Platts 14th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference

20–21 March 2018 • Ritz-Carlton Chicago • Chicago, IL, USA

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This year’s program focuses on market outlook, demand trends, and international competition

  • Meet 200 attendees from across the US, Mexico, and Canada

  • Explore possible trade actions and policies impacting your business

  • Understand demand trends and financial outlook for steel

  • Hear a wide range of perspectives on opportunities and challenges for steel

  • Attend the Post-Conference Price Risk Management in Steel: Executive Level Workshop for practical, hands-on training

Two Keynote speakers featured:

  • Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President, and CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
    “HBI for High-End Steel Markets—The New Era”

  • Mark Bula, Chief Commercial Officer, Big River Steel
    “Investing in Specialty Steel”

Other outstanding speakers include:

  • Michael Garvey, CFO, Alliance Steel

  • Thomas J. Gibson, President and CEO, American Iron and Steel Institute

  • Paul Scherzer, Managing Director, BNP Paribas

  • Vince Pappalardo, Managing Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

  • Phil Levy, Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

  • Donald McNeeley, Ph.D., President, Chicago Tube & Iron

  • Ben Abrams, President, Consolidated Scrap Resources

  • Russell Egge, Principal, Egge & Alexander Associates

  • Carol Jackson, Chairman and CEO, HarbisonWalker International

  • Peter J. Scott, Managing Partner, Headwall Partners

  • Phil Hoffman, CEO, Hoffman Iron & Steel

  • Aviva Leebow Wolmer, President, Pacesetter Steel Service Center

  • Mitch Robertson, Trader, ProTrade Steel

  • Justine Coyne, Editor, Steel Markets, S&P Global Platts

  • Nicole Leonard, Senior Project Consultant, S&P Global Platts

  • Nick Tolomeo, Managing Editor, Americas Raw Materials, S&P Global Platts

  • Bill Ferara, Director and Lead Analyst, Downstream Metals, S&P Global Ratings

  • Kurt Fowler, Regional Head, Metals, S&P Global Platts

  • Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association

  • Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics

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