Registrations open in May for the eighth edition of Made in Steel, to be held 14 – 16 May 2019 at fieramilano Rho (Milan). And there are plenty of reasons to book your space early at the Conference & Exhibition, repeatedly described as ‘unmissable‘ in the GRS (explori partner) survey.
Here are some of them: 95% of exhibitors and 97% of visitors at the 2015 edition said they were satisfied (very, quite or partially) at the end of the event.
76.5% of exhibitors gave a positive verdict on the quality of their attendance at Made in Steel 2017.
94% of visitors rated the event important (very, quite or partially) for their business, according to GRS (Explori partner).
15% growth in attendance in 2017, nearly 15,000, compared with the previous edition. 18% the share of foreign exhibitors, with a sharp rise in the number of countries represented, 18.
74 the number of visitor countries of origin, up from 68 in 2015 (ISFCERT).
11% growth in revenues for the exhibition and a 5% increase in the space sold compared with 2015.
Finally, the near-term outlook for the European and Italian steel industries is moderately positive. “We predict continued growth in demand for steel, though at a slower pace than last year,” stated analysts at the Research Department of siderweb, the organiser of Made in Steel. “Business is slowing in almost all sectors of steel use. In Q2 2018 growth in real steel consumption should come to around 2%, half a point lower than the same period of last year. Meanwhile, apparent consumption is set to rise by around 4%, against a fall of just under half a percentage point in the second quarter of 2017.” The capability of European iron and steel firms to take advantage of growth in internal steel demand remains unknown. “Supply-side distortions due to imports still represent the biggest risk for the stability of the European steel market, especially given the introduction of a 25% tariff on imports to the United States,” says the siderweb Research Department.