Executive Director
Association for Iron & Steel Technology

Ron is the Executive Director of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) representing one of the largest trade associations within the global iron and steel industry. AIST is a technical association of 18,000 professional and student members representing iron and steel producers and their allied suppliers, researchers and educators. The association focuses on advancing the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel. AIST includes 30 Technology Committees that pursue advancement across all facets of iron and steel manufacturing technologies. The Association also has 22 Member Chapters providing opportunity for regional participation in technology programs on six continents.
Prior to AIST, Ron was employed with the German engineering firm SMS, a global builder of steel plants, where he last served as Vice President - Operations for their Steelmaking and Casting Division in North America. He held previous positions with SMS and the consolidated Mannesmann Demag including Vice President – Casting and Hot Rolling as well as Director of Technology for Steelmaking and Casting. Ron received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and participated in metallurgical process training at University of British Columbia and global business management training at the University of Virginia. He is a Board member of AIST, the AIST Foundation, as well as the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) and the United Engineering Foundation (UEF).


Chief Executive Officer
World Steel Dynamics

Philipp Englin joined World Steel Dynamics in 2008 after a career spanning roles in Engineering and Corporate Strategy functions.  Philipp worked closely with WSD’s Founders as CEO for over a decade, before taking over WSD’s day to day operations.

Along with WSD’s highly capable team of Senior Practitioners and Analysts, Philipp authors WSD’s breakthrough Information Service reports while leading efforts across the full range of WSD products and services from our Consulting/Advisory practice to WSD’s premier industry conferences.  Mr. Englin holds bachelors degrees in mechanical engineering & philosophy from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.



Managing Partner
World Steel Dynamics

John Lichtenstein recently joined World Steel Dynamics as managing partner. He brings more than 35 years of experience as an industry thought leader and global consulting practice leader at Accenture, Arthur D. Little and RCG Research and Consulting Group. Lichtenstein has had a long association with World Steel Dynamics. He has been a featured speaker at numerous Steel Success Strategies Conferences, where he addressed a wide range of topics including mergers and acquisitions, business transformation and technology, and organization and leadership.


Managing Director
World Steel Dynamics

John Lichtenstein recently joined World Steel Dynamics as managing partner. He brings more than 35 years of experience as an industry thought leader and global consulting practice leader at Accenture, Arthur D. Little and RCG Research and Consulting Group. Lichtenstein has had a long association with World Steel Dynamics. He has been a featured speaker at numerous Steel Success Strategies Conferences, where he addressed a wide range of topics including mergers and acquisitions, business transformation and technology, and organization and leadership.


Director General
Worldsteel Association

Dr Basson received his PhD in economics from Pretoria University and taught economics at the same university from 1984 to 1990. After a few years in the banking industry, Dr Basson joined the steel industry in 1994 as Chief Economist at Iscor Ltd. in South Africa.

In 1996 he became Business Unit Manager for coated steel products and flat steel products. He later headed Strategic Initiatives at the company. Dr Basson was transferred to Europe when Iscor became a part of Mittal Steel (now ArcelorMittal) in 2004 as a General Manager responsible for Marketing Strategy and was part of the Merger & Acquisition team in Mittal steel.

From 2006 until he joined worldsteel, he was Vice-President, Commercial Co-ordination, Marketing and Trade Policy at ArcelorMittal.
Dr Basson joined World Steel Association in August 2011 as Director General.


Steel Manufacturers Association

Philip K. Bell is President of the Washington, DC-based Steel Manufacturers Association. Prior to leading the SMA, Phil served as Director of External Communications and Public Affairs for Gerdau Long Steel North America based in Tampa, FL. He is a 25-year industry veteran, who developed an interest in the steel industry and manufacturing in the late 1980s while working in maintenance and operations at Elementis Chromium in Corpus Christi, TX. He has held executive-level positions in operations, human resources and public affairs with Gerdau, the SGL Carbon Group, and Qualitech Steel Corporation.

He currently serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Advisory Committee on Steel (ITAC 11), advising the Secretary of Commerce and United States Trade Representative on trade policy, trade agreements, and other trade related matters that benefit U.S. businesses, workers, and the economy.

Phil is on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)  and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He is also a member of the Association of Iron & Steel Technology and serves on the board of trustees at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Phil graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He holds a master’s degree in Global Strategic Communications from the University of Florida.


