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Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (ILAFA) Present the Latin American Iron and Steel Congress 2010
Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (ILAFA) Present the Latin American Iron and Steel Congress 2010
Sydney, Oct 15, 2010 AEST (ABN Newswire) - The Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (ILAFA) are proud to present the Latin American Iron and Steel Congress 2010, from the 24th-26th of October. The Congress will be held at the Hilton Hotel Buenos Aires between 9am and 4pm, with city tours and location visits to see and a beautiful luncheon at the Coleccion Restaurant which specialises in Mediterranean cuisine. After the event people can enjoy the city of Buenos Aires and its hot tourist spots such as the Buenos Aires City Tour, Fortabat Museum and Colon Theatre and a visit to the PROA Foundation.

The Congress will hold a flurry of panellists and speakers from the World Steel industry, such as Keynote Speaker Paolo Rocco, the President and CEO of Organizacion Techint (Argentina) and Ian Christmas, Director General of World Steel Association (Belgium). The Congress will run 5 Panels with panellists speaking on issues of Steel Trade in the Current World Context, Transport and Raw Materials for the Steel Industry, Post-Crisis Global Economy, Steel Sustainability and Regional Steel Markets.

Coordinators and Panellists include:

- Arturo Tomas Acevedo, President and CEO, Acindar Grupo ArcelorMittal (Argentina)

- Peter Marcus, Managing Partner, World Steel Dynamics (USA)

- Joachim Schroeder, CEO, Research & Consulting Group AG (Switzerland)

- Sigurd Mareels, Director, Mckinsey & Company (Belgium)

- Neil J. Bristow, Principle/Managing Consultant, H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd (Australia)

- Claudio Alves, Director of Iron Ore and Pellets Sales - Americas and Commercial Vale (Brazil)

- Nick Rowton-Lee, Director, Howe Robinson Shipbrokers Ltd. (UK)

- Prem Chapekhar, Senior Consultant, Steel Raw Materials, CRU Group (UK)

- Daniel Novehil, CEO, Ternium (NYSE:TX)(Argentina)

- Arturo Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State (USA)(invited)

- Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University (USA)

- Richard McLaughlin, Director, Hatch Group (USA)

- Carl Perry, Regional Manager - Europe and Africa, BlueScope Steel (UK)

- Benjamin Baptista Filho, Vice President, Flat Carbon, South America, ArcelorMittal Tubarao (AMS:MT) (NYSE:MT), Acos Planos (Brazil)

- Loren Brandt, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Toronto (Canada)

- Gordon Moffat, Director General European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries (Eurofer)(Belgium)

- Hajime Bada, President and CEO, JFE Holdings inc. (TYO:5411) (PINK:JFEEY) (Japan)

- Andre Gerdau Johannpeter, President and CEO, Gerdau (SAO:GGBR4) (NYSE:GGB) (Brazil)

Dress Code:

During the Congress, business suit (jacket and tie). Informal wear is recommended for sightseeing and spare time and sweater or lights sports coat for the evenings.

Who May Participate:

- Active Members
- Honorary Members
- Associate Members
- Observers

Some companies Exhibiting/Attending are:

- ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT)
- Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA (LIN:CORAREI1) (LIN:CORAREC1)
- Gerdau SA (SAO:GGBR4) (NYSE:GGB)
- JFE Holdings, Inc.(TYO:5411) (PINK:JFEEY)
- Mecalux SA Mecalux ORD SHS (LI:0F9Y)
- Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (TYO:8031) (NASDAQ:MITSY)
- Natixis SA (EPA:KN) (PINK:NTXFY)
- Nippon Steel Corporation (TYO:5401) (PINK:NISTY)
- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL)
- Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE)
- POSCO (SEO:005490) (NYSE:PKX) (TYO:5412)
- Salzgitter AG (ETR:SZG) (PINK:SZGPY)
- Schmolz and Bickenbach (SWF:STLN) (ETR:SSN)
- SGL Carbon AG (ETR:SGL)
- Tata Steel Limited (BOM:500470)
- TBS International plc (NASDAQ:TBSI)
- Tenaris S.A. (BIT:TEN) (NYSE:TS)
- Ternium S.A. (NYSE:TX)

For more information please visit the ILAFA website at:

About Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (ILAFA)

The Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (ILAFA), a civil non-profit organization, was founded in 1959 in Santiago de Chile, after Latin American steel entrepreneurs and industrialists gathered motivated by the strong desire of regional integration. It is recognized as an International Non-Governmental Organization by the Government of the Republic of Chile, venue of its General Secretariat, and as an Organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations.



Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (ILAFA)
Santiago - CHILE
Tel: (56-2) 233-0545
Fax: (56-2) 233-0768

Related Companies

Vale S.A.             
Ternium SA          
Tenaris SA          
TBS International plc          
Tata Steel Limited             
SGL Carbon AG          
Schmolz and Bickenbach AG          
Salzgitter AG          
Nucor Corporation          
Noble Energy, Inc          
Nippon Steel Corporation           
Natixis SA          
Mitsui and Co., Ltd          
Mecalux SA          
Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (ILAFA)          
JFE Holdings           
Gerdau SA          
Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA          
CAP S.A.          

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