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Event Overview

Benefits of attending:

- Network with key decision makers in the Ferro-alloys industry - over 250 delegates expected.

- Understand the changes in pricing and supply of Ferro-chrome.

- Review demand for Ferro-alloys from the steel sectors.

-Hear about new projects development in the Kalahari basin and the future for Manganese ore output.

-Analyse the constantly changing power situation in South Africa and its implications for the Ferro-alloys industry


Key Topics for Discussion:       

 Global carbon and stainless steel demand: what are the implications of the recent decrease in European capacity?

What does the South African government envisage for the future of power generation and what plans are there to support development and availability?

Where does the future of chrome ore lie, exportation vs. benificiation? How will a possible tax on chrome ore exports affect the market? 

How will UG2 developments affect the future of Ferro-chrome? How will the industry influence the chrome ore tax talks?

Rail freight and port rates - will the costs decrease? how have port congestion and rolling stock availability been affected by high prices?

Will the flat markets for managese continue? Will South Africa dominate the manganese market of tomorrow, pushing out other suppliers?

Manganese in the Kalahari basin: when will the new projects come onstream and overcome the bottlenecks for sustained growth?

 Is the vanadium market still dependent on China? Will current production forecasts be able to meet demand?