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Agenda Overview

Technology Sessions: Monday, June 25, 2018

10:00AM Registration opens
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.

Moderator: Ronald E. Ashburn, Executive Director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Dean Kanelos, Market Development & Product Applications Manager, Automotive, Nucor Steel
Bernhard Hoffmann, Vice President Global Product Development & Engineering, US Steel Corporation
Ron Baker, General Manager, Automotive, Big River Steel
Peter Leblanc, Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive NAFTA, Arcelor Mittal - Automotive Worldwide
12:00PM Luncheon
1:00PM Steel Technology 2 – The Evolution of Steel Plant Design

Healthy economic growth and favorable steel prices are supporting renewed capital investment from within the industry. In terms of efficiency and automation, the facilities being built now are incomparable to those of yesterday. The panel will assess the latest plant designs and technologies that are supporting a faster and larger return on investment.

Moderator: Ronald E. Ashburn, Executive Director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Joseph Dzierzawski, President & CEO, SMS Group
Giacomo Mareschi Danieli, CEO, Danieli & C SpA
Ron Devoe, Vice President of Sales, Primetals Technologies
Stefano Maggiolino, President & CEO, Tenova HYL
Stephen Montague, President and CEO, Midrex Technologies Inc.
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. 

Moderator: Ronald E. Ashburn, Executive Director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Philippe Blostein, Marketing Director Metals, Air Liquide
Jim Trexel, Business Development Manager, Industrial Systems, TMEIC Corporation
John Schroeder, ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Manager for Process Industries, ABB Inc. USA
Frank Diana, Principal Future of Business, Tata Consultancy Services
4:00PM Steel Technology 4– Harnessing the Power of Digitalization (Part 2)

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.  

Moderator: Ronald E. Ashburn, Executive Director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Michael Falk, President, Falk PLI
Simon Riley, Performance Consulting Manufacturing & Distribution Practice Leader, Crowe Horwath LLP
Robert Smith, CEO, CISDI USA
Stephen Pratt, CEO, Noodle.ai
Fredrik Weissenrieder, CEO, Weissenrieder & Co AB
5:30PM 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?
Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics
Peter Marcus, Managing Partner, World Steel Dynamics
9:10AM Keynote Presentation
John Ferriola, Chairman & CEO, Nucor Corporation
9:50AM Refreshment
10:15AM Panel I: International: Fewer Players – More Winners?
Moderator: Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics
Wang Jing, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Baosteel
Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO, Metinvest
Sanjay Jayram, Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, JSW Steel Limited
Avetik Chalabyan, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
11:35AM Keynote Presentation
Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman & CEO, GFG Alliance
12:00PM Award Presentations

The nineteenth “Willy Korf Award for Young Excellence” honors

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

The twenty eighth “Willy Korf/Ken Iverson Steel Vision Award” honors

Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO, Metinvest, Ukraine

12:05PM Networking Lunch
1:30PM Panel II: North America: Mini-mills in Charge to What Effect?
Moderator: Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Alan Kestenbaum, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stelco
Kalyan Ghosh, President & Chief Executive Officer, Essar Steel Algoma
Mark Millett, President & CEO, Steel Dynamics Inc.
Roger Newport, CEO, AK Steel
Karthik Valluru, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
John Abbott, Chief Financial Officer, AHMSA
2:45PM Networking Refreshment Break
3:15PM Roundrobin: Financial Dynamics – Let’s Deal
Moderator: Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics
Andrew Pappas, Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank
Ira Kreft, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Peter Scott, Managing Partner, Headwall Partners
Monica M. Bonar, Head of North American Metals & Mining, Fitch Ratings
4:15PM Panel III: Steel Marketplace: Winning Strategies
Moderator: Michael Cowden, Correspondent - steel, AMM
Alan Price, Partner, Wiley Rein
Donald Cameron, Partner, Morris, Manning and Martin LLP
Eddie Lehner, President & CEO, Ryerson
5:15PM Networking Cocktails

Day 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

8:15AM Panel III: Risk Management
Moderator: Mike Frawley, CEO, World Steel Exchange Marketing
Phillip Price, CEO, Ferrometrics
Tim Potter, Hedge Accounting Manager, HedgeStar
9:00AM Panel V: 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
Prof. Dr Mark Shujun Ma Ph.D, Chairman & CEO, Ark of China
Joseph Poveromo, President, Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting
10:00AM Keynote Presentation
Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President & CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc
10:45AM Networking Refreshment Break
11:05AM Panel VI: China & Developing World: Colossus versus the Lilliputians
Moderator: Adam Green, Managing Director, World Steel Dynamics
Li Xinchuang, President & Chief Engineer, China Metallurgical Industry Institute
Atanu Mukherjee, President, MN Dastur & Co.
Wenzhang Wu, CEO, Steel Home
12:15PM Closing of Conference and Networking Lunch