SBB Training 2011 - Atlanta
8-9 fevereiro 2011

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Course Agenda - these sessions may be subject to slight change

This training course is unique in offering the most in-depth and comprehensive overview of the entire steel market.

In just two days, attendees will learn the following:
*please note that the program may be subject to slight change

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Day 1 - terça-feira, 8 fevereiro 2011
07:00 Registration
08:00 Session 1: Introduction

- Trainers & delegates introduction
- Steelmaking video

Sr. Preston L. Gibson, Head of Global Training, Platts

08:30 Session 2: Steel production process. Part I

- What is steel?
- Raw materials
- Steelmaking process routes

Sr. Roger Walburn, Manager - Customer & Product Development, NLMK - USA

10:00 Refreshment break
10:30 Session 3: Steel production process. Part II

- Casting
- Rolling & coating
- Galvanizing & coating

Sr. Roger Walburn, Manager - Customer & Product Development, NLMK - USA

12:00 Lunch
13:30 Session 4: End use markets Part I: Steel types

- Volumes and trends
- Construction
- Automotive & transportation
- Energy

Sr. Glenn Kidd, Consultant, USS Marketing Director - Retired

14:30 Session 5: End use marketss Part II: Steel types, volumes and trends

- Domestic appliances
- Energy, oil & gas
- Industrial products

Sr. Glenn Kidd, Consultant, USS Marketing Director - Retired

15:30 Refreshment break
16:00 Session 6: A macro view of the US and world steel market

- Historic growth of steel production and consumption
- Industry evolution and consolidation
- Steelmaking costs in context: a look at scrap vs iron ore
- Trade flows

Sr. Glenn Kidd, Consultant, USS Marketing Director - Retired

18:00 Cocktail reception
19:00 Dinner

Day 2 - quarta-feira, 9 fevereiro 2011
08:00 Registration
08:30 Session 7: How a purchasing manager thinks

- Calculating & negotiating steel prices
- Pricing fundamentals
- Steel spot vs contract and index pricing
- Demand, supply and market sentiment
- How purchasing managers think and act

Sr. Rich Cover, Owner, Richard J. Cover & Associates, LLC

10:30 Refreshment break
11:00 Session 8: Forecasting steel price

Quantitative techniques
- Introduction
- Designing the forecast methodology
- Examples
Qualitative techniques
- Using qualitative techniques to forecast steel prices
- Demonstration of price analyzer
- The Steel Index data and market survey

Sr. Rich Cover, Owner, Richard J. Cover & Associates, LLC

12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 9: Price risk management

- Reasons to manage price risk
- Traditional steel industry approaches
- Emerging financial tools - what are they and how do they work?
- Price discovery: role of indexes and forward curves
- Key characteristics and benefits of using financial tools

15:00 Refreshment break
15:30 Session 10: The steel market analyzed

- Analysis of the current steel industry
- Trends in supply & demand
- Importing & exporting
- Upstream & downstream integration
- Anti-dumping & other legal actions

Sr. Tom Balcerek, North American Editor, Steel Business Briefing

16:30 Comments & questions

Sr. Preston L. Gibson, Head of Global Training, Platts

 

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