presents

Steel, Metals and Mining Week

2020

Agenda

Day 1 - Mon, Sept 21Steel / Raw Materials

7:00 AM -
 8:30 AM

Trade Finance

In this session we will delve into Trade & Export Finance/Credit Insurance perspectives concerning the steel, metals and mining industry. How are banks reacting to the post-pandemic changes? Are they loosening or tightening credits?

  • Identifying shifts in key cost components
  • Purchasing, refinancing and leasing for steel
  • Examining Exim-banks reviews and M&A opportunities

By invitation only

8:30 AM -
 10:00 AM

An Overview of the Steel and Raw Materials Market

This year the world experienced unprecedented challenges. This has been an extremely difficult period for the steel, metals and mining industry.

  • How has the industry changed post COVID-19?
  • What are the biggest challenges for steel producers?
  • When can we expect a rejuvenation in the market?

Featured Speakers Include

Alessandro Sciamarelli
Alessandro Sciamarelli
Director Market Analysis & Economic Studies
EUROFER
Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee
Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee
Secretary General And Executive Head
Indian Steel Association
Hongmei Li
Hongmei Li
Head of Editorial
Mysteel Global
Ranjan Dhar
Ranjan Dhar
Chief Marketing Officer
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India
10:00 AM -
 11:30 AM

UK & Europe

At one point, Europe was the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. Many big steel players in Europe and UK halted production. Major changes were also made in the steel industry's workforce. What are the latest developments in European steel policy?

  • Macro-economic overview of steel supply and demand
  • Updates on local market conditions
  • Green Steel: using hydrogen in steel plants

Moderators

Stefania Gozzer
Stefania Gozzer
Team Member
MMSteelCLUB LTD

Featured Speakers Include

Alessandro Sciamarelli
Alessandro Sciamarelli
Director Market Analysis & Economic Studies
EUROFER
Fernando Espada
Fernando Espada
President
EUROMETAL

Session Sponsors

11:30 AM -
 1:00 PM

America

COVID-19 shifted the workplace environment in many ways, but also encouraged growth, change, and reconsideration for current practices. In this session we explore these, which includes the topic of quality and environmental developments in this sector. Included will be how financial outcomes and opportunities are moving past coronavirus.

  • Equality in the workplace: evaluating and creating opportunity for minorities
  • Investment opportunities and future projections
  • Environmental considerations: Sustainability, production and recycling

Featured Speakers Include

Chris Shipp
Chris Shipp
Vice President Supply Chain
Priefert Steel
Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan
Senior Partner
Mining For Facts, llc
Samir N. Kapadia
Samir N. Kapadia
COO & Principal
The Vogel Group

Session Sponsors

1:30 PM -
 3:00 PM

Mexico

An overview of the opportunities and challenges the Mexican steel market will face in the coming months. New regulations that came into force with the USMCA add to the Covid-19 factor, as well as the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2021.

  • How does the industry 4.0 look in the steel sector?
  • New technologies for the Steel Industry
  • The impact of COVID-19 in the steel industry workforce

Moderators

Stefania Gozzer
Stefania Gozzer
Team Member
MMSteelCLUB LTD

Featured Speakers Include

Carlos Alanis
Carlos Alanis
Daniel Riojas
Daniel Riojas
Sales Deputy Director
AHMSA
Fernando Pessanha
Fernando Pessanha
3:00 PM -
 4:30 PM

South America

Many South American countries are among the nations most affected by COVID-19, especially those where mining plays a big role in the economy, such as Brazil, Peru and Chile. What consequences has this had in the region's steel and mining sector? What impact has this had in foreign investment and can new partnerships and business opportunities come out of the disruption in the supply chain COVID-19 caused around the world?

  • The impact of coronavirus in the steel industry workforce
  • How can AI help boost productivity at mills?
  • Challenges to the mining sector in South America: tackling illegal mining and integrating local communities

By invitation only

Day 2 - Tue, Sept 22Steel / Raw Materials

7:00 AM -
 8:30 AM

India

India's steel production suffered badly due to the long nationwide lockdown. The spread of COVID-19 crippled the demand for steel.

  • An overview of the long-term prospects for the steel import into China
  • Domestic steel consumption vs. new capacity
  • When can we expect a rejuvenation in the Indian market?

