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Agenda Overview

Day one: Monday, June 26, 2017

11:00AM Registration opens
11:30AM Gallup presentation
Bill Petti, Subject Matter Expert, Predictive Analytics and Data Science, Gallup
12:00PM Steel Hedging: Mitigate volatility, sustain margins
Federico Stiegwardt, Senior Managing Director, Metals, Cargill Risk Management
Tim Stevenson, Founding Partner, Ceo, METAL EDGE PARTNERS
12:30PM Introduction to AMM’s HRC index
Thorsten Schier, North American Steel and Ferrous Scrap Editor, American Metal Market
12:45PM Refreshment break
1:25PM Moderator
Ronald E. Ashburn, Executive Director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology
1:30PM Advanced steel solutions – driving automotive innovation

How new steel grades are creating innovative solutions for automobile manufacturing

Dean Kanelos, Market Development & Product Applications Manager, Automotive, Nucor Steel
Eric Petersen, Vice President Research & Innovation, AK Steel Corporation
Bernhard Hoffmann, Vice President Global Product Development & Engineering, US Steel Corporation
Bradley Davey, Chief Marketing Officer, North America & Global Automotive, ArcelorMittal
3:00PM Breakthrough steel technologies I: Smart plant concepts
The deployment of advanced sensors, robotics and data networks for maximum steel plant efficiency
Philippe Blostein, Marketing Director Metals, Air Liquide
Robert Smith, President, CISDI
Stefano Maggiolino, President & CEO, Tenova HYL
Joseph Dzierzawski, President & CEO, SMS Group
Paolo Losso, President, Danieli & C. SpA
KC Woody, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Midrex Technologies Inc
Ron Devoe, Vice President of Sales, Primetals Technologies
4:30PM Breakthrough steel technologies 2: Digitalization, virtualization and augmented reality
Exploring the use of data-driven solutions and simulation technology for the manufacturing environment
Dale Guidry, President & CEO, TMEIC Corporation
Tony Barnes, Senior Manager, Crowe Horwath LLP
Thomas Becker, Senior Sales Manager, ABB High Power Rectifiers, ABB Switzerland Ltd
Theodore F. Lyon, Managing Director - Bulk Metals, Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc.
Richard Oppelt, Strategy Principal Director, Metals, Accenture
Michael Falk, President, Falk PLI
6:00PM Welcome drinks reception

Day two: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

7:15AM Registration and breakfast
8:15AM Welcome
Raju Daswani, President, American Metal Market
8:20AM Keynote presentation: The prize fight is just ahead
Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics
Peter F. Marcus, Managing Partner, World Steel Dynamics
8:50AM Keynote presentation
David Stickler, CEO, Big River Steel
9:30AM Networking break
9:50AM Panel 1: International - going toe-to-toe
John Lichtenstein, Strategy Managing Director and Global Metals Lead, Accenture
Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association
Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers
Kazuo Mike Fujisawa, Principal, Overseas Business, JFE Steel Corporation
Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman & CEO, Marcegaglia
Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO, Metinvest
11:10AM Keynote presentation
John Ferriola, Chairman & CEO, Nucor Corporation
11:50AM Keynote presentation
Earl W. Comstock, Director, Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, US Department of Commerce
12:30PM Networking lunch sponsored by Accenture

The eighteenth “Willy Korf Award for Young Excellence” honors

Dr Denise Loder, Department of Ferrous Metallurgy, Leoben University, Austria


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

Alonso Ancira Elizondo, Executive Chairman of the Board, AHMSA

1:45PM Panel 2: North America - Bloodied but not out
Peter Campo, President, Gerdau
Anne K. Roby, Senior Vice President, Praxair Inc
Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Alonso Ancira Elizondo, Executive Chairman of the Board, AHMSA
Roger Newport, CEO, AK Steel
3:00PM Networking break
3:30PM Panel 3: The 1-2 Punch: Who's backing your (financial) corner
Michelle Applebaum, Board Director, Consultant, Republic Partners
Peter Scott, Managing Partner, Headwall Partners
Ira Kreft, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Vincent J. Pappalardo, Managing Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Andrew Pappas, Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank
Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics
4:30PM Panel 4: Steel cage price ring: No permanent knockouts
Donald Cameron, Partner, Morris, Manning and Martin LLP
Basak Turgut, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Erdemir
Andre Marshall, President, Crunch Risk LLC
Michael Cowden, Correspondent, steel, AMM
Jim Barnett, President & CEO, Grand Steel
6:00PM Drinks reception sponsored by Midrex

Day three: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

8:30AM Panel 4: Scrap, ore and coke: Steel scrap is king! Iron ore is queen!
Allan Goldstein, CEO, AMG Resources
R. Joseph Stratman, Executive Vice President, Nucor Corporation
Thorsten Schier, North American Steel and Ferrous Scrap Editor, American Metal Market
Gaurav Chhibbar, Raw Material Manager, Cargill
F. Nicholas Grasberger, President & CEO, Harsco Corporation
10:00AM Keynote presentation
Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President & CEO, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
10:45AM Networking break sponsored by Cliffs Natural Resources
11:15AM Panel 5: China -The champion versus the contenders
Vinay Shroff, Executive Vice President - Sales & Marketing, JSW Steel
Wu Wenzhang, President, Steelhome
Peter Marcus, Managing Partner, World Steel Dynamics
Adam Green, Managing Director, World Steel Dynamics
George Matta, Chief Marketing Officer, EZZ Steel
Li Xinchuang, President & Chief Engineer, China Metallurgical Industry Institute
Atanu Mukherjee, President, MN Dastur & Co.
12:30PM Networking lunch & close of conference


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