Platts training courses provide thorough, real-world understanding on domestic and global metals markets. They are presented in a live, interactive setting and designed for immediate practical application.

Our market and technical experts will guide you through the production processes, market dynamics, and entire supply chain structure for either steel or aluminum.

An optional one-day hedging workshop is also offered in conjunction with steel training courses. It is an advanced session on purchasing practices involving hedging and price risk management techniques for steel, iron ore, and scrap.

Whether you need a crash course or need to brush up on the complexities of the steel or aluminum markets, you’ve come to the right place. We offer courses around the globe — check the schedule below for one that best suits you.

2015 Schedule

February 2016

Steel — Tampa, Florida

Feb 16

Hedging and Price Risk Management for Steel Half-Day Workshop

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Hear from the Trainers

Watch our promo videos and get to know some of the trainers and their areas of expertise:

Training Video

How the Steel Market Works

North America

Training Video

How the Steel Market Works


Training Video

How the Aluminum Market Works

North America


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Did You Know?

Customized training for your company is available. 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

North America


Roger Walburn

Don Fosnacht
Univ. of Minnesota

Dave Phelps
AIIS former President

Brad Wolf
Berkeley Research Group

Glenn Kidd
U.S. Steel-retired

Sandy Simon
Sandy Simon Associates

Hedging & Price Risk

Spencer Johnson


Bryan Eagle
Eagle Consultancy

Mark Bodner
MB Consulting

Martin Hartlieb
VIAMI International

Scott Stewart
Black Hawk Resources

Not all trainers are listed. Some trainers may change depending on the course date and location.

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