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Asia Steel Markets 2019

Steel 10 Apr 2019, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam 2 days 950.0 (Early Bird)



Kallanish is pleased to launch our 3rd annual Asia Steel Markets conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on 10-11 April 2019.

Kallanish Asia Steel Markets 2019 will provide an unrivalled opportunity to network with industry professionals, and hear insightful presentations on a range of key issues affecting the South East Asian steel industry today.



Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon
2A-4A Ton Duc Thang Street District 1
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
+84 28 3823 3333




We are pleased to partner with the following organisations for Kallanish Asia Steel Markets 2019. 

Exhibitor: Indrox Global

M/s Indrox Global Pvt. Ltd. (IGPL) is the leading company in design, installation, operation and maintenance of waste Hydrochloric Acid regeneration Plant and iron oxide production facilities.

M/s Indrox Global Pvt. Ltd. produce & markets nearly 10, 000 tons of Iron Oxide annually and target for nearly 25,000 tons annually. Iron Oxide, produced as a by product is used in magnetic & electronic components for Motor, Television sets, Computer monitor & paints etc.


 Lanyard Sponsor: LME

 The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for the trading of industrial metals – the majority of   all non-ferrous metal futures business is transacted on our platforms. In 2018, 185 million lots were   traded at the LME equating to $15.7 trillion and 4.1 billion tonnes notional with a market open interest (MOI) high of 2.3 million lots.

The Exchange provides producers and consumers of metal with a physical market of last resort and, most importantly of all, with the ability to hedge against the risk of rising and falling world metal prices.

Watch a video from the 2018 plant tour

On the 18th April Kallanish Asia Steel Markets 2018 visited both:

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.



Sponsorship and exhibition packages at Kallanish events offer the opportunity to increase your brand awareness, raising your company profile pre event, during the event and post event. A range of options is available to suit any budget and can be customised to suit your needs.

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Asia Steel Markets 2019 10 Apr 2019, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

  • 07:00 - 15:00

    Plant Tour

  • 15:00

    Registration open

  • 16:00

    Welcome address

  • 16:05

    Keynote Opening Session 1

    Hear from key local market participants about the Vietnamese and wider Asian steel markets, setting the scene for the coming day. Vietnam remains on a strong growth path in the medium term, but over the last year tight credit and other issues have restricted growth. Across Southeast Asia meanwhile a complicated environment has resulted in slower investment and fluctuating currencies. How will these factors shape the market in the coming year and how do key players plan to respond?

  • 18:00- 20:00

    Cocktail reception

  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Registration open 

  • 09:00

    Welcome address

  • 09:05 - 10:30

    Session 2: Trade flows and trade wars

    Steel, its raw material inputs and downstream steel-intensive goods are all internationally traded, placing the sector at the center of global trade issues. With the USA now more aggressive on trade issues, how will policies set in Washington shape both threats and opportunities in the Asian steel sector? Will other countries follow the US example in erecting more barriers to trade? And if they do, what can companies do to defend their interests? We will hear from traders, mills and legal experts from both sides of the Pacific.

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Coffee Break

  • 11:00 - 12:30

    Session 3: Investments and capacity

    Asia has been the center for steel capacity investments for many years but now the focus is moving away from China and towards Southeast Asia. With major blast furnace projects underway in Vietnam and other countries, and several EAF and rolling investments across the region, local capacity is set to continue growing rapidly in the coming years. Will demand be enough to support these investments? Will the impact on trade flows create new market distortions? And will the spread of induction furnaces create problems for more conventional capacity investments?

  • 12:30 - 13:45


  • 13:45 - 15:00

    Session 4: New markets, new suppliers

    The rise of Southeast Asia as a steel consuming region means previously overlooked markets are starting to come to prominence. Even beyond the Asean-6, smaller Southeast Asian economies are playing small but strategic roles in shaping steel flows. Growing demand meanwhile has caught the attention of other major steel suppliers on top of the traditional big three East Asian exporters. With supply and demand in flux, where does competitive advantage lie?

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Coffee Break

  • 15:30 - 16:30

    Session 5: Raw material challenges

    Iron ore and coking coal prices continue to be driven by changes in the Chinese market. How will these impact raw materials markets in 2019 and beyond? And how will the new Southeast Asian blast furnaces manage their costs in the face of this? Scrap markets meanwhile are facing their own challenges. China’s scrap market is growing substantially just as it attempts to shut itself off from international markets. US supply meanwhile is being impacted by strong local steel prices. How will the Southeast Asian steel industry cope with such external risks and will local governments support or hinder the use of scrap in steelmaking?

