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The Future Session: “The Year is 2030…”

Topic: 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?

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Griffin, Futurist, Founder and CEO 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

Speech is in English. Chinese (Mandarin) translation will be provided.

Panel Discussion:
Our expert panel will decipher the predictions for the year 2030 into the trends and challenges for the aluminium industry. What does the industry have to do in terms of developing new alloys
The IAI predicts that we require 150M tons of aluminium by the year 2050 – whether you agree or not, it is going to take massive amounts of investment, development of new alloys and the invention of technologies that we haven’t dreamt of yet.

Moderator: Miles Prosser, Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute


  • Catherine Athènes, Vice President Group Sustainability and Public Affairs Europe, Constellium
  • Dr. Mark Cooksey, CEO, ALCORE Limited
  • Matthew Griffin, Futurist, Founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute
  • Julian Kettle, Senior Vice President, Vice Chair Metals and Mining, Wood Mackenzie
  • Bibhu Mishra, President & Head Manufacturing Center of Excellence at Hindalco Industries Limited at Aditya Birla Group


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.

Discussion will be in English. Chinese (Mandarin) translation will be provided.


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Nov 16 2021


9:30 am - 11:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 16 2021
  • Time: 4:30 am - 6:00 am


  • Bibhu Mishra
    Bibhu Mishra
    President and Head Manufacturing Center of Excellence, Hindalco Industries Limited

    Er. Bibhu Prasad Mishra is a Metallurgical Engineer. He holds a B.Sc(Eng) Degree in Metallurgy from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and a Graduate-ship in Industrial Engineering from Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai. He has also secured MBA Degree from Heriot – Watt Edinburg Business School with special focus on HR Management and Negotiation. Mr. Mishra has experience of more than 30 years in the Aluminium and Power Industries and is at present working as President and Head Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in the Corporate Office of Hindalco Industries Limited, Mumbai

    Prior to joining Hindalco Industries Ltd., he was the Chief Operating Officer( COO) with Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. (BALCO), heading the overall operations of the Plant. His earlier assignments include working with companies like BHP Billiton Plc. for the start-up and commissioning of Mozal 1 and 2 Plant in Mozambique, Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) and National Aluminium Company (NALCO) and Aditya Aluminium, Greenfield project commissioning for Hindalco as President and Chief Operating Officer.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Mark Cooksey
    Dr. Mark Cooksey
    Chief Executive Officer, Alcore Limited

    Dr Mark Cooksey is CEO of Alcore, which is developing a new process to produce aluminium fluoride from aluminium smelter wastes. He previously held process improvement and process development leadership positions with Rio Tinto, GE and CSIRO. Mark has focused on process innovation throughout his 20-year career, and he has extensive experience in developing and commercialising new processes in the minerals industry, particularly in the aluminium value chain.

  • Julian Kettle
    Julian Kettle
    Senior Vice President, Vice Chair Metals and Mining, Wood Mackenzie

    Julian Kettle is Senior Vice President, Vice Chair Metals and Mining at Wood Mackenzie. Julian brings 30 years of experience in the analysis of metals and mining where he is responsible for senior stakeholder engagement and relationships. He is a recognised authority on the aluminium industry across the value chain from bauxite mining through to end-use analysis. His in-depth understanding of the key factors influencing the industry and issues that stakeholders face is of critical importance in his work providing strategic advice to clients.

    Julian regularly presents to senior industry and financial community stakeholders Wood Mackenzie analysis across the value chain of the metals and mining space, covering aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, zinc, iron ore, steel and coal. He specialises in market environment assessment, expert witness, raw materials sourcing, contract pricing, portfolio optimisation and strategic advisory relating to brownfield and Greenfield investments in the metals and mining space.

    Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Julian worked in British Aerospace Commercial Aircraft Division, where he was a development engineer responsible for the development and evaluation of advanced materials and processes for aerospace applications. Julian holds a BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy and Microstructural Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Matthew Griffin
    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

    Award Winning Futurist and International Keynote Speaker, also known as the “Fanatical Futurist” Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is a world class futurist and the founder and CEO of the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working across the next 50 years, and the World Futures Forum and XPotential University, two philanthropic organisations whose mission it is to reduce global inequality, in all its forms, and ensure the benefits of the future are accessible to everyone, irrespective of their abilities or background. He is also the author of the futuristic “Codex of the Future” series, and the book “How to Build Exponential Enterprises.” Matthew’s clients include royalty, world leaders, G7 and G20 governments, Accenture, Aon, BCG, Centrica, Credit Suisse, Decathlon, Dentons, Deloitte, GEMS, Huawei, Lego, Legal & General, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Qualcomm, RWE, SAP, Samsung, T-Mobile, and many others. A rare talent Matthew is regularly featured in the global media, including the AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, Forbes, Telegraph, ViacomCBS, and WIRED, and his ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multinationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future.

  • Miles Prosser
    Miles Prosser
    Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute

    Miles Prosser is the Secretary General of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), the only body that represents the aluminium industry at the global level.
    With more than twenty years’ experience working on various industry policy issues, Miles brings in-depth knowledge on resource allocation, sustainability and climate change.
    Miles joined the IAI from the Australian Aluminium Council where he served as Executive Director for more than 10 years.
    He leads the IAI to promote the unique and valuable properties of aluminium in sustainable development. He holds an honours degree from the Australian National University and is a member of the Institute of Directors in London.

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