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Kallanish is pleased to launch the 2nd Asia Steel Markets conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in April 2018. Vietnam continues to enjoy strong and sustained growth and is on track to become the largest steel consumer in the ASEAN region.
Additionally you can book your place on the plant tour on 18th April to both Southern Steel Corporation - VNSTEEL and Phu My Flat Steel Co., Ltd at an additional cost of US$50. Places are limited, so make sure you reserve your seat on the tour when you register for the event.
Southern Steel Company (SSC) operated under Vietnam Steel Corporation (VNS), is located in Phu My I industrial zone, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province with 644 employees. Southern steel company previously known as Phu My factory, has undergone new capacity investments by VNS. This includes: new melt shop capacity of 500,000 tons billet per year; rolling mill capacity of 400,000 tons per year of rebar, channels and wire rod, and increased port capacity to one millions tons per year.
Phu My Steel Company (PFS) a subsidiary of Vietnam Steel Corporation (VNS), is located in Phu My I industrial Zone, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in a 15 hectare area. Phu My Steel company received a total investment of USD129 million by VNS. PFS now operates an advanced 4-high cold rolling production line of Italian, America, and Austrian technology. There are 5 production processes: push-pull picking line, 4- high cold reversing, batch annealing plant, 4-high temper mill, recoiling line, with an annual capacity of 405,000 tons. PFS specializes in annealed cold rolled coil, full hard cold rolled coil (Full Hard, CQ, High Class Use, Conventional Use) and pickled and oiled coil (P.O) accordance with JIS standard of Japan, DIN standard of Europe, and ASTM standard of America.
We are pleased to partner with the following organisations for Kallanish Asia Steel Markets 2018.
Partner: Vietnam Steel Association, www.vsa.com.vn
Exhibitor: SMM, www.metal.com
Shanghai Metals Market (SMM) is China's leading provider of metals intelligence, industry events, consulting and e-commerce services. We have more than 100 professional analysts who deliver customised reports and services for the industry chain, such as miners, smelters, processors and traders. SMM’s extensive and in-depth data on the Chinese metals market has made the flagship portal – www.metal.com – the most subscribed service in the industry with the highest number of unique daily visitors.
Our editorial team have produced the following analysis of the Asian steel markets which we thought you would find interesting. If you have any comments or feedback, or are interested to join us in Vietnam next year please do not hesitate to reach out.
Volatile and Surprising - Asian Steel Markets
By Tomas Gutierrez, Editor Asia, KallanishSteel
Asian steel markets have remained volatile and surprising through 2017, making it all the more important to keep up to date with changes in regional markets. After China’s dramatic supply-side reforms caused a sudden and sustained improvement in domestic markets, its export volumes have plummeted. Some of this decline has however been made up for by an increase in exports from South Korea. The dynamic between the three great Asian steel exporters: China, Japan and South Korea remains fluid and will continue to impact regional and global markets.
The decline in volumes however has also opened up Southeast Asian markets to new suppliers. Russian and Iranian billet is increasingly common, alongside rebar from Turkey and the Middle East. In Vietnam, imports of Indian coil are now defining local prices more than imports from China, a situation that would have been unimaginable eighteen months ago.
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This conference will be available in English and Vietnamese via simultaneous translation. Collect your headset at registration to use during the conference presentations.
Fee includes: conference materials, lunch, refreshments, access to the conference presentations, and delegate list.
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Vietnamese and international steel experts will provide an overview of key trends and developments in Asian steel markets. Vietnam’s growth as a steel market in recent years has been dramatic. Can it be sustained? And what does that mean for local investment and trade? As Asia continues to lead changes in the global steel sector, this is having a growing impact on trade, breaking down traditional relationships and building up new ones. As trade becomes ever more important in the region, many countries are turning to protectionism, led by the recent example of the USA. How have flows changed, and how will they change in the future?
