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

Discussion Panel: 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.

China MUST improve its use of secondary metal if it is to survive primary metal restrictions. What is the status of China’s recycling and remelting capability? If China transitions to increased disposable aluminium, are the systems in place to capture the metal and bring it back into the metal stream? What is happening with China’s regulations on the import of scrap? Is there any sign that China will move to a nationally-focused scrap recycling and re-use reality?

Keynote Speaker: Kiki Xi, Senior Analyst – China Regional Office, AZ China Ltd.

Simultaneous Translation will be provided from Chinese (Mandarin) to English and English to Chinese (Mandarin).

Panel Discussion: 

Moderator: Monte Zhang, General Manager of China Business Department of AZ China Ltd.

Speakers: 

  • Catherine Athènes, Vice President Group Sustainability and Public Affairs Europe, Constellium
  • Rob Hounsome, Africa Regional Managing Director, SLR Consulting
  • Zeljko Rakic, Business Improvement and Strategy, Sohar Aluminium LLC
  • Torbjorn Sternsjo, President Europe, Gränges AB

 

Q&A:

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 moderator 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.

Simultaneous Translation will be provided from Chinese (Mandarin) to English and English to Chinese (Mandarin).

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Date

Nov 18 2021

Time

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 18 2021
  • Time: 4:30 am - 6:00 am

Speakers

  • Catherine Athenes
    Catherine Athenes
    Vice President Group Sustainability and Public Affairs Europe, Constellium

    Catherine Athènes has nearly 30 years’ international experience in corporate strategy, marketing, sales and sustainability. Having started her career as a strategy consultant, she spent nine years at Pechiney, the major French aluminium and packaging company which was then bought by Alcan. After a period in the medical paper business, she joined Constellium in 2011 as the Marketing Director for its biggest business unit, Packaging & Automotive Rolled Products. Having led the Group sustainability programe, she is since 2018 Catherine is both in charge of driving the company-wide sustainability strategy in close relationships with business units and plants, and of the Public Affairs European agenda. Catherine chairs the Trade Committee of European Aluminium and is the vice chair of its sustainability committee. Catherine is a graduate of the French business school HEC Paris.
    Constellium (NYSE and Euronext: CSTM) is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value-added aluminium products for a broad scope of markets and applications, including aerospace, automotive and packaging. Constellium employs 12000 people in 26 plants around the world and generated €5.2 billion of revenue in 2018.

  • Kiki Xi
    Kiki Xi
    Senior Analyst China Division, AZ China Ltd.

    Kiki Xi, Senior Analyst of AZ China, China Division. Kiki has a master’s degree in finance and previously held a key position in a listed information company. Kiki has extensive experience in downstream aluminum processing products and in-depth research on the first-line market.

  • Monte Zhang
    Monte Zhang
    General Manager China Division, AZ China Ltd.

    Monte Zhang, General Manager of China Business Department of AZ China, has nearly 10 years of experience in non-ferrous metals industry. He has participated in the compilation of the non-ferrous metals price index of the Price Monitoring Center of the National Development and Reform Commission. He often mainstream financial columns such as First Finance expounded industry views, and wrote industry columns for industry media such as China Energy News, and delivered keynote speeches at industry conferences many times.

  • Rob Hounsome
    Rob Hounsome
    Africa Regional Managing Director, SLR Consulting
  • Torbjörn Sternsjö
    Torbjörn Sternsjö
    President Europe, Gränges AB

    Torbjörn Sternsjö works as President Gränges Europe, located in Stockholm, Sweden. Gränges is an aluminium technology company with operations in Asia, America and Europe. Mr. Sternsjö spent more than 17 years in the aluminium fabrication industry in China. He was acting between 2011 until 2014 as a CEO of Sapa Chalco and during 2008 – 2010 as Managing Director for Sapa Profiles China. Prior to the latter position he was acting as a Managing Director of a Gränges Shanghai from the start of operation year 1999 until 2008.

  • Zeljko Rakic
    Zeljko Rakic
    Business Improvement and Strategy, Sohar Aluminium LLC
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