Purchase a conference pass before August 1, 2019 to avail our Early Bird pricing!
Purchase a conference pass before August 1, 2019 to avail our Early Bird pricing!

The aluminum world is fracturing, but it's only in understanding each other and working together that the solutions will work.

Join us this September 16-18 in Kunming, China for our 2019 aluminum conference. Reserve your seat now.



As the market prepares with new shipping freight rates, and with vessels starting to stop for cleaning of fuel tanks, it’s the last chance to assess the unfolding of this new reality before it takes effect. What will the spread be between the old fuel and the new fuel, and what will it mean for the supply and price of anode coke?

Goodbye to the old reality

No longer is China the runaway producer of primary aluminum. The government has capped capacity at 45 million tons. But what about demand growth? What about the rest of the world?  With virtually no new smelter projects for the next few years, RoW needs some metal from China.  What happens to metal prices in this situation?

Environmental Constraints

Are environmental constraints the new norm?  We have now had two winters with varying levels of restrictions.  Can we expect this to continue?  Will the economy be more important than the environment, as it seemed in 2018, or will the restrictions be tougher?


  1. Registration Desk Open
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. Welcome Reception
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  1. Welcome
    9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
    Monte Zhang, AZ China Ltd
  2. Official Opening of Conference
    9:00 AM - 9:25 AM
  3. Keynote Speaker: The Trend is My Friend – Or Is It?
    9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
  4. Coffee Break
    10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
  5. Panel Session 1: Aluminum Supply and Demand
    10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  6. Panel Session 2: Understanding the Developing Aluminum Industry
    11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  7. Lunch
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  8. Panel Session 3: Technology
    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  9. Panel Session 4: Bauxite and Alumina
    2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
  10. Coffee Break
    3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
  11. Panel Session 5: Markets
    3:50 PM - 4:30 PM
  12. Panel Session 6: Downstream and Recycling
    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  13. Close of Day 1
    5:00 PM
  14. Conference Dinner
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  1. Welcome
    9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
    Paul Adkins, AZ China Ltd
  2. Keynote Speaker: MARPOL VI and Green Coke Supply
    9:05 AM - 9:45 AM
  3. Panel Session 1: Anode Coke Supply
    9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  4. Coffee Break
    10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  5. Panel Session 2: Calcined Coke
    10:50 AM - 12:00 PM
  6. Lunch
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  7. Keynote Speaker: Anodes
    1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  8. Keynote Speaker: Coal Tar Pitch
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  9. Panel Session 3: Raw Materials Strategies
    3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  10. Close of Conference
    4:00 PM


2012 Conference Attendee

A good size for networking and meeting people.

2014 Conference Attendee

Great to hear from experts who are actually involved the industry in China!

2016 Conference Attendee

This was a great conference. It's much better to have debates than one-way speeches. And the CPC session was excellent.

2018 Conference Attendee

It's nice to see that both domestic and foreign companies participated in the conference.


If you are an AZAD Newsletter subscriber, you are eligible for a 10% discount! Contact Paul to get your discount code.

Full Conference Pass

$ 1250
3-Day Pass Inclusive of Field Trip

One Day Pass

$ 800
Choose day to attend (September 17 or 18)


Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale

No. 569 Dainchi Road, Kunming, China, 650238
+86 871 6817 7777

A 3-minute walk from a bus stop, this sleek high-rise hotel with a glass facade is 5 km from Yunnan Provincial Museum and 7 km from Green Lake.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with lake or city views, the elegant rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. Rooms also offer sitting areas with sofabeds. Upgraded rooms add club lounge access, while suites have kitchens and private saunas. Room service is offered 24/7.

There are 6 restaurants and bars, including Thai and Japanese eateries. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a gym and a spa. There's also a 24-hour business center.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

You can pay by TT.  We will issue you with an invoice/receipt.  Or you can pay by credit card.  Follow this link. 

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

We recommend Bespoke Travel Company who will assist you with the planning and organisation.

Any other questions? Please feel free to write to us at conference@az-china.com.

Contact Us

Industry experts, genuine debates– not one-way PPTs, plenty of time for meeting counterparts. And a field trip to a smelter. You need to be at this year’s conference.

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