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プレカンファレンス: 2019年11月17日(日)

12:30PM Registration desk opens

Registration desk opens and is open throughout the day

1:00PM Networking Lounge open

Similar to last year, we have a special networking lounge where you can have you meetings and enjoy refreshment throughout the day.

Icebreaker networking events - Networking Lounge

3:00PM Speed networking

Just turn up to partake in a series of 10-minute long speed networking sessions.

We will match you with other delegates who you may not have had the chance to meet!

3:45PM Meet the steel mills

Start the business negotiations with a casual chat between buyers and suppliers and share how your year has been going. We have dedicated high tables where you come and meet new and familiar faces of the ferroalloy industry.

5:30PM Welcome party hosted by Largo Resources - Great Ball Room

Meet and network further with your fellow delegates, where you can enjoy complimentary drinks, entertainment and kick off the event in style!

1日目: 2019年11月18日(月)

7:45AM Registration desk opens
8:55AM Opening remarks

What did 2019 bring to the ferroalloys industry?

9:00AM Ferroalloys outlook with pricing trends and concerns
  • Market overview of each ferroalloy
  • Pricing trends of alloys and ores across regions
  • What to expect for upcoming year?
Amy Bennett, Senior Steel Editor, Principal Consultant, Fastmarkets MB
Christopher Kavanagh, Non-ferrous editor, North America, Fastmarkets AMM
9:45AM Carbon steel industry under the microscope
  • Global steel industry outlook
  • Growth expectancy and possible future issues?
Amy Bennett, Senior Steel Editor, Principal Consultant, Fastmarkets MB
10:05AM What will the future hold for the stainless steel industry?
  • Supply and demand dynamics synopsis
  • What is the market forecast and growth expectancy for 2020?
Robert Messmer, Market Analyst, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research
10:25AM Morning networking break

Improving the ferroalloys value chain

11:00AM The power of data
Dr Frank Jackel, Managing Director, Metalshub
Sebastian Kreft, Managing Director, Metalshub
11:20AM Stainless steel recycling innovations
  • Latest trends for recycling of ferroalloys
  • Electric vehicle as a driver and growth factor for recycling
  • New technologies and future aspirations for recycling ferroalloys
Filipe Costa, CEO, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH
11:40AM How have metal producers successfully scaled their digital transformations?
  • A closer look at the World Economic Forum’s Industry 4.0 Lighthouse sites
  • How have state-of-the art facilities adopted and integrated the latest cutting-edge technologies successfully?
  • What has been the financial and operational impact from this digital transformation?
  • Case studies: How have metal producers successfully scaled their digital transformations?
Michel van Hoey, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
12:00PM Fireside chat with leading industry players

Leading industry figures will be interviewed. Each will give their opinion about key issues facing the ferroalloys industry.

Interviewer: Amy Bennett, Senior Steel Editor, Fastmarkets

Mark Smith, CEO, Largo Resources

12:30PM Networking lunch break

Manganese

1:30PM Manganese market: Closer look to future developments
Ewa Manthey, Correspondent, Fastmarkets MB
Jon Stibbs, Senior Pricing Reporter, Fastmarkets
1:50PM Changing trade flow and end user markets - New developments in the manganese industry
  • Will the recent increased flows of low-grade manganese ore into China continue or fall when prices drop?
  • Can the recovery in the silico-manganese market in China prove to be short term or will it be resilient?
  • How are the steel and manganese sectors impacted by trade tensions between China and the USA?
  • What is the situation of the manganese alloy industry in Europe?
  • Will manganese ore exports from Africa continue expanding in the future?
  • Is manganese in li-ion batteries a game-changer for the larger manganese industry?
Moderator: Aloys D'Harambure, Executive Director, International Manganese Institute
Pedro Larrea, CEO, Ferroglobe
Kevin Fowkes, Managing Consultant, Alloy Consult
Manish Sarda, Director - International Business, Sarda Metals & Alloys Ltd
Karl Liu, General Manager, Sino-Minemet International Co Ltd

Chrome & Ferrochrome

2:45PM Chrome market: What is happening in the industry?
  • What challenges remain to bringing new ferrochrome production to the global market?
  • How is South Africa’s chromium and ferrochrome production developing?
  • What are the risks for chrome contained raw materials in global markets?
Danko Konchar, CEO, AFARAK Group
3:05PM Price volatility, oversupply in high-carbon ferrochrome- How will new developments transform supply and demand balance?
  • Will the current over-supply in the high-carbon ferro-chrome market in Europe be choked off?
  • How far can the low-carbon ferro-chrome price in Europe fall before it reaches a floor?
  • What was driving low-carbon ferro-chrome market in Europe down and where is the turning point?
  • What are the drivers and is there a difference for supply demand ChCr, HC FeCr?
  • RSA FeCr and Cr industry recent changes and how new developments can transform supply/demand balance by regions and globally in the world?
  • What does protectionism mean for the chrome industry?
  • China domestic FeCr market and its impact on the European market and rest of the world
  • Is there a need and is there a possibility for FeCr and Cr market to hedge the volatility and price risk expose for both consumers and suppliers?
Moderator: Jon Stibbs, Senior Pricing Reporter, Fastmarkets
Robert Yuksel Yildirim, President & CEO, Yildirim Holding
Danko Konchar, CEO, AFARAK Group
Lara Smith, Managing Director, Core Consultants
Dmitry Pastour, CEO, UniChrome AG
3:55PM Networking break

