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09:05 - 09:30
Manganese ore and alloys

  • Manganese ore market fundamentals
  • Key issues affecting manganese alloys and price forecasts

Dmitry Popov, Consultant, Manganese ore and Ferroalloys, CRU

09:55 - 10:20
Digitalisation – threat or opportunity for ferroalloys?

  • All industries are undergoing profound change due to digitalisation   
  • New digital solutions are emerging in commodities covering digital production processes, supply chain, contracting and trading 
  • Rather than opposing change players should embrace new technologies and take an open-minded approach

Frank M. Jackel, Managing Director, metalshub

11:30 - 12:30
Panel discussion: Stainless steel scrap and raw materials

  • Trade and market dynamics

Anil Shah, President, Ni-Met
Sam Desei, Vice President, RM Metals
Pablo Abasolo, Head of Raw Material Purchasing, Acciai Speciali Terni

12:30 - 12:50
An overview of availability, consumption and recycling


  • What was the availability of scrap in 2017? What can we expect in 2018?
  • How does the consumption of stainless steel scrap compare to demand for raw materials?
  • Where will future supply of scrap come from? 
  • What does an innovative recycling process of nickel waste look like?

Filipe Manjolinho Costa, CEO, CRONIMET Envirotec

14:10 - 14:30
Nickel – is class 1 and class 2 pricing divergence likely?

  • What are the key factors that will shape the outlook for the nickel market in the medium term
  • How will EV production evolve and what does this mean for the nickel market?
  • Are we likely to see a divergence in pricing between class 1 and class 2 nickel?

  • Nikhil Shah, Principal Consultant, CRU GROUP

    14:30 - 14:50
    How will Indonesian stainless steel fit into the global market?

    • Will Indonesian material gain acceptance? And
    • What impact will it have on Chinese prices?

    Michael Finch, Stainless Steel Flat Products Monitor and Market Outlook Editor, CRU GROUP

    14:50 - 15:15
    Chrome and molybdenum market outlook

    Mark Beveridge, Mark Beveridge, Nickel, Stainless Steel, Special Alloys Team Leader, CRU

    15:45 - 17:00
    Workshop – New energy vehicles

    • NEV demand going forward and risks to forecast, considering not only cars, but also trucks and buses
    • Technology choices for vehicle manufacturers and what these choices mean for demand for different commodities – cathodes and anodes
    • Review of potential bottlenecks in Li, Co, Mn and Ni supply chains
    • Graphite and silicon for anodes
    • Summary of risks and opportunities

    Rebecca Gordon, Head of High Value Metals Consulting, CRU GROUP