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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

overview

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.

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agenda

8:15 am

Registration and morning coffee

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the Chairman

Clarke Wilkins, Director, Metals & Mining Research, Citi Research

IRON ORE OUTLOOK & ORE QUALITY

9:10 am

Global economic and financial outlook

Paul Brennan, Chief Economist, Citi Research

9:35 am

Iron ore and steel market outlook

Tracy Liao, Asia Commodities Strategist, Citigroup

10:10 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Rio Tinto

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

10:40 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | BHP

Vanessa Torres, VP Operational Infrastructure, BHP

11:10 am

Networking & refreshment break

11:40 am

Drivers of price differentials and the advantages of scenario analysis

Laura Brooks, Principal Consultant, Consulting, CRU

12:00 pm

  • Delivering value through quality and efficiency
  • Is higher quality ore the new nom? Are low grade discounts – here to stay?
  • The importance of flexible operations
  • How has recent iron ore price recovery allowed certain producers to re-enter the market
  • Iron ore product premiums, pellets and the importance of high Fe grade materials

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

Roy Hill Holdings

Barry Fitzgerald, Chief executive Officer, Roy Hill holdings Pty Ltd

2:30 pm

SIMEC Mining

Matthew Reed, Executive General Manager - Mining, SIMEC Mining

3:00 pm

Project Update

3:30 pm

Networking & refreshment break

4:00 pm

Magnetite Mines Limited

Gordon Toll, Executive Chairman, Magnetite Mines Limited

STEEL SPOT MARKET & FUTURE TRADING

4:30 pm

  • Opportunities for Hong Kong to develop on iron ore derivatives market
  • Electronic trading evolution
  • New derivatives – coking coal

5:20 pm

Networking drinks

6:30 pm

Close of Day One

8:30 am

Networking and morning coffee

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Tracy Liao, Asia Commodities Strategist, Citigroup

9:10 am

BCI – Projects delivering earnings and growth

Alwyn Vorster, Managing Director, BC Iron Limited

FREIGHT

9:40 am

  • Will the recovery in the Capesize market seen in 2017 continue in 2018?
  • How is the uncertainty concerning ballast water and emission control legislation affect shipowners’ decision making?
  • Is the trend of Producers becoming Shipowners the start of a new era?

10:40 am

Networking & refreshment break

STEEL MARKET OUTLOOK

11:10 am

  • The restructuring of the Chinese steel industry
  • The OBOR initiative and the Supply-Side Reform target
  • Evolving Government Policy in China: What does it mean for the iron ore industry in the long term?
  • Chinas growing focus on environmental efficiency
  • Demand recovery speculation

12:10 pm

The outlook of the steel industry – India & Japan

12:40 pm

Networking lunch

1:40 pm

Hawsons Iron Project – Highest Fe in the world

Quentin Hill, Managing Director, Carpentaria Resources

Lou Jelenich, Technical Marketing Director, Hawsons Iron Project

“Artificial intelligence, robotics, digital manufacturing synthetic biology, and other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous 200 years.”
– Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler

2:10 pm

  • The great innovation matrix -Leader vs a fast follower?
  • Smart mining
  • Disruptive technologies
  • Autonomous trains & drills, driverless trucks, conveyors

3:10 pm

3:30 pm

Close of Conference and afternoon refreshments

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3195+GSTEarly Bird

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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speakers

Vanessa Torres

VP Operational Infrastructure, 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

Oscar Tarneberg

Business Development Manager, Asia Metals, Argus

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

Daniel Hynes

Senior Commodity Strategist, ANZ Research

Laura Brooks

Principal Consultant, Consulting, CRU

Clarke Wilkins

Director, Metals & Mining Research, Citi Research

Brenna Koh

Director, Commodities - Energy, Freight & Iron Ore, 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

when & where

21 - 22 Mar 2018

Crown Perth
Great Eastern Highway
Burswood WA 6100
1800 556 688
enquiries@crownperth.com.au

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.
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SPECIAL EVENT ACCOMMODATION RATE
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

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Still have a question?

Alexandra Bennet
Conference Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4315
Alex.Bennet@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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