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Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel 2019 Conference

Steel Oct. 17, 2019, Istanbul, Turkey 1 day 850.0
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Join the Kallanish Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel 2019 Conference on the 17th October 2019 held at the distinguished Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul. 

Despite a backdrop of EU safeguard quotas, US tariffs and economic uncertainty in Turkey, flat steel trade between Turkey, the EU and CIS continues remains strong, with significant volumes going in each direction. The big question is, what comes next? What does the future hold for flats steel trade flows between these three key markets?


Conference Topics

Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel 2019 will address the following topics and much more:

  • Europe, CIS & Turkish flat steel market outlook
  • Turkish economic outlook and initiatives to boost consumption
  • Flat steel supply to the EU in the wake of safeguard duties
  • Turkish flat steel exporters' strategy in Europe
  • Turkish coil suppliers competing in traditional CIS markets
  • Prospects for the resumption of Turkish exports to the USA
  • Increased competition in Europe’s flats market
  • The slowdown in global automotive sector demand
  • EU buyers’ sourcing alternatives to Turkey
  • EU safeguard duty revision and effects on trade
  • CIS flats supply outlook to EU and Turkey
  • Turkish CRC & HDG capacity investments
  • Turkish automotive and white goods sector outlook 


Plant tour

Join the visit to Borçelik and you will get a detailed background on the company’s ambitions, strategy, and also a plant tour. 

  • Departure: 9AM Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
  • Return: 5PM Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
  • Price: The tour is only available for confirmed conference attendees and is available on a first come, first served basis.  Click here to RSVP for the tour, conference, or both at the same time.
  • Included: Transportation and Lunch

Booking essential – tour is limited to 30 places.



The Kallanish Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel 2019 Conference will be held at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.

Address: Cirgan Caddesi 32, 34349 Istanbul
Telephone: +90 212 326 4646
Map: Click here



Platinum Sponsor: BORÇELİK

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​​Borçelik started its activities in 1994 to produce “cold-rolled steel”. Borçelik increased its production capacity to 1.5 million tons following its investments totaling USD 530 million in 1994, 2003 and 2008. Borçelik has three cold rolling and three hot dip galvanized lines and is the biggest galvanized steelmaker of Turkey offering the highest quality with 900.000 tons of galvanized capacity. Borçelik continues its activities under the partnership of Borusan Holding and ArcelorMittal, one of the largest global steelmakers.The company’s strong market position is based on dynamic workforce, innovation oriented approach, continuous investment to develop and grow, and customer-focused service and quality conception. Production activities in Gemlik are carried out at an area totalling 240 square meters. Borçelik carries out production in the hot dip galvanized steel, cold rolled steel and hot rolled steel (pickled and oiled) groups, all of which are used as raw material input in industry. Borçelik carries out production in commercial, drawing, deep-drawing and extra-deep drawing steel, as well as bake-hardening, dual phase, rephosphorized, HSLA (high strength low alloy), high-carbon steels, enameling and structural steel qualities. The annual 1.5 million tonnes production capacity of Borçelik consists of 600 thousand tonnes of cold rolled steel and 900 thousand tonnes of hot dip galvanized steel. Main customer groups of Borçelik are automotive main industry and sub industries, whitegoods, panel radiators, building and construction, pipe & profile, packaging, metal good producers and steel service centers. Borçelik regards itself as the industrial partner of its customers andanticipates the needs of its customers to present solutions accordingly. Borçelik regards technology and R&D as indispensable for its business. The company takes steps towards digitalization in its operational processes through the Industry 4.0 transformation and develops innovative products at its R&D center which is approved by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology.



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​​Çolakoğlu's involvement in the iron and steel business began with the steel trade business that our founder Mehmet Rüştü Çolakoğlu started in Karaköy, Istanbul, in 1945. The first Çolakoğlu rolling mill commissioned in Sütlüce, Istanbul, in 1960. The first meltshop went into production in Dilovası in 1968 to supply billets to the domestic market. The company now called Çolakoğlu Metalurji strengthened its sectoral leadership when it started wirerod production in 1985. In 1990, Çolakoğlu added reinforcing bars to its production line.

Çolakoğlu Metalurji proved its determination in its efforts to bring state-of-the-art technologies to Turkey by investing in a new meltshop and rolling mill for flat products in 2007. At the time, the meltshop was commissioned, it had the world's largest electric arc furnace. Çolakoğlu Metalurji also made the first hot-rolled strip investment of the private sector in Turkey in 2010. The company maintains its position as a piooner in this industry. According last ISO 500 rankings, Çolakoğlu Metalurji is the 11th greatest company of Turkey and one of the most important driving force of Turkish steel production.