Moderators

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee
Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee
Secretary General And Executive Head
Indian Steel Association

Featured Speakers Include

Alok Sahay
Alok Sahay
Dr. OP Jha
Dr. OP Jha
Rajeev Sherry
Rajeev Sherry
Managing Director
Outokumpu India
RV Sridhar
RV Sridhar
Executive Director & CEO - Coated Steel
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India
VR Sharma
VR Sharma
Managing Director
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd
8:30 AM -
 10:00 AM

MENA

In recent years, Middle Eastern and North African regions have become significant steel producers. The impacts of coronavirus combined with the volatile oil prices has put many steel producers in a hostile situation.

  • Growth strategies: how will the steel industry in the Middle East take advantage of market improvements?
  • Protectionism: price increase or safeguard for the local steel industry?
  • How can companies in North Africa ensure a secure supply of raw materials?

Moderators

Svitlana Shevchenko
Svitlana Shevchenko
Team Member
MMSteelCLUB LTD

Featured Speakers Include

B. S. Shetty
B. S. Shetty
General Manager - Commercial
Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC
Bharat Bhatia
Bharat Bhatia
Hatim Senhaji
Hatim Senhaji
Ramy Saleh
Ramy Saleh
Chief Business Development Officer
El Marakby Steel
10:00 AM -
 11:30 AM

CIS

Which markets is CIS aiming to break into post-coronavirus? What is Russia's market outlook for 2021?

  • What are the forecasts for Russia's steel imports post coronavirus?
  • How are slab and billet prices performing? Will we see price hikes or will the prices be stable?
  • What are the trade opportunities surrounding Russia and other CIS markets?

Moderators

Svitlana Shevchenko
Svitlana Shevchenko
Team Member
MMSteelCLUB LTD

Featured Speakers Include

Andrey Laptev
Andrey Laptev
Director of Business Development and Corporate Venture Projects
Severstal
Andrey Sedov
Andrey Sedov
Partner, Audit, Metal & Mining Leader
AO Deloitte & Touche CIS
Rufat Azizov
Rufat Azizov
Executive Director
UniMetal & ProMetal Group
Vladimir Suanov
Vladimir Suanov
11:30 AM -
 1:00 PM

Turkey

The novel coronavirus pandemic hit Turkey mid-March. The Iron and Steel industry, one of the main contributors to the Turkish economy also faced negative consequences. Several Turkish steel mills reduced capacity utilization during the pandemic. How long will it take for Turkey’s Iron and Steel industry to recover from the long-term effects of coronavirus?

  • Turkish import market perspectives: scrap vs billet
  • Anti-dumping measures and duties
  • An overview of the Turkish scrap market

Moderators

Svitlana Shevchenko
Svitlana Shevchenko
Team Member
MMSteelCLUB LTD

Featured Speakers Include

Ersun Ozdemirel
Ersun Ozdemirel
Strategy and Marketing Manager
Borçelik
Gorkem Bolaca
Gorkem Bolaca
Managing Director
Galex Steel International
Selim Argun
Selim Argun
Sales Manager
METKIM Ltd
Umut Yildirim
Umut Yildirim
Area Sales Manager
ICDAS Steel
1:30 PM -
 3:00 PM

Independent Market Review

By invitation only

Day 3 - Wed, Sept 23Steel / Raw Materials

7:00 AM -
 8:30 AM

Iron Ore

The prices of iron ore continue to soar high and reached record highs in recent months. This session will focus on the latest developments in mining and processing of iron ore including updates on industry growth & developments and pricing forecasts

  • Can China sustain its demand for high grade ore?
  • 65% Fe vs 62% Fe: what are the trading opportunities?
  • What factors are responsible for the increase in iron ore prices?

Moderators

Andrew Glass
Andrew Glass
Founder & MD
Avatar Commodities

Featured Speakers Include

Hongmei Li
Hongmei Li
Head of Editorial
Mysteel Global
Matt Simpson
Matt Simpson

Session Sponsors

8:30 AM -
 10:00 AM

Ferroalloys

COVID-19 had drastic impacts on businesses around the world and it exposed vulnerabilities in the global ferroalloys supply chain. What does the future hold for the ferroalloys market?

