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Agenda Overview

Technology Sessions: Monday, June 25, 2018

10:30AM Steel Technology 1: Advanced High-Strength Steel Solutions for Lightweighting

The industry is 10+ years into the automotive lightweighting effort, and fears of wholesale defections to competing materials have been unrealized. The rollout of the latest vehicles makes it abundantly clear: steel continues to be a mainstay material. The panel will explore the technologies and product developments that will help steel retain its prominence, including the role of electrical steel in the mobility landscape.

Bernhard Hoffmann, Vice President Global Product Development & Engineering, US Steel Corporation
Dean Kanelos, Market Development & Product Applications Manager, Automotive, Nucor Steel
Ron Baker, General Manager, Automotive, Big River Steel
1:00PM Steel Technology 2 – The Evolution of Steel Plant Design
Joseph Dzierzawski, President & CEO, SMS Group
Giacomo Mareschi Danieli, CEO, Danieli & C SpA
Ron Devoe, Vice President of Sales, Primetals Technologies
KC Woody, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Midrex Technologies Inc
Stefano Maggiolino, President & CEO, Tenova HYL
2:30PM Networking Refreshment Break
2:45PM Steel Technology 3 – Harnessing the Power of Digitalization (Part 1)

Through improved sensorization and enhanced connectivity, steelmakers are collecting more data than ever about the processes in play at their facilities. Understanding that data is a cornerstone of efforts to automate production, lowers costs and improve efficiencies. The panel will look at some the creative ways steelmakers are harnessing digital technology to improve operating performance. 

Dale Guidry, President & CEO, TMEIC Corporation
David Werner, President & CEO, Berry Metal Company
Philippe Blostein, Marketing Director Metals, Air Liquide
4:00PM Steel Technology 4– Harnessing the Power of Digitalization (Part 2)
Michael Falk, President, Falk PLI
Simon Riley, Performance Consulting Manufacturing & Distribution Practice Leader, Crowe Horwath LLP
5:15PM Welcome Cocktail Party

Day 1: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

8:30AM Welcome
Raju Daswani, CEO, Metal Bulletin Group
8:45AM Keynote Presentation: Who Will Emerge from the Wreckage?
Peter Marcus, Managing Partner, World Steel Dynamics
Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics
9:10AM Keynote Presentation

Speaker to be confirmed

9:50AM Refreshment
10:15AM Panel I: International: Fewer Players – More Winners?
Moderator: Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics
Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman & CEO, Marcegaglia
Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO, Metinvest
Wang Jing, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Baosteel
11:35AM Keynote Presentation
John Ferriola, Chairman & CEO, Nucor Corporation
12:00PM Networking Lunch

The nineteenth “Willy Korf Award for Young Excellence” honors

Matthew L. S. Zappulla, E.I.T, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO, Metinvest
1:30PM Panel II: North America: Mini-mills in Charge to What Effect?
Moderator: Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Alan Kestenbaum, Chairman, Bedrock Industries Group
Mark Millett, President & CEO, Steel Dynamics Inc.
Roger Newport, CEO, AK Steel
Kalyan Ghosh, President & Chief Executive Officer, Essar Steel Algoma
2:45PM Networking Refreshment Break
3:15PM Roundrobin: Financial Dynamics – Let’s Deal
Moderator: Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics
Ira Kreft, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Andrew Pappas, Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank
Peter Scott, Managing Partner, Headwall Partners
4:15PM Panel III: Steel Marketplace: Winning Strategies
Eddie Lehner, President & CEO, Ryerson
Donald Cameron, Partner, Morris, Manning and Martin LLP
Alan Price, Partner, Wiley Rein
Michael Cowden, Correspondent, steel, AMM
5:15PM Networking Cocktails

Day 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

8:30AM Keynote Presentation
Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman, Liberty House Group
9:00AM Panel IV: Scrap, Ore and Coke: Is the Crisis in Metallics Reversible?
Moderator: Thorsten Schier, North American Steel and Ferrous Scrap Editor, American Metal Market
David Hodory, VP, Marketing & Communications, The David J. Joseph Co.
Ernie Thrasher, CEO & Chief Marketing Officer, Xcoal Energy and Resources
10:00AM Keynote Presentation
Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President & CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc
10:45AM Networking Refreshment Break
11:05AM Panel V: China & Developing World: Colossus versus the Lilliputians
Moderator: Adam Green, Managing Director, World Steel Dynamics
George Matta, Chief Marketing Officer, EZZ Steel
Atanu Mukherjee, President, MN Dastur & Co.
Basak Turgut, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Erdemir
Li Xinchuang, President & Chief Engineer, China Metallurgical Industry Institute
12:15PM Closing of Conference and Networking Lunch

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