06 Aug 2021

Made in Steel: conferences, analyses and interviews to understand steel macro trends

The programme of conferences to be held from 5 to 7 October at fieramilano Rho during the main event for the steel industry in Southern Europe has been published. 
 Tuesday 5 October: opening lecture by Alec Ross. Thursday 7 October: preview of the 2021 edition of Bilanci d'Acciaio

Flero (Bs), 27 July 2021 – Ecological transition, regionalisation of markets and neo-protectionism, digital innovation, economic acceleration after the Covid-19 crisis – these are some of the macro trends that are changing the steel value chain and  will be discussed during the ninth edition of Made in Steel, the main Conference & Exhibition in Southern Europe dedicated to the steel industry, which will be held from 5 to 7 October 2021 in Halls 9 and 11 of fieramilano Rho, with the title “RENAISSANCE – Here begins the steel rebirth”. 

“It will be different from 2019 – anticipates Emanuele Morandi, president and managing director of Made in Steel – first of all, it will be safe from a health point of view, and capable of developing visions for a world in the midst of profound change. We will focus not so much on quantity as on the quality of content, on the ability to generate ideas and relationships to start again together. The key words will be renaissance, rebirth and restart.

We believe that with Made in Steel our steel industry can make a new start. And together  with the steel sector, our companies, the economy and Italy will restart. I want you all to be there.”

On Wednesday 6 October, the Federacciai general meeting will be held in the siderweb Conference Room at 2.30 p.m.


Tuesday 5th October

  • 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

“Made in Steel 2021 – The future is shaped in steel”.

Emanuele Morandi – president and managing director Made in Steel
Luca Palermo – CEO Fiera Milano
Alessandro Banzato – president Federacciai
Riccardo Benso – president Assofermet
Stefano Rossetti – Deputy General Manager BPER Banca

  • 11.00 a.m.

Enrico Giovannini – Minister for Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility (invited)

  • 11.30 a.m.

Lecture by Alec Ross – author & innovation advisor to Barack Obama’s administration

Introduction and presentation by Francesca Morandi – Content Manager siderweb

  • 2.30 p.m – 4.00 p.m.

“STEEL VISION: getting ready for tomorrow’s steel”.

Barbara Beltrame – Confindustria national vice-president for internationalisation
Gianpietro Benedetti – chairman Danieli Group
Mario Caldonazzo – vice president Eurofer
Fernando Espada – president Eurometal

Interviews by Stefano Ferrari – head of Ufficio Studi siderweb and Lucio Dall’Angelo –  general manager siderweb

Wednesday 6th October

  • 10.30a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

“POLIS, innovation and sustainability for a new idea of the world”.

Davide Albertini Petroni – vice president Confindustria Assoimmobiliare
Carlo Mapelli – Professor at the Milan Polytechnic
Renato Mazzoncini – chief executive officer A2A
Yvonne Ruf – Partner and Member of the Supervisory Board at Roland Berger
Patricia Viel – architect co-founder Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

Interviews by Lucio Dall’Angelo – siderweb general manager and Emanuele Norsa – Kallanish and siderweb collaborator

  • 2.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Federacciai general meeting

Thursday 7th October

  • 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

“The market from the point of view of distribution” In collaboration with Assofermet

Introduction and institutional greetings
Paolo Sangoi – President of Assofermet Acciai

Emanuele Norsa – Kallanish and siderweb contributor
Market and supply chain: from price race to the paradigm shift

Round table discussion
Riccardo Benso – President of Assofermet
David Bernardi – Corporate Senior Vice President Procurement Fincantieri
Marco Gay – CEO Digital Magics
Roberto Re – Head of Metinvest Europe

Moderator: Stefano Ferrari – head of Ufficio Studi siderweb

  • 2.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

“Bilanci d’acciaio 2021” Made in Steel Preview

Greetings and introduction
Emanuele Morandi – president of siderweb

2020 results, expectations for 2021
Claudio Teodori – University of Brescia
Gianfranco Tosini – Uffcio Studi siderweb

Round table: the protagonists face to face
Antonio Gozzi – Chairman Duferco Italia Holding
Antonio Marcegaglia – chairman Marcegaglia Group
Giuseppe Pasini – chairman Feralpi Holding spa
Stefano Rossetti – Deputy General Manager BPER Banca

Moderator: Lucio Dall’Angelo – General Manager siderweb

EUROPEAN STEEL STATE OF THE ART – European steel consumption will recover in 2021. However, this recovery will not be sufficient to fill the gap opened in 2020. This is the forecast of Eurofer on apparent demand for steel (an index that also takes into account the cycle of stocks). According to the continental association of steel producers demand for steel fell from 154 million tonnes in 2020 to 136 million tonnes last year, with a decline of 11.1%. The downturn was particularly acute both in the second quarter (-24.4% compared to the corresponding period in 2019) and in the third quarter (-10.4%), with a rebound in the fourth quarter (+3.3%).

Volumes are expected to  recover in 2021, approximating the 2019 level (152 versus 154 million tonnes), with an annual increase of 11.7% compared to 2020. The sector, Eurofer concludes, will only return above the 2019 level in 2022, with an apparent consumption of 160 million tonnes.

As for production, in the first six months of 2021 the European Union produced 13.2 million tonnes of steel, with an upward trend of 34.7% according to the World Steel Association. Italy produced 12.7 million tonnes of steel in the same period, up 26% according to Federacciai.

Click here to download some images of the 2019 edition of Made in Steel.

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