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International Steel Scrap 2021 Virtual Conference

Steel March 10, 2021 1 day 350.0
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Following weak demand in early 2020, international scrap markets and other steel raw materials have recorded steep and often volatile price growth through Q4 2020 and into early 2021. Scrap markets could tighten further with the return of China to the international market. Meanwhile resource security seems to be sparking a wave of economic nationalism as Europe, Russia and other scrap suppling regions consider or extend export restrictions or tariffs. Against this fast changing backdrop how long will this rally last? How will EAF’s compete for scrap with China? How much scrap will China actually buy? Will Turkey remain the market maker for scrap? Who will be the winners and losers? Renowned steel experts from around the world will present their analysis on recent steel scrap market trends and share their views of what we can expect in 2021 and over the next few years as the markets find a new equilibrium.

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Virtual Conference

Like everyone else, we look forward to when the steel industry can gather together in person once again. Until then, we are very excited to show you what our new virtual event platform can do – from interactive face to face networking, to personalised agendas, and the ability to engage with speakers via live Q&As and polls.

The virtual format also provides some advantages that you can’t get from face to face events, such as watching or re-watching programme sessions on-demand, plus the opportunity to connect with many more attendees from around the world that may not have been able to travel in 2021.

We very much appreciate your continued support and look forward to welcoming you to the International Steel Scrap Conference 2021 conference this March.

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Our dedicated virtual networking platform will enable you to engage in face to face meetings, send messages and contact requests and schedule meetings in advance with industry peers expected to attend the virtual conference.

  • Engage - Face to face meetings in our virtual networking room with groups of up to 15
  • Find - Search our list of attendees
  • Message - Chat, discuss and organise meetings with fellow industry peers and potential partners
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Media Partners


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


SteelData is the largest online steel statistics database on the World, EU and Turkish steel market and industry. It provides accurate and most comprehensive steel statistics in a regular basis on the steel market and industry worldwide. SteelData is the easiest and most comfortable way of getting the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date steel market and industry data. Production, consumption, capacity, capacity utilisation, export, import and much more. Take data in the center of your decisions.


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.



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International Steel Scrap 2021 Virtual Conference March 10, 2021

All times shown in TRT Turkey (GMT +3)

If you are a confirmed attendee, please check your email for the app joining instructions.

  • 09:00-10:00

    Welcome networking

  • 10:00-11:15

    Keynote session 1: Steel scrap markets - Supply vs demand picture

    Following weak demand in early 2020, international scrap markets and other steel raw materials recorded dramatic price growth in Q4 2020 through early January 2021. Since then, prices have declined at a steady rate. Scrap supply is expected to tighten with the return of China to the international market. While resource security seems to be sparking a wave of economic nationalism in Europe, Russia and other traditional scrap suppling regions. What is the expected steel scrap demand from China? Will Turkey continue to be the market-maker for scrap prices? Where will scrap markets find equilibrium? Renowned steel experts from around the world will present their analysis on recent steel scrap market trends and share their views of what we can expect in 2021 and over the next few years as the markets find a new equilibrium.

    •    What is the expected demand volume from China?
    •    Will Turkey continue to be the market maker for scrap prices?
    •    Where will scrap supply and demand find equilibrium?
    •    Which countries might introduce scrap export bans or duties to protect domestic supply?
    •    Which grades will be more popular?
    •    What new scrap suppliers can we expect in 2021?

    • Burcak Alpman, Journalist, Kallanish
    • Hu Hongsheng, Director of Research Scrap Department, Fubao Information
    • Dr Veysel Yayan, Secretary general, Turkish Steel Producers Association (TCUD)
    • Alain Eeckman, Commercial Director, Casier Recycling
    • Jehuda Saar, Commercial Director, Groupe Ecore
    • Phillip Hoffman, Chairman, Hoffman Iron and Steel
  • 11:15-12:00

    Networking break

  • 12:00-13:15

    Session 2: EAF vs Blast Furnace production – comparative advantages

    International scrap markets have risen to levels not seen in almost a decade. Coupled with the return of China to the international scrap markets and Iron ore markets moving in parallel, what does this trend signal for the comparative advantage between EAF’s and Blast furnace production? How does this trend play out between regions, and between long and flat steel production? Who will be the winners and losers? What part will other metallics play in this rebalance? A senior industry analyst will present a breakdown of the key elements and trends that could shape the fortunes of the steel producers against this new raw materials backdrop. Senior industry figures will then discuss and dissect this future in the panel session.