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    Panel discussion: The future of Southeast Asian steel

    With so much uncertainty in both the macro environment and in the industry itself, making firm forecasts for the future is next to impossible. That makes open discussion even more crucial for market participants to refine their views of how markets will develop over the coming months and years. In our panel we will be asking industry participants to discuss how they view the challenges and opportunities outlined in the previous sessions.

  • 17:30

    Closing remarks

Asia Steel Markets 2019 10 Apr 2019, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Jiang Li, Chief Market Analyst, Baosteel Iron and Steel Co., Ltd

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.

Enrique Gasca Neri, Managing Director, XSTEEL USA LLC

Enrique studied Industrial engineer at the UAM in Mexico City and postgraduate studies in finance at Harvard University. He started his career in 1983 in Thyssen Carbometal NY as a trader in raw materials. He held various positions while at Thyssen, working in Germany, USA and Mexico. His last post was as Managing Director of Thyssen Mexico. Enrique joined Altos Hornos of Mexico (AHMSA), as Chief Commercial Officer in 1992. Then in 2002 Enrique joined the Ferrostaal group in Houston TX as the Chief Commercial Officer. Enrique’s last position was CEO of Coutinho Ferrostaal in the Americas. In 2012 Enrique started XSTEEL USA. Through a series of mergers and commercial alliances XSteel USA has been successful in positioning itself within the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia as a reliable trading company specialized in special steels, aluminum, stainless steel and value added products as well as structured trade activities.

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Harold Quek, Strategic Advisor, JFE Meranti Myanmar Holding

Harold is the Strategic Advisor of JFE Meranti Myanmar Holding Pte Ltd and Vice President of Meranti Steel, Singapore. Harold has a MA in Marketing Management from Macquarie University, Sydney and started his career with BHP Steel Asia Pte Ltd in 1980 – as General Manager responsible for export and trading of a wide range of Flat and Long products in South East Asia including South Asia. He held various positions while at BHP, (now known as BHP Billiton) had extensive global marketing experience and was also responsible for sale of raw materials – for steel making. His last post was with NS BlueScope Coated Steel as Vice President – Strategic Sourcing, managing the sourcing of flat steel for NS BlueScope operations in ASEAN.

Graeme Train, Senior Economist, Trafigura Pte Ltd

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.

Prof. Keyvan Tehrani, CEO, JTC (Jame Tejarat Co.) - Iron Ore & Steel International Analyzer


Keyvan is the owner and Managing Director of Jame Tejarat Company (JTC) since the date of establishment in 2002. He has been exporting minerals especially Iron Ore to various markets but mainly to China for about 18 Years. He has 30 years solid experience in the field of mining production & export of commodities. He is a Member of the Board & Head of International Affairs of IROPEX (Iranian Iron Ore Producers & Exporters Association) since 2012. Keyvan has a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering, Master of Medical Engineering and Phd. of Radiology from Iranian Reputable Government Universities and numerous post-graduation courses in Mining, and Steel & Management Fields from Iranian & Foreign Universities. Currently, he is a Professor & Analyst in International Economy and Management and has numerous articles published in Iranian & international websites, news agencies & media.

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Gorkem Bolaca, Managing Director, Galex Steel International

Gorkem received his master's degree in Management of Business Administration in 2002 from La Salle University, Philadelphia, USA. He started his career in the US, working in multinational companies such as Saint Gobain. Later, he went on to work in the stock market fortune 500 company SEI Investments as a mutual fund trader in the US. In 2005, he took a challenge in the steel industry and started to work for steel producers as an executive for export markets.  Later, he was appointed as a director of the steel desk of LN metals, a commodity trading company in London. In 2012, Gorkem founded Galex Steel International. Galex Steel is a trading house mainly focused on flat steel products and exports to Europe, Turkey, South America, Middle East and Far East. Galex represents reputable government and private mills from China, India and Turkey on regional or project basis. Galex covers global markets  through its offices in Turkey, China, India and Russia.

Derek Langston, Senior Director, SSY Consultancy & Research Ltd

Derek Langston is the Head of Research at Simpson Spence Young (SSY), one of the largest shipbroking organisations in the world, which has specialist teams working in 19 offices across the globe. Derek coordinates SSY’s analysis of the shipping markets and, in addition to staff based in SSY’s London office, is also responsible for research staff in Singapore. The focus of Derek’s analysis is the dry bulk shipping sector, where he specialises in trade flow analysis and fleet developments.

Edric Koh, Head of Physical Market Sales Southeast Asia, LME

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. 

Asia Steel Markets 2019 10 Apr 2019, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam


Previous Attendees


Browse the lists below to see last years conference attendees.

