STEEL HUMAN – Sustainability and innovation is the title of the eighth edition of Made in Steel, southern Europe’s biggest Conference & Exhibition dedicated to the steel industry organized by siderweb – The Italian steel community to be held from 14 to 16 May 2019 at fieramilano Rho (Milan). The show will bring together the twin priorities facing the global steel industry today, the need to reduce its environmental impact while at the same time creating new products and processes in order to stay competitive. With less than five months to go until the opening of fieramilano pavilions 22 and 24, the event has announced the main themes around which the conferences and cultural activity will revolve, alongside the business and commercial relationships.
“Only through sustainability and innovation, the pillars on which the steel industry of the future rests, will we see a more human face of steel, one that remains respectful of human beings, the environment and companies,” explains Emanuele Morandi, CEO of Made in Steel. “To achieve a better future we need to combine rigorous methods, efficient organization and business logics with human empathy, wisdom, courage and creativity.”
THE NUMBERS FOR MADE IN STEEL 2019 – The international exhibition is pointing towards a record edition. In December, five months until the close of registrations, square metres sold (around 12,000) are a full 20% above the total floorspace for the previous edition. Meanwhile around 80% of 2017 exhibitors have confirmed their participation in 2019 – 10% more than the average for similar international exhibitions. So far the event has attracted exhibitors from 16 countries: alongside the big European steel manufacturers like Germany, France and Spain, are other rapidly expanding giants such as India (the world’s third largest steel producer in 2017 with 101 million tons) and Turkey (eighth, 37.5 million tons). Foreign exhibitors represent 19% of the total. These figures are already up on the final numbers for 2017.
Also growing is the number of authorized buyers; at more than 50, they will multiply the business opportunities available over the three days.