There was unprecedented demand for Asia Steel Markets 2023 and this event closed early as it was fully booked.
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Asian steel markets have been rocked by both regional and international factors over the last year and there is little prospect of a quiet 2023. One dominant structural shift in the region is the end of Chinese demand growth and the shift towards a less steel-intensive economy. China’s sudden shift on Covid policy in December however, and the need to stabilise a struggling economy, have created a new surge of optimism in China, with the potential to spread across the region.
The emergence of India as the dominant ex-China producer meanwhile could come even faster if China further prices itself out of Southeast Asian markets. Ambitious plans are steadily moving towards at least partial realisation and the impact on regional and global trade flows is already being felt. Shifts in Indian steel trade are now often more significant than changes in Chinese volumes.
Between these giants Southeast Asia is being buffeted by the shocks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, raging inflation, a looming global recession and currency volatility and growing geopolitical tensions. Vietnam in particular has had a difficult year with credit controls and a crackdown on real estate. Fundamental potential for steel demand growth however is still attracting investment in the region, which will play a bigger global role than ever before in steel and raw materials markets.
Decarbonisation is meanwhile changing the investment landscape. Companies are increasingly being judged for their green credentials, and are sourcing materials and making investment decisions accordingly. For the industry this presents a major opportunity in a new era of investment, but while some companies will gain the advantage, many will be forced into changing their existing strategies.
While global markets are in turmoil, no region has the scale, variety or dynamism of Asia. Whatever direction the global steel industry turns, the engine remains in this region and at this event we intend to deepen our understanding of the role Asian steel has to play.
Asia Steel Markets 2023 took place at the Caravelle Hotel - 19 - 23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
This extra activity, a plant tour to Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel Complex on Tuesday 28th March was fully booked.
Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel Complex
Hoa Phat is the leading industrial manufacturing group in Vietnam. Originating as a construction machine and equipment trading company in August 1992, Hoa Phat has gradually expanded its business to trading and production of Furniture, Steel Pipe, Steel, Refrigeration, Real Estate and Agriculture. Since November 15, 2007, Hoa Phat has been officially listed on the Stock Exchange under the stock ticker symbol ‘HPG’.
Currently, the Group operates in 05 sectors: Iron and steel (construction steel, hot rolled coil) - Steel products (including steel pipes, galvanized steel, drawn steel wire, prestressed steel) - Agriculture - Real estate – Home appliances. Steel production is the core, accounting for 90% revenue and profit of the Group. With the capacity of 8 million tons of crude steel per year, Hoa Phat is the largest steel producer in the Southeast Asia.
Hoa Phat Group holds the No. 1 market share in Vietnam for construction steel, steel pipes and Australian beef. Currently, Hoa Phat Group is in the Top 10 largest private enterprises in Vietnam, Top 10 profit enterprises, Top 5 listed companies with the largest charter capital in Vietnam stock market. HPG's market capitalization reaches USD11 billion, among the top 15 largest steel companies by market capitalization.
With the business philosophy of "Harmony for joint development", Hoa Phat spends hundreds of VND billions every year to fulfil its corporate social responsibilities to the community.
This extra activity, a plant tour to Vina Kyoei Steel plant on Wednesday 29th March prior to the conference was fully booked.
Vina Kyoei Steel
Vietnam today is known as one of the countries with the fastest economic growth in the world. Accompanying that development is a change in urban appearance from infrastructure to high-rise buildings that are constantly rising in big cities. The prosperity of the country is also a source of motivation for us - Vina Kyoei Steel Co., Ltd. constantly raises and innovates with Japanese technology and quality with the desire to contribute to building a modern and sustainable Vietnam. steady.
Vina Kyoei Steel Co., Ltd. was established in January 1994 between Japanese partners: Kyoei Steel Corporation,Mitsui Corporation, Marubeni-Itochu Steel Corporation & Vietnam Steel Corporation- JSC. Going into production since January 1996 and currently Vina Kyoei is manufacturing and supplying the market with steel products: Ribbed Steel (Striped), Threaded Rib and Coupling Steel, Smooth Round Steel, Rolled Steel, Angle Steel Steel and billet with a total design capacity of nearly 1 million tons/year.
With its potentials and strengths, especially with a steel spirit, Vina Kyoei Steel Co., Ltd. is always ready to stand side by side to build a richer, more beautiful, and more modern Vietnam.
Danieli designs, manufactures and installs metal producing plants and equipment worldwide, either on a turnkey basis or supplied as individual units, covering, with company-owned technology, the whole process cycle, from ore and scrap processing to finished flat, long, tube and extruded products, for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Danieli plants are run by Danieli Automation process control, power and instrumentation systems, robotics, and include DIGI&MET smart manufacturing solutions (Industry 4.0).
Sustainable production is guaranteed by energy-saving processes, hybrid plants using renewable energies, and hydrogen-based processes, as well as Danieli Environment solutions.
10,000 people operate in the Group companies located in Italy, Germany, Sweden, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Spain, UK, USA, Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam, China, India and Japan.
