Better understand what opportunities your company finds in this uprising part of the world

Latin America is one of the growth basins of the world. The stainless steel consumption in the region grew by an average of 8.5 % per annum in the past 10 years, consuming over 600,000 t in 2012 of which Brazil accounts for almost 400,000 t.

Brazil has become a ‘micro-cosmos’ of stainless steel consuming industries. It has a diverse range of fabricators including automotive, consumer durables, chemical and petrochemical, energy and power generation and, above all, oil and gas producers who have a growing demand for stainless steel components.

However, also outside Brazil, there are various Latin American countries which put themselves on the global radar. Argentina, Columbia and Chile are all consuming more than 30,000 t per annum today.

Thus, the growing demand is there, but what makes this region even more interesting is its raw material wealth including ambitious nickel, chrome, niobium (columbium) and molybdenum projects that are critical for the stainless steel production.

The 1st Latin American Stainless & Its Alloys conference will introduce leading players from the entire supply chain of this region, from raw materials and stainless steel mills to stockists and fabricators.

CHAIRMEN:

Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR – Steel and Metals Market Research, Austria

Arturo Chao Maceiras, Executive Director, Associação Brasileira do Aço Inoxidàvel - ABINOX, Brazil

Wolfgang Lipp, Managing Director, SMI – Steel Market Intelligence, Austria


KEYNOTE PANEL:  Stainless Steel Flat Products Producers

Bernd Beckers, Global Product Manager Duplex – Senior Product Manager Avesta Works, Outokumpu Stainless AB c/o Outokumpu GmbH, Germany

Arturo Chao Maceiras, Executive Director, Associação Brasileira do Aço Inoxidàvel - ABINOX, Brazil

Luis Diaz de Argote, Deputy Commercial Director, Acerinox S.A., Spain

Clênio Guimarães, CEO Aperam South America, APERAM, Brasil


PANEL SPEAKERS:

Alberto Bagna, Commercial Director, Arinox S.p.A. Italy

Celso A. Barbosa, Director of Technology and Research & Development, Villares Metals, Brazil

Vittorio Boneschi, Technical Department, Centro Inox, Italy

Marcelo Bueno, CEO, Schulz Ltda., Brazil

Diogo Cintra, Engineering Manager, Müller Forjados Ltda., Brazil

Stefan Falkner, Business Development Manager, seele do brasil Ltda., Brasil

Fabrizio Fornasiero, Sales Manager Stainless Steel Bar, Cogne Group, Italy

Kleber Forti, Commercial Manager, Aperam Uruguay, Uruguay

Ricardo Godinho, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Anglo American/Nickel Strategy & Business Development, Brazil

Thorsten Greb, General Manager, Cronimet Brazil, Brazil

Christophe Le Rigoleur, Managing Director, Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes GmbH, Germany

Wolfgang Lipp, Managing Director, SMI – Steel Market Intelligence, Austria

Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR – Steel and Metals Market Research, Austria

Laercio Moreira, Business Development Latin America, LE Commodities, USA

Themis Muniz Lima, Strategic Planning and New Business Department - Business Consultant, Votorantim Metais, Brazil

Alexandre Otsuka, Product Specialist, Sandvik Material Technology do Brazil, Brazil

Ilson Palmieri, Material Technology Inspection and Corrosion, CENPES/Petrobras, Brazil

Victor Perez, Vice President Market Development, Codelco, Chile

Mariana Perez De Oliveira, Technology Development Engineer, CBMM – Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineracao, Brazil

Angel Ramirez, Steel Commodity Purchasing Director – Global, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies Germany GmbH, Germany

Gaetano Ronchi, Senior Consultant, IKEA Components AB, Sweden

Thomas Windberger, Market Analyst, SMR-Steel and Metals Market Research, Austria

 

Key issues to be discussed by top industry executives:

What impact will the huge investment program of Petrobras have on the future stainless steel demand?
 
What are the prospects for the Brazilian automotive industry? Will recently imposed high import duties for foreign cars provide a boost to the special steel consumption?
 
High sugar production was recently causing a shortage of complementary ethanol. Will this lead to new investments to ensure a stable ethanol production? Will the popularity of ethanol remain a Brazilian phenomenon or will other countries follow this trend?
 
Will the World Cup and Olympics stimulate the short term Brazilian demand in the construction and food processing (e.g. breweries) industries?
 
Will high import duties for stainless steel products resulting in an extremely high price level for consumers encourage imports of finished components?
 
Will Aperam and Villares continue to invest in Brazil?
 
Is the Brazilian distribution finally opening up to international companies?
 
Will Uruguay be a new ‘mini-tiger’?
 
Forecast for Latin American stainless steel long and flat products.
 
Substitution trends and outlook for Duplex stainless steels in Latin America.
 
Outlook for seamless corrosion resistant tube and pipe in Brazil. Is there any potential for setting up the first manufacturer of seamless stainless tubes in Brazil?
 
Status quo and outlook for welded tubes. Will domestic producers like Aperam and Marcegaglia remain competitive with imports from China and Taiwan?
 
Update on Brazilian nickel projects.
 
Update on Chilean and Peruvian molybdenum projects.
 
The 1st Latin American Stainless Steel and its Alloys Conference will help you to better understand what opportunities your company finds in this uprising part of the world.
 
  • Signature SponsorReference Metals CBMM
  • Supported byCENTRO INOX
  • Supported byABINOX