MMSteelclub meets Moscow 2019

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MMSteelclub meets Moscow 2019

At a Glance

24th Summit for Russian & CIS metals producers and miners: Industrial and precious metals. Inner markets and export. Political and economic forecasts and leading projects.


April 16, 2019


Marriott Grand Hotel, Tverskaya Street, Moscow, Russia

The Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 16 April, 2019


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote presentation - Overview of macroeconomic trends in Russia and worldwide

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Natalia Orlova

Chief Economist, Alfa-Bank

Session 1. Regulation of the market, global picture, economic indicators, main tendencies and ways of development

10:00 AM – 11:00AM

  • Main directions of industrial policy in metals and mining: tendencies, forecasts, investment activities of the biggest companies of the market
  • Global tendencies and forecasts of global metals and mining markets. Influence of current dynamics of China, Canada, Europe and others on the market flow in Russia and CIS.
  • Potential of the industry looking at macroeconomic indicators. Change in production balance taking into account change of GDP in China, USA, Europe etc. Risks in different countries influencing Russia and CIS.
  • Global pricing environment and influence of the trends in China
  • Last tax changes affecting metallurgical companies
  • Benchmarking analysis of the key players of iron and steel industry – effectiveness of production capacity, logistics, finances
  • Q&A

Nikolay Matyash

Managing Director, Mining Advisory Council

Airat Khalikov

Director of Economic Forecasting Centre, Gazprombank

Georgy Fotin

Investment Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency

Panel Discussion

11:00 AM – 11:30AM

Effect of the overall political climate on the dynamics of companies’ shares pricing. Main challenges of global and internal markets of metal products; development drivers within protectionism growth, issues with excess capacities and political risks

Rodrik Cave

Director – Russia, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, CRU Group, London

Nikolay Matyash

Managing Director, Mining Advisory Council

Airat Khalikov

Director of Economic Forecasting Centre, Gazprombank

Morning Coffee

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 2. Steel. Securing position of leadership?

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

  • Perspectives of the internal market; keeping positions on export channels
  • Top exporting companies: which strategies do they use?
  • Analysis of the pricing changing dynamics on global and internal markets
  • Square billets market – forecasts, analytics, projects
  • MMetals Group: Changing the way we communicate within the Steel and Metals Industry
  • Trends on iron-ore raw materials market in connection with steel cost in China
  • Overview of global and internal market of long and flat products
  • Q&A

Sergei Frolov

Vice President for Strategy and Communications, Industrial Metallurgical Holding

Kazuo Mike Fujisawa

Principal – Overseas Business, Corporate Planning, JFE Steel, Japan

Gorkem Bolaca

Managing Director, Galex Steel

Zou Gang

Director General, China Baowu Steel Group Corp

Hadi Hami

Director, MMetals Group

Panel discussion - RAW MATERIALS

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Demand for high quality raw materials export – do capabilities of Russia and CIS match export demand?

Sergey Krivokhizhin

Chief Commodity Analyst, Eurasian Resources Group

Maria Krasnikova

Executive Director, Chief Analist, Sberbank CIB


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Session 3. Digitalization of metals and mining industry. Innovative solutions that work.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

  • Digitalization of ferrous metals market
  • Cases of successful digital projects on non-ferrous metals market
  • Limitation of technologies import into Russia – actual affect of such limitation on technological improvement of metallurgical companies
  • Automation of coal industry – expectations from government investments, cases
  • Case studies on digitalization and automation – what worked, what didn’t, what to aim for
  • First Imagine! Ventures: Technologies of new energy market

Alexander Starchenko

Managing Director , First Imagine! Ventures

Afternoon Coffee

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Session 4. Transport and logistics overview

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Trends of transport infrastructure as an important matter of the industry
  • Import duties on steel and other products around regions and countries
  • Pricing dynamics for transportation and logistics. Its’ affect on overall product off load
  • Insurance of goods – best solutions
  • Cases of swapping from auto transport to other kinds of transportation
  • Q&A

Yuri Kostin

Director of the Department of State Policy in the field of sea and river transport, Mintrans

Vyacheslav Valentik

CEO, RZD Logistics

Panel discussion - COAL

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Coal market – what’s the actual picture? Сarbonize coal market. The industry talks about lack of interest, but still receives large governmental investments and spike in carbonize coal export. What’s the reality and what are the trends?

