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Steel 101: Introduction to Steel Making & Market Fundamentals

We will be running the next Steel 101 Virtual Workshop, July 19-20, 2022 on our customized virtual platform.

Steel Market Update's Steel 101 Workshop
is the premier industry training for understanding steel making and market fundamentals. Workshop instructors have a combined 150+ years' experience in the steel industry. 

Our team of Instructors will present and describe the structure of the steel industry and the steel making process, starting with raw materials, and going all the way through the various rolling mills and coating processes. The workshop will focus on all aspects of flat and long product production, quality, and market drivers. Participants will have a guided tour of a steel mill which specializes in flat rolled products, and see all stages of production.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions in live Q&A's after each main topic plus we'll have a Networking Happy Hour on Day One, so you can meet and mingle with the instructors and other workshop attendees.

Register now for access to: all the workshop training, the steel mill tour, and a comprehensive Steel 101 workbook. This workshop also includes a certificate of completion for 11 hours of training that you can claim towards your ISM CPM recertification credits.

Whether you are new to the industry or are experienced and changing roles, our experts will help you gain the knowledge to succeed!

The advantages of virtual learning are many - reasons not to miss the Steel 101 workshop:


 Take a virtual guided tour of a steel mill, which specializes in flat rolled products, and see all stages of production. Guided by our instructors, you will watch prepared videos, covering both the BF/BOF and EAF process routes
 Get a detailed breakdown of the structure of the steel industry and understand the steelmaking process starting with raw materials, through to various rolling mills and coating processes
 Watch modules live and on-demand if you miss something, or want to re-watch a particular topic
 Connect with your industry peers - take advantage of the live networking opportunities (networking happy hour on Day one) on the virtual platform for the chance to mingle with your fellow attendees and the instructors
 Have the opportunity to ask questions or spark debate during interactive Q&A discussions. Our instructors will walk you through each of the course modules, making sure to answer any questions along the way - or you can message them separately for further discussion after the live programming
 Access and download all the resources at your convenience (you will have access for several weeks after the live workshop has ended)Virtual learning means you will be able to make the most of your training experience with no travel or accommodation costs!
 You will receive a comprehensive 150+ page workbook as well as access to related resources on the SMU website
With a combined 150+ years experience in the steel industry, our team of experts are ready to share their real-world expertise and knowledge with you

Watch the demo video here    Watch an extended preview here

This workshop is the perfect training for anyone involved in the steel industry, whether you are just starting out, or simply want to learn more about how steel is produced and sold.


Participants will:

  • Understand how steel is made (flat and long)
  • Understand where steel is used
  • Understand what drives steel market pricing
  • Understand how you can navigate the market
  • Identify raw materials used in steelmaking
  • Understand the melting and casting process
  • Understand the rolling processes for both flat and long products
  • Understand the coating process for hot dipped products
  • Understand quality issues that affect steel
  • Recognize the differences between fully integrated and mini-mills
  • Understand the fundamentals that move market pricing
  • Understand how steel is bought and sold
  • Identify potential risks in the steel supply chain
  • Understand available data, tools and resources

  • Register now