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26th Annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference


THE key meeting place for Australia’s number 1 export industry

19-20 March 2024 | Crown, Perth

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overview

The event looks set to continue its role as the premier event for the global iron ore and steel industry and will focus on the Iron ore & steel market dynamics and outlook, industry growth & developments, sustainability and decarbonisation and the key issues facing the iron ore industry.

As the industry booms and iron ore hits record prices the 26th Annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference will provide the perfect opportunity for the region’s iron ore executives, project directors, analysts, fund manager, engineering firms, industry suppliers and many more to come together to reconnect and re-engage under the one roof for 2 days of presentations, discussions, networking functions and private meetings.

Just some of the key issues to be addressed:

  • Iron ore & steel market updates
  • Regional market dynamics and the impact on steel raw materials, supply chains, security & operations
  • Decarbonisation and sustainability – pathways, collaboration, opportunities, technology & automation
  • Development of green steel
  • Investment considerations
  • Collaboration with indigenous groups
  • A special focus on China – steel output, economic & political outlook
  • Project updates and developments from producers & explorers
  • Challenges facing the iron ore & steel industry – skill shortages, decarbonisation
  • Bulk shipping – decarbonisation, outlook & risks

Speakers

Hon David Michael MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Ports; Road Safety; Government of Western Australia

Hon. Alannah MacTiernan

Head of Government Relations, GFG Alliance

Vivienne Tieu

Director of Sales, Marketing & Shipping, Fortescue

Stephan Raes

Head of Structural and Industry Policy Division, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Lloyd Hain

Managing Director, AME Research

Steven Michael

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Red Hawk Mining

David Trotter

Research Portfolio Manager, Minerals Research Institute of WA (MRIWA)

Azlan Ho

Managing Director, Green Steel of WA

Daniel Rodriguez

Vice President – APAC, CRU Group

Clyde Russell

Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist, Thomson Reuters

Chris Soccio

Chief Executive - Iron Ore, Mineral Resources Limited

Karlene Bylund

General Manager Customer and Strategy, Pilbara Ports

Peter Kerr

Chief Executive Officer, Mount Gibson Iron Ltd

Abhinav Gupta

Research Dry Cargo, Braemar

Dr Changlong Wang

Research Fellow, Monash University

Peter Dyball

Founder and Managing Director, Pit Crew Management Consulting Services Pty Ltd

Niki Wang

Senior Managing Editor, Iron Ore, S&P Global Commodity Insights

David Cachot

Research Director, Iron Ore, Wood Mackenzie

Agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

Update on Mineral Resources’ Onslow Iron project

Chris Soccio, Chief Executive - Iron Ore, Mineral Resources Limited

9:40 am

Investment landscape for the iron ore industry (10 years outlook)

David Cachot, Research Director, Iron Ore, Wood Mackenzie

10:10 am

  • A review and outlook on fundamentals as seaborne iron ore prices chart resilient trajectory
  • Interactions between iron ore spreads, steel mill margins, and brand relativities
  • Will China’s steel export remain strong in 2024?

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

Global Steel Supply Chain Observatory

Stephan Raes, Head of Structural and Industry Policy Division, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

11:40 am

PANEL DISCUSSION | The future of green steel

David Trotter, Research Portfolio Manager, Minerals Research Institute of WA (MRIWA)

Azlan Ho, Managing Director, Green Steel of WA

Lloyd Hain, Managing Director, AME Research

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

GFG Alliance - Roadmap to Global Green Iron and Green Steel production

Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, Head of Government Relations, GFG Alliance

2:10 pm

  • Strong correlation between green hydrogen hubs and iron ore operations in the Pilbara region
  • Optimised renewable generation mix reduces storage, curtailment and production costs
  • Green Steel Economic Fairways Mapper – an online platform combining spatial and temporal mapping to improve site selection and system design, fostering cohesive green metals development

2:20 pm

Iron ore quality challenges

Daniel Rodriguez, Vice President – APAC, CRU Group

3:10 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:40 pm

Skill shortages facing the iron ore industry

Peter Dyball, Founder and Managing Director, Pit Crew Management Consulting Services Pty Ltd

4:10 pm

The latest port developments and what they mean for the iron ore industry

Karlene Bylund, General Manager Customer and Strategy, Pilbara Ports

4:40 pm

  • Freight market review
  • Demand and supply fundamentals
  • Market outlook

5:10 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:20 pm

Networking Function

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

Fortescue Update

Vivienne Tieu, Director of Sales, Marketing & Shipping, Fortescue

9:40 am

Decarbonisation and its impact on the iron ore industry

10:10 am

The Iron ore outlook for China

Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist, Thomson Reuters

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

Update on Mount Gibson Iron’s current operations

Peter Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, Mount Gibson Iron Ltd

11:40 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | State Ministerial Address

Hon David Michael MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Ports; Road Safety; Government of Western Australia

12:00 pm

Update on the Blacksmith Iron Ore Project

Steven Michael, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Red Hawk Mining

12:30 pm

Lunch and END OF CONFERENCE

Sponsors

exhibitors

Partners

Pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3850+GST

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Reconnect and Re-engage with your industry peers at this year’s Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast conference.

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, lunches and refreshment breaks making this not just a conference… but an all-encompassing industry “experience”.

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry extensively
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
T: +61 (0)2 9080 4334
E: megan.rogulski@informa.com

Event Code of Conduct

This code explains our expectations and rules, which includes general good practice behaviour – because actions can impact others and everyone has a role to play in getting it right.

Anyone not following these rules or behaving in an unacceptable way will be asked – and expected – to stop doing so immediately and may be removed from the event. Read our Event Code of Conduct here.

Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

ConnectMe

ConnectMe • Networking enhanced

All of our events utilise a bespoke dynamic smartphone app, ConnectMe – which guarantees attendees a premium event experience. Logins are sent prior to the conference commencement allowing you to check who’s attending, schedule in meetings and catch ups, participate in live Q+A and interactive polls, and much more. ConnectMe ensures you never miss a beat prior, during and post event.

when & where

19 - 20 Mar 2024

Crown Perth
Great Eastern Highway Burswood,
Perth WA 6100, Australia
+61 8 9362 8888

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contact

Still have a question?

Lisa Hedlund
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4324
Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4334
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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