Dec 7 - Dec 8, 2021

2021 Dubai Steel and Raw Materials Hybrid Conference

Rixos Premium JBR Luxury 5 Star Resort Hotel, Dubai, UAE

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The world's leading Steel and Raw Materials Conference

2-Day Event

Discuss the future of the global steel and raw materials market with over 8 sessions and panels over two days.

Global Players

Executives from the MENA region, CIS and Turkey would meet many delegates from North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The whole market will meet there.

Exclusive Networking

Build lasting connection during our exclusive cocktail reception

Conference Agenda

1st Day

December 7, 2021

Welcome Coffee & Registration

Meet our event concierges in the lobby to pick up your event badge and enjoy the morning networking coffee.

Steel Industry as a Driving Force for Global Development

  • Steel industry performance and its impact on domestic and international economic development
  • Challenges for steel manufacturing post Covid-19 
  • The path towards green steel making: Decarbonization, steel production & environmental impacts
  • Response to global overcapacity
  • Success story: restructuring and modern development strategies
  • Supply chain disruption

Networking Coffee Break

Projects and Investments Outlook

  • Reports by the regions and country-level: which sectors are the best to invest in? What are the potential new projects in 2022? Where is capital being driven?
  • Overcapacity vs. rising demand for new steel plant projects
  • Would leading lenders to the global steel industry continue to contribute more to the green steel projects vs other projects such as coal mines?
  • Financing the steel industry today: opportunities and threats
  • What do we anticipate the M&A market to be in 2022? Are we likely to see higher interest rates in 2022 and if so, what are the potential impacts?

Networking Lunch Break

Overview of Long Products Sector

  • Main drivers for long products market growth
  • Rebars segment benefits amid the expansion of the construction industry and increasing infrastructure projects
  • Insights into steel billets current and future demand 
  • International competition in long steel production
  • Anti-dumping vs. protection policies: what do we anticipate for the impacts of the long steel market

Networking Coffee Break

Review of the Flat Steel Market

  • Current situation on the global flat steel market
  • How will the scarcity of steel slabs affect the market?
  • How will the demand from the automotive industry and ramping up the inventory levels affect the flat steel consumption?
  • Changing dynamics of flat steel capacities through the regions

Cocktail Reception

2nd Day

December 8, 2021

Welcome Coffee

In Focus: Steel Raw Materials Crisis

  • Steel scrap recycling policy across the regions
  • Ferrous scrap pricing trends
  • Scrap deficit in China vs. China's plans to increase domestic scrap: how do we anticipate China's scrap imports to perform in 2022? 
  • The China factor & forecast for iron ore spot prices
  • The latest developments in the iron ore industry
  • Indicators of ferroalloys production and consumption
  • Outside the box: regional alternative raw materials, yes or no?

Networking Coffee Break

Analysis of Steel Trading Opportunities and Challenges

  • Regional supply chain disruption vs. trade opportunities
  • What are the strategic risk management factors facing international steel trading: perhaps more hedging? 
  • Constraints and difficulties facing modern distributors and service centres 
  • E-commerce evolution across the global steel industry
  • Trade financing and the credit crunch: Are banks tightening credit lines?

Networking Lunch Break

In the Spotlight: DRI and Pelletizing Evolution

  • Direct reduction's role in environmentally friendly steelmaking 
  • Modernization scenarios for Iron and Steel industry towards prospective energy efficiency and CO2 emission reduction 
  • Long term perspectives for sponge iron demand
  • DR Grade Pellets: the spike in demand vs. shortening the supply, how can this problem be resolved?
  • HBI vs. CDRI: where is the market heading? Would we see a balance in 2022? 

Networking Coffee Break

Technologies & Innovations – The Future of the Iron and Steel Industry

  • Emerging Technologies for iron and steelmaking
  • Presentation of the latest innovative solutions for the steel producers
  • The growing importance of digitalization in the steel sector
  • Next revolution in steel production: would the combination of EAF and DR be the future?
  • More need for Hydrogen to cut emissions drastically or not?
  • And what does it have to do with natural gas prices?
  • EAF: Summarizing the challenges facing DR Pellets feeds 

Closing Remarks & Announcements

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The Venue

Rixos Premium Dubai JBR

A stylish urban hotspot located in the heart of Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence. Experience trendy living where iconic design meets contemporary luxury, setting up the stage for exclusive and glamorous lifestyle experiences.

Who will I meet at 2021 Dubai Steel and Raw Materials Hybrid Conference?

