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Industry Steel

Date June 20, 2018 - June 21, 2018

Duration 2 days

Location Antwerp, Belgium

Europe Steel Markets 2018

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Join the 3rd annual Kallanish Europe Steel Markets 2018 held on the 20-21 June in Antwerp Belgium.


Conference Themes

  • Global and European steel update: Macro economic overview, European steel supply and demand update, steel price trends
  • Investments, Mergers and Finance: update on mergers, investments and availability of project and trade finance
  • Raw materials and other inputs: Iron ore, scrap, coking coal and energy
  • EU Policy, Section 232 Tariffs, Trade and Protectionism: EU trade policy, market variations across Europe, and the effects of Section 232 tariffs 
  • Trade, Production and steel prices: Markets and price trends, and focus on evolving import and export markets – Turkey, India, Russia, Middle East
  • End-use sectors: Demand growth – Automotive, construction, engineering and white goods
  • Supply chain management: best practices and performance optimization – freight, logistics, stockholding and digitalization



Crowne Plaza

Address: Gerard le Grellelaan 10, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium

Telephone: +32 3 259 75 00

Map: click here


Port Tour Information

The Port of Antwerp and steel service center tour will depart from the Crowne Plaza at 15.45.  The tour will visit a number of key areas of the port including highlights like these: 

  • The largest container-terminal
  • The Kieldrecht lock, the largest lock in the world
  • The petrochemical plants
  • ‘Oosterweel Island’

The Port of Antwerp and steel service center tour will conclude at the MAS pavillion for the cocktail reception.
Cocktail reception at 19.00 at the MAS Pavillion

Bus back to Crown Plaza at 20.30


Sponsors & Event Partners


Event Sponsors

We are pleased to welcome the following companies as event sponsors at the 3rd Annual Kallanish Europe Steel Markets 2018 confernece.

Gold Sponsor

​Euroports, one of the largest port-infrastructure companies in Europe, develop, operate and manage global maritime supply-chain solutions for a large number of international customers in various industries, handling over 60 million tonnes of bulk, breakbulk, liquid and containerised goods per year. It is Euroports' mission to be the partner of choice in delivering the highest-quality maritime supply-chain solutions. Euroports accomplish this through 26 deep sea port terminals and a workforce of about 3,000 employees, offering a range of value-added services and multi-modal global freight forwarding, all with one aim  –  to deliver sustainable value to the customers.

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Silver Sponsor

 Specta is one of the largest European steel and polyester strap producers, certified according to international standards ISO 9001; ISO 14001; OHSAS 18001. We offer modern equipment and materials for heavy-duty packing and labeling of products of steel, non-ferrous and tube industries. Our comprehensive solutions comprise protection against mechanical damage, corrosion, and weather impacts during storage and transportation.

Specta strap is suitable for both automatic and manual strapping. A wide range of steel and PET strap provides for an optimum choice.
We export to over 50 countries of Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Specta labels and tags are made of special materials able to resist high temperatures, ambient effects, oils and solvents and are used for marking different products.
Specta cares about environmental protection. Its PET production is based on eco-friendly solutions for recycling and processing PET waste into quality strapping products.

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Port Tour sponsor

​The Port of Antwerp is by all means the leading European integrated maritime and logistics hub and second largest seaport in Europe. Located right at the heart of Europe, it has become the centre of worldwide trading activities. Optimal connections through a vast network of highway, railway and inland waterways guarantee a smooth throughput to all of the major European industrial and consumer areas. Antwerp is a multifunctional port, where all types of cargo (containers, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk) are loaded, unloaded, stored and handled in a most efficient way. In 2017, the port handled more than 223 million tonnes of maritime cargo of which more than 10,5 million TEU. With direct services to over 1300 ports worldwide, the Port of Antwerp offers a wide variety of regular seaborne and short sea maritime services to all destinations worldwide for the largest existing vessels. An annual volume of about 8,5 million tons of steel conventionally and about 2 million tons more containerised, makes the Port of Antwerp the largest steel port of Europe. 15 dedicated breakbulk terminals, including an all-weather terminal, and 5 deepsea container terminals guarantee high-performance handling of steel. The Port of Antwerp offers a unique blend of cargo handling, industrial activity and logistics operations. With a wide variety of specialized handling techniques, extensive and bonded warehousing, logistics and added value services, the Port of Antwerp is a truly integrated port.