Danieli Group average annual turnover is over 3 billion Euro. Investments in R&D amount to 150 million Euro per year (average for the last five years).
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KOCAER STEEL www.kocaersteel.com
Operating in the steel profile segment of the iron and steel industry, Kocaer Steel is the export champion of the Aegean Region in the iron and steel industry with foreign currency-indexed sales revenue of over USD 500 million and exports close to USD 400 million, and is the company with the highest steel profile exports for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
With an 800,000 tons/year steel profile capacity, Kocaer Steel currently manufactures in a total area of 280,000 m², 85,000 m² of which is closed, with 3 steel profile factories, 1 Galvanizing Factory, 1 Service Center and a renewable electricity generation facility with a capacity of 15 million kWh/year and provides direct employment to approximately 1,000 people.
Kocaer Steel is one of Turkey's leading steel profile manufacturers in its segment with over 12,000 products in various types, sizes and thicknesses containing chemical compositions of over 60 different qualities, together with the value-added products added to its product portfolio. The company manufactures high-strength, special quality, different sizes, special lengths and sections of steel profiles for customers operating in the solar energy infrastructure, energy transmission line, structural steel, transportation, mining, tunneling, shipbuilding, agriculture, machinery manufacturing and defense industry sectors and sells them through export, domestic and international distribution channel established in 2015 in the United Kingdom, which is the first in the industry.
Kocaer Steel started to provide cut-to-length, drilling, welding and cold forming services on steel profiles at its 120,000 tons/year capacity Service Center, as well as zinc coating services at its 100,000 tons/year capacity hot-dip Galvanizing Plant, which was commissioned in 2022. The Galvanizing Plant is one of the leading facilities in Turkey and Europe that performs steel profile manufacturing, service center and galvanizing processes in an integrated structure.
Kallanish Index Services www.kallindex.com
Kallanish Index Services brings you the latest market prices, data and insights for the hydrogen and gold sectors.
The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for industrial metals trading. Most of the world’s global non-ferrous futures business is conducted on the LME’s three trading platforms totalling $15.6 trillion, 145 million lots and 3.3 billion tonnes in 2021.
Participants can transfer or take on price risk against aluminium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc, lead, molybdenum, cobalt, steel scrap, rebar and hot-rolled coil, aluminium premiums and alloys, as well as our suite of gold and silver contracts, LMEprecious.
In December 2021, approximately 1.4 million tonnes of material were held on LME warrant in more than 570 storage facilities in 14 countries across 32 global locations.
The LME is a member of HKEX Group.
Japan Metal Daily https://www.japanmetaldaily.com/
Japan Metal Daily (Tekko Shimbun, JMD) is the largest Japanese daily newspaper focusing on Steel and Non-ferrous metal industries. While we
are based in Japan, our reporting is not limited to Japan but also events occurring in Asia and other regions, such as global alliances between corporations, especially Kallanish.
International Tube Association https://www.itatube.org/
The International Tube Association is a non-profit-making organisation totally committed to its members and to the promoting of education, technical development and trade relationships.
As the world’s largest—and only globally active—membership association of tube and pipe engineers and industry professionals, the ITA dedicates itself to technical excellence and global networking in the wider industry.
Founded in the spring of 1979 in Birmingham, UK, the ITA saw its membership grow steadily in the first decade, particularly in the US, and following the establishment of a US Management Board in 1990 similar regional Boards and offices were set up around the world, including in India and Russia.
In 1986, the Association created the first Tube Düsseldorf exhibition along with NOWEA (now Messe Düsseldorf); by the early 90s, we were established as the expo giant’s industry partner and a main sponsor of Tube Düsseldorf. Over the next decade, this came to include Tube fairs all over the world, with the ITA present at the first Tube Singapore, the first Tube India, the first Tube Russia and the first Tube China.
Our British founders held their first technical conference in November of the founding year, 1979. In our determination to promote excellence and offer support for the development of expertise, we have been organising and facilitating similar events ever since.
ME Steel https://www.mesteel.com/start.htm
MESTEEL is a Middle East b2b steel portal, providing buyers and sellers with, an in-depth database, steel offers, inquiries, news, jobs, information, events.
Since its establishment in 1928, NASS has been successfully working to promote the interests of steel service centres throughout the UK. NASS is the only trade association covering the whole of the UK steel stockholding industry. NASS members supply steel to UK manufacturing and are a vital link in the supply chain from producer to customer, handling some 8 million tonnes of steel a year, principally to the construction, automotive and engineering industries.
Arab Iron and Steel Union (AISU) https://aisusteel.org/en/home/
Arab Iron and Steel Union (AISU) was established in Algeria in 1971 as the first Arab union of Arab countries to be established under the umbrella of the Council of Economic Unity in the League of Arab States.
AISU is a non-governmental organization of a private nature, not of a political or commercial nature. AISU works on pioneering the Arab iron and steel industry and serving steel producers and consumers at the local, Arab and international levels.
