Programme 2016


08:30 - 09:30


09:30 - 11:30

Session 1: Growth of Competition in European Market

  • Aleksandra Kozlowska, Policy Officer, European Commission, Belgium - The European Steel Action Plan: Implications for Steel Plate Market
  • Dr. Martin Theuringer, Director economics, German Steel Federation Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl, Germany - The steel industry in Germany in a difficult international environment - a trade policy perspective
  • Dmitrij Scuka, CEO, Vitkovice Steel, Czech Republic - Steel Plate Trade and Distribution on the Buyer's Market
  • Denis Parein, Head of Business Development Energy, ArcelorMittal Europe, Belgium - Globalization of plates a threat or opportunity?

11:30 – 12:00



Session 2. Changes in Consumption Structure  

  • Tetiana Spanchak, Senior Analyst, Metal Expert, Ukraine – China's influence on European plate market
  • David Phillips, Managing Director, Off-Highway Research Limited, UK - Changing Structure of the Global Construction Equipment Industry
  • Georges Kirps, Director General, Eurometal, Luxembourg - The systemic role of steel distribution and SSC in supply of EU steel and plates markets 
  • Evgeniy Sarkits, Sales Director, NLMK DanSteel A/S, Denmark - European steel plate market outlook. Meeting consumers needs

14:00 – 15:00



Session 3. Business Opportunities

  • Tadaaki Yamaguchi, President, JFE Steel America, Inc., USA - Global plate market review and business opportunities
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Kern, Head of the Department for Quality and R&D within the Heavy Plate Unit, Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Germany - Production of heavy plates made from special structural steels for highest requirements
  • Mike Brammer, Director Plate & Aluminium Mills, Primetals Technologies Limited, UK - Future-Proofing the Plate Mill – a Mill Builder’s View of Adapting to Changing Customer Needs
  • Peter Schmitz, Project Director Technical Sales Hot Rolling Mills / Plate Mills, SMS Group GmbH, Germany - Added value products for heavy plate mills – a technological perspective
  • Andrej Kirikov, Doctor of Technical Sciences / Dipl. Ing. for Acoustics
    President, Nordinkraft AG
    , Germany - Modern technologies and equipment for automatic ultrasonic examination of  steel and aluminium plates. EMAT and Phase Array in their excellence


Networking Buffet