  • Examining the key trends for different ferroalloys across Asia and beyond
  • Understanding the long-term impacts of coronavirus: stockpiling and shifts in consumer behaviour
  • Market outlook and pricing forecasts

Featured Speakers Include

Dmitry Pastour
Dmitry Pastour
Barry Lazar
Barry Lazar
CEO
Medima
M C Thomas
M C Thomas
Managing Director
Tata Steel Mining Limited

Session Sponsors

10:00 AM -
 11:30 AM

Steel Making Technologies

One of the most important lessons the pandemic has taught businesses around the world is to embrace digitalization. The potential and demand for new technology has increased exponentially. Advanced steel making technologies help maximize operational efficiency and performance.

  • How can technology aid regional steelmakers stay competitive in this challenging market?
  • How can new technologies help reduce the industry's environmental footprint?
  • What will it look like for major technology suppliers around the world post-coronavirus?

Moderators

Markus Abel
Markus Abel
Managing Director
tripleS GbR
Thomas Narholz
Thomas Narholz
Managing Partner
NPT AG

Featured Speakers Include

Bernhard Steenken
Bernhard Steenken
Chris Heuschkel
Chris Heuschkel
General Manager - Manufacturing
Noodle.ai
Dr. Thomas Pfatschbacher
Dr. Thomas Pfatschbacher
Head of Digitalization and Smart Production
Primetals Technologies
11:30 AM -
 1:00 PM

DRI / Pellets

Significant growth in DRI production activities is expected to drive the demand for DR grade iron ore pellets. In terms of DRI production , Middle East and India are flourishing markets.

  • What are the 2021 DRI production and exportation forecasts?
  • What will the production of new DRI capacity mean for the import of foreign raw materials?
  • What are some of the prime issues surrounding the storage of DRI and how can these issues be resolved?

Featured Speakers Include

Alberto Lalia
Alberto Lalia
Sales Manager - Metallurgy and Power
AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH
V.Shiva Kumar
V.Shiva Kumar
DRI & Steel Plant Director
IDOM
1:30 PM -
 2:30 PM

Stainless Steel

The pandemic resulted in a substantial drop in the demand for steel. This was largely due to the shutdowns in construction, automotive and rail sectors. Although stimulus packages in different countries have helped boost steel consumption, the demand for steel is only expected to recover in 2021.

  • Examining the leading growth drivers, trends and challenges
  • Which regional market will emerge as a front runner in the coming years?
  • Which application segment will take the lead in 2021?

Featured Speakers Include

Pratik Shah
Pratik Shah
Director & Board Member
Chromeni Steels Pvt Ltd
Rajeev Sherry
Rajeev Sherry
Managing Director
Outokumpu India
Sam Desai
Sam Desai

Session Sponsors

2:30 PM -
 3:30 PM

Steel Tubes and Pipes

The volatility surrounding oil prices and the slowdown of demand resulting from the pandemic has made it an extremely challenging period for steel tubes and pipes players. What factors are being considered by tube and pipe mills in creating a flexible procurement strategy to cope with unknown raw materials prices?

  • What are the key challenges facing the ERW / Steel Tubes and Pipes markets?
  • When can we expect a recovery in OCTG demand?
  • What measures are been taken to clear through built up inventory?

Featured Speakers Include

Mihir Desai
Mihir Desai
Supply Chain Director
Welspun Pipes
Josh Croix
Josh Croix
3:30 PM -
 4:30 PM

Scrap and Billets

While the world was dealing with the spread of COVID-19, the scrap market took a hit.
In recent months, we observed a drop in the scrap supply, causing prices to escalate especially for prime grade. Sluggish demand also caused turbulence in steel billet markets.

  • Will different grades of steel scrap see price shifts?
  • Examining billet export prospects to China and beyond
  • Improving domestic availability: optimizing scrap collection and processing

Moderators

Randy Kahlon
Randy Kahlon
VP Sales & Marketing
ABC Recycling

Featured Speakers Include

Amrendra Kumar
Amrendra Kumar
Head, Steel Recycling Business
Tata Steel
Philip Hoffman
Philip Hoffman
Chairman
Hoffman Iron
Viсtor Kovshevny
Viсtor Kovshevny
Director
Ruslom
Ved Prakash
Ved Prakash
Director
Gemini Corp

Session Sponsors

4:30 PM -
 5:30 PM

Graphite

How is the graphite market dealing with the economic impacts caused by COVID-19?

  • Who are the top players in the value stream of the graphite electrode market? What are the factors pushing their market growth?
  • Currently, what are the logistical concerns facing the graphite market?
  • What are the latest developments concerning the use of graphite for batteries?

