Europe Steel Markets 2023
Date May 16, 2023
Duration 1 day
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2022 was a year of unprecedented challenges for the global steel markets, due to rising geopolitical tensions, and the slow-down of the China’s economy and steel demand. Global crude steel production in 2022 decreased by almost 4% from the record level reached in 2021, due to negative performances registered in Asia, Europe and North America. The largest fall in crude steel production during the first eleven months of 2022 was registered in Russia, Turkey and Germany. India and Iran continued to increase their steel output, but this recovery was not enough to impact the global trend.
In Europe steelmakers remain concerned with high energy costs, the slowdown of steel end-using sectors and looming recession clouds. 2022 was characterised by the challenges sparked by the ongoing war in Ukraine and 2023 is still expected to be a year of transition, rather than of full recovery.
During the 8th annual Europe Steel Markets conference, steel executives and market participants will gather to discuss global and European steel sector prospects for the second half of 2023, as well as share their experiences and latest industry developments. A number of topics are set to be addressed, including the ongoing investments to meet the stringent environmental legislations in Europe, the price trends for steel products, end-user demand and the rising centrality of scrap among raw material inputs.
- Steel prices trends
- Iron ore and scrap price trajectory
- High energy costs on production
- Demand patterns in major steel using sectors
- Steel demand from the automotive sector
- CBAM implementation and impact
- Hydrogen steel-making developments
- New breakthrough technologies
- The state of the Chinese economy and steel markets
- Upstream consolidation of scrap yards by EU steelmakers
Tata Steel IJmuiden Plant Tour - Monday 15th May
The plant tour to Tata Steel IJmuiden took place on Monday 15th May.
Tata Steel’s IJmuiden Works is located on the North Sea Coast of the Netherlands and produces organic and metallic coated strip products for Global markets through its basic oxygen steelmaking, thin strip caster, hot strip mill, annealing lines, cold mills and metallic/organic coating lines.
The site is capable of producing up to about 7,500,000 tonnes/year of hot/cold rolled coil in a variety of finishes. The plant comprises 2 coke batteries, 1 pelletizing plant, 1 sinter plant, 2 blast furnaces, 1 basic oxygen plant, 1 hot strip mill and thin strip caster, cold rolling mills, 3 galvanizing lines (including 2 with optional in-line organic coating facilities), 1 pre-finished steel line, hot pickling, annealing and tinning lines
Europe Steel Markets 2023 was held at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel.
Address: Hekelveld 17, 1012 SN Amsterdam.
Europe Steel Markets 2023 was held in English only.
Tata Steel Nederland www.tatasteeleurope.com
Tata Steel Nederland is one of Europe’s leading steel producers. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction, automotive, packaging and engineering. Tata Steel Nederland works with customers to develop new steel products that give them a competitive edge. Tata Steel Nederland has sites in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and elsewhere in Europe and is part of the Indian Tata Steel Group, one of the world’s largest steel companies. Tata Steel Nederland recorded a turnover of 6.9 billion euros in the financial year ending 31 March, 2023. Tata Steel Nederland is working on producing steel with zero carbon emissions by 2045. It will do so by switching to producing steel by using hydrogen instead of coal.
Vogel Stahl www.vogelstahl.eu
Vogel Stahl is a Steel Service Center for Hot Rolled Steel with offices in Maastricht, the Netherlands and Niederkrüchten, Germany. Vogel Stahl stands for quality, flexibility, service and reliability in the market for steel plates from coil. The steel qualities range from DD11 up to S700MC, in black and pickled and oiled. Also, a wide range of Teardrop plate is offered. The service area stretches from France to Scandinavia and from the U.K. to Poland. Vogel Stahl is continuously expanding its product range and service offering, including laser-cut profiles and primer in order to make you, our customer, more competitive.
