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Steel Markets Forum - Dubai

Industry Steel

Date June 15, 2023

Duration 4.5 hours

Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Join in and attend the Kallanish Steel Markets Forum in Dubai on 15 June 2023. This event will bring together the Kallanish editorial team from China, India, GCC, Turkey and Europe, delivering market updates from their respective regions and presenting a global perspective.

Global steel markets are at a turning point. The first-quarter rebound in sentiment has faded and markets are slowing globally. Geopolitical fragmentation, as well as persistently high inflation in advanced economies cloud the growth outlook. In the midst of adversity, much hope has been pinned on China’s rebound following the end of its zero-Covid policy, but the recovery is yet to materialise. Instead, Chinese steel exports have surged this year. Neighbouring India, a bright spot last year for economic growth, has also seen domestic demand slump in recent weeks, while the US, whose economy remained resilient following the outbreak of war in Ukraine, is now staring at possible recession. European steel demand is meanwhile bracing for further decline in 2023, after a difficult 2022, with the market already looking forward to 2024 and beyond, and, in particular, a new demand cycle associated with accelerating decarbonisation.

  • In Turkey, post-earthquake reconstruction will require substantial steel tonnages, but when will the demand come and how long will it last?
  • In the Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Vision 2030 is the next big demand driver. But when will the related infrastructure projects break ground and start demanding steel?
  • China, as always, will be key to developments going forward. Will the demand rebound

We are looking forward to welcoming a large crowd so please make sure that you confirm your place as places are limited.



  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm: Registration & Networking
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm: Forum Panel
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Networking Reception



Price to attend Per Person
Single Person Rate 100 USD
Groups of 3 Special Price 250 USD



Steel Markets Forum - ME 2023 will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 75880 United Arab Emirates

We have a special Kallanish rate at the hotel. Click here to book.



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What will it be like?

Watch a video from our most recent Green Steel Forum held in London. 


Burak Odabasi - Editor Middle East - Kallanish

Burak is Middle East Editor at Kallanish. He looks after pricing analysis for all carbon and stainless steel products, pig iron and rebar for designated markets, with a particular focus on Gulf countries, South Africa and Egypt. He has over ten years of experience foreign trade business as entrepreneur and worked as coordinator in investment projects mainly in Turkey. Before pandemic he worked as lecturer-tourist guide in Turkey. Burak speaks English, Turkish and intermediate level German.    

Sayed Aameer - Editor Indian Sub-Continent, Kallanish

Aameer covers the Indian and Pakistani steel markets at Kallanish and joined the team in July 2021. He has an MBA with specialisation in marketing and human resource management. He previously worked with Ernst and Young LLP as an analyst in indirect taxation and spent three years with SteelMint India covering the Iranian and Indian steel industries. Aameer can speak English, Urdu, Hindi and is currently learning Farsi.

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. 

Burcak Alpman, Editor, 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. Prior to joining Kallanish she worked for SteelOrbis as Director of Research. She is based in Istanbul.

Elina Virchenko

Elina is a steel industry professional with over 20 years of experience in various roles, including commercial and editorial positions. She joined Kallanish in March 2023 as a market reporter, covering the flat steel market in Turkey and exports of ferrous metallics, steel semis, and flat steel from CIS. Prior to joining Kallanish, Elina worked for industry publications like Fastmarkets and Metal Expert and held commercial positions in Ukraine and UAE. With sharp price-hunting skills, Elina is determined to uncover the latest prices and trends  in the steel industry!

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.