Nickel

4:15PM Nickel market: Continuous demand in battery and stainless steel industry?
Krisztina Kalman-Schueler, Managing Partner, DMM Advisory Group
4:35PM Looking to the future: How does the nickel industry need to change to meet future demand?
  • All eyes on Indonesia: How can nickel producers in other markets compete if low-cost production efforts are successful?
  • What are the challenges with the current price environment? Should the industry be prepared for potential pricing shifts?
  • How is the nickel industry responding to the growth prospects of the demand of lithium-ion batteries?
  • Looking to the future: How does the nickel industry need to change to meet demand or adapt to produce high quality nickel sulphate?
  • What is to be expected for the future of nickel-rich batteries?
Moderator: Krisztina Kalman-Schueler, Managing Partner, DMM Advisory Group
Mark Selby, Principal, Selby & Co
Anton Berlin, Marketing Director, Norilsk
Anil Shah, President, Ni-Met Metals
5:15PM End of day one - bar in networking lounge closes at 18:30

2日目: 2019年11月19日(火)

8:45AM Registration desk opens

Roundtable breakout sessions - Networking lounge

10:00AM Diversity and equality roundtable session
  • Gender diversity and equality: How to become a more inclusive company?
  • How can mining companies empower individuals to drive greater performance and career progression?
  • Elevating women to leadership position: how can the mining industry do this more?
Jelena Manojlovic, Chairmen Of Board, Afarak Group
10:55AM Quick break for refreshments
11:15AM Your ‘need to know’: Ferrosilicon and silicon market trends
  • What does the next year hold for the ferrosilicon market?
  • How are supply and demand dynamics shifting prices?
  • Closer look to the interchangeability of Silicon producers to ferrosilicon producers
  • How is this interchangeability bringing uncertainty to the ferrosilicon market?
  • What downstream demand trends from steel mills can be expected?
Kevin Fowkes, Managing Consultant, Alloy Consult
11:45AM The Chinese silicon industry and its impact on Western World supply/demand 2019-2024
  • How the silicon production in China is changing by region and why
  • China government policies toward export of silicon - how are they changing?
  • Forecast of domestic demand and exports of silicon 2019-2024
  • Impact of China on Western World supply and demand balances 2019-2024
James May, CEO, Midland Silicon Company
12:15PM Solar industry and silicon industry
  • What are silicon’s uses and growth opportunities?
  • Have trade laws impacted the silicon demand in the solar industry?

Louis Parous, Executive Director, Viridis. iQ GmbH (invited)

12:30PM Q&A - Ferrosilicon and silicon industry

James May, CEO, Midland Silicon Company

Kevin Fowkes, Managing Consultant, Alloy Consultant

Roundtable breakout sessions - Great ball room

9:30AM Vanadium roundtable breakout session
  • Price behaviour of the industry: what to expect for 2020?
  • Redox flow batteries and their future: what does it mean for the high purity vanadium demand?
  • Is ferroniobium an emerging competitor to changes grades of steel?
  • Steel grade demands: how is it impacted in the vanadium industry?
Paulo Misk, President and Chief Executive Officer, Largo Resources
10:30AM Quick break for refreshments
10:35AM Ferroniobium: Latest developments and trading trends
  • Supply and demand changes?
  • Is ferroniobium an emerging competitor to changes grades of steel?
  • Ferroniobium - how is the trend of substituting vanadium continuing to develop?
Matteo Chareun, Sales Manager, Euromet SA
11:15AM Quick break for refreshments
11:20AM Circular economy & resource efficiency roundtable breakout session
  • Sustainable use of resources: Thinking about resource efficiency
  • Circular economy and the steel industry: Future ideas for improvement to be more ‘green’
  • Innovation and sustainable treatment of waste and sludges
Filipe Costa, CEO, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH
12:00PM Quick break for refreshments
12:05PM Molybdenum roundtable breakout session
  • What is the demand outlook for 2020?
  • How have prices been affected since trade laws have come in?
  • What factors can impact prices for 2020?
Andreas Keller, Vice President, Scandinavian Steel AB
Barry Lazar, President, MEDIMA
Charlotte Radford, Senior Pricing Reporter And Battery Raw Materials Team Leader, Fastmarkets MB
1:00PM Networking lunch break and end of the International Ferroalloys Conference

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