NiCoMo 2013
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12 - 13 Mar 2013
London, United Kingdom
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Tuesday, 12 March - Glaziers Hall

17:30 Registration Desk Opens 
18:30 Cocktail Reception (ends 20.30)


Wednesday, 13 March - Glaziers Hall

08:30 Registration Desk Opens - Networking Tea and Coffee
08:50 Welcome to NiCoMo 2013
Nigel Tunna, Managing Director, Metal-Pages

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Sustaining Growth as the West Arrives at the Demographic Cliff

  • Demographics drive demand, and the BabyBoomers have driven a commodities supercycle
  • Now they are spending less and saving more as they approach retirement
  • The world is thus facing an L-shaped economy recovery
  • Smart companies will instead find growth in new ways
Paul Hodges, Chairman, International EChem, U.K.


  • Operations Overview
  • 2013 Production Forecast/Outlook
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
  • Environment and Sustainability Initiatives

John L. Hennig, Director, Metals Marketing, Ambatovy, Madagascar


Really, It’s Not Our Fault: Current Challenges To Molybdenum Demand Growth and a Serious Case For Future Optimism 

  • Steel: Still Climbing Back
  • Economic Policy: We’re Getting Somewhere... In Some Places
  • Moly Supply-Demand: Let’s Get Sensitive
  • A Serious Case For Future Optimism
Kevin Pritchett, Head of Molybdenum Sales & Marketing, KGHM International Ltd., Canada
10:30 Networking Refreshment Break
11:00 Challenges Facing the Ferrochrome Industry
Mark Midgley, VP, Strategy and Development, ENRC Marketing AG, Switzerland

A Look Ahead: Our panel of experts debate the recovery of nickel, cobalt, molybdenum and ferro-chrome

Robert Baylis, Managing Director, Roskill, U.K.
Kevin Pritchett, Head of Molybdenum Sales & Marketing KGHM International Ltd., Canada
Chris Evans, Head of Business Development, The London Metal Exchange, U.K.

Chaired by Nigel Tunna, Metal-Pages

12:10 Networking Lunch
13:45 Adapting the Online Exchange to Physical Metal Trading
Norman Shapiro, Managing Director, Metal-Lynx, U.S.A.

Molybdenum Market Outlook: Will 2013 be any different?

  • Economic and Steel Market Review
  • Chinese Supply Response to Low Prices
  • Financing Update on Pipeline Projects
  • Molybdenum Price and Market Outlook

Catherine Virga, Director of Research, CPM Group, U.S.A.


The Medium Term Outlook for Cobalt and Nickel


  • The market is focused on macroeconomic events while short-term fundamentals remain poor
  • Demand: Chinese consumption growth; ban on ore exports in Indonesia
  • The importance of nickel pig iron production


  • Demand exhibits robust long term patterns
  • Cobalt use benefits from growing end uses
  • Supply side: aggressive expansion with more capacity in the medium term
  • Developments in the LME cobalt contract

Panos Kotseras, Senior Consultant - Nickel, Stainless Steel and Special Alloys, CRU Group, U.K.

15:15 Networking Refreshment Break
15:45 Effects of MoNi on Stainless Steel Scrap
Anil Shah, CEO, Ni-Met Metals and Minerals, Inc, Canada
16:15 An Investor’s View of the Nickel Market
Austin Brown, Portfolio Manager, U.K.

Long Term Outlook for Stainless Steels – A Nightmare Scenario for the Ferroalloys Industry?

  • Status quo 2013
  • Short term outlook
  • Megatrends and their impact on the long term outlook
  • Nickel pig iron – a game changer
  • Rising scrap availability
  • Outlook to 2040

Markus A.Moll, Managing Director, Steel and Metals Market Research, Austria

17:15 Closing Remarks Followed by a Networking Cocktail Reception