Bringing the industry together

The S&P Global Platts Aluminum Symposium welcomes back industry leaders, decision-makers, and market-movers to Phoenix, Arizona to kick off 2022 with the insights you need to help your business thrive in the coming year.

We are excited to bring the industry together in one place to network, meet, and discuss the issues pivotal to the aluminum and scrap sectors. The program will focus on the topics on everyone’s minds right now, including tariffs, low-carbon aluminum, operating costs, global economics, supply and demand dynamics, logistic bottlenecks, and more. The program is under development but we’ll post the complete agenda and speaker line-up soon.

Networking, bonus content, and more

Do more with your registration. You'll receive access to our networking app in advance of the conference. Use it to:
  • Build your network—You can see who else is registered, help people find you, and exchange contact information digitally.
  • Connect—Use 1:1 messaging to introduce yourself. Conversations are saved and searchable for your convenience.
  • Share—Add your social media profiles to the tool to easily post, share, and connect. Check the real-time activity feed to learn what other attendees are thinking right now.
  • Take it all with you—Use the tool to take notes, then export them (and share with other attendees). Look up contacts and conversations later. 


Special networking opportunity 

Kick-off the conference right at our golf tournament!
Join us at the Wigwam's spectacular championship red course, a favorite among locals and club members. The wide, tree-lined fairways lead to generously-sized greens while streams and ponds meander throughout the course bringing water into play on 10 holes. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.
Date: January 30, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: $130/person (equipment available at the course for an additional fee)
More information about the course

Visit the FAQs for more details, 


Day 1 Agenda
Sunday, January 30
  • 11:00 am Registration opens
  • 1:00 pm Golf Tournament
  • 6:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception
Day 2 Agenda
Monday, January 31
  • 8:00 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 8:45 am Chair’s Introduction and Welcome Remarks
  • 9:00 am Macroeconomic Outlook
  • 9:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Aluminum 2022 Industry Outlook
    — Overview of supply/demand and growth sectors (low-carbon, billet, auto sheet etc.)
    — Update on trade and logistical issues including US 232, import and export tariffs
    — Chinese market effects on global supply and pricing
    — Managing shifting market dynamics and price fluctuations
    — Legislative/regulatory support for infrastructure, recycling and low-emissions production
  • 11:00 am Networking and Refreshment Break
  • 11:15 am Keynote
  • 11:45 am Reinventing the Industry: Alcoa’s Vision for Sustainable Aluminum Products
  • 12:15 pm Networking Luncheon
  • 1:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Evolving Demand Picture – From Bust to Boom Post-Covid
    — Automotive demand and electric vehicles coming into their own/living up to the promise
    — New life for mature markets – update from the bubbling packaging sector
    — Infrastructure in focus -- Construction, power grid, transportation and aerospace
  • 3:15 pm Fireside Chat
  • 3:45 pm Remainder of Afternoon Free for Networking
  • 6:00 pm Networking Reception—Industry Meet & Greet
Day 3 Agenda
Tuesday, February 1
  • 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
  • 8:45 am Overview of Day 2 and Welcome Remarks
  • 9:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION: The Cost of Business – Transport, Energy and Input Materials
    — Logistical challenges and what to expect
    — Weathering rising power and input costs
    — Causes and effects of magnesium and silicon shocks
    — Will 2022 provide any relief?
  • 10:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Green – Carbon Accounted
    — ESG & Sustainability
    — Low-carbon materials and integrating into the marketplace
    — Aluminum and achieving net-zero
    — Leveraging secondary market – recycling & scrap
  • 11:15 am Refreshment Break
  • 11:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Platts Pricing Methodology Update
  • 12:00 pm Close of Conference
Times are US Mountain Time (MT / GMT-07). Agenda subject to change.

Our commitment to your safety

The health and safety of our attendees are of utmost importance. S&P Global Platts will follow local jurisdiction, United States Government, and CDC guidelines during this event. We require all in-person attendees to show proof of vaccination before entering the event.

Cleaning & Hygiene

  • — We will undertake enhanced cleaning before and during our events, working with our venue partners to attain the highest standards of cleanliness.
  • — We will provide hand sanitizing stations, personal sanitizing materials, contactless registration, and encourage all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.

Physical Distancing

  • — We request participants avoid physical contact such as handshakes and embraces. The exchange of printed materials is discouraged with a digital alternative recommended.
  • — We will maintain a density of participants in line with local jurisdiction guidelines.


  • — Participants are asked to follow any updated local authority and/or health department guidelines regarding personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • — Participants are asked not to attend if feeling unwell and participate virtually instead.


  • Shelley Ranii, Director of Global Marketing,
  • Lauren Wilk, Vice President, Government Affairs,
  • Vicky Ryan, Vice President, Strategy,
    Ardagh Group
  • Eric Gottschling, Senior Global Licensing Manager,
  • Matt Aboud, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development,
    Century Aluminum
  • Oliver Nugent, Commodities Strategist,
  • Catherine Athènes, Vice President, Global Sustainability,
  • Scott Ulnick, Managing Principal,
  • Abey Abraham, Managing Director of Automotive,
  • Dan Bitton, CEO,
  • Zak Chehab, Head of Strategy, North America,
  • Jonathan Chien, Sales Director,
  • Paramita Das, General Manager, Marketing & Metal Development,
    Rio Tinto
  • Greg Holt, Associate Editor, Container Shipping,
    S&P Global Platts
  • Beth Ann Bovino, Managing Director, US Chief Economist,
    S&P Global Ratings
  • Charles Johnson, President,
    The Aluminum Association
  • Todd Olson, CEO,
    Twin City Die Casting Co



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Become a sponsor

Download the brochureDemonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize your ROI as we bring key industry players and decision-makers to you. At the S&P Global Platts Aluminum Symposium, each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their products and services and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

Download our Americas event portfolio brochure to learn more about our events and who attends.

