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Please find below the 2022 agenda. The 2023 agenda will be available in due course.

9:10 - 9:35
Macro economic outlook

  • Exploring the outlook for inflation and monetary tightening
  • Examining key indicators - how likely is a global recession?
  • What is the currency outlook?

Veronika Akhmadieva, Economist, CRU

9:35 - 10:00
Carbon markets in focus

  • Exploring the outlook for carbon border regulations on trade - what could this mean for steel and alloys markets in the future?
  • What is the outlook for green premiums based on low carbon content?
  • What is the outlook for carbon pricing?

Charlie Durant, Research Manager, CRU

11:25 - 12:25
Bulk ferroalloys market outlook

  • Buyers over bought in recent quarters, what will the impact on prices be as conditions normalize?
  • To what extent will we see declines in crude steel production through 2022.
  • What is the outlook for steel price?
  • What is the outlook for US steel production?
  • Could Chinese imports pressure ferrosilicon prices even lower or will tariffs on Russian material provide support?
  • Exploring the supply, demand and price outlook for EMM, silico and ferromanganese

Clare Hanna, Senior Analyst Ore and Ferroalloys, CRU
Sonja De Klerk, Senior Sales Manager, Assore Ltd

12:50 - 13:15
Titanium outlook

  • Exploring key demand drivers including automotive and aerospace
  • Titanium scrap and ferrotitanium supply outlook
  • Price forecasts and key takeaways

Matthew Schmink, General Manager, AmeriTi Manufacturing, Kymera International

9:00 - 9:25
Stainless steel market outlook

  • What is the outlook for Chinese stainless demand?
  • Will automotive and domestic appliance stimulus measures combined with increased construction in the summer months lead to a recovery in H2 or will COVID resurgence undermine the recovery?
  • Analyzing the prognosis for raw materials prices
  • Comparing the outlook for prices and surcharges in Europe and the USA
  • Will restocking in Europe from September buoy prices?
  • Rising stocks, high imports, and slower demand will undermine USA prices – when will we see a decline?

Kai Hasenclever, Director, Economics and Statistics, ISSF

9:25 - 9:50
Nickel market outlook

  • In which time frame will we see an improvement in Chinese stainless demand?
  • Exploring the outlook for investor influence Market balance and price projections
  • The outlook for NPI supply and demand Exploring the outlook for NEVs and nickel sulphate production
  • Analyzing the outlook for European and US premiums

Mark Selby, Chairman & CEO, Canada Nickel Company

10:15 - 10:40
Molybdenum market outlook



Chris Gnann, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Climax Molybdenum Company

12:00 - 12:25

  • Distribution of graphite resources
  • Applications 
  • Demand and supply side factors
  • Challenges in the industry Impact of Russian - Ukraine crisis 
  • Supply from surplus to deficit by 2030 
  • Future of synthetic vs artificial graphite 

Siddharth Bothra, CEO, IQ Minerals & Metals