International Stainless & Special Steel Conference 2021

Date:
Tuesday, September 28 to Thursday, September 30, 2021
Location:
Como, Italy
Venue:
Sheraton Lake Como Hotel
Motto:
Stainless Steel 2021 - Green & Digital

The COVID19 rules according to Italian law will be strictly adhered in order to make sure we all will return home healthy.

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Stainless & Special Steel Conference is back in 2021!

It is time to meet again to discuss the current state of the global stainless & special steel industry. We will gather in Como, Italy, from September 28 - 30, 2021 to discuss all relevant issues that will shape the business in 2022 and beyond.

Network with 150 participants from the entire stainless steel supply chain.


Platimum-Sponsors


Gold-Sponsors


Silver-Sponsors


Bronze-Sponsors


Exhibitor


Supporting Organization

Optional Fieldtrip Marcegaglia
Monday, September 27, 2021
08:30
Gathering in Hotel Lobby
09:00
Bus leaves to Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, Mantova
12:00
Welcome and Registration
12:15
Greetings
Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO, Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A., Italy
Emma Marcegaglia, Vice-Chairman, Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A., Italy
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Site Visit Marcegaglia
15:00
Bus returns to Como
18:00
Networking Welcome Cocktail Reception @ Sheraton Lake Como sponsored by Marcegaglia
Day 1
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
07:00
Registration desk opens
Keynote Panel
Chairman: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
09:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
09:30
Keynote Presentation: Stainless steel outlook: trends and challenges
Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO, Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A., Italy
10:00
Steel and the Sustainability Challenge
Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association, Belgium
10:20
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Additive Manufacturing
Colin Osborne, President & CEO, Samuel, Son & Co., USA
11:20
Panel Discussion: Green & Digital - How is stainless different from carbon?
Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO, Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A., Italy
Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association, Belgium
Sid Sousa, Vice President Stainless Purchasing, Samuel, Son & Co., Canada
12:10
STS Executive of the Year Award
12:40
Networking Lunch
Distribution & End Use
Chairman: Wolfgang Lipp, Vice President, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
14:15
Stainless Steel Applications for a Green and Sustainable Future
Wolfgang Lipp, Vice President, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
14:30
Interviews/discussions with end users
Alessandro Zerbini, Production Manager, Steel Color S.p.A., Italy
Dante O. Benini, Leader Partner and Chairman, Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects, Italy
Giuseppe Toscano, Shareholder, Sales and Technical Manager, Opessi Stefano S.r.l., Italy
Joachim von Schéele, Director Global Commercialization, Linde plc, Germany
Luca Gonzo, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects, Italy
Nicole Kinsman, Technical Director, IMOA - International Molybdenum Association, UK
15:45
Networking Refreshment Break
16:15
Fireside Chat
Chairman: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO, Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A., Italy
Bernardo Velázquez, CEO, Acerinox S.A., Spain
Jürgen Pilarsky, CEO & Managing Director, Cronimet Holding GmbH, Germany
Massimiliano Sacco, CEO, Arinox S.p.A., Italy
Roberto Marzorati, Vice President, Cogne Acciai Speciali S.p.A., Italy
Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO, Aperam, Luxembourg
17:45
End of Day 1
18:00
Networking Boat Trip sponsored by Cronimet
Day 2
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Raw Materials - Clean Stainless with Scrap
Chairman: Robert Messmer, Market Analyst, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
09:00
Chairman’s opening remarks
09:05
Scrap: key solution to green and competitive stainless production
Gerhard Pariser, VP ELG Group Strategy, ELG GmbH, Germany
09:25
Scrap and metallic byproducts - the key elements for greener steel
Filipe Costa, CEO, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH, Germany
09:45
Panel Q&A
Filipe Costa, CEO, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH, Germany
Gerhard Pariser, VP ELG Group Strategy, ELG GmbH, Germany
10:05
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45
Raw Materials - Nickel
Chairman: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
10:45
Trends in sustainably sourcing stainless raw materials
Frank Ehrenberg, Senior Vice President Raw Materials, Outokumpu, Germany
11:00
Nickel - enabling a green and sustainable future
Barry Jackson, Principal Market Intelligence Ni & STS Raw Materials, AngloAmerican Marketing Ltd, United Kingdom
11:15
Nickel Market Outlook
Denis Sharypin, Strategic Marketing Director, Nornickel, Russia
11:30
Approach to Sustainability
Christy Gellert, Senior Market Analyst, Vale Canada Limited, Canada
11:45
Panel Discussion: Nickel
Barry Jackson, Principal Market Intelligence Ni & STS Raw Materials, AngloAmerican Marketing Ltd, United Kingdom
Christy Gellert, Senior Market Analyst, Vale Canada Limited, Canada
Denis Sharypin, Strategic Marketing Director, Nornickel, Russia
Frank Ehrenberg, Senior Vice President Raw Materials, Outokumpu, Germany
Robert Fig, Partner, The Metals Risk Team, United Kingdom
12:30
Networking Lunch
Other Raw Materials
Chairman: Robert Messmer, Market Analyst, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
13:50
Outokumpu Ferrochrome - The Most Sustainable Choice
Petteri Niska, Vice President, Ferrochrome Sales, Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH, Germany
14:05
Chromium markets: a super- cycle, just an uptick or a vicious cycle?
Görkem Kavcak, Market Research Director, Yildirim Group, Turkey
14:20
Chromium market overview H1 2021 - Recovery in a challenging environment
Victor Constant, Market Research Analyst, ICDA - International Chromium Development Association, France
14:35
Molybdenum Market Update
Chris Gnann, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Climax Molybdenum Company, USA
14:50
Panel Discussion
Chris Gnann, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Climax Molybdenum Company, USA
Görkem Kavcak, Market Research Director, Yildirim Group, Turkey
Michael Kendrick, President, Climax Molybdenum Company, USA
Victor Constant, Market Research Analyst, ICDA - International Chromium Development Association, France
15:20
Networking Refreshment Break
Sustainable Mobility (Automotive/Fuel Cells)
Chairman: Wolfgang Lipp, Vice President, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
15:50
Material Needs for E-Mobility
Angel Ramirez, Global Commodity Director, Steel, Tube and Welding Wire, Faurecia Clean Mobility, Germany
16:10
Digital and green automotive, a challenge for stainless steel?
Gianpiero Mastinu, Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
16:30
Panel Discussion
Angel Ramirez, Global Commodity Director, Steel, Tube and Welding Wire, Faurecia Clean Mobility, Germany
Gianpiero Mastinu, Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Massimo Ciommei, Sales & Marketing Manager, Automotive Products, Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A., Italy
Paolo Morelli, COO - CTO, Ansa Tech Srl (SAG Group), Italy
17:15
Wrap up: Whats ahead for Stainless Steel in 2022?
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
17:30
End of Day 2
18:00
Cocktail Reception sponsored by ELG

