Hundreds of steel industry
executives, analysts and other experts from around the globe
will gather in June at Steel Success Strategies XXVIII
sponsored by American Metal Market and World Steel
Dynamics Inc. to get the best insight into the health of the
industry halfway through 2013, as well as take advantage of
networking and business opportunities.
The June 17-19 conference at the
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel offers a chance to get
both a North American and a global perspective on the
A highlight of the event will be
the June 18 dinner at the Edison Ballroom in New York to honor
the winners of the fourth annual AMM Awards for Steel
Excellence as well as the latest inductees into
AMMs Steel Hall of Fame.
A total of 33 companies and
three executives are award finalists in 13 distinct categories
spanning the steel supply chain. A record number of
nominations were submitted this year, making the judges
deliberations more difficult based on the quantity and quality
of the entries, said David Brooks, AMM senior
vice president, publisher and editor in chief. We are
pleased to honor these excellent companies as finalists for the
steel industrys most prestigious awards recognizing
innovation and excellence.
In addition to the award
presentations, AMM will induct three giants of the
steel industry into its Steel Hall of Fame: Keith Busse,
Cecilia Danieli and Tadeusz Sendzimir.
With attendance from every major
steelmaker around the world, Steel Success Strategies XXVIII
delegates form a veritable whos who of the global steel
industry. Delegates are expected to include representatives
from steel mills, steel and raw material traders, iron ore
producers, automotive manufacturers, technology providers,
construction companies, brokers, engineering and strategic
consultants, shipping companies, galvanizers, service centers
Markets have been difficult in
recent months, a topic that steel industry leaders and experts
are likely to address while also touching on where the bright
spots are and how businesses can take advantage of them. The
conference agenda seeks to help attendees understand the global
steel market, with a particular focus on the United States, by
gaining insight into what happened in the industry in 2012, how
it affected business, and what is likely to happen in the
remainder of 2013.
Industry leaders will share
their strategies, expansion plans and capacities with more than
1,000 senior-level decision-makers from along the entire supply
chain. In fact, the conference is the only event where
participants can get both a North American and global
perspective on the industry as a whole.
Scheduled key conference topics
include sessions on logistics, transportation and new
technologies, as well as:
North America: Industry
Bright Spot. An economic and pricing outlook will
examine the financial health of the industry and provide a
glimpse into how domestic markets may yet prove dynamic.
Global Steel Demand:
Economic Recovery to the RescueÑWhen? As Europe
and Asia continue to struggle with the effects of the downturn,
many still wait for global demand for steel to kick in.
China and the Developing
World: Where to Place Bets? Global industry experts
will analyze whether Chinas demand will prove to be an
opportunity for the United States and look at what developments
are happening in other regions of the world.
Metallics: Is the Iron Age Over? What have
new technologies and materials done to change the time-honored
approaches to manufacturing?
Hedging the Price Risk:
Futures Gaining Traction. With some steel and ferrous
scrap products now on the futures markets, changes have come to
the traditional ways of doing business.
Last years conference
provided some interesting takes on where 2012 and early 2013
were heading. U.S. steelmakers were facing difficult times in
the near term as global political and financial uncertainty put
a chill on the global economic outlook, top steel industry
executives said last June. The European debt crisis, lower
production in China and less-than-robust growth in India all
worked to create an imbalance in supply and demand that took
the industry by surprise.
Whether those viewpoints still
hold or have changed significantly over the past 12 months will
be up for discussion at this years conference, where key
scheduled speakers include:
Yang Chung, chairman and chief executive officer, Posco
R. DiMicco, executive chairman, Nucor Corp.
Ancira Elizondo, chairman, Altos Hornos de Mexico SAB de CV
M. Kirsis, managing partner, World Steel Dynamics.
Longhi, executive vice president and chief operating officer,
U.S. Steel Corp.
>> Peter F. Marcus, managing partner,
World Steel Dynamics.