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Europe Steel Markets 2019

Steel 27 Jun 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2 days 700.0 (Super Early Bird)


The 4th annual Kallanish Europe Steel Markets 2019 conference will return in 2019 to Amsterdam in June.  More information for this event will be made available shortly.  If you have any questions please contact us here.

Conference Topics

  • Global & European steel industry outlook: Macro economic overview, steel supply & demand update, steel price trends
  • Raw materials outlook: Focus on iron ore, scrap, coking coal & energy
  • European steel sector consolidation: Update on key mergers and investments.
  • European safeguard measures & Brexit: Impact and backlash from end-use sector.
  • Steel end-use sectors: Automotive & Construction sector demand growth
  • European logistics broad picture: Sea, rail, road & river



​   Marriott Amsterdam

Address: Marriott Amsterdam Stadhouderskade 12, 1054 ES Amsterdam, Netherlands

Telephone:+31 20 607 5555

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Call for papers

Would you like to submit a conference paper proposal to the Kallanish event team for Europe Steel Markets 2019 conference.  Please contact us here with your abstract: 

  • The maximum word limit for the abstract is 250 words.
  • Your submission should be submitted in English.
  • Please send in a brief biography together with the Abstract.

Europe Steel Markets 2019 27 Jun 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dick Sands, Managing Director Distribution, Stemcor

After graduating from Oxford University in 1977, with a degree in Mathematics, Dick has spent the last 42 years permanently employed in the steel trade. Over half of those years with current employer Stemcor. Dick’s experience ranges from his earlier years importing flat rolled steel and long products into the UK market, through a period trading long products across the globe, then a decade trading raw materials for steel making, and for the last five years looking after much of Stemcor’s European import and distribution business. Three times Chairman of the International Steel Trade Association, Dick has a wealth of experience, both sourcing and marketing steel products and steel making raw materials, across the globe.

Laurent Plasman, Head of Operational Marketing, ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products

Laurent is Head of Operational Marketing in Central CMO Flat Products at ArcelorMittal. Operational marketing includes the following areas of responsibility: market intelligence, demand planning, price policy & deviations, commercial steering, value recovery team (non-prime) and trade. Laurent joined the Group with Wire Solutions in 1996 as Area Sales Manager Northern Europe and became Commercial Director of Wire & Strands until 2006. He moved to Mittal Steel Europe in Rotterdam as Product Manager Wire Rods, before joining the Corporate Marketing team in Luxembourg shortly after the merger. Since 2012, Laurent was in charge of corporate Group CCM (Commercial Coordination & Marketing) focusing on global market and price intelligence, forecasting, budget planning, export coordination, trade compliance and global trade policy. Laurent holds a Master Degree in Applied Economics at the Faculty of University Antwerp, Belgium, as well as a Master in Business Administration specialising in Marketing at the Vlerick Business School, Belgium.

Amit Sengupta, Vice President Sales & Marketing, ArcelorMittal Long Carbon Europe

Biography coming soon

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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Karl Tachelet, Director International Affairs, EUROFER


Karl has been Director at the European steel association EUROFER (Brussels), responsible for international relations since April 2007. Prior to joining EUROFER, Karl worked for Arcelor Corporate (Luxembourg) in the International Affairs department (2001). Karl worked in Central sales organization of Sidstahl in Ghent (1997- Flat carbon steel Sector of Arbed) and then joined the Marketing Services in 1999. In 1994, Karl was in charge of the sales coordination for cold-reduced sheets in Central sales organization TradeARBED (Luxembourg). In 1989, Karl was employed in the legal service at steel producer Sidmar - Arbed group (Ghent). Karl has a Law degree from the University of Louvain (1987) and from the College of Europe, Bruges (1988).

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.

Gilles Calis, Managing Director, SteelConsult International

Gilles is Managing Director and founder of SteelConsult International, based in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), where he is responsible for conducting strategy projects, market studies, economics analysis and training for the iron & steel industry and raw materials markets. Gilles has over 20 years’ experience working as a consultant to the iron and steel industry. Prior to SteelConsult, he worked with Tata Steel/Corus Consulting in IJmuiden (The Netherlands), and with CRU International and Hatch Beddows in London (UK). Gilles is a frequent speaker at leading industry events, and a regular trainer at public and in-house training courses on steel and raw materials. In the course of his career, Gilles worked for many of the world’s main steel mills, iron ore suppliers, traders and distributors, covering markets for steelmaking raw materials, semis, sheet, plate and longs in countries around the world. Gilles holds a MSc. in Business Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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.

