Shape the future of your industry at ASSDAs 21st national stainless steel conference

9 and 10 October 2014
Hilton Surfers Paradise
Gold Coast, Australia

Less than 4 weeks to go until PacRim Stainless 2014, the premier annual event bring together Australia’s stainless steel industry and colleagues from abroad in an exclusive networking environment.

Featuring informative speaker sessions and unparalleled networking opportunities, delegates will gain unrivalled insights about the industry, learn from release case studies and engage with major stainless steel players.


This year’s theme – Catching the next wave – will explore emerging challenges and opportunities for innovation and growth in an increasingly competitive market. Two half-day conference sessions will discuss:

A global and local view of the stainless steel industry

Economic challenges and opportunities for market growth

Gaining traction and market share amongst global competition

Forward thinking, collaboration and innovation for a long-term sustainable industry

A half-day educational seminar supported by Engineers Australia – Stainless 201 – will be presented prior to the Day 1 conference sessions on Thursday 9 October.

PacRim Stainless also offers an extensive social program with two Happy Hours, Thursday night Gala Dinner themed 21 again: Celebrating 21 years of PacRim Stainless, annual 2-ball Golf Ambrose and Friday night Farewell Dinner.


PacRim Stainless 2014 offers a phenomenal lineup of speakers from around the corner, around the country and around the world.
• Gerhard Pariser, Market Research Director, Heinz. H Pariser
• Doug McTaggart, Economist, Advisor and former Chief Executive of QIC
• Juerg Schweizer, Managing Director, Stainless Structurals Asia
• Sami Packalen, Marketing Director, Stalatube Oy
• Veronique Steukers, Director of Global Affairs & Advocacy, Nickel Institute
• Fausto Capelli, Managing Director, Centro Inox
• Geoff Matheson, Principal, McKays Solicitors
• Peter Shaw, Industry Director – Highways & Structures, AECOM Australia
• Lee Kremer, President, Stellar Solutions
• Greg Childs, Queensland Manager, Valbruna Australia
• Gerard Mulcahy, Managing Director, MME Surface Finishing
• Richard Matheson, Executive Director, ASSDA


Please visit to register today for PacRim Stainless 2014. Alternatively, please contact Lissel Port on or +61 7 3220 0722.


Back by popular demand, the Gold Coast will once again host ASSDA’s annual conference, this year at the Hilton Surfers Paradise ( The Gold Coast offers a wealth of family-friendly activities and attractions, and entertainment, world-class dining and surf beaches are only a stone’s throw away from the hotel.

A block of King Hilton Guest Rooms at a discounted rate of $189 per night have been reserved for PacRim Stainless delegates, and this rate is available three days pre- and three days post-conference. Please note, this special room rate will only be available until 24 September, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Secure and book your conference accommodation using the following link:

PacRim Stainless 2014 is proudly sponsored by Amity Pacific, Atlas Steels, Austral Wright Metals, Dalsteel Metals, Oliveri and Sandvik.

Published 18/09/2014 11:01:12 Last Modified 18/09/2014 11:06:46

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