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Executive interviews
Leading industry figures will take part in an unrestricted interview in which many of the industry’s pressing and sought-after questions will be answered. Live and topical dialogue which touch on the issues that matter.

Meet the market brunch
Capitalise on the opportunity to get re-acquainted with old colleagues and make new contacts across the supply chain.

Pricing workshop
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet with Metal Bulletin’s publishing and pricing teams to learn about the regulatory and compliance aspects for MB, contributors to its premium price assessments and the future developments in MB’s premium pricing.

Champagne roundtables
Improving your experience is our main priority. Gain invaluable insight from industry leaders who will guide the discussion and tackle the key industry issues, allowing you to take away practical, tangible ideas.

Welcome Day- Sunday 6th November

12:30 Registration desk opens                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHEZ LOUIS SALON
18:00 Welcome drinks reception                                                                                                                                                                                                      CLOUD NINE

Day One - Monday 7th November

08:45 Introduction and housekeeping                                                                                                                                                                                           KARLIN I, KARLIN II, KARLIN III
08:50 Markets prices and trends
                                                                                                                                                                                                   KARLIN I, KARLIN II, KARLIN III

  • Role of a Price Reporting Agency (PRA) in ferroalloy price discovery
  • Pricing trends of ores and alloys 
  • Ferro-alloy price outlook for the coming year

Spencer Wicks, Publisher, Metal Bulletin

09:10 Carbon steel and stainless steel trends and outlooks                                                                                                                                                           KARLIN I, KARLIN II, KARLIN III

  • Market outlook for the global steel and raw materials industry 
  • What are the estimated growth trends and market forecasts for 2017?
  • Which products, applications, end-uses and technologies were most attractive for investments in 2016?
  • How are these segments expected to fare during the forecast period in 2017?

Amy Bennett, Principal Consultant, Metal Bulletin Research
Thomas Windberger, Market Analyst, SMR Steel & Metals Market Research

10:15 Meet the buyers: End user seminar                                                                                                                                                                                        KARLIN I, KARLIN II, KARLIN III

  • What do you perceive your needs to be in the short term development of your productions? 
  • How important is the supply of stainless steel and high-quality products to these needs?
  • What is your buying criteria for ferroalloys? What are your intended properties of these products?
  • How is the potential of new products or services evaluated

Nigel Clarke, Sourcing Manager, Tata Steel

10:30 Networking Break

Market spotlights

11:00 Manganese market breakdown and developments                                                                                                                                                                    KARLIN I, KARLIN II, KARLIN III                                                                   
Aloys d’Harambure, Market Research Manager, International Manganese Institute

11:20 Annual global manganese panel discussion: prices, ores and alloys

  • What has the real consumption been of manganese alloys for the last quarter and what are its projected consumption levels?
  • In which regions are ferromanganese price pressures affecting steel production?
  • What are the implications of industry supply curves flattening rapidly?
  • Where are market participants hopeful about seeing a boost in demand?

Pedro Larrea, CEO, FerroGlobe 
Johan Kriek, Tshipi
Guillaume Verschaeve, Ore & Alloys BU VP, Eramet 
Kevin Fowkes
, Consultant, Alloy Consult
Simon Collins, Head of Business Development, South32

Moderator: Anne Tremblay
, Executive Director, International Manganese Institute

12:15 Annual chrome market keynote                                                                                                                                                                                                KARLIN I, KARLIN II, KARLIN III
Danko Koncar, 
Business Development Director, Afarak 

12:35 Annual chrome producers market leader panel

  • What is the global picture of supply and demand for ferrochrome products?
  • Where are plans to expand to alternative regions for material extraction?
  • What are the trends that will help to fuel the growth of individual sectors within the chrome ore and ferrochrome market?

Danko Koncar, Business Development Director, Afarak
Robert Yildirim, 
President and CEO, Yildirim Group
Kevin Fowkes
, Consultant, Alloy Consult

Moderator: Lara Smith, 
Managing Director, Core Consultants

12:00-12:30 Pricing workshop                                                                                                                                                                                                             HERCOVKA

  • How does MB gather information for and assess ferroalloy prices?
  • What are the regulatory and compliance aspects for MB and contributors to its premium price assessments?
  • How does the market use MB alloy prices?
  • What are the future developments in MB premium pricing?

Janie Davies, Ores and Alloys Editor, Metal Bulletin
Charlotte Radford, Reporter, Metal Bulletin

13:00 Networking lunch                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHEZ LOUIS SALON, CAFE BISTRO
End of day one conference content
Diverse opportunities for networking around conference venue including:

  • Ferroalloys specific networking rooms
  • Executive interviews hub
  • Meeting spaces accessible

Day Two - Tuesday 8th November

10:00 Meet the market brunch                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHEZ LOUIS SALON

10:00 Protectionism, the status of China and Brexit                                                                                                                                                                                KARLIN I & KARLIN II

10:40 Panel Protectionism, the status of China and Brexit

  • What are the international and regional protectionist challenges that are facing the ferroalloys industry?
  • How are discussions on the market economy status of China developing?
  • What is the impact of Brexit on the European and international ferroalloys industry and downstream markets?

Arnoud Willems, Partner, Lawyer, Sidley Austin LLP
Ines Van Lierde, Secretary General, Euroalliages

Moderator: Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, Journalist

Champagne Roundtables

11:00 Minor Metals                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ROKOSKA
Jack Bedder, Commodities Analyst, Roskill Services
Fedor Mironenko , Director, AVAS Trading
Peter Witz
, Vice President, Scandinavian Steel 

11:00 Ferrosilicon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PALMOVKA
Kevin Fowkes
, Consultant, Alloy Consult
Valdiney Domingos, Director of Metallurgy & Engineering, Viridis.IQ

11:00 Nickel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             HERCOVKA
Krisztina Kalman-Schueler
, Managing Partner, DMM Advisory Group
Alex Schmitt
, Head of Marketing & Sales: Base and Speciality Metals, Anglo American

12:30pm Networking lunch                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHEZ LOUIS SALON
End of conference proceedings