AISU works in the field of preparing studies, organizing courses and holding periodic conferences for the prosperity of the Arab iron and steel industry. The union includes a wide range of companies with multiple activities related to the iron and steel industry.
Association partner: Steel Exporters' Association www.cib.org.tr
Steel Exporters' Association is a non-profit business organization of more than 1250 companies representing the largest steel producers and exporters in the Turkish steel industry. It carries on its operations with the aim of increasing the export potential of the Turkish steel industry and paves the way for Turkish steel producers/exporters, with main objective to foster and attain sustainable global steel market based on free and fair trade. The Association also solves the problems of its member companies face at home and abroad, provides contact between members and foreign importers in order to ease the export processes, serves up-to-date domestic and global market news, reports and analyses.
Vietnam Steel Association https://vietnamindustrialfiesta.com/vietnam-steel-association-vsa/
Vietnam Steel Association (VSA) is the non-governmental organization and its members consist of iron and steel producers, and distribution agencies, who engage in steel processing and sales, voluntarily participate. VSA was established for the aim of promoting cooperation among the members in speeding up the steel industry with stronger and sustainable development, matching the requirements of the country’s industrialization and modernization. VSA is a strong bridge to joint in between the enterprises and the State management Agencies; between the domestic steel industry with the South East Asia iron and steel Institute (SEAISI) and other countries. VSA currently has over 100 members including: Steel producers; Trading companies/ Representative Offices & Others.
The Indian Steel Association https://indsteel.org/
The Indian Steel Association (ISA) is the voice of India’s robust and growing steel industry. ISA came to life to create a conducive environment for steel production in the country and has since worked towards representing the interests of the Indian steel ecosystem both nationally and at international forums. As a not-for-profit society, ISA proudly shoulders the responsibility of communicating the views of its constituents to all stakeholders in the steel production supply chain. It remains at the forefront of all policy deliberations and contributes to decision-making in the area of public and regulatory policy, raw material sourcing, global trade, technology, environmental concerns, and the entire range of issues related to steel making, steel consumption and steel usage. As the world’s second largest steel producing country, India is leading the way and so is ISA.
Metal Trade Pages https://metaltradepages.com/
Metal Trade Pages is a database that provides business users with comprehensive information about companies, products and services associated with the Metal, Steel and Mineral Industries. This platform provides its members an opportunity to connect with other organisations and professionals related to the Industry.
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The Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel Complex Plant Tour will take place on Tuesday 28th March for the full day.
The Vina Kyoei Steel plant tour will take place on 29th March prior to the start of the conference.
Asia has not looked so diverse for a long time. It includes every phase and scale of steel industry: the emerging giant of India and the peaking giant of China, the ageing elder statesman of Japan and the full range of the Asean family. These industries are navigating an increasingly volatile world full of challenges, both political and economic. The leading players in the region will have to show the way for the rest of the sector as strategies are developed to deal with a changing world. That world is throwing new challenges at the industry from geopolitics to climate change, pandemics, and inflation.
Format: 10-12 min presentations + Q&A
Trends in steel demand are now diverging across Asia ever more dramatically. China is just at the start of a long and painful restructuring, but is hoping to brush over its difficulties with stimulus this year. India meanwhile is looking to dramatically increase demand in the coming years. While Japan continues to see demand slowly retreat, Southeast Asia is finally breaking the shackles of Covid and seeing investment boost demand again. Capacity investments however are under pressure. While hot spots like Indonesian nickel remain strong, steelmaking capacity remains plagued by weak margins. The dramatic global setting has left raw materials prices much firmer than finished steel prices and political, climate change and other risks abound. Some investment plans will fail. Know how demand is likely to evolve and which investments are most likely to last will be key to navigating steel markets over the coming years.
Format: 10-12 min presentations + Q&A
After years of hoping trade wars would ease, global steel markets now need to adjust to both trade and real wars. The shock of Europe’s first full-scale hot war of the century sent prices for many products soaring and has changed trade flows through Asia. Sanctions pushed cheap Russian materials into Asian markets, while Indian materials were diverted elsewhere. Even where demand trends are predictable, trade flows have often surprised as suppliers shift focus and lose or gain competitiveness. China’s opening to Covid could mark another upset to relative pricing levels across the region. Meanwhile, as the climate dominates policymaking to an ever greater degree, green credentials will become a growing part of overall competitiveness. Changing capacities, continuing trade frictions, and volatile currencies further complicated the picture, making up to date intelligence essential.
Format: 10-12 min presentations + Q&A
Commodities markets have been driven into a frenzy over the last year as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine tightened expectations in an already complex set of markets. Soaring energy prices have set off a series of chain reactions impacting production costs across the value chain. Freight costs, direct energy costs and steelmaking raw materials markets have all been upended and remain unpredictable, fluctuating wildly on a series of unexpected events. Now China’s policy shift on Covid has created a new wave of uncertainty on production and demand. Environmental issues meanwhile will increasingly shape demand for raw materials, as downstream investments seek to secure their green credentials. Emerging from the northern hemisphere winter, will energy markets begin to settle? Will commodities have stabilised in a new normal? Or is the volatility itself the new normal?
