The American Copper Council is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the copper industry. Incorporated in 1975, the Council's 150 member companies include producers, scrap dealers, brass and wire mills, fabricators, consumers, merchants and brokers.
Education: The major emphasis of the Council is on education. To that end, the organization sponsors meetings designed to bring members of the industry together to discuss issues of common concern. Each meeting provides a forum for industry leaders to share their knowledge with decision-making executives from the copper industry.
Copper College is held biennially and is the Council's keystone event. The full educational program is made up of panels, workshops and presentations combined with several recreational and social opportunities. Past Copper Colleges have been held in Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona, as well as in Mexico City and San Diego. In attendance are 150 senior executives who serve as CEO's, CFO's, purchasing managers, and marketing executives representing all areas of the copper industry, including producers, wire and brass mills, merchants and brokers, scrap dealers and consumers.
Quarterly Meetings are held throughout North America and offer registrants an educational program on a broad range of topics of current concern such as hedging, investment recovery, international trade, credit & finance and the outlook for the industry. In addition, each meeting features an opportunity to tour state-of-the-art copper facilities. Recent meetings have been held in Dallas; Montreal; Huntsville, Alabama; El Paso, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri, Toronto and Monterrey, Mexico.