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Conferences

16th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference

Date
March 16-17, 2020
City
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Venue
Ritz-Carlton Chicago

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    Join over 100 companies in Chicago at the must-attend steel event of the year.

    The S&P Global Platts 16th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference will gather producers, traders, buyers and investors spanning the entire steel industry to discuss ongoing trends in the market, supply and demand, the impact of trade wars and much more.

    Check back soon for the full agenda and confirmed speakers

    A snapshot of topics we'll cover:

    • - 2020 and beyond—supply/demand scrap market outlook and discussion
    • - Trade wars—the ongoing impact on the markets
    • - Introduction to steel dynamics Columbus—capital investments and project progress
    • - Demand outlook—new capacity and new mills coming online
    • - Automotive outlook—trends and implications for steel and its competing materials
    • - The Chinese question—scrap import restrictions and demand
    • ...and much more.

    Hear from market experts, including representatives from Bank of America Securities, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., DuckerFrontier, Hoffman Iron and Steel, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Miller Scrap, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Priefert Steel, Steel Dynamics, UBS and many more.


    Keynote speakers announced:

    Lourenco Goncalves

    Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
    Lourenco Goncalves was appointed Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in August 2014. Since joining the company, he has implemented and has been executing a strategic initiative designed to strengthen Cliffs’ position as a major supplier of iron ore pellets to the U.S. steel industry.

    Mr. Goncalves brings more than 35 years of experience in the metals and mining industries, as well as extensive Board experience, in the United States and abroad.

    Alan Kestenbaum

    Alan Kestenbaum, Executive Chairman, Stelco.
    Alan Kestenbaum has an extensive investing and operating experience in the natural resources sectors as well as a successful track record in turnarounds and restructurings. He currently is employed by Stelco Holdings Inc, a Canadian integrated steel mill (TSX:STLC ), and serves as its Executive Chairman where he is responsible for strategic direction and growth initiatives, and was its Chief Executive Officer from July 2017 to February 2019.

    Mr. Kestenbaum founded Bedrock Industries in 2015 in partnership with Lindsay Goldberg, where he is its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for setting the vision, strategy, investment objectives and providing direction to achieve the strategic objectives of the company. He was also the Executive Chairman and founder of Globe Specialty Metals and was the former Executive Chairman of Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ: GSM).

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Past Attendees Say It Best

“An insightful conference with lively speakers, addressing relevant and timely issues.” – Past attendee
“Excellent mix of presenters covering various levels of the steel supply chain and providing a well-rounded view of the current state of the North American steel market.” – Past attendee

Agenda

Speakers

Gurcan Kocdag, Vice President, Manufacturing & Supply, Ag Growth International
Tom Gibson, President and CEO, American Iron and Steel Institute
Timna Tanners, Managing Director, BofA Securities
Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
Clifford T. Smith, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
Abey Abraham, Managing Director, Automotive and Materials, DuckerFrontier
Scott Ulnick, Managing Principal, DuckerFrontier
Dan Uslander, Industrial Metals Specialist, High Ridge Futures
Philip Hoffman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hoffman Iron and Steel
Philip Gibbs, Director, Senior Equity Analyst, Metal & Mining, KeyBanc Capital Markets
Bob Weidner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metals Service Center Institute
Jeremy Miller, Chief Financial Officer, Miller Scrap
R. Will Planert, Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Chris Shipp, Vice President, Supply Chain, Priefert Steel
Nicole Leonard, Senior Project Consultant, Custom Analytics, S&P Global Platts
Madhu Ranade, Vice President and General Manager, Steel Dynamics
Barry Schneider, Senior Vice President, Flat Roll Steel Group, Steel Dynamics
Alan Kestenbaum, CEO, Executive Chairman, Stelco
Andreas Bokkenheuser, Executive Director, UBS
Samir N. Kapadia, Principal, Chief Operations Officer, The Vogel Group
Andrew Steeves, Director, Commodity Products, Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking

Pricing Details

The S&P Global Platts 16th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference will be held on March 16-17, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

    • Registration Fee
    • Team Discount
    • Early Bird Rate
      Register by January
      31, and save $300
    • Conference only
    • $1,395 / delegate
    • $1,046.25 / delegate
    • $1,095 / delegate
    • Conference plus workshop
    • $1,695 / delegate
    • $1,271.25 / delegate
    • $1,395 / delegate
    • Workshop only
    • $695 / delegate
    • / delegate
    • $495 / delegate
    • Government/Muni/Coop Conference discount rate
    • $995 / delegate
    • / delegate
    • / delegate

Please refer to the Discounts section below for details and restrictions. Some discounts not available online.

The conference registration fee includes breakfasts, luncheon(s), reception(s), and refreshments as noted in the conference agenda, as well as post-conference documentation. Payment in full is required for attendance. If payment or proof of payment is not received before the start of the event, our staff will require a credit card guarantee to allow entry. We do not accept cash payments. All onsite registrations will be charged an additional $100. All prices are stated in USD.

