The eighth edition of Made in Steel will take place at fieramilano Rho (Milan) from 14 to 16 May 2019. Southern Europe’s premier tradeshow for the steel industry is organized by siderweb – The Italian steel community.
“Economic growth in the euro area is getting stronger, thus bringing benefits to all sectors, including steel”, clarifies Emanuele Morandi, CEO of Made in Steel, “however, there remain issues, reminding us that we cannot let our guard down. Nevertheless, the steel industry has gained, once again, the possibility to look to the future with moderate positivity.”
In this context, the “steel biennial” is going to reunite the international steel chain in May 2019 carrying something new and something validated.
For the first time in its more than a decade-long history, Made in Steel’s opening day will take place on a Tuesday, at the heart of the week. “To meet exhibitor and visitor requests, we decided to anticipate Made in Steel’s opening day to a Tuesday” explains Morandi.
The location will remain unchanged; for the third time, the event will take place at fieramilano Rho (Milan).
Exhibitor registrations will open in May 2018.
THE GLOBAL SCENARIO – 2017 closed with a net increase in world steel production. This is borne out by the World Steel Association data: between January and December, output rose by an annual 5.3%, to a total 1.69 billion Mt. The EU produced 168.7 Mt of steel, an increase of 4.1% compared to 2016.
The data for January are also positive. Global steel production grew by 0.8% and European by 1.4%. Italy’s steel output was up by 5.3% on January 2017; it is the best performance among European major steel producers.
2018 is also set to be an essentially positive year for steel, even though a certain slowdown is expected. “Considering global GDP, it is possible to forecast a 1.9% growth in global steel demand, compared to a 2.8% rise in the previous year” states Gianfranco Tosini from the Research Department of siderweb. “Global steel demand is expected to rise in 2018 by 2.3%, halving the growth reached in the previous year.”