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Asia Steel Markets 2017

Steel 28 Mar 2017, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam 2 days 920.0
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Kallanish is pleased to launch the first Asia Steel Markets conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in March 2017. Vietnam has enjoyed strong and sustained growth to become the largest steel consumer in the ASEAN region.

Southeast Asia has long been the pivot for the global steel industry: it has the fastest demand growth, it takes the most Chinese steel exports and it is now a hub for investment in new capacity. Continued growth in steel consumption is expected in 2017, with approximately two-thirds supply coming from imports.

Respected industry speakers will address: trends in investment, trade, raw materials, supply and demand, and steel pricing. Which markets will see the strongest growth? Which suppliers are best placed to take advantage of shifting trade flows? Is investment in ever greater steelmaking capacity wise now that China’s rapid growth has come to an end? 

Kallanish Asia Steel Markets 2017 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.


Venue & Accommodation


Park Hyatt Saigon
Address: 2 Lam Son Square, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Phone: +84 8 3824 1234

We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the Park Hyatt Saigon at a discounted rate for confirmed conference attendees, partners, sponsors and exhibitors.


Plant Tour


Additionally you can book your place on the plant tour on 28th March 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.


Sponsorship & Exhibiting


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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Event Partners


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Asia Steel Markets 2017 28 Mar 2017, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

The Asia Steel Markets 2017 conference will be fully translated between Vietnamese and English.

This programme was last updated on the 16th March 2017.

Asia Steel Markets 2017 28 Mar 2017, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Find out more about our speakers at Asia Steel Markets by reading through their biographies below.

Dr Nguyen Van Sua, Vice Chairman, Vietnam Steel Association

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.

Trinh Khoi Nguyen, Vice President, Vietnam Steel Corporation

Mr Trinh Khoi Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Electricity from Thai Nguyen University of Technology and a Bachelor of Business Management from Hanoi University of Science and Technology. For more than 30 years he has worked as an officer of the Vietnam Steel Corporation in various positions, first as officer, then Deputy Director, then Director of Investment and Development. Currently he holds the position of Vice President at Vietnam Steel Corporation. Mr Trinh has been a member of the board of management in a number of companies since 2010, including VNS-Daewoo Co, Ltd, Vinapipe and Vina Kyoei Steel Limited.

Thomas Gutierrez, Managing Editor Asia, Kallanish


Tomas Gutierrez is the Asia editor and produces editorial content on Asia with a focus on China. He is based in Shanghai, where he has lived and worked for the last two and a half years. Tom 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.

Rajiv Mangal, President & CEO, Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Rajiv is a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Metallurgy from University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) and has done Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has also done Advance Management Programme from CEDEP (INSEAD, France). Recently he completed Director Certification Program from Institute of Directors Thailand. Over the last 27 years, he has worked in manufacturing, planning, marketing and sales of steel. He is part of the senior management team of Tata Steel since 2001 and has held various positions such as Business Head for Steel Tubes, Steel Wires and Wire Rod Mill. Currently he is posted as President & CEO of Tata Steel Thailand pcl.

Hiroyuki Uono, Staff Writer, Japan Metal Daily

After graduating from Osaka Prefecture University, Uono embarked on a career in magazine editing. In autumn 2006, Uono joined Japan Metal daily, as a staff writer. Japan Metal Daily is the largest newspaper for the Japanese steel industry. With over 10 years experience based in the Osaka branch office, he is responsible for steel sheets (HRC/CRC), plates, and scrap, covering companies, markets, and supply/demand. Uono is also responsible for imported steel, and is often found visiting Korean steel maker POSCO, Taiwan CSC and China's Bao Steel, interviewing key personnel.

Dr Sebastian Langendorf, CEO, JFE Meranti Myanmar Holding Pte Ltd

Sebastian has more than 15 years of experience in operational, strategy, finance, and legal roles. He has previously worked across four continents with a leading steel company, a top strategy consulting firm, multilateral banks, and a leading law firm. Sebastian is the founder of Meranti Steel (formerly Meranti Singapore).  He has a particular passion for building & construction in emerging countries and he has strong experience in managing culturally diverse, cross-functional teams. Sebastian holds a doctor in law from Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, and an MBA from INSEAD in Singapore/France.

Abhijit Sarkar, Vice President, M N Dastur & Company (P) Ltd

Abhijit is Vice President at M N Dastur and heads Dastur’s finance, restructuring and strategic advisory business. Prior to this, at Janus Capital, USA, a major emerging markets investor, Abhijit led significant investments in the Indian iron & steel and global commodities sectors, among others.  He has been an Advisor to the Fortune 500 C-suite through his own firm, and led business and product teams at Microsoft in Seattle, USA. He holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (USA) and has dual BS degrees in Computer Science and Economics and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

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.

Derek Langston, Senior Director, SSY Consultancy & Research Ltd

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.

Ajoy Roy, Senior Partner, Sardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Mr. Ajoy Roy is a Senior Partner with the firm, and has an extensive work experience in practice areas including Litigation and Dispute Resolution and General Corporate. Ajoy has wide expertise in capacities such as Corporate Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Anti-dumping Investigation, Safeguard Investigation, Anti-subsidy & Countervailing Duty Investigation, Anti-trust Litigation, Competition Law and General Corporate Advisory Works. Ajoy has provided cutting edge services in varied matters pertaining to Corporate Litigation & General Advisory. He has made paper presentations in industry conferences in Shanghai, India and South Korea and attended Lex Mundi Seminars in Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul from 2010-2012.

Quoc Hai Phan, CEO, Ferominco Co. Ltd

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.

Ian Roper, CEO, SMM Singapore Pte


Ian Roper joined SMM ( 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.

Guergui Pirinski, Market Analyst, Noble Group

With fifteen years of industry experience, Gueorgui currently leads Noble’s bulks commodities research. Previously (2006-2013), he spent more than seven years at BHP Billiton, covering steel and steelmaking raw materials, power and energy, and most recently managing thermal and metallurgical coal analysis. At CRU (2004-2006), Gueorgui was a senior consultant and Editor of the stainless steel publications and market outlook. His career in commodities began with EuroStrategy Consultants (1999-2004), where Gueorgui worked extensively on the restructuring and privatisation of the Eastern European steel industry.

This list was last updated on the 16th March 2017.

Asia Steel Markets 2017 28 Mar 2017, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

The Kallanish Asia Steel Markets 2017 attendee list is published below.  Join these attendees and register your organisation to attend today.

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
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 to let us know.