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Scrap Metals Market conference
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Conference programme

Over 400 participants are attending from 32+ countries are attending on annual basis. Below is a preliminary version of the programme:

Thursday, 16 February 2012 - DAY 1

08.30-10.00 Registration, welcome-coffee
10.00-10.15 Welcome speech
  • The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia
  • Victor Kovshevny, CEO, Rusmet, Russia
  • Evgeny Oakes, Managinf Director, Our Metals, UK

Session 1. Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals market in Russia and world

  • Prices analysis and forecast: ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals
  • Steel mills’ scrap processing capacities upgrade
  • Scrap metals market from the leaders’ point of view
  • Changes in licensing legislation in Russia
  • Creating off self-regulating organizations
  • Expansion of big players of the market by means of acquisitions
  • Scrap processing companies upgrade

Companies will be provided a floor for negotiations on purchasing as equipment as businesses.
12.00-12.30 Coffee break, networking

Session 2. Logistics. Railway shipments of scrap in Russia and other countries

  • Problem of railway shipments in Russia and Kazakhstan
  • Railway cars shortage - panel discussion with representatives of RZD (Russian Railways)
  • Railway cars operators’ presentations
  • Q&A session
14.00-15.00 Lunch

Session 3. Analysis of scrap trade flows in global market. When will Russia become net-importer of steel scrap?

  • Markets monitoring by regions: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, South-East Asia countries, China, India, EU countries, Turkey, Middle East, Africa, and the USA.
  • Panel discussion. Problems of foreign businessman working in Russia (scrap procurement, export): bureaucratic obstacles, customs barriers, taxes, infrastructure.
  • Scrap export and import.

    Russia can not provide itself with enough volumes of steel scrap anymore. Introduction of some new electric steel making capacities together with load increase at the existing ones will lead to the situation when even full ban on scrap export in Russia does not help. The solution will be import. The Forum will be attended by all the biggest scrap processing companies in the world with processing capacity of over 7 million tons.

    As per some estimations there is shortage of high quality heavy scrap. Thus, the situation when low quality light scrap is exported whereas heavy scrap is imported seems quite natural in Russia. If global economy falls into recession, scrap supply in the market will be rather high due to electric steel output reduction in developed economies, which are the biggest scrap sources. For metallurgical giants scrap import may occur to be economically and logistically effective.
  • Scrap exchange. Creating scrap exchanges in Russia, Turkey, and EU.

    The idea: The biggest metallurgical companies purchase standard scrap grades at scrap exchanges. The companies approved by an exchange only can trade at the exchange. Violation of quality standards leads to impossibility of contracts with large buyers. Thus the quality problem is solved. Existing scrap processing departments of metallurgical holdings become the biggest certified exchange traders.
19.00-20.00 Transfer to the venue of evening reception
20.00-00.00 Evening reception for the Forum participants
  • Cocktail reception
  • Non-stop show
  • Networking program for the participants

Friday, 17 February 2012 - DAY 2 - MISIS (Moscow State University of Steel and Alloys)

10.30-11.00 Registration, welcome-coffee

Session 4. Mini- and micro-mills

The concept of new mini and micro-mills introduction changes along with the changes in scrap market. Their energy performance improves, which leads to the decrease of minimum level of production volume and the projects costs. The competition of mini-mills and big integrated plants continues. The score is 3:1 in favor of integrated plants, but the game is not over yet
  • Analysis of new capacities in Russia and Kazakhstan
  • Change of scrap trade flows in Russia and Kazakhstan
12.00-12.30 Coffee break, networking

Session 5. VAT fights in non-ferrous scrap market

Non-ferrous scrap market remains an enigmatic part of scrap market.
  • What changes will happen in non-ferrous scrap collecting and processing?
  • Will this sub-market become more transparent?
  • What new State regulations introduction in Russia should we expect in the nearest future?
  • What is the share of schemes in the total volume of the funding of non-ferrous scrap collecting and processing?

