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14th Annual

Steel Markets North America Conference

Main Conference: March 20-21, 2018 • Post-Conference Workshop: March 21, 2018
Ritz-Carlton Chicago • Chicago, Illinois

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Platts 14th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference gives you the insight you need into steel market trends. Speakers help you see the market from all sides, including producers, traders, buyers, and investors.

This year, you also have the option of registering for the popular workshop, Price Risk Management in Steel: Executive Level. You can register separately for the conference or the workshop, or attend both events and save with a discount package.

Outstanding speakers include:

  • Michael Garvey, CFO, Alliance Steel
  • Thomas J. Gibson, President and CEO, American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Mark Bula, Chief Commercial Officer, Big River Steel
  • Paul Scherzer, Managing Director, BNP Paribas
  • Vince Pappalardo, Managing Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
  • Phil Levy, Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Donald McNeeley,President, Chicago Tube & Iron
  • Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President, and CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
  • Ben Abrams, President, Consolidated Scrap Resources
  • Russell Egge, Principal, Egge & Alexander Associates
  • Carol Jackson, Chairman and CEO, HarbisonWalker International
  • Peter J. Scott, Managing Partner, Headwall Partners
  • Phil Hoffman, CEO, Hoffman Iron & Steel
  • Aviva Leebow Wolmer, President, Pacesetter
  • Mitch Robertson, Trader, ProTrade Steel
  • Justine Coyne, Editor, Steel Markets, S&P Global Platts
  • Nicole Leonard, Senior Project Consultant, S&P Global Platts
  • Nick Tolomeo, Managing Editor, Americas Raw Materials, S&P Global Platts
  • Bill Ferara, Director and Lead Analyst, Downstream Metals, S&P Global Ratings
  • Kurt Fowler, Regional Head, Metals, S&P Global Platts
  • Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
  • Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics

Workshop Instructors:

  • Spencer Johnson, Head of Ferrous Trading, INTL FCStone
  • Tim Potter, Hedge Accounting Manager, HedgeStar

An agenda focused on opportunity

For 2018, speakers address the new and emerging opportunities in a volatile market. Learn about:

  • Macroeconomic trends and implications for steel markets
  • China’s steel production and role in world markets
  • Trade, tax policy, and infrastructure investment
  • Investment and market outlook for steel
  • Steel demand trends and key sectors
  • Ferrous scrap in North America
  • HBI for high-end steel markets
  • New disruptions in the steel industry
  • Innovation in global refractories

Last year’s conference earned outstanding reviews

Here are some of the comments we received from attendees’ evaluations:

  • “I learned an immense amount about various facets of both the North American and global steel markets from industry leaders with a wealth of experience at this conference. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to explore the intricacies of steel markets.” — 2017 Attendee
  • “The Platts NA Steel Conference provides a solid forum for information sharing and gauging industry sentiment.” — 2017 Attendee
  • “I am very pleased I decided to attend the Platts Steel Market Conference.” — 2017 Attendee

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Supported by:

Platts Steel Markets Daily

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Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)

S&P Global Ratings

Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)

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