MENA Steel Summit



22 Jan 2013
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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce its media partnership with the MENA Steel Summit which will be held on 22 – 23 January, in Turkey. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

Eurasia–MENA Steel Summit – 22nd & 23rd January 2013 – Istanbul

This summit is one of the biggest steel events in the region and is not to be missed if you wish to grow your business and make invaluable contacts.

We are expecting around 500 delegates worldwide. Below are details of the agenda for both days.

Being a Turkey-based company, our contacts within the region are second to none. Thus, we can guarantee that you will meet individuals who match your business objectives through our roundtable format, which offers the opportunity for one-to-one pre-booked meetings.

The summit is supported by the Turkish Steel Producers Association, the Turkish Steel Exporters Association, the International Steel Trade Association (UK), and the Turkish Government.

The delegate rate for attending: 1200 euros (includes accommodation for two nights at the Sheraton Hotel.)

For more details on this summit or to take a look at our previous summits and events please visit or contact us at

If you wish to discuss in person the opportunities open to you, see the delegate list or have any questions please call us on +90 212 543 9305 or +44 (0)1279 718574 with no obligation.

DAY 1 / Opening 08.30 / 09.10

Mr. Veysel Yayan, Secretary General, Iron & Steel Producers Association of Turkey
Mr. Namik Ekinci, President, Steel Exporters Associaton of Turkey,

Mr. Nihat Ergun, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology To be confirmed

Panel 1 09.10 - 10.40

Flat Product - Responding to changing demand from the automotive and white goods industry
Mr. Ugur Dalbeler, Chief Executive Officer, Colakoglu Metallurgy, Panel Chair
Mr. J. Y. Sung, President, China Steel
Mr. Mehmet Cakmur, Sales Director, MMK Metallurgy

Coffee Break : 10.40 – 11.00

Panel 2 11.00 – 12.40

The Steel Industry Today
Mr. Igal Zakuto, Deputy CEO, Arcelor Mittal Turkey, Panel Chair

Mr. Godfrey Watt, International Steel Trade Association, Chairman
Mr. Christer Lindqvist, Nordic Iron Ore, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Baris Ciftci, Manager, Steel Business Analysis, World Steel Association
Mr Johann Kriechmair, Vice President, Siemens Vai
Speaker from SMS Siemag

Lunch 12.40 - 14.00

Panel 3 14.00 - 14.30

World Economic Outlook & Steel Hedging
Mr. Ibrahim Abe Ulusal, Mitsui Bussan Commodities Inc. (USA)

Panel 4 14.30 – 16.00

Long Product - Railways, construction projects, pipelines as a major consumer of steel
Mr. Fadil Demirel, Managing Director, Kardemir
Mr. Ashish Anupam, Chief Marketing & Sales, Tata Steel
Mr. N A Ansari, Executive Director, Jindal Steel
Speaker from Steelplantech, Japan

Coffee Break : 16.00 – 16.30 / Round Table Meeting Session 16.30 – 18.30

Day 2

Panel 1 09.00 – 10.20
Freight Markets and Expectations The Worlds Shipbuilding
Industry and Global Logistic Solutions

Mr. Levent Karacelik, President, Marvel Shipping, Panel Chair
Mr. Gorkem Bolaca, Export Manager, Tat Metal

Mr. Can Onen, Captain, Statushipping

Coffee Break 10.20 – 10.40

Panel 2 10.40 – 12.00

Energy for Steel Growth
Speaker from Messer Gas – Germany, Panel Chair
Speaker from Messer Gas – Germany
Speaker from Schneider Electric

Lunch 12.00 – 13.30

Panel 3 13.30 – 15.00

Raw Materials Technology -Input Efficiency, Electric Steelmaking
Technologies and Methods

Speaker from Siemens Vai, Panel Chair
Mr. Mohammed Hasan Joulazadeh, Iranian Iron and Steel Society
Speaker from Siemens Vai
Speaker from SMS Siemag

Coffee Break: 15.00 – 15.20 Round Table Meeting Session 15.20 – 18.00

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