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Agenda Overview

Day One: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

8:00AM Registration desk opens

Session I: Keynote Panel: Digitalization & Artificial Intelligence

9:00AM Chairman’s opening remarks
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
9:10AM Digital Transformation in Acerinox
Antonio Gayo, Head of Digital Transformation, Acerinox
9:40AM Industrial revolution 4.0 - New Opportunities
Vijay Sharma, Director – Sales & Corporate Affairs, Head – Sales & Distribution (Domestic & Experts), Jindal Stainless
10:00AM Stainless steel going digital
Tim Milde, COO, XOM Materials GmbH
10:20AM Networking Refreshment Break
11:00AM Digitalization in the stainless steel industry: a must-win battle
Andrea Gatti, Chief Executive Officer, OSTP Group
11:20AM New opportunities for stainless steel plates – replacing carbon steel
Andrew Gingell, General Manager, Industeel
11:40AM Panel Discussion: Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence
Vijay Sharma, Director – Sales & Corporate Affairs, Head – Sales & Distribution (Domestic & Experts), Jindal Stainless
Tim Milde, COO, XOM Materials GmbH
Andrea Gatti, Chief Executive Officer, OSTP Group
Andrew Gingell, General Manager, Industeel
Antonio Gayo, Head of Digital Transformation, Acerinox
12:30PM Networking Lunch

Session II: End Use

2:00PM Transformation to sustainable mobility
Angel Ramirez, Manager, Faurecia Clean Mobility
2:20PM Stainless Steel: The architectural design material for the 21st Century
Bill Zahner, Ceo & President, A. Zahner Company
2:40PM Keeping pace: Fulfilling the expectations of highly demanding, innovative end customers
3:00PM AI - the impact to the sourcing/procurement process: The end of conventional negotiations?
Pascal Heckmann, Director, Global Supply Chain Management - Commodity Raw Material, Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG
3:20PM Panel Q&A
Angel Ramirez, Manager, Faurecia Clean Mobility
Bill Zahner, Ceo & President, A. Zahner Company
Pascal Heckmann, Director, Global Supply Chain Management - Commodity Raw Material, Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG
3:50PM Networking Refreshment Break
4:20PM Fireside Chat

Top senior industry specialists will discuss opportunities, challenges and threats to the stainless steel industry as we move through the year and into 2020.

Moderator: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
Jürgen Pilarsky, CEO, CRONIMET Holding GmbH
Bernardo Velazquez, CEO, Acerinox S A
Maciej Gwozdz, President – Business Area Europe, Outokumpu Oyj
Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO, Aperam
5:40PM End of Day One

Day Two: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Session III: Raw Materials - Chrome

9:00AM Chairman’s opening remarks
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
9:10AM 3CR12 - A truely versitile utility 12%Cr Stainless Steel
9:30AM Raw Material Wrap-up: Challenges and Opportunities
Robert Messmer, Market Analyst, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
9:50AM Panel Q&A
Robert Messmer, Market Analyst, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
10:10AM Networking Refreshment Break

Session IV: Raw Materials - Nickel

10:50AM Nickel and Cobalt Feed for Batteries: Assessing Ni and Co market development in the light of the booming battery industry
Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Nornickel
11:10AM Nickel: enabling a sustainable future
Barry Jackson, Business Intelligence Manager – Nickel, Anglo American Marketing Ltd
11:30AM Panel Discussion: Nickel
Robert Fig, Managing Director, Robert Fig Limited
Barry Jackson, Business Intelligence Manager – Nickel, Anglo American Marketing Ltd
Frank Ehrenberg, Senior Vice President Raw Materials, Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH
Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Nornickel
12:20PM Best Material Price Forecast Award 2020 Ceremony

Chairman:

Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR – Steel and Metals Market Research, Austria

12:40PM Networking Lunch

Session V: Other Raw Materials

2:00PM Scrap: Part of the Raw Material Mix & an Environmentally Friendly Option
Gerhard Pariser, Head of Market Research, ELG Haniel GmbH
2:20PM Innovative Recycling Technologies
Filipe Costa, CEO, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH
2:40PM Stainless steel scrap: risk of availability
3:00PM Panel Discussion: Other Raw Materials
Filipe Costa, CEO, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH
Gerhard Pariser, Head of Market Research, ELG Haniel GmbH
Michael Kendrick, President, Climax Molybdenum
3:20PM Networking Refreshment Break

Session VI: Technology Panel

3:50PM Big Data Analysis in Stainless Steelmaking - Process and Product Improvements
Gerald Wimmer, Vice President Converter Steelmaking, Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
4:10PM State of the Art in stainless steel electrolytic pickling
4:30PM Operational transformation: turning challenges into opportunities
Mariano de Bernardi, Senior Chief Analyst and Partner, McGrath Global Limited
4:50PM Technology Leader Panel
Mariano de Bernardi, Senior Chief Analyst and Partner, McGrath Global Limited
Walter Gebert, Senior Vice President - Head of Integrated Plants, Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
Paul Vanvuchelen, Director Customer Solutions, OM Partners N.V.
5:30PM End of Day Two

Day Three: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Session VII: Stainless & Special Steel Long Products

8:50AM Chairman's opening remarks
Wolfgang Lipp, Managing Director, SMI - Steel Market Intelligence
9:00AM Stainless steel rebar: Preserve the past to build our future
Luis Peiro, Sales and Product Manager, Acerinox
9:20AM Chaos is a Ladder: The Games of Stainless in 2020 GoT
Dennis Oates, President & CEO, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc
9:40AM The World of Nickel Alloys - Applications, Trends & Outlook
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
10:00AM Networking Refreshment Break
10:30AM VOSS online – the way from sales instinct to online service tools to the sales platform
10:50AM Comprehensive process with FEM simulation for new pipe development
Christophe Le Rigoleur, Managing Director, Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes GmBH
11:10AM Trade restrictions - How do we fit in?
11:30AM Panel Q&A
Dennis Oates, President & CEO, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
Christophe Le Rigoleur, Managing Director, Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes GmBH
Luis Peiro, Sales and Product Manager, Acerinox
12:10PM STS Executive of the Year Award

Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR – Steel and Metals Market Research, Austria

12:40PM Networking Lunch
2:00PM The future of steel - BGH Edelstahl - a new way and another focus
Andreas Scharf, Managing Director, BGH Edelstahl Wekre GmbH
2:20PM Powder Metallurgy – will you be the last on to enter this industry
Benedikt Blitz, Managing Director, SMR Premium GmbH
2:40PM Artificial Intelligence and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
John Kwon, Vice President APAC, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
3:00PM Panel Q&A
Andreas Scharf, Managing Director, BGH Edelstahl Wekre GmbH
Benedikt Blitz, Managing Director, SMR Premium GmbH
John Kwon, Vice President APAC, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
3:15PM Networking Refreshment Break
3:30PM Fireside Chat

Top senior industry specialists will discuss opportunities, challenges and threats to the stainless steel industry as we move through the year and into 2020.

Moderator: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
Dennis Oates, President & CEO, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc
Roberto Marzorati, Vice President, Cogne Acciai Speciali
Jesus Esmoris, CEO, Tubacex S.A..
Kari Tuutti, President - Long Products, Outokumpu Oyj
Thorsten Studemund, Ceo, Voss Group Europe
4:30PM End of Day Three - Close of Conference

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