08:30 - 09:30


09:30 - 11:00

Session 1. European steel plate market

  • Keynote Speaker: Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman, Liberty House Group (UK)- Daring to be different - Investing for growth not survival
  • Denis Parein, Head of Business Development Energy, ArcelorMittal Europe (Belgium) - Plates: still attractive Business?
  • Maksym Mamon, Head of Marketing, EVRAZ East Metals (Switzerland) - Major Developments in Global Merchant Slab Market

11:00 – 11:30


11:30 - 13:00

Session 2. Global Steel Plate Market. Regional Markets Overview

  • D K Mohanty, Executive Director, SAIL (India) - Plate Exports from Steel Authority of India
  • Kalyan Ghosh, CEO, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (Canada) - The Paradigm Shift of the Plate Market in North America
  • Li Xinchuang, President, China Metallurgical Industry Planning & Research Institute (MPI) (China) - Forecast of Global/Chinese Steel Demand and Competitiveness of Chinese Plate

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch (Grütznerstube Restaurant)

14:00 - 15:30

Session 3. Plate consumption perspectives

  • Andrey Sedykh, Leading Economist, Metal Expert (Ukraine) - Prospects for the EU economy in 2017
  • Dionisio Cotti, Business Manager Central Europe and Export, NLMK Europe – Plate (Belgium) - Construction as steel plate consuming industry. Prospects vs threats and ways to manage them
  • Georges Kirps, Director General, Eurometal (Luxembourg) - Role of steel distributors and SSC in plate end user supply

15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 17:00

 Session 4. Technology

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kern, Head of Quality Affairs, Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG (Germany) - Modelling Approaches for Optimization of Heavy Plate Steels for Pressure Vessel Application
  • Dr. Andrej Kirikov, Doctor of Technical Sciences/Dipl. Ing. for Acoustics, President, Nordinkraft AG (Germany) - Modern trends in development of equipment and methods for non-destructive examination of plates
17:00 - 17:30


Networking Buffet


The  Programme  is preliminary and might be subject to change