By invitation only

Day 4 - Thurs, Sept 24Non-Ferrous and Base Metals

7:00 AM -
 8:30 AM

Aluminium

Is the global aluminium production expected to increase in 2021? How will the aluminium scrap supply chain be impacted?

Featured Speakers Include

Antti Koulumies
Antti Koulumies
VP - Aluminium
Metso Outotec
Kapil Agarwal
Kapil Agarwal
GM – Marketing
Jindal Aluminium Limited
Robin Bhar
Robin Bhar
Independent Consultant
Robin Bhar Metals Consulting
8:30 AM -
 9:30 AM

Copper

What are the biggest challenges and opportunities in the copper market today? What strategies are likely to bring success?

By invitation only

9:30 AM -
 10:30 AM

Nickel

What are the latest updates on nickel project developments? Which industries are generating the highest demand for nickel and how is the industry responding to growth prospects concerning nickel-based batteries?

By invitation only

10:30 AM -
 11:30 AM

Zinc

This session will focus on main aspects like production, competitive landscape, market share, regions and key players in the zinc industry.

By invitation only

11:30 AM -
 12:30 PM

Lead

What are the challenges and opportunities surrounding the lead market? Do the current prices indicate an upward trend or a downward trend?

By invitation only

12:30 PM -
 1:30 PM

Tin

When will the global demand for tin recover? What are the lessons to be learned from past market downturns?

By invitation only

2:00 PM -
 3:00 PM

Cobalt and Titanium

What is the current outlook for cobalt and titanium's demand and supply and how is it likely to change as we enter the next decade?

By invitation only

Day 5 - Fri, Sept 25Mining and Precious Metals

7:00 AM -
 8:30 AM

Australian Mining

The Australian mining industry certainly felt the impact of COVID-19. In this panel we discuss this with experts in the field in order to gain insights on these changes and what we can expect moving forward.

  • Have the market drivers changed, or remained the same, due to the pandemic?
  • What unexpected opportunities have developed as a result of COVID-19?
  • What are the financial projections for mining?

Featured Speakers Include

Errol Smart
Errol Smart
Robert Williamson
Robert Williamson
Director and Chief Operating Officer
Lodestone Mines and Toll Resources
Steve Rosewell
Steve Rosewell
8:30 AM -
 11:30 AM

North American Mining

COVID-19 affected North America in many ways and the mining sector was no exception. In this session we will take a deep dive into the projected future post pandemic.  

  • What are the most opportunistic areas for investment? 
  • How is the Canadian mining industry working to become more sustainable? 
  • What advancements are being made in the USA regarding technology and mining? 
  • How can North American mining companies be better prepared for a future pandemic? 

Featured Speakers Include

Enrico Di Cesare
Enrico Di Cesare
CEO and President
NSGI Steel Inc
Gordon Neal
Gordon Neal
Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan
Senior Partner
Mining For Facts, llc
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson
11:30 AM -
 1:00 PM

Gold & Silver

The COVID-19 scare caused gold and silver prices to plunge. Some gold mines were forced to shut down in order to curb the spread of the virus. How has the pandemic changed consumer behaviour?

  • Responsible sourcing for gold / precious metals
  • What are the impacts of COVID-19 on the ASM sector?

Featured Speakers Include

Chris Marcus
Chris Marcus
Founder and CEO
Arcadia Economics
Florian Grummes
Florian Grummes
Founder and Managing Director
Midas Touch Consulting
George P. Cajati
George P. Cajati
Foreign Affairs Officer - Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Gordon Neal
Gordon Neal
1:30 PM -
 3:00 PM

Lithium, Platinum and Palladium

In this session we will delve into Platinum, Palladium and Lithium's supply, demand and pricing forecasts.

  • How will the demand and pricing of lithium change over the next decade? What role will Electric Vehicles play? Will there be enough Lithium to meet the demand?
  • What are the latest lithium ion battery developments?
  • Dive into Green Lithium Production – How are refiners ensuring their production is in line with ESG guidelines?  / The minimisation of CO2 in Lithium Production.
  • How has the volatility in the automotive sector affected the Palladium market?

Featured Speakers Include

Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
Managing Director
Alliance Industries Limited
Keith D. Phillips
Keith D. Phillips
President & CEO
Piedmont Lithium Limited

Session Sponsors

Prices are in USD.