Specialty Steel www.ss-sp.eu
Specialty Steel Sheet and Plate is an activity that started in January 2021 under the wings of Vogel Stahl. The focus is on specialty steel qualities and innovative solutions in plate products. We stock and distribute among others wear-resistant steel, weather-resistant steel and bullet-resistant steel. We strive to gradually expand the product portfolio with relevant products. On February 1, 2023 Vogel Stahl signed a distribution agreement with SLIPNOT®. This enriches the Specialty Steel portfolio with state-of-the-art anti-slip solutions to help you making your work space and your products safer. www.slipnot.com
Coffee Break Sponsor
LIBERTY Steel Group www.libertysteelgroup.com
LIBERTY Steel Group is a global steel business operating across the steel supply chain, from production of liquid steel from raw and recycled materials through to high value precision engineered steels. With a total rolling capacity of 18 million tonnes, 200+ manufacturing locations globally across 10 countries and employing around 30,000 people, LIBERTY Steel’s furnaces, mills, services centres and distribution sites across the UK, continental Europe, Australia, the United States and China serve demanding sectors such as construction, energy, aerospace, automotive, and infrastructure. LIBERTY Steel is a leader in sustainable industry with a mission to become Carbon Neutral by 2030 (CN30).
Dao Fortune (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd www.daofortune.com
Dao Fortune (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd is affiliated to Wuchan Zhongda Group, a state-owned enterprise ranking 120th in 2022 of Fortune top Global 500 enterprises.
Dao Fortune is competent to provide a wide range of services including international and domestic steel and iron trading, import of raw materials and semi-products, supply chain services, financial services, project delivery, etc.
Meanwhile, subsidiaries and overseas offices have been established in HongKong, South Korea, Singapore, UAE, Thailand, Vietnam, and other countries or regions.
The company is handling yearly 10 million tons of sales of steel products, both domestically and internationally.
Kallanish Index Services www.kallindex.com
Kallanish Index Services brings you the latest market prices, data and insights for the hydrogen and gold sectors.
Association & Media Partners
EUROMETAL is the European federation of steel tubes and metals distribution and trading. The roots of EUROMETAL date back to 1950, when the European Community for Coal and Steel was created by Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. EUROMETAL members are national federations of steel, metals and tubes distribution as well as distribution, SSC and trading companies having cross border activities in European OECD countries.
Since its establishment in 1928, NASS has been successfully working to promote the interests of steel service centres throughout the UK. NASS is the only trade association covering the whole of the UK steel stockholding industry. NASS members supply steel to UK manufacturing and are a vital link in the supply chain from producer to customer, handling some 8 million tonnes of steel a year, principally to the construction, automotive and engineering industries.
Polska Unia Dystrybutorów Stali www.puds.pl
Polska Unia Dystrybutorów Stali (Polish Association of Steel Stockholders) 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.
siderweb - The Italian steel community https://www.siderweb.com/
siderweb - The Italian steel community is the only online newspaper in Italy dedicated entirely to the steel supply chain. It is a point of reference for industry stakeholders, thanks to its sober style devoted to in-depth analysis and objectivity. Since 2005 it has organized Made in Steel and structured its contents: conferences, interviews, outlooks. Since 2009 it has been surveying the prices of 55 raw materials and steel products on the national market every week, with the method certified by the Laboratory of Statistics Data Methods and Systems of the University of Brescia. Since 2022 it has published 5 weekly indexes on scrap, carbon steel, long and flat products, and stainless steel.
UAHE is the Spanish Association of Steel Stockholding companies created in 1910. Our member companies stock, distribute and pre-process a wide range of steel products. We count with more than 130 companies with nearly 200 warehouses all over the country.
UNESID is the steel production companies association of Spain. It comprises all the manufacturers of flat and longs steel products of Spain, in every quality: carbon, alloyed or stainless steel. Producers of steel tubes (seamless and welded), precision strip, cold finished, road restraint systems are also members of the Association.
Association partner: Steel Exporters' Association www.cib.org.tr
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.
A.T.A is a steel association that brings together the Spanish manufacturers and transformers of steel wires, with the aim of promoting their development, both nationally and internationally.
ESIS is a group of European post-prestressing steel manufacturers and was founded in 1969. One of its main tasks is the technical development of the product including testing methods, promotion of its applications, national and international standardization.
Arab Iron and Steel Union (AISU) https://aisusteel.org/en/home/
Arab Iron and Steel Union (AISU) was established in Algeria in 1971 as the first Arab union of Arab countries to be established under the umbrella of the Council of Economic Unity in the League of Arab States.
