This year the 20th International Iron Ore conference is taking place in Stockholm; the perfect base from which to learn about the interesting northern European dynamics while also getting a feel for how the region is placed in relation to the global industry.
Volatility continues to impact the market as does the subdued demand outlook from European and China. However 2013 ended with China importing a record amount of iron ore and perhaps this an early indicator that 2014 is going to be a better one for the iron ore market.
Pricing and supply will be analysed in depth, as will projected growth in demand in all the major steel making regions of the world. The economics behind trades, logistics and market trends will also be revealed in order to unearth what is shaping business decisions in 2014 and beyond.
With everybody in the supply chain represented and field trips to two of the major mines in the region, LKAB and Dannemora AB, this is not an event to be missed. Be sure to register for one of the largest gatherings of its kind.