Platts 14th Steel Markets Europe Conference June 11-12, 2018, Barcelona | Discounted 'launch offer' price available!



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This years' Platts Steel Markets Europe Conference will be taking place on June 11th and 12th in Barcelona, and after consulting with a number of your colleagues in the industry, together with the Platts editorial steel team, I have bought together what I hope is an interesting and relevant programme. The full programme will be available shortly, but I would like to share a brief overview with you of what to expect:

  • The general state of the steel industry today - Macroeconomics, utilization and steel consumption rates, imports and exports, protectionism and price volatility – is it here to stay?
  • EU, US and Chinese trade issues, and M&As in Europe – AD duties and cases, latest on the US national security probe, China production restrictions, export growth from other markets, implications of mergers and acquisitions in Europe, and why are banks facilitating M&As and investment?
  • Future signs of growth from and innovations for end users – Which sectors are showing the best growth for steel consumption and why? What innovations are improving competitiveness for end users? What is the steel industry doing to remain competitive against alternative components? What are the trends and who is doing what and why in the specialized steel and products markets?
  • Latest developments, challenges and new market opportunities – Shedding light on Turkey, India, North Africa, Russia and Iran
  • Dissecting raw materials trading and pricing dynamics and projections – Trends, challenges and opportunities for the future
  • Implications of IMO regulation changes on the freight market and international trade – What will happen and how does it impact the steel industry?
  • Examining the latest on EU carbon tariffs – Will it be extended to imports and what are the possible implications of a border tax for Europe and the US?
  • Production technology innovations – Analyzing advances in production technology and materials science, particularly for new types of high-tech steel

Launch offer price: US$1050 (+local VAT) 

The full agenda will be available shorty, but if you would like to reserve your place at the event at the special 'launch offer' price right now, please register online or alternatively, download the form below, fill in your details, and return it to me by email.  Group Rate: we have a special offer of 'pay for 2 places and get a 3rd place for free' for further details please email me at

  • Register online
  • Register with booking form - please download this form, fill in your details and return it to me by email

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We will be hosting another half day post-conference workshop on June 12 on hedging and price risk management. This can be attended separate to the conference, or together at a discounted rate.

Speaking & Sponsorship opportunities still available:
If you have a keen interest to present your views and showcase your expertise to the European Steel industry, please get in touch so we can discuss further. Contact me at

To find out more about this years’ event or if you'd like to submit a speaker paper, please contact me directly at or call +44(0)20 7173 6300. Additional information can also be found at

I hope to see you in Barcelona this June.

Platts 14th Steel Markets Europe Conference June 11-12, 2018, Barcelona | Discounted

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