International Stainless & Special Steel Conference 2023

Tuesday, September 12 to Thursday, September 14, 2023
(optional Field Visit & Welcome Reception Monday, Sept. 11)
Zurich, Switzerland
The Circle Convention Center Zurich Airport
(Hyatt Regency / Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle)
Stainless & Special Steel - The Ultimate Sustainability Solution

Stainless & Special Steel Conference is heading to Switzerland in 2023!

After a successful event in Hamburg, Germany, with close to 300 participants from the entire stainless steel supply chain, we will gather in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2023.

We will meet from Sept. 12 - 14, 2023 in order to discuss the current state of the global stainless & special steel industry and all relevant issues that will shape the business in 2024 and beyond.

We look forward to seeing you there!






The detailed conference program will be shown here soon. Please check for updates regularly.

  • Monday, September 11, 2023
    Optional field visit to Steeltech AG, Emmenbrücke
    Networking Welcome Reception

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023
    Conference day 1 incl. keynote panel, fireside chat with key industry executives, etc.
    Networking Boat Trip on Lake Zurich

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023
    Conference day 2 incl. raw material sessions and industry outlook panel.

  • Thursday, September 14, 2023
    Conference day 3 incl. technology panel
    Close of the conference around 3:00 pm.

Here you can view the full conference program of our 2022 conference held in Hamburg, Germany. The structure of the event will be similar in Zurich 2023.

We will invite high ranking speakers from the entire stainless steel supply chain. Updates will be posted here soon, so please check for updates regularly.

Here you can view a list of the speakers that presented at our 2022 conference in Hamburg, Germany.

The International Stainless & Special Steel Conference 2023 will take place in the following venue:

The Circle Convention Center Zurich Airport

The venue is conveniently located adjacent to Zurich Airport with best connectivity to the world and within Switzerland.

There are two Hyatt hotels located directly next to The Circle Convention Center. We booked a room block in both hotels. The room rates are ranging from CHF 255 - 330 per night for single rooms including breakfast. Please note that a minumum stay is required to obtain these rates. If you want to stay for a shorter period, please contact the hotel directly. Please click on the link below for booking:

The hotels and the conference venues are within a short walking distance from Zurich Airport terminals and from Zurich Airport train station, so delegates arriving there won't have to pay additional taxi and transport costs. Please follow the signage 'Circle' to reach the Circle's main square. From there signs will guide you to the Circle Convention centre and the two Hyatt Hotels.

For those arriving by car, the closest parking is P4 with direct access to The Circle. The daily parking fee is around CHF 50. We encourage to use public transportation to save on parking costs.

For more information please visit:

Location Info The Circle

Interactive Map Zurich Airport

Shops, Restaurants & Bars at The Circle

Booking Hyatt Regency (min. stay 2 nights) Booking Hyatt Place (min. stay 3 nights)

The following companies attended our 2022 conference in Hamburg, Germany. We expect a similar audience in Zurich 2023.