Format: 10-12 min presentations + Q&A
In this session, we will invite both our own analysts and key participants in the conference to review the issues raised and discuss the implications of what has been presented. With so many factors in play, we aim to step out and view the regional steel industry as a whole and give a clearer picture on what the future might hold.
Fan Tiejun, Master Degree, Professoriate Senior Engineer. Now holds the position of President of China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute (MPI). Fan has long been engaged in steel industry planning and research. He has participated in the development planning of China’s iron & steel industry from the “12th Five-Year Plan” to the “14th Five-Year Plan”, as well as in studying and the formulation of related industrial policies. He has been involved in the regional development planning of the steel industry for many provinces. Based on in-depth research on industrial policies and enterprises’ development, he has overseen the development planning for dozens of steel enterprises. He has also participated in the study of air pollution control and regulation policies, formulation of the technical roadmap of for the whole-process ultra-low emission in the steel industry. He has also participated in research on the technical difficulties of carbon monitoring and measurement covering the entire process of iron and steel making, as well as intelligent manufacturing theories and technologies system for the steel companies. Fan Teijun has won five national, provincial and ministerial awards, published more than ten papers, and gained five patents, which not only supported the state to formulate and release industrial policies from a technical view, but also strongly promoted green, low carbon and high quality development of steel enterprises and industry.
Alok is a steel industry veteran with nearly 38 years of varied experience in the steel industry. His experience includes training at British Steel and tenure as visiting fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University. Alok has been at the forefront in ensuring trade remedial measures are put in place especially when the Indian steel industry went through a rough patch in 2015-2016. He has worked closely with the steel industry & the Government as one of the core industry representatives to advocate on trade related matters at national and international forums. Alok has all through championed the cause of the Steel industry. He also represented India at the first meeting of Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC) held in Paris. In his previous stint at the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) he was instrumental in bringing together R&D establishments of SAIL, the Defence Ministry and other Government units to ensure critical import substitution of products within defence manufacturing. These efforts led to successful launching of fully indigenous warships and warranted that India moves towards Aatmanirbharta in steel requirement for the defence sector.
Dinh Quoc Thai is a graduate in Metallurgical Technology and holds a masters’ degree in Materials Processing Technology and Engineering. He has close to 40 years’ experience in the Vietnamese steel industry, holding various positions in Vietnam Steel Corporation including as member of the Board of Directors; Deputy General Director of subsidiaries; Chairman of BOM for joint venture companies such as Natsteel Vina, VPS, Vinausteel. Dinh Quoc Thai serves as General Secretary of the Vietnam Steel Association for the fifth term (2019-2023) and Vice Chairman of VFMSTA. He is also a member of the SEAISI National Committee since 2020.
Gorkem received his master's degree in Management of Business Administration in 2002 from La Salle University, Philadelphia, USA. He started his career in the US, working in multinational companies such as Saint Gobain. Later, he went on to work in the stock market fortune 500 company SEI Investments as a mutual fund trader in the US. In 2005, he took a challenge in the steel industry and started to work for steel producers as an executive for export markets. Then, he was appointed as a director of the steel desk of LN metals, a commodity trading company in London. In 2012, Gorkem founded Galex Steel International -- a trading house mainly focused on flat steel products and exports to Europe, Turkey, South America, Middle East and Far East. Galex represents reputable government and private mills from China, India and Turkey on regional or project basis. The company covers global markets through its offices in Turkey, China, India and Russia.
Roymond is the Finance Director of PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk. For the last 2.5 years, he’s been leading and coordinating Finance Transformation across multiple functions including supply chain, business process improvement, data analytics, debt restructuring with improved asset leverage and interest rates. He has a proven ability to work collaboratively with Board of Directors on mission-critical organizational planning efforts and is able to spur corporate growth. Prior to his time at PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk, Roymond worked for KAP Tanudiredja, Wibisana, Rintis & Rekan (a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia) for 8 years. He spent the last 2 years as Manager of the Capital Market and Accounting Advisory Services, where he provided accounting advisory services to businesses undertaking complex transactions. He also focused on the implementation project of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), financial information analysis, accounting policies guidance/establishment and being instructor of client’s training. Roymond spent more than 9 years in Audit Services (6 years in PwC Indonesia) where he handled numerous client’s portfolio, e.g. property, real estate, manufacturing, plantation, power generation, automotive and many others. Roymond holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Tarumanagara University and holding a Certified Public Accountant issued by the Indonesian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Gaku is the general manager of sales department for Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd., the biggest Japanese electric-arc-furnace steel producer which makes both flats and beams. Tokyosteel has the top market share of H beams and the first company to produce hot rolled coils from scrap in Japan. Tokyosteel’s pricing of steel scrap is regarded as a market indicator in the world. Gaku is responsible for export sales at Tokyo headquarters. He has abundant experience especially in HRC trade with various areas such as North America, Europe, China and other Asian countries. Gaku is also in charge of sales development of flat products to promote of environmental-friendly green steel among Japanese steel consumers like global manufacturers. EAF steel is the first choice for steel users towards Carbon Neutrality. The company has the technology to recycle obsolete-scraps to high quality steel sheets, Tokyosteel has a clear vision to expand the capacity.