AISU is a non-governmental organization of a private nature, not of a political or commercial nature. AISU works on pioneering the Arab iron and steel industry and serving steel producers and consumers at the local, Arab and international levels.
AISU works in the field of preparing studies, organizing courses and holding periodic conferences for the prosperity of the Arab iron and steel industry. The union includes a wide range of companies with multiple activities related to the iron and steel industry.
The Europe Steel Markets 2023 conference programme is below.
Day 1 Conference Sessions Start
Session 1: European steel – debating the big issues
European steel markets have gone through a prolonged period of uncertainty. To kick off the conference high-profile steel executives will debate the current state of European steel demand and the expectations for H2 2023. How is the European market adapting to the developments across the global steel sector? How is European steel demand performing and what should we expect for the second half of the year? Is the European steel industry ready for the upcoming challenges posed by decarbonisation? 2022 was a year of great uncertainty for Europe, mainly due to rising geopolitical tensions caused by war in Ukraine and the impact of inflation on the economy; is the end of the negative trend in sight or should we expect further challenges during 2023?
Format: 10-12 min presentations + Q&A
☕ Networking Break ☕
Session 2: Key markets beyond Europe - demand, investment & trade flows
Kallanish editors and industry executives will analyse the most significant market trends across the globe in areas such as Turkey, Middle East, CIS, Asia and the Americas. A special focus will also be given in how trade flows with Europe are being influenced by the latest developments of the markets and the regulations globally. How is the Chinese market performing? Can Chinese demand recover to go back to 2021 levels? What are the expectations for global steel demand going into the second half of 2023? Will Asian suppliers continue increasing their imports into Europe? As the new European CBAM regulation takes its final shape, how are other parts of the world preparing for this new challenge? What is the state of the steel sector in Ukraine? Can the Turkish steelmakers boost crude steel production after a very negative 2022? What are the latest regulations implemented by Europe concerning steel trade flows?
Format: 10-15 min presentations + panel
🍴 Lunch Break 🍴
Session 3: Steel input costs - energy, freight and the raw materials rollercoaster
Iron ore, steel scrap, energy and freight costs will be analysed to understand the future direction of input costs for steelmakers and for the entire ferrous supply chain. In 2022 iron ore and scrap price volatility was very high due to the impact of the war in Ukraine and the rising of geopolitical tensions. 2023 is expected to be a more “stable” year, but surprises are always looming. Can iron ore prices be boosted by a Chinese demand recovery or will higher ore production prevent new peaks? How will the scrap market perform in the second half of 2023? Will more steelmakers in Europe announce upstream consolidations to acquire scrap yards? Will Europe succeed in somewhat limiting exports of scrap?
Format: 10-15 min presentations + panel
☕ Networking Break ☕
Session 4: End user demand and performance: a focus on automotive
In 2022 the negative performance of the global automotive sector significantly impacted the steel sector. European market observers last year noted that the fall in new cars demand was relevant enough to force Japanese and South Korean steelmakers into offering their products into Europe, triggering an increase of Asian imports in the continent. 2023 could bring a mild recovery in the automotive sector, according to ACEA in Q1 new car registrations in Europe increased almost 18% y-o-y, but uncertainties remain. What are the expectations for H2 2023 and 2024? Is the steel sector ready to meet the new challenges faced by car makers to prepare for the new era of mobility?
Format: 10-15 min presentations + Q&A
🍸 End Day 1 & Cocktail reception 🍸
The Europe Steel Markets 2023 conference programme is below.
Day 2 Conference Sessions Start
Session 5: The future of steel - decarbonisation & sustainability
Decarbonisation and sustainability remain central to the future of the global steel industry. What is the status of the transition at European steelmakers and distributors? Can hydrogen steelmaking really become a viable solution and how are steel purchasers preparing to absorb the premium costs implemented to safeguard investments in the decarbonisation projects? During recent years, Europe has been at the forefront of the push for green steelmaking, but what lessons can the sector learn from other experiences in other regions? How big a role will steel scrap play in the transition towards more environmentally friendly steelmaking? What impact will the European CBAM have on trade flows of steel globally?
