Joint Meeting 2020 in Montréal

The venue for the 2020 IWCC Joint Meeting has been announced as the Canadian city of Montréal.  Next year’s event will be held from 10-14 May.

It is the intention to revamp the content of the Joint Meeting to make it even more relevant to the needs of the industry.  The Joint Meeting will continue to provide unparalleled networking opportunities.  There will also be visits to the Glencore CCR Refinery and to the Nexans Canada wire rod plant; both of which are located in Montréal.  The programme and registration pack will be made available in January 2020.

Responsible Sourcing Update

IWCC continues to contribute to the various responsible sourcing initiatives being introduced in the copper industry.  The London Metal Exchange (LME) is developing a responsible sourcing policy for all metals traded on the Exchange.  In June 2019, the IWCC made a formal submission in response to the latest LME consultation on responsible sourcing, and  attended a roundtable meeting hosted by the LME to discuss these proposals.  It is expected that these new requirements will be introduced in 2020.

The ICA’s proposals for the Copper Mark, which the IWCC has been helping to develop, has made significant progress.  The initiative to recognise mining, and smelting and refining operations which adopt responsible production practices has now been formally launched.  Applications for the ‘Copper Mark’ will start to be accepted from next year.  More information is available from the Copper Mark website at

IWCC Meetings during LME Week

IWCC will again be running a busy schedule of meetings during LME Week in October in London.

25 October: IWCC and the ICA will co-host the ‘Future Copper’ Workshop from 14:00 at the Hyatt Churchill Hotel.

This year’s event will take a forward look at major influences on the copper market including the circular economy, advances in electro-mobility and technology infrastructure.  There will also be an update on the ‘Copper Mark’.

27 October: IWCC Joint Statistical Committee meeting will be held at 13:00.  This will be followed by a meeting of the IWCC Copper Committee from 15:00.  Both events will take place in the Hyatt Churchill Hotel. The IWCC Copper Committee meeting is open to IWCC  members only.

28 October:  The IWCC Copper Wire Rod Committee’s autumn meeting will take place from 15:00 at the Institute of Directors on Pall Mall.  The meeting will include presentations on key global markets from leading experts on the copper wire rod industry. This meeting is open to IWCC Copper Wire Rod Committee members only.

29 October:  The IWCC Executive Board meeting takes place from 09:00 in the Hyatt Churchill Hotel. This meeting is for IWCC Executive Board members only.

IWCC and SHFE China Seminar 2019

The 2019 China Seminar will be held in the morning of 22 November at the Pudong Ritz Carlton Hotel in Shanghai.  The Annual IWCC and Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) event, supported by BGRIMM Lilan Consulting, will again feature as part of Asia Copper Week.

The 2019 Seminar will be a unique opportunity to hear leading analysis and discussion on the major trends in the copper industry in China – the world’s largest copper producing and consuming market.

IWCC Technical Seminar 2020

The 2020 IWCC Technical Seminar will be held from 1-5 March in northern Italy on the subject of “The Latest Innovations in Copper Products and Applications”.  The plant visit programme in 2020 will include KME’s plant in Fornaci di Barga and Eredi Gnutti Metalli’s plant in Brescia.

Further details will be made available in September.

For further details about any of the above events please get in touch.