Please find below the 2019 agenda. The 2020 agenda will be available in due course.

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Ball, General Manager, North America, CRU

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
The 4th liquidity crisis of the last 12 years

  • Unifying the monetary, economic, commodity, political and social events of the last 12 years
  • How the 2007/08 financial crisis has led to repeated global downturns and limited economic upside
  • Why commercial banks see a world of risk and little reward and the impact on the liquidity
  • What are the consequences and how long will they last?

Emil Kalinowski, Manager, Metals Market Research, Wheaton Precious Metals International Ltd

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Fireside chat - Trade policy and US competitiveness

Nazak Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary, Industry & Analysis, United States Department of Commerce

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Steel market outlook

Lynn Lupori, Head of Metals Consulting, North America, CRU

11:40 AM - 12:05 AM
Bulk ferroalloys market outlook

DeWayne Tuthill, Prices Development Manager, CRU
Clare Hanna, Senior Analyst Ore and Ferroalloys, CRU

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Roundtable: Advanced high strength steel in the automotive sector

Jody Hall, Vice President, Automotive Program, American Iron and Steel Institute

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Stainless steel market outlook - Sluggish demand, expanding capacity and trade policies

  • Major developments in the world stainless market
  • Focus on North American market
  • Outlook by major region
  • Key themes around Ni, FeCr and Mo
  • Points to watch in 2019 & 2020

Alexandra Anderson, Editor, Prices, CRU
Panos Kotseras, Principal Consultant, CRU

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Chrome ore and alloys

Victor Constant, Senior Market Analyst, ICDA

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Nickel creating a sustainable future

  • Demand growth in stainless steel
  • Contribution to zero emission transportation

  • Speaker:
    Reenen Pretorius, Nickel Sales Manager, Anglo American Marketing Ltd, UK

    10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
    US ferroalloys market movements and pricing

    John Ball, General Manager, North America, CRU
    Greg Smart, Ferroalloys Prices Editor, CRU

    11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
    Panel discussion - battery metals

    Mitchell Smith, CEO & Director, Global Energy Metals Corporation
    Alina Racu, Market Analyst, Metal Trade Overseas - NorNickel Group