Posted on 14/04/2011 in category Non-Ferrous

BIR Copper symposium "Copper - the new gold?"

24 May 2011, 9.30 am, Shangri-La Singapore

Panel of industry experts defined

Brussels, 14 April 2011 - The special Symposium on “Copper – the new gold?” that will be organised by the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division in the framework of the upcoming World Recycling Convention in Singapore brings together a high-ranking panel of industry experts who will look at the importance of copper scrap in the wider context of soaring copper prices and increased raw materials demand.

The symposium will be structured into two thematic panels, one focusing on the changes in the copper and copper scrap markets, while the second panel will assess new technologies and new markets, financial aspects as well as the importance of copper use in the future.

So far, the following industry experts have confirmed their participation:

Christian Schirmeister is Executive Director of the Global Commodities Group at JP Morgan, one of the world’s leading financial services firms. He is also Chair of the Copper Committee of the London Metal Exchange. In his presentation he will highlight the financial aspects and dynamics of the copper industry and how they have been impacted by the metal’s huge price volatility.

Glen Gross, CEO of the US American major scrap company Wimco Metals, will offer in insight into the American copper scrap market, which over the past decade has changed considerably. Mr Gross’ presentation will highlight which demand factors have driven those changes and where demand for copper scrap and its alloys is headed.

Adam Minter is an independent, internationally published trade journalist based in Shanghai and the author of many industry-related articles and studies who has extensive experience with the Asian commodity markets. Mr Minter will explain the reasons for the rapid expansion of the Chinese copper scrap market in the past decade while reflecting on current and future market trends.

Carlos Risopatron, Head of Environment and Economics of the International Copper Study Group has agreed to talk about ICSG’s studies on the worldwide flow of copper scrap, complementing Mr Minter’s assessment of the Asian market with extracts from their exclusive studies on India and China.

Miguel Garcia, General Manager of La Farga Lacambra (Spain), a major producer of semi-finished copper products from recycled materials, will present a speech with the title “The carbon footprint of the copper recycling processes”, revealing the result of studies undertaken by La Farga Lacambra with the aim of obtaining copper products originating from 100% recycled material.

Alejandro Jaramillo, Sales Manager at Recicladora Cachanilla (Mexico) and Board Members of the Non-Ferrous Metals Division, will be reporting on the Latin American copper scrap markets (with a focus on Mexico and Brazil) and on the new threats in copper scrap trading.

The panels with be moderated by divisional President Robert Stein (Alter Trading, USA) and Dr Peter Dahmen, (Metallhandelsgesellschaft Schoof & Haslacher, Germany), Senior Vice-President of the Non-Ferrous Metals Division.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<meta name="GENERATOR" content="LibreOffice 3.3 (Unix)"/><style type="text/css"/><p lang="en-GB" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></p> <p lang="en-GB" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><i><b>Brussels, 14 April 2011</b></i></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> - The special Symposium on </span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>“Copper – the new gold?”</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> that will be organised by the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division in the framework of the upcoming World Recycling Convention in Singapore brings together a high-ranking panel of industry experts who will look at the importance of copper scrap in the wider context of soaring copper prices and increased raw materials demand.</span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-GB" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></p> <p lang="en-GB" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;">The symposium will be structured into two thematic panels, one focusing on the changes in the copper and copper scrap markets, while the second panel will assess new technologies and new markets, financial aspects as well as the importance of copper use in the future.</span></span></p> <p lang="en-GB" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">So far, t</span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">he following industry experts have confirmed their participation:</span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-GB" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>Christian Schirmeister</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> is Executive Director of the Global Commodities Group at </span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>JP Morgan</b></span></span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">, </span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">one of the world’s leading financial services firms. He is also Chair of the</span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b> </b></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">Copper Committee of the</span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b> London Metal Exchange.</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> In his presentation he will highlight the financial aspects and dynamics of the copper industry and how they have been impacted by the metal’s huge price volatility. </span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-GB" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>Glen Gross</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">, CEO of the US American major scrap company </span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>Wimco Metals</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">, will offer in insight into the American copper scrap market, which over the past decade has changed considerably. Mr Gross’ presentation will highlight which demand factors have driven those changes and where demand for copper scrap and its alloys is headed. </span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-GB" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>Adam Minter</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> is an independent,</span></span></span><span style="color: #ff0000;" mce_style="color: #ff0000;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> </span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">internationally published </span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>trade journalist</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> based in Shanghai and the author of many industry-related articles and studies who has extensive experience with the Asian commodity markets.</span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-US"> Mr Minter will explain the reasons for the rapid expansion of the Chinese copper scrap market in the past decade while reflecting on current and future market trends. </span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" mce_style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>Carlos Risopatron</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">, Head of Environment and Economics of the </span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>International Copper Study Group</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> has agreed to talk about ICSG’s studies on the worldwide flow of copper scrap, complementing Mr Minter’s assessment of the Asian market with extracts from their exclusive studies on India and China. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.49cm; margin-bottom: 0.49cm;" mce_style="margin-top: 0.49cm; margin-bottom: 0.49cm;"><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>Miguel Garcia</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">, General Manager of</span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b> </b></span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>La Farga Lacambra </b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">(Spain), a major producer of semi-finished copper products from recycled materials, will present a speech with the title “The carbon footprint of the copper recycling processes”, revealing the result of studies undertaken by La Farga Lacambra with the aim of obtaining copper products originating from 100% recycled material.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.49cm; margin-bottom: 0.49cm;" mce_style="margin-top: 0.49cm; margin-bottom: 0.49cm;"><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>Alejandro Jaramillo</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">, Sales Manager at </span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>Recicladora Cachanilla</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> (Mexico) and Board Members of the Non-Ferrous Metals Division, will be reporting on the Latin American copper scrap markets (with a focus on Mexico and Brazil) and on the new threats in copper scrap trading. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.49cm; margin-bottom: 0.49cm;" mce_style="margin-top: 0.49cm; margin-bottom: 0.49cm;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB">The panels with be moderated by divisional President </span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>Robert Stein (Alter Trading, USA)</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> and </span></span></span><span style="color: #993300;" mce_style="color: #993300;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>Dr Peter Dahmen, (Metallhandelsgesellschaft Schoof & Haslacher, Germany)</b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"><b>,</b></span></span></span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-GB"> Senior Vice-President of the Non-Ferrous Metals Division. </span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-GB" align="CENTER" style="margin-top: 0.49cm; margin-bottom: 0.49cm;" mce_style="margin-top: 0.49cm; margin-bottom: 0.49cm;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;" mce_style="font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS', sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;" mce_style="font-size: small;">ends</span></span></p>