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★ Chinese origin bauxite remains tight and inland refineries speed up technology shift to use imported bauxite
China's alumina production capacity improves continuously and the demand for bauxite reaches a record high level while the Chinese origin bauxite supply fails to meet the demand. Refineries in Shanxi, Henan and Guangxi speed up technology shift to meet the imported bauxite request.
★ New alumina projects in coastal China grow quickly and the imported bauxite supply remains tight
New alumina projects in coastal China grow quickly and all use imported bauxite. Indonesian bauxite export ban continues, new bauxite projects in Guinea proceed slowly and Australian bauxite supply increases slowly. Although the bauxite development from alternative origins like Ghana, Seirra Leone and Turkey witnessed fast growth, the overall supply abroad remains unsatisfactory.
★ The hydro-power supply in Yunnan fails to meet the quickly growing demand from the aluminum capacity and part capacities would remove to northwest China; prebaked anode and aluminum fluoride supply structures face new challenges
The aluminum industry growth in Yunnan proceeds faster than expected while the hydro-power provision could not meet the demand, so part smelters plan to remove to northwest China like Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang. The sufficient prebaked anode supply in southwest China faces difficulties and export sales need expansion. Meanwhile, the aluminum fluoride supply in China expands continuously but the domestic demand remains flat, so the export market share needs more efforts.
★ The construction alumina and aluminum projects in Indonesia speeds up
Indonesia maintains the bauxite export ban on the one hand and encourages aluminum processing investments on the other hand. China's alumina and aluminum investment projects in Indonesia speed up.
Thursday May 23 16:00-19:00 Registration
18:00-21:00 Buffet Dinner
Friday May 24 09:00-09:20 Opening Speech & Russian Aluminum Industry Overview
Artem Asatur, Deputy Chair, Russian Aluminium Association
09:20-09:50 China aluminum industry development and forecast
Qingfeng Guo, Chairman, Sichuan Zhongfu Technology Development Co.
09:50-10:20 Ghana Bauxite Development and Export Advantages
Jingkun Fang, Sales Manager, Ghana Bauxite Company Limited (GBC)
10:20-10:40 Meeting the demand: Aluminum Fluoride in India
Sarat Chowdhary, Managing Director, Thyme Europe Limited
10:40-11:00 Tea Break
11:00-11:30 Report on Indonesia aluminum industry growth
Melati Sarnita, Business Development Director, PT. Indonesia Asahan Aluminium
11:30-12:00 Report on China prebaked anode supply and demand
Yingnan Song, Commercial Deputy General Manager, Guizhou Luxing Carbon New Materials Co.
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Report on China alumina & aluminum market
Xiaokai Zhang, Research Institute Dean, Beijing Capital Futures Co.
15:00-15:20 Report on the Bauxite & Alumina development in Indonesia
Aulia Mulki Oemar, Division Head of Corporate Strategy, PT Mining Industry Indonesia
15:20-15:40 Report on China dry bulk import shipping market
Guangjun Cao, General Manager, Jiangsu Steamship Co.
15:40-16:00 Tea Break
16:00-16:20 The present alumina industry development in Guangxi and forecast
Xuemei Mo, Deputy General Manager of Guangxi GIG Industrial Chain Service Group Co.
16:20-16:50 Report on alumina refinery engineering techniques
Zhiguo Li, Deputy General Manager
Shenyang Aluminum and Magnesium Engineering & Research Institute Co.
16:50-17:10 The alumina supply in Henan of China and local bauxite demand structure
Jinbo Liu, Chairman, Henan Yili Imp & Exp Trade Co.
18:00-20:00 Business Dinner
(Subject to final agenda)
  • Artem Asatur
    Deputy Chair
    Russian Aluminium Association
  • The Russian Aluminium Association was established in 2015 to serve as a single voice for the aluminum industry in Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union. Its 140 member companies and organizations represent the entire aluminium value chain: from aluminium smelting to finished products and recycling. Association’s goal is to facilitate the development of the domestic aluminium industry by increasing the production of high-value-added aluminium products based on low carbon-footprint aluminium. Association’s key areas of work include improving regulatory framework, standardization and technical regulation, preparing human capital, supporting international trade, promoting ESG principles across the industry and implementing special projects aimed at expanding the use of aluminium in various sectors – from bridge construction to modular home building. The Russian Aluminium Association is a member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative.
