Welcome to SMU Steel Training - our new portfolio of training workshops for the Steel community 


Steel Market Update 
has been running educational workshops since 2011, when the SMU Steel 101: Introduction to Steel Making & Market Fundamentals course was first launched. Having now passed the 1000+ attendees mark, the Steel 101 series is now recognized as the leading steel training course, led by experienced instructors who are well known in the industry.

We understand the need for ongoing training and career development across the steel industry, and we have a trusted track record of helping businesses to empower their employees, through our workshops to better understand steel production, marketing and trading dynamics.

Our knowledge of the steel industry, combined with our trusted market relationships, enable us to deliver valuable training programmes driven by topical themes and addressed by industry thought-leaders. As part of our continued mission, To Inform, To Educate and To Motivate, we have introduced several new hedging workshops tailored to empower people working across the steel supply chain to help drive their businesses forward.

We are running all of our workshops virtually, which we believe offer attendees a number of advantages including the ability to watch sessions both live and on-demand, downloadable resources, interactive Q&A's with instructors and live networking with industry peers.
  

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 Steel 101: Introduction to Steel Making & Market Fundamentals

SMU's Steel 101 Workshop is the premier industry training for understanding steel making and market fundamentals. Our 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 virtual guided tour of a steel mill which specializes in flat rolled products, and see all stages of production.

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 Steel 201: Commodities, Steel Pricing & Decarbonization of the Industry
Steel Market Update are developing an exciting new program, Steel 201 Workshop, which will cover in detail steel costs by looking at key commodities (iron ore, coal, energy) both from an international and North America basis. We will look at the carbon curve and explain why U.S. steel producers have a much smaller carbon footprint and what this will mean in a “Clean Steel” future.

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 Steel Hedging 101: Introduction to Managing Price Risk
Steel Market Update's introductory workshop will be tailored to those who are actively involved in the buying or selling of steel. Our Steel Hedging workshop will focus on helping industry professionals to understand financial derivatives as an instrument to hedge price risk, protect margins, protect inventories, or offer long-term pricing to their customers.

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 Steel Hedging 201: Advanced Strategies and Execution

This advanced workshop will be offer decision-makers who are actively involved in the buying or selling of steel, a continuing education which will go past introducing market participants to hedging and the terminology involved when dealing with financial derivatives. The course will focus on defining strategies and the execution of trades involved with a specific end goal in mind, as well as looking at real world case studies of hedging scenarios.

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 Galvanized Steel Hedging
Join this half-day workshop to learn about this relatively new steel futures product and we will explain what it is, how it might be useful to your company, how to use it, and more. This workshop will be beneficial for producers, processors, and consumers of HDG coil.

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American Metals Supply Chain Institute (AMSCI)
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The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International

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