Session 6. Technological efficiency of scrap collecting and processing business

Presentations of equipment and technologies suppliers
14.00-15.00 Lunch
14.30-15.00 Registration of participants of the Session 7

Session 7. Creating of a self-regulating organization in Russian scrap procurement sector. Market regulation: self-organization or underground work?

400 Russia scrap procurement companies with monthly processing volume over 3000 tons are invited on special participation terms.
  • Integrated mills’ presentations
  • Principles of new organization creation. Acceptance of members.
  • Responsibility of the self-regulating organization for scrap quality and schedule of supplies to steel plants.
  • Marginality range as the guarantee of scrap procurement businesses development into effective businesses.
  • Educational programs for the self-regulating organization members. Participation of industrial universities in the work of the organization.
  • Participation of integrated metallurgical plants in the work of the organization.
  • Change of the legislation and licensing

Why the question of self-organization is so topical today? First of all, Russia has approached the point of real shortage of steel scrap. Most players of the market know that in this situation they should invest into scrap processing quality improvement (i.e. equipment), switch to working according with industrial quality norms, as well as demolish schemes and one-day companies etc.

Here rises the idea of scrap export restriction or full prohibition. This leads to the necessity of creating of a self-regulating organization as a body which would undertake the questions of licensing, standardization, and market analysis. The separate question is the “marginal range” that allows scrap procurement development as effective business. It is clear that the idea realized by scrap collecting and scrap processing companies only without participation of metallurgical enterprises will not work, because thus the main contradiction between the market participants is not eliminated.

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Confirmed speakers

Al Ghurair Iron & Steel L.L.C. (Dubai, UAE), Abu Bucker Husain, CEO

BIR, Ildar Neverov, Representative in Eastern Europe

CELL-DATA International SRL (Italy), Fabio Di Folco, Managing Director

Credinform, Informational agency, CJSC (Russia), Valery Skobelev, Head of Analytical Dept.

EvrazHolding, Managing Company (Russia), Chief Analyst of Strategic Planning Department

Vtorchermet NLMK, Ltd. (Russia), Alexander Korotaev, CEO

Gemini Corporation (Belgium), Ved Prakash Lata, Head of Steel

International Ship Recycling Association (Netherlands), Arjen Uytendaal, Director

IRMITA-CONSULT (Russia), Yuriy Kirillov, Head of Expert and Analytical Department

Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters' Association (IMMIB) (Turkey), Ugur Dalbeler, Member of Board

Keramet (Ukraine), Vladimir Bubley, CEO

OMK-EcoMetal Limited (Russia), Andrey Merzlyakov, CEO

OMK-Steel, JSC (Russia), Alexander Sidorin, Director for Business Development

Platts Metals Group (UK), Francis Browne, Director Market Reporting

Podyemnye Mashiny holding (Russia), Nikolay Sidorenkov, CEO

R.S. Platou ASA (Norway), Grunde Fjeldheim, Freight Department

Recyclable Resources Association (Russia), Alexey Shevtsov, Executive Director

Renaissance Capital (Russia), Boris Krasnozhenov, Vice President

Rusmet (Russia), Vadim Grinberg,

Rusmet (Russia), Victor Tarnavsky, Senior Analyst

SibVtorMet (Russia), Concern, Valdimir Neyaskin, President

The Shredder Co., LLC (USA), Scott Newell, CEO&Chairman

Trimet (Germany), Alexey Alipchenko, Head of Rep. Office in CIS, Central Asia, and Baltic countries

TUDAM (Scrap recycling association of Turkey), Seradr Aydin, General Secretary

UralMetCom, Ltd. (Russia), Alexey Chizhikov, Deputy Commercial Director

Vtormet Industrial Company (Russia), Yuriy Vrorntsov, Deputy Director

Vtormet, CJSC (Russia), Nikolay Kaaraush, Director

NLMK-Sort, Ltd. (Russia), Alexander Buraev, CEO
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