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Flat Steel 2022

None Oct. 20, 2022, Istanbul, Turkey 1 day 750.0 (Early Bird In-Person) 495.0 (Online)


Hybrid Conference

Kallanish will host its Flat Steel 2022 Conference both in-person and online giving full flexibility to attend in whichever way suits you best.



The ongoing effects of the Covid pandemic, coupled with war in Ukraine and sanctions on Russia have been the central theme in 2022. This has come against a backdrop of rising international inflation, soaring energy costs, elevated freight and logistics costs, and changing trade flows.

This year’s Flat Steel 2022 conference will address the key geo-political and steel industry trends affecting the international coil markets through 2022 and 2023. Our panel of international experts will share their market views and offer strategies for success in a market defined by volatility and uncertainty.

Key Themes/Topics:

  • Outlook: Regional coil markets supply, demand, and price trends in focus
  • Price trends: Steel and raw material price trends reviewed and forecast
  • Trade flows: Changes in trade flows brought about by war and sanctions
  • Energy costs: Impact of soaring energy costs on production
  • Overcapacity: Analysis of the longer-term global market trends
  • End-user demand: Impact of rising costs, inflation, and supply chain risks
  • Green transition: Challenges of sustainable steel industry decarbonisation



Flat Steel 2022 hybrid conference will take place at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Address: Ciragan Palace Kempinski - Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No:32, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

*Please book your room directly with the hotel at your earliest convenience. We suggest booking early to avoid disappointment.



Flat Steel 2022 will be held in English only.


Platinum Sponsor

Founded in 1990 as the first private and the second largest flat steel manufacturer of Türkiye, Borçelik started its operations to manufacture “cold-rolled steel rolls” in 1994. Following its investments realized in the years 1994, 2003 and 2008 at a total investment cost of 530 million USD, Borçelik has increased its manufacturing capacity to 1.5 million tons. Having three cold-rolling and three hot dip galvanized steel lines, Borçelik is the biggest galvanized steel manufacturer of Türkiye offering the highest quality with 900 thousand tons of galvanized steel capacity.

Underlying the strong market position of our Company continuing its business operations as a partnership of Borusan Holding and ArcelorMittal are such factors as its dynamic workforce, its innovative approach, its continuous investments realized for self-development and growth, and its customer-oriented service and quality approach.

Handling its manufacturing operations in its plants having a total area of 240 thousand square meters in Gemlik, Borçelik is engaged in manufacturing in hot dip galvanized steel, cold-rolled steel and hot-rolled (pickled and oiled) steel groups all of which are industrial raw material inputs. Borçelik manufactures commercial, drawing, deep drawing, extra deep drawing as well as bake-hardening, dual-phase, rephosphorized, HSLA (high strength low alloy), high-carbon steels, enameling and structural steel qualities. Total yearly manufacturing capacity of 1.5 million tons of Borçelik is comprised of 600 thousand tons of cold-rolled and 900 thousand tons of hot dip galvanized steel.

Under Kerim Çelik brand, on the other hand, it offers services to its customers with a metal processing capacity of 500 thousand tons.

Main customer groups are automotive, white goods, panel radiators, building and construction, pipe & profile, packaging, metal good producers and steel service centers. Borçelik as the industrial partner of its customers presents solutions accordingly. 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 Industry and Technology.


Associations & Media Partners

Demir Celik Store

Iron & Steel Store Magazine has established with 21 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.


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.

Japan Metal Daily

Japan Metal Daily (Tekko Shimbun, JMD) is the largest Japanese daily newspaper focusing on Steel and Non-ferrous metal industries. While we
are based in Japan, our reporting is not limited to Japan but also events occurring in Asia and other regions, such as global alliances between corporations, especially Kallanish. 

Association partner: 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 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:


International Tube Association 

The International Tube Association is a non-profit-making organisation totally committed to its members and to the promoting of education, technical development and trade relationships.

As the world’s largest—and only globally active—membership association of tube and pipe engineers and industry professionals, the ITA dedicates itself to technical excellence and global networking in the wider industry.

Founded in the spring of 1979 in Birmingham, UK, the ITA saw its membership grow steadily in the first decade, particularly in the US, and following the establishment of a US Management Board in 1990 similar regional Boards and offices were set up around the world, including in India and Russia.

In 1986, the Association created the first Tube Düsseldorf exhibition along with NOWEA (now Messe Düsseldorf); by the early 90s, we were established as the expo giant’s industry partner and a main sponsor of Tube Düsseldorf. Over the next decade, this came to include Tube fairs all over the world, with the ITA present at the first Tube Singapore, the first Tube India, the first Tube Russia and the first Tube China.