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CARES is an independent product certification body providing confidence to the users, purchasers and specifiers of constructional steels through regulation, testing and inspection. CARES provides UKAS accredited product and management systems certification, as well as being a Notified Body in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation. Clients are safe in the knowledge that specifying CARES approved companies and products secures compliance with all relevant standards, without the need for further verification. CARES’ unrivalled reputation is built on over 30 years’ detailed knowledge reflected in the expertise of highly-qualified senior management, and the hands-on skills of a very experienced audit team. 

CARES’ unrivalled reputation is built on over 30 years’ detailed knowledge reflected in the expertise of highly-qualified senior management, and the hands-on skills of a very experienced audit team.

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Event Partners

We are pleased to welcome the following organisations as official partners for the 3rd Annual Kallanish Europe Steel Markets 2018 confernece. 

Since its establishment in 1928, when it was known as the National Association of Iron & Steel Stockholders, NASS has been successfully working to promote the interests of steel stockholders throughout the country and 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.

For more information please visit:

Polska Unia Dystrybutorów Stali is an association of companies that distribute metallurgical products in Poland. Through a variety of activities, PUDS creates a platform for exchanging experiences, business contacts and joint ventures for companies for which steel is the main commercial product. The aim of PUDS is for the Polish steel industry to be integrated, steel distributors acted according to good commercial rules and the steel market in Poland was strong and competitive with foreign steel distribution companies.

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The Europe Steel Markets 2018 conference programme is below.

  • 08:00


  • 08:55 

    Chairman’s welcome
    Kalin Rusev, Director, Kallanish Commodities 

  • 09:00

    Session 1: Setting the scene - Debating the big picture

    The global steel sector and its raw material suppliers continue to be caught up in trends largely beyond their control. In this opening session, steel experts will provide an overview of the challenges facing the European steel industry, and the new opportunities being thrown up by the changing market conditions. EU steel imports recorded new highs in early 2018; but how will US tariffs and EU policy impact this trend? Will global steel markets experience seismic shifts in steel trade flows? Is Europe already fairly well protected by trade barriers built up over recent years? Against this backdrop, European steel consolidation continues. How will European M&A activity affect steel supply and pricing? To what extent will US tariffs and EU policy impact on-going M&A? How is investment strategy influenced in today’s volatile steel landscape? With all this and more, what can we expect for the rest of 2018 and 2019? The only certainty is opinions remain diverse. 

    Moderator: Kalin Rusev, Director, Kallanish Commodities 

  • 10:45

    Coffee Break

  • 11:15

    Session 2 Part A: Trade flows & trade wars - Policy

    Policies, tariffs and trade issues have been at the centre of the steel market for over two years now. What new challenges lie ahead and how have the decisions taken by President Trump and the European Commission impacted the market? Will 2018 record a massive hike in steel imports into Europe, and if so, where from? Steel experts will analyse policy decisions, tariffs, markets and price trends, with a focus on new suppliers, export markets, and end-use sectors.

    Moderator: Roger Emmott - Managing Director, Roger Emmott Associates Limited

  • 12:30


  • 14:00

    Session 2 Part B: Trade flows & trade wars - Markets

    Moderator: Adam Smith, Editor, Kallanish Steel

  • 15:15

    Coffee break

  • 15:45

    Depart for port tour and cocktail reception


Marcel Genet Founder and President Laplace Conseil Topics: Steel
Laurent Plasman Head of Operational Marketing ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products
Iain Sinclair Director Liberty Steel PM
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Gorkem Bolaca Managing Director Galex Steel International
Roger Emmott - Managing Director Roger Emmott Associates Limited
Karl Tachelet Deputy Director General International Affairs and External Relations
Dan Hilliard Managing Editor North America Kallanish Steel Topics: Steel
Gareth Stace Director General UK Steel
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Tommaso Sandrini CEO S.Polo Lamiere SPA
Ersun Ozdemirel Marketing & Strategy Manager Borcelik Topics: Steel
Gilles Calis Managing Director SteelConsult International
Christian Germeroth Senior Manager Bronk & Company Topics: Steel
Sonja Nitscke CCO Euroports
Ann De Smet Business Development Manager Port of Antwerp
Derek Langston Head of Research SSY Consultancy & Research Ltd
Wibo Feijen CEO Steel Solutions Global Distribution BV Topics: Steel
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Darren O'Riordan Director Stemcor Ansteel
Daniela Entzian Business Administration & Taxes BDSV - Federal Association of German Steel Recycling
Joeri Tielemans Independent Maritime Consultant Topics: Steel
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Georges Kirps Director General EUROMETAL Topics: Steel
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Klaus Heller Steel Analyst Independent Consultant