Format: 10-15 min Presentations + Q&A
☕ Networking Break ☕
Session 6: Steel outlook – supply, demand & price
Key industry executives from different sectors will sit in a panel to discuss their views on steel supply, demand and prices for the coming six months. 2022 was a year of high volatility, with speculations driving the prices to record levels after the start of the war in Ukraine, followed by a rapid collapse of prices. In Europe prices of HRC last year moved well below expectations, while rebar levels held stronger than expected. During the first months of 2023 HRC prices recovered, while rebar levels dropped to close the gap with HRC. What will be the trend of steel prices going forward? Is the Chinese steel demand strong enough to sustain steel prices going into the second half of the year? How has the latest hearthquake in Turkey impacted prices in the Mediterranean area?
Format: 10-15 min presentations + panel
👋 Chairman's Closing Remarks 👋
Heather Wijdekop, Director Commercial IJmuiden, Tata Steel Europe
Dr Heather Wijdekop is a seasoned professional in the steel industry, with over 20 years of experience in various disciplines including technical, strategy, marketing, and sales. She holds an engineering background, which has enabled her to have a deep understanding of customer needs and build meaningful connections with internal stakeholders. Heather is passionate about the value steel brings to everyday lives and its continued role in society through sustainable development. In February 2023, Heather was appointed Commercial Director at Tata Steel IJmuiden.
Alexander M. Julius, Managing Director, MacroMetal, & Presidency Member, Eurometal
Alexander is founder and managing partner of macroMETAL Handelsgesellschaft mbH, which has been supplying quality products to mainly European steel consumers in the packaging, building systems, SSC, electrical and automotive industries since 1996. In 2003 he also found the company Envitec Engineering GmbH with environmental technologies and regenerative energies as well as the development of recycling plants for biological wastewater treatment and upcycled products. Alexander is a presidency member of EUROMETAL, member of the Board International of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) in Berlin, as well as in various committees of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
Francois-David Martino, CEO, Becker Stahl Service
Francois-David held executive roles in Asia and Europe for many years, working in various fields and industries. After obtaining his degree in mechanical engineering, Francois-David served in numerous leadership positions at companies including thyssenkrupp, Siemens and ZF Friedrichshafen. Francois-David most recently held the office of President & CEO China at Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. Francois-David’s reputation includes international recognition for his expertise in the fields of supply chains and operational excellence and in the successful implementation of growth strategies. Apart from implementing the new Group strategy at Becker Stahl-Service GmbH, Francois-David Martino focuses on expanding the product and processing portfolio as well as technical expertise in manufacturing while also enhancing the service level for customers and partners.
Stephane Tondo, Technical Head Governmental Affairs & Climate Change, ArcelorMittal
Stéphane is technical head for governmental affairs and climate change within ArcelorMittal Europe. In that function, he contributes to the decarbonization roadmap of European entities, its financing and control of regulatory impacts. Previously Stéphane has been Chief Marketing Officer in charge of Packaging, Oil and gas, and Electrical Steel segments within ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products as well Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Avelino & Canossa in Italy. Stéphane holds a degree as sales engineer from the Esidec business school in Metz (France) and he is a graduate in mechanical engineering.
Stanislav Zinchenko, CEO, GMK Center
Stanislav is the CEO GMK Center, Chair of the Committee for Environment and Sustainable Development of the European Business Association, President of CSCMP Ukraine Roundtable. Last 5 years provides consulting services for Ukrainian iron & steel companies in sustainability issues, supply chains, CAPEX policy, market analysis. Stanislav Zinchenko has 15-years experience in consulting for manufacturing companies. He has expertise in operational management and supply chains as a team leader, consultant and analyst in international projects in the field of entrepreneurship, operational efficiency and logistic infrastructure. Stanislav has an MA in International Economics at Kyiv National Economic University.