Petroforce SA: Competitive ability of Russian coal on international markets

Dmitry Gavrilin

Managing Director & CEO, Tigers Realm Coal

Kirill Kozenyashev

Head of Coal Business Development, Petroforce SA

1-to-1 meetings with metal makers and miners

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Private Series of Quick informal meetings hosted by m&m company representatives
  • Sign up on List of Hosts at Conference or online in advance
  • Location: Cocktail High-tables in foyer, outside conference hall

Cocktail reception exclusively hosted by MM Steel Club

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

MMSteelClub invites all Summit participants to join the evening Cocktail Reception for informal networking.

There will be a chance to win a real gold bar during the Cocktail Reception.
MMSteelClub is an executive club for leaders and key decision makers within the international steel and metals industry.

Day 2 - Wednesday 16 April, 2019


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Session 5. Precious metals market – current trends, projects and solutions

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Sberbank: Gold market in 2019: expectations vs reality
  • New methods of effective gold mining and processing, modernization of the main processes and innovative approaches
  • Advances development zones – trends and cases
  • Palladium as the most rear precious metal in 2019 – how long would it be booming?
  • Non-Financial reporting – how relevant is it for companies in Russia and CIS?
  • Q&A

Andrey Tarasov

First Deputy CEO, Petropavlovsk

Anton Kim

Deputy General Director for operations, Highland Gold – RUSSDRAGMET

Maria Krasnikova

Executive Director, Chief Analist, Sberbank CIB

MMikhail Damrin

CEO, Kopy Goldfields

Panel Discussion

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Legal regulation, initiatives restricting export of gold-containing concentrates, available capacities for processing inside of our country. Legislation work in subsurface resources management – declarative principle for getting geological surveying license


Sergey Kashuba

Chairman, Union of Gold Producers of Russia

Maria Krasnikova

Executive Director, Chief Analist, Sberbank CIB

Andrey Tarasov

First Deputy CEO, Petropavlovsk

Morning Coffee

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 6. Green metallurgy

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

  • Competitive advantage of Russia in green hydroenergy and input of Russian companies into stable industrial development of Europe
  • Green finance
  • Global standards of green returns
  • Accomplishment of Paris agreement and increased requirements of consumers for low carbon footprint of end use products
  • and much more

Anton Bazulev

Chairman of the Subcommittee on Metallurgy and Mining , RSPP

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Artem Asatur

Director for international affairs, Aluminium Association


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Session 7. Success on the markets of other industrial metals – nickel, copper, zink, cobalt, scrap iron, ore and others

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

  • nvestments into new copper deposits – what are the expectations for increasing supply on the market?
  • Production of vamadium products – case of Evraz Vanadium
  • Scrap metal market – influence of pricing in China, recent updates within applied duties from the USA, quotes from Europe and other issues of the industry
  • Processing of electronic waste in Russia – capacity and future potential of this sector
  • Current trends on the market of other metals

Evgeny Bragin

Deputy General Director, UGMK

Randolph Lewis

President – Russian Operations, Amur Minerals Corporation

Chen Zhenghai

Director of Representative Office in Russia, China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group

Afternoon Coffee

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Session 8. Brightest projects on metals and mining market of Russia, CIS and other countries - something to be proud of!

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The following projects representatives are being invited:

  • Malmyzhskoye deposit
  • Baimskoye deposit
  • Elga deposit
  • Kyzyl project by Polymetal
  • Maslovskoye deposit, Norilsk-1, Chernogorskoye deposit
  • Complex of autoclave leaching – Petropavlovsk
  • Kolmar
  • Sibanthrocide
  • And others

Panel discussion - BATTERY METALS

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Battery metals: overview of the market in Russia and CIS, development prospects in connection with world trends. Can Russia and CIS participate in Battery rush?

Close of Conference

5:30 PM

*Complimentary for MMSteelClub Platinum & Gold Members and subject to terms and conditions, Pre-Registration Required

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