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Agenda Overview

Day One
Monday June 16, 2014

10:00am Registration desk opens for technology and logistics sessions

11:00am  Logistics

Moderator: Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin, Executive Editor, American Metal Market
Panelists: Vee Kachroo, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions, CN
Michael Smolenski, President & CEO, Coil Tainer

12:00pm Software Technology

Moderator:  Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin, Executive Editor, American Metal Market
Panelists: Javier Cortina, Managing Director - Metals, Accenture
Ron Greco, Senior Product Consultant, Axis ERP, Aptean 
David Kenneson, Vice President Sales North America, Quintiq

1:00pm Networking refreshment break

2:00pm Technology 1

Moderator: Ronald E. Ashburn, Executive Director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Panelists: Dale Guidry, President & CEO, TMEIC Corporation
Yoichi Kira, Executive Director, Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery

Dr. Thomas Hansmann, Chief Technology Officer, Paul Wurth Group
Andreas Flick, Chief Technology Officer, Siemens VAI Metals Technology GmbH
Paolo Losso, Danieli & C. SpA

3:30pm Networking refreshment break

4:00pm Technology 2

Moderator: Ronald E. Ashburn, Executive Director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Panelists: Pravin Mathur, Global Market Director – Steel, Praxair
Philippe Blostein, Metals Market Director, Air Liquide

David Paratore, President & CEO, Nanosteel
Pablo Duarte, Commercial Vice President, Tenova HYL
Henry P. Gaines, Director of Marketing, Midrex Technologies Inc

6:00pm  Networking drinks reception 


Day Two
Tuesday June 17, 2014

8:00am  Registration desk opens

8:30am  Welcome
Richard McGrath, President, American Metal Market

8:45am   Keynote Presentation: Winners Emerging – Bounty after Break-up
Peter F. Marcus and Karlis M. Kirsis, Managing Partners, World Steel Dynamics

9:15am  Keynote Speaker
Lakshmi N. Mittal, Chairman & CEO, ArcelorMittal 


10:00am Networking refreshment break

10:45am Panel I: International: The Smaller the World – The Bigger the Thinking

  • Is this the end of old steel plants?
  • Can Chinese steel mills be neutralised?
  • Is steel demand poised to surge again from 2016 onwards?
  • Will global capacity increase in the coming years?

Moderator: Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association 
Panelists: Kazuo Fujisawa, General Manager, JFE Steel
John Lichtenstein, Managing Director, Global Metals Industry Practice, Accenture
Alexey Kulichencko, Chief Financial Officer, Severstal
Ali Aydin Pandir, Chairman & Managing Director, ERDEMIR
Louis Schorsch, CEO Americas, ArcelorMittal

12:15pm Luncheon

The fifteenth “Willy Korf Award for Young Excellence” honors
Dr. Michael Skorianz, Steel Production - Process Technology, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG / Montanuniversitaet Leoben

The twenty fourth “Willy Korf/Ken Iverson Steel Vision Award” honors 
 James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President & CEO, AK Steel

1:45pm Panel II: North America: The Moth to the Flame?

  • New steel plants – are these capacities inadequate?
  • Are new sheet plants needed?
  • Is the USA truly the best place to build a new manufacturing plant?
  • US government policy and its effect on the US steel industry
  • Could demand rise 20% by 2020?
  • The USA’s energy advantage – does it move the needle for steel demand?

Moderator: Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin, Executive Editor, American Metal Market
Panelists: Peter Campo, President, Gerdau Long Steel North America
Saikat Dey, CEO, Severstal North America 
Lawrence Kavanagh, President, Steel Market Development Institute
Mark D. Millett, President & CEO, Steel Dynamics Inc. 
Nicholas J. Sowar, Partner, Global Steel Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President & CEO, AK Steel

3:45pm  Networking refreshment break

4:15pm  Panel III: Steel Middleman Companies: Ever-more essential Downstream Outlets

  • Is pricing power returning to the middle men?
  • Do steel mills’ downstream outlets have an important advantage - ship higher end products and better maintain operating rate?
  • M&A – is the acquisition cost low?

Moderator: Richard D. McLaughlin, Partner, World Steel Dynamics Consulting 
Panelists: Jim Barnett, President, Grand Steel Products, Inc.
Lisa Goldenberg, President, Delaware Steel Co. 
Afshin H. S. Khiabani, President, Ferogen Inc.
James Tumulty, CEO, Calibre Group

5:30pm  Networking drinks reception


Day Three
Wednesday June 18, 2014

8:00am  Registration desk opens

8:30am  Panel IV: China & Developing World: Clash of the MegaCoastal Plants

  • What is the forecast for Chinese steel demand up to 2025?
  • The avalanche of trade suits against the Chinese – what are the implications?
  • Is Chinese capital spending set to plummet? Is Chinese steel intensity set to plunge?
  • Will major Chinese mills participate in global M&A?
  • Opportunities in India – what are the advantages for well positioned steelmakers?

Moderator: Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics
Panelists: Jayant Acharya, Director, JSW
Michael Elliott, Global Mining & Metals Sector Leader, EY
Edward Meng, CFO, China Gerui Advanced Materials Group
Li Xinchuang, President & Chief Engineer, China Metallurgical Industry Institute
Wu Wenzhang, CEO, Steel Home
Atsushi Yamaguchi, Senior Analyst, UBS Securities 

10:00am Keynote Speaker
John Ferriola, Chairman & CEO, Nucor Corp.


10:45am Networking refreshment break


11:15am Panel V: Battle Metallica: Will Iron Ore trump Scrap?

  • Will a lower iron ore price pressure the scrap price?
  • Has the metallics price boom ended?
  • How badly will prime scrap prices in USA be affected by rising DRI capacity in the country?

Moderator: Sean Davidson, Global Scrap Editor, American Metal Market
Panelists: Ben Abrams, President, Consolidated Scrap Resources, Inc.
Kensuke Kitani, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Shimabun Corporation
Jose Carlos Martins, Executive Director, Vale
Ernie Thrasher, CEO & Chief Marketing Officer, Xcoal Energy & Resources


12:30pm Luncheon


 Highlight Speaker
 Nicholas R. Lardy, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

2:00pm  Panel VI: Hedging the Price Risk: Panacea for Whom? 

  • Will futures trading activity permit steel mills to strengthen their relationships with the steel buyer?
  • Can trading activity outside China amount to 3 billion tonnes a year?
  • Will futures trading enhance the pricing power of well positioned steel companies – or destroy them?

Moderator: Peter F. Marcus, Managing Partner, World Steel Dynamics  
Panelists:John Conheeney, President, World Steel Exchange Marketing
Tan Say Liang, Vice President, Commodities, Singapore Exchange 
André Marshall, President, Credit Crunch LLC 
Mark J. Richardson, Head of Futures, SSY


3:00pm  Close of conference




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