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October, 23rd 2018

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Steel & Raw Materials Trade Summit 2018

Steel 23 Nov 2018, Singapore, Singapore 1 day 1100.0 (Full Price)





The global steel sector and its raw material suppliers continue to be caught up in trends largely beyond their control. Changes in the steel sector, especially in China, have changed the way raw materials are bought and used. Global political shifts have pushed up oil prices, driving mining and shipping costs higher. The growing availability of scrap, plus the reform of the Chinese steel sector, suggest a shrinking share of steel produced from iron ore and coking coal in the longer term. The steel and raw materials sectors are meanwhile reacting to disruptions in trade flows caused by unpredictable policies in key economies.
The changing markets continue to throw up new opportunities however. New investments in capacity mean new customers for miners and scrap processors around Asia. A shift towards higher value steel products creates a need for higher quality raw materials and value-adding alloys. China’s push to become a bigger player in commodity derivatives provide new opportunities to hedge or profit. With so much going on we all need a roadmap to profit, so come to Kallanish Steel & Raw Materials Trade in Singapore on 23 November to share directions.



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Steel & Raw Materials Trade Summit 2018 23 Nov 2018, Singapore, Singapore

Steel & Raw Materials Trade Summit 2018 23 Nov 2018, Singapore, Singapore

Andrew Glass, Head of Ferrous Trading, Anglo American

Inspired by work experience in West Africa in rice, coffee & cocoa in early 90’s, Andrew has had a diverse career in international commodities trading. He has been posted in Switzerland, Australia, Singapore & USA in a variety of products & disciplines with a range of trading & financial organisations for over 22 years. Just over 4 years ago he left his agriculture focus for bulk resources, recently opening Avatar Commodities Consulting for a project with Anglo American to develop an iron ore trading business. This led to joining Anglo American Marketing Ltd in Aug 2017 as head of the new business unit, Ferrous Trading, growing a physical & financial trading business as an innovative producer with solution driven trading capability.

Basak Turgut, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Oyak Mining Metallurgy Group

Başak graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Business Administration in 1997. She worked for Ernst & Young as an auditor and consultant until 2003, based in Turkey as well as in the CIS. Between 2003 and 2009, she lead re-structuring and strategic management projects of various large-scale industrial enterprises and a number of greenfield investment projects in Azerbaijan. During the course of her work, she gained extensive knowledge and experience in leading business relations and projects in the UK, Holland, Switzerland, Hong Kong and China. Between 2010-2013 Başak worked as the Marketing Director at OYAK Mining Metallurgy Group, including Erdemir and Isdemir, two biggest integrated flat steel producers operating in Turkey. Since 2013, she is the Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of the Group and since 2015, General Manager of Ersem, Erdemir Steel Service Company. She also undertook board member responsibilities in Turkish Steel Producers Association and currently serves as the vice president of Turkish Steel Exporters Association.

Pankaj Gupta, Regional Manager South Asia, Tata Steel International

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Ann Nguyen, Regional Manager, Hoaphat Trading International

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Li Xinchuang, President, China Metallurgical Planning and Research Institute

Li Xinchuang has served in many roles previously including those approved by the State Council. He was Professor Senior Engineer, Vice Secretary-General of China Iron & Steel Association (CISA), President and Chief Engineer of China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute (MPI), Director of Technical Economics Branch of the Chinese Society for Metals.

Gerry Craggs, Managing Director, Stemcor (S.E.A.) and Chairman, International Steel Trade Association Singapore

Biography coming soon

Ajay Mishra, Executive Director, Global Head of Metallurgical Coal & Coke, Noble Resources

Biography coming soon

Ian Roper, CEO, SMM Singapore Pte


Ian Roper joined SMM ( in late 2017 to drive their international expansion and help bring their deep understanding of Chinese metals markets to a wider audience. Ian is a highly regarded industry analyst, with over 17 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. Over 2010-2017 Ian worked as a sell-side analyst with CLSA and Macquarie based in Shanghai and Singapore.

Tan Tee Yong, Head of Iron Ore & Steel, SGX

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Mario Montanari, Senior Manager / Trader, Mitsubishi Corporation RtM International

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Prof. Keyvan Tehrani, CEO, JTC (Jame Tejarat Co.) - Iron Ore & Steel International Analyzer


Keyvan is the owner and Managing Director of Jame Tejarat Company (JTC) since the date of establishment in 2002. He has been exporting minerals especially Iron Ore to various markets but mainly to China for about 18 Years. He has 30 years solid experience in the field of mining production & export of commodities. He is a Member of the Board & Head of International Affairs of IROPEX (Iranian Iron Ore Producers & Exporters Association) since 2012. Keyvan has a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering, Master of Medical Engineering and Phd. of Radiology from Iranian Reputable Government Universities and numerous post-graduation courses in Mining, and Steel & Management Fields from Iranian & Foreign Universities. Currently, he is a Professor & Analyst in International Economy and Management and has numerous articles published in Iranian & international websites, news agencies & media.

