SOURCE: American Metal Market

American Metal Market

February 07, 2011 08:00 ET

Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman & CEO of Alcoa, to Keynote the Inaugural Aluminum Industry Summit

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) - On June 7th-8th, a remarkable cast of executives will meet in New York City for the inaugural Aluminum Industry Summit, supported by leading industry publications American Metal Market and Metal Bulletin.

Klaus Kleinfeld, chairman and chief executive officer of Alcoa Inc., will give the keynote address at the Summit, which will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the aluminum industry. Another highlight will see Phil Martens, president and chief operating officer of leading rolled products producer Novelis, participate in a live one-on-one interview.

Steve Demetriou, chairman and chief executive of Aleris, Laurent Schmitt, chief executive of Aluminium Company of Bahrain, and Christel Bories, chief executive of Alcan Engineered Products, 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 two-day program will cover global aluminum supply chain from alumina to end-use and will feature speakers and panelists that include 14 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 here 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, publisher and senior vice president of American Metal Market.

Further information:

A full program and booking information can be found at: www.amm.com/events/2011/AIS

Contact Information

  • For more information, press passes and to obtain press accreditation, contact:

    Angela Churchill
    412 880 4991
    achurchill@amm.com