You will shake hands with representatives from the top steel manufacturing companies, banks and financing services companies, traders, steel end-users, contractors and fabricators, tube manufacturers, steel service centers, technology providers and logistics companies. 

Why should I join the conference?

You will meet both your commercial and learning goals: extend your networks with new partners and customers after a major supply chain disruption during the pandemic, you would also learn more about the biggest news of the industry and the trends of the market (30+ high-profile speakers).

What is the target group for this conference?

MMSteelClub launched this conference to bring all market participants from the MENA region, CIS and Turkey in the same place. However, there will be interested industry players from other regions like North America and Latin America, Europe and Asia. The whole steel world will meet at one spot.

What is a key feature of this conference?

2021 Dubai Steel and Raw Materials Hybrid Conference is distinguished by a relevant and broad agenda, C-level speakers and audiences, exceptional networking experience, unique advantages for in-person or virtual participation, etc.

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Previous Attendees Include

Aaristic Services
Al Ghurair Iron & Steel
Alliance Industries
AMBE Engineering
Arcadia Economics
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India
AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH
Aurohill Middle East
Avatar Commodities
Bahrain Steel
Bank of America
Bank of Montreal
Borusan Mannesmann
Brazilian Nickel
BSRM Group
CIEC Hangzhou
Dow Jones Newswires
El Marakby Steel
Emirates Steel
Enel Green Power
EuroAsia Minmet Corp.
Gemini Corp
Gerdau Corsa
Global Transaction Partners
Jindal Steel & Power Limited
Kibar Dış Ticaret
Liberty group
Maghreb Steel
Marino Ware Industries
MHZ International
Mining For Facts
Mitsubishi Corporation
Mitsui & Co
National Coal Company
New Pacific Metals Corp
Nippon Steel
Nordic Iron Ore
NORIC Swiss GmbH
NSGI Steel Inc
Orion Minerals LTD
Pinnacle Group
Primetals Technologies
Rio Tinto
S&P Global
Salzgitter Mannesmann
Samr Steel Pte Ltd
Saudi Aramco
SMS Digital
SMS Group
Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa
SteelHedge Platform
TATA Metal
TATA Mining
TATA Steel
Tot Metals
TP-Exports LTD
tripleS GbR
Tubular Steel
U.S Steel
UniChrome AG

Previous Speakers Include

Andrey Laptev
Director of Business Development and Corporate Venture Projects
Chris Heuschkel
General Manager - Manufacturing
Adalberto Parreira
Executive Director
Alessandro Sciamarelli
Director of Market Analysis and Economic Studies
Alfonso Figueroa
Sales Director Duferco México
Alok Sahay
Former Executive Director
Steel Authority of India Limited
Andrew Glass
Head of Sales & Partnerships at Viridios Capital
Founder & MD at Avatar Commodities
Andrew Lichter
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development
Antonio Carlos Rosset Filho
Commercial Director Latin America
Arpan Gupta
Joint Director & Head - Mines, Metals & Cement
Cheong Jin Yu
Chris Shipp
Vice President Supply Chain
Craig Haymaker
Chief Operating Officer
Denis Gomes
Director – Supply Chain & Metallics
Dr. Gunther Voswinckel
CEO and Shareholder, VOSCO M.C. GmbH & President, ITA
Dr. Nils Backeberg
Manager ‑ Steel Alloys
Egemen Caglayan SIK
Managing Director
Ersun Ozdemirel
Marketing & Strategy Manager
John W Harris
Chief Executive Officer
Aaristic Services Inc.
Joseba Mendez
Iron & Steel Consultant
Leo Gong
Iron Ore Analyst
Maria Shalina
Director of Marketing and Customer Experience Improvement
Maxim Semenovykh
Head of Corporate Strategy
Mohammed Salem Al Afari
Senior Vice President - Marketing
Nicholas McDonald
Head of Sales, USMCA, Tubular Steel Inc. & President, Toronto Steel Buyers & Associates
Olga Shemshur
Head of Strategy Planning Department
Paolo Stagnoli
Commercial Director EAF & LF
Patrick Ryan
Senior Partner
Mining For Facts, llc
Rani Mishra
Vice President, Board Member 
Sanjay Mehta
Sergei Likharev
Vice President for Logistics
Sheraz Neffati 
Executive Director
V. Shiva Kumar
DRI & Steel Plant Director
Venkat Saranadhi
Executive Vice President - Strategy, Mill & Marine Services
Victor Constant
Senior Market Research Analyst
Victor Daniel Riojas de la Garza
Deputy Sales Director
Victor Kovshevny
Vinayak Singal
Global Head (Stainless Steel)