Aluminum Association's Sustainability Specialist Speaks at China Forum

Arlington, VA | The Aluminum Assn. took part in the 2008 China Aluminum Forum in Sanya, Hainan Province, China. Sustainability Specialist Marshall Wang addressed the topic: “Aluminum Industrial Players, How to Survive Financial Tsunami.”

The forum focused on the challenges the Chinese aluminum industry is currently facing. Some discussion topics included the global financial crisis and Chinese financial policy, Chinese aluminum consumption and prospect for its future market, mid-long term prospects for Chinese alumina supply and its impact on global market, and the increased cost of bauxite and what it means to aluminum production.

Wang conducted a presentation on global sustainability challenges and possible opportunities for China's aluminum industry. He also participated in the Asia Pacific Partnership Aluminum Task Force meeting to discuss the next stages of the program, particularly PFC reduction and aluminum recycling. The partnership was formed by the national aluminum associations of Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United States.

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