The Aluminum industry is diverging with the LME price going in one direction (stymied by economic pressures) and the premium price (propelled by the tons of material trapped in warehouses) going in another. Depending on where you sit in the supply chain, the two directions are having very different impacts and are causing an industry of winners and losers, where once there were just winners.
Demand seems to be a shining light for the industry – especially in the automotive sector – however, primary and secondary producers will likely see their bottom lines eroded as production costs continue to rise.
The Aluminum Summit will address these concerns; executives and analysts from every step of the supply chain will look at where the opportunities lie and will also consider at what can be done to ease the pressures, deal with the various price mechanisms and manage growing costs.
Held in New York once again, the Aluminum Summit is the only place to get both a North American and global perspective on the industry. And nowhere else will every part of the supply chain be so well represented.
Join more than 200 international aluminum industry executives to get the best insight into the health of the industry halfway through 2013 and to experience excellent networking and business opportunities.
Key conference topics:
• Economic and pricing outlook: learn about the economic health of the industry, understand LME and premium pricing and how it relates to your business.
• Production challenges and developments: how to squeeze the best out of primary production, consider where the changing upstream priorities are going, what challenges downstream producers face, and hear about the latest technological innovations in smelter automation and energy reduction
• Tackling the pressures in secondary aluminum: look at whether the outlook is getting better on the secondary side and how can developments in scrap processing and collection help you to get best out of the metal
• The global reach of the aluminum industry: analyze whether China’s thirst for aluminum will prove to be an opportunity for the US or not and look at what developments are happening in other regions of the world
• End user outlook and discussion forums: hear about the worries and priorities on both the buy and sell side of aluminum products within the automotive, aerospace, packaging and construction sectors