Colin Bennett

Global Manager Market Analysis and Outreach, International Copper Association

A global spokesperson for ICA, Colin is responsible for leading its Market Analysis and Outreach initiative, establishing market intelligence and strategic direction, and managing day-to-day outreach to market commentators in all world regions.

Colin has been in the field of market analysis for most of his career, a specialism he turned to after working at Public Relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Before joining ICA, Colin worked at the super-brand company Mintel as Senior Financial Markets Analyst, providing world-leading market intelligence reports. Through the Market Research Society of Great Britain, Colin maintains and improves his specialist skillset.

Franco Gonzalez

Senior Technology Analyst: IDTechEx

Franco Gonzalez is a Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx. He carries out research, analysis and global consulting in the areas of emerging energy storage technologies and advanced energy materials, energy efficiency technologies and electric vehicles. Franco has more than 10 years of experience in global market analysis, strategic relations and consultancy in the areas of emerging energy technologies, sustainability and global manufacturing.

He obtained an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge, where he focused on Sustainable Energy Systems and specifically in Demand Side Management. He has an honors degree in Chemical Engineering from National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Sandy Monahan

Partner: Martec Group

Sandra R. Monahan is a Partner of The Martec Group, Inc., a global technical marketing research consulting firm. Based in the Detroit area, Ms. Monahan operates primarily within the firm’s chemical and materials practice which serves leading manufacturers and suppliers on a global basis through offices in Detroit, Chicago, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Shanghai & Beijing.
Ms. Monahan has over 30 years experience in chemical marketing research and consulting with a focus on business intelligence involving market, product & technology opportunity assessments together with channel development and business strategy development. Competitive analyses, benchmarking and marketing due diligence disciplines also form the backbone of numerous assignments. Much of this experience revolves around market development and launch initiatives based on a detailed understanding of competitive positioning, customer values and external forces impacting business strategy.

Li Bin

Chief Enginer: Jiangsu Shangshang Cable Group

Li Bin has over 25 years combined experiences in power cable engineering and manufacturing. During this period, he has been working for Jiangsu Shangshang Cable Group, one of the top 3 power cable producers in China. In 2016, Mr. Li was awarded the title of “Senior Engineer”. Presently, Mr. Li works as the chief engineer in Jiangsu Shangshang Cable Group.

Paul Dewison

Managing Director: MetalsPlus Research & Consulting

Paul Dewison is a leading base metals industry consultant, focussing in particular on copper and on downstream markets. He has worked for leading metals consultancies CRU, Brook Hunt, SNL Metals & Mining and BME. In May 2015, Paul formed the company MetalsPlus Research & Consulting. He is best known for his highly granular metals end use research for the International Copper Association and others, mainly on a single client basis.