SBB Steel Markets Middle East 2008
28-29 April 2008

Past events
 

Programme

Please have a look at the programme outline below as well as the list of confirmed speakers.

Day 1 - Monday, 28 April 2008
09:10 Welcome

Mr Can Komar, GM Turkey, SBB Turkey

09:20 Session 1: Setting the Scene - The Middle East Steel Markets in 2008

The Middle East demand for steel in 2008 is the fastest growing in the world. We will analyse the fundamentals of growth in the region, the key factors influencing the demand for steel, how sustainable it is and how long demand is likely to continue.

Chairman: Mr Can Komar

Trebds and Outlook for Middle East Steel Industry

Mr Joachim Schroeder, CEO, Research & Consulting Group

GCC Steel Market

Mr Nayyaf N Al-Mendahah, Marketing Manager, Sabic

Turkish Iron & Steel Market: Impact on Middle East

Mr Çetin Kaya, General Manager, Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Sanayi A.S

10:30 Networking Coffee Break
11:00 Session 2: Competitive strategy for the Middle East and the Freight Markets

Analyzing the inherited advantages of the Middle East and its limitations on raw materials. Is construction the main, or the only driver of the booming demand? What will be the impact of traditional suppliers limiting exports to the Middle East?

Chairman: Mr Can Komar

Global Steel Dynamics

Mr Benedikt Zeumer, Expert Associate Principle, McKinsey & Co

Mr Fabrice Orban, Metals & Mining Practice, McKinsey & Co

Freight Market Trends and Outlook

Mr Essam Bella, Managing Director, Clarkson Dubai Office

12:30 Conference Luncheon
14:00 Session 3: Raw materials- Implications of higher Iron Ore prices. Scrap is available, but at what price?

We will examine the ever increasing costs of scrap, iron ore. Is there enough material to ease today’s shortages in the Middle East and if not – how high will prices go? Where will it come from?

Chairman: Mr Roger Manser

Raw Materials: Iron Ore

Mr David Tucker, Director, HCF International Adviser

Indicaa Group Limited

Mr Sanjeev Garg, Managing Director, Indicaa Group Ltd

Rising Costs of Rebar

Mr Ajay Aggarwal, CEO, Raksteel LLC

15:30 Networking Coffee Break
16:00 Session 4: Price Risk Management and Finance Developments

DGCX is offering a risk management platform for both buyers and the sellers of rebars since October 2007. The LME launched its billet futures contract. If you are buying or selling steel - find out how to protect your price and profit from them.

Chairman: Mr Kalin Rusev

Review of Steel Futures

Mr John Short, CEO, Steel Derivatives

Steel Price Volatility

Mr Steven Randall, Managing Director, The Steel Index

Mr Felipe Lopez Cruz, Director, NATIXIS Dubai Branch

19:00 Pre-Dinner Reception
20:00 Gala Dinner

Day 2 - Tuesday, 29 April 2008
09:00 Session 5: The suppliers- a country specific look

The consumption in the Middle East is expected to reach over 70 million tonnes by 2010 with significant growth in Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other Gulf States. We look at the main markets and countries supplying the region.

Chairman: Mr Joachim Schroeder

Mr Ahmed Farid, Steel Making Department Manager, GHC - Emirates Iron Industries Company

Kaptan Group of Companies

Mr Gokhan Ileri, Sales Manager, Kaptan Metal Dis Ticaret ve Nakliyat A.S.

Mrs Svetlana Delamure, Editor Analyst, Metal Expert Ukraine

Iran Steel Market Overview

Mr Hadi Hami, Marketing Manager, Mesteel

10:30 Networking Coffee Break
11:00 Session 6: Steel in Construction: A look at rebar prices in 2008, the dynamics in construction in 2008

Construction is the single most important steel consuming sector that is booming in the Middle East. Rebar reached the height of USD 1000, but has since softened. To what level are construction companies able to absorb rises to make projects viable? Are we likely to see softer prices as early as Q2 or later in Q3?

Chairman: Mr Steven Randall

Mr Abdul Razick, Executive Director, Star Steel International LLC, ETA Star Group

Steel in Construction

Dr Arif Khan, MD, ISTIL Middle East

Mr Hassan Al Hafiz, Marketing Manager, Al-Rajhi Steel Industries

12:30 Conference Luncheon
14:00 Session 7: Steel in Energy- Tubes & Pipes - production, procurement

We will examine the Tube and Pipe Market, and construction sector, helped by speakers active in the production and trade. What are the new projects coming on board and how much steel will be consumed in them? How much new material is coming into the region and what are the challenges and opportunities in these sectors.

Chairman: Mr Roger Manser

Mr Robert Philipp, Director of Sales CIS & Middle East, Voestalpine Tubulars

Prospects in a small tubes and prices market in the Middle East

Dr Bhaskar Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. S.A.O.G.

The Heart of the Middle East: Energy Resources and Pipe Lines

Mr Fehim Caculi, Managing Director, Ismetal Dıs Ticaret A.Ş.

Abu Dhabi Metal and Pipe Profiles

Mr Marcel Schmitz, Head of Sales and Marketing, ADPICO

16:00 Round Table Discussion: China in Focus

A special SBB feature, an open forum moderated by Roger Manser. Come and express your views, hear other arguments, contribute to the discussion, learn with others. Chinese companies will be participating.

Mr Graeme Train, Research Manager Asia, Steel Business Briefing Ltd

Gala Dinner Sponsor
Gala Dinner Sponsor

Reception Sponsor
Reception Sponsor

Exhibitor- JSC Georgian Steel (Rustavi)
Exhibitor- JSC Georgian Steel (Rustavi)

Media Partner
Media Partner

Media Partner
Media Partner

Media Partner
Media Partner

Media Partner
Media Partner

 

Steel news in English | 中文 | Português | Español | Deutsch | Italiano | Русский

© Copyright Platts 2014, all rights reserved.
Back to top  Back to top