Preliminary program

Sunday, April 23 – evening cocktail reception

Monday, April 24 – conference day

Session 1. Reallocation of CIS flat products’ volumes in external markets on the backdrop of anti-dumping investigations

  • Prospects of CIS flat products exports in a global context producer’s view - presentations of CIS top-exporters (invited: Metinvest, Severstal, NLMK, MMK)
  • Growing HRC imports to Turkey and protective measures
  • Turkish flat steel market. Outlook for imports and consumption – Ersun Ozdemirel – Export Manager – Borcelik – Turkey
  • 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
  • China's monetary policy as a factor of influence on the world steel market


Session 2. CIS billets’ consumption in Turkey and MENA tends to slow down, demand for scrap to increase

  • Opportunities and risks of CIS billet exports - presentations of CIS top-exporters (invited: Metalloinvest, Evraz, ISD Corporation, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, Novorosmetall)
  • Turkey & MENA billet market: competition and perspectives – Andrey Pupchenko – Deputy Managing Director – Metal Expert ­– Ukraine
  • Prospects of Turkish long products exports and its influence on billet consumption – Emre 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 – Metkim Metal – Turkey
  • Outlook for import billet market in MENA – Muaffaq A Mubarah – CEO Rajhi Steel Industries Saudi Arabia
  • Iran as the CIS competitor on MENA billet market


Session 3. CIS raw materials exports

  • Outlook for global raw materials market in 2017
  • Prospects of global iron ore market
  • Perspectives of pig iron & HBI exports
  • Scrap exports’ potential


Summarizing panel discussion