AGENDA

7:10 

Transportation to Golf Classic

Atlantic Foyer – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

8:00 – 15:15

HARBOR’s 7th Golf Classic

Harborside International Golf Center

10:00 – 17:30

Summit Registration

Atlantic Foyer – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

 

 

Registration Drinks

Atlantic Foyer – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

10:00

WALT EXPO 2021 Opens

Pacific Ballroom – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

12:10 – 13:20

EXPAND YOUR TOOLBOX: HOW TO PROFIT FROM HARBOR’S INDUSTRY DATA & MARKET INTEL REPORTS

Tom Leary, Head of Rolled Products Unit, HARBOR Aluminum
Juan Betancourt, Head of Aluminum VAPs Unit, HARBOR Aluminum
Gerardo Solorio, Senior Aluminum Analyst, HARBOR Aluminum

   

HARBOR’s Executive Training Program

Level 1

THE ALUMINUM INDUSTRY & THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET

* Only for delegates that have already signed up.

 

13:30

The Aluminum Industry Supply Chain & Its Workings

Tom Leary, Head of Rolled Products Unit, HARBOR Aluminum

 

14:20

Understanding Aluminum Smelting Economics & Latest Cost Curve Intel

Julio Moreno, Senior Raw Materials Analyst, HARBOR Aluminum

15:10

Networking Refreshment Break – Sponsored by KWA Analytics

15:25

Aluminum Pricing Structures & Their Determinants

Jesus Villegas, Head of Scrap & Secondary Unit, HARBOR Aluminum

 

16:15

The North American Aluminum Industry & Market Changes Ahead

Juan Betancourt, Head of Aluminum VAPs Unit, HARBOR Aluminum

Level 2

SCRAP MARKET, LME’S WORKINGS & ALUMINUM PRICE RISK MANAGEMENT

* Only for delegates that have already signed up.

 

13:30

Aluminum Scrap Market: What it is, How it Works & Why is it important

Jesus Villegas, Head of Scrap & Secondary Unit, HARBOR Aluminum

 

14:20

London Metal Exchange: How it Operates & Key Terminology

Gerardo Solorio, Senior Aluminum Analyst, HARBOR Aluminum

15:10

Networking Refreshment Break – Sponsored by KWA Analytics

15:25

Aluminum Price Risk Management I & II (Physical Trading & LME)

Adam Jackson, AEGIS Hedging Solutions, Director

17:00 – 19:00

Welcome Reception

Outdoor Terrace, 3rd Floor – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

 
7:00 – 8:00

Networking Breakfast

 
 
7:00 – 19:00

WALT Expo (Exhibits)

 
 

8:00
Official Start Of The Conference

SESSION 1: ALUMINUM INDUSTRY FUNDAMENTALS, OUTLOOK & HOT TOPICS

Moderators: Jorge Vazquez, Founder & President, HARBOR Aluminum (Panel)

Atlantic Ballroom – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

 

 

8:00

Is the Aluminum Market in a Super Cycle? Industry Landscape & Price Outlook 2021-2022

Jorge Vazquez, Founder & President, HARBOR Aluminum

 

 

8:50

The Green Aluminum Race; Tactical and Strategic Implications 2021-2025

Jorge Vazquez, Founder & President, HARBOR Aluminum

 

 

9:20

Live Poll and Q&A Session

 

9:30

PANEL ON HOT MARKET TOPICS: Green Aluminum, Russian Export Tax, Logistical Challenges, Section 232 Permanencee & “The Canadian Problem”

Adel Abubakar, CEO & President, EGA America
Brian Hesse, President & CEO, Rusal America
Marcus Becker, VP & Chief Procurement Officer, Constellium
Tim Chimera, Director of Procurement, Hydro-Extrusions North America

10:20

Networking Refreshment Break – Sponsored by Almexa

     

2020 – 2021 AWARD – WORLD’S TOP ALUMINUM EXECUTIVE

10:50

HARBOR’s Gene Greenberg Annual Award For World’s Top Aluminum Executive

Award Judges:

Rich Markiewicz, Senior Advisor, Physical Trading, HARBOR Aluminum
Timothy Reyes, President, Alcoa Aluminum
David C. Rosenblum, Vice President Non-Ferrous Sales, Omnisource
Guy Riviere, Vice President, Scepter
Jorge Vazquez, Founder & President, HARBOR Aluminum

     

KEYNOTE SESSION 2: BUSINESS STRATEGY

Moderator: Jorge Vazquez, Founder & President, HARBOR Aluminum (Panel) 

Atlantic Ballroom – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

 

11:00

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The Emerging New World Order – What Could it Mean to the Aluminum Industry?

George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Geopolitical Futures

 

11:50 

Networking Lunch – Sponsored by EGA

   

SESSION 3: ALUMINUM FLAT ROLLED PRODUCTS OUTLOOK

Moderators: Jorge Vazquez, Founder & President, HARBOR Aluminum (Panel)
Tom Leary, Head of Rolled Products Unit, HARBOR Aluminum (Panel & Live Poll)

 

13:05

“Told you so”. The Ongoing Aluminum Can Revolution 2.0

Bill Dempsey, Vice President Global Sourcing, Ball Corporation

 

 

13:30

The Cansheet and Autosheet Demand Revolutions: Supply, Demand & Price Outlook 2021-2022

Tom Leary, Head of Rolled Products Unit, HARBOR Aluminum

WALT EXPO 

13:30
 
 

BILLET TECHNICAL PAPER: The New Paradigm Shift in Extruder’s Billet Supply

Ram Ramanan, Senior Technical Billet Consultant, RUSAL America
Jim Walters, Senior Sales Manager, RUSAL America