Silver Sponsor: TATMETAL

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​​Tat Metal is one of the leading flat steel manufacturer of Turkey by its rapidly growing structure and continuining its investments in line with market requirements. All the facilities including steel service centers employ over 500 people are specialized to manufacture pickled-oiled, cold rolled full hard, galvanised, pre-painted, slitted coils, trapezoidal&corrugated sheets and cut to length and embossed materials which are used to serve for construction, HVAC, machinery, white goods and automotive industries not only satisfy the demand in domestic market but also from Europe to North and Latin America, Middle East to North Africa. By completion of the investment of its tandem cold rolling mill, Tat Metal will have the biggest rolling capacity out of all Turkish re-roller mills.

Lanyard Sponsor: Borusan Mannesmann

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​​Borusan Mannesmann, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, is the first industrial initiative of Borusan, one of Turkey’s leading powers. With a global vision since its inception, the company merged its operations in 1998 with Salzgitter Mannesmann GMBH, Europe’s leading steel and technology company. Today Borusan Mannesmann operates as a trusted global brand with 1,945 employees and more than 4,000 product lines. With 6 plants on 3 continents, a production capacity of 1.1 million tons and a high sales volume, it is one of the leading manufacturers in the steel pipe industry in Europe and the world. Borusan Mannesmann brings its experience, expertise and passion to all corners of the world with its high-tech pipes from automotive to construction, from energy to machine production. Continuing its investments with a global perspective in line with market dynamics, the company established its Borusan Mannesmann Vobarno Tubi SpA company in 2001 and made its first overseas investment. In 2014, he founded Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US Inc. to manage the Houston Baytown factory investment in the US. In 2015 and 2017, the company won the Boru Best Pipe Manufacturer award by American Metal Market.




We are proud to be partnering with our co-hosts for the Kallanish Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Seminar. All member companies of the associations below qualify for an additional €100 off the prevailing rate!

Steel Exporters' Association​

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 faced 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 analysis. To learn more about the Turksh Steel Exporters Association please visit:


​​Formed in 1970, to increase the Turkish iron and steel industry to the level of developed countries; to provide a structure that can keep up with the developments in the world in every aspect; gather statistical information on world steel industry and spread; discussing the problems faced by our members and resort to all legal remedies necessary to produce and resolve solutions. Our Association, which was established with the aim of communicating the results of its activities to the public and private sector organizations and the public, has been carrying out its activities for the purpose of establishment since the mentioned date. Our association has 26 members consisting of producer organizations. To learn more about TCUD please visit:


​​YISAD, based in Istanbul, was established in 2003 and represents the complete scope of the flat steel sector: hot rolled, cold rolled & galvanized flat steel producers, steel service centers, distributors, traders and tube mills operating in the Turkish steel market. To learn more about YISAD please visit:



​​​Association Partner: NASS

NASS works closely with the relevant DBERR Divisions and, where necessary, with other Government departments, including HM Treasury, DTLR and DEFRA, to ensure that ministers and civil servants are aware of the role of steel stockholders in the supply of steel products to the UK market. Where Government policy is likely to have an impact on members’ interests, then NASS will make representations to the appropriate Secretary of State.​


Media Partners

Steel Data

SteelData, is the largest online steel statistics bank of Turkey. It provides accurate and most comprehensive Turkish steel statistics in a regular basis. No need to waste time looking for the data, SteelData is the total solution. Experience this comfort. SteelData, provides solutions to your information and consultancy requirements, take the pulse of the steel industry via its the meetings and conferences.


MESTEEL is a Middle East b2b steel portal, providing buyers and sellers with, an in-depth database, steel offers, inquiries, news, jobs, information, events.


Demir Çelik Store

Iron & Steel Store Magazine has established with 18 yearbook experiments. This establishment which publish to the sectors that Iron &Steel, Stainless Steel, Pipe, Machine, Logistics, Shipbuilding, Lifting and Carrying Machines, Warehousing, Cable, Lube Oils, Hydraulic – Pneumatic, Construction, Galvanize, Chrome, Aluminium, Molting, Automative Supplier Industry, White Goods Supplier Industry, has 5000 circulation for one month. It is reached to the readers with the subscription system and it is sent out to the Industry Sites, Organise Industry Areas and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the cities without charges. With the publication content, press quality, wide distribution network and the objectivitism, it become the leader of the sector in the second year of installation.



