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Event Overview

Metal Bulletin Events’ Galvanizing & Coil Coating Conference returned to Istanbul to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the beautiful InterContinental Hotel.

116 steel producers, service centres and traders from 76 companies based in 30 countries met and discussed the sustained challenge of overcapacity and the implications this is having on the market.  Suppliers and consumers discussed product specification requirements and relationship management going forward. 

A balance of commercial and technical presentations attracted specialists from R&D teams, as well as senior decision makers responsible for strategy going forward.  An expert panel of speakers and a great mix of delegates from throughout the supply chain provided outstanding educational and networking opportunities.


 “Very focused event with the relevant players in the market participating” - Abu Husain, CEO, Al Ghurair Iron & Steel

Great opportunity for experts to discuss the situation in the market” - Vitaly Postolenko, Deputy Head – Ferrous Metals Division, DZI


Key topics for discussion:
Supply and demand balance analysis from key regions

      ·         Focus on R&D into new products and processes for the automotive sector

      ·         Developments in coatings and technologies to meet changing end-user requirements

      ·         Consolidation and changes for steel service centers

      ·        Political issues, protectionist actions and subsequent impact on mills & traders

      ·        Consolidation and changes for steel service centers

      ·        Future zinc supply and subsequent pricing movements

      ·        The role of galvanized and coated steel products in the increased demand for renewable energy sources

Who attended:

      ·         Steelmakers and steel coil producers
      ·         Steel service centres
      ·         Traders
      ·         Distributors and logistics providers
      ·         Coating technology suppliers
      ·         Technology and equipment suppliers
      ·         Automotive materials engineers and purchasing managers
      ·         White goods purchasing managers




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