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Glenn Knoedler, Raw Materials Manager, Cascade Steel

Pierre Charbonneau, Materials and Procurement Supervisor, Ivaco Rolling Mills LP

Larry Stryker, Vice President Sales, DBlock Metals LLC

Chris Brzozowski, Commercial Manager, ICD Europe Ltd

Dominique Riche, President, Bozel Group

Joanne Chang Hamilton, Account Manager, Mitsui & Co USA Inc

Joseph Castellena, Stainless & Alloy Commodity Manager, OmniSource - Non Ferrous Stainless/Alloy Group

John Moores, CEO, C Steinweg

Luis Pessoa, Commercial Director, Maringa Ferro Ligas

The structure of the conference is very good as it allows ample time for both presentations and networking

Clara Sadomba, General Manager - Marketing & Administration, Zimasco

This was a great conference with excellent networking opportunities

Phillip Lynn, Inside Sales, Prime Metals & Alloys

It was a great conference. Surprisingly, both sellers and buyers were equally excited about upcoming year!

Dmytro Nadtochii, Director, Charisma Resources Limited

Excellent opportunity to get market insight as well as meet global customers . . . look forward to the next one . . .

Bharat Mandloi, Director, Abcom Pte Ltd

As an end user, the CRU Ryan's Notes is a really great opportunity for us to meet with all our suppliers and get crucial information on the ferro-alloys market

Charles Robitaille, Procurement Specialist, Bradken

CRU RN conference is a bridge to make your frame enlarge toward the world

Jay Cho, President, Asia Minerals North America

You solidify your current relationship while building new ones

John Lobman, Purchasing Manager, VDM Metals USA, LLC

A great conference to meet new and old companies

Ernie Mendez, Trader, Pound Metals

Well produced events. Helps provide additional outside perspectives on industry conditions and trends

Jayson Tymko, President, PacWest Silicon

Good presentations, good speakers and good location for us to be there

Joanne Chang, Marketing Manager, Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.)., Inc.

The CRU conference is a great place to meet current suppliers, to seek new opportunities and extend networking, all in a nice setting

Pierre Charbonneau, Materials and Procurement Supervisor, Ivaco Rolling Mills

Excellent organization

Francisco Ruiz, Director, Molyb

Ryan's Notes provides the best networking opportunity in the U.S.-market

Klaus Muehlbacher, Director Division Chemicals, AMG Titanium Alloys and Coatings

Best place to gather with a large number of customers, traders, and service providers. Great use of time, dollars

Mark Slemons, Mgr, Sales & Marketing, Rio Tinto Kennecott

This event is a great way to meet many of your large customers all in one location

Chris Lisso, Sales/Marketing Manager - Americas, Elkem Metal Canada Inc.

In 2 words: Excellent conference

Erwin Slagter, Director, Raetsheren 1768 commodity insurance experts

As always, this was a valuable and successful conference

James May, COO, HiTest Silicon

Great event with high quality attendees and informative sessions!

Kenneth MacAlpine, President, Tophet Corporation

An excellent networking forum

Mike Lacis, Global Business Manager, Freeport Cobalt

A really good place to be for finding new opportunities

Robert Idegren, Carbomax AB

This is the best conference I know of to meet many, many suppliers in a very time and travel efficient manner

David Jack Drage, Chairman of the Board, Remelt Sources, Inc.

Excellent opportunity to update your knowledge about market trends as well as the best way to meet customers and suppliers

Ramiro Becerra, CEO, Injection Alloys Mexico. S.A. de C.V.

The networking opportunities for a buyer are immense!

John Schmitz, CFO, L E Jones Company

A great chance to expand contacts all in one place

Michael Little, Specialty Silicon Sales Manager, Elkem

Good conference for networking

Frank Vultaggio, Sales Manager, Chemalloy Company LLC

After 24 years, CRU Ryan’s Notes is still one of the best industry conferences around and consistently attracts high profile, interesting and informative speakers and industry professionals. Will continue to attend!

Louis Parous, Director, Viridis.iq GmbH

Very good format for networking and gathering market information. We attend every year

Jeffrey Brassard, General Manager, Palm Commodities International LLC

Great organization, content and opportunities to network

Cristian A. Kommer, Manager Global Recycling, Kennametal, Inc

It's always a good conference and a good way to meet current and prospective contacts.

Dave Voss, President, Voss Metals Co.

CRU Ryan's Notes is the best in the industry! Always well attended and efficiently run

Brooke Robinson, Vice President, Induction Iron Inc

Ryan's Notes Ferroalloys conference is a great market information sharing and networking event in the international ferroalloys industry

Gary Guo, MD, Shanghai Gushuo Metal Trading Ltd

Great networking opportunity

Kristine Adams, Purchasing Supervisor, Nucor Steel Arkansas

An excellent opportunity to network with a very high turnout of suppliers and consumers

Daniel J Marx, Managing Director, Marx

This trip is a tremendous value. Everyone is in one place for the Ryan's Notes Ferroalloys Conference

Dave Fitzgerald, VP, North Metal and Chemical Co.

Great opportunity to meet with your customers & suppliers!

Michael Husakiewicz, Director, Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd

Hands down the best industry conference to network with existing and new customers and suppliers

Damian Loncar, Vice President, Greystone Alloys

This is the best event, anywhere in the world, due to the high number of end-users who attend

Michael Haw, General Manager, AMG Superalloys

It is a very good networking/meeting opportunity with producers, traders and end-users of metals and ferroalloys

Renato Tichauer, CEO, Tremond Metals Corp.

Invaluable for keeping track of peers and competitors . . .

Michael Little, Steel Industry Specialty Ferrosilicon Sales, ELKEM

Outstanding networking opportunities, much needed information on markets and strategy

Kevin F. Kirby, General Manager, Engineered Alloys and Continuous Cast Alloys, part of the JWF Group of Companies

The CRU conference has proven to be one of the best networking opportunity for alloys. It is very convenient to be able to meet most of our suppliers, and their competitors in one place.

Pierre Charbonneau, Materials and Procurement Supervisor, Ivaco Rolling Mills

Great opportunity to meet all the customers of North American ferroalloys in a relaxing atmosphere.

Matteo Chareun, Trader, Euromet SA

I was effective to meet with multiple customers within a 2 day period.

Andrea Curtin, Sr. Technical Sales Representative, Climax Molybdenum

Great opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones.

Bharat Mandloi, Director, Abcom Pte Ltd

Great way to network and find new opportunities. I've been coming to this event since 2009 and it's very worthwhile.

Mike Kinney, Category Manager, CMC

Great networking opportunities; a lot of meetings in a very short period of time

Caroline Elbaz, Lead Buyer, Axens

Comprehensive content, great networking in golf paradise!

Guy Ouimet, Managing Partner, Celtis Capital Inc

The conference is an excellent forum for meeting many suppliers and end users in a short time in a very pleasant environment! Reception and style of lunch (buffet with large tables) allow opportunities to meet new people.

Randi Davis, Manager - Marketing and Quality Assurance, JMC USA Inc

Ryan's provides the best opportunity for networking for our company.

Charles Zak, Executive VP, CCMA

A stupendous opportunity to meet with hundreds of USA / Canada oriented metal producers, users, logistic providers, and traders.

Jason Baljevich, Trading & Business Development, Cronimet