Moderator: Mr Paul Mullins, Director - Kallanish Commodities
As China slows the focus is increasingly on Southeast Asia to support steel demand growth. Increasing funding for infrastructure projects and rapidly expanding manufacturing and consumer demand, coupled with a low base steel consumption, mean the region is likely to drive growth in steel demand in the coming years. At the same time however, the region is highly fragmented. Despite the Association of South East Asian Nations, trade barriers have been proliferating between Asean members, especially in the steel industry. Will this help or hinder cross boarder investment in the industry? Does it leave the major regional players, China, Japan and Korea to sweep up investment opportunities at the expense of local players? Will national steel industries in the region gain more from competing against each other locally or from presenting a united front to the rest of the world? In this session, steelmakers and associations from the region give their views on how the sector will develop.
Moderator: Tomas Gutierrez, Managing Editor Asia, Kallanish
Southeast Asia’s growing demand and structural under-capacity made it a key taker of Chinese steel for many years. These demand side factors are still driving the development of the industry and regional trade flows. Now changes in China’s home market are changing export flows. Will this continue? Or will the recent weakness seen in the Chinese market boost exports again? Southeast Asia meanwhile is being more aggressively targeted by a wide range of new suppliers. Whether it is Far East Russian billet into the Philippines, Middle Eastern longs into Singapore or Indian HRC into Vietnam, it seems there are always new markets to source from. Will local firms secure the financing to develop their own capacity? Or will outside companies supplying the region be the big winners of local demand growth?
Moderator: Ian Roper, CEO, SMM Singapore Pte
Eighteen months ago raw materials seemed like the simplest part of the steel equation. Like other parts of the industry however, raw material trade flows have been shaken up. China’s induction furnace closures have turned it into a net scrap exporter, while US tariffs have disrupted traditional suppliers. Iron ore meanwhile is finally retreating to levels which might limit supply, supporting the competitiveness of blast furnace steelmakers. Increasing freight rates are also an increasingly important fact of life for steelmakers, especially as trade in raw materials concentrates at high-quality suppliers.
Moderator: Quoc Hai Phan, CEO, Ferominco
With such a broad range of issues impacting the steel sector this year, a discussion by some of the best informed and influential people will help focus on which trends will be the most important. The panel session will be a rare opportunity to see various views argued face-to-face, and a great opportunity to put your own questions to senior figures in the sector.
Moderator: Graeme Train, Senior Economist, Trafigura Pte Ltd
Dr Sua holds an undergraduate degree, and postgraduate doctorate in Metallurgy from Ostrava University of Mining. Between 1987 and 1993 he was Head of Research at the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy. A year later, he joined the Ministry of Industry as an Expert for the International Cooperation Department. From 1996 to 2008 he held the position of Director of the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy, and more recently, between 2009 and 2013, worked as Technical Advisor on a number of projects on Cleaner Production, Green Industry Development, and Energy savings in the steel industry in Vietnam. Dr Sua is the Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Steel Association since 2014.
Biography coming soon
Tan Ah Yong graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree in Business Administration in 1972. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Ah Yong is the Secretary General of the South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI) with its office in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. He assumed the position in January 2007. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director General of the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), the government’s principal agency for the promotion and coordination of industrial development in Malaysia. He has extensive knowledge on industrial promotion and development strategies and was closely involved with the promotion and development of the iron and steel industry in Malaysia. He had also served for many years in the United States promoting and facilitating US direct investment into Malaysia.
Azlan graduated from Trinity University, Texas, USA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Morehead State University, Kentucky, USA with a Masters in Business Administration. Azlan began his career in Citibank N.A in the World Corporate Group, a division within the Corporate Banking Group in 1983. After 5 years, he moved on to United Asian Bank which later merged with Bank of Commerce. In 1994, he rejoined Citibank Berhad as Vice President and Head of the Public Sector, a division in the Corporate Banking Group focusing on lending to government-linked companies (GLCs). Azlan is currently the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Melewar Industrial Group Berhad and the Chief Executive Officer of Mycron Steel Berhad. He also serves as director of Langkawi Yacht Club Berhad and in several other private limited companies. In addition, he is a council member and the Deputy President of Malaysian Iron and Steel Industry Federation and an alumni member of International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences based in Japan. He served 9 years as an Independent Director of HSBC Amanah Bank Berhad until May this year. Soon after, he was appointed to the Board of MIDF Investment Berhad as an Independent Director.