  • Weibo Li
    Deputy General Manager
    Sichuan Zhongfu Technology Development Co.
  • Sichuan Zhongfu Technology Development Co. is located in Guangyuan Economic Development Zone and the National Circular Economy Transformation Aluminum Industry Demonstration Park. The company has a green low-carbon electrolytic aluminum production capacity of 500,000tpy, with a total of two large aluminum electrolytic production lines, and is equipped with two aluminum ingot production lines, two aluminum alloy bar production lines, two A356.2 alloy ingot production lines and a high precision aluminum billet production line with the production capacity of 150,000tpy. The company is the first electrolytic aluminum enterprise to achieve ultra-low carbon emission and purification & desulfurization in Sichuan and Chongqing. The smelter started production since 2020 and has produced more than 1.6 million tons of primary aluminum in total.
  • Jingkun Fang
    Sales Manager
    Ghana Bauxite Company Limited (GBC)
  • Ghana Bauxite Company Limited (GBC) has operated in Awaso, in the western north region of Ghana, West Africa, since the 1940s. GBC is known for its production of high-quality bauxite, which typically contains Al2O3 51%min and SiO2 2%max. GBC‘s operations are founded on a strong commitment to environmental stewardship, community welfare, and employee well-being. GBC is committed to responsible governance and sustainable development, not just mineral extraction, but the creation of a sustainable future.
  • Sarat Chowdhary
    Managing Director
    Thyme Europe Limited
  • Thyme Europe Limited, set up in 2018, is an international trading company with offices and representatives in UK, USA, Germany, the UAE, and India. Our businesses cover a wide range of metals, minerals, chemicals, refractory raw materials and machineries for steel and aluminum. They have a team of experienced and knowledgeable members who have a deep understanding of the market and its dynamics. We also have a strong network of suppliers and customers, which gives us a competitive advantage.
  • Melati Sarnita
    Business Development Director
    PT. Indonesia Asahan Aluminium
  • PT. Indonesia Asahan Aluminuim was established in 1976 and is Indonesia's first and largest SOE aluminum smelter. In producing a range of integrated aluminum products that are profitable, safe and environmentally friendly, there are several key components. These components include a casting plant to smelt aluminum, a carbon plant that plays a role in the production of anode blocks, transmission lines and substations to provide power sources, and storage yards to store aluminum products.
  • Yingnan Song
    Commercial Deputy General Manager
    Guizhou Luxing Carbon New Materials Co.
  • Guizhou Luxing Carbon New Materials Co. was established in July 2017, with current prebaked anode production capacity of 600,000tpy. In October 2020, the company was restructured with a registered capital of RMB100 (USD14) million, of which Qinyang Carbon Co. holds 65% of shares and Xingren Denggao New Materials Co. covers 35%. Qinyang Carbon is a professional manufacturer of prebaked anode, and its parent company Dushi Group has an annual production capacity of 2.1 million tons, spreading in Henan, Inner Mongolia and Guizhou. The Group is the biggest prebaked anode producer in Henan and the second largest one in China.
  • Xiaokai Zhang
    Research Institute Dean
    Beijing Capital Futures Co.
  • Mr. Xiaokai Zhang, Research Institute Dean of Beijing Capital Futures, has a master's degree in financial mathematics from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. With 7 years of working experience, he is good at combining physical and chemical analysis with fundamental analysis, and is expertized at integrating the analysis of major types of assets such as stocks and bonds, demonstrating from different angles and multi-level ways to create new ideas and methods for commodity research. He had won SHFE outstanding analyst award for six consecutive years in this field, and won the excellent non-ferrous metal team service award for two consecutive years since leading the team.
