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21st Annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference

The Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference is renowned as the most definitive convention to discuss the global market outlook for the iron ore and steel industry.

21-22 March 2018 | Crown Perth, WA

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The premier event for the global iron ore & steel industry


The event looks set to continue its role as the premier event for the global iron ore and steel industry as the resources sector considers the outlook for 2018 and beyond.

The Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference is recognised as the key platform to keep up to speed on the global outlook for iron ore and steel demand / supply balance, where industry leaders comment on their future plans, opportunities and challenges for the year ahead.

There are numerous proposals on the cards for new mines and expansions in the Pilbara, which will unleash hundreds of millions of dollars in new mine construction development opportunities.

Key issues to be addressed at the 2018 event include:

  • Iron ore & steel market outlook and updates
  • The producers’ perspective on the iron ore industry
  • The crystal ball on ore quality and discounting from the experts
  • Status of the Chinese steel industry – Examining China’s iron ore demands, restructuring of the Chinese steel industry & changing steel mill requirements, evolving environmental policies and further development directions
  • Development and prospects of iron ore price, derivatives & futures market
  • Innovation & Automation -The future of growth, new productivity developments and cost reduction
  • Autonomous trains, trucks & drills
  • Innovation – Logistics & Materials Handling

This year’s event is part of the Minerals & Investment Week and will therefore be co-located with our annual Mineral Sands Conference, the inaugural Lithium & Battery Metals Conference and the new Pilbara Conglomerate Gold Conference.

The Minerals & Investment Week

The Minerals & Investment Week presents 4 Industry Conferences under one roof, allowing the finance & investment community, service, engineering & supply industries to switch sessions and plan a track to suit their requirements. This year, the 21st Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference and the 19th Mineral Sands Conference will run concurrently with the inaugural Lithium & Battery Metals Conference and the newly launched Pilbara Conglomerate Gold Conference. A key industry gathering and a networking opportunity not to be missed.

“One Conference pass will give attendees access to all 4 events.”

Mineral Sands   Lithium & Battery Metals   Pilbara Conglomerate Gold

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Global Iron Ore


Edgar Basto

Asset President - Iron Ore, BHP

Ivan Vella

Managing Director, Supply Chain & Services - Iron Ore, Rio Tinto

Barry Fitzgerald

Chief executive Officer, Roy Hill holdings Pty Ltd

Tracy Liao

Asia Commodities Strategist, Citigroup

Alina Arnold

Managing Senior Analyst, S&P Global Platts

Peter Malpas

Director, Braemar ACM Shipbroking

Alwyn Vorster

Managing Director, BC Iron Limited

Clyde Russell

Asia Commodities Columnist, Thomson Reuters

Rebbecca Kerr

General Manager Technology, Roy Hill

Quentin Hill

Managing Director, Carpentaria Resources

Lou Jelenich

Technical Marketing Director, Hawsons Iron Project

Matthew Reed

Executive General Manager - Mining, SIMEC Mining

Li Xinchuang

President, China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute, & Deputy Secretary General, China Iron and Steel Association

Clarke Wilkins

Director, Metals & Mining Research, Citi Research

Brenna Koh

Director, Commodities Specialists, Derivatives, SGX

George Gabriel

Director, Golden Union Shipping Company

Gordon Toll

Executive Chairman, Magnetite Mines Limited

Paul Brennan

Chief Economist, Citi Research

Max Court

Senior Commodity Analyst, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Dr Adrian Boeing

Automation Manager, Epiroc (part of the Atlas Copco group)

Paul Higgins

CEO, Dingo

Chris Eriksen

Project Director Smart Mining & Autonomy, Roy Hill

Mark Davidson

Head of Shipping, Fortescue Metals Group Limited

Chris Newman

Senior Editor, Steel Feedstocks, Argus Media

Adam Holland

Head of Mining, CDE Global Limited

Tim Hard

Senior Vice President, Asia Metals, Argus Media

Julien Hall

Regional Metals Content Director – Asia, S&P Global Platts

Lloyd Hain

Director, AME Advisory

Mark Hancock

Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Iron

Kenny Mah

CEO, Bright Point International Futures Limited

Adrian Doyle

Senior Analyst- Iron Ore, CRU

Kim Christie

Senior Research Analyst – Iron Ore Costs, Wood Mackenzie

when & where

21 - 22 Mar 2018

Crown Perth
Great Eastern Highway
Burswood WA 6100
1800 556 688

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.

PLEASE NOTE: The conference is held within the Crown Perth complex. The Crown Towers, Crown Metropole and Crown Promenade hotels are all within easy 5-10 minutes walk to the conference rooms. The closest hotel is the Crown Promenade.
View map here

A special event accommodation rate is available (subject to availability) for attendees at the Minerals & Investment Week.
Please note bookings are essential and subject to availability and rates are subject to change without notice.
Accommodation rates and reservations are available via online booking only – click here


Still have a question?

Alexandra Bennet
Conference Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4315

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4030

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