Optional Fieldtrip Marcegaglia
Monday, September 27
Optional Field Visit Marcegaglia
08:30
Gathering in Hotel Lobby
09:00
Bus leaves to Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, Mantova
12:00
Welcome and Registration
12:15
Greetings Antonio Marcegaglia (Chairman and AD), Emma Marcegaglia (Vice-Chairman and AD)
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Site Visit Marcegaglia
15:00
Bus leaves to Como
18:00
Cocktail Reception

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Day 1
Tuesday, September 28
07:00 Registration desk opens
Keynote Panel: Green & Digital
09:00
Chairman' s Opening Remarks
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
09:30
Stainless steel outlook: trends and challenges
Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO, Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A., Italy
10:00
Steel and the Sustainability Challenge
Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association, Belgium
10:20
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Additive Manufacturing
Colin Osborne, President & CEO, Samuel, Son & Co., USA
11:20
Panel Discussion: Green & Digital - How is stainless different from carbon?
  • Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association, Belgium
  • Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO, Marcegaglia Specialties S.p.A., Italy
  • Sid Sousa, Vice President Stainless Purchasing, Samuel, Son & Co., Canada
12:10 STS Executive of the Year Award
Chairman: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
12:40 Networking Lunch
Sustainable Stainless Steel Solutions
Chairman: Wolfgang Lipp, Vice President, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
14:15
Stainless Steel Applications for a Green and Sustainable Future
Wolfgang Lipp, Vice President, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
14:30
Interviews/discussions with end users
  • Dante O. Benini, Leader Partner and Chairman, Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects, Italy
  • Luca Gonzo, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects, Italy
  • Nicole Kinsman, Technical Director, IMOA - International Molybdenum Association, UK
  • Giuseppe Toscano, Shareholder, Sales and Technical Manager, Opessi Stefano S.r.l., Italy
  • Joachim von Schéele, Director Global Commercialization, Linde plc, Germany
  • Alessandro Zerbini, Production Manager, Steel Color S.p.A., Italy
15:45
Networking Refreshment Break
16:15
Fireside Chat
17:45
End of Day 1
18:00 Networking Boat Trip sponsored by Cronimet
Day 2
Wednesday, September 29
Raw Materials - Clean Stainless with Scrap
09:00
Chairman’s opening remarks
Robert Messmer, Market Analyst, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
09:05
Scrap: key solution to green and competitive stainless production
Gerhard Pariser, Vice President Group Strategies, ELG Haniel GmbH, Germany
09:25
Scrap and metallic byproducts - the key elements for greener steel
Filipe Costa, CEO, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH, Germany
09:45
Panel Q&A
10:05
Networking Refreshment Break
Raw Materials - Nickel
Chairman: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
10:45
Trends in sustainably sourcing stainless raw materials
Frank Ehrenberg, Senior Vice President Raw Materials, Outokumpu, Germany
11:00
Nickel - enabling a green and sustainable future
Barry Jackson, Principal Market Intelligence Ni & STS Raw Materials, AngloAmerican Marketing Ltd, United Kingdom
11:15
Nickel Market Outlook
Denis Sharypin, Strategic Marketing Director, Nornickel, Russia
11:30
Approach to Sustainability
Christy Gellert, Senior Market Analyst for Nickel and Cobalt, Vale Canada Limited, Canada
11:45
Panel Discussion: Nickel
  • Frank Ehrenberg, Senior Vice President Raw Materials, Outokumpu, Germany
  • Robert Fig, Partner, The Metals Risk Team, United Kingdom
  • Christy Gellert, Senior Market Analyst for Nickel and Cobalt, Vale Canada Limited, Canada
  • Barry Jackson, Principal Market Intelligence Ni & STS Raw Materials, AngloAmerican Marketing Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Denis Sharypin, Strategic Marketing Director, Nornickel, Russia
12:30
Networking Lunch
Other Raw Materials
Chairman: Robert Messmer, Market Analyst, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
13:50
Outokumpu Ferrochrome - The Most Sustainable Choice
Petteri Niska, Vice President, Ferrochrome Sales, Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH, Germany
14:05
Chromium markets: a super- cycle, just an uptick or a vicious cycle?
