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July, 18th 2018

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Euro-Turkey Flat Steel Seminar

Steel 24 Oct 2018, Istanbul, Turkey 1 day 750.0 (Early Bird Rate)




Join the Kallanish EU-Turkey Flat Seminar on the 24th October 2018 held with co-hosts CIB, TCUD, and YISAD, at the distinguished Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul. 

Important: All members organisations of CIB, TCUD, and YISAD save an extra €100 on their registration.

The steel industry has been rattled by US Section 232 tariffs which threaten to put a dampener on trade and the encouraging global economic growth seen since 2016. Turkey is dependent on free movement of goods to import the raw materials required to produce steel and then export finished steel to the many countries it ranks among its export markets. With a potential trade war on the horizon, to what extent is this business model likely to be disrupted and how can the effects be mitigated?

Turkey has offset declined downstream coil exports to the US with increased shipments to EU countries, while hot rolled flats exports to Italy have increased considerably. The trade has gone both ways. Last year France and Germany recorded increases in supply of some flats categories to Turkey. Potential exists for suppliers on both sides to further develop trade, with steel consumption growth forecasts seen favourable in both the EU and Turkey. However, there is a big question mark over whether this trend will be disrupted by the outcome of the EU’s current safeguard investigation into steel supply diverted away from the US after 232.

With so many factors to consider, it is important the industry meets to at EU-TR to exchange ideas and discuss strategies that can help bring some clarity our business decisions.




The Kallanish EU-Turkey Flat Seminar 2018 will be held at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.

Address: Cirgan Caddesi 32, 34349 Istanbul
Telephone: +90 212 326 4646
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We are proud to be partnering with our co-hosts for the Kallanish Euro-Turkey Flat Seminar with CIB, TCUD and YISAD. All member companies of the associations below qualify for an additional €100 off the prevailing rate!

Steel Exporters' Association is a non-profit business organization of more than 1250 companies representing the largest steel producers and exporters in the Turkish steel industry. It carries on its operations with the aim of increasing the export potential of the Turkish steel industry and paves the way for Turkish steel producers/exporters, with main objective to foster and attain sustainable global steel market based on free and fair trade. The Association also solves the problems of its member companies face at home and abroad, provides contact between members and foreign importers in order to ease the export processes, serves up-to-date domestic and global market news, reports and analyses. To learn more about the Turksh Steel Exporters Association please visit:


The Turkish Steel Producers Association was founded in 1970, firstly to bring the Turkish iron and steel industry to the level of developed countries; to build a structure that can keep pace with the developments in the world everywhere; and gather statistical information on world steel industry; to discuss the problems our members face; to apply all the necessary legal means to produce and resolve solutions; and has been established with the aim of communicating the results of its activities to the relevant public and private sector organizations and to the public since the date of its establishment. There are 26 members of our association which are composed of producer organizations.  To learn more about the Turkish Steel Producers Association please visit:


YISAD, based in Istanbul, was established in 2003 and represents the complete scope of the flat steel sector: hot rolled, cold rolled & galvanized flat steel producers, steel service centers, distributors, traders and tube mills operating in the Turkish steel market. To learn more about YISAD please visit:


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SteelData, is the largest online steel statistics bank of Turkey. It provides accurate and most comprehensive Turkish steel statistics in a regular basis. SteelData, provides solutions to your information and consultancy requirements, take the pulse of the steel industry via its the meetings and conferences.



