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Event Overview

Connect with over 200 members of the DRI and pellet supply chain

189 attendees from 99 international companies took to Dubai to expand both their address books and their industry knowledge. 
Delegates discussed the most pressing issues facing this thriving industry, from the latest developments in Iran and India to the use of blast furnace pellets in DRI reactors.
With case studies examining price forecasts, regional production levels and procurement strategies of steel mills and technology suppliers, delegates left having covered all bases.


Keynote Speakers Included:

  • Humberto Oliveira, Head Technical Marketing – DR & India Market, Vale International SA
  •  Valentina Burrai, Senior Research Manager - Steel & Iron Ore Markets, Wood Mackenzie
  • Saeed Al Ghaferi, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Emirates Steel Industries
  • Brian Levich, Consultancy and Special Projects Director, Metal Bulletin Research
  • Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO, Emirates Steel
  • Keyvan Jafari tehrani, CEO, Jame Tejarat Co


Main topics included:

  • Vale - a long term supplier of DR Pellets to the market
  • Supply, demand and price trends for Middle Eastern steel and DRI production
  • HBI updates within the merchant market
  • India and Iran’s 2025 DRI production and exportation forecasts
  • Executive Interview: Using Blast Furnace (BF) grade pellets in DRI reactors