2018 JOINT MEETING IN SEVILLE
The global copper industry gathered in Seville, Spain from 5-10 May for the annual IWCC Joint Meeting. Attending were 136 delegates from 23 countries representing 74 companies and organisations. The 2018 Joint Meeting Papers are available for attendees to access.
Delegates had the chance to visit two leading Spanish copper companies: Atlantic Copper’s smelter and refinery in the port of Huelva, and La Farga’s copper wire rod plants and copper museum outside Barcelona.
2019 JOINT MEETING IN SANTIAGO
Next year’s Joint Meeting will take place in Santiago, Chile from 3-7 April, a month earlier than usual. This is because the IWCC event will take place during the week leading up to CESCO week, to enable participants to attend both events.
IWCC OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
The IWCC General Assembly on 9 May appointed Erwin Mayr, CEO of Wieland-Werke AG, as a Vice-Chair of the IWCC. In addition, the CEO of Aurubis, Jürgen Schachler, was appointed a director of the IWCC.
NEW MEMBERS FROM CHINA & USA
Leading Chinese flat rolled products company, Ningbo Xingye Shengtai Group, joined the IWCC in May extending the network of members in China.
Virtus Precision Tube, which became an IWCC member in February of this year, was formally welcomed to the organisation during the General Assembly in May. Virtus produces copper tube from their plants in Kentucky, USA, and Monterrey, Mexico.
WORLD COPPER END-USE REPORT
IWCC has once again been commissioned by the ICA to produce the 2018 World Copper End-Use Statistics report. The end-use dataset is the most comprehensive analysis of the end use markets by industrial sectors and semis-types. The data are published by country and/or region. The final report will be available in mid-summer.
The IWCC has collaborated with the North American Copper Development Association to look at scrap contamination. A total of 38 companies took part in the survey with contributions from China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea & North America.
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