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Dear colleagues and friends,

we are glad to invite you to the METAL-FORUM of UKRAINE 2008, the annual meeting of metal producers, metal traders, metal consumers, and representatives of the metallurgy and metal related industries. The Forum presents a complete spectrum of interests of companies and organizations involved in mining, metallurgical, foundry and all related industries.

Metal-Forum of Ukraine, the traditional business meeting of Ukraine's metal market operators, will take place from October 23 to 24, 2008, in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine.

The Metal-Forum is organized by joint efforts of the state-owned Research and Information Center of Ukraine Derzhzovnishinform (DZI), Metallurgprom Union, the Ukrainian Association of Metal Traders, and Infor-Metal LLC, and is supported by the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine. The leading Ukrainian enterprises such as ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih, Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol, Zaporizhstal, and the Ukrainian Metallurgical Company are the traditional partners of the Metal-Forum of Ukraine.

In the frame of Metal-Forum of Ukraine 2008 the 6th Specialized Exhibition for Metallurgy and Metal will take place. 13 regions of Ukraine were represented at the last year's exhibition. The number of the Metal-Forum 2007 exhibitors increased by 30%, while some 20% of the exhibitors came from abroad.

Diversification of the conference program 2007 was a success. Therefore the 7th Conference Forum "Metal 2008: Management, Production, Trade, and Consumption" will include all five conferences of last year: Conference A "Current Development Problems in the Ukrainian Mining & Metallurgical Industry", Conference B "The Raw Materials Base of the Metallurgical Complex: The Current State and Outlooks", Conference C "Domestic Market of Metal Products: Current Situation, Development Problems, and Prospects", Conference D "Innovative Technologies and Equipment for Mining and Metallurgical Industry", Conference E "Up-to-date Technologies in Hardware Production", organized by magazine Metiz with support of the International Wire & Machinery Association IWMA.

At the Metal-Forum of Ukraine 2008 with the exhibition, conferences, round table discussions, presentations, and other events, exhibitors, conference participants, as well as visitors will have again a great opportunity to exchange ideas and to find new business partners.

We are very glad to see the growing interest in Metal-Forum of Ukraine.

In 2007 representatives from 280 companies involved in metal business from 21 countries took part in the Metal-Forum of Ukraine. Beside the participation of national and international metallurgical giants such as ArcelorMittal, ThyssenKrupp, Peiner Traeger, Salzgitter Mannesmann, voestalpine, Metinvest Holding, Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol, Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, Azovstal, Ukrainian Metallurgical Company, and Zaporizhstal, several representatives of the Ukrainian industrial associations, leading consulting companies, scientific institutes of the National Science Academy of Ukraine participated in the Metal-Forum of Ukraine 2007. The attendance of official representatives of the Ukrainian Ministries of Economy, Industrial Policy, Environmental Protection, and Transport, other state bodies, aswell as foreign Embassies and Organizations emphasized the importance of the Metal-Forum of Ukraine.

More than 4,000 specialists visited last years Metal-Forum. As usual there was a very high number of visitors with top-level decision-making powers. 48% of the Forum visitors came from top management and 25% from middle-level management. The trade visitors were particularly interested in ferrous and non-ferrous metal products (21%), raw and auxiliary materials for metal production (20%), metal trade and metal services (19%), equipment and technologies (17%), innovations, environment and energy saving (6%).

For the 4th time the All-Ukrainian Contest Metal-Progress will be held April 15 - October 1, 2008. The results of the Contest will be announced during the opening ceremony of the Metal-Forum of Ukraine 2008 by three nominations: "Best production innovation", "Best new product of the year", and "Best publication about new products and innovations".

We are glad to welcome participants of the previous meetings and new participants at the Metal-Forum 2008, the best platform for discussion and business contact in the Ukrainian metal & metallurgical sector.

Best regards,


ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih
Strategic Partner of
Metal-Forum of Ukraine 2008

Siemens VAI
International Partner of
Metal-Forum of Ukraine 2008

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