22nd CRU World Steel Conference 2016

16 - 18 March 2016 - Dusseldorf, Germany105 days till this event

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"Very insightful conference with open discussions on issues to correct ones own mental models"
Ravi Singh, Sr. VP & CEO - ESPD, Essar Steel

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CRU is delighted to announce details of its 22nd World Steel Conference on the 16th to 18th March at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Dusseldorf, Germany. This leading iron and steel conference will provide delegates with the latest information on global steel market trends and provide excellent networking opportunities for global steel executives in Europe and the rest of the world.

Is 2015 the high water mark for global over capacity?

Chinese overcapacity is currently the single biggest challenge to the global steel industry depressing global prices and reducing capacity utilisation rates.  The current dynamic has also created significant challenges for Chinese producers. Where the many attempts by the Chinese government to limit inefficient capacity have failed, it is entirely plausible that market forces, in the form of shrinking demand, huge losses, tighter credit conditions and a surge in the number of trade defence cases globally, will succeed.    
Whether or not global capacity does begin to decline in 2016, operating conditions will remain very challenging. CRU’s 22nd World Steel Conference will thoroughly analyse the prospects for global supply and demand by testing a variety of different cost and demand scenarios.

CRU’s 22nd World Steel Conference will take place in on the 16-18 March in Dusseldorf. The location will offers a number of clear advantages for business and networking
The high concentration of steel mills, service centres and end-users in the North Rhine-Westphalia region makes Dusseldorf the ideal location
Germany is the largest economy in the Eurozone and in steel terms accounts for nearly ¼ of all hot rolled finished steel produced and consumed in the EU
Germany automotive sector has performed strongly in the recent past and is poised to benefit further from the weak Euro.

Why attend?


  Learn about the extent to which Chinese overcapacity will persist
•  Discuss key issues related to the competitiveness of European mills in their home and exported market
•  Compare economic and regional scenarios and the impact of the steel industry
•  Explore strategic opportunities for steel makers in the current climate

•  Network with leading figures in the industry

•  Discover how innovation in raw materials, energy and materials can create opportunities for your business
•  Develop new business relationships in the German steel supply chain

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