  • Aulia Mulki Oemar
    Division Head of Corporate Strategy
    PT Mining Industry Indonesia
  • Mining Industry Indonesia (MIND ID) is Indonesia's mining industry holding company comprising PT ANTAM Tbk, PT Bukit Asam, PT Freeport Indonesia, PT INALUM, and PT Timah Tbk. We are here to explore new ways and innovations in which to acquire, study, and manage the enormous potential of Indonesia's mineral and coal resources, as well as to develop its processing industry and to market a variety of mineral products as vital resources that will drive the country’s progress in the future.
  • Guangjun Cao
    General Manager
    Jiangsu Steamship Co.
  • Jiangsu Steamship Co., was incorporated in Hong Kong in 2009 and relocated to Singapore in 2016. The company is mainly engaged in various dry bulk cargo maritime transportation and other related businesses. Jiangsu Steamship has a professional Marine transport service team, and operates its own vessels and foreign charter business. The company is committed to providing customers with quality services to efficiently solve customer problems and achieve win-win results. Since the establishment of the company, the business scope had been expanding year by year. Customer-oriented business philosophy and high quality service win the company a good reputation in the industry.
  • Xuemei Mo
    Deputy General Manager
    Guangxi GIG Industrial Chain Service Group Co.
  • Guangxi GIG Industrial Chain Service Group Co. a subsidiary of Guangxi Investment Group Co. which is the first "World Top 500" enterprise in Guangxi, is a professional management platform and is in charge of industrial supply chain service. The company was established in December 2022 with the registered capital of 5 billion yuan. Relying on the aluminum industry chain development cluster with the alumina annual production capacity of 4.4 million tons, electrolytic aluminum of 700,000tpy, prebaked anode of 905,000tpy and aluminum processing of 2.25 million tons per year, the company provides bulk commodity procurement, sales, warehousing, logistics and other services for upstream and downstream enterprises in the industrial chain.
  • Zhiguo Li
    Deputy General Manager/Chief Engineer
    Shenyang Aluminum and Magnesium Engineering & Research Institute Co.
  • SAMI has been engaged in engineering design of alumina & aluminum and associated projects with research & development of process technology. SAMI is awarded more than 500 national patents and dozens of international patents. Since the establishment, SAMI has provided technical and design services for 80% of aluminum smelters, 60% of alumina plants and 65% of carbon plants in China. In the meantime, SAMI is actively dedicated to explore the overseas market, undertaking the engineering consultation of non-ferrous metallurgy projects or EPC general contracting projects in the regions and countries of North America, South America, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Mongolia, Laos, Cambodia, Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi, and Turkey etc.
  • Zixiao Zhou
    Deputy General Manager
    Henan Yili Imp & Exp Trade Co.
  • Henan Yili Import & Export Trade Co. was established on August 8, 2018. Its predecessor is a mineral product purchasing and marketing company that had been operating for more than ten years. For many years, it has been involved in both domestic and international bauxite trade. In 2022, the company started quartz stone business. The annual sales volume of bauxite is more than 2 million tons, and the annual sales volume of quartz stone is more than 500,000t. The company always adheres to the business philosophy of integrity, win-win cooperation and common development, and cooperates with a number of aluminum, silicon corporations and large enterprises.

Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou

一、Hotel brief introduction
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二、Hotel Location
Shangri-La Guangzhou, is approximately 45 minutes by car from Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport and 30 minutes by car from either East Railway station for Guangzhou-Kowloon Express Line, or South Railway Station, which provides high-speed bullet train services linked with major cities in central and northern China.
Address:1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308 China
三、Hotel reservation
1. Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou upplies special room offers for all Forum attendees.Please book hotel in time, as room supply is limited.
Room Type and Preferential Price
Room Type Preferential Price
Deluxe King Room RMB800nett with one daily breakfasts
Deluxe Twin Room RMB900nett with two daily breakfasts
Deluxe River-view King Room RMB900nett with one daily breakfasts
Deluxe River-view Twin Room RMB1000nett with two daily breakfasts
Executive Suite Room RMB2500nett with two daily breakfasts
2. Notes:
1). Meetings' representatives book rooms by yourselves at your own expenses
2).Details for room reservation:Click the following URL to book rooms: click here .