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Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel 2019 Conference Oct. 17, 2019, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 08:00


  • 09:15

    Chairman’s welcome - Paul Mullins, Director, Kallanish Commodities

  • 09:20

    Session 1: Partner associations’ keynote & debate

    Slowing Turkish economic growth has curtailed flat steel demand in Turkey’s domestic market, which mills have offset by considerably increasing exports, most notably to southern Europe. What is the future outlook for Turkish steel demand, given the continued financial stress throughout the economy? Will Turkish flat steelmakers be able to maintain exports in the face of more stringent EU quotas on Turkish hot rolled coil from October onwards? Turkey’s steel industry associations give keynote presentations on issues concerning their member companies, followed by an interactive panel discussion on the industry’s challenges and opportunities going forward.

    Moderator: Mehmet Ali Fincan, Board Member YISAD & Director Yametas

    • Turkish economy/flat steel market outlook
    • Government initiatives to boost consumption
    • Turkish flats exporters’ strategy in Europe
    • Turkish HRC suppliers’ competing in traditional CIS markets
    • The potential for resumed exports to the USA
    • The need for mills to prioritise exports over local sales to secure foreign currency
    • Dealing with protectionist measures in various countries


  • 10:20

    Coffee break

  • 11:00

    Session 2 – Coil production, value-addition, downstream markets

    Following the loss of the US market due to the doubling of Section 232 tariff, Turkish galvanised coil suppliers have increased shipments to Spain, Italy, the UK and Canada, among others. Turkish cold rollers and galvanisers have invested into substantial new capacity in recent years, but this has been undermined since mid-2018 by declining domestic automotive sales and steel consumption. In Europe, meanwhile, ArcelorMittal and US Steel have announced they will significantly cut flat steel production due in part to reduced automotive demand. What is the likelihood of Turkish suppliers returning to the US market now the 232 tariff has been normalised? How are the country’s downstream coil suppliers coping in an environment of increased capacity coupled with lower demand? Will more European flat steel suppliers follow ArcelorMittal’s lead in cutting output? is investing into value-added flat steel production still a viable option to offset reduced commodity-grade steel demand? How are other non-EU downstream coil producers approaching supply to the EU?

    Moderator: Paul Mullins, Director, Kallanish Commodities

    • Guvenc Temizel, Sales Director, Borcelik
    • Praveen Dixit Sr. VP- International Marketing JSW Steel Limited 
    • Dr Andrii Glushenko, Analyst, GMK Center 
    • Ayhan Ucar, Commercial Director, Tatmetal
    • Friso de Vries, Company Owner, Vogel Stahl 
    • Investments into CRC/HDG capacity
    • Regional/export demand developments
    • Potential of Turkish suppliers’ return to the US market
    • Substrate availability/sourcing options
    • Production cost/margin trends for coil processors
    • EU downstream coil supply/demand
    • Downstream coil supply developments in other regions


  • 12:30

    Lunch - Sponsored by Colakoglu Metalurji

  • 13:45

    Session 3: Economic outlook and trade opportunities

    The worst appears to be behind Turkey’s economy after it registered 1.2% growth in the second quarter of 2019 versus Q1. This was, however, down -1.5% year-on-year and analysts forecast zero growth at best for full-year 2019. Observers expect a rebound in 2020 from the currency and debt crisis that gripped the economy from mid-2018. Against this backdrop, key steel-consuming sectors such as construction and automotive continue to struggle with sales. However, in spite of increased steel market protectionism, flat steel trade between the CIS, EU and Turkey has continued at full steam, with Turkey supplying large quantities to southern Europe, Russia to Poland and various EU countries increasing HRC deliveries to Turkey. India, meanwhile, has seen HRC exports to Italy rebound in 2019, while its overall HRC exports surged 45% in January-July. Are these trading patterns likely to continue given that EU steel demand has slowed, owing in large part to a weaker automotive sector? How will the EU’s HRC safeguard duty revision from 1 October affect Turkish supply into the region? Will Indian HRC exports to Spain and Belgium also recover to 2017 levels? What effect on trade will increased competition within the EU have, following Liberty’s purchase of various ArcelorMittal mills in the region? To what extent will Turkey’s economy recover in 2020? 

