presents

Steel, Metals and Mining Week

2021

Agenda

Day 1 - Mon, Jun 21Steel / Raw Materials

7:00 AM -
 8:20 AM

Overview of Steel & Raw Materials Market

  • Steel in a sustainable world
  • World Steel Demand forecast
  • Challenges for the Steel industry across regions
  • Regionalization of the Steel market: Pros and cons

Featured Speakers Include

Abhijit Sarkar
Abhijit Sarkar
 Vice President and Head of Advisory
Dastur International Inc.
Mike Kazuo Fujisawa
Mike Kazuo Fujisawa
Principal, Global Business Development
JFE Steel Corporation
Peter Kovacs
Peter Kovacs
Head of Unit - DG TRADE
European Commission
Sanjay Mehta
Sanjay Mehta
President
MRAI
8:30 AM -
 9:50 AM

Asia

  • Analysis of Iron Ore Spot prices
  • Global Steel demand and it’s impact on China
  • Finished Steel export opportunities in Q2
  • Competitiveness in the ASEAN Iron and Steel industry
  • New Chinese Steel projects in Southeast Asia
  • China in Focus: Low-carbon and volume reduction development

Featured Speakers Include

Chen Yan
Chen Yan
Senior Analyst, Deputy General Manager
Shanghai SteelHome Information Technology Co., Ltd
Ian Roper
Ian Roper
General Manager 
Shanghai Metals Market
Kok Jiak Lim
Kok Jiak Lim
Leo Gong
Leo Gong
Iron Ore Analyst
Mysteel
Yeoh Wee Jin
Yeoh Wee Jin
10:00 AM -
 11:20 AM

UK & Europe

  • When to expect demand recovery in Europe?
  • The Path to Green Steel 
  • New Opportunities through Deeper Digitalization in EU
  • Protectionism in the European Steel Industry in 2021: Advantages and Disadvantages 
  • Risks and Opportunities in UK Steel Market

Featured Speakers Include

Alessandro Sciamarelli
Alessandro Sciamarelli
Director of Market Analysis and Economic Studies
EUROFER
Dick Sands
Dick Sands
Managing Director Distribution
Stemcor London Limited
Fernando Espada
Fernando Espada
President
EUROMETAL
11:30 AM -
 1:00 PM

North America

  • Steel capacity utilization
  • U.S. scrap market outlook for Q3 2021
  • Infrastructure projects and its impact on Steel demand
  • Investments in renewable energy: New Steel demand

Featured Speakers Include

Alik Angaladian
Alik Angaladian
Director, Trade and Economic Affairs
Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA)
Andrew Lichter
Andrew Lichter
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development
Mobius Risk Group
Chris Shipp
Chris Shipp
Vice President Supply Chain
Priefert
Craig Haymaker
Craig Haymaker
Chief Operating Officer
HedgeStar
Phil Gibbs
Phil Gibbs
Director, Metals Equity Research Analyst
KeyBanc Capital Markets
1:00 PM -
 1:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM -
 2:50 PM

Mexico

  • Steel Scrap deficit: How will this impact Steel mills?
  • The impact of supply shortages on Mexico’s Steel industry
  • How will USMCA’s new labor and production rules effect the automotive sector?

Featured Speakers Include

Alfonso Figueroa
Alfonso Figueroa
Sales Director Duferco México
Duferco
Luis Fernando Carrera
Luis Fernando Carrera
Finance Director 
Aceros Turia 
Victor Daniel Riojas de la Garza
Victor Daniel Riojas de la Garza
Deputy Sales Director
AHMSA
3:00 PM -
 4:00 PM

South America

  • Sourcing renewable energy for mine operations: The transition to a low carbon economy
  • Analyzing South America’s flat-rolled Steel import market
  • What are the factors affecting Brazil’s Iron Ore shipments?