Executive Vice President – Head of Corporate Business Optimization

Bradley Davey is a member of the ArcelorMittal Group Management Committee, executive vice president and head of corporate business optimization. He joined Dofasco in 1986 and held various engineering and management roles in technology, operations, and maintenance. He had the opportunity to lead major modernization projects and gain international experience through leading technical exchanges with leading steelmakers. In 2002, Davey changed careers to commercial, holding roles in marketing, sales and then as vice president of commercial in 2008. In 2014, he added chief marketing officer (CMO) North America Automotive, then also added CMO North America Flat Rolled later in 2014. In 2016, he became CMO of Global Automotive along with CMO North America. In 2018, he became chief executive officer ArcelorMittal North America and held this until his recent nomination to head of corporate business optimization beginning April 2021. Currently based in Canada, Davey has responsibility for Global Health and Safety, Global Automotive, R&D, CTO, Global Commercial Coordination, Corporate Capital Goods Procurement, Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility, Automotive joint ventures in China and India, Tailored Blanks Americas, and is vice chairman of the Investment Allocation Committee. He is a board member of several joint venture, board member of ResponsibleSteel, and a commissioner on the Energy Transition Commission. Davey holds a mechanical engineering degree from McMaster University.

Vice President - Corporate Communications and Sustainable Development

Nicola Davidson joined ArcelorMittal as head of corporate communications in November 2003. She led the communications strategy for several acquisitions the group made across central and eastern Europe, and on the merger between Ispat International and LNM Holdings and simultaneous acquisition of International Steel Group in the U.S. in 2004, which formed Mittal Steel. She developed and coordinated the pan-European communications strategy around the merger to create ArcelorMittal in 2006, after which she was appointed vice president, corporate communications, with responsibility for all aspects of the group’s internal and external communications, and brand, strategies. In July 2013, she assumed additional responsibility for the group’s corporate responsibility function, playing a pivotal role in establishing and embedding the group’s 10 Sustainable Development Outcomes company wide. More recently, she had led on many aspects of the group Climate Action activities, leading engagement with a wide range of external stakeholders. She established and chair’s the group’s Climate Change Committee, is a member of the group’s Sustainable Development Council and was appointed to the Group’s Management Committee in February 2021. Nicola holds a B.A. Honors degree from Durham University.

President and Chief Executive Officer
American Iron and Steel Institute

Kevin Dempsey is the president and chief executive officer of the American Iron and Steel Institute, a leading advocacy group representing electric arc furnace and integrated American steel producers. He previously served as senior vice president of public policy and general counsel to the Institute during which AISI achieved landmark policy successes on trade, tax and infrastructure, and successfully showcased the steel industry’s sustainability accomplishments and steel innovations in the auto and construction markets.
Dempsey is well known in industry and trade circles, on Capitol Hill and by government officials in the U.S. and globally. He is a regular speaker at industry, policy and media events, and has been featured in dozens of national, regional and trade media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reuters, Washington Post, Washington Examiner, Politico, CNBC and CNN, to name a few.

Before joining AISI, Dempsey was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf where he led numerous international trade cases on behalf of American steel producers and other U.S. industries. He also served as counsel to former U.S. Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO) and the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
Dempsey received his Juris Doctor Degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Washington University in St. Louis.


President and Chief Executive Officer
SMS group Inc.

Doug Dunworth is the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Americas region at SMS group and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from The Pennsylvania State University. He started his professional career in 1990 in the steel industry on the producer side working for WCI Steel and Birmingham Steel over a 10-year span in various technical and operational management roles. He made a shift to the supplier side in 1999 by working for Acutus Gladwin as a plant manager that serviced the steel industry. SMS group acquired this company in 2002 and he has remained with SMS group ever since in various roles but acting as its president and CEO from 2006 until 2018. From 2010 to 2015, Dunworth had the dual responsibility of executive vice president – Technical Service with worldwide responsibilities of SMS group’s Service Division. In 2018, SMS group merged their two main entities in the U.S. and Dunworth moved into the role of chief operating officer. In 2021, he was promoted as to the new position of president and CEO of the Americas region, which includes both North and South America.