Görkem Kavcak, Market Research Director, Yildirim Group, Turkey
14:20
Chromium market overview H1 2021 - Recovery in a challenging environment
Victor Constant, Market Research Analyst, ICDA- International Chromium Development Association, France
14:35
Molybdenum Market Update
Chris Gnann, General Manager, Global Sales & Marketing, Climax Molybdenum Company, USA
14:50
Panel Discussion
  • Victor Constant, Market Research Analyst, ICDA- International Chromium Development Association, France
  • Chris Gnann, General Manager, Global Sales & Marketing, Climax Molybdenum Company, USA
  • Görkem Kavcak, Market Research Director, Yildirim Group, Turkey
  • Michael Kendrick, President, Climax Molybdenum Company, USA
15:20
Networking Refreshment Break
Sustainable Mobility (Automotive/Fuel Cells)
Chairman: Wolfgang Lipp, Vice President, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
15:50
Material Needs for E-Mobility
Angel Ramirez, Global Commodity Director, Steel, Tube and Welding Wire, Faurecia Clean Mobility, Germany
16:10
Digital and green automotive, a challenge for stainless steel?
Gianpiero Mastinu, Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
16:30
Panel Discussion
  • Massimo Ciommei, Sales & Marketing Manager, Automotive Products, Marcegaglia Specialties, Italy
  • Gianpiero Mastinu, Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Paolo Morelli, COO - CTO, Ansa Tech Srl (SAG Group), Italy
  • Angel Ramirez, Global Commodity Director, Steel, Tube and Welding Wire, Faurecia Clean Mobility, Germany
17:15
Wrap up: Whats ahead for Stainless Steel in 2022?
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
17:30
End of Day 2
18:00 Cocktail Reception

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Day 3
Thursday, September 30
Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence
09:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
09:05
Digitalization @ Outokumpu: Re-Imaging the stainless steel manufacturing process
  • Stefan Erdmann, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Global Technology and Group Sustainability, Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH, Germany
  • Christoph Pawlowski, Director, Manufacturing Industry Solutions - Western Europe, Microsoft, Italy
09:25
Building effective labour relationships in industry 4.0 framework
Francesca Pittau, Salary Partner, Advant-Nctm, Italy
09:45
Digital Steel – State of the art in the Marcegaglia Group
Gianluca Gigli, Quality Director, Marcegaglia Specialties, Italy
10:05
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45
Digital platforms and their impact on the stainless industry
Tim Milde, Chief Operating Officer, XOM Materials GmbH, Germany
11:05
The learning [Metal] Plant
Philippe Kohl, Key Account Manager IMEA Region, SMS Group, Italy
11:20
Panel Discussion
  • Vittorio Boneschi, Managing Director / Quality Area Manager, Trafitec Srl (Lucefin Group Spa), Italy
  • Stefan Erdmann, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Global Technology and Group Sustainability, Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH, Germany
  • Gianluca Gigli, Quality Director, Marcegaglia Specialties, Italy
  • Philippe Kohl, Key Account Manager IMEA Region, SMS Group, Italy
  • Tim Milde, Chief Operating Officer, XOM Materials GmbH, Germany
  • Christoph Pawlowski, Director, Manufacturing Industry Solutions - Western Europe, Microsoft, Italy
  • Francesca Pittau, Salary Partner, Advant-Nctm, Italy
12:25 Networking Lunch
Green Steel
Chairman: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR - Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Austria
13:45
Solutions for Decarbonisation of Steelmaking
Joachim von Schéele, Director Global Commercialization, Linde plc, Germany
14:00
Circular Economy in Stainless Steel Pickling
Marco Zavattoni, Stainless Steel Expert, Condoroil Stainless Srl, Italy
14:15
Reduction of CO2 Emissions in Stainless Steel Production
Gerald Wimmer, Vice President Converter Steelmaking, Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH, Austria
14:30
Networking Refreshment Break
15:00
Impact of tactical and operational planning activities on the carbon footprint of the stainless and specialty steel industry
Paul Vanvuchelen, Director Customer Solutions, OMP, Belgium
15:15
Operational Excellence - The essential first step to go green and digital
Mariano de Bernardi, Partner, McGrath, UK
15:30
Panel Discussion
16:00
End of Conference