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.

Middle East countries and the Gulf region remain the main destination for steel export from CIS in 2016. Buyers are getting benefit from relatively cheap production cost of CIS products and convenient logistics. CIS with the annual exports of around 13 million t of billets to MENA continues to be the key semis supplier in the region. There are almost no local flats producers in the GCC, while the projects for construction of flats rolling mills announced by SABIC and Emirates Steel have been rescheduled indefinitely. This makes the market quite attractive for many global producers, from CIS as well. All are on an equal footing – steel imported from non-GCC countries is subject to a 5% duty. GCC mills, however, are trying to impose additional trade measures in order to protect domestic industry, which could influence the structure of flats sales from overseas suppliers, with CIS being among the largest ones.
China's, as well as Turkey's positions as longs exporters, are very strong in the region, thus, leaving almost no space for CIS suppliers of long products.

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 of Metallurgical Conferences Department:  +38 056 3757909, email to  v.tropina@metalexpert-group.com or conferences@metalexpert-group.com

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On the Agenda:
Thursday, 03 March 2016
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We are delighted to invite you to attend XI International Conference "CIS Steel & Raw Materials on the World Markets" which will be held in Baku for the first time.

Topics to be spotlighted:

CIS steel export in challenging environment – key factors outlook

Raw materials price development – will CIS mining companies stay ahead of competition

Turkey: Billet demand and long products export prospects

HRC import to Turkey – challenges and opportunities

Scrap import to Turkey