Featured Speakers Include

Virna Cossio
Virna Cossio
Supplier to the Iron & Steel Industry in Latinamerica
Cosandes Inversiones SAC

Day 2 - Tue, Jun 22Steel / Raw Materials

7:00 AM -
 8:20 AM

India

  • Balance between Steel Exports and rising domestic demand
  • Odisha as an International hub for the Steel sector
  • Role of government initiatives & Steel industry performance
  • Weak logistics as a challenge for Indian Steel sector

Featured Speakers Include

Alok Sahay
Alok Sahay
Former Executive Director
Steel Authority of India Limited
Arpan Gupta
Arpan Gupta
Joint Director & Head - Mines, Metals & Cement
FICCI
Ranjan Dhar 
Ranjan Dhar 
Chief Marketing Officer
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India
Sanjay Mehta
Sanjay Mehta
President
MRAI
8:30 AM -
 9:50 AM

Middle East and North Africa

  • Middle East: Recent Steel market developments
  • Subsequent lockdown impacts: North African companies are resuming activity
  • Consumption rebound in Middle East and North Africa
  • Regional Steel and raw materials price outlook
  • MENA's Steel trade: Threats and perspectives

Featured Speakers Include

Abu Bucker Husain
Abu Bucker Husain
Chief Executive Officer
Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC
H.E. Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi
H.E. Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi
Hatim Senhaji
Hatim Senhaji
10:00 AM -
 11:20 AM

CIS

  • “Green Policy” in Ukraine: Projects and investments 
  • Emerging export markets for CIS Steel products and raw materials 
  • Russian and CIS crude Steel output expectations for Q3 2021
  • Overview of Iron & Steel industry: Country reports 

Featured Speakers Include

Maria Shalina
Maria Shalina
Director of Marketing and Customer Experience Improvement
Severstal
Olga Shemshur
Olga Shemshur
Head of Strategy Planning Department
MMK
Sergei Likharev
Sergei Likharev
Vice President for Logistics
NLMK Group
Stanislav Zinchenko
Stanislav Zinchenko
11:30 AM -
 1:00 PM

Turkey

  • Turkey Steel Pipe Exports: How are raw material prices affecting the market?
  • Accessing domestic Steel Billet and scrap prices 
  • Lockdown related effects on the Iron and Steel industry
  • EU and US duties on Turkish steel: Who wins?
  • Turkish Flat Steel market trends

Featured Speakers Include

Ahmet Soybas
Ahmet Soybas
Vice President
 Soybas Steel
Dr. Veysel Yayan
Dr. Veysel Yayan
Egemen Caglayan SIK
Egemen Caglayan SIK
Managing Director
ROTT METAL
Emrah Ugursal 
Emrah Ugursal 
Deputy General Manager - Foreign Trade
Bastug Metalurji
Ersun Ozdemirel
Ersun Ozdemirel
Marketing & Strategy Manager
 Borcelik
Huseyin Ocakcı
Huseyin Ocakcı
General Manager (Middle East)
Hangzhou CIEC International Co.,Ltd.
Onur Onen
Onur Onen
Purchasing Manager
Borusan Mannesmann
1:00 PM -
 1:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM -
 2:20 PM

Steel Tubes and Pipes

  • Accessing demand outlook for Line Pipes
  • Inflation, deflation and its impact on the Tubes and Pipes sector
  • Consumption of OCTG Tubes and Pipes
  • Examining demand generated from the construction sector

Featured Speakers Include

Donald Gibeaut
Donald Gibeaut
Chairman of The Board for North & South America
International Tube Association
Dr. Gunther Voswinckel
Dr. Gunther Voswinckel
CEO and Shareholder, VOSCO M.C. GmbH & President, ITA
VOSCO M.C. GmbH
Nicholas McDonald
Nicholas McDonald
Head of Sales, USMCA, Tubular Steel Inc. & President, Toronto Steel Buyers & Associates
Tubular Steel Inc.
T. S. Kathayat
T. S. Kathayat
President & Chief Technical Officer
Welspun Corp Limited
2:30 PM -
 3:30 PM

Stainless Steel

  • Is the 301 stainless steel market expected to generate big revenue?
  • How can Stainless Steel pave the way towards a sustainable future?
  • Market segmentation: By type, application, end-user and region
  • What are some of the factors contributing to the growth of the 316 Stainless Steel market?
  • Nickel demand and price volatility: How is this affecting the Stainless Steel market?
  • Stainless Steel Scrap outlook

