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The North American steel industry is full of storylines to begin 2021, from the fallout of the global pandemic to historically high prices. The first wave of new domestic steelmaking capacity is beginning to ramp up as the new US administration is faced with tariff difficult tariff decisions after four years of a chaotic trade environment. Join us at the Steel Markets North America webinar to gather with the industry and discuss what 2021 may have in store for the marketplace and how the economy, mergers and acquisitions, and other drivers will impact your business. 

What's included

You can expect live presentations, real-time interaction, and the opportunity to engage in questions and answer sessions with the presenters, right from your desk. 

Key topics we'll cover

  • US hot rolled-coil – will the trend continue?
  • Tariffs and trade – possibilities from the new administration
  • Infrastructure and growth – the possible stimulus bill
  • Market overview – new mills and projects coming online
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Registration closes 1 business day prior to the event
(Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:00 am EDT)



10:00 am

Welcome Remarks

Christopher Davis, Regional Pricing Director, Americas,
S&P Global Platts

10:10 am


Kevin Dempsey, President and CEO,
American Iron and Steel Institute

10:15 am

Keynote Address

Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer,

10:40 am

Steel Industry Outlook and Production Update

  • Supply and demand outlook
  • New and excess capacity ─ the future consumption of steel
  • Surveying the landscape ─ new realities and mergers/acquisitions
  • Where we’ve been and where we’re headed 
Philip Gibbs, Director, Senior Equity Analyst, Metal & Mining,
KeyBanc Capital Markets
Timna Tanners, Managing Director,
BofA Securities
Andreas Bokkenheuser, Executive Director,

12:00 pm

Case Study: Steel Dynamics Columbus—A Strategic Transformation

  • Introduction to Steel Dynamics Columbus
  • Transformation since the acquisition by SDI in 2014
  • A cohesive plant-wide “Vision 2020” strategy for value-added product growth
  • Capital Investment, Construction & Commissioning in the time of COVID
  • Achievements

Madhu Ranade, General Manager,
Steel Dynamics

12:25 pm


12:40 pm

Trade, Tariffs and Infrastructure ─ What’s on the Horizon?

  • The Biden trade agenda: changes or more of the same?
  • The Future of Section 232: winners and losers
  • Will a new stimulus package bring funding for infrastructure?
Samir N. Kapadia, Principal, Chief Operations Officer,
The Vogel Group
Philip K. Bell, President,
Steel Manufacturers Association
John Foster, Managing Director,
American Institute for International Steel
Kevin Dempsey, President and CEO,
American Iron and Steel Institute

2:10 pm

A Lesson in Risk Management

  • The business case for hedging
  • Steel derivatives - product availability and liquidity
  • Managing the hedge program utilizing analytics

Matt Marshall, Director of Market Analytics,
AEGIS Hedging

2:40 pm

Closing remarks

Christopher Davis, Regional Pricing Director, Americas,
S&P Global Platts

3:00 pm

Close of webinar

Christopher Davis, Regional Pricing Director, Americas,
S&P Global Platts

*Agenda subject to change


Registration for this event is complimentary.

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