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16 November 2021

45mt Capacity Cap: Capacity Caps and Meeting Real Demand

China has imposed a cap of 45 million tons on its domestic aluminium industry. As the market approaches this ceiling, how will China’s smelters respond? What are their options? Will the government relax the policy? Will China be forced to import more metal as demand outstrips supply? Will the industry be forced to locate new capacity in other countries? ...

7:00 am - 7:30 am
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16 November 2021

Green Aluminium Session: Green Aluminium in China and the World

AZ China’s recent White Paper on Green Aluminium raises serious questions about the industry’s ability to truly go green, outside China as well as inside. For as long as a smelter uses fossil fuel sources for its electricity, every other improvement it can make, adds very little to its credentials. Is the end user aware that there is little that the industry can do to eliminate carbon emissions from its existing structure? ...

7:30 am - 9:30 am
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16 November 2021
17 November 2021

The Future Session: “The Year is 2030…”

In many ways, it seems we are on the cusp of an amazing new world. There are all sorts of developments happening, from flying cars to 3D printed human organs, to Artificial Intelligence machines replacing us, to the Internet of Things. What is the world going to look like in 2030? What are our lives going to be like? What do these future developments mean for aluminium? Transportation? Technology and Telecommunications? Tourism and Relaxation? Packaging and Food? Construction? World Health and Economics? ...

9:30 am - 11:00 am
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16 November 2021

Keynote Speech

Our theme is “Beyond the Horizon”. We will take you past the “noise” of near-term price fluctuations to look at the longer-term trends and outcomes of a brave new world . The same applies to this conference. We are taking virtual conferences to new horizons, where you will have a near to real life experience attending and smart networking opportunities to make your participation rewarding, profitable and fun. ...

All Day
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17 November 2021
18 November 2021

Carbon Session: Where’s the Carbon Coming From?

China’s oil refineries are either switching to production processes that don’t produce petcoke, or using crude oils that make fuel grade petcoke. With demand for anode coke set to rise in the near term, what are China’s options and how will it make enough anodes to meet demand?  What does that mean for the international market? Will China be forced to increase its imports of anode coke, and if so, why should calcined coke buyers bother buying from China? ...

3:00 am - 4:00 am
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17 November 2021

China Outbound Session: Risks and Opportunities in Investing in Foreign Countries

Keynote Speech and Presentation China has already established operational assets in foreign countries over many years. ...

9:00 am - 10:30 am
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17 November 2021

CPC Forum Session: The Calcined Petroleum Coke Forum

At every AZ China conference since 2008, we have had the leaders of the calcined coke industry come together to discuss the market and industry trends. This year will be no different. CEOs and top level executives will join this panel discussion to shape the future of our industry. ...

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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17 November 2021

Technology Session: The Technology Question!

Technology is increasingly impacting the aluminium process. Is technology providing the answers that the aluminium industry needs? or is the industry being left behind by technology? The industry has everything from energy reduction and modulation solutions to the inert anode but are these enough or does the industry need new solutions on top of these? ...

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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18 November 2021
19 November 2021

Alumina Session: The Future for Alumina Futures

Alumina pricing models inside and outside China need improvement. Within China, the pricing model has shifted down over time, leaving alumina producers with lower margins relative to the metal price. At the same time, the industry is torn between domestic bauxite or using imported material. ...

8:00 am - 9:30 am
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18 November 2021

Downstream and Recycling Session: Downstream and Recycling and Industry and Industry 4.0

The downstream sector will be playing a much more important role in the future, as China transitions to a consumer-led economy.  We will start by looking at the consumption sectors and where each of them is going.  As part of this, it is important to identify where the weaknesses are, whether it is in over- or under-capacity, as well as the ability of the downstream sector to reduce emissions as well as make better use of secondary aluminium. ...

9:30 am - 11:00 am
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