Steel Markets Forum - Dubai Attendees

Company Position Country
Ajmal Steel Tubes & Pipes Industries LLC CCO United Arab Emirates
Al Ameen for trading & industrial investments LLC General manager United Arab Emirates
Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC General Manager - Commercial United Arab Emirates
Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC CEO United Arab Emirates
Al-Ittefaq Steel Prod. Co. General Manager - Sales & Marketing Saudi Arabia
APL Apollo Tubes Company LLC CEO United Arab Emirates
Arabian Gulf Steel Industries Chief Commercial Officer United Arab Emirates
Bahwan Building Materials LLC Commercial Oman
Bahwan Building Materials LLC Oman
Bahwan Building Materials LLC Oman
Capital Steel Trading FZCO CBO United Arab Emirates
CARES General Manager United Kingdom
Cargill International PTE Ltd. Senior Steel Trader United Arab Emirates
Conares Metal Supply Ltd. United Arab Emirates
DANA GROUP OF COMPANIES Partner United Arab Emirates
Dillinger Middle East FZE Managing Director United Arab Emirates
Dillinger Middle East FZE General Manager - Sales United Arab Emirates
Eastern Steel Sdn Bhd Procurement Senior Manager Malaysia
GloBulk DMCC Managing Director United Arab Emirates
GRT Resources Sdn Bhd General Manager Malaysia
Independent broker for steel United Arab Emirates
Infinite Global Fze Director Operation United Arab Emirates
International Steels Limited Chief Executive Officer Pakistan
ITCC General Manager Saudi Arabia
Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel LLC Chief Marketing Officer Oman
Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel LLC Sales Manager UAE United Arab Emirates
Kallanish Journalist United Arab Emirates
Kallanish Asia Editor and Head of Data United Kingdom
Kallanish Events Director United Kingdom
Kallanish Global Editor
Kallanish Journalist Turkey
Kallanish Journalist
Kallanish Sales Manager - MENA & Eastern Europe Bulgaria
Kallanish Commodities Jr. Marketing Executive India
Kuwait Steel Deputy Manager - Strategic Sourcing Kuwait
Kuwait Steel Director, Business Development & Market Intelligence Kuwait
Liberty Steel Marketing United Arab Emirates
Liberty Steel MD United Arab Emirates
Liberty Steel Head of Marketing United Arab Emirates
Liberty Steel CIS Manager United Arab Emirates
Lindemann Metal Recycling General Manager United Arab Emirates
Linken Resources Pte Ltd Chief Marketing Manager Singapore
Marubeni Itochu Steel Inc. Commercial Manager United Arab Emirates
Marubeni Itochu Steel Inc. Commercial Manager United Arab Emirates
Marubeni Itochu Steel Inc. Deputy General Manager United Arab Emirates
Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. Senior Manager United Arab Emirates
MESteel Analyst
MESteel Manager
Metinvest International Gulf Branch,Dubai Sales Manager United Arab Emirates
Metinvest International Gulf Branch,Dubai General Manager United Arab Emirates
Metkim General Manager Turkey
Mitsubishi Corporation GM, Industrial Material Group United Arab Emirates
Mono Steel India Ltd. India
NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION Dubai Office United Arab Emirates
Nippon Steel Trading Corporation Commercial Manager United Arab Emirates
Nippon Steel Trading Corporation ASSISTANT MANAGER United Arab Emirates
OKAYA CO. Middle East Sales Manager United Arab Emirates
OKAYA CO. Middle East Manager United Arab Emirates
Rajhi Steel CEO Saudi Arabia
Rajhi Steel CMO Saudi Arabia
Rajhi Steel Procurment Director Saudi Arabia
Recycling Association of Africa - RAA Founding Chairman United Arab Emirates
Reliant International Trading L.L.C. V.P. Sales United Arab Emirates
Resource Peformance Management Business Development Manager United Arab Emirates
Shivangi steel Md India
Smart Circle Consultancy Ltd Director United Arab Emirates
Soni's Impex Partner India
Soni's Impex CEO India
Spectrum Hydraulics Trading FZC United Arab Emirates
Spectrum Hydraulic Trading FZC Sales & Service Engineer United Arab Emirates
Spectrum Hydraulic Trading FZC Operations Manager United Arab Emirates
Spectrum Hydraulic Trading FZC Business Development Manager United Arab Emirates
SPS M.E. FZCO CEO United Arab Emirates
SteelGiant Corporation Limited Director China
Tata International West Asia DMCC Tata International West Asia DMCC United Arab Emirates
Tata International West Asia DMCC Tata International West Asia DMCC United Arab Emirates
Tata Steel Europe Sales Manager United Arab Emirates
Tata Steel International Head of Sales- Middle East and North Africa United Arab Emirates
TCUD - Turkish Iron and Steel Producers Association Secretary General Turkey
TEE DEE INTERNATIONAL FZE General Manager United Arab Emirates
Universal Metal Coating Company (UNICOIL) Marketing Manager Saudi Arabia

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