SteelOrbis Fall 2022 Conference & 87th IREPAS Meeting

09 October 2022 / Fairmont Monte Carlo



Day 1: Sunday, October 09, 2022
17:00 - 19:00
Registration desk opens in the “welcome cocktail” area

19:00 - 22:00
Welcome cocktail at Fairmont Monte Carlo

Day 2: Monday, October 10, 2022
08:15 - 09:00
Registration desk opens in the conference area

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS

09:10 - 10:40
SESSION ONE: Critical changes in global long steel markets: Long products, pig iron and EU


Long products market outlook
- Alexander Gordienko, Export Director, Celsa Group  

Pig iron market outlook


  • Developments in ex-Brazil BPI prices, trade flow, geographical structure of customers caused by Russia's war in Ukraine. Expectations/Reality
  • The major opportunities and threats faced by Brazilian BPI suppliers lately
  • Iron ore-pig iron correlation
  • Medium-term prospects for global BPI suppliers ( in context of global recession, transition to the production of carbon neutral steel) 
  • Which region is expected to hold the highest market share in purchases? What will drive that?


- João Paulo Fragoso, Pig Iron Export Manager, Kéntron Ltda

The EU steel market amidst war, inflation and slashed economic outlook


  • Possible impacts of rising energy costs on European mills.
  • Demand forecast for the EU in the last quarter of 2022.
  • Current sentiment regarding Germany's energy policy amid risks of Russian supply cuts. 
  • Demand forecast for the main steel-using sectors, such as construction and automotive, for 2022 and 2023
  • Evaluation of European steel mills’ progress with new production processes in view of the 2030 and 2050 deadlines


- Alessandro Sciamarelli, Director of Economic Studies and Market Analysis, European Steel Association (EUROFER)

10:40 - 11:10
Networking break

11:10 - 11:50
SESSION TWO: Critical changes in global long steel markets: China, Egypt and North Africa


Chinese steel market outlook
- Huseyin Ocakci, Middle East General Manager, CIEC 

Steel Market Overview for Egypt and Outlook for North Africa


  • Supply/demand balance in the rebar market of Egypt
  • Current state and prospects of steel consumption
  • Production costs and their effect on mills profitability, billet imports versus own steel production
  • Egypt’s financial and payment issues and their impact on local and import trade
  • North African steel market outlook


- Ramy Saleh, Chief Business Development Officer, El Marakby Steel

11:50 - 12:30
SESSION THREE: Macroeconomic overview


The global economy between post-pandemic recovery and energy price recession
- Daniel Gros, Member of the Board, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

12:30 - 14:30
Networking lunch

14:30 - 16:30
IREPAS committee meetings

14:30 - 16:30      IREPAS producers committee (by invitation only)
14:30 - 16:30      IREPAS raw material suppliers committee (by invitation only)
14:30 - 16:30      IREPAS traders committee (open to all attendees)

16:00 - 18:00
Monday cocktail reception

Day 3: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
10:00 - 11:30
SESSION FOUR: Panel with IREPAS committee chairmen


- IREPAS producers committee
- IREPAS raw material suppliers committee
- IREPAS traders committee

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