Euro-Turkey Flat Steel Seminar 24 Oct 2018, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 08:00


  • 8:55

    Chairman and Partner Association Welcome

  • 09:30

    Session 1: Setting the Scene

    • Macroeconomic Turkish Outlook 
      Turkish steel suppliers are dependent on economic growth at home and abroad to drive demand for their products, but Turkish economy performance has stuttered this year, while global growth is under threat from rising protectionism. How is global economic growth likely to fare in the coming twelve months, what will be the main factors to watch, and how will these impact steel-consuming sectors?
    • Turkey & EU flat steel outlook
      Strong demand for Turkish vehicles has supported flats consumption in recent years, while Italy and Spain are proving to be steady markets for Turkish flats exports. Russia remains the dominant supplier of Turkish flats imports. What is the likelihood of these dynamics changing in the near term? What is the outlook for flats-consuming sectors in Turkey and Europe, and how will this impact flats prices in either market?
  • 10:30

    Coffee Break & Speed-Meet”

  • 11:00

    Session 2: Trade and competition in Europe’s flat steel market

    • European flats capacity – M&A, capacity expansions, trade issues
      With the flurry of mergers and acquisitions activity seen in the European flat steel market this year, the ownership of considerable flats supply is changing hands and consolidating. Moreover, new EU safeguard measures are seen limiting imports into Europe. How will these factors affect flats availability and competition on the continent? To what extent will flats trade between Turkey and the EU be impacted?
    • EU flats trade flow developments
      In 2017 the EU registered a decline in hot rolled flats imports from non-EU sources, while intake of cold rolled flats and metallic coated flats imports grew. What further impact will new EU safeguard measures have on trading patterns, and how will this affect steel end-users in Europe?
    • The rationale behind re-starting the meltshop or view on Turkish downstream coil market
      MMK Metalurji explain why the time was right to restart their hot-end after a hiatus stretching all the way back to 2012. What is the outlook for scrap-based flat steelmakers?
  • 12:30


  • 14:30

    Session 3: Changing dynamics in Turkey’s downstream coil market

    • CRC/HDG exporter discussing alternatives to US market
      The US has in recent periods been the largest export market for Turkish cold rolled flats and one of the largest for Turkish coated flats. Will Turkish suppliers lose this market as a result of Section 232 tariffs, or are they likely to be able to compete in the US given the tariff has been applied equally among all countries that did not opt for a quota? What are the prospects of alternative markets available to Turkish suppliers?
    • CRC/HDG prospects for increasing share of domestic input material
      There has been talk in recent years of Turkey’s automotive and white goods industries increasing the share of domestically-sourced material in their feedstock mix. What progress has been made on this so far, and to what extent will this continue? Does Turkey lack certain grades that need to be imported, and what is the prospect of investment into domestic capacities to produce these?
    • CRC/HDG new Turkish capacity investments, challenges sourcing HRC, operations update
      How has the Turkish CRC and coated coil market changed in recent years with investments into new capacities, and what are the prospects for further capacity addition going forward? Turkish HRC buyers have at various points in recent years complained about a lack of domestic feedstock availability. Does this problem persist? Will it return? If so, how can it be overcome
  • 15:15

    Coffee Break

  • 16:15

    Session 4: The fate of Turkey’s flat steel consumers

    • Automotive end-user outlook
      Turkish automotive production has performed strongly in recent years thanks to strong demand from export markets. Will Turkish carmakers be able to continue to rely on this, or will domestic vehicle sales need to improve to sustain automotive sector performance? What are the prospects for Turkish automotive demand and production?
    • White goods end-user outlook
      Turkey is a major white goods producer, with the industry providing demand for cold rolled and galvanized flat steel. What is the outlook for this sector over the next 12 months?
  • 17:00

    Panel Discussion

    • A broad range of issues will impact the steel sector in both Turkey and Europe in the near term. A panel discussion by some of the best-informed and influential people will help pinpoint which trends will be the most important. The panel session will be a rare opportunity to see a range of views debated face-to-face and will provide a great opportunity to put your own questions to senior figures in the sector.
  • 17:55

    Chairman's closing remarks

  • 18:00

    Networking reception

Euro-Turkey Flat Steel Seminar 24 Oct 2018, Istanbul, Turkey

Basak Turgut, Marketing & Sales Coordinator, Erdemir

Biography coming soon

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.

Gonzalo Delgado, CMO MENA & Turkey, ArcelorMittal Flat Steel Europe

Biography coming soon

Euro-Turkey Flat Steel Seminar 24 Oct 2018, Istanbul, Turkey

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