“World Steel Semis Market 2012”: summary
V international conference "World Steel Semis Market 2012" was held on October 15-16 in Istanbul, Turkey, "Ceylan Intercontinental Hotel".
- World economic overview & recent development of steel industry
- Key ferrous scrap markets outlook
- Steel billets market outlook: general trends, price forecasts, new projects
- Outlook for world slab market: demand, supply, price estimates
- Major semis suppliers: sales strategies in nowadays conditions
- Perspective of steel consumption by regions – Europe, Turkey, MENA
- Sea shipping of metallurgical cargoes
The key issues were covered by presentations of 16 high caliber speakers such as: Rajesh Saigal, ArcelorMittal International, Near East; Mete Sahin, Colakoglu Metalurji; Peter Mathews CMG, Black Country Metals; Bahador Ahramian, Yazd Rolling Mill; Faisal Haddawi, Sulb National Company; Scott Newell, The Shredder Company; Adil Okan, Yolbulan Metal Sanayi Ve Ticaret; Heribert Schamong, Schamong GmbH & Co.; Selim Argun, Metkim Metal; Kensuke Kitani, SHIMABUN Corporation; Elena Turkenich, Metal Expert; Anna Derevyanko, Metal Expert; Kerem Vaizoglu, Agir Haddecilik International; Nikos Marmatsouris, GAC Shipping; Pavel Trunin, Metal Expert, etc.
Individual negotiations with representatives of COLAKOGLU METALURJI, YOLBULAN BASTUG METALURJI and CASTING provided vast opportunities to establish new and strengthen existing business contacts.
As well as suggesting topical market data, the conference offered unique platform for networking and sharing opinions among major suppliers, semis consumers, trading companies as well as shipping companies, representatives of consultancy companies. About 90 companies from more than 20 countries of the world, including Metinvest Holding, Metinvest International, VA Intertrading Aktiengesellschaft, ArcelorMittal International, SSAB, NLMK-Sort, Erdemir Group, Mechel, Transales, Casting, Elektrostal, Alrajhi Steel Industries, Nippon Steel&Sumitomo, Shimabun Corporation, Metal Corporation, Sulb National Company, Colakoglu Metalurji, South Steel, Duferco, Metalloinvest Trading, Kocaer Rolling Mill, Wise Enterprises, Great Pacific, Al Raki Steel, Star Steel International, Jahan Metal International, Ferrostal Labedy, Huta Stali Jakosciowych, etc. participated in this event.