For room reservation, you can Download the Guest Room Reservation Form for your information and send email to kerry.cathryn.wang@shangri-la.com. If you have some problems, please call 13632377284 Ms Wang
3).Rooms are limited and the specific accommodation is subject to the reservation confirmation.
  Before May. 23 On-Spot
AM members USD2,280/person USD2,480/person
Non-members USD2,680/person

1、Registration can only be confirmed on receipt of payment or proof of payment.
2、Conference fee includes attendance at all sessions, refreshments, lunches, dinners and conference documentation, but accommodation and traveling costs are excluded.
3、A substitute delegate will be accepted.
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d. In the event that the summit is postponed or cancelled by forces outside of Asian Metal's control, the organizing committee will directly refund all paying participants.


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Attendees: around 300 persons
Suppliers & consumers of bauxite, alumina and aluminum;
Suppliers & consumers of aluminum fluoride, prebaked anode, fluorspar and cryolite etc.;
Securities and futures companies;
Logistics companies and related equipment manufacturers;
Government officials
The 13th Aluminum Raw Materials Summit organized by Asian Metal closed in success on the afternoon of May 19, 2023. The Summit was sponsored by Ghana Bauxite Company Limited (GBC), Tianshan Aluminum Group Holdings Co., Wansa Group Commodities (WGC) UK Ltd., Winning International Group Co. and Xiamen Xiangyu Aluwin Co.
Over 300 delegates coming from more than ten countries attended the Summit, including China, Guinea, Ghana, Australia, Malaysia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, India, UAE, UK, US, Canada, Switzerland, France and Indonesia, etc. Those delegates consist of bauxite producers, traders and service providers of logistics, inspection, equipment and financing, as well as alumina producers, traders and primary aluminum producers, etc.
At 9am of May 19, Mr. Ron Knapp, Adviser, Office of the Chairman, China Hongqiao Group Limited (HK) started with the opening speech. He pointed out that it was the first aluminum chain summit he attended after the pandemic and summarized the big change on the aluminum market structure over the past two years with the bauxite supply in particular. Ms. Evita Sanda, Director of Indonesia Investment Promotion Center, Beijing, Ministry of Investment/BKPM made a presentation on the investment policy and opportunities in Indonesia, outlining the direct investment from China while introducing potential investment projects of metals like aluminum and nickel. At 10am, Mr. Ron delivered a brilliant speech towards the global bauxite supply change and Chinese demand by summarizing Chinese alumina production capacity and the demand for imported bauxite as well as the global supply change. Mr. Jingkun Fang, Sales Manager of Ghana Bauxite Company Limited (GBC) presented Ghana bauxite project operation status and the development strategy in the near future. Mr. Jiankang Liu, Deputy General Manager of Jingxi Tiangui Aluminum Co. made a report on the alumina growth advantages in Guangxi by explaining imported bauxite application. Mr. Zhaowei Zhang, General Manager, Shandong Port International Development Group Co. introduced the operating management and supply chain service in Guinea by Shandong Port. As the last speaker in the morning, Mr. Craig Andrew Coughlan, Chairman, Wansa Group Commodities (WGC) UK Ltd. introduced the main business of Wansa Group as well as the bauxite operation and development plan of Alufer Mining project in Guinea.
In the afternoon, Ms. Bessy Wang, General Manager, Cargill Shipping (China), Cargill Investments (China) Ltd. analyzed the freight charge movement by different types of bulk cargo vessels and the outlook for demand growth while summarizing the carbon emission action in the shipping industry. Ms. Rong Wang, Director Assistant & Chief Researcher, Guotai Junan Futures Co. made an address surrounding the Chinese primary aluminum production capacity resettlement and the hydro-power supply in southwest China as well as the alumina market. Mr. Simon Wensley, CEO & Managing Director, Metro Mining Limited made a speech on the Australian bauxite reserves by locations and the shipping advantage. Mr. Yves Occello, CEO, AMBER Development delivered a report on carbon emission in the aluminum industry and the technology solutions in processing low grade bauxite. Finally, Mr. Ashok Nandi, President, International Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium Society (IBAAS) introduced the alumina and aluminum production capacities by locations and major companies in India.
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