From a strong portfolio of up and downstream conferences Metal Bulletin Events is excited to announce its first dedicated Nickel industry meeting: the International Nickel Conference.
A pivotal role in the chronically consolidating stainless steel industry , as well as uncertainty over ore supply makes this an especially critical time for nickel . Key topics and questions to be explored at this year's conference include:
How is consolidation of the stainless steel industry impacting the nickel market?
What has been the effect of a faltering Chinese economy and the European debt crisis?
Pricing – understanding recent volatility and the outlook for the near future
Is the market in supply surplus or deficit?
Where are new mines being planned and what is the status of current projects?
Developments in China & Asia Pacific
Clarification on the Indonesian export ban and the impact this will have on its largest customer, China
Analysis of the Chinese nickel market: new capacity, utilisation and domestic consumption
The development and future of the NPI market
Perspectives from Indonesian and Philippines producers
The stainless steel sector
Fierce competition between European stainless mills
Update on alloy surcharges
Will non nickel-bearing stainless steel ever become a threat to series 300?
The changing role of scrap in the North American stainless market
Current market conditions in Asia and future outlook
Non-stainless steel dynamics and other uses
Growing demand for nickel in the aerospace sector: the use of superalloys
Advances in the battery sector: how does the technology use nickel?
Emerging demand for nickel in renewable energy
As ever with Metal Bulletin conferences expert presentations bring together both the biggest names in the industry and junior players from the length of the value chain for the best opportunity to make contacts and do business.