Discounts

Discounts or promotional offers cannot be combined and must be applied at the time of original registration (cannot be applied retroactively).

Early Bird Discount:

Register by Friday, January 31, 2020 to save up to $300 off the Standard Commercial registration rate. This discount is applied automatically, regardless of registration method.

Team Discount (Best Value):

Your organization may send 1 executive free for every 3 delegates registered at the Standard Commercial Rate for the Conference, the Workshop, or both. All registrations must be made at the same time to qualify. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email registration@platts.com to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Government/Muni/Coop Discount:

Verification may be required. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email registration@platts.com to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Substitutions & Cancellations

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the conference. Cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to registration@platts.com on or before Monday, February 17, 2020 in order to be refunded, less a $195 administrative charge. No refunds will be made after this date. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable. In case of conference cancellation, S&P Global Platts liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. S&P Global Platts reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice.

Payment

S&P Global Platts accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, check, and purchase order for this conference.

To pay by credit card You may register using any of the available registration methods (website, phone, and email).

If registering on the website:

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment.

To pay by wire transfer, check, or purchase order You may register by phone and email for all conferences. Registration on the website using these payment methods is available for select conferences only.

If registering on the website (where available):

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step. To pay by wire transfer or check, choose “Please invoice me”. Instructions on where and how to send payment will be included on the invoice.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment. Instructions on where and how to send payment will also be included on the invoice.

Please note that full payment must be received before the registrant may enter the conference. Wire transfer payments require at least 5 business days to post to an order. Check payments require at least 10 business days to post to an order.

Venue and Accommodation Information

The S&P Global Platts 16th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference will be held on March 16-17, 2020 at the Ritz Carlton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

Venue

  • Ritz-Carlton Chicago

    160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place

    Chicago, IL 60611 United States

    Phone: (312) 266-1000

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Accommodation

Discounted Accommodation **
Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago at a discounted group rate. Please note that these rates apply for the nights of Sunday, March 15 and Monday, March 16, 2020 with the option to lengthen your stay up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event dates (subject to hotel availability). The discounted room rate will be available until Friday, February 21, 2020 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. All accommodation rates are stated in USD.

Room Rate
City View King Room Single or Double Occupancy - $219/night plus tax (17.4%).

Reservations
Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at +1 (312) 266-1000. Be sure to mention you are attending the S&P Global Platts Steel Markets North American Conference in order to receive the discounted rate. Alternatively, you may book your room online by clicking this link.

** Please note: S&P Global Platts is not associated with any third-party reservation agents. Making any reservations through a third party may put your credit at risk. To make your reservation, please use the hotel link or hotel phone number provided above.

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Partnership through sponsorship

Are you a market leader or looking to become one?

The S&P Global Platts Steel Markets North America Conference connects senior-level experts, decision-makers, and solution providers from across the Americas steel markets.

Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

— Leverage the S&P Global Platts energy and commodities information reputation
— Boost and reinforce your corporate image and brand recognition within the market
— Plan your onsite networking effectively with advance access to the attendee list
— Demonstrate your organization’s strengths and capabilities to executives empowered to make decisions
— Build and maintain lasting business relationships with key industry players
— Maximize your investment by focusing your efforts at a single location, face-to-face with an engaged audience

Download the brochureTo learn more about our annual Americas event portfolio and attendees, download our brochure.

For more information on the full range of opportunities available and what S&P Global Platts can do for your business, please contact:

Martin Falkenberg
Business Development Manager
Tel. +1 857-383-5630
martin.falkenberg@spglobal.com

Platts offers a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs, and your budget. Examples include:

  • Executive Sponsor

    As a leading sponsor, in addition to significant branding opportunities, your company may also recommend content and speakers, and enjoy the right of first refusal for an appropriate speaking opportunity within the agenda S&P Global Platts has researched and set forth.

  • Luncheon Host

    Marking the middle of each day, a great lunch provides the perfect setting for inspiring conversation and networking. As the exclusive Luncheon Host, your company will enjoy branding at the event along with the opportunity to engage existing and prospective clients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Cocktail Reception Host

    Closing the day, a networking reception for all participants provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss the day’s presentations and network prior to the evening’s plans. As the exclusive Cocktail Reception sponsor, your company will provide the audience with an enhanced networking experience while positioning itself as an industry leader in engaging existing and prospective clients.

    Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

  • Exhibitor

    Showcasing your products and services to a targeted group of senior executives reinforces market leadership and can help grow your business. Your exhibit will be located in the main breakout area where attendees go to network and get refreshments, which provides a focal point to engage your audience directly.

  • Additional sponsorship opportunities include:

    — Strategic Partner
    — Refreshment Break Host
    — Breakfast Sponsor
    — Lanyards and Name Badges

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FAQs and Facts

Please read below for answers to frequently-asked questions, and how to contact us for more information or assistance.

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    Outside the US & Canada: +1 212-904-3070

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