Our British founders held their first technical conference in November of the founding year, 1979. In our determination to promote excellence and offer support for the development of expertise, we have been organising and facilitating similar events ever since.



Flat Steel Import, Export and Industry Association was founded in 2003 by the founder president Mustafa Açıkalın, for the purpose of gathering flat steel importers, exporters and traders together with the industrialists who are engaged in manufacturing using flat steel, under one roof in an effective way; establishing cooperation and solidarity; working on the identification and solution of the requirements and problems of the industry.

ME Steel

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




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Flat Steel 2022 Oct. 20, 2022, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 9:30-11:00

    Session 1: International coil markets outlook

    After looking in 2021 like it would enjoy a robust recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global steel market has been rocked by a confluence of factors in 2022. Rising energy prices, soaring inflation, US monetary tightening, Covid-hit Chinese demand and, of course, the outbreak of war in Ukraine have combined to bring a swift halt to economic recovery and tip global markets towards possible recession. Chinese suppliers have returned to the export market and are competing with India for business in Vietnam and the Middle East. Indian mills enjoyed lucrative deals in the EU earlier this year but were hit by a 15% export duty imposed in May, as well as falling European demand once the initial Ukraine war shock had worn off. Various EU blast-furnace based flat steelmakers have thus been forced to curb production, while Indian mills have brought forward summer maintenance stoppages. Nevertheless, on the demand side, India looks to be one of few bright spots for future growth, thanks to massive government infrastructure investment. Hopes for Chinese economic stimulus in 2022 are meanwhile gradually fading as the government continues its heavy-handed zero-Covid policy that results in regular lockdowns and stifled economic activity. The automotive industry is meanwhile taking longer than initially anticipated to recover from components shortages, which have been exacerbated by the Ukraine war. And, with Covid restrictions easing and social life returning, consumers are spending less income on home appliances and more on high-contact service activities. The energy crunch is nevertheless sure to accelerate the transition to renewable energy, which will in the longer term require substantial steel to construct the necessary infrastructure. The war in Ukraine has taken a major flat steel supplier out of the market, while Russian product is not keenly bought on international markets due to a combination of economic sanctions, banking restrictions and buyers self-sanctioning. The market panic originally caused by this development has now subsided and transitioned into widespread economic gloom. How have disrupted trading patterns and economic sanctions impacted global flat steel trade? When will automotive production recover? Will more steelmaking capacity need to be idled to balance supply with lower demand? How will the US trade deals with the EU, Japan and UK impact trade? To what extent will CBAM protect the EU market and limit EU mills’ ability to export? What does the future hold for the global coil market? All these issues and more will be discussed in this session by top steel industry executives.

    Format: 10-12 min presentations + Q&A

    • Ukraine war impact on trade
    • How successful have Russian mills been reorienting exports?
    • Mills’ competitiveness amid rising energy costs, inflationary pressure
    • Monetary tightening effect on steel-consuming project activity
    • China economic stimulus prospects
    • European steel demand outlook amid possible recession
    • Automotive sector recovery progress – can steelmakers count on demand?
    • India export duty impact – will mills successfully export boron-added HRC?
    • CBAM impact on EU imports/exports
  • 11:00-11:30

    ☕ Networking Break ☕

  • 11:30-13:00

    Session 2: Steel pricing trends

    Coil prices have been on a rollercoaster ride since the beginning of 2022. After steadily declining throughout the second half of 2021 and into 2022 as supply rebalanced with demand following the shock of Covid-19, values ballooned again at the end of February following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In some regions, such as Europe, prices reached all-time highs in March, exceeding previous peaks in 2021. Prices have now normalised and fallen below the levels seen in February prior to the surge. This, coupled with regular logistics disruptions, has caused major challenges for coil buyers’ procurement and cost management. On the one hand, spiralling energy costs and inflationary pressure are making production more expensive, while, on the other, slowing economic growth and talk of a possible recession are subduing steel demand and seeing mills in some regions cut production. These production cuts extend to mills in China, which also curbed output last year, the difference now however being that cuts are self-imposed because demand is weakening considerably. The fading likelihood of substantial economic stimulus is unlikely to change this. Were China to export its surplus output, however, this could severely depress global prices. A favourite export market of Chinese and other Asian suppliers, the Gulf Cooperation Council, is meanwhile investing in some 4 million tonnes/year of new hot strip capacity, which is likely to somewhat dampen intercontinental trade. Despite its ferrous export duty imposition, Indian mills have managed to continue HRC exports by alloying steel with boron to circumvent the measures. The boron-added HRC is however not being readily accepted by all markets, most notably the EU. The union made limited changes recently to its safeguard tariff-rate quotas, applying quotas to countries such as Vietnam for such products as hot-dip galvanized coil. How will this change affect trade and pricing in the EU, and what knock-on effect will it have on global markets? Will Indian mills successfully pursue boron-added HRC exports? To what extent have low-priced Russian offers impacted global steel pricing? How likely is China to export surplus steel this year amid low domestic demand, and what effect will this have on pricing? To what extent will the steel-demand balance be disrupted by new capacity in some regions? How successful will suppliers be in passing costs on to steel sales prices given the possibility of a global recession? This session will bring together distinguished panellists to discuss these topics and more.

