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Event Overview

Metal Bulletin Events present the 7th South African Ferro Alloys conference.

South Africa has long been an extremely significant part of the machine that is the ferro alloys industry, with the rest of the globe keen to see how reoccurring political and social changes in the country will affect the health of the international markets.

Once again key figureheads in the industry will gather to discuss the most important topics affecting the market right now-from the financial to the strategic; the agenda will bring about crucial discussions regarding the future of this business.


"There’s a lot of optimism out there. Customers are buying more material and again very interested in concluding contracts," Kevin Pritchett, KGHM International’s Head of Molybdenum Sales & Marketing, said at Metal Bulletin Events’ 29th International Ferro-alloys Conference.

Will regional and global ferro-alloys businesses recover in 2014? Hear views from KGHM International, SMR (Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH) and other key ferro-alloys industry leaders on the challenges and opportunities in the industry.


REPORT: South African manganese and chrome market statistics




-  Topics to be discussed:

  • What are government plans for ore exports over the next five years?
  • One year on, what has been the effect of BHP’s capacity increase on manganese alloy production?
  • How will the Chinese ferro chrome price fair over the next few months-and what will this mean for producers in the South African market?
  • How will Eskom’s recent partnerships with industry improve power shortages? Can energy plans in neighbouring countries be part of the long term solution?
  • What is the correlation between stainless steel prices and the ferro manganese market? Will miners see their profit margins squeezed?



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