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence
Chairman: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
09:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
09:05
Digitalization @ Outokumpu: Re-Imaging the stainless steel manufacturing process
Christoph Pawlowski, Director, Manufacturing Industry Solutions - Western Europe, Microsoft, Italy
Stefan Erdmann, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Global Technology and Group Sustainability, Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH, Germany
09:25
Building effective labour relationships in industry 4.0 framework
Francesca Pittau, Salary Partner, Advant-Nctm, Italy
09:45
Digital Steel – State of the art in the Marcegaglia Group
Gianluca Gigli, Quality Director, Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A., Italy
10:05
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45
Digital platforms and their impact on the stainless industry
Tim Milde, Chief Operating Officer, XOM Materials GmbH, Germany
11:05
The learning [Metal] Plant
Philippe Kohl, Key Account Manager IMEA Region, SMS Group, Italy
11:20
Panel Discussion
Christoph Pawlowski, Director, Manufacturing Industry Solutions - Western Europe, Microsoft, Italy
Francesca Pittau, Salary Partner, Advant-Nctm, Italy
Gianluca Gigli, Quality Director, Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A., Italy
Philippe Kohl, Key Account Manager IMEA Region, SMS Group, Italy
Stefan Erdmann, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Global Technology and Group Sustainability, Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH, Germany
Tim Milde, Chief Operating Officer, XOM Materials GmbH, Germany
Vittorio Boneschi, Managing Director / Quality Area Manager, Trafitec Srl (Lucefin Group Spa), Italy
12:25
Networking Lunch
Green Steel
Chairman: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
13:45
Solutions for Decarbonisation of Steelmaking
Joachim von Schéele, Director Global Commercialization, Linde plc, Germany
14:00
Circular Economy in Stainless Steel Pickling
Marco Zavattoni, Stainless Steel Expert, Condoroil Stainless Srl, Italy
14:15
Reduction of CO2 Emissions in Stainless Steel Production
Gerald Wimmer, Vice President Converter Steelmaking, Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH, Austria
14:30
Networking Refreshment Break
15:00
Impact of tactical and operational planning activities on the carbon footprint of the stainless and specialty steel industry
Paul Vanvuchelen, Director Customer Solutions, OMP, Belgium
15:15
Operational Excellence - The essential first step to go green and digital
Mariano de Bernardi, Partner, McGrath, UK
15:30
Panel Discussion
Gerald Wimmer, Vice President Converter Steelmaking, Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH, Austria
Joachim von Schéele, Director Global Commercialization, Linde plc, Germany
Marco Zavattoni, Stainless Steel Expert, Condoroil Stainless Srl, Italy
Mariano de Bernardi, Partner, McGrath, UK
Paul Vanvuchelen, Director Customer Solutions, OMP, Belgium
16:00
End of Conference

