The industry's flagship ferroalloys conference 2019(Budapest)

Nov 08, 2019 / 1763 views

The industry's flagship ferroalloys conference 2019(Budapest)
Sunday 17th Nov 2019
Venue: The Corinthia Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Connect with the entire ferroalloys industry in one place, and make the crucial connections to drive your business in 2019.

  • More Steel Mills -  last year’s conference welcomed 152 steel mill delegates, representing 36 countries and we’re on track to double these numbers!
  • Welcome Party  - meet and network with your fellow delegates, where you can enjoy free champagne, entertainment and kick the event off in style!
  • Roundtable Sessions  – enjoy in-depth discussions led by expert hosts on specialised topics. This is your opportunity to deep-dive into hot topics and meet different people from across the sector while enjoying lively debates.
  • NEW   Speed Networking -  bring your business cards and join the speed networking event. Enjoy a relaxed environment to create business opportunities. 
  • Increased Networking Opportunities  – enjoy hours more networking at the 2019 event, with the networking lounge opening at 12pm on Sunday and a  NEW  icebreaker event taking place before the Welcome Party.
  • Silicon-Focused Sessions  – join silicon sessions on the Tuesday, as an added extra bit of content within your event pass.

Topics to expect:

  • Will the current over-supply in the high-carbon ferro-chrome market in Europe be choked off?
  • How far can the low-carbon ferro-chrome price in Europe fall before it reaches a floor?
  • Will the recent increased flows of low grade manganese ore (less than 34%) into China continue or fall when price drop?
  • Can the recovery in the silico-manganese market in China prove to be short term or will it be resilient?

Why attend? 

  • Meet the whole ferroalloys market in one place - over 820 delegates joined us in 2018 for 3 days of learning, networking and deal-making
  • Connect with steel mills from across the globe - in 2018, we welcomed 156 steel mill delegates from 36 countries
  • Hear from industry experts directly, and their thoughts on the future of the industry
  • Access to our Networking App – you can search the delegate list from four weeks before the conference, send messages and arrange meetings

NEW   Steel Mill Meet & Greet 

The following companies will be at the Steel Mill Meet & Greet.

When: Sunday 17th Nov from 15:45 - 17:00

Where: The Networking Lounge, The Corinthia Hotel

The industry's flagship ferroalloys conference Agenda
Day 1:

9:00 Ferroalloys outlook with pricing trends and concerns

  • Market overview of each ferroalloy
  • Pricing trends of alloys and ores across regions
  • What to expect for upcoming year?

Amy Bennett, Senior Steel Editor, Principle Consultant, Fastmarkets

Christopher Kavanagh, Non-Ferrous Editor, North America (Metals and Mining), Fastmarkets


13:50 Annual manganese panel:

Changing trade flow and end user markets - New developments in the manganese industry

Aloys D’Harambure, Executive Director, International Manganese Institute

Pedro Larrea, CEO, Ferroglobe

Kevin Fowkes, Managing Consultant, Alloy Consult

Manish Sarda, Director – International Business, Sarda Metals & Alloys Ltd
Karl Liu, General Manager, Sino-Minemet International Co.,Ltd

15:05 Annual chrome panel:

Price volatility, oversupply in high-carbon ferrochrome - How will new developments transform supply and demand balance?

Jon Stibbs, Senior Pricing Reporter, Fastmarkets

Robert Yildirim, President & CEO, Yildirim Holding

Dr Danko Konchar, COO, Afarak Group

Lara Smith, Managing Director, Core Consultants

Dmitry Pastour, CEO, Unichrome AG

16:35 Annual nickel panel:

Continuous demand in battery and stainless steel industry?

Krisztina Kalman-Schueler, Managing Director, DMM Advisory Group

Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Norilsk Nickel

Anil Shah, President, Ni-Met Metals



Ferroniobium: Latest developments and trading trends 

  • Ferroniobium – how is the trend of substituting vanadium continuing to develop?

Closer look at ferrosilicon industry

  • What does the next year hold for the ferrosilicon market?
  • The Chinese silicon industry and its impact on Western World supply/demand 2019/2024 
  • China government policies toward export of silicon – how are they changing? 

Circular economy & resource efficiency roundtable breakout session

  • Circular economy and the steel industry: Future ideas for improvement to be more ‘green’

Diversity and equality roundtable session

  • Gender diversity and equality: How to become a more inclusive company?

Vanadium roundtable breakout session

  • Redox flow batteries and their future: what does it mean for the high purity vanadium demand?

Molybdenum roundtable breakout session

  • What is the demand outlook for 2020?

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