Director General
The European Steel Association

Axel Eggert is director general of the European Steel Association (EUROFER), a post he has held since 2014, having initially joined the association in 2007 as director of public affairs and communication. A German national holding degrees from his studies of modern history, economics and law, Eggert has extensive experience, having worked eight years in the European Parliament prior to his leadership at EUROFER. Eggert is also vice president and member of the board of ESTEP, The European Steel Technology Platform.

Managing Director, North America

Keith Fiorucci, born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, is a visionary leader and accomplished mechanical engineer. He earned his degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, laying the foundation for his successful career in the steel industry. Since 1994, Fiorucci has been actively involved in the steel sector, accumulating extensive expertise and experience that spans over two decades.
Throughout his career, Keith Fiorucci has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to growth and innovation. His passion for the steel industry has taken him across the globe, where he has traveled extensively and lived in various countries, gaining invaluable insights into different cultures and markets. In 2013, he joined Russula North America, a prominent player in the steel industry, and quickly rose through the ranks to assume the chief executive officer (CEO) position in 2019.
As CEO of Russula North America, Fiorucci has brought his strategic vision and deep understanding of the steel industry to drive the company's success. His leadership has ushered in a period of remarkable growth and transformation, positioning Russula North America as a leading provider of cutting-edge solutions and services. His ability to inspire teams and foster a culture of innovation has been instrumental in the company's continued success. With his extensive industry knowledge, global perspective, and unwavering dedication, Keith Fiorucci continues to make significant contributions to the steel industry, pushing the boundaries of technology in long rolling, and leading his team toward new horizons.



Japan Iron & Steel Federation

Kazuo Mike Fujisawa joined NKK Corporation in 1982 and has held management positions in sales, engineering and in an assistant role to CEOs.  After NKK merged with Kawasaki Steel to create JFE Steel in 2003, he has held positions in the Corporate Planning Department and Overseas Business Planning Dept.  He was on the committees and the Board of Directors of California Steel Industries from 2003 to 2016.  He is the member of worldsteel’s Communication Committee and Economic Committee.  He has spoken at a number of steel conferences around the world. Currently he is Principal, Global Business Development, JFE Steel Corporation, and JFE Steel is a member of the Japan Iron and Steel Federation, JISF.

Chief Strategy Officer
Pimetals Techologies

Aashish Gupta is widely recognized for his strategic vision, technical acumen and deep understanding of the metals industry. Currently the executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Primetals Technologies, Gupta is responsible for defining and implementing comprehensive strategies that focus on green steel transition, digitization, and portfolio adaptations for industry decarbonization. Previously, he led Primetals Technologies’ Upstream Global Business Unit, overseeing the development and execution of all business, market, portfolio, R&D, M&A, strategy, and project activities. Aashish was also head of global sales, responsible for customer relationship management, pre-project activities and commercial project management. Before the formation of Primetals Technologies, he served in a variety of leadership roles at Siemens in Austria, the U.S. and Germany. Those positions included leading the company’s global casting and rolling business as well as the Metals Technologies business in the U.S. With an electrical and electronics engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, Gupta brings a strong technical foundation to his executive roles.

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Stelco Inc.

Alan Kestenbaum has extensive investing and operating experience in the natural resources sector as well as a successful track record in turnarounds and restructurings. He currently serves as executive chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Stelco Inc., responsible for the company’s strategic direction and growth initiatives, and previously served as CEO from July 2017 to February 2019. Kestenbaum founded Bedrock Industries in 2015, in partnership with Lindsay Goldberg, where he is its chairman and CEO, and is responsible for setting the vision, strategy, investment objectives and providing direction to achieve the strategic objectives of the company. Kestenbaum was previously the executive chairman and founder of Globe Specialty Metals and executive chairman of Ferroglobe PLC. Prior to forming Globe Specialty Metals, he founded Marco International, a leading international metals trader and investor, and led its expansion in North America and around the globe. Prior to founding Marco International, he was employed by Glencore and then Philipp Brothers. In 2019, he became a minority owner and limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons. He has a B.A. degree in economics from Yeshiva University and has been involved in numerous educational and communal boards.

Managing Director and Partner
Boston Consulting Group

Janice Lee is a Managing Director and Partner with the Boston Consulting Group, and is a leader of their NAMR metals practice. She has extensive experience working with steel and metals companies across growth strategy, M&A, and large-scale transformations. She also leads the Sustainability and Circularity topic within Industrial Goods, supporting companies on furthering their sustainability and decarbonization agendas, and has led BCG’s IP development in scrap and recycling. Janice has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.