Tuesday, September 28

Keynote Panel Distribution & End Use Fireside Chat

Wednesday, September 29

Raw Materials - Clean Stainless with Scrap Raw Materials - Nickel Other Raw Materials Sustainable Mobility (Automotive/Fuel Cells)

Thursday, September 30

Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence Green Steel

Stainless & Special Steel Conference 2021 will take place in the following venue:

Sheraton Lake Como Hotel
Via per Cernobbio 41A, Como, 22100, Italy

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Platimum-Sponsors

Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A.

Marcegaglia is the leading industrial group worldwide in the steel processing sector, with a turnover of more than 5.3 billion euros. The group has operations worldwide with 6,500 employees, 60 sales offices and 25 steel plants and 5.8 million tons of steel processed yearly, serving more than 15,000 customers.

Marcegaglia Specialties is the company which manufactures stainless steel, for the production of tubes, flat products and cold-drawn bars. Marcegaglia Specialties, which processes over 650,000 tons of steel per year, with a turnover of more than 1.3 million Euros, has in gained over the years a worldwide leadership in the production of stainless steel welded tubes.

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Gold-Sponsors

Cronimet Holding GmbH

CRONIMET has been supplying raw materials for the stainless steel producing industry for four decades. As a family business, it has grown into a global player in this important supply sector. As the resource protection is becoming increasingly important, the Group is striving to further develop in these future markets.

CRONIMET is a global specialist for stainless steel scrap, ferro alloys and primary metals. Today the company is established on six continents at more than 70 locations on the worldwide procurement markets for secondary raw materials.

Four pillars support the company: Recycling, Trade & Sales, Production and Services. A comprehensive range of products and services is based on this solid foundation. It ranges from processed stainless steel and metal scrap to special and superalloys. Whether pure or precisely recombined, CRONIMET guarantees its customers exact analyses of all raw materials. If required, all components are provided in a chargeable form for the melting process.

In addition to Cronimet's focus on solid scrap, the subsidiary Cronimet Envirotec is treating metal-containing soft scrap from industries such as the automotive sector, steel mills, foundries, and others. With an innovative vacuum distillation technology, an environmentally friendly separation of materials without their chemical modification is achieved. With that, wholesome recycling of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams can be guaranteed. Grinding sludges, oily mill scale, and other wet metal-bearing materials are dried and de-oiled at Envirotec's premises in Bitterfeld, Germany. The metal residues obtained in this way can be returned to smelter in the form of metal briquettes, as can filter dust and other metallic powders. Briquetting with the use of an organic binder enables the company to produce an output raw material that can be used as a substitute for solid scrap.

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Silver-Sponsors

ELG Haniel GmbH

The ELG Group is a specialist in the trading, processing and recycling of raw materials for the stainless steel industry as well as high performance materials such as superalloys and titanium. With more than 50 locations in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, ELG has one of the industry’s largest global networks.

ELG’s customers receive the material in exactly the composition they need for further processing – just in time and in accordance with their high-quality standards.

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Cogne Acciai Speciali S.p.A.

Cogne Acciai Speciali is a leading Italian manufacturer of stainless steels and nickel alloys long products.

The Company’s activities cover the five main production cycles of the steel industry: steelmaking, casting, rolling, forging and machining.

CAS’ product range includes stainless steels (in form of wire rod, bars, semi-finished products and concrete reinforcing bars), valve steels and nickel alloys. Through its R&D centre, technical expertise, modern equipment and continuous investments the mill has managed to diversify its offer for Mobility, CPI, Aerospace, Power Generation, Construction, Food, Medical and IT.