Born in Firenze, Italy, Luca Faralli holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in Industrial Electronics. He started his career in Alcoa Italy, where he worked as a process engineer in the area of hot and cold rolling of aluminum strip and plates. He joined Danieli Group in late 2000, with the role of Project Manager for Danieli Automation, where he was involved mostly in projects related to processing of flat products. In 2002 he moved into Danieli Automation Sales Team, with growing responsibilities in sales management for Flat Products Business Unit. With the same company, in 2020 he was appointed Executive Vice President, Direct Sales and Green Steel, with a special focus on technologies and systems for the green transition for steel production. In early 2021, he moved into Danieli & C., where he was assigned the role of Vice President, Sales for QSP Due Team, the group division specialized in the design, development and commissioning of thin slab casting and rolling.
Meranti Steel is a Singapore based company active in the steel industry in South-East Asia. Its first joint venture is JFE MERANTI, a business for painting and coating of flat steel with a focus on building & construction markets. Sebastian has led JFE MERANTI as founding CEO, and serves now on JFE MERANTI’s Board of Directors. Meranti Steel is currently working on a new venture in South-East Asia. Sebastian has 20 years of experience in executive, operational, strategy, finance, and legal roles. He has previously worked across the globe with an international steel company, a leading strategy consulting firm, multilateral banks, and an international law firm. Sebastian has a particular passion for the steel industry in emerging countries. Sebastian holds a doctor in law from Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, and an MBA from INSEAD in Singapore/France.
Martin graduated from Imperial College, London with a degree in Process Metallurgy in 1987. An initial engagement with the steel industry started with British Steel Teesside both before and during study. This was followed by employment with the then Davy McKee Iron and Steel group, with a focus on iron and steelmaking related technologies. Following overseas secondments to many of the world's most famous iron and steel makers for commissioning and troubleshooting type roles, Martin was promoted to become Manager of Process Engineering and then to Head of Blast Furnace Technology whilst the company transformed through various guises to be the Primetals that is now a leader in the iron and steel technology supplier market. In 2017, Martin took a long-term secondment to work in Asia for business development for the blast furnace business. This has now been followed with a permanent transfer to the Primetals Taiwan office, with a responsibility for business development over iron and steel technologies in the Asia region. Decarbonisation is a natural and logical key area of this business development. Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a member of its Iron and Steel Division subcommittee and a nominated reviewer of papers for the Ironmaking and Steelmaking journal.
Vu holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College, VT, USA, with focus on East Asia. He is currently leading Cargill Vietnam Ferrous Business across both trading and customer solutions activities, focusing on steel trading and establishing an ecosystem where Cargill provides Vietnam customers with supply chain and price risk management solutions. His responsibilities also include providing tailor-made customer solutions to customers across the entire ferrous value chain, from Iron Ore & Metallic procurement strategies to technical & financial solutions for mills, processing firms and end-users alike. Prior to Cargill, Vu has over 10 years of sales & trading experience across energy and metals & mining sectors, spanning 4 continents and over 20 countries.
Edric joined the LME in 2014 and is based in our Singapore office, where he is Head of Corporate Sales in Asia. He has many years of experience in commodity price risk management. Previously, he worked at Mizuho Bank and was responsible for marketing commodity derivatives and advising hedging strategies to corporate customers. Prior to that, he worked for a world-renowned airline, managing their jet fuel risk book. Edric delivers our bespoke training courses in the Asia-Pacific region.
Emrah is a seasoned professional in the steel foreign trade industry, currently serving as the Vice General Manager of Bastug Metallurgy. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey and has over 16 years of experience in the field. Emrah has worked for top companies such as Ozkan Steel, Diler Holding, and Izmir Demir Celik (IDC) in various export and import departments. He is responsible for overseeing the import of steel scrap and raw materials, and export of end products like reinforcing bars and billets at Bastug Metallurgy. Emrah is known for his strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle pressure. He plays a vital role in ensuring the company's import and export operations run efficiently and effectively, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and customer service.
Ian is a highly regarded industry analyst, with over 20 years experience in metals, starting at CRU in London. Since 2003 Ian was based in Shanghai, China initially with Steel Business Briefing and then Macquarie, before a five-year stint at Rio Tinto running their iron ore analysis. Since 2010 Ian worked as a sell-side analyst with CLSA, Macquarie and others based in Shanghai and Singapore and continues to bring his leading-edge thoughts on the markets as an unbiased independent analyst.
Tomas is the Managing Editor Asia for Kallanish and produces editorial content on the region, with a focus on China, as well as overseeing Kallanish's operations in East Asia. He is based in Shanghai, where he has lived and worked for the last six years. Tomas speaks Mandarin as well as English and Spanish. He has also spent three years in Beijing studying and working. Previously, Tomas worked at Steel Business Briefing, where he joined shortly after graduating with a masters degree in Asian politics from SOAS in London.