Cesare Vigano, Board Managing Director, ArcelorMittal
Cesare is the Board Managing Director of ArcelorMittal CLN Distribution Italia, where he is responsible for the steel service centre business, working for 15 years in CLN Group, focused on automotive components' production. He is a graduate of mechanical engineering from Politecnico Milan university and has over 40 years’ experience, covering different roles in the global steel industry. Cesare had experiences in top steel production companies and in important steel distribution groups too, as General Manager and Board Managing Director.
Wilfred Geerlings, Senior Manager Commercial Sustainable Development, Tata Steel Europe
Wilfred Geerlings is the Senior Manager Commercial Sustainable Development at Tata Steel Nederland and the spiritual father of the Zeremis® brand. Zeremis® - short for zero emissions - is our promise to the planet to become carbon neutral by 2045. The Zeremis brand represents the journey Tata Steel Nederland is taking with our customers, together towards a zero-carbon emissions, circular world. He is a Management & Engineering graduate from University of Twente and has worked for Unilever and ASICS before joining Tata Steel in 2018. Wilfred feels privileged to work on one of the biggest sustainability projects in Europe being part of Tata Steel Nederland Clean, Green and Circular promise.
Rita Monteiro, Head of Decarbonisation, GFG Alliance
Rita Monteiro is the Head of Decarbonization at GFG Alliance, based out of Dubai, where she focuses on developing, measuring, and implementing GFG Alliance's global decarbonization strategy. Rita's previous experience includes managing Amazon's global decarbonization roadmap, leading the sustainable transformation for Amazon Japan, and overseeing operations in the UK and France. Prior to her sustainability roles, Rita worked in human resources and business development across various regions.
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.
Steven Vercammen, Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company
Steven Vercammen is a senior expert in McKinsey & Company’s Belgium Office. Since he joined in 2004, he has worked on steel and steel value chain related projects (carbon and stainless steel). Whilst early on focusing on operational improvement, market analysis (supply/demand) and technical benchmarking, in recent years Steven has specialized in sustainability topics related to the steel industry. As part of the global steel industry dynamics knowledge, Steven is the global expert on steel metallics dynamics covering scrap supply, demand and pricing evolution and decarbonization. In addition, Steven is global research leader for steel and metals in general, responsible for proprietary knowledge assets linked to cost curves, demand, supply, capital markets and overall market dynamics. Prior to joining McKinsey, Steven worked at the KU Leuven university as the “science engineering technology” group manager responsible for research strategy, educational programs and day to day management of all support functions. Steven has obtained a PhD in materials engineering (steel) from the KU Leuven and obtained engineering masters diploma from the university of Ghent in Belgium
Gareth Stace, Director General, UK Steel
As Director General of UK Steel, Gareth ensures that the organisation plays a key role in promoting the future success of steel in the UK, as well as highlighting the significant challenges that the sector currently faces. UK Steel is at the heart of the steel sector debate, as the key unified voice of the industry. Gareth began his career in manufacturing before, first representing the milk processing industry on environment and climate change and then joining EEF in 2007, as Head of Climate & Environment Policy. Gareth led EEF’s work on a broad range of environment policies that affect the UK manufacturing sector, with a clear focus on the steel sector. Gareth is also the Executive Director of ISSB (International Steel Statistical Bureau). Gareth graduated from Kings College London with a degree in Environmental Science and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Derek Langston Global Head of Dry Research, Braemar plc
Derek Langston has worked for two of the largest shipbrokers in the world in a career spanning more than 20 years, and was appointed Global Head of Dry Cargo Research at Braemar in 2023. Previously, Derek was Head of Research at SSY from 2019 to 2023. Derek has been engaged for shipping research and consultancy work by a diverse client base including shipowners, operators, trading houses, utilities, mining companies, agricultural producers, government departments, banks and investment funds.
Arnaud Guerndel, Director of Strategic Development, SSAB
Arnaud Guerendel has been in the steel business for more than 33 years, starting his carrier in Arcelor group early 90s taking care of automotive subcontractors in France. In 1996, he started to work for SSAB and held various positions in Europe. He left the company in 2007 and for 8 years held senior positions at the Russian steel producer NLMK and DUFERCO International Trading Holding, based in Switzerland. Over the years he has acquired a wealth of knowledge regarding the global steel business and complex assets in steel industries, included trading. Start 2016 he returned to SSAB as global director for their automotive business and operates since 2020 as Director of Strategic Development for SSAB CTO organization.
