How is the Mexican steel industry recovering from the crisis and what’s ahead…

The 3rd Mexican Steel Conference brings together once again the top steel industry specialists and market players to address the recent trends of the steel industry, evaluate to what extent the steel industry has recovered, and what lies ahead for the market.

This conference offers a quality program and the insight of HARBOR intelligence, which is the leading steel consultancy firm for the Mexican steel market.

Reasons why it is essential to attend to this conference:

Gain the latest intelligence on the key issues driving the Mexican steel industry from the leading industry analysts, market players, and economists.
Learn about HARBOR´s market outlook for flat and long steel in Mexico for 2011.
Have an excellent networking opportunity.
Learn about how recent economic events transformed the Mexican steel industry (consumption, production, imports, exports).
Obtain the consumption outlook for flat and long steel in Mexico for 2011.
Know about the latest trends in steelmaking costs and its impact in the steel price.
Hear about the investment plans in the Mexican steel industry.
Learn about the fundamentals of the Mexican steel market from the end-user point of view.
Acquire knowledge about the economic environment and exchange rate in Mexico for next year.

New: Includes Steel Futures and Price Hedging Workshop

-How do steel futures work?
-NYMEX vs. LME vs. OTC – Financial vs. Deliverable vs. Swap.
-What does all this mean for us, our customers, and our competitors?
-The 3 requirements for every company for managing steel futures and hedging.
-Planning a successful hedging strategy.
-How to execute hedging through the steel futures market.

Main topics:

1 Flat steel market trends in Mexico, analyzing supply and demand fundamentals.
2 Steel making inputs; how recent dynamics has impacted mills' production costs.
3 Flat and long steel demand, supply and price forecasts 2010-2011.
4 Long steel market evolution in Mexico...will construction finally recover?
5 Outlook for the Mexican economic environment: dynamics for 2011 and what we can expect for the peso.
6 Mexican steel industry trade insights: imports and exports of steel.
7 Have end-users recovered from the crisis, or does real demand did never rebounded?
8 Investment plans in the steel industry.

The Mexican Steel Conference 2010 is designed for:

 Purchasing Managers
 Sales Executives
 Risk Managers
Scrap Purchasing & Sales
Industry Analysts 
Investment Strategists
 Strategic Business Planners
Industry Association Members
Government Agencies

Experience 2 days of:

* Valuable networking & interaction with key players of the industry.

* Open debate on the factors that will shape the market & price outlook.

* Pragmatic buying strategies.

* An specialized insight on the Mexican steel market.