    Moderator: Adam Smith, Managing Editor Europe & Middle East, Kallanish Commodities

    • Increased EU flats market competition amid slowing automotive sector demand
    • Russian steel market outlook
    • Europe steel market outlook
    • Turkish flats supply to the EU in the wake of safeguard duties
    • EU buyers’ sourcing market alternatives to Turkey
    • The effect of EU HRC safeguard duty revision on further trade
    • CIS flats supply outlook to EU and Turkey
    • Turkish HRC suppliers’ competing in traditional CIS markets
    • Indian coil supply into Europe, challenges and opportunities


  • 15:15

    Coffee break

  • 16:00

    Session 4 – End-use demand developments

    Turkey’s construction and automotive sectors, major steel consumers, have suffered from subdued activity since the financial crisis in mid-2018. This has hampered local flat steel suppliers’ sales in the domestic market, forcing them to look abroad for demand. There are signs a Turkish economic recovery is gradually building, but how long will it be till its force is felt by Turkey’s steel end-use sectors? Due to weak vehicle demand, meanwhile, EU flat steel suppliers to the automotive industry have looked elsewhere for sales, thereby increasing competition in the commodity coil markets. What will it take for the EU automotive industry to recover production and restore balance to downstream coil supply and demand? How is the white goods industry coping with slowing economic growth? This session will look at the latest developments in steel-end use sectors and forecasts for the coming year.

    Moderator: Burcak Alpman, Turkesh and Scrap Markets Reporter, Kallanish Commodities

    • EU automotive market recovery on the horizon?
    • Turkish white goods outlook
    • Turkish automotive outlook
    • Turkish pipemaking outlook


  • 17:15

    Chairman’s closing remarks - Adam Smith, Managing Editor Europe & Middle East, Kallanish Commodities

  • 17:20

    Cocktail reception

Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel 2019 Conference Oct. 17, 2019, Istanbul, Turkey

Asiye Ay Celik, Board Member, CIB & Commercial Director, Tezcan Galvaniz

Asiye was born in the The Netherlands in 1974. She started her education in The Netherlands and continued in Turkey where she graduated from Uludag University, Department of Foreign Languages. In 1997 she started her career in the steel industry and later moved to Tezcan Galvaniz, where she worked as an Export Manager for 3 years and Foreign Trade Manager for 10 years. She still continues works in Tezcan Galvaniz as Commercial & Administrative Director. Asiye, is married and has one son. She speaks English, Dutch and German.

Dr Veysel Yayan, Secretary General, TCUD - Turkish Iron and Steel Producers Association

Dr Yayan earned B.A. degrees from Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University in 1977 and Faculty of Law of the Istanbul University in 1987. Then he received his PhD degree from the Istanbul University Faculty of Economics in 1997. Dr Yayan has diplomas from University of Michigan on Economy of Development and Population; from the University of Sussex on Labor Market Information System and Japan Int. Coop. Agency on development and improvement of employment. After serving 22 years in the government from expert to Under secretary levels between 1976-1998, he was appointed as Secretary General to the Turkish Steel Producers Association in 1998. On 25 September 2017, Dr. Yayan was appointed as Under secretary to Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. In August 2018, Yayan retired from government and returned to his position as Secretary General of Turkish Steel Producers Association.

Gokhan Demiruz, President, YISAD / Chairman Gokmetal

Gökhan was born at Kayseri, Turkey, in 1966. He has graduated from Kayseri Ticaret Lisesi and Istanbul University Faculty of Economics, Finance Department. Since 1983, he has been actively working within the steel industry. He is the founder of Gökmetal Sac San. Ve Dış Tic. A.S. acting as the CEO with 100% shareholding. He is also the acting Chairman of Board of Directors at YISAD, Flat Steel Import-Export and Producers Association, which was founded in 2002 by flat steel sector companies.

Guvenc Temizel, Executive Board Member/Sales, Marketing, Customer Technical Relations and Innovation, Borcelik

Güvenç Temizel was born in 1975 in Ankara. He graduated TED Ankara College and METU – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department with Master’s Degree. He has been working at Borcelik at since 2002. He is currently Executive Committee Member responsible for Sales, Marketing, Customer Technical Relations and Innovation since 2015.

Praveen Dixit, Sr. VP International Marketing, JSW Steel

Praveen is Head of International Marketing at JSW Steel Limited, India. Over 32 years of his career, he has been working in the steel industry with responsibilities in planning and international business. He has been developing the export business of JSW Steel and leading the team to establish various steel products (entire value chain of Iron & Steel ) into international markets. JSW Steel is India's largest exporter of steel since the year 2000 with annual export volume of over 3.0 million MT. To increase efficiency and volumes of exports, Praveen worked with government owned ports and logistic organisations and worked on improving practices of material handling and ship operations.  He is also working to set up downstream manufacturing facilities of JSW in strategic markets of the world. Additionally he is also steering one of the governance projects "Centre of Excellence - Marketing" in JSW Steel. Academically he is a qualified Physicist with MBA in Marketing. 

