The Steel Industry In 2022:

Managing Risks And Supply Chains In A Complex And Ever-Changing World

14th December 2021

Past Event Overview

The pace of change increased significantly in 2021, with the steel industry facing unprecedented risks that required active management on many fronts. Everything from political, and economic pressures to COVID related issues, supply chain challenges and mill allocations, to name just a few.

This final webinar for the year, brough five industry experts together to answer the big questions facing Members in 2022. Questions such as:

  • How to forecast for growth in this challenging market
  • Identifying key areas for growth and risk reduction
  • How to ensure your business is robust in 2022 and including where to focus to ensure growth next year


Members heard from a diverse panel of specialists from a number of Australia’s leading companies, including:

G2 Ocean: Barry Nelson, discussed managing supply changes. In particular how to plan around a moving target, what to look for and how to manage the unmanageable.

Commonwealth Bank Of Australia: Vivek Dhar  provided detailed insight into steel commodities , expected movements in raw materials and steel supply and demand forecasts. Phil Brown also shared his views on inflation, interest rates and the macro economy expectations for 2022.

GSA Insurance: Charles Galayini covered all things insurance including general risks and expected trends for 2022.

Corrs Chambers Westgath: Ben Davidson explored the issue of managing legal and contract risks in 2022. This includes all aspects of risk management and what is in store for the management of contract risks, with major infrastructure spending at all-time highs.


Event Speakers

Vivek Dhar

Vivek Dhar

Director – Mining and Energy Commodities Research, Commonwealth Bank

Vivek is a global commodity expert, with a grounding in fundamental analysis. He specialise in bulk commodities, metals and oil, and has also branched out to Australian gas and electricity markets. Vivek has a have a background in equities research, but have more recently looked at commodities from an economic research lens.

Charles Galayini

Charles Galayini

Head of Business Development, GSA

Charles is the Head of Business Development at GSA Insurance Brokers. Charles works across all classes of insurance, helping business Owners, Directors and Executives understand risk within their business, and how their insurance program protects them against financial and reputational loss. He has 15 years industry experience, and he and his team work across a wide range of industries, specialising in supporting Family Businesses, private companies and ASX listed businesses who see insurance as more than just a cost, but as a vehicle to protect their business and help them grow with peace of mind.

Barry Nelson

Barry Nelson

GM Shipping, G2 Ocean

Philip Brown

Philip Brown

Senior Fixed Income Strategist, International Banking and Markets, CBA

Philip’s daily role involves researching the developments in interest rate markets. To do this he analyses global trends in economic and financial markets. He has worked for CBA for more than 10 years, having previously held similar roles at Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. He has also spent time working for the Public Service in Canberra.
Ben Davidson

Ben Davidson

Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Ben advises on legal strategy, dispute resolution and managing high risk environments. He has expertise in major infrastructure and construction projects, investigations, prosecutions and Royal Commissions, environmental compliance and regulation, and Public Private Partnerships.

Ben helps his clients to manage risk, negotiations, disputes and inquiries. He operates across all jurisdictions and for a range of industries as well as government.