Alain Eeckman, Commercial Director, Casier Recycling
Alain has been working at Casier Recycling NV for the last 3 years. Casier Recycling is a recycling company, specialised in both non-ferrous and ferrous materials with a strong sourcing network in the industrial activities within Flanders, Belgium. After his studies (Master in Economic Sciences at Antwerp University), Alain joined the raw materials division of the Arbed Group, which later became Arcelor and ArcelorMittal. Alain was stationed in Brussels, later in Singapore where he joined the Group’s steel trading division and returned to Belgium 8 years later to join the logistics division. Alain subsequently joined an American company Tube City IMS, a provider of steel services, including scrap procurement for the Eastern European market, especially within the Czech Republic and Serbia. He later moved to Vienna, Austria to join FJ Elsner Trading as senior trader for raw materials. In 2018 Alain joined Casier Recycling in Belgium as commercial director with responsibilities on both the scrap sourcing as on the sales side.
Ian Roper, Consultant, Kallanish Consulting Services
Ian is a highly regarded industry analyst, with over 20 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. Since 2010 Ian worked as a sell-side analyst with CLSA, Macquarie and others based in Shanghai and Singapore and continues to bring his leading-edge thoughts on the markets as an unbiased independent analyst.
Selçuk Yilmaz, Deputy General Manager of Commercial, Yildiz Demir Celik A.S.
Selçuk was born in İskenderun, Türkiye. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ), department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2008. Having worked as Production Manager / Production Director at various flat steel mills between 2009-2018, he joined Yıldız Demir Çelik AŞ as Supply Chain Director, in March 2018. During this period he also completed MBA program at Sabancı University. Since August 2022, he is acting as Deputy General Manager for Commercial at Yıldız Demir Çelik.
Yuan Wenjiong, Co-Chairman, Dao Fortune Co., Ltd
Yuan Wenjiong is Co-chairman of Dao Fortune Co., Ltd. As a proficient economist, he is deeply involved in steel trading over last 25 years. He and his team have been leading China's steel exports since 2004, covering most of the markets in Asia, Central and South America and Middle East, and now they are also very active in steel trading within the regions. Dao Fortune owns a research team of 11 people, covering studies of macroeconomy and industrial status both domestically and internationally, which helps Dao Fortune have a deep understanding of its domestic steel market.
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.
Christian Koehl, Steel Journalist, Kallanish
Christian covers the German steel markets at Kallanish and joined the team in 2015. Previously, Christian worked as a steel journalist for some 15 years. He started off with American Metal Market, and later joined Steel Business Briefing, where he spent seven years as correspondent for the German-language countries.
Adam Smith, Editor in Chief, Kallanish
Having graduated from university in England's steel city of Sheffield, Adam was destined to end up in a career related to the steel industry. He has worked at Kallanish since 2014 as an editor for The Middle East and Turkey, as well as CIS and Eastern Europe, contributing his experience gained from five years in Dubai of the vibrant and fast-growing Middle Eastern and Turkish markets. Adam regularly attends events in the Middle East and Europe, moderating and speaking at some of them. He was previously steel editor at Platts in Dubai and before that Central and Eastern European reporter for Steel Business Briefing in London. Adam prides himself on providing friendly, informative and accurate journalism. He is currently based in Frankfurt and speaks fluent Polish and intermediate German.
Emanuele Norsa, Editor Southern Europe, Kallanish
After training as a journalist in Italy, Emanuele started covering the steel market back in 2010 when he joined SBB in London. In 2014, he became managing editor for the EMEA steel market for Platts. Emanuele joined Kallanish in 2016 and he is the editor for Kallanish Steel Weekly. He speaks five languages and love art as much as steel.
Paul Mullins, Director, Kallanish
Paul is a Director and Co-founder of Kallanish, which he helped to create after working for Steel Business Briefing as General Manager for Asia. With the co-founders, he felt there was a gap for simple, good quality journalism and market intelligence combined with a focus on listening to customer needs. Kallanish aims to put the customer at the forefront of everything it does. Previously, Paul was a Commercial Director and negotiated strategic alliances for blue chip companies in the payments industry. He also holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. Paul is based in Kallanish’s London HQ and previously lived in Paris and Shanghai. He speaks fluent French and conversational Mandarin.
