preliminary Detailed program

The Canadian International Aluminium Conference (CIAC) – an initiative of the Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC) in collaboration with its partners Alcoa, Rio Tinto Alcan and Aluminerie Alouette, as well as the governments of Canada and Quebec – will take place in Montreal June 2-4 and will bring together top global experts to discuss all matters aluminium. This conference will discuss best practices, innovation, sustainable development and other strategic topics which will interest the decision-makers, hiring contractors, operators and suppliers in the industry, as well as industrial users.

Tuesday june 3, 2014

Master of Ceremony
Kim Thomassin
Managing Partner Québec Region
McCarthy Tétrault

8h15 - 8h20 Plenary Session

Opening Remarks

Speaker
Jean Simard
President and CEO
Aluminium Association of Canada

8h20 - 9h00 Plenary Session

LEADERS FROM THE SMELTERS

Speaker
ANDRE MARTEL
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aluminerie Alouette

Speaker
MARTIN BRIÈRE
President
Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products

Speaker
ÉTIENNE JACQUES
Chief Operating Officer
Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal, North America

9h00 - 9h45 Plenary Session

The World of Demographics and the Demographics of the World

Demographic trends provide insights into changing consumer patterns, human resource management issues, growth and sustainability prospects, and even the stability of nations. Population aging is now reversing the demographic dividend enjoyed by the developed world for the past half-century. This trend will continue. New opportunities within industries and countries will emerge and global trade and power will be reshaped. Are you prepared?

Speaker
David K. Foot
Canadian Economist and Demographer
University of Toronto

9h45 - 10h15 Plenary Session

The Aluminium Story

The Aluminium Story, presented by the International Aluminium Institute, follows the value chain from mine to market. It covers the whole life cycle of aluminium, presenting the metal, its production, its properties, its uses and its recycling.

Speaker
Chris Bayliss
Deputy Secretary General
International Aluminium Institute

10h15 - 10h30 Break, CIAC Connect
CIAC CONNECT
10h30 - 11h45 Panel of experts (3 options)

1. Primary
CLIMATE CHANGE AND ALUMINIUM: A DISCUSSION ON RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Climate change is already taking its toils in various regions of the world. What will be its impacts on primary aluminum production areas, and how and where can aluminium take opportunity of it's consequences on human migration and settlements.

Moderator
ANDRE MARTEL
President and Chief Executive Officer

Aluminerie Alouette

Speaker
Larry Moore
Assistant Vice President, Principal Engineer, Mining and Metallurgy

FM Global

Speaker
LIZA LECLERC
Adaptation Specialist

Ouranos

Speaker
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE AMADO
Sustainability Manager

Deloitte

10h30 - 11h45 2. BEST PRACTICES
Through 2014 AND BEYOND: LICENSE TO GROW

Adding aluminium production capacity in the future will face new challenges in different areas of the world: access to bauxite and competitively priced energy, among others. This panel will explore and compare the key emerging issues and potential opportunities involved.

Moderator
DAVID McAUSLAND
Partner
McCarthy Tétrault

Speaker
JESÚS VILLEGAS
Vice-president
HARBOR Aluminum Intelligence

Speaker
MAHMOOD DAYLAMI
Secretary General
Gulf Aluminium Council (Dubai - United Arab Emirates)

Speaker
AYRTON FILLETI
Technical Director Emeritus Preside
ABAL (Brazilian Aluminum Association)

Speaker
SIMON-PIERRE MONETTE
Project Leader
Boston Consulting Group

10h30 - 11h45 3. CONSTRUCTION
INSTITUTIONAL ARCHITECTURE : A CITY'S SIGNATURE

Aluminium is called forth to play a key role in the signature of our cities. Speakers will introduce their reasoning for the use of aluminium in signature projects.