TK Jiang, based in Singapore, is the metallurgical coal and coke trader of Century Commodities Solution (CCS) with an annual traded coal volume of close to 90 million. With a keen interest in the commodity market, TK began his career in an established price reporting agency publishing global met coal and coke price benchmarks, right after graduating from Singapore Management University. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Summa Cum Laude) with a double major in Finance and Corporate Communication.
Vaibhav is based in Singapore and is Manager of Asia Business Unit at Deltasteel Group, focussing on steel and ferrous scrap trading across the region. Deltasteel, headquartered in Switzerland, was founded in 1994 by three managers with over 20 years of experience. Deltasteel’s team of professionals is the company’s core strength: constantly engaged in the accurate selection, analysis, and knowledge of suppliers and with the aim to facilitate a cost-effective supply chain management that can rely on an established sales network. In addition to local partners & close associations in a number of markets, Deltasteel has offices in Switzerland, Spain, Ireland, and Singapore that aim to provide all the necessary strategic and operational support to our customers & suppliers. Vaibhav has varied experience in the regional steel industry, being previously working at Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises based in Singapore, and prior to that with Stemcor based in Mumbai & Dubai.
Loi Nguyen joined Maybank in 2022 with seven years of experience in the Vietnamese capital market. He previously worked at Thienviet Securities Company for two years as a senior analyst covering the materials industry. Loi formerly worked at Hochiming Securities Company, covering the financial sector.
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Asia Steel Markets 2023 Attendees
|ABC Recycling Ltd||Vice President, Sales and Marketing||Canada|
|Almet Holding CJSC||Founder/CEO||Azerbaijan|
|Almet Trading Turkey||Trade Consultant||Turkey|
|Almet Trading Turkey||Trade Consultant||Turkey|
|Almet Trading UK Limited||Director||United Kingdom|
|Anglo American Marketing Limited||Marketing Manager||Singapore|
|Anglo American Marketing Limited||Sales Manager||Singapore|
|Arkhon panel Α.Ε. --- Viemetal Group||Procurement Manager||Greece|
|Arkhon Panel Α.Ε. --- Viemetal Group||Procurement||Greece|
|ASUP METALS PTE. LTD||Commecial Director||Vietnam|
|Avic International Minerals & resources Co., Ltd||Sales Manager||China|
|AVIC INTERNATIONAL STEEL TRADE (HK) CO., LIMITED||Manager||China|
|AVIC INTERNATIONAL STEEL TRADE (HK) CO., LIMITED||Manager||China|
|Bastug Metalurji||Foreign Trade Manager||Turkey|
|Bay Timber Pty Ltd||Project Manager||Australia|
|BEIJING XIANGYU INTERNATIONALTRADE DEVELOPMENT CO.,LTD.||Manager||China|
|BHP Singapore||Manager - Maritime Department||Singapore|
|Borcelik||Raw Material Purchasing Unit Manager||Turkey|
|Borcelik||Raw Materials Purchasing Specialist||Turkey|
|Cargill Vietnam||Regional Customer & Merchandising Lead||Vietnam|
|Century Commodities Solution||Trader Coking Coal & Met Coke||Singapore|
|CHEONGFULI(HONG KONG)COMPANY LIMITED||Manager||China|
|CHEONGFULI(HONG KONG)COMPANY LIMITED.||GLOBAL STEEL SUPPLIERBUSINESS MANAGER||China|
|CHEONGFULIHONG KONG)COMPANY LIMITED||Manager||China|
|China Metallurgical Planning and Research Institute||President||China|
|China Oriental Singapore Pte Ltd||Trader||Singapore|
|China Oriental Singapore Pte Ltd||Manager||Singapore|
|China Union Material(Shanghai)Co.,Ltd||Market Research||China|
|Composite Aqua Systems & Equipments Pvt. Ltd.||Sr. Manager Operations||India|
|Cumic Steel Limited||ED-Global Sales||Vietnam|
|Cumic Steel Limited||Regional Director||China|
|CUMIC Steel limited||Southeast Asia Business Dept. Sales Manager||China|
|CUMIC Steel limited||ED-Global Sales||China|
|Daneli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA||Exec. Vice President, Tech Sales||Italy|
|Daneli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA||Exec. Vice President, Tech Sales||Italy|
|Daneli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA||Vice President, Tech Sales||Italy|
|Daneli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA||Vice President, Sales||Italy|
|Danieli Co. Ltd. - Vietnam||Area Manager - Automation|