Featured Speakers Include

Dr. Shankar Venkataraman
Dr. Shankar Venkataraman
Technical Marketing Manager
Schmidt + Clemens GmbH + Co. KG
J Sood
J Sood
Chief Operating Officer
Jindal Stainless(H) Limited
Tim Collins
Tim Collins
Vinayak Singal
Vinayak Singal
Global Head (Stainless Steel)
EU-Metal BV

Day 3 - Wed, Jun 23Steel / Raw Materials

7:00 AM -
 8:20 AM

Iron Ore

  • Analyzing production issues in different regions including Brazil and China
  • Examining the factors that are driving iron prices to reach record highs
  • Dry bulk market: Challenges and opportunities
  • Iron Ore demand and consumption trends

Featured Speakers Include

Andrew Glass
Andrew Glass
Head of Sales & Partnerships at Viridios Capital
Founder & MD at Avatar Commodities
Hongmei Li
Hongmei Li
Head of Editorial
Mysteel Global
Mohit Ratolikar
Mohit Ratolikar
Paul Marsden
Paul Marsden
Technical and Marketing Advisor
Nordic Iron Ore AB
Rani Mishra
Rani Mishra
Vice President, Board Member 
WIMAR SG
8:30 AM -
 9:50 AM

Ferroalloys

  • Analyzing Bulk Alloys market trends
  • Supply Issues: Chrome Ore shortage
  • Ferromanganese: What are the challenges to market growth?
  • What are the emerging opportunities in the global Ferrosilicon market?
  • What are the key factors driving the Ferromanganese industry?
  • Pricing forecasts for ferro-chrome and silicon-manganese

Featured Speakers Include

Dr. Nils Backeberg
Dr. Nils Backeberg
Manager ‑ Steel Alloys
Roskill 
Kevin Fowkes
Kevin Fowkes
Managing Consultant
AlloyConsult
Sheraz Neffati 
Sheraz Neffati 
Executive Director
ICDA
10:00 AM -
 11:20 AM

World Coal Market Review

  • Analyzing met coal and coking coal futures
  • Examining production issues in key coal producing regions
  • What are some of the challenges surrounding the seaborne met coal market?
  • Risk management strategies

Featured Speakers Include

Andrew Cosgrove
Andrew Cosgrove
Global Head of Metals & Mining Research
Bloomberg Intelligence
Evgeny Grachev
Evgeny Grachev
Head of Marketing Division
Kolmar Coal Company
Liam McHugh
Liam McHugh
Director - Policy and Government Relations 
World Coal Association
11:30 AM -
 1:00 PM

Steel Making Technologies

  • Examining new technologies that help reduce the industry’s environmental footprint
  • Analyzing technological innovations for recycling steel
  • Artificial Intelligence for Steel making: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Challenges to digitalization in the Steel making sector

Featured Speakers Include

Dr. Boris A. Feige
Dr. Boris A. Feige
COO SMS digital (designated)
SMS digital GmbH
Joseba Mendez
Joseba Mendez
Iron & Steel Consultant
Lucas Corts
Lucas Corts
Head of Business Development
Smart Steel Technologies 
Paolo Stagnoli
Paolo Stagnoli
Commercial Director EAF & LF
Tenova
Thomas Narholz
Thomas Narholz
1:00 PM -
 1:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM -
 2:30 PM

DRI/Pellets

  • Analyzing DRI’s carbon footprint and comparing it to other steel products
  • Production issues surrounding DRI
  • Outlook on current market price trends

Featured Speakers Include

Dr. Angelo A. Manenti
Dr. Angelo A. Manenti
Dr. Anrin Bhattacharyya
Dr. Anrin Bhattacharyya
James Kennedy
James Kennedy
V. Shiva Kumar
V. Shiva Kumar
DRI & Steel Plant Director
IDOM

Day 4 - Thurs, Jun 24Non-Ferrous and Battery Materials

7:00 AM -
 8:20 AM

An overview of the Base Metals & Battery Materials Market

  • Which base metal outperformed in Q2 and what were the contributing factors?
  • Base metals pricing outlook
  • Base Metals and Battery materials futures analysis
  • Demand and consumption outlook
  • ESG issues gain in importance
  • Responsible sourcing