Svetoslav Ambrossimov, Steel Journalist, Kallanish
Svetoslav covers the CIS and Balkan markets for Kallanish, as well as the German scrap and northern European wire rod markets. He joined Kallanish in 2020 after more than 20 years at Bulgarian news agencies and newspapers covering domestic and international news. He has working experience in a newsroom environment as well as in live field reporting and speaks Russian, German, English and Bulgarian.
Europe Steel Markets 2023 Attendees
|Alcar Wheels GmbH||Managing Director||Austria|
|Almet Trading UK Limited||Director||United Kingdom|
|Almet Trading UK Ltd||Trader||United Kingdom|
|ArcelorMittal||Head of Market Intelligence||Luxembourg|
|ArcelorMittal CLN||Board Managing Director||Italy|
|ArcelorMittal Europe||Technical Head Governmental Affairs & Climate Change||Luxembourg|
|ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products||Head of Operational Marketing & Pricing||Belgium|
|ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Europe||Head of Business Development||Luxembourg|
|ASIL CELIK SAN VE TICARET A.S||EXPORT SALES||Turkey|
|BEB Stahlbearbeitung KG||Managing Director||Germany|
|Becker Stahl Service||CEO||Germany|
|Becker Stahl-Service GmbH||Head of Procurement||Germany|
|Blachotrapez Sp.zo.o.||procurement director||Poland|
|Boston Consulting Group (BCG)||Consultant||Italy|
|Boston Consulting Group (BCG)||Expert Consultant||Italy|
|Braemar plc||Global Head of Dry Research||United Kingdom|
|Casier Recycling N.V.||Commercial Director||Belgium|
|Credit Europe Bank N.V.||Senior Relationship Manager||Netherlands|
|Dao Fortune (Hong Kong）Co., Ltd.||Co-chairman||China|
|Dao Fortune (Hong Kong）Co., Ltd.||Manager||China|
|Dao Fortune (Hong Kong）Co., Ltd.||Deputy General Manager.||China|
|Dao Fortune (Hong Kong）Co., Ltd.||Assistant General Manager||China|
|De Jong&Lavino BV||Commercial Director||Netherlands|
|Dentons Europe LLP||Counsel||Belgium|
|Emballator (UK) Ltd.||Strategic Purchaser||Sweden|
|Ermewa SA||Steel Segment Manager||France|
|FeCon "Global Sourcing Company"||Area Manager||Turkey|
|Fowle & Co Ltd||Purchasing Director||United Kingdom|
|Galex Steel International||Managing Director||United Kingdom|
|GFG Alliance||Head of Risk & Sustainability||United Kingdom|
|GFG Alliance||Head of Decarbonisation||United Arab Emirates|
|GFG Alliance||Events Manager||United Kingdom|
|GFG Alliance||Global Head of Communications||United Kingdom|
|GFG Alliance||Head of EU Government Relations||Belgium|
|Hadley Group||Procurement & Transport Director||United Kingdom|
|Indo Intertrade AG||Vice President European Markets||Switzerland|
|Jørgensen & Utoft||Purchase & Key Account Manager||Denmark|
|Jørgensen & Utoft||CEO||Denmark|
|Kallanish||Events Director||United Kingdom|
|Kallanish||Editor Southern Europe|
|Kallanish||Event Marketing Executive||United Kingdom|
|Kallanish Commodities||Global Head of Subscriptions & Advertising||United Kingdom|
|Kallanish Consulting Services||Consultant||Singapore|
|Kallanish Europe Sofia||Germany & Russia Journalist||Bulgaria|
|Kingspan Ltd.||Procurement Director||Ireland|
|KION Group||Senior Commodity Sourcing Scout||Poland|
|König GmbH & Co Kg||Sourcing Manager||Germany|
|Lhoist SA||Key Account Manager||Belgium|
|Lhoist Western Europe||Sales market specialist||Netherlands|
|Liberty Aluminium France||CEO||France|
