Carbon Session: Where’s the Carbon Coming From?
Topic: 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?
Keynote Speaker: Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist, Thomson Reuters
Speech is in English. Chinese (Mandarin) translation will be provided.
- Recent trends in supply of domestic anode coke
- Sinopec versus the independents.
- If China increases electric arc furnace steel output, is there enough electrode grade coke to meet demand? What can we learn from the steel industry?
- Long-term trends for anode coke supply. What is the outlook, and how can the market respond?
- Can China remain as a major sustained importer of anode coke?
Moderator: Scott McLean, Director, Commercial Sales and Pricing, BP
- Paul Adkins, Founder and Managing Director AZ China Ltd.
- Sanjay Agarwal, President & Chief Procurement Officer Hindalco at Hindalco Industries Limited
- Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist, Thomson Reuters
- June Wang, Director and Business Manager Carbon and Raw Materials, AZ China Ltd.
Questions can be voiced 24 hours prior to the broadcast of the live session. Delegates can also send their questions throughout the duration of the session. The speakers will be receiving the questions and including the relevant ones in the panel discussion. The audience can choose whether they require to remain anonymous or if they allow for their name to be mentioned.
Discussion will be in English. Chinese (Mandarin) translation will be provided.
- Clyde RussellAsia Commodities and Energy Columnist, Thomson Reuters
Clyde Russell is Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist at Reuters. He has been a journalist and editor for 33 years covering everything from wars in Africa to the resources boom and its current struggles. Born in Glasgow, he has lived in Johannesburg, Sydney, Singapore and now splits his time between Tasmania and Asia. He writes about trends in commodity and energy markets, with a particular focus on China. Before becoming a financial journalist in 1996, Clyde covered civil wars in Angola, Mozambique and other African hotspots for Agence-France Presse.
- June WangDirector and Business Manager Carbon and Raw Materials, AZ China Ltd.
June Wang has worked with AZ China since 2013, closely monitoring China’s aluminium and raw materials markets, researching and tracking market data for over seven years. She writes and proposes physical and feasible insight report for customs. Prior to this, June Wang has over three years of experience on coal tar and pitch market research.
- Paul AdkinsFounder and Managing Director, AZ China Ltd.
Paul Adkins is founder and Managing Director of AZ China Ltd, a leading China-based consultancy on China’s primary aluminium industry.
Paul has more than 30 years’ experience, including almost 14 years with Alcoa, 5 years with the former Alcan (now part of Rio Tinto) and 4 years with Tomago Aluminium in Australia. Paul holds an MBA from Newcastle University GSM.
Paul is well known as a controversial and talented speaker at international aluminium conferences, and has been a regular guest on the global Reuters Base Metals Forum.
- Sanjay Agarwal President & Chief Procurement Officer Hindalco at Hindalco Industries Limited – for CarbonSanjay AgarwalPresident & Chief Procurement Officer Hindalco at Hindalco Industries Limited – for Carbon
Techno commercial leader with more than 3 decades of experience across multiple geographies; ability to change status quo; conceptualize and execute disruptive sourcing, innovation and operational strategies; futuristic and hands on people management skills; ideally positioned to drive step change transformation and profitable growth through win–win partnerships. Diverse experience in managing sourcing and development for a large scale manufacturing set up from various parts of the world. Passionate about People, Process, Innovation & Sustainability. Currently working as President and Chief Procurement Officer – Hindalco Industries Limited, Mumbai. Hindalco is a 18 Mn USD Metal Conglomerate having its operations in 10 Countries with 47 Manufacturing units and a workforce of 40,000. Responsible for Procurement of critical raw Materials, Capex, high value MRO & Services for Indian Operations amounting to a annual budget of USD 1.5 Bn. Leading a team of 22 Professionals including personnel at level of Vice President. The Materials/Procurement Heads of the 15 units in India have a functional relationship to this position
- Scott McLeanDirector, Commercial Sales and Pricing, BP