    •    EAF vs BF production cost advantages analysed
    •    Longs vs Flats margins analysed
    •    What possibility for replacing scrap?
    •    How can margins be expanded?
    •    What are the supply and demand trends for Iron ore, DRI, HBI, Pig Iron?

    • Ian Roper, CEO, SMM
    • John Atherton, Secretary General, International Iron Metallics Association (IIMA)
    • Keyvan Jafari Tehrani, CEO, Jame Tejarat Co.
    • Tomas Gutierrez, Managing Editor Asia, Head of Data, Kallanish
  • 13:15-14:00

    Networking Break

  • 14:00-15:15

    Session 3: Managing business strategy amid price volatility

    We turn to eminent steel industry experts who will debate the key question of how to navigate a business success strategy in today’s challenging market. How will market participants react to emerging risks and shifts in the raw material balance? How will steel producers survive? What tools and strategies must be considered to ensure a strong and successful future?  

    •    Who will be the winners and losers?
    •    What will be the best steel production survival strategies?
    •    Can we expect more protectionist measures?
    •    Can diversifying production and increasing value added product range support success?

    • Rajiv Mangal, President & CEO, Tata Steel Thailand
    • Koray Gunay, Purchasing Director, Colakoglu Metalurji
    • Alberto Xodo, VP Sales, LME
    • Hiroyuki Kurosawa, Chief Investigator Overseas Marketing, Japan Metal Daily
  • 15:15

    Closing remarks

International Steel Scrap 2021 Virtual Conference March 10, 2021

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

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

Rajiv Mangal, President & CEO, Tata Steel (Thailand) pcl


Rajiv has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) Degree in Metallurgy from University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has done Advance Management Programme from CEDEP (INSEAD, France) and has completed Director Certification Program from Institute of Directors Thailand. Over the previous 31 years, he has worked in manufacturing, planning, marketing and sales of steel. In the past, he has held various positions like Business Head for Steel Tubes, Steel Wires and Wire Rod Mill at Tata Steel. Currently he is posted as President & CEO of Tata Steel (Thailand) pcl. The listed company is engaged in manufacturing long steel products at 3 manufacturing sites in Thailand with a capacity of 1.7 million tons per annum. He sits on the board of Nat Steel Holdings, Singapore. Rajiv resides with his family in Bangkok.

Dr Koray Gunay, Purchasing Director, Colakoglu Metalurji

Koray is the Purchasing Director of Çolakoğlu Metalurji A.Ş., responsible for the purchase of raw materials and semi products. Koray graduated from Middle East Technical University with a BS degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. In 1996, he has started his career in Borusan Mannesmann Boru Fabrikaları A.Ş. as a quality control engineer and then continued in Çolakoğlu Metalurji A.Ş. by taking different responsibilities in sales, planning, marketing and purchasing within the last 20 years. Dr. Günay holds a PhD degree in Management.

Hu Hongsheng, Director of Scrap Department, Fubao Information Company

Hu Hongsheng is Director of Scrap Department of Fubao Information Company, Head of Fubao Scrap Research Team and Scrap Data Product. Hu Hongsheng has been engaged in bulk commodity and scrap industry research for more than ten years.

Ian Roper, Independent Consultant


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. Over 2010-2017 Ian worked as a sell-side analyst with CLSA and Macquarie based in Shanghai and Singapore. Then in late 2017 Ian joined SMM to drive their international expansion and help bring their deep understanding of Chinese metals markets to a wider audience. 

Jehuda Saar, Commercial Director, Groupe Ecore

Jehuda is Commercial Director at Groupe Ecore, responsible for all deep-sea export sales of ferrous raw materials for the group. Jehuda holds an MBA degree from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Since 1987 Jehuda has been active in the global trade of ferrous scrap, first with Marc Rich/Glencore based in the USA and the UK, later setting up Hugo Neu Schnitzer Global Trade in the States, subsequently joining Midland Metals in Toronto, Canada before setting up Idoru Trading in the States. Since 2013 Jehuda moved to Geneva, Switzerland, first to join Trafigura, focused entirely on developing Groupe Ecore's export business, and finally in 2015 as Commercial Director at the group itself. 

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, specialized 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.

