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How the Aluminum Market Works Training and Hedging Workshop: Nashville

Mining–Making–Selling–Buying–Recycling-Hedging Aluminum
Training: May 23-24, 2018 | Workshop: May 25, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn • Nashville, Tennessee


Register by April 6, 2018 and SAVE up to $400

S&P Global Platts Training brings you a two-day training course and one-day hedging workshop covering the aluminum market. This live, interactive training will put you face-to-face with subject matter experts who will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how this important market works. From the raw materials used to make aluminum, to the fundamentals of making the aluminum, to aluminum products, recycling, secondary markets, pricing, hedging, buying and selling, our experts cover it all. Be prepared to bring your questions – you’ll have plenty of opportunities to draw on the experience and knowledge of our aluminum market veterans.

The two-day Training Course discussion includes:

  • Raw materials: where are they and how they are used
  • Production basics at the primary and secondary mills
  • Casting, rolling, extruding, coating and alloying
  • A study of aluminum making economics around the world
  • Aluminum’s primary end use markets
  • Macro view of global markets for aluminum
  • Aluminum usage in automotive and transportation

The one-day Hedging Workshop discussion includes:

  • Pricing, hedging and price risk management tools
  • What is hedging and how it is done in the aluminum market
  • The role of indexes
  • The role of commodity exchanges
  • Hedging example exercises

Both events offer great opportunities to learn, grow, and network. Attend one or attend both.

Who Attends

Courses are intended for market newcomers AND experienced professionals wanting to refine their approach.

Attendees at both the training and the workshop include CEO’s, Directors, Vice Presidents, and Managers, in roles like Purchasing, Procurement, Sales, Business and Market Development, Planning, Logistics, Finance, Analysis, Product Management, and more.

Class size is limited, so register early to reserve your seat. If your company would like to send more than one person, we offer a team discount.

Trainers and Workshop Presenters

Our experts have an average of over 25 years apiece worth of aluminum industry experience. To learn more about their backgrounds and qualifications, visit Trainers.

Like what you see but this session doesn’t fit into your schedule?

We add new cities and dates throughout the year. Visit the Global Metals Training and Hedging Workshops website, or contact the Head of Global Training, Preston Gibson at +1 412-431-1765 or preston.gibson@spglobal.com to learn about available options.


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Past Attendees Say It Best

Excellent! Very thorough but user friendly content and presentation from well-experienced presenters.


The presenters were accessible throughout the training to answer questions and for discussion during the breaks. Great atmosphere for learning and networking.



Earn Credit Hours

Certified purchasing management professionals are eligible to earn Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Continuing Education Hours toward recertification










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