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How the Steel Market Works Training and Hedging Workshop: Pittsburgh

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Training: June 14-15, 2017 • Post-Training Workshop: June 16, 2017
Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh-Downtown • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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S&P Global Platts brings you the most comprehensive “go-to class” industry training covering the steel market you’ll find anywhere. This live, interactive training is led by industry experts with rolled-up-sleeves experience in the steel industry. From the raw materials used to make iron, to the fundamentals of making liquid steel, steel products, consumption, recycling, secondary markets, international trade and trade laws, pricing, hedging, buying and selling – our experts cover it all. Be prepared to bring your questions – you’ll have plenty of opportunities to draw on the experience and knowledge of our steel market veterans.


The two-day Training Class curriculum includes these top-line topics:


  • Raw materials: where are they, who uses them and how
  • Making steel: the basics at the mill — Blast Furnace, BOF, and EAF
  • Casting, rolling, coating and alloying
  • Understanding the characteristics of the steel you buy
  • A comparison of the economics of making steel throughout the world
  • Steel's primary end use markets and market consumption forecast modeling
  • Macro view of global markets
  • How steel buys are conducted and structured
  • Hedging and price risk management tools for steel
  • The dynamics of international steel trading
  • The effects and use of international trade law
  • You’ll even bend some steel as part of your class experience
  • Thorough Q&A with the experts


The one-day Hedging Workshop curriculum includes these top-line topics:


  • What is price risk management
  • Updates on the increasing use of hedging in steel markets
  • What tools are available for managing risk in the steel market
  • Hedging vs. Speculation
  • Risks and Benefits
  • The role of indexes
  • The role of exchanges
  • Hands-on hedging exercises
  • Thorough Q&A with the experts


Both events offer great opportunities to learn, grow, and network. Attend one or attend both.


Who Attends


Courses are intended for market newcomers AND experienced professionals wanting to refine their approach.


Attendees at both the training and the workshop include CEO’s, Directors, Vice Presidents, and Managers, in roles like Purchasing, Procurement, Sales, Business and Market Development, Planning, Logistics, Finance, Analysis, Product Management, and more.


This class size is limited, so register early to reserve your seat. If your company would like to send more than one person, we offer a team discount.


Trainers and Workshop Presenters


Our experts have an average of over 20 years apiece worth of steel industry experience. To learn more about their backgrounds and qualifications, visit Trainers.

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Like what you see but this session doesn’t fit into your schedule?


We add new cities and dates throughout the year. Visit the Global Metals Training and Hedging Workshops website, or contact the Head of Global Training, Preston Gibson at +1 412-431-1765 or preston.gibson@spglobal.com to learn about available options.


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Past Attendees Say It Best

The title of the workshop "How the Steel Markets Works" truly reflected the content. Great choice of speakers. They did an excellent job in outlining the whole value chain of steel. The well balanced combination of technical and commercial aspects is an asset.

-Friedhelm Grobler, MEC Metal Exchange International GmbH



Earn Credit Hours

Certified purchasing management professionals are eligible to earn Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Continuing Education Hours toward recertification










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