    Format: 10-15 min presentations + panel

    • Coil price outlook for Q4 and 2023
    • Logistics disruptions impact on pricing
    • The dilemma of rising energy costs/inflation during economic slowdown/recession
    • Likelihood and impact of China ramping up exports
    • New capacity investments impact on supply-demand/pricing
    • Outlook for Indian mills’ boron-added HRC exports
    • Protectionism still a factor influencing pricing?
    • Russian steel’s ability to find new markets and influence pricing
    • US trade deals impact on trade patterns and pricing
    • More EU blast furnaces to be idled? What effect on prices?
  • 13:00-14:30

    🍴 Lunch Break 🍴

  • 14:30-16:00

    Session 3: The Energy transition and investment

    The world is undergoing an energy transition, driven mainly by climate concerns, which will impact the entire economic spectrum. The energy-intensive steel industry accounts for about 8% of global CO2 emissions and is at the forefront of investments into new low-carbon technologies. The EU, in particular, is tightening its Carbon Emissions Trading System and has tabled plans to implement a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. These are designed to motivate EU steelmakers to invest in reducing emissions, as well as encourage global producers who supply to the EU market to do the same. The Chinese government has also pledged environmental commitments, but these have been overshadowed this year by efforts to ensure economic stability amid the somewhat brutal impact of China’s zero-Covid policy. In a blow to regulating emissions in the US, the Supreme Court recently ruled that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to mandate carbon emission caps for extant power plants. Following the outbreak of war in Ukraine and subsequent sanctions on Russia, meanwhile, prices of fossil fuels have soared. This has underscored the need to move to renewable and sustainable energy sources. Numerous steelmakers across the globe are turning to hydrogen as the fuel of the future, with hydrogen-fuelled direct reduced iron feeding renewables-powered EAFs being the production route of choice. The technology required for hydrogen-based steelmaking exists but production of green hydrogen using renewable energy remains expensive in many regions. These costs will come down with time, but in the short term, low-carbon steel is likely to be significantly more expensive than traditionally produced steel. How likely are consumers to accept this increased cost? To what extent will governments across the globe be compelled to provide policy support for steelmakers’ low-carbon ambitions? To what extent can existing natural gas infrastructure be repurposed for use with hydrogen? How will industry solve the renewable energy storage question, given there will be periods of reduced energy production? Is the EU carrying out its transition too hastily and thereby penalising steelmakers? How can policy be adjusted to take into account EU steel exports outside of the bloc? India and ASEAN are seeing a spate of new blast furnaces being commissioned. Will these assets ultimately end up stranded or can they be adapted to suit global climate goals? This session will aim to answer all these questions and discuss the opportunities and challenges behind decarbonising the steel industry.

    Format: 10-15 min presentations + panel

    • Hydrogen infrastructure viability for steelmaking
    • Renewable energy storage issue
    • Low-carbon steelmaking technology developments
    • Consumer market readiness for costlier low-carbon steel
    • Policy support for decarbonisation – is it enough?
    • EU as frontrunner – how do EU ETS and CBAM need to be amended?
  • 16:00-16:30

