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Agenda Overview

Tuesday 30th June: 8am BST/ 3pm China: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

8:00AM Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on the Asian Ferroalloys Market
  • Understanding the key fundamentals of the ferroalloy supply chain: Which alloys are under the most supply-demand pressure?
  • How has Covid-19 disrupted the ferro-alloys supply chain?
  • What is the likely knock-on effect for the steel industry, both in the short and longer term?
Siyi Liu, Price Reporter, Fastmarkets
Amy Lv, Minors, ores & alloys pricing reporter, Fastmarkets MB
Una Yin, Market Analyst, Fastmarkets
Susan Zou, Minors, Ores and Alloys Editor, Asia, Fastmarkets
Alistair Ramsay, Head of Research, Fastmarkets
8:30AM First Insights Session: Infrastructure spending in China and its impact on steel demand in future

Join Fastmarkets as we present for the first time our proprietary research into infrastructure investments in China, and what this means for the steel industry and its alloys suppliers. During their discussion Alistair and Una will present our findings and highlight the significant and unexpected impact that infrastructure spending will have on rebar, generating growing demand for alloys. 

Ensure to register to be the first to hear insight into this exciting new area of research, which will highlight key trends all members of the supply chain need to be aware of.

Alistair Ramsay, Head of Research, Fastmarkets
Una Yin, Market Analyst, Fastmarkets
8:50AM Panel Discussion: Supply and Demand for Ferroalloys: Understanding and adapting to the challenges
  • How has raw material supply been impacted by Covid-19, and what is the likely impact from 2020-21?
  • Considering the lasting impact of Covid-19: Do we foresee greater protectionist measures and stockpiling to withstand future market shocks?
  • Examining historical market shocks such as SARS, MERS and the 07/08 financial crash: What could be the recovery curves? What can we learn to aid in the recovery of the Asian ferroalloys market?
  • Exploring how end user demand has shifted for ferroalloys, with emphasis on the construction and auto sectors
Moderator: Susan Zou, Minors, Ores and Alloys Editor, Asia, Fastmarkets
Geng Zuo, Chief Researcher, Minmetals Economic Research Institute
Vijay Kumar Singh, Director, Ispat Industries Ltd
Li Xinchuang, Chairman & Chief Engineer, China Metallurgical Industry Planning & Research Institute
Alistair Ramsay, Head of Research, Fastmarkets

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