Preliminary Programme


Welcome address

Session 1.  Production Trends
Topics for discussion:
  - Steel Plate Production. Trends in capacity and its utilization
  - Development of Modern High Strength Heavy Plates

Session 2. Market Outlook
Topics for discussion:
  - Global Economic and Steel Industry Outlook: Implications for Plate Market
  - Steel Plate Market Outlook in EU countries. Trends and peculiarities (Nordic Region, Central &Western Europe, Southern Europe, Eastern Europe).
  - CIS Steel Plate Markets.
  - The Role of Asian Steel Plates in Global Markets
  - Trade peculiarities, defense measures, antidumping

Session 3. Demand and consumption. Key drivers.
Topics for discussion:
  - View on demand in energy & power sector
  - Global Steel Plate Demand in Automotive Industry
  - Steel Plate Demand in Pipeline Industry
  - Steel Plate Consumption in Shipbuilding Industry

Session 4.  Industry restructuring and investment opportunities
Topics for discussion:
  - Current and upcoming shipbuilding & offshore projects