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Europe Steel Markets 2021 Virtual Conference

Steel June 16, 2021 2 days 295.0 (Early Bird Price)


Virtual Conference

Like everyone else, we look forward to when the steel industry can gather in person once again. Until then, we will continue to bring you the very best conference programmes in a virtual formant. Kallanish events are supported by renowned industry expert speakers, covering the latest trends and market developments with thought-challenging analysis, and working strategies.

The Kallanish virtual event platform is designed to support face-to-face networking, personalised agendas, downloadable contact lists, the ability to engage with speakers via live Q&As and polls, and the option to re-watch sessions on-demand soon after each session.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 6th annual Europe Steel Markets 2021 virtual conference on 16-17th June.

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» Watch how to network at a virtual conference *New includes our exciting face to face networking room feature!

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Our dedicated virtual networking platform will enable you to engage in face to face meetings, send messages and contact requests and schedule meetings in advance with industry peers expected to attend the virtual conference.

  • Engage - Face to face meetings in our virtual networking room with groups of up to 15
  • Find - Search our list of attendees
  • Message - Chat, discuss and organise meetings with fellow industry peers and potential partners
  • Discuss - Post your thoughts onto the discussion board to see what others are thinking about the conference sessions
  • Join - Join and organise group meetings at the touch of a button
  • Support - The Kallanish team is on hand help you with these tools

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  • Launch your products and showcase your latest innovations
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  • Converse, collaborate, and connect using our easy to use and intuitive networking tools
  • Align your brand with this must attend event and be seen as a knowledge leader

We have designed two sponsorship packages, Gold and Silver. We'll be happy to explain more about the benefits of each package and how sponsoring an online event can propell your brand to the forefront of the industry!

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EUROMETAL is the European federation of steel tubes and metals distribution and trading. The roots of EUROMETAL date back to 1950, when the European Community for Coal and Steel was created by Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. EUROMETAL members are national federations of steel, metals and tubes distribution as well as distribution, SSC and trading companies having cross border activities in European OECD countries.



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.

Europe Steel Markets 2021 Virtual Conference June 16, 2021

  • 11:00

    Session 1: Global & European steel industry – debating the big issues

    2020 was one of the most challenging years ever for the steel industry. The first half of the year was characterised by an unprecedented halt in production, then by rapid demand recovery, low inventories, extended mill lead times, and soaring prices. This trend has continued into 2021 with steel prices repeatedly smashing record highs resulting in the focus of sales discussions switching from price to volume and lead times. Opinion is split -- are these conditions set to continue for the remainder of the year or will end-use buyers simply stop ordering and prices will come off? Similarly, iron ore and steel scrap prices have surged to levels not seen in almost a decade. China’s return to international scrap markets, coupled with its huge EAF capacity expansion could disrupt raw materials markets further. Closer to home, EU safeguard measures due to expire at the end of June - will they be extended, replaced or allowed to expire? As multiple factors shift trade patterns and the European steel sector embraces decarbonisation and ‘green steel’ initiatives, what is the outlook for European steel? What strategies are European steel participants adopting this year? What do producers, processors and traders expect for the remainder of 2021 and beyond?

  • 12:15

    Networking break

  • 13:00

    Session 2: Europe in the global context - safeguard measures, production & supply gaps

    Increasing trade barriers have characterised global steel markets in recent years and this trend of steel market regionalisation is expected to continue for years to come. In 2019 the sector was hit by a slow-down in end-user demand, which was further exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Since the latter half of 2020 demand recovery has seen steel prices more than double. Today, European steel demand outstrips supply, and producers enjoy record margins. Those down the supply chain struggle to pass on costs or replenish inventories. Domestic supply has been further compounded by ongoing uncertainty regarding Liberty's financing, and at Ilva over the 50-50 public-private partnership delays. Therefore, market participants eagerly await news on the status of European safeguard measures which are set to expire at the end of June. Will they be extended, replaced or allowed to expire? With higher climate ambitions for 2030 and 2050 will the proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) protect European steel? And what is the expected impact of CBAM on imports and exports? Our panel of experts will offer their views on the challenges and opportunities facing the European steel sector, with a specific focus on production, trade and policy.

  • 14:15

    Networking break

  • 15:00

    Session 3: Raw materials – demand, volumes & price

    Since Q4 2020 the raw materials markets have exploded. Iron ore and steel scrap have recorded dramatic price growth mirroring steel price rises. Iron ore has hit record highs not seen since the height of China’s post-financial crisis stimulus. Scrap, meanwhile, has been tightened further by the return of China to the international market. Raw material prices continue to outperform most expectations. With steel price and demand at record highs, low inventories and decade-high freight rates -- what can we expect for international scarp and iron ore markets? Are these prices sustainable or have they reached levels that may never be seen again? Is resource security sparking another wave of resource nationalism? Analysts and market observers will debate the current and future state of iron ore and steel scrap demand, volumes and price.

  • 11:00

    Session 4: Steel outlook – demand, volumes & price

    Global steel demand continues to outperform expectations with many market observers expecting 2021 and beyond to continue the strong recovery trend. Since the latter half of 2020 demand recovery has seen steel prices more than double in 12 months. With extended mill lead times, low inventories, decade-high freight rates, and unprecedented fiscal stimulus, what can we expect for the global and European steel industry? Are these steel prices sustainable? Could these high prices force consumers to reduce or temporarily stop buying at some point? In this session, analysts and market observers will debate the current and future state of steel demand, volumes and prices in Europe.

  • 12:15

    Networking break

  • 13:00

    Session 5: Key markets beyond Europe - demand growth, capacity investment & trade flows

    As market fundamentals have changed since the end of 2020, we invite steel industry participants from around the world to share updates on market developments in the key steelmaking countries and regions of China, India, CIS and Turkey. How is demand growth and capacity investment developing in these regions? With low inventories and extended mill lead times, overcapacity has not been a topic much discussed in recent months. However, as overcapacity is set to increase in most regions of the world, how will this dynamic play out in the months and years ahead? In addition, trade barriers continue to be central in today’s market and a rapid change in this situation is not expected anytime soon. Meanwhile, freight rates sit at decade highs due to economic and industrial recoveries adding an extra layer of risk and cost to international trade flows. Regional steel and shipping experts will analyse how key steelmaking regions and the freight sector are meeting the current challenges of market recovery, capacity investment and changing steel trade flows following the Covid-19 shock.

  • 14:15

    Networking break

  • 15:00

    Session 6: The future of steel - decarbonisation & sustainability challenges

    With much uncertainty in the long-term macro-economic environment, and higher sustainable climate ambitions within Europe’s steel industry, making firm forecasts on the future of steel is almost impossible. Nevertheless, many regional steelmakers have announced ambitious plans to cut emissions by 2030 and beyond. Various technologies for steelmaking decarbonisation are already available or are coming online soon including Carbon Direct Avoidance (hydrogen and electricity-based steelmaking), Carbon Capture and Storage, and Carbon Capture Usage. These technologies will result in higher production costs for European steel. Is there sufficient policy support and regulatory framework in place to make the transition economical? What must be done to ensure a level playing field for the entire supply chain. How close is European steel to securing an economically viable supply of hydrogen for hydrogen steelmaking? Will the recent jump in Emissions Trading System carbon prices spur steelmakers investments to decarbonise? In this panel, industry experts will discuss these questions and more on the future of the European steel and the influences from global developments and sustainability challenges.

Europe Steel Markets 2021 Virtual Conference June 16, 2021

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