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Euro-Turkey Flat Steel Seminar

Steel Oct. 24, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey 1 day 850.0
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The Kallanish Euro-Turkey Flat Seminar was on the 24th October 2018 held with co-hosts CIB, TCUD, and YISAD, at the distinguished Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul. To view pictures from this event click here.

For information on the 2019 Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel Conference which will be held on 17 October 2019 in Istanbul, click here.




The Kallanish Euro-Turkey Flat Seminar 2018 was held at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.

Address: Cirgan Caddesi 32, 34349 Istanbul
Telephone: +90 212 326 4646
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We are proud to be partnering with our co-hosts for the Kallanish Euro-Turkey Flat Seminar with CIB, TCUD and YISAD. All member companies of the associations below qualify for an additional €100 off the prevailing rate!

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


The Turkish Steel Producers Association was founded in 1970, firstly to bring the Turkish iron and steel industry to the level of developed countries; to build a structure that can keep pace with the developments in the world everywhere; and gather statistical information on world steel industry; to discuss the problems our members face; to apply all the necessary legal means to produce and resolve solutions; and has been established with the aim of communicating the results of its activities to the relevant public and private sector organizations and to the public since the date of its establishment. There are 26 members of our association which are composed of producer organizations.  To learn more about the Turkish Steel Producers Association 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:


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Platinum Sponsor: Çolakoğlu

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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 meltshop went into production in Dilovası in 1969 to supply billets to the domestic market. Thereafter, Çolakoğlu enlarged its product line by starting production of wirerods in 1985 and production of reinforcing bars in 1990. With the meltshop and hot stip mill investments, initiated in 2005, Çolakoğlu is one of the pioneers of Turkish iron and steel industry. The company’s new melt shop was commissioned in 2007 and the new hot strip mill was commissioned in June 2010.
Up to 2010 Çolakoğlu Metalurji’s production was focused on long products, namely, billets, reinforcing bars, wirerods and debars in coils. With its half century of experience in steel production, Colakoğlu has now added hot rolled coils to its product range and has started addressing higher value-added segments such as pipes, automotive, white goods, machinery and structural steel. Its 3 million mt crude steel capacity meltshop enables it to produce 2.5 million mt of billets or 3 million mt of slabs. 3 million mt of Colakoğlu’s hot rolling mill capacity is currently in use. Its hot rolled coil production capacity may reach 4.5 million mt with additional investments.
Colakoğlu’s meltshop is among the most modern crude steel production plants in the world. Production is made with one of the largest electric arc furnaces in the world of 320 mt casting capacity. The company 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. With its seven-stand line, Çolakoğlu’s facility is able to produce a wide range of materials from low carbon steels suitable for cold forming up to oil and gas pipes, in thicknesses of 1.1-25.4 mm and widths of 800-1,650 mm.
In the coming period, Çolakoğlu Metalurji is aiming to increase both its competitiveness in the international markets and its profitability by making use of the advantages of mass production and focusing on high value-added products.



Silver Sponsor: Soybaş Demir Çelik

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Sami Soybas Steel Industry & Trade INC. was founded in 1961 and is one of the oldest steel trading companies in Turkey. Besides it’s steel trading roots, Soybas also produce tubes & hollow sections and operate a steel service center with cut to length and slitting lines. Soybas supplies all types of flat, long and tubular carbon steel products to it’s customers in Turkey and worldwide, with the best quality, in the most favorable conditions and on a just-in-time mission.





Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1996 in order to develop Turkish steel pipe industry, contribute to manufacturing of goods that national industry needs and strengthening members’ competitiveness in international markets. The Association now has 19 eminent members that account for 95 % of Turkey’s total steel pipe production. Members’ annual production capacities vary between 100.000 and 1.000.000 metric tons. All members manufacture steel pipes in accordance with international standards including ISO, EN and TSE.



SteelData is the largest online steel statistics bank of Turkey. It provides accurate and most comprehensive Turkish steel statistics in a regular basis. SteelData, provides solutions to your information and consultancy requirements, take the pulse of the steel industry via its the meetings and conferences.


The ITA is the sole globally active membership association for the tube & pipe industries. As a technical and market information platform, it offers a unique range of benefits, services and events to promote new technology and growth within our industry. Individuals in more than 70 countries worldwide have already discovered the world of difference ITA membership can make to them personally and to their business.


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.


Euro-Turkey Flat Steel Seminar Oct. 24, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey

Euro-Turkey Flat Steel Seminar Oct. 24, 2018, 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

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.

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).

Basar Yildirim, Chief Economist, PwC Turkey

Başar joined PwC Turkey to establish Financial Services Research & Analysis unit in 2011 and became Chief Economist as of 2016 representing Turkey within PwC global economy network. He has experience in advanced macroeconomic analysis. Before joining PwC, he worked as an economist of the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) and he had a short experience in ICBC as a member of the market risk management team. He represents PwC Turkey in local and international conferences as speaker on the Turkish economy. Başar completed his Master of Arts in Economics and Finance program at the Boğaziçi University as first honor after he has got his BA degree of Economics (English) from Marmara University. He has been mentoring students at Boğaziçi University and provides some courses as a visiting lecturer in various universities.

