Fairly new or experienced, rookie or veteran, an S&P Global Platts metal training class may be just right for you. Our seasoned team of market and technical experts guide you through raw materials, primary production stages, mill product classifications, global and domestic market dynamics, end-use consumers, trade legalities, and purchasing practices—all wrapped around the economics of doing business in the aluminum or steel industries.
Compact, concise, and comprehensive, the two-day training class will give you a systematic understanding of the entire supply chain for the steel or aluminum markets.
The training class is lively and interactive and a great way to experience diverse perspectives from the other attendees. You’ll take home practical actionable items you can put to good use right away.
The one-day hedging workshop is a deep dive into purchasing practices using financial instruments on the futures market for steel or aluminum. With practical step 1, step 2, step 3 hedging and price risk management exercises, you will master the theory, the practicality, and the math for a thorough understanding of how you can make the futures market work for you and your balance sheet. And you’ll have fun too.
Price Risk Management in Steel: Executive Level Workshop (March 14)
The Workshop will be held after the Platts 13th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference. You may register separately for the workshop, or attend both events and save with a discount pricing package.
Aluminum Hedging and Price Risk Management Workshop (January 17)
The Workshop will be held after the Platts Aluminum Symposium 2017. You may register separately for the workshop, or attend both events and save with a discount pricing package.
How the Aluminum Market Works Training (May 23-24)
Hedging Workshop for Aluminum (May 25)
Platts offers several types of discounts to attend, including:
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Additional Training Solutions
Platts is happy to create customized live online or in-person courses to be held in your area, for your people, on your schedule—and all within your budget. To inquire, please contact:
Preston L. Gibson at:
Tel: +1 412-431-1765
Earn Credit Hours
Certified purchasing management professionals are eligible to earn Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Continuing Education Hours toward recertification. Both the Training Course and the Hedging Workshop qualify.
Roster of Trainers
University of Minnesota
AIIS (former President)
Berkeley Research Group
U.S. Steel (Retired)
Sandy Simon Associates
Hedging & Price Risk
Black Hawk Resources
Not all trainers are listed. Some trainers may change depending on the course date and location.
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