SBB Green Steel Summit 2010
20-21 May 2010

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Program outline

Environmental Sustainability in the Global Steel Industry 

Day 1 - Thursday, 20 May 2010
08:30 Registration
10:00 Opening address

Mr Thomas Danjczek, President, Steel Manufacturers Association

Mr Pete Visclosky, Chairman , US Congressional Steel Caucus, Indiana Representative (D)

Mr Tim Murphy, Congressman, Pennsylvania's 18th District (R), Vice Chairman of Steel and Natural Gas Caucuses

10:30 Refreshment break
11:05 Session 1: Taking stock - a look at how pending environmental legislation will impact the global steel industry.

Industry experts and company executives will examine how the carbon emissions reduction initiatives being considered by governments around the world will shape the global steel industry and its various markets in the coming years.

Among the topics likely to be discussed:

•Where, how - and at what cost – will steel be manufactured in the future?
•What will be the future trends in the international trade in steel products?
•Will China and its BRIC colleagues go along if the US and other countries enact cap-and-trade plans? What can be done to ensure compliance?
•How will border control policies and emissions trading impact the process?
•Will steel prices rise with increased environmental requirements?

Chairman: Mr Roger Manser

ArcelorMittal and the Challenge of Climate Change

Mr Roland Verstappen, Vice President International Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, ArcelorMittal

Steel and Climate Change: Looking at a green future or into a black abyss?

Dr Hans-Jörn Weddige, Head of Corporate Climate Policies, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG

Mr Anthony Smallwood, Head of Public Diplomacy, Delegation to the European Union to USA

International Trade Rules and Climate Change: Key Issues for Global Steel Industry

Mr Andrew Shoyer, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

12:30 Networking lunch
14:00 Session 2: The producers’ perspective – mills discuss how they are responding to growing green demands.

Some of the world’s leading steelmakers talk about the strategies and tactics they’re employing to lessen steelmaking’s environmental impact.

Among the topics likely to be discussed:

•What are the industry’s current best practices?
•Which companies are setting the pace for their peers?
•How are these strategies impacting the bottom line?
•What CO2 reporting structures should be adopted globally?

Chairman: Mr Chris Davis

How Mills are Responding to Growing Green Demands

Mr Thomas Gibson, President & CEO, American Iron and Steel Institute

Technology: The Steel Industry of the Future and Sustainable Development

Mr Nicholas J. Sowar, Global Steel Industry Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP

The Producers' Perspective: Mills Discuss How They Are Responding to Growing Green Demands

Mr Eric Stuart, Vice President, Energy & Environment, Steel Manufacturers Association

Responding to Green Demand: Selecting the Right "Green Process"

Mr David Mysko, Consultant, Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc.

15:30 Refreshment break
16:00 Session 3: An inside look at inputs – the likely implications of a greener industry for raw materials suppliers

Scrap, iron ore, DRI, coking coal, power, gas and water: will it be business-as-usual further upstream, or are dramatic changes in the offing?

Among the topics likely to be discussed:

•Will DRI and HBI become raw materials of choice as the industry goes greener?
•What role will carbon credits play?
•Can mills afford to change the way they make steel?
•Will scrap become more important as a feedstock?
•What does the life cycle analysis of steel show?

Chairman: Mr Roger Manser

Steel Dynamics Inc. Presentation for SBB Green Steel Summit

Mr Richard J. Brady, Executive Vice President, Ferrous Commercial Group, Omnisource

Green Ironmaking with the Midrex Process

Mr John Kopfle, Director of Corporate Development, Midrex Techonologies Inc

Save Water, Save Energy

Mrs Christina Sund, Business Development Director, Primary Metals, Veolia Environnement France

Green Steel and Recycling

Mr Greg Crawford, President, Steel Recycling Institute

Gusa Nordesta S/A's Presentation for SBB Green Steel Summit

Mr Ricardo Carvalho Nascimento, Plant Director, Ferroeste Group/Gusa Nordeste

18:30 Cocktail reception

Day 2 - Friday, 21 May 2010
07:30 Networking breakfast
Steel for the Scrap Heap?

Mr Roger Manser, Founder, Steel Business Briefing

09:00 Session 4: End users speak out - how steel’s main markets are responding to the new environmental climate

Customers are making new demands on their steel suppliers. They’ll explore the latest green trends in construction, automotive and other industry sectors.

Among the topics likely to be discussed:

•New uses of steel in a low carbon economy
•Is there more to green building than just LEED certification?
•How is the auto industry making use of stronger, lightweight materials?
•What’s the next trend in sustainable manufacturing and what does it mean for your company?
•How will infrastructure investments fare with green steel?

Chairman: Mr Andrew Goodwin

Trends in Green Building Construction

Dr Sylvie Boulanger, Manager, Sustainability, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

Reinventing Automotive Steel

Mr Edward G. Opbroek, Director, WorldAutoSteel

Supply Chain Report

Mr Steven Mehltretter, Vice President and Partner, A.T. Kearney

10:30 Refreshment break
11:00 Session 5: A new day in steel - environmental issues are driving exciting technological innovations

Changing commercial, social and political pressures present a new mandate for plant and equipment makers. Learn about the latest developments in steelmaking and processing, from carbon sequestration to emerging blast furnace technologies.

Among the topics likely to be discussed:

•ULCOS: Ultra low CO2 steelmaking
•Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
•Improvements in blast furnace efficiencies

Chairman: Mr Ron Ashburn

Energy Efficiency in Iron & Steelmaking

Mr Dieter Bettinger, Vice President Energy and Environmental Care, Siemens VAI

Green Steel Making: How being "Green" Reduces Operating Costs

Mr Dave Toocheck, Sales Manager - Key Accounts, Bloom Engineering Company

Oxygen based solutions to reduce environmental footpring and energy use

Mr Tony Palermo, Metals & Glass Industries Manager, Linde LLC

Industrial Waste Heat Recovery for Power Generation with Ormat Energy Converters

Mr Josh Nordquist , Manager Of Sales, Geothermal Development, Ormat Technologies, Inc.,

A new day in steel: Essential expertise for Water, Energy and Air

Mr Michael Romano, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Nalco

12:30 Closing comments

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