Sebastian has more than 15 years of experience in strategy, finance, operational, and legal roles. He has previously worked with a leading steel company, with a top strategy consulting firm, and with multilateral banks. Sebastian has a particular passion for emerging countries and he has strong experience in managing culturally diverse, cross-functional teams. Prior to setting up Meranti Steel (formerly Meranti Singapore), Sebastian spent five years with a leading steel company in Southeast Asia. Sebastian holds a doctor in law from Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, and an MBA from INSEAD in Singapore/France.
Nhat Nguyen starting my career in steel in 2011 as Site Engineer at Danieli Corporation in USA at an OCTG pipe making plant in Youngstown, Ohio. Nhat graduated Iowa State University USA with a major in Mechanical engineering and minor in business. Nhat is currently the Director of Export Sales Department at Ton Dong A Corp. (TDA), where he joined 6 years ago. He started his career at TDA as Project Engineer taking care of project coordination for Ton Dong A-Thu Dau Mot new plant. His team worked closely with all technology providers and contractors from tendering to contract signing and project execution for the 850,000 metric ton coating facility. After completing the first phase of Ton Dong A-Thu Dau Mot plant in 2015, Nhat was assigned as Export Sales Team Leader in TDA Export Sales Department. Since then, Nhat has been developing TDA’s higher quality galvalume products to new markets such as America, Australia, and Europe as well as maintaining share in traditional ASEAN market.
Jiang Li is the market research team manager and chief market analyst of Baosteel where she has been with for over 20 years. Ms. Jiang spent half a year in 2001 at World Steel Dynamics as a visiting analyst. She has been invited to work as a fellow at Economics department of World Steel Association from June 2007 to Dec 2008. Now she is an active member and regular contributor at Economics Committee of World Steel Association. Jiang Li has a M.S. in Business Management and a B.A. degree in Management Science from Fudan University, China.
Trinh graduated from RMIT University with a major in Finance and Economics. She joined Rong Viet Securities in 2015 to cover building materials, construction and technology. Trinh actively monitors both listed and private steel stocks in the Vietnamese market and has made accurate forecasts and successful recommendations on a number of steel stocks. She also covers plastic pipe producers, construction contractors, telecommunication and technology firms in the Vietnamese stock market, most of which are the leading firms in their domestic industries.
Biography coming soon
Suzan is a Market Research Analyst at Turkish Steel Exporters’ Association, a non-profit organization aiming to increase the export potential of the Turkish Steel Industry and to achieve a sustainable competitive strength in a global manner. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Finance from Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey in 2008 and her Master’s degree in International Business Administration with specialty in Marketing and Finance from University of Hamburg, Germany in 2011. She previously worked in Market Intelligence field in a leading global solar PV downstream company headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. She speaks fluent English and German.
Mr Hai Phan is an expert on mining, metals and construction business in Vietnam and South East Asia. He is the CEO of Ferominco since 2010, as well as SaigonScientists since 2014. Prior to that, from 2001 to 2004, he worked as a senior executive for Mining & Metals at the Bureau Veritas group covering Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. In 2005, he started the role of general manager at Alfred H Knight group for four years. Currently, at Ferominco -- an international trading firm in semi-steel and steel making raw materials -- Mr Hai Phan represents Metinvest Group in Vietnam, as well as Trafigura, Adani group and CBB group.
Derek Langston joined SSY Consultancy & Research in 2003 and was appointed Senior Director in 2011. During this time at SSY he has been based in the company's London and Singapore offices. The main focus of Derek’s work is the dry bulk shipping sector, where he specialises in trade flow analysis and also monitors fleet developments. SSY Consultancy & Research Ltd is part of the Simpson Spence Young group, one of the largest shipbroking organisations in the world -- with specialist teams working in 17 offices across the globe.
