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Event Overview

The World DRI & Pellet Congress returns for a 3rd year with Abu Dhabi once again playing host for this crucial industry gathering. This event brings together the entire DRI supply chain from DR grade iron ore suppliers, technology suppliers, consultants, traders, DRI producers, steel makers and end users.

DRI production continued its predicted growth throughout 2014 and with numerous projects being considered in North America and elsewhere and with environmental and cost efficiency pressures across the global steel market further growth is on the cards for DRI. With constant technological innovations, growing interest DRI in emerging markets and shifting iron ore supply dynamics it has never been more important to stay up to date and make crucial business contacts in this evolving market.

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Key topics to be discussed:

  • How will consistently lower iron ore prices effect DR grade pellet pricing and availability?
  • What new sources of DR grade material are coming online in 2015?
  • Natural gas – how will prices evolve in 2015? How will natural gas availability effect DRI production in the MENA region?
  • Value in use – how is DRI being utilised alongside scrap and other alternative iron units? What are the advantages?
  • How is DRI technology improving cost and production efficiency?
  • To what extent does high carbon DRI offer an alternative to merchant HBI? What are the costs and benefits of high carbon DRI?
  • How feasible is the use of DRI in integrated steel making? What could this mean for merchant DRI availability?
  • MENA DRI - how is hot DRI increasing steel production efficiencies? To what extent is scrap being reconsidered as a feedstock? What effects could a loosening of sanctions in Iran have on the regional steel industry?
  • Global DRI – how has the Indian steel industry adapted to new environmental constraints and iron ore export bans? What does Venezuela’s re-emergence mean for the availability of merchant DRI? What does increasing capacity in North American mean for DR pellet availability?

Outstanding networking” -
Malay Chatterjee, Chairman/Managing Director, KIOCL & PMAI

Business performance to a large extent depends on how well the doers are informed and prepared. This event adds a large value to that aspect”- Anuj Burakia, Executive Director, Welspun Steel Ltd

Good opportunity for producers and buyers” - Hossein Etminan, Consultant, Golgohar Investment & Development Co.

Very effective topic, venue and quality of participants” - Henry Gaines, Marketing Director, Midrex


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