Philip Hoffman, Chairman, Hoffman Iron and Steel

Philip grew up in the scrap industry working as a laborer at the Luntz Iron and Steel plant next to Timken steel in Canton, Ohio. After graduating university, for 15 years Hoffman worked for both Hugo Neu Corporation and Derichebourg Recycling where he traded ferrous scrap throughout the gulf coast, mills on the Mississippi river and in bulk internationally. In 2005 he became a lawyer receiving his Juris Doctor in both maritime and international trade law from the University of Queensland, Australia. In 2008 he started Hoffman Iron and Steel trading containerized scrap from the US west coast to Asia and also supplying bulk cargos to one of Turkey’s largest steel mills. In 2015 Hoffman foresaw that Vietnam was going to rapidly expand its steel-making capacity and in 2016 Hoffman opened a trading office in Ho Chi Minh City while at the same time he personally lived at and consulted for Gunung Garuda Steel one of Indonesia’s largest steel mills. In 2020 Philip opened a scrap operation in Indonesia to service domestic steel mills and non-ferrous smelters to supplement Hoffman’s imported scrap to Indonesia. Philip continues to work with suppliers and consumers to trade scrap throughout the Pacific Rim.  

Dr John Atherton, Secretary General, International Iron Metallics Association

Prior to joining IIMA in January 2019 John was a Director at the International Council on Mining and Metals for the past 17 years. During his time with ICMM John led the development of the Materials Stewardship concept, an integrated materials management policy that has been implemented by major mining and metals companies as well as being enshrined in national and international government policy. John was Director for Environment at the Nickel Development Institute (NiDI) from 1997 – 2002 responsible for the development of strategies and programmes to improve the environmental and market performance of the primary nickel industry.  Prior to NiDI, John was Director of the European office at the International Cadmium Association. He has a PhD in earth sciences from the University of Hull and was a post-doctoral Research Associate in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Alberto Xodo, VP Sales, LME

Alberto, VP Sales at the LME, has worked on various strategic initiatives for the Exchange, including the launch of new contracts, the development of its steel futures market and the launch of the Registered Intermediating Broker membership category. He joined the London Metal Exchange in December 2014 and has been a member of the LME Nickel Committee since 2015. Previously, he was working in the Transaction Services team of PwC with focus on strategy consulting and commercial due diligence for the Financial Services industry.

Hiroyuki Kurosawa, Chief Investigator Overseas Marketing, Japan Metal Daily (Tekko Shimbun)

Hiroyuki reports on Japanese steel mills export sales and oversea business strategy. Hiroyuki started work in Japan Metal Daily (JMD) from 2005. JMD publishes around 70,000 daily papers and is the largest newspaper focused on steel and non-ferrous industry. Usually Hiroyuki works in Tokyo, but researches not only domestic companies such as NSC or JFE, but also various regions including SE Asia, East Asia, Europe, USA, Brazil, Middle East and Africa.

Tomas Gutierrez, Managing Editor Asia, Kallanish

Tomas is the Managing Editor Asia for Kallanish and produces editorial content on the region, with a focus on China, as well as overseeing Kallanish's operations in East Asia. He is based in Shanghai, where he has lived and worked for the last six years. Tomas speaks Mandarin as well as English and Spanish. He has also spent three years in Beijing studying and working. Previously, Tomas worked at Steel Business Briefing, where he joined shortly after graduating with a masters degree in Asian politics from SOAS in London.

Burcak Alpman, Journalist, Kallanish Steel


Burcak brings 15 years experience in covering global long products and scrap pricing. She is responsible for the Kallanish daily scrap assessment in Turkey, as well as European shredded and US domestic and export pricing . She is based in Istanbul, prior to joining Kallanish she worked in SteelOrbis as director of Research.