Featured Speakers Include

Andy Home
Andy Home
Senior Metals Columnist
Thomson Reuters
Caroline Bain  
Caroline Bain  
Chief Commodities Economist
Capital Economics
Edward Meir
Edward Meir
Director at Commodity Research Group
ED&F Man Capital Markets
James Willoughby
James Willoughby
Ken Hoffman 
Ken Hoffman 
Co-Head EV Battery Materials Research
McKinsey & Company
Matt Fernley
Matt Fernley
Head of Research, Volta Fund; MD of Battery Materials Review
Battery Materials Review
8:30 AM -
 9:20 AM

Aluminum

  • How can mining companies prepare for a possible decline in automotive sales?
  • Supply and demand trends
  • Accessing geopolitical factors affecting the Aluminium industry
  • Recycled Aluminium market outlook
  • Will recycled Aluminium prices overtake premium Aluminium?
  • Is packaging the future for Aluminium?

Featured Speakers Include

Goran Djukanovic
Goran Djukanovic
Independent Analyst
Consultant
Tom Dobbins
Tom Dobbins
President & CEO 
The Aluminum Association
Tom Mulqueen
Tom Mulqueen
9:30 AM -
 10:20 AM

Copper

  • An overview of the copper market
  • Supply issues: Shortage of Copper concentrate
  • How will high Copper prices affect end users?
  • Recycled Copper market outlook
  • Is Copper the clear winner from “green” infrastructure and decarbonization?

Featured Speakers Include

Christian Kargl-Simard
Christian Kargl-Simard
President and CEO
Adventus Mining Corporation
Colin Bennett
Colin Bennett
Market Intelligence Director
International Copper Association
Dan Smith
Dan Smith
Maria Krasnikova
Maria Krasnikova
Chief Industry Risk Officer - Metals & Mining
Sberbank
10:30 AM -
 11:20 AM

Nickel

  • How will the price volatility surrounding Nickel affect end users?
  • Macroeconomic and Microeconomic analysis
  • Identifying the bottle necks in the supply chain and ensuring supply security
  • How is Indonesia affecting the global Nickel market?
  • Stainless steel remains the main driver but usage in batteries growing rapidly

Featured Speakers Include

John A Hunsaker
John A Hunsaker
Publisher
Nickel28.biz
Kunal Phalpher
Kunal Phalpher
Chief Commercial Officer
Li-Cycle
Michael Lockwood
Michael Lockwood
Robin Bhar
Robin Bhar
MMSteelClub Research Team
MMSteelClub
11:30 AM -
 12:30 PM

Cobalt

  • Can it be, should it be, engineered out of batteries?
  • The role of exchange-based pricing in growing the market
  • Macroeconomic and Microeconomic outlook
  • Concerns over shortage of cobalt supply by 2026
  • Sustainability challenges

Featured Speakers Include

Michael Insulán 
Michael Insulán 
Vice President, Commercial
First Cobalt Corp
Mike Blakeney
Mike Blakeney
Senior Manager - Government and Public Affairs
Cobalt Institute
Tony Southgate
Tony Southgate
Cobalt Trader
Stratton Metal
12:30 PM -
 1:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM -
 1:50 PM

Zinc

  • Zinc’s role in the shift towards carbon neutrality
  • Zinc demand forecast
  • How will advancements in the automotive sector affect the market?
  • Examining premium trends and spot TCs

Featured Speakers Include

Claire Hassall
Claire Hassall
Director & Zinc Market Specialist
CHR Metals
Thomas Horton
Thomas Horton
Head of Corporate Development and Investor Relations 
Adriatic Metals
Tito Martins
Tito Martins
2:00 PM -
 3:00 PM

Lithium

  • Lithium market outlook and pricing forecast
  • How will end users be impacted by high Lithium prices?
  • Will we see a shortage of battery grade lithium?
  • Li-ion batteries the benchmark for how long?
  • The role of exchange-based pricing in growing the market

