Chinese companies, AZ China can help you.

In a country where deals and information cannot be taken at face value, having a trusted and knowledgeable partner is paramount. We act on behalf of you, our client. We take no commissions, kickbacks, rebates or secret payments from suppliers.

For more info about AZ China and what we do, visit our website here.


RegistrationStart DateEnd DateCost Per DelegateCost per Subscriber*
Early Bird RegistrationAugust 1, 2021August 31, 2021
September 3, 2021
USD 79USD 71
Regular RegistrationSeptember 4, 2021October 31, 2021USD 99USD 89
Late RegistrationNovember 1, 2021D-DayUSD 120USD 108
*Subscribers to AZ China newsletter avail 10% discount


You may also contact us directly via the email addresses below. Sponsorship Opportunities Paul Adkins [email protected] Speaker or Panelist Opportunities Dana Geadah [email protected] Delegate Registration Dana Geadah [email protected] Access our Registration Desk here. Download our Delegate Brief here.