President and Chief Executive Officer 
Tenova Inc.

Francesco Memoli is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Tenova Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Tenova S.p.A., a leading provider of sustainable technology for the mining and metals sector, part of the Techint Group. Memoli holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and a master's degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain. He started his career in Spain working on emission reduction projects for the automotive manufacturer Nissan, then moved to the infrastructure sector with the Spanish group Abengoa, and in 1998 joined Techint in the metals industry. He initially held operational roles as a metallurgist at the TenarisSiderca plant in Argentina and as a process engineer at the TenarisDalmine plant in Italy. He then moved to the Italian sister company Tenova S.p.A., where he worked on the development, design, installation and commercialization of steel plants and low-emission equipment, first in Southeast Asia and China, and then in South and North America. In 2008, through an intercompany transfer, he arrived in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, to assume responsibility for the U.S. market. In early 2022, he was promoted to president and CEO of Tenova Inc., which is currently supplying equipment for new plants for carbon steel, silicon steel, aluminum, silicon metal and rare earths. He is the author of more than 100 technical papers. He publishes for the most important magazines in the metals sector and has offered commentary on metals and sustainability on the Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. He holds eight patents on steel production using electric arc furnaces and natural gas, steel slag recycling, and safety.


Director of Corporate Sustainability 
Nucor Corp.

Dave Miracle is the director of Corporate Sustainability for Nucor Corp. He joined Nucor in August 2020 as manager of Environmental Affairs and was appointed to his current role in January 2021. In his role, he leads Nucor’s corporate sustainability team and is responsible for coordinating and directing sustainability activities across the enterprise to further Nucor’s leadership as one of the cleanest, most sustainable steelmakers in the world. Prior to his time at Nucor, he worked at AK Steel and served in various environmental positions over his 22-year tenure, including general manager of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability. Miracle was appointed by the president of the United States as federal commissioner of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) to protect and improve the quality of the river. He also serves as secretary for the Global Steel Climate Council, an international organization established to set ambitious, credible, production agnostic science-based targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases in the steel industry and leads the standard development team. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky.


Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Danieli Group

Rolando joined Danieli in 1985 as draftsman in the Long Product Hot Rolling Mills Division (Danieli Morgardshammar). On 1989 he was in charged for the position of Design Office Team Leader. He was appointed as Design Office Manager for the Rolling Mills Finishing Area on 1994. Effective from 2001, he becomes the Technical Director for the Hot Rolling Mill Division for Long Products. On 2006 he lead the Process & Technological Dept of Hot Rolling Mill Division for Long Products. From 2009 he took the Responsibility of the Hot Rolling Mill Division as Executive Vice President Technology. From 2010 the product portfolio of the Division included also Rails and Heavy Section. On 2014 he has been appointed as Co-Director of the CRD (Center of Research @ DANIELI). Effective on 2018 he is the CTO of the DANIELI Group and Member of the Danieli Executive Board and Group Executive Board. From beginning of 2020 is the Chairman of the Danieli Centro Combustion (Danieli Group). In the same year he has been nominated Chairman of SUND Birsta-Sweden (Danieli Group). From 01 November 2021 Co-CEO of DANIELI and Member of the Board.​​


Managing Director
B. Riley Securities

Lucas Pipes, CFA is a Managing Director with B. Riley Securities responsible for equity research of energy, digital assets, and basic materials. He has over 10 years of experience in institutional research with a focus on these sectors. 
Lucas is known for detailed industry analysis and has been recognized by Institutional Investor magazine among several industry awards. Prior to B. Riley, he held positions at Brean Capital in both equity research and wealth management. 
Lucas is a CFA charterholder. He earned his B.A. from Bard College and M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton.


Preston Pipe

Rick Preckel is a partner at Preston Pipe, a renowned steel pipe and tube consulting and reporting firm that specializes in data, analysis, forecasting and related services. Since 2007, along with partner Paul Vivian and Preston’s subject matter experts, Preckel has expanded Preston’s coverage of pipe and tube supply and market drivers. Over the last seven years, Preckel has taken the lead in establishing a unique, annual OCTG and Line Pipe Forecast Summit which brings together independent market driver and product input forecasters, including conference partner World Steel Dynamics, and culminates with Preston Pipe’s three-year OCTG and Line Pipe Demand, Supply, and Price Forecast. Preckel joined the pipe and tube industry in 1985 with Maverick Tube Corp., where he held various senior management roles including vice president of investor relations and business development, vice president of shared services, vice president of Canadian operations, and subsidiary president and chief executive officer. Since 2007, Preckel has been a partner with Preston Pipe. Preckel earned his bachelor’s degree in business/accounting from the University of Missouri.


