Cu2 Consulting speaking at the Metal Bulletin Events’ 30th International Copper Conference
Monica Di Cosimo, Co-Founder and Partner of Cu2 Consulting, with her speech, has opened the session dedicated to “Focus on fabricating and copper demand“, which saw the participation of representatives and experts in various areas of semi-finished copper and copper alloys products.
The presentation of Cu2 Consulting has first analysed the current situation of the world industry for copper and copper alloys semi-finished products, to focus, then, on the European situation. In particular, with reference to Europe, the speech has deepened: the evolution of the demand over the past 16 years for the main groups of semi-finished products, the current supply situation, the restructuring that has taken place in recent decades and the profitability of the European and American copper processing industry.
In the last part of its speech, Cu2 Consulting has presented its vision about what the copper industry should do to be prepared for the future, starting from the mistakes to avoid up to the approach to follow, with particular emphasis on the need to be open and available to innovate, not only the products and services, but even the business model, trying to “think beyond the single companies’ boundaries”.
The session on the copper fabricating industry has then discussed, through the other speeches, the prospects for copper tubes, the innovation for flat rolled products and the substitution in wires and cables, to close with an overview of the wirerod and wires industry in Asia.
The 30th International Copper Conference was attended by 134 delegates coming from 82 companies and from 24 different countries.
Delegates represented all the global copper value chain: from miners, smelters and refiners to recyclers, semi-fabricators, wire and cable makers up to the main appliances manufacturers. Among the attendees also brokers, traders and financiers, as well as equipment suppliers, logistics and engineering companies and also consulting and research companies and copper-related international associations.