 

 

13:55

ACommon Alloy Sheet and Aluminum Foil: Deficits and Price Inflation 2021-2022

Tom Leary, Head of Rolled Products Unit, HARBOR Aluminum

WALT EXPO 

13:55
 
 

NEW BILLET SUPPLIER PAPER: Manufacturing of Impressive Largest Cross-Section
Aluminum Ingot i

Ruben Hernandez, Chief Metalurgical Officer, Ellwood

 

 

14:20

STRATEGIC PANNEL: North America’s Cansheet, Common Alloy Sheet, Autosheet & Foil Market Trends and Outlook

Buddy Stemple, Chief Executive Officer, Constellium Ravenswood
Mike Keown, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Rolled Products
Don Foster, Board Member, Unity Aluminum
Peter Rijkoort, Chief Executive Officer, OARC
Mike Otero, Chief Executive Officer, Almexa
Bill Dempsey, Vice President Global Sourcing, Ball
Carl Grobien, VP Mexico Operations, National Material Mexico

 

WALT EXPO 

14:20
 
 

FURNACE TECHNOLOGY TECHNCIAL PAPER: Aluminum Recycling and the Plant of the Future

Iñigo Guinea- Chief Executive Officer, GHI Smart Furnaces

 

15:10

Live Poll and Q&A Session

15:20

Networking Refreshment Break – Sponsored by Almexa

  

SESSION 4: GREEN ALUMINUM, NEW EXCHANGE CONTRACTS & ALUMINUM PREMIUMS

Moderator: Moderator: Tim Weiner, Aluminum Pricing & Risk Management, HARBOR Aluminum (Live Poll and Q&A)

Atlantic Ballroom – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

 

15:30

The Russian Export Tax, “The Canadian Problem” , Section 232
and The Global P1020 Premium Outlook 2021-2022

Jorge Vazquez, Founder & President, HARBOR Aluminum

 

 

16:10

LME’s New Aluminum Contracts and the Sustainability Agenda

Matthew Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer, London Metal Exchange

 

16:30

KEYNOTE STRATEGIC PANEL: Green Aluminum, New Exchange Aluminum Contracts,
P1020 Premiums Reform, Latest on Risk Management

Lord Barker of Battle, Executive Chairman, EN+ Group
Matthew Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer, London Metal Exchange
Young-Jin Chang, Managing Director & Global Head, CME Group
Mary Jane Saunders, Vice President and General Counsel, Beer Institute

 

 

 

17:15

Live Poll and Q&A Session

17:45

Networking Drinks

7:00

Networking Breakfast – Sponsored by RUSAL America

 
 
7:00 – 12:00

WALT Expo Exhibits (Pacific Ballroom)

 
 

     

SESSION 5: EARLY MORNING SESSION

Moderator: Rich Markiewicz, Senior Advisor, Physical Trading, HARBOR Aluminum

Atlantic Ballroom – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

 

7:30

The North American Aluminum Foundry and Wire & Cable Market Outlook 2021-2022

Juan Betancourt, Head of Aluminum VAPs Unit, HARBOR Aluminum

 

7:50

Q&A Session

 

8:00   

SESSION 6: THE FED & OUTLOOK

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: The Federal Reserve, Its Ballooning Balance Sheet and Why We Should Care
Professor Alan N. Rechtschaffen, Advisor to Central Banks

Atlantic Ballroom – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

   

SESSION 7: ALUMINUM SCRAP & SECONDARY MARKET OUTLOOK

Moderators: Rich Markiewicz, Senior Advisor, Physical Trading, HARBOR Aluminum (Panel, Live Poll, Q&A)
Jesus Villegas, Head of Scrap & Secondary Unit, HARBOR Aluminum (Panel)

Atlantic Ballroom – Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

 

8:45

The Upcoming North American Scrap Tightness, Impact & Exceptions

Jesus Villegas, Head of Scrap & Secondary Unit, HARBOR Aluminum (Panel)

 

9:05

AGITA ! – The Zorba & 5xxx/6xxx Scrap Story

David C. Rosenblum, Vice President Non-Ferrous Sales, Omnisource

 

9:25

The Greenest Green: UBC and Class Scrap Landscape & Outlook 2021-2022

Jesus Villegas, Head of Scrap & Secondary Unit, HARBOR Aluminum

 

9:45

STRATEGIC PANEL: Key Players Share their Views on Current Trends & Challenges the North American Scrap and Secondary Market Face

David C. Rosenblum, Vice President Non-Ferrous Sales, Omnisource
Jesus Villegas, Head of Scrap & Secondary Unit, HARBOR Aluminum
Iñigo Guinea- Chief Executive Officer, GHI Smart Furnaces
Frank van de Winkel, Manager Business Development, TOMRA Sorting

 

10:25

Live Poll and Q&A Session

10:35

Networking Refreshment Break – Sponsored by Almexa

   

SESSION 8: STRATEGIC Topics of Interest

Moderator: Rich Markiewicz, Senior Advisor, Physical Trading, HARBOR Aluminum

 

10:50

LME Price Outlook 2021-2022: Fundamental & Speculative Scenarios

Jorge Vazquez, Founder & President, HARBOR Aluminum

 

11:10

The Secondary Billet Supply Boom in North America & The Premium Outlook 2021-2022

Juan Betancourt, Head of Aluminum VAPs Unit, HARBOR Aluminum

 

11:30

“No mas”: Why the North American Slab Market Has Looked Beyond Canada for Supply

Juan Betancourt, Head of Aluminum VAPs Unit, HARBOR Aluminum

 

11:50

Live Poll and Q&A Session

12:00

End of Summit and WALT Expo 2021

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