Açıl Sezen,Business & Finance Journalist & Anchor, Editor in Chief, Bloomberg HT Radio

Açıl studied journalism at the Faculty of Communications at İstanbul University. He is currently working as an anchor at Bloomberg HT and Editor in Chief at Bloomberg HT Radio which he joined in 2010. He was previously working as an economy editor at Vatan Daily and manager at Doğuş Media Group and Sabah Daily. He was also a managing partner at Gazeteport & The Lira, news and finance websites, between 2006 and 2015.

Tommaso Sandrini, President, Assofermet Acciai & CEO, S.Polo Lamiere


Tommaso graduated in mechanical engineering from Università degli Studi di Parma in 1996. He started his career as a designer in the agricultural business for Landini spa, and then he moved to Germany in the automotive business working for Victor Reinz Gmbh, Dana Corp. In 2000, after attaining a Master in Business Administration in SDA Bocconi, he joined McKinsey & Co handling projects in utilities, banking and insurance sectors. Later he joined the Allianz Group as a marketing manager and then he became the credit manager of AllianzBank. Tommaso entered the steel industry with S.Polo Lamiere spa becoming General Manager in 2008 and CEO in 2012, currently holding this position, at the same time he was appointed Vice-President of Assofermet, the Italian association of steel distributors, and in 2015 he became President of the Steel Division of Assofermet. Since January 2017 he is member of the board of Tecnopali, the Italian leading company in lighting and TLC poles and electricity transmission systems.

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Friso de Vries, Owner and Director, Vogel Stahl

Friso was born in 1970 in the Netherlands. He earned a MSc degree at Delft University of Technology in Materials Science. He took several classes in marketing, strategic management and governance at Henley, IMD and Erasmus. Friso has worked and lived in the USA, Sweden, France, Germany and the Netherlands. After his start in R&D and production management with Volvo Aero and Aluminium Pechiney, Friso held several commercial positions in the steel industry with Corus and Tata Steel. He was, amongst others, responsible for mill sales to service centers in South-Europe and for the EMEA sales of specialty plated strip products. He was appointed CEO of a Tata Steel JV active in trade, steel service and fabrications. He is founder and initiator of Steelport Maastricht. His broad and international experience from mill sales, trading and service centers all the way down the supply-chain to manufacturing, strengthened and inspired him to launch himself into entrepreneurship. He acquired his own steel trading/service organisation early 2019.

Gorkem Bolaca, Managing Director, Galex Steel International

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.

Andrii Glushchenko, Analyst, GMK Center

Andrii graduated from Donetsk National University, Faculty of Accounting and Finance in 2012. In 2016 he received PhD degree in Economics. In 2012-2013 he worked for Ukrainian steel company Energosteel as marketing analyst. In 2013-2018 Andrii worked for an investment company and researched commodities and financial markets. In 2018 he joined GMK Center. In this analytical center Andrii is responsible for investigation of EU and MENA steel markets.

Enis B Kokes, Purchasing Manager, Arcelik

Enis is the purchasing manager responsible for Raw Material – Metals (steel, copper, aluminum) comprising all purchases for Arçelik locations world-wide. Enis worked for 14 years in Arçelik and the white goods sector. His managerial experience includes 4 different categories in purchasing, ranging from processed products to components. Before joining Arçelik, he spent 3 years in sales at Maersk in the logistics sector. He earned a bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering in Turkey and a master of science degree in Business Management in Germany.

Ali Okyay, Executive Vice President, Borusan Mannesmann

Ali is a senior executive leader in steel industry with 20 years progressive experience. He started his professional career in Borusan Mannesmann pipe company in early 2000, just after graduating from Bosphorus University / Industrial Engineering department. He has a diverse experience set in steel business including six sigma project management, sales and procurement. After Ali held commercial leadership roles in Borusan Mannesmann focusing on standard pipes & automotive tubes; as of he has worked as Executive Vice President responsible for purchasing and procurement. He is also member of the executive committee. Borusan Mannesmann is one of the foremost manufacturers of the European steel tube and pipe industry operates with five plants, three in Turkey, one in Italy and one in USA, with a total capacity of 1.4 million ton/year.

Roberto Ripollino, Vice President - Europe, EU-Metal

Roberto was born Turin in 1974. After graduating high school with a language diploma in 1996 he was employed by one of the largest Italian Groups in the mechanical engineering sector, manufacturing steel wheels for passenger cars. After a couple of years in the workshop, Roberto was moved to the sales department in charge of back office for OEM customers across different plants throughout Europe. In 2002 Roberto entered the flat carbon steel world, moving to the sales department of one of the most important steel service centres in Italy. From that moment he expanded his knowledge of different products, by visiting customers, producers, and suppliers to better understand every application, with a particular focus on аutomotive and аppliance market. Roberto mainly supported customers in Italy, but also Slovenia, Switzerland and France. Roberto joined EU-Metal BVBA in July 2019, a reputed trading company based in Belgium.

