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09:00 - 10:30
Session 1: Stainless, nickel and chrome market outlooks

09:00 - 09:30
Stainless steel - will Chinese demand remain buoyant?
 Stainless steel demand growth in China through 2017 - will growth slow?
 Trade cases and protectionism - how will stainless steel imports in the US and Europe be affected?
 The impact of the relaxation of Indonesian nickel ore exports to stainless steel investment in the country
What can be expected for stainless steel price performance?
Speaker:
Mark Beveridge, Team Leader, Nickel, Stainless Steel, Special Alloys, CRU

09:30 - 10:00
Nickel - Supply side provides greater uncertainty
 The impact of nickel ore exports from Indonesia on nickel prices and smelter investments
 Do mine closures in the Philippines offset increases in Indonesian exports?
 What is the outlook for NPI productions costs and supply?
Speaker:
Nikhil Shah, Principal Consultant, Nickel, Stainless Steel, Special Alloys Team, CRU

10:00 - 10:30
Chrome industry overview 2016 and first quarter 2017
 Supply and demand balance for chrome ore and ferrochrome
 China still driving and influencing the market?
 Who are the next outsiders?
 Prospects for demand?
Speaker:
Victor Constant, Market Research Analyst, International Chromium Development Association

11:15 - 11:35
Session 2: CRU's pricing methodology

Understand CRU's pricing methodology

11:15 - 12:00
Session 3: Roundtables - Technology metals

 Mega trends affecting the world battery market
 Technology metal demand from the battery sector
 Projected supply-side developments in lithium, nickel, cobalt and other key metals


12:00 - 12:40
Session 4: Technological case study

Case studies in the use of extrusion agglomeration in the steel industry

09:00 - 12:30
Session 5: High strength steel and refined alloys

09:00 - 09:30
High strength steel demand and chemistry and the impact on ferroalloys markets
Speaker:
Terry Goodwin, Managing Director, Scenario Marketing

09:30 - 10:00
Manganese ore and alloy markets
 What is the ore price outlook and how quickly will manganese ore supply ramp up again?
 Will alloy prices and manganese ore decline in unison?
 What is the outlook for Chinese demand?
 Will logistical bottlenecks in South Africa persist?
Speaker:
Dmitry Popov, Consultant, Steel, CRU

10:00 - 10:30
Refined ferromanganese market outlook
Speaker:
Aleksandar Popovic, Senior Consultant, CRU

11:00 - 12:30
Session 6: The carbon steel market seminar

 The latest European flats and long product market outlooks
 CRU's steel pricing work
 The impact and influence of global markets on Europe
 Opportunities and threats for the European steel industry

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