Programme

The Conference Programme will be centered on the following key topics:

      • Export potential of European steel. Key export markets for European mills.
      • Excess capacities: closures, consolidation or else?
      • Domestic demand characteristics in different European regions.
      • Regulatory problems: how will Europe compete with emerging markets?
      • Will the mills want to continue to control distribution?

 

Programme

Day 1, April 27

 

19:00 – 21:00

Welcome Cocktail Reception


Day 2, April 28

 

08:00 - 09:15

Registration


09:15 - 09:30

Welcome address

 

09:30 - 11:00

Session 1. Strategic Market Outlook


  • The global steel market in 2030 - larger or smaller? fatter or thinner? - Roger Manser, retired, former editor of SBB
  • EU steel consumption forecast - Anton Bobanev, Project leader, Metal Expert
  • European construction trends to 2016 - Michael Weingaertler, EUROCONSTRUCT Partner


11:00 – 11:30

Coffee-break


11:30 -13:00

Session 2. Demand and consumption.


  • EUROFER's forecast concerning the EU steel market - Jeroen Vermeij, Director Market Analysis, EUROFER
  • The steel consumption in the automotive industry in Europe - Peter Fuss, Senior Advisory Partner Automotive, Ernst & Young
  • Domestic demand in Spain - Alfonso Hidalgo de Calcerrada Garcia, Chief Economist, UNESID

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch


14:00 – 15:30

Session 3. Export/import challenges


  • Global steel industry trends & Middle East steel outlook - Abu Bucker Husain, CEO, Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC
  • The ‘futurisation’ of steel - Robert Fig, Senior Business Development Executive, LME
  • Critical points of logistics in the steel supply chain - Bart-Luc Olde Hanter, Founder, NewTide Chartering


15:30 – 16:00

Coffee-break


16:00 – 17:30

Session 4. Trade and Distribution.


  • Position of steel distribution in EU steel markets - Georges Kirps, Managing Director, EUROMETAL
  • Italian SSC distribution market structure - Michele Ciocca, CEO of Ciocca Lamiere Spa and President of Assofermet Acciai
  • Trade defense measures in the EU and other countries: key steel markets seek further protection through anti-dumping duties from imports - Yuriy Rudyuk,  Partner, VAN BAEL & BELLIS


19:00

Gala Dinner