Featured Speakers Include

Emily Hersh
Emily Hersh
Managing Partner
DCDB Group
Jon Hykawy
Jon Hykawy
Waldo Perez
Waldo Perez

Day 5 - Fri, Jun 25Mining and Precious Metals

7:00 AM -
 8:20 AM

Overview – Precious Metals and Mining

  • Is it better to invest in silver or gold? 
  • Examining Precious metals futures 
  • Impact of the U.S. dollar on precious metals 
  • Sustainable Mining: The challenges to eliminating Scope 3 emissions 
  • Identifying renewable opportunities in mining  

Featured Speakers Include

Alain Corbani
Alain Corbani
Head of Mining Portfolio Manager
Finance SA
Edmund C. Moy
Edmund C. Moy
38th Director of the United States Mint (2006-2011)
James Cousino
James Cousino
President
RP LLC
Maciej Pach
Maciej Pach
Managing Director
Desjardins Capital Markets
8:30 AM -
 9:50 AM

Investment

  • What is driving investments in 2021?  
  • What are the best investment opportunities right now? 
  • Do you have advice for anyone looking to buy precious metals stocks? 
  • Insights on investing in junior mining stocks 
  • Junior miners vs major miners 

Featured Speakers Include

Andrew Cosgrove
Andrew Cosgrove
Global Head of Metals & Mining Research
Bloomberg Intelligence
Nicholas Boyd-Mathews
Nicholas Boyd-Mathews
Executive Director I Chief Investment Officer
Eden Asset Management
 Thomas J. Parilla
 Thomas J. Parilla
Vassilis Patikis
Vassilis Patikis
Head, Economic Research and Investment Strategy
Piraeus Bank
10:00 AM -
 11:20 AM

Platinum and Palladium

  • Is Platinum supply likely to keep up with demand? 
  • Analyzing Platinum’s relationship with gold 
  • What are some of the major demand drivers for palladium?  
  • Palladium prices: Demand generated from automakers  

Featured Speakers Include

Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
Managing Director 
Alliance Industries Limited
Robert Kientz
Robert Kientz
Wilma Swarts
Wilma Swarts
Director of PGMs
Metals Focus
11:30 AM -
 1:00 PM

Gold and Silver

  • Gold investments in the midst of a pandemic: Save haven demand and portfolio diversification 
  • What is the current gold-silver ratio telling us?  
  • Will silver outperform gold as inflation and economy pick up?  
  • Interest rates and its impacts on gold  
  • Examining Silver supply constraints  

Featured Speakers Include

Alastair McIntyre
Alastair McIntyre
Chief Executive Officer
Altiplano Metals
Chris Marcus
Chris Marcus
Founder and CEO
Arcadia Economics
Dan Popescu
Dan Popescu
Gold & Silver, Forex, International Monetary System Analyst
Investment Research Consultant
Florian Grummes
Florian Grummes
CEO, Founder, Precious Metals & Cryptocurrencies Expert, Analyst, Investor, Trader
Midas Touch Consulting
Graeme O’Neill
Graeme O’Neill
President & CEO
Bayhorse Silver Inc.
Robert Kientz
Robert Kientz
1:00 PM -
 1:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM -
 2:50 PM

North American Mining

American Mining

  • Impacts of battery demand on American mining  
  • What are some of the key challenges faced by the mining sector? 
  • How can the U.S. secure critical mineral supply chains?  
  • What are some of the new mining investments?  

Canadian Mining

  • 2021 Budget: How will this affect the mining industry?  
  • Canadian mining: Engaging Indigenous and local communities  
  • What is Canada’s edge in the race to decarbonization? 
  • What are the biggest opportunities for the Canadian mining industry right now? 

Featured Speakers Include

Andrew Cosgrove
Andrew Cosgrove
Global Head of Metals & Mining Research
Bloomberg Intelligence
Marc Pais
Marc Pais
President and CEO
Arizona Metals Corp
Margaret Durenberger
Margaret Durenberger
Chair of the Twin Cities subsection
Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc.
Terry Lynch
Terry Lynch
CEO Chilean Metals Inc & Founder Save Canadian Mining
Chilean Metals Inc & Save Canadian Mining