Ian Roper joined SMM (www.metal.com) in late 2017 to drive their international expansion and help bring their deep understanding of Chinese metals markets to a wider audience. Ian is a highly regarded industry analyst, with over 17 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.
Graeme is Senior Economist for Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry. As head of base and bulk commodity research, he is responsible for helping to shape the company’s views on metal markets and the economic outlook, with a particular focus on China. Prior to joining Trafigura, Graeme led the China side of Macquarie’s highly regarded commodity research team for five years, publishing research on bulk commodities and metals for institutional investors, corporate clients and bank’s internal investment and trading teams. Graeme started his career at Steel Business Briefing, first as a China Analyst and later as Head of Asia Research.
Head of Physical Market Sales for South East Asia, Edric is the key point of contact for our end user customers in Singapore and the surrounding region. Previously he worked at Mizuho Bank and was responsible for marketing commodity derivatives to corporate customers across the region. Edric is heavily involved in educating the end users of metal regarding the LME and hedging, and leads many of our training and regional seminars. In the early part of his career, he worked for a world-renowned airline, assisting in their jet fuel price risk management. Thus, enabling him to have a good understanding of end-consumers’ hedging requirements.
View the confirmed attendees for the 2018 event below. (View the 2017 event attendees by clicking here.)
|AC Whalan & Co. Pty Ltd||Chairman||Australia|
|Macsteel International Australia||Business Development Manager||Australia|
|AC Whalan & Co. Pty Ltd||General Manager||Australia|
|THC Holding (NSW) Pty Ltd||Director||Australia|
|Diproinduca Canada Limited||-||Canada|
|Diproinduca Europa||Director of sales||Canada|
|FUTURE MATERIALS INDUSTRY(HONG KONG)CO.,LTD||Chief Representative||China|
|FUTURE MATERIALS INDUSTRY(HONG KONG)CO.,LTD||Senior Business Manager||China|
|Baosteel Iron & Steel Co.,Ltd||Chief Market Analyst||China|
|Cumic Steel Limited||Sales Representative||China|
|Cumic Steel Limited||Sales Director||China|
|Euroports||Shanghai Biz Dev Manager||China|
|Oriental Trade International ltd.||Business Manager||China|
|Network Steel Shanghai Office||General Manager||China|
|Sinomaterial International Ltd||Overseas Sales Manager||China|
|Sinomaterial International Ltd||-||China|
|SteelForce Far East Ltd.||Trading Manager||China|
|Sumec International Technology Co., Ltd.||Manager||China|
|Trafigura Pte Ltd||Senior economist||China|
|Yieh Corp. Shanghai||-||China|
|Smart Timing Steel Limited||Chief Executive Officer||Hong Kong|
|Kai Cheong Inc||-||Hong Kong|
|JSW Steel||General Manager - International Marketing||India|
|ISPAT INDO PT||Director||Indonesia|
|ISPAT INDO PT||General Manager- Materials||Indonesia|
|Mitsubishi Corporation RtM Japan Ltd.||Manager - Iron Ore Department, Ferrous Raw Materials Division||Japan|