Moderator
MARIO GONCALVES
President
Quebec Building Envelope Council (QBEC)

Speaker
Jean-François Julien
Associate architect
Cardin Ramirez Julien

Speaker
MICHAEL STACEY
Professor - Chair in Architecture, The Nottingham School of Architecture
University of Nottingham

12h00 - 13h45 Lunch with keynote speaker

CANADA—EUROPEAN UNION:
NEW MARKET DYNAMICS

The North American market is poised to pursue new market opportunities under the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. The agreement will generate new opportunities and exciting challenges for the aluminum industry. Quebec's lead negotiator, Former Prime Minister Pierre-Marc Johnson, will share his perspective.

Speaker
Pierre Marc Johnson
Former Premier of Quebec and Québec's Chief Negotiator in the Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union

Lavery

14h00 - 15h15 Panel of experts (3 options)

1. Primary
Primary Production

Despite its promising future, aluminum must contend with a tough international economy. The sector must constantly improve procedures, while developing better technologies. Industry goals include improved environmental performance and energy efficiency, as illustrated by Rio Tinto Alcan’s new AP60 Technological Centre at the Arvida Smelter.

Moderator
MARIO FAFARD
Director
Aluminium Research Center - REGAL

Speaker
NIGEL STEWARD
Senior Vice President, Technology & Supply Chain
Rio Tinto Alcan

Speaker
ANDRÉ NOËL
Project Director
HATCH

14h00 - 15h15 2. BEST PRACTICES
Sustainable aluminium

While sustainability is key to the future of aluminium, concepts are emerging to address stakeholders’ need for responsible practices through the lifecycle of the material. Two of such approaches will be presented and our experts will assess market receptivity. Followed by a round table.

Moderator
CHRIS BAYLISS
Deputy Secretary General
International Aluminium Institute

Speaker
GERVAIS JACQUES
Chief Commercial Officer
Rio Tinto Alcan

Speaker
SYLVAIN LABBÉ
CEO
Quebec Wood Export Bureau

Speaker
ANNE FRIES
Managing Partner
Concern

Other speakers to be confirmed

14h00 - 15h15 3. CONSTRUCTION
Construction: bridges and footbridges

With postwar bridge infrastructure requiring a total makeover and friction-stir welding offering an affordable, efficient and value-added proposition, aluminium stands as a valid solution for this market.

Moderateur
MARC SARRAZIN
Division chief responsible for Bridges and Tunnels
City of Montreal

Speaker
JOE SABATINI
President
Innovation Network, LLC

Speaker
RON LOBOREC
Partner, National Energy and Resources Leader
Deloitte Canada

Speaker
DANIEL BOUCHARD
Director of Structures Department
Ministry of Transportation of Quebec

15h15 - 15h45 Break, CIAC Connect
CIAC CONNECT
15h45 - 17h00 Plenary Session

Round Table: Market Dynamics

The structure of the aluminium industry has shifted from large vertically integrated privately owned companies to large state-owned primary production entities. The market has grown from a traditional commodity-based situation to a less transparent, financially driven market, where stockpiled aluminium has become a derivative product. These new paradigms are changing the business environment. Trends, transitions are here to stay, they impact the value chain, in terms of price, availability and long term commitment to growth.

Moderator
DAVID McAUSLAND
Partner
McCarthy Tétrault

Speaker
ÉTIENNE JACQUES
Chief Operating Officer
Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal, North America

Speaker
OSCAR WEHTJE
Head of Strategic Projects
London Metal Exchange (LME)

Speaker
Jesús Villegas
Vice President
HARBOR Intelligence

Speaker
FREDERICK PENHA
Director - Metals Business Line Management
CME Group

Speaker
DARREN COLWELL
Director, Africa and Joint Ventures Support, Bauxite & Alumina, Atlantic
Rio Tinto Alcan

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Hosts

Aluminium Association of Canada
AAC Members and co-hosts
Alcoa
Alouette
Rio Tinto Alcan
Lead Sponsors

Canada
Québec
Other Sponsors
Hatch
ABB
Tourisme Montréal
McCarthy Tetrault
GazMétro
Hydro Québec
Logistec
Investissement Québec

Axor
GIAQ
Arrimage Québec
FM Global
Centre de métallurgie du Québec
Port Sept-Îles
Tomra
Fives Solios
BBA
BP
SL&B
L'association des brasseurs du Québec