International Steel Scrap 2021 Virtual Conference March 10, 2021

International Steel Scrap 2021 Virtual Conference Attendees

Company Position   Country  
United Kingdom
Abs Purchasing Manager Italy
ArcelorMittal Luxembourg
ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Head of Operational Marketing Luxembourg
Asil Celik Purchasing manager Turkey
Asil celik AS External Purchasing Specialist Turkey
Asil Celik AS ‎Import Purchasing Specialist Turkey
Belgian Scrap Terminal NV Owner Belgium
Belgian Scrap Terminal NV CEO Belgium
British Steel Head of Marketing United Kingdom
Carmeuse Global Steel Market Manager United Kingdom
Casier Recycling N.V. Commercial Director Belgium
CIB - Turkish Steel Exporters Association Market Analyst Turkey
CNMR ltd. Director United Kingdom
Colakoglu Metalurji Purchasing Manager - Raw Materials Turkey
Colakoglu Metalurji Purchasing Director Turkey
Dillinger Middle East FZE Managing Director United Arab Emirates
Ecore Ferrous Trader Switzerland
Ecore / GDE Commercial Agent Turkey
Emirates steel Chief Technical Services & Project Officer United Arab Emirates
European Metal Recycling GmbH Sales Director Switzerland
Exiros Market Intelligence Analyst Uruguay
Ferme International Trade Sales Manager Turkey
FUBAO Chief researcher China
Galloo Chief Commercial Officer Belgium
Gerdau Director of Raw Materials and Forests Brazil
GrafTech International VP Marketing & Business Development Switzerland
Grupo Gallardo Balboa Director Adjunto Dpto. Supply Chain Spain
Grupo WEC Supply Chain Manager Spain
Hander Metal Turkey
HATKO A.Ş. Raw Materials Director Turkey
HJHansen Recycling Industry Ltd. CEO Denmark
HMY Yudigar Purchasing Manager Spain
Hoffman Iron and Steel Chairman United States
ILK-SAN Ltd. Sti. Trader Turkey
International Iron Metallics Association Secretary General United Kingdom
International Iron Metallics Association c/o Papillon Mineral Services Ltd MD United Kingdom
Jacquet Metal Service Chief Purchasing Officer France
Jame Tejarat Co. CEO Iran
Japan Metal Daily (Tekko Shimbun) Chief Investigator Overseas Marketing Japan
JFE Shoji Corporation Manager, Processed Ferrous Materials Section Japan
JFE Steel Corporation Principal Global Business Development Japan
JFE Steel Corporation Manager, Metallic Materials Section & Processes Ferrous Materials Section Raw Materials Dept.Ⅱ Japan
JTC Business Development Director Iran
Kallanish Global Editor
Kallanish Events Director United Kingdom
Kallanish Sales Executive Germany
Kallanish Managing Editor North America
Kallanish Sales Manager Spain
Kallanish Marketing Executive United Kingdom
Kallanish Managing Editor Asia United Kingdom
Kallanish Journalist
Kallanish Editor Southern Europe
Kallanish CEO United Kingdom
Kallanish Commodities Sales & Advertising Manager United Kingdom
Kallanish Europe Sofia Germany & Russia Journalist Bulgaria
LEYAL Group Manager Greece
Link Inspection Expertise Services Co. Ltd. Operations Director Turkey
LME VP Sales United Kingdom
LMS Reinforcing Steel Group Commodity Manager United States
MANEKS Dis Ticaret Business Development Turkey
MEsteel Consultant United Arab Emirates
MESteel United Arab Emirates
Metacore Dis Ticaret Owner Turkey
NASS Director General United Kingdom
NASS Office Manager United Kingdom
NASS United Kingdom
Pandrol Commodity Manager United Kingdom
Port of Rotterdam Business Manager Dry Bulk Netherlands
Rating Agency Rusmet Assistant manager Russia
Reuters Manager
Rio Tinto Senior Analyst, Market Analysis, Steel & Raw Materials India
Rio Tinto Analyst Singapore
Roger Emmott Associates Limited Managing Director United Kingdom
Rusmet Russia
Saad Bioenergy CEO Brazil
Saarstahl Market Research Germany
Sabic Senior Manager Saudi Arabia
Sabic Market Intelligence Saudi Arabia
Sabic Analyst, LP Marketing Saudi Arabia
SABIC Specialist, FP Marketing Flat Products Saudi Arabia
Sidenor Aceros Especiales SL Manager Spain
SMM Singapore Pte CEO Singapore
SSAB EMEA AB Project Manager Sweden
SSAB Europe Oy Manager Finland
SSY Consultancy & Research Senior Director United Kingdom
SteelData Business Development Manager Turkey
Suelzle Gruppe Germany
Sumitomo Corporation Global Metals Co., Ltd. Manager - International Steel Sheet Business Dep. / Steel Sheet International Trade Japan
Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Company Limited President & CEO Thailand
TCUD - Turkish Iron and Steel Producers Association Secretary General Turkey
Turkish Steel Exporters' Association (CIB) Market Research Analyst Turkey
Union de Almacenistas de Hierros de España - UAHE Spain
Universal Metal Coating Company (UNICOIL) Marketing Manager Saudi Arabia
Universal Metal Coating Company (UNICOIL) General Manager - Commercial Operations Saudi Arabia
VOGEL Stahl B.V. Price Analyst Germany
Welcome Trading Co Pte Ltd Director Singapore
Witte van Moort BV CEO Netherlands
Wo Lee Steel Co., Ltd CEO Hong Kong
Wood Mackenzie Principal Consultant United States

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