Gareth Stace, Director, UK Steel


As Director of UK Steel, Gareth ensures that the organisation plays a key role in promoting the ambition of the steel industry, while also highlighting the significant challenges it currently faces. UK Steel is at the heart of the steel sector debate as the key unified voice of the industry. We also ensure that the sector is outward looking, bringing members and supply chains together to seek new challenges and commercial opportunities. Gareth began his career in manufacturing, before moving into policy representation. First with the milk processing industry on environmental and climate change issues and then joining EEF in 2007 as Head of Climate & Environment Policy. Gareth led EEF’s work on a broad range of environmental policies that affect the UK manufacturing sector, with a clear focus on the steel sector. Gareth chairs the Manufacturers’ Climate Change Group, which represents a broad range of carbon intensive sectors, including cement, ceramics, glass, paper, chemicals and steel. He also chairs the BIS Green Economy Council Energy Intensive Industry Sub Group. Gareth graduated from Kings College London with a degree in Environmental Science.

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Stefano Ferrari, Head Analyst, Siderweb

Biography coming soon

Tomas Gutierrez, Managing Editor Asia, Kallanish

Europe Steel Markets 2019 27 Jun 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Who came last year to Kallanish Europe Steel Markets 2018 conference?  ​

Company Position   Country  
Alcar Wheels GmbH Managing Director Austria
Kallanish Commodities Managing Editor Middle East Austria
Aneka nv Director Austria
ESD - European Steel Distribution Bvba Founder Belgium
Eurofer Director International Affairs Belgium
Euroports Management Assistant & Communications Coordinator Belgium
Euroports Business Development manager Belgium
Euroports Steel Manager Belgium
Euroports Operations Planning Manager Belgium
Gemini Corporation nv Commercial Director Belgium
Independent - Belgium
Lhoist Europe Senior Business Analyst Belgium
Manuchar Steel NV - Belgium
Manuchar Steel NV Sales manager Europe Belgium
NV Bekaert SA Technical Manager Wire Rod Europe - Corporate Purchasing Department Belgium
NV Bekaert SA Purchasing Manager Wire Rod ERMEA Belgium
Pisec Group GmbH Senior Sales Manager Belgium
Port of Antwerp Business Development Manager Belgium
Port of Antwerp Business Development Manager Belgium
Stow International Purchasing Exec. Raw Materials Belgium
Vesuvius Group sa Marketing Manager Flow Control Europe Belgium
Zimmer Staal Owner Belgium
Zimmer Staal General Manager Belgium
Kallanish Commodities Managing Editor Asia China
Trinecke zelezarny, a.s. Head of Marketing Czech Republic
Athena Conseil en Energie et Industrie Director France
Laplace Conseil President France
Bankhaus Lampe KG Research Analyst Germany
BDSV - Federal Association of German Steel Recycling Business Administration and Taxes Germany
Bronk & Company Senior Manager Germany
Kallanish Commodities Managing Editor Europe Germany
Kallanish Commodities Sales manager Germany
Marubeni-Itochu Steel Europe GmbH Manager Sales Coordination Germany
Specta Group CEO Germany
Specta Ruhr GmbH Managing Director Germany
S. Kamaridis Steel SA (SKS) CEO Greece
ArcelorMittal CLN Board Managing Director Italy
S. Polo Lamiere Spa Manager Italy
ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Head of Operational Marketing Luxembourg
Broekman Logistics Sales Manager Netherlands
Credit Europe Bank N.V. Account Manager Corporate Banking Netherlands
Euroports Chief Commercial Officer Netherlands
Euroports Group Marketing & Communications Manager Netherlands
Roba Metals General Manager Steel Division Netherlands
Steel Solutions Owner & Director Netherlands
SteelConsult International Managing Director Netherlands
Verbrugge International Terminals Commercial Account Manager Netherlands
Saferoad Daluiso A/S Procurement Director Norway
Polish Association of Steel Stockholders Head Manager Poland
Energoprom Management JSC Head of Strategic Marketing Russia
Specta Group COO Russia
Rio Tinto Pte Ltd Analyst Singapore
Network Steel International Sales Spain
Sidenor Aceros Especiales, S.L. Sales Manager Spain
Self Employed Steel Analyst & Consultant Switzerland
Stahl Gerlafingen AG Marketing & Sales Manager Switzerland
Borcelik Export Manager Turkey
Borcelik Export Area Sales Manager Turkey
Erdemir Market Research & Analysis Supervisor Turkey
Erdemir Market Research & Analysis Analyst Turkey
CARES CEO United Kingdom
CARES General Manager United Kingdom
Carmeuse Europe Key Accounts Manager Industry United Kingdom
Galex Steel International Managing Director United Kingdom
Kallanish Commodities Director Events United Kingdom​
Kallanish Commodities Sales Manager United Kingdom
Kallanish Commodities Director United Kingdom
Liberty Steel Chief Business Development Officer United Kingdom
MEPS International Ltd Researcher United Kingdom
Pandrol UK Limited Production Director United Kingdom
Roger Emmott Associates Limited Managing Director United Kingdom​
SSY Consultancy & Research Senior Director United Kingdom
The Thomson Reuters Reporter United Kingdom​
UK Steel Director United Kingdom
Kallanish Commodities Managing Editor North America United States​
The Coeur d'Alenes Company President & CEO United States