  • Abaxx Exchange, USA
  • Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A., Italy
  • Acerinox S.A., Spain
  • Agora Energiewende, Germany
  • Ahlstrom Munksjo AB, Sweden
  • Ambica Steels Ltd, India
  • Anglo American Marketing Ltd., UK
  • Aperam, Luxembourg
  • Argus Media, UK
  • Bayern LB, Germany
  • BGH Edelstahlwerke GmbH, Germany
  • BGR, Germany
  • Böllinghaus Steel GmbH, Germany
  • Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG, Austria
  • BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Germany
  • BWS Philipp Boecker + Wender Stahl GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Canada Nickel Company Inc., Canada
  • CBMM Niobium, Netherlands
  • Central Wire Industries Ltd., Canada
  • Centro Inox, Italy
  • Climax Molybdenum Company, USA
  • Cogne Acciai Speciali S.p.A., Italy
  • CRONIMET, Germany
  • Dacapo Stainless GmbH, Germany
  • Daido Steel Group Europe GmbH, Germany
  • Damstahl, Denmark
  • DANGO & DIENENTHAL Maschinenbau GmbH , Germany
  • Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Services GmbH, Germany
  • Deutsche Nickel GmbH, Germany
  • Elkem ASA, Silicon Products, Norway
  • Enel Green Power S.p.A., Italy
  • Eramet Marketing Services, France
  • EURANIMI, Belgium
  • Euromet SA, Switzerland
  • Faurecia Clean Mobility, Germany
  • fischer Edelstahlrohre GmbH, Germany
  • Fives Stein, France
  • Focus Rostfrei, Germany
  • Frankstahl, Austria
  • GEA, Germany
  • Glencore International AG, Switzerland
  • GSA, Albania
  • GURTA AG, Switzerland
  • H. Butting GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • HARALD PIHL GmbH, Germany
  • Hartmann Rauta OY, Finland
  • HEK Hansa Edelstahl Kontor GmbH, Germany
  • helviX GmbH, Germany
  • Hempel Intermetaux SA, Switzerland
  • Hempel Holding AG, Switzerland
  • Hertie School of Governance, Germany
  • HILTI AG, Liechtenstein
  • HSBC Deutschland, Germany
  • Ibero Stahl GmbH, Germany
  • ICDA - International Chromium Development Association, France
  • Inox A/S, Denmark
  • INSG - International Nickel Study Group, Portugal
  • Irestal Group, Spain
  • Italinox, Czech Republic
  • Kohler, Mexico
  • Karinox srl, Italy
  • Krogman Metals BV, Netherlands
  • Lemvigh-Müller AS, Denmark
  • Linde plc, Germany
  • Macquarie Bank (Europe) Limited, UK
  • Magotteaux International S.A., Belgium
  • Marcegaglia Specialties, Italy
  • MBR Metals OÜ, Estonia
  • Metalloy Metalle-Legierungen GmbH, Germany
  • Metals Hub GmbH, Germany
  • Montal i Fills, Spain
  • Montanstahl AG, Switzerland
  • MTALX ltd, UK
  • MTL, Poland
  • New Providence Metals Marketing, UK
  • NextInox, Finland
  • Nichel Leghe, Italy
  • Nickel Institute, Belgium
  • NIM Group, USA
  • Nippon Yakin Europe Ltd., UK
  • OMP, Belgium
  • Oryx Stainless AG, Germany
  • OSTP, Sweden
  • Paul Jost GmbH, Germany
  • Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH, Austria
  • POSCO Europe, Germany
  • Purem GmbH, Germany
  • PX-Précimet SA, Switzerland
  • Reibus International GmbH, Germany
  • REMONDIS Production GmbH, Germany
  • Samuel Son & Co., Canada
  • SAUTER EDELSTAHL AG, Switzerland
  • Siegfried Jacob Metallwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • SIJ - Slovenian Steel Group , Slovenia
  • SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research, Austria
  • Sometal GmbH, Austria
  • Stahlrump GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • STAPPERT Deutschland GmbH, Germany
  • Steel Service Krefeld GmbH, Germany
  • Stena Stal AB, Sweden
  • StoneX Financial Europe GmbH, Germany
  • Sumitomo Metal Mining Co.,Ltd., Japan
  • Swiss Steel Group, Switzerland
  • Technoform Glass Insulation Italia srl, Italy
  • Terni Servizi Tiesse Srl, Italy
  • Tetra Pak Processing Systems AB, Sweden
  • The Metals Risk Team, UK
  • thyssenkrupp Materials Trading GmbH, Germany
  • TSR Metals GmbH & Co. KG, GErmany
  • TUF Metallurgie GmbH, Germany
  • Ugitech SA, France
  • UKF Stainless Limited, UK
  • Vale International SA, Switzerland
  • VDM Metals GmbH, Germany
  • VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH, Germany
  • voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH, Austria
  • Voss Group Europe, Germany
  • Witzenmann GmbH, Germany
  • worldstainless, Belgium
  • Yildirim Group, Turkey
  • Zapp Precision Metals, Germany


Swiss Steel Group

The Swiss Steel Group is today one of the world's leading providers of individual solutions in the special long steel products sector. The Group is one of the leading manufacturers of tool steel and non-corrosive long steel on the global market and one of the largest companies in Europe for alloyed and high-alloyed constructional steel.