|Liberty Commercial Germany GmbH||Countryhead||Germany|
|macroMETAL Handelsgesellschaft mbH||Managing Director||Germany|
|McKinsey & Co.||Senior Expert||Belgium|
|MISETAL||Flat Steel Product Manager||France|
|MISETAL||General Manager Sales Director||France|
|Morvarid Metal Kft||CEO||Hungary|
|Mota-Engil Global – Serviços Partilhados Administrativos e Técnicos, S.A||Category Manager||Portugal|
|Nucor Trading||Commercial Director||Poland|
|Nucor Trading||Managing Director||Switzerland|
|Oldendorff Carriers (Singapore) Pte Ltd||Senior Commodity Analyst||Singapore|
|Port of Rotterdam||Advisor||Netherlands|
|Prime Green Recyclers||Director||Pakistan|
|Reggio Metals SpA||Owner||Italy|
|REIBUS||Sales Director Western Europe (DIF)||France|
|REIBUS||Senior National Sales Representative||France|
|ROCKWOOL Belgium NV||Regional Category Manager||Belgium|
|Royal BAM Group nv||Global Category Manager Steel||Netherlands|
|Serwistal Sp. z o.o.||Director of Purchasing Department||Poland|
|Serwistal Sp. z o.o.||Commercial Director||Poland|
|Sev.en Global Investments||Associate||Czech Republic|
|Ship Shape BV / Armos BV||Managing Director||Belgium|
|SIDERMEC SPA||MANAGING DIRECTOR||Italy|
|Specialty Steel||Business Manager Specialty Steel|
|SSAB||Global Sales Director Automotive||Italy|
|SSAB Europe||Director Business Development||Spain|
|Steelforce NV||Trader Europe||Belgium|
|STEELFORCE NV||Trader Europe||Belgium|
|STOW||Purchase Director Raw Materials||Belgium|
|Tata Steel Europe||Senior Manager Commercial Sustainable Development||Netherlands|
|Tata Steel Europe||Marketing Manager Distribution||Netherlands|
|Tata Steel Europe||Director Commercial IJmuiden||Netherlands|
|Tata Steel Europe||Commercial Director||Netherlands|
|Tata Steel Europe||Commercial Manager, Engineering||Netherlands|
|Tata Steel Europe||Marketing Communication Coordinator||Netherlands|
|Tata Steel Europe||Account Manager general sales||Netherlands|
|Tata Steel Europe||Director Markets & Pricing, Tata Steel, Mill / Producer||Netherlands|
|Tata Steel Europe||France|
|Tata Steel Europe||Markets & Pricing||Netherlands|
|TATA Steel Europe||Netherlands|
|TATA Steel Europe||Commercial Manager||Netherlands|
|Tata Steel Layde||Managing Director||Spain|
|Tata Steel Nederland||Senior Manager, Market Strategy||Netherlands|
|Tatmetal||Raw Materials Procurement Manager||Turkey|
|Tatmetal||Head of Sales and Purchasing||Turkey|
|TATMETAL CELIK SANAYI TIC ve AS||Sales Manager||Turkey|
|ThyssenKrupp Materials Services GmbH||Head of Governance and Procurement||Germany|
|ThyssenKrupp Materials Services GmbH||Head of Procurement||Germany|
|UK Steel||Director||United Kingdom|
|Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group||Procurement Manager Europe||Netherlands|
|Vogel Stahl||PA to Friso de Vries|
|Vogel Stahl||Senior Sales Representative||Netherlands|
|Vogel Stahl||Sales Representative|
|Vogel Stahl||Manager Purchasing and IT|
|Vogel Stahl BV||Owner & Director||Netherlands|
|VOGEL Stahl B.V.||Price Analyst||Germany|
|Wijngaard Natie||Business Development Manager||Belgium|
|Yildiz Demir Celik||Marketing and Customer Experience Director||Turkey|
|Yildiz Demir Celik A.S.||Deputy General Manager of Commercial||Turkey|
|Yuan Long Stainless Steel Co., ltd||Sales Manager||Taiwan|
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