Monday 17th October
17.30 Registration opens for all the attendees
19.00 Welcome Reception
Tuesday 16th October
07:30 Registration and morning coffee
09:00 Opening remarks from the chair
Malcolm Shelbourne, CEO, INTERCEM - UK
09:10 Welcome Address
Representative of the State of Florida - USA
09:30 State of the Cement Industry in the US from its Association’s Perspective
The only thing constant is change, which is occurring rapidly in the US cement industry. PCA has been the association for America’s cement manufacturers for over 100 years and understands it must be more effective and efficient in addressing core issues. This includes forming stronger relationships with allied associations. Ireland will address the challenges and opportunities the association faces (and how PCA is strategically aligning its resources to address them.
Michael Ireland, President and CEO, PCA - USA
10:00 Global cement outlook and forecast: 2018- 2020
- Presentation of the global supply-demand scenario and the main strategic challenges faced by the World cement industry
- An update with the latest 2018 cement statistics that have been monitored
- Regional capacity additions and demand forecasts based on leading indicators
- Global surplus/deficit scenario to assess the global cement export-import balance for the next three years
Yassine Touahri, Managing Partner, On Field Investment Research - UK
10:30 The U.S. Cement Economy
Hendrik G. van Oss, Cement Commodity Specialist, US Geological Survey - USA
11:00 Morning networking coffee hosted by Royal White Cement
11:45 USA demographics and needs for the next 20 years
Colin Sutherland, President, SC Market Analytics-USA
12:05 Riding the next wave of mega capital projects
Which are the six main themes that centre on why mega projects have not been successful in the past and how to build upon lessons learned for the next wave of projects being built in the US marketplace? An overview of technical issues, including risk, execution strategy and organizational alignment and real-life case studies.
Mark A. Smith, Managing Director, Deloitte Advisory - USA
12:15 Florida’s landscape and its evolution: Past, present and future
12:50 Managing your export pricing and sales under the current US Administration’s anti-dumping policies (Panel)
Our experts will analyse market pricing and sales to comply with anti-dumping laws within the US. This becomes a crucial part of companies’ business models as imports are increasing prices and pressure grows on market pricing in the US.
The panel will also discuss what Department of Commerce does in anti-dumping cases, what market and sales data it reviews, and how it establishes the margin of dumping.
Marc C Hebert, Partner, Jones Walker LLP – USA
Michael Diminich, Owner, Trade Compliance Services LLC
Alice Hyde, Independent Consultant
13:15 Lunch and networking break
14:45 Who’s who in North American cement imports!?
- Overview of global developments in world trade of cement, clinker and cementious materials and the consequences for North American imports.
- Overview of the North American cement market (US and Canada) in respect to:
- New import operations and terminal expansions in North America.
Ad Ligthart, Partner, Cement Distribution Consultants– THE NETHERLANDS
15:15 Drybulk freight outlook
- Overview of 2018 Dry Bulk market, analysis of fleet and world trade developments
- Forecast for 2019 Dry Bulk levels as the IMO regulations on Ballast Water Treatment and Global Sulphur Cap in Bunker Fuel come into focus
- Pneumatic Cement Carriers in the Americas, current deployment and trade routes
Simon Cox, Partner, Howe Robinson – UK
15:45 Afternoon networking coffee hosted by ZAG International
16:15 Colombia’s Active Cement Industry – A Contractor’s Perspective (Panel)
- The expansion of Colombia’s cement market
- Two approaches for satisfying Colombia’s expanding demand
- A grinding plant for clinker being imported through Barranquilla
- EcoCemento’s new greenfield cement Plant in Antioquia
Mike Hunter, Partner, Domtec - USA
17:15 Final remarks from the chair
17:20 End of INTERCEM Americas day 1 and networking drinks hosted by FLSmdth
20:00 INTERCEM Americas Dinner
Wednesday 17th October
09:00 Registration and morning coffee
09:30 Opening remarks from the chair
Malcolm Shelbourne, CEO, INTERCEM - UK
09:45 Regulatory Developments on Iron and Steel Slag Utilisation in the United States Summary
Over the last decade the utilisation of Iron and Steel slag in the United States has faced increasing regulatory challenges due to environmental statutes that treat these products as waste.
The increased obstacles primarily stem from a lack of understanding or forgotten history behind the use of these products.
This presentation discusses the success of these efforts and the challenges that had to be overcome to achieve the stated objective of designation Iron and Steel slags as Products in the United States.
Charles Ochola, Chairman, National Slag Association - USA
10:45 Circular economy: a way to enhance the performance of the cement sector through its value chain
Philippe Fonta, Managing Director, CSI - SWITZERLAND
11:15 Morning networking coffee hosted by Royal White Cement
12:00 A Single Source of Truth, the Power of an Integrated Platform in the Digital Age
As digital transformation reshapes the market, organizations across all industries are seeking the right tools to mitigate risk and safeguard long-term success. While the rising tide of technology offers countless opportunities to drive speed, transparency, and accuracy throughout the commodity deal chain, it is important to implement these tools as part of a larger strategy, not simply for the sake of technology itself. An integrated platform, fuelled by best-of-breed partnerships, intentionally leverages digital tools to provide a single version of the truth, streamlining your workflow and transforming your business for the digital age.
Per Ostman, Director of Marketing, Veson - USA
12:30 Turkey’s role as a supplier for the USA and expectations for 2019
- Turkey’s role in providing cement, clinker and additives such as fly ash, granulated slag and slag to US
- Should producers prepare themselves with Low Alcali ASTM cement for the US market; and Turkey as a supplier of low alkali Astm
- What will the price tendency be in 2019?
- Where are freights heading?
Feyyaz Ünal, Executive Member of the Board, Batıçim - TURKEY
13:00 Lunch and networking break
14:30 Outlook on the Latin American market
15:00 Economic outlook in Mexico
15:30 The Andean region development
South America is a region in which infrastructure projects have much room for development, and the governments of the different countries have expressed their interest in developing such initiatives both publicly and in partnerships with the private sector. The cement industry plays an important role in these new ventures, for which this presentation aims to analyse the short and medium-term impact of these new forces on the cement market in various countries and the opportunities and challenges for cement companies that operate in this region.
Luis Ramos, Senior Equity Analyst, Larrainval - COLOMBIA
16:00 Afternoon networking coffee
16:30 Barbados and the Caribbean outlook
Zoe Manning, CEO, Construction Caribbean – BARBADOS
17:00 Case study: Brazil
17:30 Potential from Asian markets
18:00 Closing remarks form the chair and end of INTERCEM Americas conference