2018 Conference Attendees

Company Position Country
AC Whalan & Co. Pty Ltd  General Manager Australia
Macsteel International Australia Business Development Manager Australia
THC Holding (NSW) Pty Ltd Director Australia
VA Intertrading AG. Vice President - Steel Department Austria
Steelforce Group Managing Director Belgium
Diproinduca Canada Limited - Canada
Diproinduca Europa Director of sales Canada
Baosteel Iron & Steel Co.,Ltd Chief Market Analyst China
Bloomberg Editor China
CMI industry Business Development ASEAN China
Cumic Steel Limited Sales Representative China
Cumic Steel Limited Sales Director China
Hangzhou CIEC Group Co., Ltd Sales Manager China
Hangzhou CIEC Group Co., Ltd Sales Manager China
Navex Asia Ltd Trader China
Network Steel Shanghai Office General Manager China
Oriental Trade International ltd. Business Manager China
Shenyang Han's Pipe Fittings Co,;Ltd Director China
Sinomaterial International Ltd Overseas Sales Manager China
Sinomaterial International Ltd China
SteelForce Far East Ltd. Trading Manager China
Tangshan YaoXin Iron and Steel Group Co.,Ltd. General Manager China
Tangshan YaoXin Iron and Steel Group Co.,Ltd. Marketing Director China
Tangshan Grand Faith Steel Co., Ltd Sales Representative China
Trafigura Pte Ltd Senior economist China
Yieh Corp. Shanghai - China
VA Intertrading China Limited Representative Shanghai China
TSR Metals Managing Director Germany
Kai Cheong Inc - Hong Kong
Smart Timing Steel Limited Chief Executive Officer Hong Kong
JSW Steel General Manager - International Marketing India
ISPAT INDO PT Director Indonesia
ISPAT INDO PT General Manager- Materials Indonesia
PT Dexin Steel Indonesia Sales Section Chief Indonesia
ArcelorMittal CLN Distribuzione Italia srl Managing  Director and Board Member Italy
Mitsubishi Corporation RtM Japan Ltd. Manager - Iron Ore Department, Ferrous Raw Materials Division​  Japan
Tekko Shimbun - 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
Euro-Scrap Alliance Managing Director Netherlands
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
Ferrostaal Director Singapore
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
Rio Tinto Senior Analyst – Market Analysis Singapore
Rio Tinto Principal, Market Analysis Singapore
Rio Tinto Pte Ltd Analyst Singapore
SMM Singapore Pte CEO Singapore
Tivlon Technologies Private Limited China Steel/Iron Ore Consultant Singapore
Welcome Trading Co Pte Ltd Director Singapore
Network Steel International Sales Spain
Network Steel Commercial Director Spain
Eaststeel Managing partner Switzerland
Hadley (Thailand) Limited General Manager Thailand
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
AGIS Customer Relationship Manager United Arab Emirates
Al–Ameen for Trading & Industrial Investments General Manager United Arab Emirates
Arabian Gulf Steel Industries Chief Commercial Officer United Arab Emirates
Baron Point Petroleum Services Company Chief Executive Officer United Arab Emirates
Hadley Group Head of Procurement United Kingdom
SSY Consultancy & Research Senior Director United Kingdom
China Steel Sumikin Vietnam JSC​ General Manager Vietnam
Ferominco Co. Ltd Director Vietnam
Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation Administrator Vietnam
Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation Junior Administrator 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
NS BlueScope (Vietnam) Limited Vice President - Supply Chain & Sourcing 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
Southern Steel Corporation First Deputy General Director Vietnam
Toan Thang Steel Co.,Ltd President & CEO​ Vietnam
Ton Dong A Export Sales Director Vietnam
Ton Dong A Corporation Chairman and CEO Vietnam
Vietnam Steel Association Vice chaiman Vietnam
Viet Dragon Securities Corporation Steel Analyst Vietnam


2017 Conference Attendees

Company Position Country
CMC Cometals Company Manager Australia
Steelforce Far East Ltd Managing Director Belgium
Kallanish Managing Editor China
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
Macquarie Commodity Strategist Singapore
Noble Resources International Pte Ltd Analyst Singapore
Marubeni-Itochu Steel Chairman 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
Network Steel President Spain
Joo Shun Co., Ltd Director Taiwan
Taiwan Court General Manager Taiwan
Paul Wurth International Managing Director Taiwan
European Metal Recycling Ltd Country Head Thailand
Hadley (Thailand) Limited General Manager Thailand
Tata Steel (Thailand)  President & CEO Thailand
Vesuvius (Thailand) Co., Ltd Area Director S. East Asia 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
China Steel Sumikin Vietnam JSC General Manager Vietnam
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


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