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Conference Forum 2009

8th International Conference Forum
      "Metal-2009: Management, Production, Trade, and Consumption"

Date: June 30, 2009

Venue: Premier Palace Hotel, 5-7 Shevchenko Blvd., Kiev

Ukraine's metallurgy means 30% of GDP, and up to 40% of currency earnings come from export of metallurgical products as the Ukrainian mining and metallurgical complex has been hit heavily by the global crisis, the strategies of effective and coordinated response to economic downturn will dominate the Conference agenda this year.

Topics of the Conference Forum

Macroeconomic overview. The outlooks for crisis-weathering global and Ukraine's economies.

Situation in the financial sector. Systems of real business crediting in Ukraine and globally. Market behaviour. New system of financial relationship.

Ukraine's positioning and outlooks at the world steel market Ukrainian scenario of steel market crisis. Effective transformation technologies. Post-crisis horizons.
- Market balance
- Price realities
- Costs optimization
- Anti-crisis technologies

State response to the crisis in the Ukrainian industry: anti-crisis stimulus measures.
- Effects, impact, and opportunities
- New support programs
- Infrastructure projects

Worldwide experience of steel-consuming industries stimulus policy
- Overview of anti-crisis practices
- Consumption stimulus
- Protectionist actions

Innovation and modernization processes in the circumstances of limited financial resources
- Product range refocusing
- Modernization and energy saving. Approaches and technologies
- Priority innovation solutions for the crisis-constrained steel industry

Trends in the costs of raw materials for the iron and steel industry
- Emerging realities of iron-ore, coal, and coke markets
- Steelmaking costs vs. steel raw materials prices
- Talks between the miners and steel firms

Steel trading in Ukraine
- Effects of the crisis
- Steel-trading strategies for steel-consuming industries
- Current market environment

Corporate strategies of steel companies facing the crisis challenges.
The outlooks for economic recovery and consumption revival.

Participation fee

Registration fee - EUR 800 (before May 15) / EUR 950 (after May 15)

Registration fee for two or more delegates - EUR 700 (before May 15) / EUR 850 (after May 15)

Registration fee includes:
1. Basic entry in the Official Forum Catalogue;
2. Conference information package (1 copy of the Catalogue, Forum information materials);
3. Gala-Dinner, lunch, coffee breaks.

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Languages of the Conference Forum:
Simultaneous translation will be provided.

With an intention to deliver report at the Conference, please send the topic and theses by e-mail or fax.

For further questions regarding the participation as speaker or delegate, please feel free to contact us.

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