Who is coming to Kallanish Europe Steel Markets 2018 conference?  ​



Company Position   Country  
Alcar Wheels GmbH Managing Director Austria
Kallanish Commodities Managing Editor Middle East Austria
Aneka nv Director Austria
ESD - European Steel Distribution Bvba Founder Belgium
Eurofer Director International Affairs Belgium
Euroports Management Assistant & Communications Coordinator Belgium
Euroports Business Development manager Belgium
Euroports Steel Manager Belgium
Euroports Operations Planning Manager Belgium
Gemini Corporation nv Commercial Director Belgium
Independent - Belgium
Lhoist Europe Senior Business Analyst Belgium
Manuchar Steel NV - Belgium
Manuchar Steel NV Sales manager Europe Belgium
NV Bekaert SA Technical Manager Wire Rod Europe - Corporate Purchasing Department Belgium
NV Bekaert SA Purchasing Manager Wire Rod ERMEA Belgium
Pisec Group GmbH Senior Sales Manager Belgium
Port of Antwerp Business Development Manager Belgium
Port of Antwerp Business Development Manager Belgium
Stow International Purchasing Exec. Raw Materials Belgium
Vesuvius Group sa Marketing Manager Flow Control Europe Belgium
Zimmer Staal Owner Belgium
Zimmer Staal General Manager Belgium
Kallanish Commodities Managing Editor Asia China
Trinecke zelezarny, a.s. Head of Marketing Czech Republic
Athena Conseil en Energie et Industrie Director France
Laplace Conseil President France
Bankhaus Lampe KG Research Analyst Germany
BDSV - Federal Association of German Steel Recycling Business Administration and Taxes Germany
Bronk & Company Senior Manager Germany
Kallanish Commodities Managing Editor Europe Germany
Kallanish Commodities Sales manager Germany
Marubeni-Itochu Steel Europe GmbH Manager Sales Coordination Germany
Specta Group CEO Germany
Specta Ruhr GmbH Managing Director Germany
S. Kamaridis Steel SA (SKS) CEO Greece
ArcelorMittal CLN Board Managing Director Italy
S. Polo Lamiere Spa Manager Italy
ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Head of Operational Marketing Luxembourg
Broekman Logistics Sales Manager Netherlands
Credit Europe Bank N.V. Account Manager Corporate Banking Netherlands
Euroports Chief Commercial Officer Netherlands
Euroports Group Marketing & Communications Manager Netherlands
Roba Metals General Manager Steel Division Netherlands
Steel Solutions Owner & Director Netherlands
SteelConsult International Managing Director Netherlands
Verbrugge International Terminals Commercial Account Manager Netherlands
Saferoad Daluiso A/S Procurement Director Norway
Polish Association of Steel Stockholders Head Manager Poland
Energoprom Management JSC Head of Strategic Marketing Russia
Specta Group COO Russia
Rio Tinto Pte Ltd Analyst Singapore
Network Steel International Sales Spain
Sidenor Aceros Especiales, S.L. Sales Manager Spain
Self Employed Steel Analyst & Consultant Switzerland
Stahl Gerlafingen AG Marketing & Sales Manager Switzerland
Borcelik Export Manager Turkey
Borcelik Export Area Sales Manager Turkey
Erdemir Market Research & Analysis Supervisor Turkey
Erdemir Market Research & Analysis Analyst Turkey
CARES CEO United Kingdom
CARES General Manager United Kingdom
Carmeuse Europe Key Accounts Manager Industry United Kingdom
Galex Steel International Managing Director United Kingdom
Kallanish Commodities Director Events United Kingdom​
Kallanish Commodities Sales Manager United Kingdom
Kallanish Commodities Director United Kingdom
Liberty Steel Chief Business Development Officer United Kingdom
MEPS International Ltd Researcher United Kingdom
Pandrol UK Limited Production Director United Kingdom
Roger Emmott Associates Limited Managing Director United Kingdom​
SSY Consultancy & Research Senior Director United Kingdom
The Thomson Reuters Reporter United Kingdom​
UK Steel Director United Kingdom
Kallanish Commodities Managing Editor North America United States​
The Coeur d'Alenes Company President & CEO United States


This delegate list was last update on the 18th May 2018. For additional information about attendees at Kallanish Conferences please email us and a member of the team will be happy to help.


