LME Focus Day: Innovation in Metals

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The LME Focus Day is a free event that takes place during LME Week, where we host a number of sessions focusing on key LME products and initiatives.

It’s a great opportunity during LME Week for members, clients and other key LME stakeholders to come and meet the team and hear the latest from the LME.

Location: One Moorgate Place

Date: Thursday 27 October 2022 


08.30 – Registration and welcome coffee

09.00-09.50 – Ferrous Metals 

How does the ferrous industry use the LME contracts to manage steel price risk?

Panel hosted by Alberto Xodo, VP Sales, LME.


10.00-10.50 – Digital Metals 

How can technology help to drive increased operational efficiency, improve transparency and support sustainability in metals markets?

Panel hosted by Alex Van Tuyl, Product Development, LME.

Panellists to be confirmed.

This session is hosted by the LME and Metalshub.

11.00-11.50 – Battery Materials

Covering core and nascent LME product suite we will delve into the battery materials growth story for lithium and cobalt and look at the up and down-stream effect EVs are having on ferrous and non-ferrous industries.

Session hosted by Barry Corbett, Head of Buy-Side Sales, LME with Ken Hoffman, McKinsey. 


12.00-12.50 – Aluminium Premiums

In this session we are joined by Fastmarkets MB’s Alice Mason to speak about the aluminium premium market. Regional aluminium premiums have shown huge volatility accentuating the need for market participants to manage their premium exposure.

Panel hosted by Christian Mildner, Head of Corporate Sales.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • the LME’s aluminium premium suite
  • aluminium premium market update
  • premium trading and hedging trends
  • future evolution of the premium landscape 


12.50-13.50 – Lunch

13.50-14.50 – Introduction to Hedging Workshop

If you are new to hedging, or would like a refresher, come and join us for a crash course in price-risk management. In this jointly hosted session with Commos – the team behind price-risk management primer, HedgeTutor – we will share practical insights into successfully managing metal price risk using real-world use-cases and scenarios.


14.50 – Close and drinks

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