    ☕ Networking Break ☕

  • 16:30-18:00

    Session 4: Coil distribution, processing & end-use markets

    Considering the unhinged volatility in steel prices this year, steel buyers have had very difficult purchasing decisions to make. Many distributors and service centres rushed to buy product following the outbreak of war in Ukraine, when mills temporarily stopped offering and prices skyrocketed, but have only just received delivery of this material, now that many product prices are back to pre-war levels. Those buyers who stocked up at the beginning of the year have profited. Certain end-use sectors such as construction, meanwhile, were forced to pause or reduce activity because prices of steel inputs soared far above budget. How are distributors able to manage margins given their high-priced inventories and current lower price expectations of buyers? How have importers adapted to the cutting off of Russian steel supply and disruption to Ukrainian supply? How have end users been able to ensure continuity of operations amid prohibitively high steel input costs? The automotive industry meanwhile continues to be constrained by semiconductor shortages, which are expected to last well into 2023. How has this impacted service centres whose business is geared towards automotive, and what are they doing to mitigate the impact? What is the outlook for automotive production beyond 2023? Will the current pent-up demand for cars result in production growth and therefore rising demand for automotive sheet? With life seemingly returning to normal in most regions outside of China after the Covid-19 pandemic, meanwhile, consumers are spending less income on home appliances and more on high-contact service activities. The white goods sector is thus forecast to be a drag on steel-using sectors’ output growth in 2022. What are the prospects for the sector beyond this year? The outbreak of war in Ukraine has dented prospects for economic growth globally, but nowhere more so than in Europe due to its geographical proximity and dependence on Russian gas. The blow this has dealt to confidence puts a big question mark over new investments in the short term. The looming energy supply crisis expected to hit Europe this winter also spells trouble for industrial production, as gas will be rationed and households prioritised over industry. What does this mean for production at end users in the continent? A potential global recession is meanwhile likely to impact end-use activity in all regions, although India’s economy has been a bright spot in 2022, supported by government spending. How likely is this to absorb excess Indian steel output amid export duties? How is end-user industry output being affected in Turkey after the country significantly increased electricity rates from July? Are Turkish flat steel-consuming end users able to procure sufficient feedstock tonnages from the local market, or does this continue to be a problem like in earlier years? This session will bring together a range of steel buyers and end users to discuss all these topics and more.

    Format: 10-15 min presentations + Q&A

    • Margin management amid price volatility
    • Shifting trade patterns – finding alternatives to Russian and Ukrainian steel
    • Automotive industry prospects amid semiconductor shortages
    • End-user industry production outlook amid looming energy shortages
    • Turkish end-use industry hurdles to sourcing flat steel
  • 18:00-20:00

    🍸 End & Cocktail reception 🍸

Flat Steel 2022 Oct. 20, 2022, Istanbul, Turkey

Fernando Espada, President, Eurometal (Managing Director, Tata Steel Layde)

Fernando is the Presedent of EUROMETAL, a position he has held since December 2018, and is the Managing Director of Layde Steel (Tata Steel Europe) since January 2009. As a senior executive leading transformation through growth, customer oriented actions and full involvement of the organisation, Fernando has more than 20 years of experience in highly demanding commercial organisations, of which 10 years acting as Managing Director promoting the change and market focus to take back to profits a complex entity. Involvement includes all stakeholders, and all levels of the company, including management of the multinational.

Gaku Ito, General Manager Sales, Tokyo Steel

Gaku is the general manager of sales department for Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd., the biggest Japanese electric-arc-furnace steel producer which makes both flats and beams. Tokyosteel has the top market share of H beams and the first company to produce hot rolled coils from scrap in Japan. Tokyosteel’s pricing of steel scrap is regarded as a market indicator in the world. Gaku is responsible for export sales at Tokyo headquarters. He has abundant experience especially in HRC trade with various areas such as North America, Europe, China and other Asian countries. Gaku is also in charge of sales development of flat products to promote of environmental-friendly green steel among Japanese steel consumers like global manufacturers. EAF steel is the first choice for steel users towards Carbon Neutrality. The company has the technology to recycle obsolete-scraps to high quality steel sheets, Tokyosteel has a clear vision to expand the capacity. 

Mohammed Al-Jabr, Vice Chairman, National Committee for Steel Industry

With more than 30 years of experience in the Steel industry. He was the president of Hadeed & VP of Metal SBU SABIC, then Middle East VP of ArcelorMittal, and then CEO of SULB in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. His last job was as the CEO of JESCO. Mohammed was the Chairman of Arab Iron & Steel Union. He was a Board member of Alba & Garmco in Bahrain. Currently, he is an advisor for several industrial companies and organizations and is Vice Chairman of the National Committee for Steel Industry (NCSI) which is embedded in the Federation of Saudi Chambers, also is an NCSI representative for World Steel Association. Mohammed is professional & strong in business excellence and strategy, he studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder to enhance his English language, he graduated as an economist from Riyadh university KSA and had executives short courses with Ashridge Management College in England and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Dick Sands, Managing Director Distribution, Stemcor

After graduating from Oxford University in 1977, with a degree in Mathematics, Dick has spent the last 42 years permanently employed in the steel trade. Over half of those years with current employer Stemcor. Dick’s experience ranges from his earlier years importing flat rolled steel and long products into the UK market, through a period trading long products across the globe, then a decade trading raw materials for steel making, and for the last five years looking after much of Stemcor’s European import and distribution business. Three times Chairman of the International Steel Trade Association, Dick has a wealth of experience, both sourcing and marketing steel products and steel making raw materials, across the globe.