Mehmet Cakmur, Owner, M Steel

Mehmet Çakmur graduated from METU, Department of Industrial Engineering and started his business life in 1990. Until 2002, he worked in various positions in the trade of iron and steel. He worked as a representative of the Russian company MMK since 2002 and continued in this role until 2011. He began work at MMK Metallurgy plant in Turkey in MMK Group, which has been a long-term supplier of steel rolled products to Turkey, as Export and Sales director in 2011. He left his position in 2017 and established M Steel Ltd. set up for agency services and trading on iron and steel. In 2017, he was also at the forefront of the establishment of the Steel Foreign Trade Association and is currently in charge of the Association's Board of Directors.

Ayhan Ucar, Commercial Director, Tatmetal

Ayhan Uçar has been working at Tatmetal as Director of Procurement, Export and Foreign Trade Operations. He was born in 1973 in Ankara. He graduated METU – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department with Master’s Degree. He also worked at various functions mostly at flat steel producer with total experience of 23 years in steel.  

Mehmet Ali Fincan, Board Member YISAD & Director Yametas

Mehmet Ali has been a board member of YAMETAS since 2001 - the tube manufacturer and steel service center established in 1966. Mehmet Ali graduated from Istanbul University where he studied Economics, and started his career working in audit and foreign trade departments of several companies. After Mehmet Ali joined YAMETAS, he was involved in the establishing two new companies. The first being APROFIL, for roll forming of special sections, and the second being PDS MAKINA, for machinery and equipment. Mehmet Ali is on the board of YİSAD, on the audit board of ÇİB, steel committee chairman of İSO (Istanbul Chamber of Industry), and deputy chairman of İAYOSB (Istanbul Anatolian Side Industry Zone).

Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel 2019 Conference Oct. 17, 2019, Istanbul, Turkey

Who came to previous Kallanish Euro-Turkey conference and who is coming this year? Please see below for the attendee lists for preview event.  If you would like a more detailed breakdown by job title, region, and business activity, you can request a copy of our Kallanish Confernces Brochure which contains this information.  

Attendees: Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel Conference 2019 