​View the attendee list at last year's European conference: 


Position Country
Asociación de Trefiladores del Acero President Spain
Acermet Comunicación Journalist Spain
AEGE President Spain
ANFAC Communications Director Spain
Akaa Steel Oy Managing Director Finland
AP Global, S.L. General Manager Spain
ArcelorMittal Country Manager & President Spain
ArcelorMittal CMO Rails & Special Sections Luxembourg
ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe Head of Operational Marketing Luxembourg
ArcelorMittal Perfiles Managing Director Spain
ArcelorMittal Spain Head of Communications, PR&CR Spain
Bamesa Purchasing Manager Spain
Broekman Logistics Division BV. Sales Manager Netherlands
CARES General Manager UK
Celsa Commercial Director Spain
Comercial de Laminados Commercial Director Spain
Eurofer Director International  Belgium
Eurometal Managing Director Luxembourg
Eurometal Marketing Manager Luxembourg
Euroports Business Development Manager Belgium
EVRAZ East Metals Market Analyst Switzerland
Ferpinta, S.A Corporate Development Portugal
Ferrovial Procurement Manager Spain
Fowle and Co Ltd Managing Director UK
Gamma Trade Managing Director Switzerland
Grupo Comercial de Laminados CEO Spain
Hadley Group Head of Procurement UK
Independent Consultant Director UK
Interfer Steel and Commodities Head of Europe - Flat Products Spain
International Steel Trade association Chairman UK
Krohm Stahl GMBH General Manager Germany
Lhoist Europe Senior Business Analyst Belgium
London Metal Exchange Deputy Head of Ferrous UK
Manuchar Steel N.V. Trader Europe and South-America Belgium
Manuchar Steel N.V. Trader Europe and Caribbean Belgium
Marcegaglia Carbon Steel Senior Sales Manager, Vice Director Coils and PPGI Division Italy
Megasa Sales Director Spain
MEPS Analyst Spain
Metso Minerals Oy Global Category Manager Finland
Monstanstalh GmbH Director Germany
Monstanstalh GmbH Head of Sales for Indirect Sales & Intl Germany
Monstanstalh GmbH Head of Sales, Germany, Austria & Switzerland Germany
Moody's VP UK
President MPI China
Network Steel International Sales Spain
Network Steel Vice President Spain
Network Steel Suisse AG Commercial Director Switzerland
Network Steel Suisse AG CEO Germany
Network Steel, S.L. President Spain
Noviostaal - Acca Staal BV Owner and General Manager Netherlands
Pasek Industrial & Mining Managing Director Spain
Railsider Mediterráneo General Manager Spain
Ramada Aços - Special Steel Solutions   Portugal
Ramada Aços - Special Steel Solutions   Portugal
Ramada Aços - Special Steel Solutions Product Manager Portugal
Saferoad AS (Vik Ørsta AS)   Norway
Saferoad RRS GmbH COO Saferoad Europe Division Germany
Semimetais Managing Director Portugal
SIDEREX Director Spain
SSAB Sales Director South Europe & TRMEA Spain
Steel Strategy, S.L. General Manager Spain
Stemcor Ansteel Director Spain
Stena Metal International AB Head of Ferrous Sweden
Tata Steel Manager of Industry Insight Netherlands
Tata Steel Layde Managing Director Spain
Tata Steel Iberia Managing Director Spain
Tirso CSA CEO Spain
UNESID Director General Spain
UNESID Chief Economist Spain
UNESID   Spain
Unión de Almacenistas de Hierros de España - UAHE President Spain
Vik Ørsta AS Purchasing Manager Norway


This delegate list was last update on the 13th November 2017. For additional information about attendees at Kallanish Conferences please email us and a member of the team will be happy to help.

Event info

Industry Steel

Date June 20, 2018 - June 21, 2018

Duration 2 days

Location Antwerp, Belgium

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