Alessandro Sciamarelli, Director of Economic and Market Analysis at the European Steel Association (EUROFER)

Alessandro (born 1970) holds the position of Director of Economic and Market Analysis at the European Steel Association (EUROFER) based in Brussels, where he carries out economic research and analysis linked to the steel sector. Prior to joining EUROFER, he held for over ten years equivalent positions at other Brussels-based European trade associations (namely in the mortgage lending sector and the cement sector) and, before that, he worked for the Economic Studies Office of a leading cement and construction group in Rome, Italy, and for the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht, the Netherlands. He holds a PhD in Economics (1999) and a Degree in political science (1995) from the University of Pisa, Italy. He has dual nationality (Italian and Belgian) and is fluent in English, French and Italian.

Alessandro Fossati, Managing Director, Gamma Trade


Alessandro started his career as a consultant in M&A, taxation and corporate finance, he then joined Duferco where he developed his skills as a steel manager. After some years in MMK group as export manager he joined Deltasteel Group where he managed the steel business unit. Since November 2016 he is CEO at Gamma Trade Sa, a Swiss based company, active in steel trading and distribution mainly focused in import of flats into Europe, adding value to European manufacturers through logistic, financing and hedging services.

Amit Chandaliya, Head Exports, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India

Amit is heading the export sales function at AM/NS India. AM/NS India is a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel. Amit joined the organization as a management trainee in 2008 and has grown within the organization to reach a leadership position. He has been instrumental in getting AM/NS India brand recognised worldwide. He has been credited with developing key export markets for highly demanding customer segments like automotive, renewable energy, construction and mining. Furthermore, Amit has been instrumental in getting international accreditation for the organisation’s products for Oil and Gas and ship building segments. Amit has expanded organisation’s reach in highly niche and diverse geographies. He is admired in the industry for his in-depth knowledge of the market, outstanding customer relationship and proficiency of building long terms partnership models with the clients. Amit is well-travelled, tech-savvy, a social media influencer and an avid supporter of digitalization. Amit has been a regular speaker at international steel conferences and management institutes. He has been providing his valued inputs to Indian Govt and Indian steel association in important matters of international trade agreements and trade barriers.     

Abu Bucker Husain, CEO of Al Ghurair Iron & Steel

Abu Bucker is the CEO and also a member of the Board of Directors of AGIS. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Commerce & Accounting from Mumbai's Sydenham College in 1994 and his Membership in The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) in London, UK in 1996. In 1997 Abu Bucker joined the MBA program at Boston University's Graduate School of Management in USA, specializing in International Corporate Finance. After graduating from Boston University, Abu Bucker took up his first position with American International Group Inc. as a Management Associate (MA) at the Company's Regional Controllers Office at Wall Street, New York, USA in 1999. Between Jun 2000 and Jan 2006 he graduated from the MA program and was promoted as Assistant Vice President, wherein he was responsible for managing Financial and Accounting aspects of a $400 Million Dollar Division. In early 2006, Abu Bucker was certified by The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institution (AAOIFI), Bahrain as an Islamic Professional Accountant and was asked by the Group to take charge as Chief Financial Officer of AIG Takaful, a new $100 million strategic initiative of Islamic Insurance concept grounded in Islamic Principles of Banking transaction and observes the rules and regulations as specified by Sharia (Islamic law). After acquiring invaluable expertise by working for global corporate majors, in April 2007 Abu Bucker joined Al Ghurair Iron  Steel L.L.C, a $100 Million Steel Cold Rolling and Galvanizing Complex the first of its kind in U.A.E.

Guvenc Temizel, Executive Board Member, Borcelik

Güvenç was born in Ankara in 1975, and graduated from TED Ankara College and then from Middle East Technical University Metallurgy and Material Engineering Faculty. Having a Post-graduate Degree in the same discipline, Güvenç has been working across different units of Borçelik since 2002, and since 2015, he is serving as an Executive Board Member in charge of Sales, Marketing, Customer Technical Relations and Innovation units.

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.

Mario Borsese, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, DP Trade

Huseyin Ocakci, General Manager Middle East, Hangzhou CIEC

Huseyin, General Manager for the Middle East region for Hangzhou CIEC, has 22 years of experience in foreign steel trade. Having worked as foreign trade manager at various Turkish mills, Huseyin is now responsible for business development at Hangzhou CIEC International Co. for the Middle East region.  