Company Position   Country  
AGIR HADDECILIK (Yisad) President Turkey
Almet Trading Import/Export Manager Azerbaijan
Almet Trading Director - London Office UK
Almet Trading - Azerbaijan
Almet Trading Trader UK
Ansteel Spain, S.L. - Spain
Ansteel Spain, S.L. - Spain
Arcelik Group Purchasing Manager Turkey
ArcelorMittal Marketing Manager Turkey
arkhon panel Α.Ε. --- Viemetal Group Procurement Greece
Azmi Garment Services Private Limited Self-Employed India
Bamesa Factory Manager Turkey
Bamesa Purchasing Responsible Turkey
Bamesa Purchasing Director Turkey
Bamesa Aceros SL Purchasing Area Manager Spain
Borcelik Executive Board Member / Sales, Marketing, Customer Technical Relations and Innovation Turkey
Borcelik Sales Director Turkey
Borcelik Sales Manager Turkey
Borcelik Sales Manager Turkey
Borcelik Export Sales Executive Turkey
Borcelik Innovation, Strategy and Marketing Manager Turkey
Borcelik Strategy and Marketing Senior Specialist Turkey
Borcelik - Turkey
Borcelik - Turkey
Borcelik - Turkey
Borcelik - Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Executive Vice President Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Supplier Development Unit Manager Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Purchasing Manager Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann (CIB) Board Member Turkey
CIB - Turkish Steel Exporters Association Market Analyst Turkey
CIB - Turkish Steel Exporters Association Public Relations Officer Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Product Management and Marketing Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Marketing Specialist Associate Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Flat Products / Pipe & Profile Segment Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Flat Products / Commercial Segment Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Sales Planning Supervisor Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji (Yisad) Member of board of directors Turkey
Cumic Steel Limited Business Manager Turkey
Demir Celik Store Marketing Manager Turkey
DESCOURS ET CABAUD Purchase Manager France
EU-Metal Vice President Europe Belgium
Eusider SpA Business Development Italy
Galex Steel International Managing Director UK
Galva Metal Export Chief Turkey
Galva Metal Process Improvement and Purchasing Manager Turkey
GMK Center LLC Analyst Ukraine
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Marketing & CRM Specialist Turkey
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Assistant to the General Manager Turkey
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Coordinator Turkey
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Chairman Turkey
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Purchasing Manager Turkey
Helga Nigeria limited Director Nigeria
Indo International Trading FZCO - European market Vice President Switzerland
JFE Meranti Myanmar Holding Pte Ltd CEO Singapore
JFE Meranti Myanmar Holding Pte Ltd Strategic Advisor Singapore
JFE SHOJI TRADE CORPORATION Istanbul Liaison Office Machinery Turkey
JFE SHOJI TRADE CORPORATION Istanbul Liaison Office Steel Turkey
JFE SHOJI TRADE CORPORATION Istanbul Liaison Office General Manager Turkey
John Cockerill Industry Sales Manager Belgium
JSW Steel Ltd Executive Vice President India
Koddaert nv Sales & Purchasing Belgium
Koddaert nv Sales & Purchasing Belgium
Liberty Steel Europe CMO Liberty Steel Europe UK
Ludwig Stahl AG Member of executive board Switzerland
M Steel Owner Turkey
Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. Istanbul Branch Senior Sales Manager Turkey
Metinvest International SA - Istanbul Branch Office Director Turkey
Metinvest International SA - Istanbul Branch Office Senior Manager Turkey
MISETAL Flat steel product manager France
MISETAL Turkey office general manager Turkey
NLMK Turkey Çelik Ticaret A.Ş. Sales manager Turkey
NLMK Turkey Çelik Ticaret A.Ş. General Manager Turkey
Oyak Mining Metallurgy Group Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Turkey
Pasek Minerales, S.A. Management Secretary Spain
PISEC Group Austria GmbH Head of Sales Steel Department Austria
Port of Antwerp Key Account Manager - Shippers & Forwarders Belgium
Sami Soybas Steel Industry & Trade Operations Manager Turkey
Samsung C&T - Istanbul Office Head of Steel Trade Turkey
Sergen Metal (Yisad ) President Turkey
Soybas Steel Vice President Turkey
Steel Era - Turkey
SteelData Business Development Manager Turkey
Tata International Metals UK Ltd. - UK
Tata International Metals UK Ltd. Trading Manager UK
TATMETAL Foreigh Trade Chief Turkey
TATMETAL Export Manager Turkey
TATMETAL Foreign Trade Specialist Turkey
TATMETAL Member of the board Turkey
TATMETAL Commercial Director Turkey
TATMETAL (Yisad) President Turkey
TCUD Managing Editor Turkey
TCUD Marketing Expert Turkey
TCUD Marketing Manager Turkey
TCUD Expert Turkey
TCUD Expert Turkey
TCUD Secretary General Turkey
Tezcan Galvaniz Commercial Director Turkey
Titus d.o.o. Director of Supply Chain Slovenia
TOFAŞ TURK OTOMOBİL FABRİKASI A.Ş Stamping & Raw Material Purchasing Supervisor Turkey
Vogel Stahl BV Director Netherlands
Yametas (Yisad) President Turkey
YILDIZ DEMIR CELIK A.S. Supply Chain Director Turkey
YILDIZ DEMIR CELIK A.S. Secretary General of the Board Turkey
YILDIZ DEMIR CELIK A.S. Strategic Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager Turkey
YILDIZ DEMIR CELIK A.S. Domestic Sales Manager Turkey



