Program of Milan Conference 2016

Monday, October 24

9:00-10:00 Registration. Welcome coffee

10:00-11:00 Introductory Session

Global economy in 2016-2017: key risks and expectations – Andrey Sedykh, Leading economist, Metal Expert

Latest developments in trade defense actions in the EU and other markets affecting the supply of steel products from the CIS countries – Yuriy Rudyuk, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis

11:00-11:30 Coffee-break

11:30-13:00 Session 2. Developments in the main CIS steel consuming markets

European market: developments and perspectives - Viktoriya Badamshina, Sales Director to Key Markets, Metinvest Holding

After-effects for European system of steel distribution after market closing for imports - Tommaso Sandrini, President at Assofermet Acciai & CEO of San Polo Lamiere

Prospects of Turkish flat steel exports. Positions' strengthening in European market –Speaker tba

CIS billet export in MENA – Elena Turkenich, CIS Steel Editor, Metal Expert

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00- 16:00 Session 3. CIS exports: supplies prospects and opportunities

Steel exports from Ukraine against the backdrop of global destabilization - Pavel Rudenya, Head of Marketing and Sales Department, ISD Corporation

Russia: scrap export price dependence on domestic consumers' offer – Vladislav Shik, Akron Holding Director of Foreign Trade Department, RosMetIndustria

Round-table discussion ‘Key factors of influence on CIS steel exports’

Panelists:

Stephen Chan, Vice Manager, Hangzhou CIEC International

Roman Kurashev, Marketing Director, Metinvest Holding

Maxym Mamon, Head of Marketing, EVRAZ East Metals

Pavel Rudenya, Head of Marketing and Sales Department, ISD Corporation

Tommaso Sandrini, President at Assofermet Acciai & CEO of San Polo Lamiere

Elena Turkenich, CIS News Editor, Metal Expert

To be discussed:
1. Coal and iron ore growing costs for CIS producers. Will the price trend on the market support the suppliers’ positions in Q4?

2. Anti-dumping investigations in EU. After-effects and alternatives for CIS suppliers

3. A new petition filed by Turkish producers against HRC imports. Risks and consequences for CIS suppliers

4. Billet market of MENA: after-effects of scrap increasing competitiveness and Chinese billet suppliers market abandonment.

5. Will Iran become a competitor in the flat products and steel semis segments on external markets?

16:30-18:30 Conference closing. Stand-up buffet