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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
Antonio Gayo, Head of Digital Transformation, Acerinox
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
12:30PM Networking Lunch

Session II: End Use

2:00PM Transformation to sustainable mobility
Angel Ramirez, Global Commodity Director - Tube and Welding Wire, 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
Paul Campbell, Head of Sales, Precision Strip, Zapp Precision Metals GmbH
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
Paul Campbell, Head of Sales, Precision Strip, Zapp Precision Metals GmbH
Angel Ramirez, Global Commodity Director - Tube and Welding Wire, 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
Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO, Aperam
Jürgen Pilarsky, CEO, Cronimet Holding GmbH
Bernardo Velazquez, CEO, Acerinox S A
Maciej Gwozdz, President, BA Europe, Outokumpu
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 truly 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, Norilsk Nickel
11:10AM Nickel: enabling a sustainable future
Barry Jackson, Principal Market Analysis, AngloAmerican Marketing Ltd
11:30AM Panel Discussion: Nickel
Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Norilsk Nickel
Barry Jackson, Principal Market Analysis, AngloAmerican Marketing Ltd
Frank Ehrenberg, Senior Vice President Raw Materials, Outokumpu
Robert Fig, Managing Director, Robert Fig Limited
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
Gerhard Pariser, Head of Market Research, ELG Haniel GmbH
Michael Kendrick, President, Climax Molybdenum
Filipe Costa, CEO, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH
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
Paul Vanvuchelen, Director Customer Solutions, OM Partners N.V.
Walter Gebert, Senior Vice President - Head of Integrated Plants, Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
Mariano de Bernardi, Senior Chief Analyst and Partner, McGrath Global Limited
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, Technical Director, CEDINOX
9:20AM Chaos is a Ladder: The Games of Stainless in 2020 GoT
Dennis Oates, President & CEO, Universal Stainless
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
Jean-Christophe Chassaigne, Managing Director, Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes
11:10AM Trade restrictions - How do we fit in?
Ales Falatov, Head of Marketing, SIJ Group
11:30AM Panel Q&A
Ales Falatov, Head of Marketing, SIJ Group
Luis Peiro, Technical Director, CEDINOX
Jean-Christophe Chassaigne, Managing Director, Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes
Dennis Oates, President & CEO, Universal Stainless
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
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 Werke GmbH
2:20PM Powder Metallurgy – will you be the last on to enter this industry
Benedikt Blitz, Managing Director, SMR Premium - High Value Metals Market Research
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 Werke GmbH
Benedikt Blitz, Managing Director, SMR Premium - High Value Metals Market Research
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
Roberto Marzorati, Vice President, Cogne Acciai Speciali
Jesus Esmoris, CEO, Tubacex S.A..
Kari Tuutti, President - Long Products, Outokumpu
Thorsten Studemund, CEO, Voss Group Europe
4:30PM End of Day Three - Close of Conference

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