SOURCE: American Metal Market

American Metal Market

March 17, 2011 16:33 ET

Jacynthe Cote, CEO of Rio Tinto Alcan, to Highlight the Inaugural Aluminum Summit in New York

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - On June 6th-8th, a remarkable cast of executives will meet in New York City for the inaugural Aluminum Summit, supported by leading industry publication American Metal Market.

Jacynthe Côté, chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Alcan, will give the highlight address at the Summit, which will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the aluminum industry. The event will also be anchored by 2011 keynote Klaus Kleinfeld, chief executive officer of Alcoa, and a live on-stage interview with president and chief operating officer of leading rolled products producer Novelis, Phil Martens.

Laurent Schmitt, chief executive of Aluminum Company of Bahrain; Christel Bories, chief executive of Alcan Engineered Products; Jean Simon, president of Primary Metal North America; Rio Tinto Alcan and John Thuestad, president of Alcoa Global Primary Products, Alcoa will sit on an executive panel to be chaired by former Rio Tinto Alcan chief executive, Dick Evans.

"I look forward to chairing the executive panel which brings together many of the most important players in our industry. Aluminum has tremendous opportunities for growth but also faces some challenges. I anticipate that this will be a very worthwhile forum for aluminum industry players, customers, distributors and all those who follow and analyze the industry," Evans said.

The extended three-day program will cover global aluminum supply chain from alumina to end-use and will feature speakers and panelists that include 20 chief executives and presidents.

Other aluminum producers to be represented include Rusal, Norsk Hydro and Dubai Aluminium who will be joined by aluminum rollers and extruders such as JW Aluminum, Sapa and Bonnell Aluminium. The Summit will also hear from key end user such as Ball Corp., General Motors and Boeing.

"In my experience, this is the most remarkable group of senior level executives ever assembled for an aluminum industry event, which must be considered a must attend for anyone with a serious role to play in this business," commented David Brooks, senior vice president of American Metal Market.

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