Monday 05, November
INAUGURATION AND RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY
Lobby Gran Barahona, 2° floor, Convention Center
_11° Alacero Steel Design Contest for Architecture Students 2018
WELCOME RECEPTION HOSTED BY ALACERO
Tuesday 06, November
President of the Colombian Organizing Committee: Carlos Arturo Zuluaga
President of Alacero: Jefferson de Paula
Colombian Authority: Bruce Mac Master
PANEL I | HOW TO MOVE FORWARD IN SUSTAINABILITY AND COMPETITIVENESS?
Marcos Faraco Wahrhaftig. Executive Director, Gerdau
Elisabeth Waelbroeck. Vice President & Chief International Economist, IHS Markit
Topic: Where is the World Economy going?
Juan Carlos Rodado. Chief Advisor, Emerging Markets, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec - CDPQ
Topic: Latin America and the necessary Structural Changes
Theodore Piccone. Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Topic: The Political Landscape of Latin America in 2018 and prospects
PANEL II | THE NEW GLOBAL AND REGIONAL TRADE POLICY
Oscar Iván Zuluaga. Chairman of the Board of Directors ACESCO, Former Presidential Candidate of Colombia
Mario Cimoli. Deputy Executive Secretary, a.i., Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Topic: Weak consensus in globalization and its impact in the region
Gregory J. Spak. Chairman of the International Trade Group, White & Case
Topic: The Challenges of the World Trade System
Jorge Miranda. Lead International Trade Advisor, King & Spalding LLP
Topic: The Challenge of globalization versus China and United States
PANEL III | THE CHALLENGES OF THE STEEL INDUSTRY: FROM CHINA TO HUMAN CAPITAL
Fernando Reitich. Chairman of the Board of Directors, CAP
Matt Ferchen. Carnegie - Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Topic: China - Latin America: a Complex Relationship
Carlos Heredia. Division of International Studies, CIDE
Topic: Industrial policy and the development of the labor force: challenges and opportunities
Rizwan A. Janjua. Head Technology, World Steel Association
Topic: Human Capital and Competitiveness
He joined the steel industry in 2002 and has been involved in process technology, product application, energy, recycling, process yield and maintenance & reliability. He is Head of Technology at World Steel Association and is responsible for leading worldsteel’s activities in the field of technology, manufacturing excellence, expert groups and benchmarking systems.
Is secretary to the worldsteel Technology Committee (TECO) and the Global Technology Innovation Forum, preparing annual review of R&D & technology developments identifying key trends and recommendations for new projects. He is also engaged in the Raw Materials Committee providing technical advice to the Blast Furnace and EAF feed expert groups in raw material quality & processes.
He led steeluniversity, positioning the annual steelChallenge in one of the most emblematic events of worldsteel.
Explanada San Francisco, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias
Wednesday 07, November
PANEL IV | STEEL FROM A CONSUMER PERSPECTIVE
Benjamín Baptista. CEO Flat Carbon South America, ArcelorMittal
Imelda Restrepo de Mitchell. Vice President of Economic Development and Regional Competitivenes
Topic: To recover the growth, the challenge for the Colombian economy and Latin America
Alberto Robles Sendin. Vicepresident for Latin America, AIRBUS
Topic: The Aeronautics Value Chain
Fernando Agudelo. President-Director, General Motors South America West
Topic: A View From the Automotive Sector
Throughout his career within the company, Fernando has been known for his excellent commercial skills and significant leadership experience in Operations such as Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, and Venezuela. In his previous position as president of GM Central, (Chile, Perú, Uruguay, Paraguay y Bolivia) he consolidated commercial, product and business strategies in highly competitive markets.
Born in Colombia, Fernando is an Industrial Engineer from the Universidad de los Andes and holds an MBA from the Inalde, as well as a degree in Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
He began his career at General Motors as an intern in 1996 and has since been known for consistently delivering positive results and for his leadership style, based on building effective teams with excellent interpersonal relationships.
PANEL V | THE STEEL MARKET: THE CHALLENGE OF SUSTAINED GROWTH
First Section: Global Steel Market
Máximo Vedoya. CEO, Ternium
Alex Griffiths. Senior Research Analyst, Wood Mackenzie
Topic: The Global Steel Market in the Next Five Years
Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Alex worked as a steel and iron ore technical marketing analyst for a business intelligence group. Alex also spent seven years working for an iron ore mining company as their in-house Development Geologist. Before entering the industry, he worked as a teacher of Physics.
Since joining Wood Mackenzie he has worked on steel end use demand models, focusing on global finished steel consumption by the construction, automotive, and other steel-consuming sectors.
Alex also contributes towards the delivery and development of Wood Mackenzie's iron ore market service.
Alex holds an MBA and a BSc, as well as a Post Graduate Certificate of Geostatistics.
Julien Hall. Regional Metals Content Director - Asia, S&P Global Platts
Topic: Raw Materials and Competitiveness
Second Section: Latin American Market
Máximo Vedoya. CEO, Ternium
Alfonso Salazar. Director Scotiabank, Sector Minería & Acero
Topic: The Current Latin American Steel Market Situation and Perspectives
He is a civil engineer from the National University of Mexico and received a master's degree in financial sciences from the University of British Columbia in Canada.
Víctor Rodríguez. Senior Consultant, Steel and Raw Materials, CRU Group
Topic: The Competitiveness of the Steel Industry in Latin America