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Agenda Overview

Day One: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

12:00PM Registration opens and lunch

Session I: Keynote panel

1:00PM Chairman’s opening remarks
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
1:10PM Relentless innovation is the answer
Bob Wetherbee, Executive Vice President, ATI Flat Rolled Products Group
1:30PM Digitalization in metals distribution
Carsten A Van der Zander, Head of Global Product Management Stainless Long, thyssenKrupp Materials Services GmbH
1:50PM MMXVII & MMXVIII: Winning again or Covfefe?
Dennis Oates, Chairman, President & CEO, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc
2:10PM Centravis - from local leadership to global competence
Yuriy Atanasov, CEO, Centravis
2:30PM Panel Q & A
Questions from the audience
4:00PM Fireside chat

ModeratorMarkus Moll, Managing Director,SMR – Steel and Metals Market Research, Austria

Timothy J. Lynch, Vice President of Operations America, Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC
Bob Wetherbee, Executive Vice President, ATI Flat Rolled Products Group
Yuriy Atanasov, CEO, Centravis
Dennis Oates, Chairman, President & CEO, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc
Massimo Amenduni Gresele, Managing Director, Valbruna S.p.A
5:30PM Close of Day One

Day Two: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Session II: Raw materials

8:40AM Chairman
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
8:45AM The nickel multiverse
Alina Racu, Market Analyst Nickel, Norilsk Nickel
9:05AM Nickel/NPI Panel Discussion on the following topics
  • Is Tsingshan the ultimate game changer in the stainless steel industry?
  • Are the Philippines serious about their announced mine closures and have they discovered new – high grade -laterite Ni sources?
  • Is Indonesia further softening its Ni ore export ban?
  • Can anyone compete with the NPI costs from the new plants in Indonesia?
  • Demand: has Ni substitution in stainless ended or is it even reversed?
  • Ni in batteries: Will LMC’s (LiNiCoAl) be the winning technology in e-cars? How much Ni demand and how fast can this realistically be expected?
Anil Shah, President, Ni-Met Metals Inc
Barry Hunter, President, Hunter Alloys LLC
Alina Racu, Market Analyst Nickel, Norilsk Nickel
Judy Schrecker, Vice President Finance, ATI Flat Rolled Products
9:35AM Networking Coffee Break
10:15AM Overview and outlook for ferrochrome
Victor Constant, Market Research Analyst, ICDA - International Chromium Development Association
10:35AM Update on Moly drivers and inhibitors
Nicole Kinsman, Technical Director, IMOA - International Molybdenum Association
10:55AM How much old scrap can we expect to see over the next decade and where will it come from?
Barbara Reck, Senior Research Scientist, Yale University
11:15AM Molybdenum - market update
Barbara Buck, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Climax Molybdenum Marketing Corp
11:35AM Scrap as part of raw material mix and as an environmental friendly option
Gerhard Pariser, Head of Market Research, ELG Haniel GmbH
11:50AM Panel Q & A

Questions from the audience

12:10PM Networking Lunch

Session III: New Technologies, End-use and Distribution

1:25PM Chairman
Wolfgang Lipp, Managing Director, SMI - Steel Market Intelligence
1:30PM Stainless steel in foodservice equipment solutions – Pros and cons from a consumer´s perspective
Partha Biswas, Group President, The Middleby Corporation
1:50PM Outlook for corrosion resistant plate in North America
John Curley, General Manager - Sales & Marketing, Sandmeyer Steel Company
2:10PM Current and significant potential opportunities for stainless steel in bridges and highways
Catherine Houska, Senior Development Manager, Consultant to the Nickel Institute and International Molybdenum Association, TMR Consulting
2:30PM Stainless steel distribution in North America – Opportunities and challenges
Steven Wasil, Vice President - Specialty Metals, Olympic Steel Inc
2:50PM Panel Q & A
3:10PM Networking Coffee Break

Session IV: Market Outlook

3:50PM Chairman
Edward J. Blot, President, Ed Blot & Associates
4:00PM Project activity in the oil & gas and petrochemical industry (upstream and downstream)
Wolfgang Lipp, Managing Director, SMI - Steel Market Intelligence
4:20PM The world markets for stainless steel long and flat products
Oliver Spaltmann, Senior Market Analyst, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
4:40PM Q & A
5:00PM End of Conference

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