Conference To Examine Global Copper Markets And Economic Outlook, Sponsored By Copper Development Association

July 6, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK - Sandra Pianalto, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will examine U.S. economic and monetary policy at the Global Market Trends Conference, September 6-8 in Oak Brook, Illinois. She joins ten other speakers who will focus on the international copper industry and its markets now and through the coming year.

Conference topics include competing with China and the global economy, renewable energy, energy efficiency and the copper motor rotor, automotive and electronic applications, building construction, and the antimicrobial potential of copper products in healthcare and other public facilities. A complete schedule of speakers and topics, along with registration information, can be found by calling 800-232-3282.

The three-day conference is sponsored by the Copper Development Association, along with American Metal Market, Business Monitor International, Calyon Financial, Chicago Extruded Metals Company, Metal Center News, New York Mercantile Exchange, OmniSource Corporation, Supply House Times and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

NOTE: Complimentary registration for the Global Market Trends Conference is available to editors. Please contact Ken Geremia.

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