Opportunities for the US Steel Industry

Aug 23, 2012, 09:00 ET from CRU Group

LONDON, August 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

CRU North American Steel Conference
Chicago, USA, 29-30 October 2012

'The opportunities and challenges facing the US steel industry in 2013 and beyond' opens the  North American Steel Conference, bringing together North America's leading steel producers, consumers and service centres.

Confirmed speakers include a range of senior management from the steel industry:

  • Guilherme Gerdau Johannpeter, President, Gerdau Long Steel North America
  • Andy Rose, Chief Financial Officer, Worthington Industries
  • Mark L. Breckheimer, President, Heavy Carbon Group, Kloeckner Metals
  • Carl Parker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Purchasing, Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd

The conference will cover topics including outlooks for steel (metallics, finished steel, raw material), pricing and the economy - both domestically and Internationally.

Other areas covered will include challenges and opportunities for small to mid-sized distributers, how Shale gas will impact steel markets, OCTG and line pipe, logistics and infrastructure, as well as a session focusing on the automotive markets - with specialists from Arcelor Mittal, General Motors, the Steel Market Development Institute, Alcoa and Toyota.

Dominic Halahan, Head of Metal Events for CRU Group commented "CRU's conference delivers dependable forecasts to businesses involved in steel, scrap, bulk materials and manufacture. Delegates manage sales and purchasing programmes for the country's leading end-users, mills, service centres and mines making networking opportunities engaging and mutually beneficial."

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CRU is an independent business analysis, and consultancy group focused on the mining, metals and fertilizer sectors. Founded in the late 1960s and still privately owned to ensure its independence, the group employs more than 200 experts in London, Beijing, Mumbai, Santiago, Sydney and key centres within the United States.

CRU's events team produce international conferences on core industries and sectors that provide high-level networking opportunities - attracting executive level speakers which guarantee that delegates are well informed on the global changes affecting their industries.

CRU Indices are the most widely used steel prices in North America.