|Danieli Co., Ltd. - Vietnam||Area Manger, Automation||Italy|
|Danieli Co., Ltd. - Vietnam||Area Manager, Service Sales||Vietnam|
|Danieli Co., Ltd. - Vietnam||Area Manger, Long Products / DMH BW||Italy|
|Danieli & C. SpA||Marketing Manager||Italy|
|DeltaSteel Group||Manager - Asia Business Unit||Singapore|
|Dong Hai Steel Trading Co.,Ltd||General Manager||Vietnam|
|Dong Hai Steel Trading Co.,Ltd||Sales Manager||Vietnam|
|Eastern Steel Sdn Bhd||Procurement & Sales Senior Manager||Malaysia|
|Eastern Steel Sdn Bhd||Marketing Manager||Malaysia|
|Exiros||Steel Procurement Manager||Argentina|
|Far East Metals||Founder||United States|
|Flinter Shipping Transport Industry and Trading Co Ltd||Chartering Manager||Turkey|
|Flinter Shipping Transport Industry and Trading Co Ltd||Managing Director||Turkey|
|For Composite Aqua Systems & Equipments Pvt. Ltd.||Managing Director||India|
|Frost & Sullivan||Consulting Director Metals & Mining||India|
|Galex Steel International||Managing Director||United Kingdom|
|GHB Import Export One Member Company Limited||Sales Manager||Vietnam|
|Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel JSC||Sales Manager||Vietnam|
|Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel JSC.||Team Leader - Raw Materials / Purchasing Dept||Vietnam|
|Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel JSC.||Iron ore - Raw Materials procurement||Vietnam|
|Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel JSC.||Export - Sales department||Vietnam|
|Hoa Phat Steel Sheet Co Ltd||Deputy Export Manager||Vietnam|
|HoaPhat Steel Sheet Co Ltd||Vice Director||Vietnam|
|Hoa Sen Group||Vice General Director||Vietnam|
|Hoa Sen Group||Import Manager||Vietnam|
|IKEA SERVICES (VIETNAM) CO.,LTD||Business Development Manager||Vietnam|
|Indian Steel Association||Secretary-General||India|
|Jebsen & Jessen Technology Pte Ltd||Managing Director - Projects||Singapore|
|JFE Steel Vietnam||General Director||Vietnam|
|John Cockerrill||Business Development Manager||Singapore|
|Kallanish||Events Director||United Kingdom|
|Kallanish||Managing Editor Asia||United Kingdom|
|Kallanish Commodities||South East Asia Sales||Malaysia|
|Kallanish Consulting Services||Consultant||Singapore|
|Karl International Pte Ltd.||Vice President||Singapore|
|Kocaer Steel||Deputy General Manager||Turkey|
|Kocaer Steel||Marketing Manager||Turkey|
|Kocaer Steel||Area Sales Manager||Turkey|
|Kocaer Steel||Area Sales Manager||Turkey|
|Laxcon Steels Limited||Director||India|
|Laxcon Steels Limited||Director||India|
|LME||Head of Physical Market Sales, Southeast Asia||Singapore|
|LME||Head of Financial Sales, Asia||Singapore|
|LME||Head of Sales||United Kingdom|
|London Metal Exchange||Head of Events & Education||United Kingdom|
|MAHAYANA INTERNATIONAL(HK)LIMITED||Chief operating officer||China|
|Maybank Kim Eng Securities||Institutional Analyst||Vietnam|
|MCC Vietnam||Business Manager||Vietnam|
|Melters Steel Corporation||General Manager & COO||Philippines|
|Melters Steel Corporation||AVP Human Resources & Administration||Philippines|
|Meranti Steel Pte. Ltd||CEO & Founder||Singapore|
|MESteel||United Arab Emirates|
|Metalman Exim (S) Pte Ltd||Director||Singapore|
|MISETAL||Flat Steel Product Manager||France|
|Nansei Steel Co Ltd||Managing Director||Japan|
|Nansei Steel Co., Ltd.||Chairman||Japan|
|Navex Asia||Managing Director||China|
|Navex Asia Ltd||Area Sales Manager||China|
|Navex Shipping Partnership Ltd||President||China|
|Ngoc Anh Steel||Director||Vietnam|
|OMP||Senior Manager Advisory||Austria|
|Open Mineral||Iron Ore Trader||United Arab Emirates|
|Open Mineral||Head of Business Development - Australia & South East Asia||Australia|
|Pacific Shipbuilding JSC||Business Development Vice Director||Vietnam|
|PASEK MINERALES SAU||SALES MANAGER||Spain|
|Paul Wurth Vietnam Co. Ltd.||Assistant General Director||Vietnam|
|PEB Steel Buildings Co Ltd||Purchasing Manager||Vietnam|
|Pomina Steel Corporation||Vice General Director||Vietnam|
|Primetals||Business Development Director Asia Iron and Steel||Taiwan|
|PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk||Finance Director||Indonesia|
|PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk||General Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis||Indonesia|
|Qatar Steel||Marketing Supervisor||Qatar|
|Rio Tinto||Senior Manager Strategy & Projects||Singapore|