This delegate list was last update on the 18th May 2018. For additional information about attendees at Kallanish Conferences please email us and a member of the team will be happy to help.


​View the attendee list at last year's European conference: 


Position Country
Asociación de Trefiladores del Acero President Spain
Acermet Comunicación Journalist Spain
AEGE President Spain
ANFAC Communications Director Spain
Akaa Steel Oy Managing Director Finland
AP Global, S.L. General Manager Spain
ArcelorMittal Country Manager & President Spain
ArcelorMittal CMO Rails & Special Sections Luxembourg
ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe Head of Operational Marketing Luxembourg
ArcelorMittal Perfiles Managing Director Spain
ArcelorMittal Spain Head of Communications, PR&CR Spain
Bamesa Purchasing Manager Spain
Broekman Logistics Division BV. Sales Manager Netherlands
CARES General Manager UK
Celsa Commercial Director Spain
Comercial de Laminados Commercial Director Spain
Eurofer Director International  Belgium
Eurometal Managing Director Luxembourg
Eurometal Marketing Manager Luxembourg
Euroports Business Development Manager Belgium
EVRAZ East Metals Market Analyst Switzerland
Ferpinta, S.A Corporate Development Portugal
Ferrovial Procurement Manager Spain
Fowle and Co Ltd Managing Director UK
Gamma Trade Managing Director Switzerland
Grupo Comercial de Laminados CEO Spain
Hadley Group Head of Procurement UK
Independent Consultant Director UK
Interfer Steel and Commodities Head of Europe - Flat Products Spain
International Steel Trade association Chairman UK
Krohm Stahl GMBH General Manager Germany
Lhoist Europe Senior Business Analyst Belgium
London Metal Exchange Deputy Head of Ferrous UK
Manuchar Steel N.V. Trader Europe and South-America Belgium
Manuchar Steel N.V. Trader Europe and Caribbean Belgium
Marcegaglia Carbon Steel Senior Sales Manager, Vice Director Coils and PPGI Division Italy
Megasa Sales Director Spain
MEPS Analyst Spain
Metso Minerals Oy Global Category Manager Finland
Monstanstalh GmbH Director Germany
Monstanstalh GmbH Head of Sales for Indirect Sales & Intl Germany
Monstanstalh GmbH Head of Sales, Germany, Austria & Switzerland Germany
Moody's VP UK
President MPI China
Network Steel International Sales Spain
Network Steel Vice President Spain
Network Steel Suisse AG Commercial Director Switzerland
Network Steel Suisse AG CEO Germany
Network Steel, S.L. President Spain
Noviostaal - Acca Staal BV Owner and General Manager Netherlands
Pasek Industrial & Mining Managing Director Spain
Railsider Mediterráneo General Manager Spain
Ramada Aços - Special Steel Solutions   Portugal
Ramada Aços - Special Steel Solutions   Portugal
Ramada Aços - Special Steel Solutions Product Manager Portugal
Saferoad AS (Vik Ørsta AS)   Norway
Saferoad RRS GmbH COO Saferoad Europe Division Germany
Semimetais Managing Director Portugal
SIDEREX Director Spain
SSAB Sales Director South Europe & TRMEA Spain
Steel Strategy, S.L. General Manager Spain
Stemcor Ansteel Director Spain
Stena Metal International AB Head of Ferrous Sweden
Tata Steel Manager of Industry Insight Netherlands
Tata Steel Layde Managing Director Spain
Tata Steel Iberia Managing Director Spain
Tirso CSA CEO Spain
UNESID Director General Spain
UNESID Chief Economist Spain
UNESID   Spain
Unión de Almacenistas de Hierros de España - UAHE President Spain
Vik Ørsta AS Purchasing Manager Norway


This delegate list was last update on the 13th November 2017. For additional information about attendees at Kallanish Conferences please email us and a member of the team will be happy to help.

Europe Steel Markets 2019 27 Jun 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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