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.

Wednesday June 4, 2014
8h15 - 9h00 Plenary Session

The Impact of Light Vehicle CO2 Regulations on Future Aluminium Demand

Best practices and innovative technologies in automotive applications. The trucking and automotive industries will accelerate their recent shifts to current standards as well as those to come. Central to these efforts: lighter vehicles.

Speaker
Richard A. Schultz
Project Consultant (Former Managing Director)
Ducker Worldwide

9h00 - 9h30 Plenary Session

SPECIAL PRESENTATION – PHINERGY

Speaker
DR. RAYMOND J. KILMER
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Alcoa

Speaker
AVIV TZIDON
Founder & CEO
Phinergy

9h30 - 10h00 Coffee Break, CIAC Connect
CIAC CONNECT
10h00 - 11h30 1. TRANSPORT
PUBLIC TRANSIT

High energy costs and GHG reduction policies have made electrification of public transit an international imperative. Electrification always means lighter vehicles, whatever the recharging system. This workshop will spotlight the thinking of clients and manufacturers on challenges relating to these issues, while providing an opportunity for discussing aluminum’s opportunities.

Moderator
Serge Carignan
Technical Director
Acquisition and Management of transportation vehicles (AVT)

Speaker
Pierre L. Gauthier
President and Chief Executive Officer

Alstom U.S. & Canada

Speaker
René Meuser
Senior Specialist
Platform Management

Bombardier Transportation North America

Speaker
Pierre Ducharme
President
Marcon

Other speakers to be confirmed

10h00 - 11h30 2. TECHNOLOGY
RECYCLING

What are the opportunities to increase can recuperation and recycling in a relatively small but growing market such as Quebec? Presentations on best practices and life cycle of aluminium can.

Moderator
Hélène Gignac
General director
College centre for technology transfer (industrial ecology) - Centre J.-E. Simard

Speaker
ALAIN NAULT
Vice-president & General Manager
Tomra Canada

Speaker
PHILIPPE BATANI
Executive Director
Quebec Brewers Association

Speaker
JOE QUINN
Vice President of Public Affairs
Aluminum Association

11h30 - 12h00 Break, CIAC Connect
CIAC CONNECT
12h00 - 13h45 Lunch with keynote speaker

ALUMINUM AND LIGHTWEIGHT METALS IN SPORTS CARS AND THEIR FUTURE IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY

Research and innovation in the racing car sector have always been closely associated with advances in the car industry. Formula One (F1) is the ultimate test of materials at a time teams are substituting rigidity and durability for weight, in line with constantly changing regulatory standards.

Presentation
James Colgate
Director – Planning and Group Strategy
Williams Martini Racing

Speaker
Dr. Mark White
Chief Engineer – Auto Body – Body Engineering Product Development
Jaguar Land Rover

13h45 - 15h00 Panel of experts (3 options)

1. TRANSPORT
GROUND TRANSPORTATION

New standards have been set for the automotive industry, paving the way for increased use of lightweighting materials such as aluminium. Speakers will share their perspectives on aluminium’s future contribution to automotive lightweighting.

Moderator
STEPHAN SIMARD
Director - Research and development
Aluminium technology centre - Automotive and surface transportation
National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Speaker
Mario Greco
Director, Ground Transportation Market Sector Team
Alcoa

Speaker
ALAIN DUBREUIL
Retired Research Scientist
Formerly at Natural Resources Canada

Speaker
KEVIN MOORE
President
All Raw Materials Consulting

Speaker
PRABHAT RASTOGI
General Manager, Business Development, Strategy and Innovation
Severstal

13h45 - 15h00 2. TRANSPORT
AEROSPACE

Lightweighting to reduce energy consumption has always been key to this industry. As a new generation of airplanes is taking off, what are the new challenges and how can we measure up?

Moderator
DOMINIQUE SAUVÉ
Directrice
SA2GE - Smart Affordable Green Efficient

Speaker
NIHAD BEN SALAH
R&D Group Leader
Héroux-Devtek

Speaker
PAUL STAFIEJ
Vice President Strategy & Business Development
Sonaca North America

Speaker
BRUCE THOMAS
Senior Engineering Specialist, Materials & Processes
Engineering and Product Development
Bombardier Aerospace

13h45 - 15h00 3. TECHNOLOGY
ALUMINIUM AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Competition, rising costs and the need to respond to demand in ever smaller and special niche markets have pushed producers towards new forms of manufacturing techniques. Additive manufacturing is a way to respond to those increasingly sophisticated needs and may well change the manufacturing landscape as we know it.

Moderator
MARTIN CARON
Director Machine Design and Productivity
CRIQ innovation partner

Speaker
Mathieu Brochu
Associate Professor
Department of Mining and Materials Engineering
McGill University

Speaker
Mathieu Boisclair
Section Chief, Strategic Technology
Bombardier

Speaker
DAVID A. HELMICK
Manager - Materials Design
Carpenter Technology Corporation

15h00 - 15h30 Break, CIAC Connect
CIAC CONNECT
15h30 - 16h30 Plenary Session

UPCOMING ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES

More efficient use of materials, lightness and better energy management will characterize the new few years and uses of aluminum in a growing market. Heads of major organizations representing the world’s biggest aluminum producers will share their perspectives on upcoming issues.

Opening words
Marco Georgiou
Head, Aluminium Primary & Products
CRU

Speaker
Jean Simard
President and CEO
Aluminium Association of Canada

Speaker
Heidi Biggs Brock
President & CEO
The Aluminium Association Inc.

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

Speaker
CHRIS BAYLISS
Deputy Secretary General
International Aluminium Institute

16h30 - 16h45 Plenary Session

Closing Remarks

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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