13th CIS Steel & Raw Materials  Exports Conference

About the Conference

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Metal Expert invites you to take part in the 13th CIS Steel & Raw Materials Exports Conference to be held on April 23-24, in Kiev, Ukraine, Premier Palace Hotel.

 

Market background

Currently, world steel market is unprecedentedly influenced by the monetary policy of China. Besides, high price volatility in all segments goes along with persistent overproduction and, consequently, huge export volumes coming from China. Under such circumstances, traditional exporters, such as the ones from the CIS, despite an excellent position on the production costs curve, still need to assess thoroughly short-term and medium-term risks and adapt to new market conditions.

It is hardly possible to overestimate the importance of Turkey as one of the key trade partners of CIS exporters. However, probable profound changes in the structure of Turkish longs exports can significantly impact CIS billets shipment in this market. Meanwhile, in the segment of flat products, more opportunities for suppliers are to come owing to the launch of new rolling capacities.

The trade investigation in Europe against HRC suppliers, including those from Ukraine and Russia, significantly increased risks in this outlet. Similar case against CR coils forced CIS suppliers to quit the European market.

European markets, however, will remain highly dependent on the supplies of semi-finished products, iron ore, pig iron ex-CIS.

Main topics

1.Reallocation of CIS flat products’ volumes in external markets on the backdrop of anti-dumping investigations.
2.Growth of demand for CIS steel in Eastern Europe.
3.CIS billet consumption in Turkey and MENA tends to slow down.
4.Increase of steel scrap demand in Turkey and MENA.

Agenda
1. Sales policy of CIS steel products exporters in 2017.
2. Production and sales plans of metallurgical raw materials suppliers in 2017.
3. Experts’ outlook for steel markets and the assessment of macroeconomic conditions’ impact on commodity markets.
4. Individual negotiations with top exporters.

Among key participants

Metinvest Holding, ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih, ISD Corporation, Evraz Holding, Metalloinvest, NLMK, Severstal, MMK, Industrial Metallurgical Holding, Novorossmetal, Mechel, Ukr Met, Akron Holding, KVV Group.

Who should attend?

Steel semis and rolled steel producers
Raw materials suppliers  
Trading companies / steel service centers
Logistics & transportation companies
Equipment suppliers
Banks / investment companies

Presentations at the conference will be simultaneously translated.
Presentation slides will be in English only.

Conference feed-back

Regarding speaking and sponsorship opportunities, participation and other related questions, please contact Veronika Tropina, Head Metallurgical Conferences Department:  +38 056 3757909, email to  v.tropina@metalexpert-group.com or conferences@metalexpert-group.com

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