|Lhoist Malaysia Sdn Bhd||Senior Steel Market Manager - Asia||Malaysia|
|Melewar Industrial Group Bhd||Group Managing Director / CEO||Malaysia|
|South East Asia Iron & Steel Institute||Secretary General||Malaysia|
|JFE Meranti Myanmar Co., Ltd.||COO||Myanmar|
|JFE Meranti Myanmar Co., Ltd.||VP Sales & Marketing||Myanmar|
|Myanmar Steel Association||Chairman||Myanmar|
|United Metallurgical Company (OMK)||Leading analyst | Marketing and strategy department||Russia|
|Al-Ittefaq Steel Prod. Co.||CEO||Saudi Arabia|
|Al-Ittefaq Steel Prod. Co.||Owner||Saudi Arabia|
|Al-Ittefaq Steel Prod. Co.||General Manager - Sales & Marketing||Saudi Arabia|
|Al-Ittefaq Steel Prod. Co.||General Manager - Procurement||Saudi Arabia|
|Al-Ittefaq Steel Prod. Co.||Office Manager||Saudi Arabia|
|International Enterprise Singapore (IES)||Manager - Metals & Minerals Division / Trade Promotion Group||Singapore|
|JFE Meranti Myanmar Holding Pte Ltd||CEO||Singapore|
|LME||Head of Physical Market Sales||Singapore|
|LME||Head of Asian Electronic Trading||Singapore|
|Mitsubishi Corporation RtM International Pte Ltd||Senior Manager||Singapore|
|SMM Singapore Pte||CEO||Singapore|
|Rio Tinto||Senior Analyst – Market Analysis||Singapore|
|Rio Tinto||Principal, Market Analysis||Singapore|
|Rio Tinto Pte Ltd||Analyst||Singapore|
|Tivlon Technologies Private Limited||China Steel/Iron Ore Consultant||Singapore|
|Network Steel||International Sales||Spain|
|Network Steel||Commercial Director||Spain|
|Thai Metal Trade Public Company Limited||Procurement Manager||Thailand|
|Thai Metal Trade Public Company Limited||VP - Sales & Marketing||Thailand|
|Thai Metal Trade Public Company Limited||EVP - Business Strategy & Planning||Thailand|
|Vesuvius (Thailand) Co., Ltd||Area Director Flow Control & Adv Refr South East Asia||Thailand|
|Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC (AGIS)||Deputy Manager - Marketing||United Arab Emirates|
|SSY Consultancy & Research||Senior Director||United Kingdom|
|Hadley Group||Head of Procurement||United Kingdom|
|Ferominco Co. Ltd||Director||Vietnam|
|JFE Steel Vietnam Co., Ltd.||President||Vietnam|
|JFE Shoji Trade Vietnam Co., Ltd||General Manager||Vietnam|
|Metal One (Vietnam) Co Ltd||Sales Executive||Vietnam|
|Metal One (Vietnam) Co Ltd||Sales Manager||Vietnam|
|NS BlueScope (Vietnam) LimitedCountry President||Country President||Vietnam|
|Paul Wurth Vietnam Co. Ltd.||Assistant General Director||Vietnam|
|Pomina Steel Joint Stock Company||Purchasing Manager||Vietnam|
|Pomina Steel Joint Stock Company||General Director||Vietnam|
|Viet Dragon Securities Corporation||Steel Analyst||Vietnam|
|Ton Dong A||Export Sales Director||Vietnam|
|Southern Steel Corporation||First Deputy General Director||Vietnam|
|Vientam Steel Association||Vice chairman||Vietnam|
|Toan Thang Steel Co.,Ltd||President & CEO||Vietnam|
This list was last updated on the 21th March 2018. Do you see an error in the list - please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
This is the Kallanish Asia Steel Markets 2017 attendee list below.
