Networking & Events: TMS Aluminum Plenary Session
TMS 2010: The Aluminium Industry – Perspectives on our Future
February 14-18, 2010 • Washington State Convention Center • Seattle, WA
Below are the presentation titles planned for this plenary session.
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Aluminum Plenary Introduction
Geoff Bearne, Chairperson - TMS Aluminium Committee
The Challenges that Aluminium Faces as Material of Choice
Dr. Frank Field, Senior Research Associate, MIT
The Strategic Impact of Changing Energy Markets on the Aluminum Industry
Dr. Kelly Driscoll, Principal Consultant, CRU
Explore recent structural changes in global markets for oil, gas and coal as well as the state of play regarding carbon taxes and climate change.
Examine how these, along with regulatory changes around the world, are impacting on the price of thermal energy in regions with competitive bauxite-alumina potential and on the price power available to the aluminum industry.
The Impact of Economic Highs and Lows on Aluminium Smelter Construction
César Inostroza, Vice President and General Manager Aluminum Division, SNC-Lavalin
This presentation will present an overview of the impact of the economic cycles on the main drivers in smelter construction cost, and will attempt to provide mechanisms to mitigate these impacts.
Challenges and Opportunities Relative to Increased Usage of Aluminum within the Automotive Industry
Mark Verbrugge, Director, Chemical Sciences and Materials Systems Lab - General Motors Research & Development Center
The various alloys and processes associated with the use of aluminum within the automotive industry are overviewed, and key issues and challenges that stand in the way of increased aluminum use are highlighted.
Aluminum’s Sustainability Strategy
Steve Williamson, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Technical Service, ARCO
Lightweight, corrosion resistant and ease of fabrication have been Aluminum’s value proposition for over 100 years. With the advent of green-marketing, Aluminum is updating its Sustainability profile accordingly. Just a year into the initiative, and a year fraught with significant macroeconomic turmoil, the Aluminum Association’s Sustainability Strategy has taken shape and is gaining traction.
Aluminum Recycling in a Carbon-Constrained World: Observations and Opportunities
Dr. Subodh Das, CEO, Phinix
This presentation will discuss the key aspects of aluminum recycling for several market sectors such as transportation, packaging, aerospace and building & construction in light of existing and anticipated debate on climate changes, carbon trading, carbon constraints and sustainability enhancement.
Wrap Up and Introduction to Aluminium Conference
John Johnson, Vice Chairperson of TMS Aluminum Committee and Editor of TMS Light Metals 2010
How to Register
This event is free and does not require registration. Plan to attend
this flagship Light Metals event.
Date and Time
Monday, February 15 • 8:30 a.m. to noon
Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6C
Attendees of this plenary session are invited to attend the Light Metals
Division Luncheon on Wednesday, February 17 at noon which includes the presentation, "Aluminum – Are We There Yet?"
given by Wayne Hale, executive vice president and CEO, Century Aluminum.
Tickets are available onsite at the registration desk. [more info]
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