|Rio Tinto||Senior Analyst, Market Analysis, Steel & Raw Materials||India|
|Rio Tinto||Manager Portfolio Strategy||Singapore|
|Rio Tinto||Manager Market Analysis||Singapore|
|Rio Tinto Singapore||Analyst||Singapore|
|Samsung C&T||Sale Manager||Vietnam|
|Savvy Minerals Holdings Ltd||President||China|
|SGL Group||International Business Representative|
|Shabro Metallic Pvt Ltd||Senior Management Team||India|
|SHANDONG BAYENER GROUP CO. LTD.||Director||China|
|SHANDONG BAYENER GROUP CO. LTD.||Foreign trade manager||China|
|SHANDONG BAYENER GROUP CO. LTD.||Vice president||China|
|Ship Shape BV / Armos BV||Managing Director||Belgium|
|Showa Denko Carbon Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.||Sales Manager||Malaysia|
|Sims Metal Management||Head of Ferrous Sales & Trading||United States|
|Sinomaterial International Co.,Ltd||Manager||China|
|Sinomaterial International Co..Ltd||Manager||China|
|Sinotrade Global Ltd H.K.||Managing Director||Vietnam|
|SMS Group Vietnam||General Director||Vietnam|
|SMS Group Vietnam||Senior Manager of EA||Vietnam|
|Stavian GFS Land JSC||Analyst||Vietnam|
|Stavian GFS Land JSC||Deputy Sales Manager||Vietnam|
|Stavian GFS Land JSC||Deputy Manager of Supply Chain||Vietnam|
|Stavian GFS Land JSC||Chairman||Vietnam|
|Stavian GFS Land JSC||Head of Commercial Business||Vietnam|
|SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation||Director for Technology and Industry Affairs||Philippines|
|SteelForce Far East Ltd.||Trading Manager- Asia departement||China|
|Steelforce NV||Managing Director||Belgium|
|Steelinvest group||Director - Asia||Singapore|
|SUPPLY CHAIN DEPARTMENT,XIAMEN XINDECO LTD.||Salesman||China|
|SUPPLY CHAIN DEPARTMENT,XIAMEN XINDECO LTD.||General Manager||China|
|Tata Steel Europe||Director, Regional Head Asia||Netherlands|
|Tatmetal||Head of Sales and Purchasing||Turkey|
|Tatmetal||Raw Materials Procurement Executive||Turkey|
|Teck Resources Limited||Market Research Analyst||China|
|Tekko Shimbun Corp (Japan Metal Daily)||Chief Investigator Overseas Marketing||Japan|
|Thailand Anthracite Co Ltd||Commercial Director||Malaysia|
|Tokyo Steel||General Manager, Sales||Japan|
|Ton Dong A Corp||Project Director||Vietnam|
|T S Global Procurement Company Pte Ltd||Regional Manager||Singapore|
|Vale International SA||Price Intelligence Manager||Singapore|
|Vale SA||Iron Ore Sales Manager||Singapore|
|Vale SA||Executive Manager||Japan|
|Vesuvius Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Representative Office)||Sales Head||Vietnam|
|Vesuvius Vietnam||Steel Sales Director - SEA||Vietnam|
|VICASA Steel JSC||Deputy General Director||Vietnam|
|Vietnam Steel Association||General Secretary & Vice Chairman||Vietnam|
|Vietnam Steel Association||Chief of VSA's Office||Vietnam|
|Vietnam Steel Association||Chairman||Vietnam|
|Vina Kyoei Steel Co Ltd||General Director||Vietnam|
|VN Steel||Director - PLanning and Marketing Department||Vietnam|
|VN Steel||Specialist - Marketing and Planning Department||Vietnam|
|VN Steel||Vice President||Vietnam|
|Welcome Trading Co Pte Ltd||Director||Singapore|
|Wirex Fze||Resident General Manager||United Arab Emirates|
|Wuchan Zhongda international Group Co., Ltd.||Director||China|
|Wuchan Zhongda International Group.,Ltd.||Manager||China|
|Xia Men C&D Mineral Resources Co.,ltd.||Senior Business Manager||China|
|Yildiz Demir Celik A.S.||Export Manager||Turkey|
|Yildiz Demir Celik A.S.||Deputy General Manager of Commercial||Turkey|
|Zhejiang Materials Industry Dao Fortune Co., Ltd.||Import & Export Department 2 Manager||China|
|Zhejiang Materials Industry Dao Fortune Co., Ltd.||VietNam Representative Office Manager.||Vietnam|
|Zhejiang Materials Industry Dao Fortune Co., Ltd.||Deputy General Manager.||China|
|ZHEJIANG METALS AND MATERIALS CO||Manager||China|
|ZheshangDevelopment Group.,LTD||Deputy General Manager||China|
|ZheshangDevelopment Group.,LTD||International Business Development Department Manager||China|
|Zubb Steel Co. Ltd.||Manager - Analysis & Planning||Thailand|
|Zubb Steel Co. Ltd.||VP-Zubb Engineering||Thailand|
Truly global, user-friendly coverage of the steel and related markets and industry that delivers the essential information quickly while delivering on most occasions just the right amount of between-the-lines comment and interpretation for a near real time news service of this kind.
Very good overview of the weekly steel market.