Dr Gunther Voswinckel, President, International Tube Association

Gunther graduated from RWTH Achen University in engineering and business administration. After his academic period as assistant professor at RWTH Aachen University, he joined Mannesmann Group for about 16 Years in various board positions for the metallurgical industry; as President of Innse Innocenti, CEO of Demag Italimpianti, CEO of Mannesmann Demag Meer, and CEO of Mannesmann Demag Sack. Gunther then served for about 8 Years as CEO and President for the Otto Junker Group, operating a stainless steel foundry and supplier of furnaces to the metallurgical industry. He served as CEO for Schoeller Werk, a stainless steel tube producer. In parallel, for 13 years, he has been shareholder and CEO of VOSCO, a consulting firm, specialised in the metallurgical industry. For 30 years he has been serving the International Tube Association as Chairman and President, and for 25 years, he has been serving several companies as chairman or member of supervisory boards.

Murat Cananoglu, Sales Manager Flat Products / Commercial Segment, Colakoglu Metalurji

Born in 1976 in Istanbul, Murat graduated from Saint Benoit French High School and received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Istanbul University. After starting his business life as Regional Sales Representative at Johnson&Johnson Medical Türkiye in 1998, he started his career in steel sector in Steelcom Türkiye as Area Sales Supervisor in 2006. Cananoğlu then joined Çolakoglu Metalurji in 2012, where he had taken different responsibilities on long product and flat product sales. Now he is working as Sales Manager for Flat Products in Commercial Segment since 2018. Murat is married and has two children.  

Ozan Faik Tumba, Head of Sales, Borçelik

After graduating from Istanbul University in 2009, with a degree in Metallurgy and Material Engineering, Ozan received his master’s degree from the University of Wales in Business Administration. He started his career in Borçelik in 2011 and since then, Ozan has been working in the sales department and is responsible for domestic sales. Borçelik is a joint venture of ArcelorMittal and Borusan Holding.

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.

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. 

Flat Steel 2022 Oct. 20, 2022, Istanbul, Turkey

Previous Attendees


Browse the lists below to see last years conference attendees.

