Platts 4th Steel Raw Materials Asia 2013

Organization: Platts

Venue: The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: May 30, 2013 End Date/Time: May 31, 2013
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Managing raw material supply and demand despite resource volatility


The steel raw material industry is watching closely as Chinese mills move to lift the self-supply ratio for key steelmaking raw materials – especially for iron ore – both through developing and expanding domestic mines, and through investing in mines abroad. Platts 4th Steel Raw Materials Asia 2013 gathers industry experts to explore both the impact that higher mill self-sufficiency ratios will have on the seaborne (spot) raw mats markets and how government representatives of resource-rich countries will outline the policies and regulations to support/encourage/control foreign investment in resources. China’s decision to also to remove its huge export duties on metallurgical coke promises to make an impact on the steel-making sector. Additionally, as India is positioned to become a net importer of iron ore, questions abound on how Indian steelmakers may meet their needs since it currently lacks close ties with dominant iron ore suppliers. Attend this conference to discover how all these market issues will impact you and what iron ore projects are in the pipeline from major iron ore producers, as well as the current raw materials procurement strategies of major steel mills in Asia.


Key market issues that will impact you:


  • Steelmaker consolidation and the implications for raw materials
  • China’s new leadership, its priorities and challenges
  • New suppliers in the market – Mongolia, Indonesia and Iran
  • Examine how Governments are managing foreign investment regulations
  • China juggles with export taxes, rebates to manage its resources
  • Indonesian supply on rise… Can logistical challenges be overcome?
  • What’s best for raw material security – direct equity or diversifying supply?
  • The implications for global raw mats should India double crude steel capacity
  • India turns to scrap as an alternative raw materials
  • How well is the quarterly benchmark pricing system serving the industry?
  • Different viewpoints on managing risk by using both steel futures and steel swaps and raw materials to manage finished steel price risk


Producers and Mills:


  • Renato Paladino, President, Arch Coal Asia- Pacific
  • Velayudh Nair, Vice President, Essel Mining & Industry Ltd
  • Arun Kumar Jagatramka, Executive Chairman, Gujarat NRE Coking Coal Limited
  • Jayant Acharya, Director of Commercial & Marketing, JSW Steel Ltd
  • Martin Hacon, CEO & Managing Director, Indo Mines Ltd
  • Henk van de Belt, Lead Buyer Scrap, Tata Steel Group
  • Jon Crowe, Director, Baobab Resources


Industry experts:


  • Ajay Mishra, Executive Director Coke, Noble Group
  • Changho Kwag, Managing Director, POSCO Research Institute
  • Suzanne Smith, Managing Director, Standard & Poor’s Corporate Ratings
  • Muktesh Mukherjee, Vice President – China Operations, X-Coal
  • Mark Bell, General Manager , Hatch Consulting
  • Ved Prakash, Director - Steel, Gemini Corp
  • Damon Buckley, Head - Iron Ore Sales and Trading, Standard Merchant Bank Asia Ltd
  • James Huang, Physical Commodity Broker, Freight Investor Services
  • Graeme Train, Commodity Analyst, Macquarie Securities
  • Sebastian Lewis, Editorial Director China, Platts
  • Tim Hard, Director of Steel and Scrap, The Steel Index
  • Keith Tan, Managing Editor, Platts



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