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Mike Dines Director at Tandom and Alfed President welcomed members and guests to the annual Aluminium Federation (Alfed) business briefing and dinner on the 10th November 2022.

The event was held at the superb De Vere Tortworth Court. Situated just north of Bristol. Tortworth Court is a historic hotel in stunning surroundings – a place where a centuries-old story meets an exceptionally modern experience.

A programme of industry speakers offering new insights on transformation, innovation and strategy in our current climate was held on the day.

  • 11:00 Welcome: Mike Dines, ALFED President, Aluminium Federation
  • 11.50 Bank of England Update on the Economic Outlook: Malindi Myers, Agent, Monetary Analysis, Bank of England
  • 12.10 The Economic Outlook: Alex Tuckett, Head of Economics, CRU Group
  • 12.25 Aluminium Market Overview: Paul Williams, Head of Aluminium, CRU Group
  • 12.40 The History of Aluminum: Professor Andrew Perchard, University of Otago
  • 14.05 Towards Net Zero: ALFED’s Sustainability Strategy – Nadine Bloxsome, Membership & Sustainability Manager, ALFED
  • 14.15 LME, Aluminium and Sustainability:  Christian Mildner, Head of Corporate Sales, London Metal Exchange
  • 14.30 A Material of Choice: Demonstrating Aluminium’s Sustainability Credentials: Pernelle Nunez, Deputy Secretary General and Director Sustainability, International Aluminium Institute
  • 14.50 Jonathan Hoare, Deputy Director, Net Zero Strategy Directorate, BEIS
  • 15.10 The Economic Contribution of the Wider Aluminium Industry: Professor Mairi Spowage, Director, The Fraser of Allander Institute

In the evening a gala dinner was held for all the members and guests with over 250 people in attendance. The guest speaker was Kate Humble.

Kate grew up next door to a farm in Berkshire where she acquired a love for nature. She has worked on a wide variety of TV programmes. In 1997 she joined the BBC, working first on the long running series ‘Animal Hospital’ and then joining the ‘Holiday Programme’, where she was asked to present her first report. She continued working both behind and in front of the camera until in 1999 she completed a lifelong dream and travelled through the Sahara Desert on foot and camel with salt traders. On her return, she continued presenting programmes for the BBC including ‘The Essential Guide to Rocks’, ‘Tomorrow’s World’, ‘Animal Park’ and ‘Rough Science’. Publishing countless nature and lifestyle books, Kate has established a popular following through her work in the wild. During her talk Kate gave anecdotes about her life and reinforced the message about sustainability, recycling and aluminium.

The date for next year’s annual dinner has been set for November 30th 2023.