Flat Steel 2021 virtual conference Attendees

Company Position   Country  
Akcelik Iron and Steel Inc. General Manager Turkey
Alcar Wheels Managing Director Austria
ArcelorMittal CLN Board Managing Director Italy
Becker Stahl Service CEO Germany
Borusan Mannesman Purchasing and Procurement Director Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Board Member Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Purchasing Manager Turkey
CARES CEO United Kingdom
Cetin Civata Chairman of the Board Turkey
China Metallurgical Planning and Research Institute President China
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Chairman, President and CEO United States
Cofralux SA Managing Director Luxembourg
Colakoglu Metalurji Sales and Marketing Director Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji CEO Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Sales Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Flat Products / Commercial Segment Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Sales Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Corporate Communications Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Sales Planning Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Flat Products / Automotive&Manufacturing Segment Turkey
C. Steinweg nv Belgium & France CEO Belgium
CV Aceros Spain
DACS, Inc. Sales & Marketing Associate United States
Diler Dis Ticaret Board Member Turkey
DITH Australia Trader Australia
DNT Company Limited Owner / Director United Kingdom
DP Trade CEO Italy
DUFERCO Germany MD Germany
Ekinciler Iron and Steel Co. Executive Board Member Turkey
Emballator Metal Group Purchasing Manager Sweden
Emballator UK Ltd Managing Director United Kingdom
Emirates steel Chief Technical Services & Project Officer United Arab Emirates
Erciyas Celik Boru San. A.Ş. President Turkey
Erdemir Marketing & Sales Director Turkey
Eurometal Secretary General
EUROMETAL Officer Luxembourg
European Steel Association (EUROFER) Director of Economic and Market Analysis Belgium
FAF-Produtos Siderúrgicos Board Member Portugal
Foulath Holding Group CEO Bahrain
Fowle & Co Ltd Purchasing Manager United Kingdom
Gabrielli SpA Owner Italy
GMK Center Ukraine
GMK Center Chief Analyst Ukraine
GMK Center Ukraine
GMK Center Analyst Ukraine
Gourmet Settings Ceo Canada
HADEED Sr. Analyst, FP Marketing Saudi Arabia
HADEED Specialist, FP Marketing Saudi Arabia
İÇDAŞ Dis Ticaret A.Ş Chairman Turkey
Immib Market Research Analyst Turkey
Immib Secretary General of İMMİB Turkey
Immib Deputy Secretary Turkey
Immİb Turkey
International Trade Administration US Department of Commerce Director United States
International Trade Administration US Department of Commerce Director United States
International Trade Administration US Department of Commerce Team Lead United States
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd Managing Director India
Kallanish Manager United Kingdom
Kallanish Global Editor
Kallanish Managing Editor Asia United Kingdom
Kallanish Events Director United Kingdom
Kallanish Sales Executive Germany
Kallanish Managing Editor North America
Kallanish Editor Southern Europe
Kallanish Commodities Marketing Executive Bulgaria
Kallanish Commodities Kallanish N.American Editor United States
Kallanish Consulting Services Consultant Singapore
Kandil Steel Chief Corporate Development Officer Egypt
Kerri shpk Risk Managment Albania
Kibar dis ticaret a.s. Board Member and General Manager Turkey
Kroman Celik Board Member Turkey
Laura Staalcenter Maastricht BV Commercial director Netherlands
Lhoist SA Key Account Senior Analyst Belgium
Limea Fisma Purchasing Manager Italy
Malcolm Clarke Managing Director United Kingdom
Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. Jebel Ali Commercial Manager United Arab Emirates
MESteel United Arab Emirates
Metalsac Deputy Chairman Turkey
Midrex Technologies Senior Key Account Manager United States
MMK Sales and Marketing Turkey
NASS Office & Events Manager United Kingdom
NASS Director General United Kingdom
Pesmel Oy Area Sales Manager Poland
Saferoad Procurement Director Norway
Seametal San. Ve Dis Tic. Ltd. Sti. Turkey
Snop MT Stahl GmbH Manager Purchasing Germany
Soybas Steel Vice President Turkey
SSAB Director Global Strategy Projects Sweden
SSAB Vice President Sustainable Business and Public Affairs Sweden
SSAB Europe Director Business Development Spain
SSY Consultancy & Research Senior Director United Kingdom
SteelData Business Development Manager Turkey
Stemcor Manager Sweden
Stemcor Director Nordic United Kingdom
Stemcor Trader United Kingdom
Stemcor Director United Kingdom
Stemcor AG Trader Spain
Stolle EMS Ltd Purchasing Manager United Kingdom
TATA Automotive Netherlands
TATA Steel Manager, Industry Insights Netherlands
Tata Steel Europe Market Intelligence Manager, Energy & Power at Tata Steel Europe United Kingdom
Tata Steel Europe Marketing Manager Distribution Netherlands
Tata Steel Europe Director Business and Commercial Development Netherlands
Tata Steel Europe Economist Netherlands
Tata Steel Layde Managing Director Spain
Tata Steel Ltd Sr. Manager - Marketing Research & Sales India
Tezcan Galvaniz Commercial Director Turkey
thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe S.L. CEO Spain
ThyssenKrupp Materials Services GmbH Head of Governance and Procurement Germany
Thyssenkrupp Schulte GmbH Senior Procurement Manager Germany
Thyssenkrupp Schulte GmbH Head of Category Management Carbon Steel Flat Germany
TRUTZI SRL Purchase Manager Romania
Turkish Steel Exporters' Association (CIB) RESEARCH Turkey
Turkish Steel Exporters' Association (CIB) Market Research Analyst Turkey
Turkish Steel Exporters' Association (CIB) Analyst Turkey
UNICOIL Senior Materials Officer Saudi Arabia
UNICOIL Senior Coordinator – Purchase & Shipping Saudi Arabia
UNICOIL Procurement Manager Saudi Arabia
UNICOIL Sales Manager Saudi Arabia
UNICOIL Material Officer Saudi Arabia
UNICOIL Sales Engineer Saudi Arabia
Union Galvasteel Corporation AVP - Procurement Philippines
Universal Metal Coating Company (UNICOIL) General Manager - Commercial Operations Saudi Arabia
Universal Metal Coating Company (UNICOIL) Marketing Manager Saudi Arabia
Vale Account Manager United Arab Emirates
Vale International Account Manager (Middle East & Malaysia) United Arab Emirates
Vale International United Arab Emirates
VALE International SA DUBAI Iron Ore Sales United Arab Emirates
Vita Handelshuas FZE Commercial Manager United Arab Emirates
Vogel Stahl BV Owner & Director Netherlands
Weyland gmbh CEO Austria
Witte van Moort BV CEO Netherlands
Yametas A.S. Director Turkey

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Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel 2020 Attendees

Company Position   Country  

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Euro-Turkey-CIS Flat Steel 2019 Conference Attendees

