17th Bauxite & Alumina Seminar

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17th Bauxite & Alumina Seminar

Date: 07 Mar 2011 - 09 Mar 2011

Venue: Biltmore Hotel, Miami, USA

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A convenient business hub, the city of Miami will once again play host to the premier international gathering of the bauxite and alumina industry. Metal Bulletin Events and Industrial Minerals’ annual International Bauxite & Alumina Seminar will provide the forum for the industry’s key players to gain insight into all the latest developments in both the metallurgical and non-metallurgical sectors. The only event of its kind, regularly attracting over 250 executives from around the globe – including mining companies, alumina refiners and users, as well as traders, financiers, shipping and technology companies.

Topics include:

Outlook on the bauxite and alumina markets dynamics

• Supply and demand; which regions are in balance?

• How did the industry react to the boom and bust of 2009

• Atlantic vs Pacific, who returned to the previous capacities?

• Outlook on the future supplies, where the industry is moving

Panel discussion: How should we price alumina-view of the market leaders

• Current alumina pricing structure

• Who benefits from the status quo and who wants to change it

• Alternatives to the LME based price

• What is the next step forward? Will the market leaders set the pace for change

• What should be taken into consideration when setting up the new pricing method?

China’s reserves of bauxite

• Is there a need to source outside of China?

• Chinese investments in West Africa; will they compete with the western producers?

• Forecast of the alumina imports to China

Rusal’s investments in Jamaica and worldwide

• Factors impacting the reopening of the Ewarton smelter in Jamaica

• Planned capacity and desired markets for the production

• Sister plants in the regions and potential for reopening

• What will be the impact on the regional market and future investments

Case study: MAADEN & Alcoa project in Saudi Arabia

• Introducing first fully integrated aluminium smelter in the Gulf region

• Raw materials sourcing and future of alumina refinering in the Middle East

Call for papers: If you would like to do a presentation on any of the above, or have*another interesting topic in mind, please call Agata Kaczmarek on +44 (0) 20 7779 8076.

Kind regards

Agata Kaczmarek

Conference Programme Manager

P.S For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities contact Dmitri Volodko on + 44 (0) 20 7779 8439

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