CAS is strongly committed to ensuring the economic, social and environmental sustainability of its activities, valuing people, the territory and the communities in which it operates, while minimizing the environmental impact of its production. Sustainable Development Goals have been integrated into company’s strategic objectives in order to act in a responsible manner and maintain its leader position on the market.

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Bronze-Sponsors

Trafitec Srl

Trafitec Srl is the company of Gruppo Lucefin SpA dedicated to the production of bright finished stainless steel bars. Sections: rounds, hexagons, squares, flats and profiles. Manufacturing: cold drawing, grinding, peeling, heat treating.

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SMS group

SMS group is a global, leading partner for the metal industry. As a family-owned business headquartered in Germany, quality and innovation are in our DNA. We are committed to the success of our customers and strive to add value along the entire value chain of the global metal industry.

Whether it’s the design of a new plant, Modernization, Digitalization, or Life Cycle Services.

We listen, we learn, we deliver. Whatever you envision, we will make it happen for you.

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Primetals Technologies

Primetals Technologies, Limited, headquartered in London, United Kingdom, is a pioneer and world leader in the fields of engineering, plant building, and the provision of lifecycle services for the metals industry. The company offers a complete technology, product, and services portfolio that includes integrated electrics and automation, digitalization, and environmental solutions. This covers every step of the iron and steel production chain—from the raw materials to the finished product—and includes the latest rolling solutions for the nonferrous metals sector. Primetals Technologies is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and partners, with around 7,000 employees worldwide.

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OMP

OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized supply chain planning solution on the market. Hundreds of customers in a wide range of industries - spanning consumer goods, life sciences, chemicals, metals, paper and packaging - benefit from using OMP’s unique Unison PlanningTM concept.

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McGrath

McGrath implements Operational Excellence transformation programmes that enable clients to reach their full potential.

McGrath leads the transformation process. Rather than giving instructions, McGrath engages in the implementation of the changes.

McGrath has made this change process happen in more than a hundred organisations all over the world, and is a reference in Operational Excellence in the metal industry.

McGrath’s expertise in implementing performance excellence, ensures involvement, commitment, and compliance so the whole organisation is committed to excellence, ensuring the perpetuation of the changes.

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CONDOROIL Stainless S.r.l.

Condoroil has been in the market of surface treatment for over 40 years.

In the field of stainless steel Condoroil developed, in 1989, the first nitric acid-free pickling solution and, in the following years, studies and researches led to development of:

  • Very performing/extremely fast nitric-free and low HF picklers
  • ELETTRA:  electrolytic pickling lines
  • RESIBED: acid recovery units
  • PEROXYSTEEL: -  catalytic oxidation units to reduce NOx  emission, recovery nitric acid and eliminate hydrogen peroxide in nitric free processes.

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Exhibitor

XOM Materials GmbH

XOM Materials is the go-to online platform for buying and selling materials such as steel, metals, and plastics. It provides ready-made procurement and sales solutions for buyers and sellers aiming to future-proof their business. XOM enables customers to go digital painlessly, without investing in developing their own solutions. Founded in Berlin in 2017 XOM operates from offices in Berlin, Duisburg, Prague, Valencia and Atlanta and employs around 50 people.

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Supporting Organization

Centro Inox

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Green Stainless / Sustainability:

  • The steel sustainability challenge – how to reduce CO2 footprint?
  • How can we promote stainless steel as green material?
  • How can stainless steel help the world to become more sustainable?
  • The future of mobility and impact on stainless and special steel
  • What is the future for Hydrogen and how much stainless will be used for that?

Digitalization

  • Digitalization, machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • How can our industry benefit from the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • What are the obstacles for quick implementation of digital solutions?
  • Impact of digitalization on workforce – from steel worker to IT specialist?
  • Productivity enhancement potentials in STS production

Impact of Corona Pandemic

  • How did the pandemic impact the market in individual end use segments?
  • Who were the losers and were there winners as well?
  • How flexible were stainless steel producers to adapt to the crisis?

Outlook for 2022

  • Where do we stand in the business cycle?
  • Which industries or regions are booming? Where are the hotspots?
  • How are prices expected to develop in 2022?
  • Are protectionism and trade restrictions rising?
  • What is the outlook for raw materials (scrap, nickel, chrome)?

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