Metal Bulletin Events' 28th International Copper Conference held late February in Brussels gave delegates an early insight into where the copper market and price is headed in 2015-16 and beyond. After a fitting start to the event with a visit to Aurubis's Olen refinery and rod plant, the programme proper got underway the following morning with a growing feeling that prices are limited on the downside given the already sizeable disruptions to mine supply in recent months. Although much will depend on the credit situation, stocking and destocking in China, the general picture was "cautiously optimistic". However later sessions focusing on copper demand highlighted subsitution and miniaturisation, and warned about the impact of higher copper prices on certain applications.
"Perfect event to widen and deepen networks and gather information from competent participants to feel safer with your decisions" - Wolfgang Jupe, Siemens Ag
"A kind of copper university combining informative talks and unique networking" - Carmelo Maria Brocato, Continuus Properzi
Key event features:
- Network with a large number of copper industry decision makers from around the globe
- Optional field trip to Aurubis' Olen refinery
- Seek out new investment opportunities
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