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Meet Our Speakers

Tuesday, September 17

Session I: Keynote Panel: Digitalization & Artificial Intelligence


Antonio Gayo

Acerinox S.A.

Head of Digital Transformation


Tim Milde

XOM Materials GmbH
Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Gingell


General Manager


Session II: End Use


Angel Ramirez

Faurecia Clean Mobility

Global Commodity Director, Steel, Tube and Welding Wire

Bill Zahner

A. Zahner Company

CEO and President

Pascal Heckmann

Eberspächer Exhaust Technology
Director, Global Supply Chain Managment - Commodity Raw Material

Fireside Chat


Bernardo Velázquez




Maciej Gwozdz


President - Business Area Europe


Pratik Shah

Chromeni Steels (Tsingshan JV in India)




Wednesday, September 18

Session III: Raw Materials - Chrome


Robert Messmer

SMR Steel & Metals Market Research

Market Analyst

Session IV: Raw Materials - Nickel


Barry Jackson

Anglo American Marketing

Business Intelligence Manager – Nickel

Frank Ehrenberg


Senior Vice President Raw Materials

Session V: Other Raw Materials


Filipe Costa

Cronimet Envirotec




Tobias Kämmer

Oryx Stainless


Session VI: Technology Panel


Stefano Negri

Condoroil Stainless Srl

Head of Sales

Mariano de Bernardi

McGRATH Global Limited

Senior Chief Analyst and Partner

Paul Vanvuchelen

OM Partners

Director Customer Solutions


Thursday, September 19

Session VII: Stainless & Special Steel Long Products


Dennis Oates

Universal Stainless and Alloy Products

President & CEO

Markus Moll

SMR - Steel and Metals Market Research

Managing Director

Jean-Christophe Chassaigne

Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes

Managing Director


Aleš Falatov

SIJ Group

Head of Marketing

Benedikt Blitz

SMR Premium - High Value Metals Market Research 

Managing Director

John Kwon

SMR - Steel and Metals Market Research

Vice President

Fireside Chat


Roberto Marzorati

Roberto Marzorati

Vice President

Jesus Esmoris

Tubacex S.A.


Thorsten Studemund

Voss Group Europe