2014 - The year of the turnaround?
After a promising start to the year for stainless and special steel products the key question is whether this momentum is mainly fuelled by rising raw material prices or by an increasing activity in the various industry segments? Delivery times get longer, base prices are on the rise as well as alloy surcharges enhancing profitability levels throughout the entire supply chains. The 13th International Stainless and Special Steel Summit will bring 300 decision makers to Istanbul to discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead in all major markets of the world. The programme is structured along the supply chain from raw materials (nickel, chrome, molybdenum and scrap) to the steel mills, distribution, fabricators and end-users. We have the most important players of each tier of the market either on stage as speakers and panellists, or as delegates in the audience.
Again, the conference will be the biggest commercial stainless and special steel event of 2014. Stainless steels, tool steels and engineering steels will be addressed individually as well as sheet, plate, bars, wire and tube (welded and seamless). Our first class speakers will share their expectations for macroeconomic trends as well as segment specific market drivers in the process equipment industry, building and construction, oil and gas and energy, automotive and transport and consumer products. The Q+A sessions after each panel are the liveliest in the industry calendar and – contrary to other events – our panellists usually openly express their views about the things that really matter.
The fireside chat at the end of each day will be a highlight of the event, where CEOs are confronted with the key questions and issues that will shape this industry in the years to come.
An optional visit to Europe’s newest stainless steel mill (POSCO ASSAN TST) provides a unique opportunity to see a state of the art cold rolling facility. The summit will offer the best networking opportunities for the industry. This includes an evening boat cruise on the spectacular Bosphorus, where ‘East meets West’.