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Arshdeep Singh, Director, Vital Solutions

Arshdeep Singh is a Director at Vital Solutions, a Singapore-based trading company which serves the supply chains globally for the paper and the steel industry via investments in supply chain linkages, financing, offtakes and long term contracts. Prior to this role, Arshdeep was the Global Trading Manager for ferrous commodities at Cargill for over 14 years, where he was instrumental in building their global scrap & metallics business .

Kirill Zhilyaev, Head of Strategic Marketing, Energoprom Group

Kirill joined Energoprom in March of 2016, before that during 10 years he worked for one of the leading steel companies in Russia – EvrazHolding as a Chief analyst in Strategic planning direction. Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, Economic Faculty  in 1994, PhD in Macroeconomics and Modelling (Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004). From October 2007 to March 2008 worked as a fellow from Evraz in the World Steel Association.

Pralabh Bhargava, Principle Analyst, Wood Mackenzie

Pralabh joined Wood Mackenzie in August 2015 in the coal research team focusing on Asia Pacific region. Pralabh undertakes a detailed analysis of coal mining assets, including production modelling, cost estimation and valuations. He also conduct research on Indian sub-continent coal demand and keeps track of international coal market for both thermal and metallurgical coal. In his previous role, Pralabh was working as a specialist in the Energy team at Rio Tinto providing industry and market analysis for supporting business development and establishing marketing strategy. He has worked extensively in India’s coal, steel and power sectors, covering demand-supply modelling, infrastructure assessment and policy analysis. He joined Rio Tinto from KPMG where he was working as a commodity analyst covering more than ten hard commodities. Pralabh has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), a Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Masters in Business Administration (Finance).

Darren Toh, Commodities Data Scientist, Tivlon Technologies

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Bryan Duncan, Sales & Structuring - Asia Pacific, Arcadia Commodity Trading

Bryan is an experienced commodities trader and risk manager with over 13 years of experience in companies like Noble, Citibank and Deutsche Bank. He has lead regional trading teams across Asia for the last 10 years and has a strong knowledge of the Bulk commodity business here in Asia in Coal and Iron ore. At Citibank he lead the Iron ore and steel trading business for Asia Pacific while based in Shanghai for the last 7 years and then went on to develop the business for Deutsche Bank on both the Bulk and base metals side. At all of these places his focus was on managing the trading margin or developing new methods to manage the risk. Having a broad background in different commodity products & companies allows him to bring new ideas and methods to solving problems and helping clients. In Arcadia he now is managing the Sales and structuring for the whole Asia Pacific coordinating the risk management, physical sales and structuring for the wider group.

Edric Koh, Head of Physical Market Sales Southeast Asia, LME

Head of Physical Market Sales for South East Asia, Edric is the key point of contact for our end user customers in Singapore and the surrounding region. Previously he worked at Mizuho Bank and was responsible for marketing commodity derivatives to corporate customers across the region. Edric is heavily involved in educating the end users of metal regarding the LME and hedging, and leads many of our training and regional seminars. In the early part of his career, he worked for a world-renowned airline, assisting in their jet fuel price risk management. Thus, enabling him to have a good understanding of end-consumers’ hedging requirements. 

Dan Hilliard, Managing Editor North America, Kallanish Steel


Dan is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - the birthplace of the US steel industry - and he started in the industry in 2009 with the original Steel Business Briefing. Prior to that, Dan covered police and military affairs in Beaufort, South Carolina, and spot news for the Valley News Dispatch in Tarentum, PA. As part of the North American Kallanish team, Dan covers flats, tubular products and specialty steel products. 

Tim Read, Commodities Trader, Trafigura

Biography coming soon

Roger Emmott - Managing Director, Roger Emmott Associates Limited

Roger has 25 years experience in the ferrous sector. He has specialised in steel end use markets and is skilled at using and interpreting trade data as part of market studies. He is a vetted Expert on steel on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses. He has extensive knowledge of the world's steel producers, EAF and integrated routes, and their raw materials requirements, downstream assets and markets. He has performed due diligence on many international steel firms, and ferrous scrap re-processors. Recent work has included flat products, automotive steels including AHSS and UHSS, plate markets, cold rolled, galvanised and pre-painted steels. He has also performed work on long products, electrical steels and tinplate. Since 1993, he has been a close observer of the steel sector in China and its impact on the world.

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