Fatih Citak, Marketing and Sales Director, Erdemir

Fatih graduated from Istanbul Technical University in Industrial Engineering in 1999. He started his career at Basak Hayat Sigorta where he worked until 2003. Fatih led various marketing projects such as the establishment of new Individual Pension Firm and the launch of first multi-funded life insurance products in Turkey. From 2003 he worked at Toyota as Marketing Unit Manager. At Toyota, his CLM & Lead Management studies have been rewarded as “Best Practice” by Toyota Global Knowledge Center. In 2009, he started working at “Multiturkmall” and carried out special commercial campaigns in cooperation with Garanti Bank. Between 2010 - 2013 Fatih has worked as the Pricing and Planning Manager at Erdemir, the biggest integrated flat steel producer operating in Turkey, and since March 2013 he has held the position of Marketing Director at Erdemir.

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.

Gonzalo Delgado, CMO MENA & Turkey, ArcelorMittal Flat Steel Europe

Gonzalo is Chief Marketing Officer for Turkey, Middle East and North Africa at ArcelorMittal Flat Europe. A Telecommunications Engineer from the Universidad de Navarra (Spain) and MBA from ESCP-EAP (France), Gonzalo has spent most of his professional career in the steel business. Gonzalo has held several positions at ArcelorMittal in Construction, Distribution, Steel Service Centers and Flat Products in different countries in Europe and North Africa.

Şahap Ataman, Business Development Manager, SteelData

Şahap graduated from Hacettepe University in 2000 and completed masters degree in International Trade and Finance in 2015. Şahap started work at the Turkish Steel Producers Assocaition in 2000. During his 17 years at the Association, Şahap had opportunity to work within the Turkish steel industry on a broad range of aspects and gain a comprehensive and clear view of the industry. Working at the umbrella organization provided him with a unique experience of working in the steel sector on a national level. He prepared many analysis, reports, presentations and articles about the Turkish steel industry. Now he is heading SteelData, the largest online steel statistics database on the Turkish steel market.

Asuman Gursoy, Coordinator, Tat Metal

Asuman was born in 1953. After serving in various managerial positions in the banking sector for 30 years, in 2001, she moved to the iron and steel sector where she has been operating for the past 18 years. Asuman has been with TATMETAL for 11 years. Asuman is the mother of two children.

Ahmet Soybas, Vice President, Sami Soybas Steel Industry & Trade Inc.


Ahmet was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1976. He received BSc degree in Management from the Marmara University, Istanbul in 1998 and MSc degree in International Business from the Aston University in Birmingham, UK in 2000. After completing his military service in 2000, he started working in the family company SAMI SOYBAS STEEL as Vice President. Ahmet is married and has two sons. He is General Secretary of YISAD (Turkish Flat Steel products import, export & industry Association) and member of Gebze Chamber of Commerce Council.

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.

Murat Kula, Sales and Marketing Manager, Colakoglu Metalurji

Murat was born in Bursa. He has graduated from Istanbul Technical University, with double major degree (Industrial Engineering & Mechanical Engineering). Then he took his masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He started his professional career in Arcelik AS where he spent 8 years working in the purchasing and international sales department in Arcelik. He continued his career as a Sales & Marketing Manager in Erdemir (Oyak Maden Metalurji). Later he worked as a Sales & Marketing Head in Tosyalı Toyo for almost 2 years. Today he is responsible for Flat Product Sales in the Automotive and Manufacturing division in Çolakoğlu Metalurgy Company.

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.

Banu Kuner, Process Improvement & Purchasing Manager, Galva Metal

Banu was born in Izmit, Turkey, in 1979. She graduated from Marmara University in Environmental Engineering. In 2002 Banu started at Tezcan Galvaniz AS and worked there around 2 years as foreign trade operation specialist. Then moved to Celik Halat ve Tel San. AS. (Steel Wire and Wire Rope Producer, Exporter in Izmit) as export specialist. Banu worked there for 10years and left the Company as Sales and Marketing Manager. Since the beginning of 2018; she joined the Galva Metal AS family.  She is working as Process Improvement and Purchasing Manager. She is married and has one daughter.

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.

Mehmet Zeren, Secretary General, CEBID - Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association

Mehmet, born 1962 in Karaman, earned his degree in Geological Engineering (Department of Mining) at the university of Hacettepe in 1987. Mehmet received his masters degree in the department of Business Administration in Marmara University. In 1987, Mehmet started working as “Assistant Reporter” in Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters’ Associations (İMMİB), he continued working in different administrative positions in the association for many years. Between 2009 and 2011, ZEREN held the Secretary General position in İMMİB and since 2011 he’s been working at Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association as Secretary General.

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.

Euro-Turkey Flat Steel Seminar Oct. 24, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey

Who attended to Kallanish Euro-Turkey Flat Steel Seminar 2018?  ​

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.