|CMC Cometals Company||Manager||Australia|
|Steelforce Far East Ltd||Managing Director||Belgium|
|Network Steel||Director - Shanghai||China|
|Navex Asia Ltd||Trader||China|
|Cvaceros AG Shanghai||Asst Chief Representative||China|
|Cvaceros AG Shanghai||Chief Representative||China|
|Shanghai Flame Steel Material Co||Managing Director||China|
|Navex Asia Ltd||Managing Director||China|
|Navex Shipping Partnership Ltd||President||China|
|Trafigura Pte Ltd||Senior Economist||China|
|Tangshan Grand Faith Steel Co., Ltd||Sales Manager||China|
|Metso Minerals Oy||Procurement||Finland|
|Kranunion GmbH||Chief Representative||Germany|
|Kranunion GmbH||Product Manager||Germany|
|Primex Steel Trading GmbH||Managing Director||Germany|
|Network Steel Suisse AG||Manager||Germany|
|Steelforce Far East Ltd||Trading Manager||Hong Kong|
|European Metal Recycling Ltd||Director||Hong Kong|
|CMI FPE Limited||Corporate Communication||India|
|CMI FPE Limited||Chief Operating Officer||India|
|Indrox Global Pvt. Ltd||Sr. General Manager||India|
|Indrox Global Pvt. Ltd||Sr. General Manager||India|
|Indrox Global Pvt. Ltd||Director||India|
|Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co||Partner||India|
|Japan Metal Daily||Staff Writer||Japan|
|Nippon Steel & Sumikin Research Institute||Researcher||Japan|
|Lhoist Malaysia Sdn Bhd||Senior Steel Asia Market Manager||Malaysia|
|Roba Metals B.V.||Senior Account Manager||Netherlands|
|Roba Metals B.V.||Managing Director||Netherlands|
|Meranti Singapore Pte. Ltd.||CEO||Singapore|
|Noble Resources International Pte Ltd||Analyst||Singapore|
|Kwan Tak International Pte Ltd.||Deputy General Manager||Singapore|
|DSA resources||Director Sales Asia Pacific||Singapore|
|Kubach & Sambrook (Pty) Ltd.||General Manager||South Africa|
|Network Steel||International Sales||Spain|
|Network Steel||Vice President||Spain|
|Joo Shun Co., Ltd||Director||Taiwan|
|Taiwan Court||General Manager||Taiwan|
|Paul Wurth International||Managing Director||Taiwan|
|Vesuvius (Thailand) Co., Ltd||Area Director S. East Asia||Thailand|
|European Metal Recycling Ltd||Country Head||Thailand|
|Tata Steel (Thailand)||President & CEO||Thailand|
|Turkish Steel Exporters Association||Market Analyst||Turkey|
|Al Ghurair Iron & Steel||Deputy Manager - Marketing||UAE|
|SSY Consultancy & Research||Senior Director||UK|
|Kubach & Sambrook (Metals) Limited||Director||UK|
|The Coeur d'Alenes Company||Manager||USA|
|DVS Steel||CMC Vietnam Agent||Vietnam|
|Hoa Sen Group||Chairman - Board of Directors||Vietnam|
|Hoa Sen Group||General Director||Vietnam|
|Hoa Sen Group||Deputy General Director||Vietnam|
|Hoa Phat||General Director||Vietnam|
|Vesuvius Vietnam||Sales Manager||Vietnam|
|Vientam Steel Association||Vice Chairman||Vietnam|
|Vietnam Steel Corporation||Chairman||Vietnam|
|Ferominco Co. Ltd;||Director||Vietnam|
|NS BlueScope (Vietnam) Limited||Vice President||Vietnam|
|NatSteelVina Co., Ltd||Commercial Manager||Vietnam|
|NatSteelVina Co., Ltd||General Director||Vietnam|
|Marubeni-Itochu Steel Vietnam Co. Ltd||General Director||Vietnam|
|The Rep Office Tenova S.P.A.||General Manager||Vietnam|
|NS BlueScope (Vietnam) Limited||Country President||Vietnam|
|Tenova Vietnam Co., Ltd||Chief Representative Officer||Vietnam|
|Vietnam Steel Association||Representative - HCMC||Vietnam|
|Vietnam Steel Association||Chairman||Vietnam|
|Southern Steel Corporation||General Director||Vietnam|
|Phu My Flat Steel Company||General Director||Vietnam|
|Ton Dong A Corporation||Chairman & CEO||Vietnam|
|Toan Thang Steel Co., ltd||Chairman||Vietnam|
|Pomina Steel Corporation||Deputy General Director||Vietnam|
|Pomina Steel Corporation||Deputy General Director||Vietnam|
|Pomina Steel Corporation||Director||Vietnam|
This list was last updated on the 14th March 2017. Do you see an error in the list - please get in touch at email@example.com to let us know.
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