SBB Steel Markets Europe 2009
3-4 junho 2009

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Programme Outline

Day 1 - quarta-feira, 3 junho 2009
08:00 Registration
09:00 Keynote Speech
Keynote Speech

Sr. Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff, President, German Steel Federation

09:30 Session 1: European steel markets – supply, demand, direction & opportunities

Twelve months on from steel’s price peak, a top line up of speakers review the market and look at trading conditions and opportunities through second half 2009 and beyond.

Presidente: Mr Paul Millbank

Macro economic conditions and the outlook for European steel

Sr. Rod Beddows, President and Co-founder, HCF International Advisers Ltd

European steel markets – a producer perspective

Sr. Brian Aranha, Vice President, ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe

Who will survive? – strategies to be successful after the crisis

Sr. Werner Kreuz, Vice President , A T Kearney

Steel distribution 2009: challenges and opportunities

Sr. Georges Kirps, Vice-President, Eurometal

11:00 Networking Coffee Break
11:30 Session 2: European steel markets – trade, protectionism & end-user strategies

International trade creates opportunities for some but problems for others. Has Europe got the balance right, and if not, what measures should be taken?

Trade and protectionism – has Europe got the balance right?

Sra. Angélique Katsiboubas, Secretary to Director General, Eurofer

Commodity flat steel: What is it? Should we have free trade?

Sr. Gustaf Kranck, CEO, Steel Team Oy Ab

Automotive and mechanical engineering OEM strategies: what impact on Europe’s steel market?

Dr. Martin Ekstrom, Associate Partner, Applied Value LLC

13:00 Conference Lunch
14:30 Panel session 1: has price risk management finally arrived?

A top-level panel debates the issues surrounding steel futures trading, index-linked pricing and other risk management tools.

Presidente: Mr Steve Randall

Sr. Raymond Key, Managing Director, Global Head of Metal Trading, Deutsche Bank

Dr. Thomas Ludwig, CEO / Chairman of the Executive Board, Klöckner & Co SE

Sra. Lotta Ulfsdotter, Steel Business Manager, London Metal Exchange

Sr. Richard Barrett, President, British Constructional Steelwork Association

15:45 Networking Coffee Break
18:00 Cocktail Reception
19:00 Conference Dinner

Sponsored by Salzgitter Mannesmann International GmbH.

Day 2 - quinta-feira, 4 junho 2009
08:45 Keynote Speech
09:00 Session 3: The future of European steel

It is five years since Eastern Europe’s major steelmaking countries joined the EU. What impact have they had, what opportunities has enlargement created, and where will European steel be in 2014?

Presidente: Mr Roger Manser

Steelmaking in CEE Gearing up for the Journey Ahead

Sr. Anoop Nair, Director of Investment, ArcelorMittal Ostrava

The survival of the fittest: European steel markets 2009

Sr. Juergen Nusser, President, European Association of Steel Service Centres (EASSC)

Poland: outlook for a key regional player

Sra. Katrina Barkova, Editor, Metal Expert Weekly

10:30 Networking Coffee Break
11:00 Panel session 2: Steel trade finance

Bank financing and credit insurance are pressing issues for the whole steel industry and many of its customers. Put your points and your questions to an expert panel debating this topic.

Presidente: Mr Oliver Ellermann

Sr. Ralf Mergehen, , SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH

Sr. Ralf Schwarzhaupt, CFO of Coutinho & Ferrostaal Group, Coutinho Ferrostaal

Sr. Piet Hein Ingen Housz, Managing Director Metals, ECT Metals and SCF of Fortis Bank Nederland

12:00 Session 4: Price vs volume

Niche producers play a vital role in extending steel’s market into high value applications. How do they see trading conditions and the prospects for H2 and beyond?

Presidente: Mr Mark Wiggett

Packaging steel – challenges and solutions for a high performance niche steel application

Dr. Ulrich Roeske, Chairman, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG

Coping with the crisis – Steel Tube-maker’s view

Dr. Heiko Von Hagen, Head of Strategic and Corporate Planning, Mannesmannröhren-Werke GmbH

13:00 Conference Lunch
14:00 SBB Stainless Steel Seminar

Keynote speaker

Session 1: Europe’s stainless market – supply, demand, direction, opportunities

Stainless steel demand, production and prices may be well down on recent past peaks, but there is no question that the industry has a long-term future.

Mills, traders, distributors and analysts review the European market and project forward on trading conditions and opportunities through second half 2009.

Session 2: Stainless fundamentals – inputs, trade, markets

Raw materials costs and steel imports are amongst the fastest changing variables in the economics of European stainless steel, while end-use market trends directly influence its product mix, competitiveness and long-term health.

Top speakers will examine these three key parameters and look at what lies ahead.

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14:30 Vallourec & Mannesmann Tube Plant Visit

VALLOUREC & MANNESMANN TUBES, a Vallourec Group Company, is world market leader in the manufacture of seamless hot rolled steel tubes for all applications. The Company operates production sites in Europe, Brazil, USA and China.
V & M TUBES supplies the world’s largest and most comprehensive range of seamless steel tube sizes and has an annual output of up to three million tonnes.

The company was founded in October 1997 as a joint venture between the French Vallourec Group (55% of shares) and the German Mannesmannröhren-Werke GmbH (45% of shares) joining together all their production units and marketing interests for seamless hot rolled tubes and threaded oilfield tubulars (OCTG).


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