With close to 10,000 employees and in-house production and distribution companies in over 30 countries and on 5 continents, the company guarantees its customers a global supply and customer service, and offers them a complete production portfolio as well as sales and services around the world.

They benefit from the company's technological expertise, the consistently high product quality around the world and detailed knowledge of local markets.

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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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Böllinghaus Steel GmbH

Founded in 1889, Böllinghaus Steel is a German-based specialist for stainless steel long products, carried on by its fifth generation. According to international standards, the company produces high-quality standard and custom-made stainless steel profiles. The portfolio includes stainless flat, square, and hexagonal profiles – hot-rolled and cold-drawn.

Today it is a highly specialised and globally active company with more than 250 employees in Germany, Portugal, the USA and Italy. Since 1996, Böllinghaus Steel has been producing in Portugal and supplying its customers worldwide from here. With its own production plant in Portugal, complex customer requirements can be implemented flexible and promptly.
Intensive quality controls, modern production methods and continuous process development ensure optimal solutions. Companies all over the world appreciate the uncomplicated and personal contact they have with Böllinghaus Steel.

Whether standard profiles or custom-made, Böllinghaus Steel manufactures precisely fitting products of the desired grades, dimensions and processing techniques, which are tailored to the individual needs of the customers.

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Climax Molybdenum Company

Climax Molybdenum Company, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is the world's leading molybdenum producer and supplier. Founded in 1916, our global operations include both primary and byproduct molybdenum mines. Integrated global operations and local customer care provide our worldwide partners with the most reliable supply and highest quality molybdenum and rhenium products.

For detailed information about our metallurgical and chemical products, please contact our sales offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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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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Damstahl is a family-owned business with +300 employees active in more than 10 European countries. As part of the NEUMO Ehrenberg Group, we support customers in the stainless steel industry on a global scale. Our pride lies in the value we add to your business. Our services within knowledge-sharing in the usage of stainless steel, support to your journey on sustainability, complete logistic solutions including local warehouses, and our digital services all involve THE most important factor, people.

People & Digital in that order, the choice is yours – welcome to Damstahl.

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The Swiss Profile Company

Montanstahl is a dynamic family-owned company active in the production and supply of high quality special steel shapes. Established 1983 in Stabio, Switzerland, Montanstahl has achieved a high level of knowhow and ranks among the worldwide market leaders in its business segment. Demand for custom-tailored products is continuously rising and Montanstahl adapts to these market requests by investing in innovative manufacturing technologies.

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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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Make money out of residual materials and overcapacities on the ECONOXX special alloys and stainless steel online marketplace

When companies no longer have any use for high-grade metals or materials, they all too often end up on the scrap heap. We know from experience that these companies are usually no longer aware of the capital that is lying dormant in their warehouses. ECONOXX has created a special alloy and stainless steel online marketplace for those who wish to buy or sell valuable surplus (overstock) and residual materials from the stainless steel, nickel and titanium alloys sector at fair prices. So we are not talking about a new stainless steel online store. Whether you are looking to buy or sell alloys of acid-resistant 1.4435 stainless steel or other alloys of stainless steel, titanium and nickel - at ECONOXX you will always benefit from attractive conditions!

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LME - London Metal Exchange

The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for industrial metals trading. Most of the world’s global non-ferrous futures business is conducted on the LME’s three trading platforms totalling $15.6 trillion, 145 million lots and 3.3 billion tonnes in 2021.

Participants can transfer or take on price risk against aluminium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc, lead, molybdenum, cobalt, steel scrap, rebar and hot-rolled coil, aluminium premiums and alloys, as well as our suite of gold and silver contracts, LMEprecious.

In December 2021, approximately 1.4 million tonnes of material were held on LME warrant in more than 570 storage facilities in 14 countries across 32 global locations.

