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Global Steel Dynamics Forum Builds on Already Stellar Agenda

5/25/2023 - Organizers of the Global Steel Dynamics Forum are finalizing what is looking to be a world-class agenda for the conference’s inaugural year, and more of the steel industry’s bold-faced names are soon to be announced as speakers.

“The steel industry’s response to this conference has been highly supportive. We envisioned the Global Steel Dynamics Forum to be a premier executive networking event, and we’re realizing that goal. While we have a lineup of speakers that is, on its own, impressive, our work isn’t done. We’re finalizing a few other significant commitments, which we hope to announce in the next week or so,” said Ron Ashburn, executive director at the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST).

AIST is organizing the conference in partnership with World Steel Dynamics, a leading analytics, research and consulting firm focused on the global steel industry. 

The Global Steel Dynamics Forum is taking place 26-28 June in New York City. The chief executive officers at nearly all of the major U.S. producers — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Commercial Metals Co., Steel Dynamics Inc. and Nucor Corp.— will address conference delegates. 

Overseas producers are well-represented, too. POSCO Holdings chief executive officer Jeong-Woo Choi, who also serves as World Steel Association chairman, will speak to attendees, along with André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter, Gerdau board of directors vice chairman. 

And on the political front, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Congressional Steel Caucus Vice Chairman Frank Mrvan are to offer perspectives from the policy front. A current list of speakers can be found here. 

While the conference has drawn high-level, influential speakers, the same can be said for the delegates. To date, roughly 25% of registered attendees hold titles that include president, chief executive officer, founder and partner. 

“Although we expect many high-level decision makers and strategic thinkers to attend, the conference is open to anyone whose work involves strategy around making, buying, selling or using steel and who are trying to enrich their understanding of this dynamic industry,” Ashburn said. 

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