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2023 AGENDA

 
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07:30 - 18:00

630 Minutes

Registration open

GICC South Lobby Sponsored by

08:00

08:00 - 16:30

510 Minutes

All-Day Beverages

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08:30

08:30 - 09:00

30 Minutes

Special Programming: NexGen Metals Community Presentation Forging the Future: Attracting and Retaining Talent in the Metals Industry

Finding new talent in the steel industry has become a major challenge. Hear from employers and recent hires as to what factors attracted them to our industry, their vision for their role within the metals community, and what will encourage them to continue investing their future career in steel.

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09:00

09:00 - 09:45

45 Minutes

Pre-Conference Workshop: Financing in a High Interest World

Speakers

09:45

09:45 - 10:00

15 Minutes

Break

Mobius Risk Group

10:00

10:00 - 10:45

45 Minutes

Pre-Conference Workshop: Managing Price Risk: Navigating Volatile Markets with Futures and Options

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Since 2020 the steel market has seen unprecedented volatility that appears here to stay for the foreseeable future. Firms that have a hedging program in place, or at the very least understand the dynamics of price risk management, have a competitive advantage. Join us for this discussion that includes panelists from across the steel market to better understand what futures and options can do for you.

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Speakers

10:45

10:45 - 11:00

15 Minutes

Break

11:00

11:00 - 11:45

45 Minutes

Pre-Conference Workshop: New Technology in the Metals Marketplace

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Explore the technology journey that steel industry companies have made in the past few years and hear about the impact, experiences and lessons learned.

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Speakers

11:45

11:45 - 13:00

75 Minutes

Lunch

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13:00

13:00 - 13:30

Location 1 |

30 Minutes

Opening of the Conference

What Do You Think? Interactive Audience Poll

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Speakers

13:30

13:30 - 14:30

60 Minutes

Show Me the Money (Supply)

Soft landing? Something harder? Whither inflation? This presentation will supply in-depth analysis of the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including central bank policymaking, worker attitudes, business confidence, and geopolitics. It will then turn toward a forecast for the year to come, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

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Speakers

14:30

14:30 - 14:50

20 Minutes

Break

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14:50

14:50 - 15:40

50 Minutes

Steel Price Forecasts: Boom or Bust in 2024?

Over the past three years, steel prices have experienced historical levels of volatility due to sharp changes in supply and demand as well as rising costs. As the world moves further away from pandemic-related disruptions, will we see this extreme price volatility start to subside? And if so, will recent inflation keep prices and costs at a new higher level than what was seen previously?

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15:40

15:40 - 16:30

50 Minutes

Fireside Chat With Barry Zekelman, executive chairman and CEO of Zekelman Industries

Speakers

16:30 - 18:00

90 Minutes

Networking Reception

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17:30 - 19:00

90 Minutes

NexGen Leadership Award VIP Reception

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07:00 - 18:00

660 Minutes

Registration open – GICC South Lobby

Sponsored by

07:30 - 16:30

540 Minutes

All-Day Beverages

07:30 - 08:30

60 Minutes

Continental Breakfast

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07:45

08:00

08:00 - 08:45

45 Minutes

Fireside Chat With Karla Lewis, president and CEO of Reliance Steel & Aluminum

08:45

08:45 - 09:45

60 Minutes

Domestic Steel Mill Panel: Investing for the Future

US mills have invested billions in new, cleaner, more efficient production. How will those investments benefit both producers and consumers in the years ahead?

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Speakers

09:45 - 10:05

20 Minutes

Break

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10:05

10:05 - 10:50

45 Minutes

Fireside Chat With Cesar Jimenez, President & CEO, Ternium Mexico

Speakers

10:50

10:50 - 11:45

55 Minutes

Gene Marks: From Washington to Your Workplace Tactics and strategies the smartest leaders are making to navigate and grow in 2023 and 2024.

Gene Marks will explore the tactics and strategies the smartest leaders are making to navigate and grow in 2023 and 2024. From challenges in the marketplace to finding new talent, Gene will highlight changes in policies and offer actionable steps to plan and utilize these changes to sustain and grow your business.

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11:45 - 13:00

75 Minutes

Lunch

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13:00

13:00 - 13:45

45 Minutes

Scrap and Metallics: Navigating the Boom in EAF Sheet Production

Prime scrap will be tighter in the years ahead. What strategies and technologies will scrap companies use to ensure efficient supplies and reliable supply chains?

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13:45

13:45 - 14:30

45 Minutes

Trade Panel: The Effects of Decarbonization on Trade Policies

Our panel will discuss government policies and private initiatives in international commerce and the ongoing negotiations toward decarbonization, including proposals for a carbon tax and a border adjustment mechanism.

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14:30

14:30 - 14:45

15 Minutes

Presentation of NexGen Leadership Award

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Speakers

14:45 - 15:00

15 Minutes

Break

Sponsored by North Star Bluescope

15:00

15:00 - 15:45

45 Minutes

End User Perspective: Matching Supply and Demand Cycles

Speakers

15:45

16:30 - 18:00

90 Minutes

Networking Reception

Sponsored by AkzoNobel Coatings, Port Tampa Bay and CRU Group

07:30 - 13:00

330 Minutes

All Day Beverages

Sponsored by Felux

07:30 - 13:00

330 Minutes

Registration open – GICC South Lobby

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07:45 - 08:45

60 Minutes

Continental Breakfast

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08:45 - 09:00

15 Minutes

Opening Comments & Announcements

09:00

09:00 - 09:45

45 Minutes

Service Centers: Adding Value Where It Counts

An optimistic look at the expansions, trends, and opportunities in the Steel Service Centers.

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Speakers

09:45

09:45 - 10:30

45 Minutes

Logistics: Moving Steel from Shore to Store

A discussion on the new trends in supply chains and how they are being rerouted and reimagined for the next phase in globalization.

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Speakers

10:30 - 11:00

30 Minutes

Break

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11:00

11:00 - 12:15

75 Minutes

Prepare for 2024

2023 is winding down as we prepare for the challenges and ongoing uncertainties of 2024. The decelerating rate of rise and, in some cases, onset of decline that characterized many industries and businesses in 2023 will extend through 2024 for many. We will present business strategies and tactics that address the projected changes in the economic landscape.

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12:15 - 12:30

15 Minutes

Final Thoughts

Speakers

12:30 - 01:30

660 Minutes

Lunch

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Close of Conference

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