Sunday, April 23

18:30-19:00 Pre-registration

19:00-21:00 evening cocktail reception


Monday, April 24

9:00- 9:30 Registration. Welcome coffee

9:30-10:30 Introductory Session. Global overview

  • Key factors of influence on global rolled steel market – to be announced
  • China's economic policy as a factor of influence on the world steel market Andrey Sedykh – Leading Economist – Metal Expert
  • Outlook for global raw materials market in 2017 Andrew Leyland – Director (Metals & Mining Consulting) – Wood Mackenzie – United Kingdom

10:30-11:00 Coffee-break

11:00-13:00 Session 2. Reallocation of CIS flat products’ volumes in external markets on the backdrop of anti-dumping investigations

  • Prospects of steel exports from Ukraine amid enhanced role of protectionism in the world – Dmitriy Nikolayenko – Sales Director Metinvest Holding – Ukraine
  • Export trade policy of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works Dmitry Polyakov – Managing Director – MMK Steel Trade Switzerland
  • Turkish flat steel market. Outlook for imports and consumptionErsun Ozdemirel – Export Manager – Borcelik – Turkey
  • To be announcedVivek Kapoor – Head – Sales & Marketing – Al Ghurair Iron & Steel –Saudi Arabia
  • 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 – Belgium

13:00-14:00 Ukrainian Lunch

14:00-16:00 Session 3. CIS billets’ consumption in Turkey and MENA tends to slow down, demand for scrap to increase

  • Turkey & MENA billet market: competition and perspectivesAndrey Pupchenko – Deputy Managing Director – Metal Expert ­– Ukraine
  • Outlook for import billet market in MENA – Muaffaq A Mubarah – CEO Rajhi Steel Industries Saudi Arabia
  • Prospects of Turkish long products exports and its influence on billet consumptionEmre Şen – Sales Supervisor Colakoglu Metalurji – Turkey
  • Turkish billet market developments: change of focus – Emrah Ugursal – Foreign Trade Manager – Bastug Metalurji ­– Turkey
  • Scrap suppliers gained ground in Turkey. Will the trend be sustainable? Selim Argun Sales Manager Metkim Metal – Turkey
  • Iran as CIS competitor in the MENA billet market Ghadir Ghiafeh – Deputy Chairman of Iran-Russia Chamber of Commerce/ Chairman of Iranian Iron Ore Association (IROPEX) Iran

16:00-16:30 Coffee-break

16:30-17:30 Summarizing panel discussion

17:30-19:30 Conference closing. Cheese & Wine