Previous year's attendees: 2018 Euro-Turkey Flat Steel Conference

Company Position   Country  
Agir Haddecilik (YISAD - Past President) President Turkey
AMSteel L.L.C. Sales Manager Saudi Arabia
AMSteel L.L.C. CEO Saudi Arabia
Arcelik Purchasing Specialist - Carbon Steel Turkey
Arcelik Purchasing Specialist - Carbon Steel Turkey
Arcelik Purchasing Specialist - Stainless Steel Turkey
Arcelik Group Purchasing Manager Turkey
ArcelorMittal Europe Flats Country Head - Industry Flat Turkey
ArcelorMittal Europe Flats CMO MENA France
ASN International Managing Director Pakistan
Atlas Metal Industries L.L.C - UAE
Bamesa Aceros, S. L. Purchasing Area Manager Spain
Bamesa Çelik General Director Turkey
Bamesa Çelik Purchase and Operations Director Turkey
Borcelik Strategy Development and Marketing Senior Specialist Turkey
Borcelik Marketing Manager Turkey
Borcelik Export Area Sales Manager Turkey
Borcelik Export Manager Turkey
Borcelik Innovation & Marketing & Strategy Development Manager Turkey
Borcelik Sales Director Turkey
Borcelik (CIB) Export Sales Representative Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Export Manager Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Sales Director - Precision Tubes Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann ‎Sales and Marketing Manager Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Purchasing Unit Manager Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Executive Vice President Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Supplier Development Unit Manager Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Executive Vice President Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Purchasing Manager Turkey
Broekman Group General Manager Sales Netherlands
Broekman Logistics Division BV. Sales Manager Netherlands
Carmeuse Global Steel Market Manager United Kingdom
CEBID - Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association Assistant Specialist Turkey
CEBID - Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association Board Member Turkey
CEBID - Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association Secretary General Turkey
CIB - Turkish Steel Exporters' Association Analyst Turkey
CIB - Turkish Steel Exporters' Association Market Research Analyst Turkey
CIB - Turkish Steel Exporters' Association Board Member Turkey
CMI S.A. Sales Manager Belgium
Cofralux SA Managing Director Luxembourg
Colakoglu Metalurji Sales and Marketing Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Sales Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Sales Director Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Export Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Marketing Supervisor Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji - Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji (YISAD - Vice President) Board Member Turkey
Credit Europe Vice President Corporate Credits Netherlands
Cumic Steel Limited Senior Trader Turkey
Demir Celik Store Marketing Manager Turkey
DNT Company Limited Director United Kingdom
DNT Company Limited Director United Kingdom
Eaststeel Managing partner Switzerland
Erdemir Market Research & Analysis Supervisor Turkey
Erdemir Marketing Executive Turkey
Erdemir Marketing & Sales Director Turkey
Galex Steel International Foreign Trade Manager Turkey
Galex Steel International Managing Director United Kingdom
Galva Metal Export specialist Turkey
Galva Metal Process Improvement and Purchasing Manager Turkey
Gazi Metal (CIB) Head of Sales and Board Member Turkey
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Chairman Turkey
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Director Of Purchasing Turkey
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Board Member Turkey
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Coordinator Turkey
Koddaert NV Management Belgium
Koddaert NV Management Belgium
Koddaert NV Management Belgium
Koddaert NV Owner Belgium
Kroman Celik (TCUD - Board Member) Board Member Turkey
M Steel Owner Turkey
MANEKS Dis Tic. Ltd. Sti. General Manager Turkey
Maxion Jantaş Jant Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. Purchasing Manager Turkey
Metinvest Holding LLC Head of Sales MENA markets - Sales Director Ukraine
Metinvest International SA - Istanbul Branch Office Senior Sales Manager Turkey
Metinvest International SA - Istanbul Branch Office Director Turkey
MMK Metalurji General Manager Turkey
Network Steel International Sales Spain
Network Steel Commercial Director Spain
NLMK Turkey Çelik Ticaret A.Ş. General Manager Turkey
Noksel (Chairman - CEBID) Managing Director Turkey
Nucor Trading Polska Sp z o.o. General Manager Poland
PwC Turkey Chief Economist Turkey
Roger Emmott Associates Limited Managing Director United Kingdom
Sami Soybas Steel Industry &Trade Latam Sales Agent Turkey
Sami Soybas Steel Industry &Trade Vice President Turkey
Sami Soybas Steel Industry &Trade Sales Manager Turkey
Sami Soybas Steel Industry &Trade Operations Manager Turkey
Sergen Metal (YISAD - Past President) President Turkey
SERVICEfabrik LLC. Senior Consultant Switzerland
SK networks General Manager United Arab Emirates
Specta Group Product Development Director Steel Straps Russia
Specta Group CEO Russia
SSAB Sales Director South Europe & TRMEA Spain
SSAB Swedish Steel Çelik Dış Ticaret Ltd. Şti. Regional Sales Manager Turkey
Steel Data Business Development Manager Turkey
Tatmetal Sales Expert - Foreign Trade Turkey
Tatmetal Sales & Marketing manager Turkey
Tatmetal (YISAD - President) President Turkey
TCUD - Turkish Steel Producers' Association Board Member Turkey
TCUD - Turkish Steel Producers' Association Director economic affairs Turkey
TCUD - Turkish Steel Producers' Association General Secretary Turkey
Tezcan Galvaniz Commercial Director Turkey
Tosyali Toyo Celik Export Sales Manager Turkey
Tosyali Toyo Celik General Manager Turkey
Tosyali Toyo Celik Marketing and Customer Relations Manager Turkey
Vesuvius İstanbul Refrakter San. Tic.A.Ş. Sales Manager Turkey
Weyland GmbH CEO Austria
Yametas A.S. Director Turkey
Yildiz Demir Celik A.S. (CIB) Domestic Sales Manager Turkey

List updated 15th October 2018.