September 2022

MENA Steel and Raw Materials Conference

Dubai, UAE

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The Leading Regional Steel and Raw Materials Conference

2-Day Event

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

Global Players

There will be executives from the leading steel companies from Middle East and North Africa.

Exclusive Networking

Build lasting connections during our exclusive cocktail reception.

Conference Agenda

1st Day

Registration & Welcome Coffee

Recent Developments in the Region

  • Main drivers for economic recovery in Arab countries 
  • Government initiatives to support the steel industry
  • Challenges and opportunities in the "Era of Green Transformation"
  • Steps to be taken to minimize negative impact of the next wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How are tougher import restriction policies affecting trade?

Networking Coffee Break

In Focus: Volatility in Steelmaking Raw Materials Markets

  • Latest trends in raw materials use
  • Iron ore supply: Brazil vs Australia
  • Steel scrap as a new strategic resource
  • Outlook for the local HBI/ DRI markets
  • Raw materials price scenario in the short term 

Networking Lunch Break

Review of Long Steel Sector in GCC and Africa

  • Construction and infrastructure activity as an indicator for the market growth
  • Evaluation of billets import prospects in Q3 and Q4
  • Balance issues between production and consumption in domestic markets
  • Emergence of value-added rebar products and the new opportunities as a result

Networking Coffee Break

Flat Steel Market Forecast

  • Major drivers in the market
  • Expected demand for flat products after the post COVID-19 situation 
  • Changing dynamics of steel prices
  • Automotive industry updates: Africa becomes a significant manufacturing hub 

Cocktail Reception

2nd Day

Welcome Coffee

Steel and Commodities Trade Landscape in the MENA Region

  • Intra-regional trade performance 
  • Traditional trading hub welcoming new trade flows 
  • Flexible cash-flow and better trade finance options
  • Trading steel digitally: Is it a possibility?
  • Protectionism and related policy measures 
  • Turkey's economic conditions and its impact on trade policy
  • Prospects for steel supply to Africa

Networking Coffee Break

Innovative Technologies for the Steel Industry

  • High-tech and environmentally conscious solutions to make sustainable steel
  • Age of digitalization in steel production 

Networking Lunch Break

Logistics and Supply Chain Solutions in the Steel Sector

  • Supply chain strategy for better management
  • Intelligent logistics and industry 4.0
  • Case study: What are the best shipment options?

Closing Remarks & Announcements

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Who will I meet at the MENA Steel and Raw Materials 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 gather all market participants from the Middle East and North Africa in one place. 

What is a key feature of this conference?

The MENA Steel and Raw Materials 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.

Conference Registration

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Flexible replacement tickets and complimentary rebooking !

If you are unable to attend our event due to an unexpected turn of events or new restrictions due to the pandemic, you will be able to exchange your ticket and obtain access to any other hybrid event hosted by MMSteelClub in the same calendar year. No penalty, no commitment! 

Terms and conditions apply

Previous Speakers Include

Adalberto Parreira
Executive Director
Alessandro Sciamarelli
Director of Market Analysis and Economic Studies
Alfonso Figueroa
Sales Director Duferco México
Anders Lehman
Business Development & Deputy Head of Metallurgy
Andrew Lichter
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development
Andrey Laptev
Director of Business Development and Corporate Venture Projects
Antonio Carlos Rosset Filho
Commercial Director Latin America
Attaul Ahmad
Vice President of the Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line
Cheong Jin Yu
Chris Heuschkel
General Manager - Manufacturing
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
Erik van Doezum
Director - Metals, Mining & Fertilizers EMEA
Ersun Ozdemirel
Marketing & Strategy Manager
Florian Grummes
CEO, Founder, Precious Metals & Cryptocurrencies Expert, Analyst, Investor, Trader
John Armstrong
Founder & CEO
John W Harris
Chief Executive Officer
Aaristic Services Inc.
Joseba Mendez
Iron & Steel Consultant
Leo Gong
Iron Ore Analyst
Mohammed Salem Al Afari
Senior Vice President - Marketing
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
Sergey Nenashev
Director for Strategy and Development, Member of Management Board
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