Corporate Vice President, Large Industries, Business, Markets and Energy Transition
Air Liquide

Olivier Randet joined Air Liquide in 1990 after graduating with a degree in agronomy. He held several positions in merchant business before joining Air Liquide electronics activity (supply of gas and services to semiconductor, flat panel and photovoltaic industries), where he held several positions in Europe, the U.S. and Taiwan. In 2008, he was appointed general manager, Turkey and established the company in the country. In 2013, Randet became general manager of Air Liquide Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. He then became the group chief customer officer, based at the corporate head office in Paris. From 2016 to 2019, he managed the Eastern Europe and Central Asia zone for Air Liquide, based in Moscow, grouping nine countries (Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and Ukraine). From 2019 to 2022, he served as chief executive for Air Liquide Middle East and India, based in Dubai. Since September 2022, Randet has served as corporate vice president in charge of business, markets and energy transition for the large industries world business line of Air Liquide (~EUR10 billion turnover).



Chuck Schmitt is president of SSAB Americas, a leading supplier of steel plate and coil in North America. Schmitt began his career in the steel industry with United States Steel Corporation’s management trainee program in 1985. In 1990, he joined IPSCO Steel Holdings. After the 2007 acquisition of IPSCO by SSAB, he was promoted to vice president and in 2011, he was promoted to SSAB’s group executive committee and appointed president of the SSAB Americas business division. A fourth-generation steelmaker, Schmitt received his bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas. He sits on the board of directors for the American Iron and Steel Institute and for the Steel Manufacturers Association.


Managing Director
Enegry Ventures Analysis

Mr. Schwartz is the Managing Director of EVA and leads the firm's coal practice.  With more than30 years of experience, he is widely recognized as a leading expert in North American coal markets. Under his leadership, EVA has developed a comprehensive suite of coal publications that offers subscribers with unparalleled insight ino the complex and often opaque industry. Mr. Schwartz also works directly with utilities, independent power producers another clients to develop fuel procurement strategies and negotiate long-term furl contracts, as well as audit system dispatch and off-system sales. He regularly advises clients on acquisitions and sales of coal reserves and is frequently asked to testify in fuel contract disputes, as well.


Director, Project Management, Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations
U.S. Department of Energy

Todd Shrader is the director, project management of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations. In this role, Shrader is responsible for providing project management oversight for clean energy demonstration projects to ensure investments accelerate deployment, market adoption, and the equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system.
Prior to this role, Shrader served as the principal deputy assistant secretary (PDAS) for the Office of Environmental Management. Prior to becoming the PDAS, he served as the Carlsbad field office manager. Under his leadership, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) successfully restarted waste emplacement operations and the shipping of waste from around the U.S. Department of Energy complex to WIPP after a three-year recovery effort. Shrader previously led the headquarters office supporting Hanford’s Office of River Protection and held a leading role in developing the path forward for accelerated tank waste treatment. Prior to that, he was with the Loan Programs Office, where he led technical reviews of over twenty energy projects that eventually received more than US$13 billion in loan guarantees. Earlier, he was a project manager for the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, leading key components of the NRC licensing process. Shrader holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and a master of engineering degree from North Carolina State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer.



Chief US Economist
Oxford Economics

Ryan Sweet is the Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics. He is responsible for forecasting and assessing the US macroeconomic outlook and how it will influence monetary policy and financial markets. Ryan is among the most accurate high-frequency forecasters of the U.S. economy, according to MarketWatch and Bloomberg LP.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Ryan led real-time economics at Moody's Analytics and was a member of the U.S. macroeconomics team. He was also head of the firm’s monetary policy research, following actions by the Federal Reserve and examining its potential impact on the U.S. economy.

Ryan is an adjunct professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He received a master’s degree in finance from John’s Hopkins University, a master's degree in economics from the University of Delaware, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington College.