The LME is a member of HKEX Group.

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Metals Hub GmbH

Metalshub is one of the pioneers of digital transformation in the metals industry. Founded in 2016, and based in Düsseldorf, Germany, Metalshub operates globally. It is a technology company that provides supply chain solutions for raw materials to promote more efficient workflows. Efficiency, transparency, and compliance are core values of the company. Metalshub is fully impartial and independent with no conflicts of interest.

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Oryx Stainless AG

Oryx Stainless Group is one of the leading stainless steel scrap processors. With operations in Europe and Asia, Oryx Stainless serves stainless flat as well as long product producers worldwide. With its excellence in quality and the superiority of its products Oryx Stainless creates the conditions to save more than 2.5mn mt of CO2 emissions per annum.

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HANS KOHLER AG has been a stand-alone, independent trading company headquartered in Zurich for over 100 years and is the largest stainless steel dealer in Switzerland today. The company has around 150 employees. It imports semi-finished and finished stainless steel products for trade and industry. HANS KOHLER AG's storage facilities are located in Dietikon while its sales and administration can be found in the city of Zurich. Its branch office in Basel is responsible for clients in the region of north-west Switzerland. HANS KOHLER AG offers its customers a comprehensive range of products made of stainless (inox) steel which includes plates, strips, bars, profiles, pipes/tubes and pipe/tube accessories, as well as joining technology. Resistance to corrosion, a long lifespan, high durability, eco-friendliness and aesthetics are just some of the reasons why stainless steel continues to remain as important a material as ever today.

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The global stainless and special steel industry gathers in Zurich, Switzerland, to discuss all relevant issues that will shape the business in 2024 and beyond:

  • What is hot …. and what is not hot in 2023 and 2024?
  • What damage is inflation doing to the European stainless market?
  • Impact of war in Ukraine for stainless steel, raw materials and energy
  • How can a global level playfield be assured?
  • What is the status of the Border Adjustment Mechanism to regulate global CO2 costs?
  • How can we keep the stainless steel supply chains competitive?
  • Re-shoring: can South-East Europe become the workbench of Europe?
  • Is protectionism the only weapon to keep stainless steels markets in the Western World?
  • How can digitalization help to keep our industry competitive?
  • ‘Glocalization’ of so far global supply chains – where does it make sense and where not?
  • Is the container shortage here to stay?
  • How can the Western World secure competitive raw material sources?
  • How can competitive energy sources be guaranteed?
  • How can we grow the stainless market through market development?
  • Is the alloy surcharge a friend or foe of the stainless steel industry in Europe and North America?

Technology - Tools for a Green and Competitive Special Steel Industry

  • Currently the main focus is on controlling energy costs. Green energy is expensive. Will the GHG reduction targets be taken off the table for some time?
  • The steel sustainability challenge – how to reduce our CO2 footprint?
  • Are the CO2 calculation methods harmonized globally (Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3)?
  • New digital technologies to track the ESG (environmental social governance) throughout the steel supply chain.
  • Blockchain technology for data and certificate safety in the entire supply chain.
  • Are sufficient hard- and software tools available to digitalize STS production and distribution?
  • Where does digitalization have the main impact in the entire STS supply chain?

The New Energy Reality in the Stainless Steel Industry

  • Europe has the by far highest industrial energy prices globally. Is there a chance that we become energy competitive again – or will the industry leave Europe?
  • Gas and Electricity are key ingredients for STS Mills. What is ahead for this winter in Europe?
  • Can an EAF based steel mill reduce its gas consumption / ton?
  • What can Brussels do to help our industry?
  • How will the energy surcharges develop?
  • Are the current gas prices really a result of ‘supply and demand’ or are there other factors in Europe?
  • Can gas and electricity prices be de-coupled quickly?
  • Why does ‘sustainable fracking’ without chemicals (developed in Leoben/Austria) not get a chance in Europe?
  • Wind and solar: What is the bottleneck in Europe: Production units or the grid?
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