Company Position   Country  
Agir Haddecilik (YISAD) Commercial Director Turkey
Almet Trading Trader United Kingdom
Almet Trading Import/Export Manager Azerbaijan
Almet Trading Director - London Office United Kingdom
Ansteel Spain, S.L. Spain
Ansteel Spain, S.L. Sales Representative Spain
Arcelik Purchasing Specialist - Carbon Steel Turkey
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 Director Turkey
Bamesa Purchasing Responsible Turkey
Bamesa Aceros SL Purchasing Area Manager Spain
Borcelik Sales Manager Turkey
Borcelik Sales Director Turkey
Borcelik Export Sales Manager Turkey
Borcelik General Manager Turkey
Borcelik Marketing and Strategy Development Senior Specialist Turkey
Borcelik Export Sales & Innovation Director Turkey
Borcelik Sales Executive Turkey
Borcelik Sales Director Turkey
Borcelik Sales Manager Turkey
Borcelik Marketing & Strategy Manager Turkey
Borcelik Head of Sales Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Executive Vice President Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann Purchasing Manager Turkey
Borusan Mannesmann (CIB) Board Member Turkey
Business Connection BV Netherlands
CEBID - Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association Secretary General Turkey
CIB - Turkish Steel Exporters Association Public Relations Officer Turkey
CIB - Turkish Steel Exporters Association Market Analyst Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Flat Products / Automotive&Manufacturing Segment Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Sales Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Flat Products / Commercial Segment Manager Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Marketing Specialist Associate Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Sales Planning Supervisor Turkey
Cumic Steel Limited Business Manager Turkey
Demir Celik Store Marketing Manager Turkey
DESCOURS ET CABAUD Purchase Manager France
Erdemir Marketing Executive Turkey
EU-Metal Vice President Europe Belgium
Galex Steel International Managing Director United Kingdom
Galva Metal Process Improvement and Purchasing Manager Turkey
Galva Metal Export Manager Turkey
GMK Center Analyst Ukraine
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Marketing & CRM Specialist Turkey
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Chairman Turkey
Gokmetal Sac Sanayi ve Dis Tic A.S. Purchasing Manager 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
Indo International Trading FZCO - European market Vice President Switzerland
JFE Meranti CEO Singapore
JFE SHOJI ISTANBUL General Manager Turkey
John Cockerill Industry Sales Manager Belgium
JSW Steel Vice President India
Koddaert nv Sales & Purchasing Belgium
Koddaert NV Management Belgium
Liberty Steel Newport Ltd Manager United Kingdom
Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. Istanbul Branch Senior Manager Turkey
Metinvest International SA - Istanbul Branch Office Director Turkey
Metinvest International SA - Istanbul Branch Office Senior Sales Manager Turkey
MISETAL Turkey Office General Manager Turkey
MISETAL Flat Steel Product Manager France
MMK Metalurji Senior Sales Manager Turkey
MMK Metalurji MMK Russia Sales Supervisor Turkey
M Steel Owner Turkey
Nippon Steel Europe GmbH General Manager Germany
NLMK Turkey Çelik Ticaret A.Ş. General Manager Turkey
NLMK Turkey Çelik Ticaret A.Ş. General Manager Turkey
NUSTEEL Singapore Pte Ltd Vice President Singapore
Oyak Mining Metallurgy Group International Marketing and Sales Director Turkey
Pasek Sales Manager Spain
PISEC Group Austria GmbH Head of Sales Steel Department Austria
Port of Antwerp Key Account Manager - Shippers & Forwarders Belgium
ReKo Stahl GmbH member of executive board Austria
Sami Soybas Steel Industry & Trade Partner & Export Manager Turkey
Samsung C&T - Istanbul Office Head of Steel Trade Turkey
Soybas Steel Vice President Turkey
S. POLO LAMIERE Spa Manager Italy
SteelData Business Development Manager Turkey
Steel Era Managing Director Turkey
Steel Exporters' Association Chief Turkey
Tata International Metals UK Ltd. Trade Manager United Kingdom
Tata International Metals UK Ltd. Trading Manager United Kingdom
Tatmetal Head of Sales and Purchasing Turkey
TATMETAL Foreigh Trade Chief Turkey
TATMETAL Export Manager Turkey
TATMETAL Member of the board Turkey
TATMETAL Foreign Trade Specialist Turkey
Tatmetal (YISAD) President Turkey
TCUD Expert Turkey
TCUD Expert Turkey
TCUD Marketing Expert Turkey
TCUD Marketing Manager Turkey
TCUD Managing Editor Turkey
TCUD - Turkish Iron and Steel Producers Association Secretary General Turkey
TCUD - Turkish Steel Producers Association Managing Editor Turkey
Tezcan Galvaniz Commercial Director Turkey
Titus d.o.o. Director of Supply Chain Slovenia
Vogel Stahl BV Owner & Director Netherlands
Wildco sprl / Weiye Steel Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd Director China
Yametas A.S. Director Turkey
Yildiz Demir Celik A.S. Deputy General Manager of Commercial Turkey
Yildiz Demir Celik A.S. Strategic Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager Turkey
Yildiz Demir Celik A.S. Export manager Turkey
YILDIZ DEMIR CELIK A.S. Domestic Sales Specialist Turkey
YILDIZ DEMIR CELIK A.S. Planning and Logistics Manager Turkey

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