Managing Director and Senior Analyst
Wolfe Research

Timna Tanners joined Wolfe Research as a managing director in October 2021 covering the metals and mining industry. She joined Wolfe Research from BofA Securities, where she covered the U.S. metals and mining sector since 2002 and the Latin America metals and mining sector since 2017. Prior to BofA Securities, Tanners covered the metals, materials and steel industries at UBS. Since 2013, she has been ranked #1 in Institutional Investor’s All America Poll. She received her B.A. degree in politics from Pomona College, an M.S. degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and an M.B.A. from UCLA.



Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Theresa E. Wagler has been our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary since May 2007. Ms. Wagler joined the Steel Dynamics corporate finance team in 1998, and has held various finance and accounting positions, including Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President and Corporate Controller. She is responsible for and oversees accounting and taxation, treasury, risk management, legal, information technology and cyber security, human resources, sustainability strategy, and strategic business development functions, as well as, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, and corporate communications. Ms. Wagler also has various operational responsibilities, directly overseeing two operating joint ventures. Prior to joining Steel Dynamics, Ms. Wagler was a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young LLP.

She graduated cum laude from Taylor University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and systems analysis. In addition, Ms. Wagler serves as a director, chair of the audit committee, and a member of the environmental sustainability and community committee of CF Industries Holdings, Inc., a public company, and also serves as a director for Trine University and for the Metal Services Institute.


Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Weissenrieder & Co
, the company behind Weissr® Capex

Fredrik Weissenrieder is the founder and chief executive officer of Weissenrieder & Co, the company behind Weissr® Capex, the world's first application integrating Capex budgeting, management and strategy. Over the last 25 years, he has worked with clients across six continents spanning dozens of industries. Weissenrieder speaks at multiple conferences each year and is engaged by industry leaders as an advisor on Capex and capital allocation situations. He has a M.Sc. degree in economics from the Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law. Together with Daniel Lindén, he is the author of Redesigning Capex Strategy: A Groundbreaking Systems Approach to Sustainably Maximize Company Cash Flow published by McGraw Hill in September 2022. Weissenrieder is also the co-host of the video pod "The Capex Chat."

Founder and Chairman of Shanghai SteelHome Information Technology Co., Ltd., Metallurgical Senior Engineer, Council Member of China Price Association, Vice President of Metallurgical Price Branch of China Price Association

Mr. Wu Wenzhang, founder and chairman of Shanghai SteelHome Information Technology Co., Ltd., metallurgical senior engineer, council member of China Price Association, Vice President of Metallurgical Price Branch of China Price Association.

Since July 1984, he has been working in Maanshan Iron and Steel Company, engaged in teaching, scientific research and market research of metallurgy. He served successively as director of Metallurgical Teaching and Research Department of Masteel Staff University and Director of Market Research Department of Masteel. In 1992, he founded a small iron factory and served as the factory director. Since September 2001, he has been working in Shanghai, devoting himself to the steel Internet operation and steel market research, and creating the steel professional website information and business service operation model and profit model. In August 2004, he founded SteelHome website with his partner.

Mr. Wu has published more than ten professional technical research papers in provincial and ministerial journals, and has developed columns and published hundreds of market and industry analysis articles in China Metallurgical News, World Metals and other professional newspapers. He has been invited to give marketing training to domestic oversized steel enterprises and large-scale steel trade enterprises for many times. He has taught EMBA classes of steel, financial derivatives and logistics majors in famous domestic universities such as Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Since 2006, he has been invited to attend international steel conferences and give keynote speeches in nearly 20 countries and regions such as the United States, Britain, France and Germany. Mr. Wu enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad.

Secretary General
South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute

Mr. Yeoh Wee-Jin is the secretary general of the South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI), which is headquartered in Singapore. He has been working in the steel business for about 20 years, which includes general management of regional  steel downstream operations. In addition, he also has extensive experience in corporate strategy, project feasibility studies, mergers and acquisitions, market research and analysis, and government relations. He has a wide knowledge of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) steel market as well as industry experience in the various countries where he managed the business units or conducted research. He has also actively participated in SEAISI activities at regional as well as at ASEAN government level. Other businesses he has been operating in also include environmental and internet-related business. Mr. Yeoh holds a bachelor of engineering (civil) degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Australia), a graduate diploma in computing studies from the University of Canberra and a master of business administration from the Australian Graduate School Management at the University of New South Wales, Australia.