Contact us to start a conversation about your goals and how you can lead the pack as an event sponsor: Lorne Grout, Senior Commercial Partnerships Manager, at +1 339 223 9499 or [email protected].


Early Bird Rate*
Register by December 31
Standard Rate*
Register by January 29, 9:00 am MST

Group discounts: Bring your team! Buy 3 delegate passes and get 1 free.

Golf outing: $130/person. Club rental available at the course (separate fee). 

* Rates are in USD and are not inclusive of local taxes or VAT. Americas Region event terms and conditions apply.

View full event terms and conditions

Click here to view the full event terms and conditions, then use the drop-down menu to select the applicable event category.

News & Insights


Wigwam Arizona
300 East Wigwam Blvd
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
Main hotel phone: +1 632-258-4676
Toll free: +1 866-976-6894
Visit the hotel website

Discounted Accommodation
We have reserved a group room block for this event at a discounted rate of $255/night plus a discounted daily resort fee* of $18/night plus taxes. For reservations, please call the hotel directly at 623.258.4676, Option 1, and reference the “Platts Aluminum Symposium 2022” (group block code PLA28CI) OR visit our dedicated guest room booking website. (Please note: Wednesday, February 2 is available for a departure date though it may not appear to be). The group rate is available 3 days prior and post scheduled event dates, based on availability. For reservations outside of the block nights of January 28-February 2, please email [email protected] or call +1 623-258-4676 and choose option 0 to be connected with on-site resort staff. The cut-off date for group guest room reservations is Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Room rates are stated in USD, and are subject to availability. 

Room Rate
Standard room, single or double occupancy — $255.00 USD per night + $18 resort fee plus tax

* Please note: S&P Global Platts does not associate with third-party reservation agents and cannot guarantee their legitimacy. We advise you use the information we provide when making your reservations.


How do I register?

We offer three easy ways to register:

Online: Click here to register now

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Is there a group rate?

Your organization may send 1 person for free for every 3 people registered at the current delegate rate. All registrations must be from the same organization and made at the same time to qualify. The group rate is not retroactive. Your invoice will reflect 3 delegates at the current rate and 1 delegate at $0.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We only accept payment by credit card for this event.

How do I change my in-person or virtual attendance preference?

You have the option to attend this event in person or online, and you may change your attendance preference up to 1 week in advance of the event. Please note that in-person attendance is subject to availability. To switch, contact Customer Service by email or phone:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

I'm no longer able to attend. May I send someone else in my place?

If you’re not able to attend, we’re happy to transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, up to 2 business days in advance of the event. Requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected], and are subject to approval. For assistance, you may also reach out by phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

What if I need to cancel my registration?

If you're not able to attend or send a colleague in your place, and do not want to retain access to the on-demand replay and speaker presentations (included with registration), we accept cancellations and provide refunds if received in writing to [email protected] at least 30 days before the event. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable.

How do I obtain a letter of invitation to apply for a travel visa?

We can provide you with a letter of invitation to apply for a travel visa, which you should then send to the appropriate consulate or embassy of the event location. Please note:

  • — Your registration fee must be paid in full before a letter of invitation can be issued. There are no exceptions.
  • — Payment is considered full once money is posted to an order. Credit card payments are immediate. Wire transfer payments require at least 5 business days. Check payments require at least 10 business days.
  • — The visa application process can take weeks or even months, depending on the countries involved and time of year, so you should consider registering and paying as early as possible.
  • — If you are unable to obtain a visa to attend, we will refund your registration fee in full.

Once full payment has been made, please contact Customer Service to request a letter of invitation:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Yes, we offer a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs—and your budget. Please reach out directly to the Business Development Manager for this event:

Lorne Grout

Phone: +1 339 223 9499

Email: [email protected]

Are there speaking opportunities?

Yes, we're always looking for the best voices in the industry to share their experience and perspective on opportunities, challenges, and trends. Please reach out directly to the Conference Producer to discuss availability and suitability:

Brian Speight

Phone: +1 720 264 6785

Email: [email protected]

Are press passes available?

Yes, we allow accredited media writing on behalf of major industry publications to cover the event at no charge. Please reach out to the contact below for press pass approval.

Bel Cevallos

Phone: +1 346 228 1991

Email: [email protected]

Does this event have a networking app?

Yes, event registration includes access to the networking app, available for your smartphone, tablet, and desktop (both iOS and Android). We'll send registrants details about logging in to the app as soon as it goes live. Please note that your registration must be paid in full to receive access. (* Workshop-only registration does not qualify for the event app.)

What are the event terms and conditions?

Click here to view the full event terms and conditions, then use the drop-down menu to select the Americas Region event category.

What is included in the hotel's resort fee?

— High-speed internet in guest room and public areas
— Complimentary self-parking
— Bike rentals (located at front desk)
— Unlimited same day golf with purchase of a round
— Tennis court usage (11:00am-4:00pm)
— Fitness Center & Motion Studio access
— Complimentary scheduled fitness classes
— $3 per room, per day Housekeeping Gratuity

Can you give me more details about the golf tournament?

We will host a golf tournament on Sunday, January 30 at 1:00 pm local time (MST). We have reserved the Red Course for a shotgun start for 48 players (12 foursomes). The cost is $130 per player. Rental clubs, if needed, must be arranged directly at the golf shop. The cost is $60 plus tax, and each set comes with 6 balls. Players requiring rentals should arrive at the course earlier on Sunday to secure equipment. Availability for Men's Left and Women's rentals are more limited. Please indicate in the handicap/pairing request on the registration form if rentals are needed so we can be sure to hold these and ensure availability on the day of the event. Tournament awards will be distributed at the welcome reception on Sunday evening