MONDAY, 17 JUNE 2024

8:30 a.m. Conference Opening
Ronald Ashburn, Executive Director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology
8:50 a.m. Value-Added Steel: Premium Processing Solutions
To be the ultimate material of choice, the latest-generation steel grades require enhanced strength, durability and surface quality made possible only through advanced downstream processing. Our panel will discuss processing strategies that enable steel producers to differentiate premium products in a competitive market.
  • Moderator: Ronald Ashburn, Executive Director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology
  • Panelists:
9:35 a.m. Networking Break
9:55 a.m. Global Raw Material Trends: The Shifting Paradigm
As the landscape for steel evolves over the next decade, there will undoubtedly be changes in where and how steel is made in part due to the availability of raw materials. Leaders in the space will discuss the global migration and availability of metallic scrap as well as shifting demand for seaborne iron ore, direct reduced iron (DRI), and metallurgical coal.
  • Panelists:
    • Sanjiv Lamba, Chief Executive Officer, Linde plc
    • Janice Lee, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group
    • Ernie Thrasher, XCoal 
11:10 a.m.  The Productivity Imperative: Why the Next 10 Years Are the Most Important
Financial markets are at an all-time high; inflation, although declining, remains stubbornly persistent, and geopolitics are redrawing trade routes. Additionally, critical commodities are in short supply and decarbonization is more expensive than we thought. Indeed, the world will be very different from anything we have seen in the past. So how should steel companies stage themselves for success in the decade ahead? A heightened focus on productivity growth will be key, and the winners and losers will be separated by their approach to driving increasing efficiencies. 
11:45 a.m. Interview
Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
12:15 p.m.  Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. Alternate Iron Supplies: The New Precious Metal
As integrated steel producers convert to the electric arc furnace (EAF) process, and as EAF producers seek alternative, higher-quality metallic inputs to scrap, the demand for DRI and hot briquetted iron (HBI) is driving upstream plant investment. We’ll hear from the leading direct reduction technology companies who will share their views on the evolution of the alternative iron markets and how their technologies are meeting new demand.
  • Moderator: Ronald Ashburn, Executive Director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology
  • Panelists:
2:15 p.m.
Mark Millett, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Steel Dynamics Inc.
2:45 p.m.
Networking Break
3:15 p.m. 
Strategies for Mega Project Execution  

Each steel producer must determine the optimal technology and process routes to meet the demands of their customers, shareholders and policymakers. These same stakeholders are expecting reliable and predictable results which must remain the key objective of any mega project. Common pitfalls and key success factors will be shared.

3:50 p.m.
Máximo Vedoya, Chief Executive Officer, Ternium
4:25 p.m.
Gustavo Werneck, Chief Executive Officer, Gerdau
5:15 p.m. 
International Industry Executive
6 p.m. 
Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, 18 June 2024
8 a.m.
Opening Session
Philipp Englin, Chief Executive Officer, World Steel Dynamics
8:35 a.m.
International Steel Perspectives: Will All Roads Lead to Sustainability?
Global steel association leaders will discuss priorities within their regions. Will regional production match rapidly growing steel demand in India and Southeast Asia? How will global trade patterns evolve as carbon border adjustments become more prevalent? Have we seen peak Chinese steel demand, and how will the industry mature in the coming decade?
  • Moderator: Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association
  • Panelists:
    • Kevin Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Iron and Steel Institute
      Wee Jin Yeoh, Secretary General, South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute
9:40 a.m.
International Industry Executive
10:10 a.m. Networking Break
10:40 a.m.
International Industry Executive
11:15 a.m. Shifts in Global Manufacturing Trends: Is Onshoring, or Nearshoring, a Reality?
11:45 a.m.
Jayant Acharya, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, JSW Steel
12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:25 p.m. 
Strategies for Steel Plant Design: De-Risking the Future
There are a variety of technological routes under development today for decarbonizing the steel industry including carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS); direct carbon avoidance; and electrification. Leaders from global steel plant builders will highlight their latest plant solutions and strategies to help steel producers and their customers decarbonize the value chain.
  • Moderator: TBD
  • Panelists:
    • Joseph Dzierzawski, Vice President Sales and Strategy, Primetals Technologies
    • Rolando PaoloneChief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Danieli Group, Danieli & C. SpA
2 p.m.
Stephen D. Laxton, Chief Financial Officer, Nucor Corp.
2:35 p.m.
North American Long Products Panel  
Amid a period of generational infrastructure spending and development, North America’s leading long products producers will discuss the market dynamics impacting their operations.
  • Moderator: Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
  • Panelists:
    • David Stickler, Chief Executive Officer, Hybar
      Mike Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metallus Inc
3:35 p.m. Networking Lunch
3:55 p.m. Analyst Roundtable
Leading industry analyst debate the forward outlook for the global steel industry.
4:45 p.m. U.S. Economist
5:15 p.m. International Economist
5:45 p.m Cocktail Reception
*This schedule is tentative and subject to change.