AIST European Steel Forum 2018 • Sala Ajace, Loggia del Lionello, Udine, Italy

5 November 2018

One month ago the city of Udine in Italy was at the core of a 3-days event, the AIST European Steel Forum 2018.

The first day, 3 October, was hosted by Fabio Miani, Associate Professor of Metallurgy at the University of Udine: the University joined again AIST and strongly contributed to the event. Locally based multi-national companies (such as Cimolai, ABS, Pittini) and steel experts proposed their latest technologies and brought their perspectives about the future of steel and steelmaking. Two important guests honored the congress: Prof. G. Nardin, former associate professor of department of architecture and engineering at the University of Udine, who spoke about his several and important projects related in particular to the steel sector and also to the district heating and cogeneration in Udine; Kenneth S. Coley, professor and associate dean at McMaster University, who received the 2018 AIST John F. Elliott award and exposed his significant researches in slag-metal kinetics.

The second day, 4 October, was hosted by AIST and its European Member Chapter. Several topics were discussed: current steel environment and sustainability, with a focus on the Hybrid development; advanced and innovative technologies in steel plants; last but not least, we listened to different and powerful stories during the Women in Steel session. Many distinguished representatives of well-known companies (such as Tenova, SMS, Danieli and Primetals) contributed to the different panels, remarking the importance of join together and spread knowledge and ideas.

The last day was dedicated to visiting 3 plants: NLMK in Verona, ABS and Cimolai near Udine.

As the past May event (MIT Professor D. Sadoway’s lecture), this was another inspiring moment for networking and scientific dissemination.

Thanks to those who pro-actively collaborated to the organization of the event, to AIST, to the University of Udine and to the plants that hosted us during the Friday tours.

SIME S.r.l. was proud to participate as one of the sponsor and in particular to see its CEO, Maria Elena Fabiani, awarded as one of the panelists of the Women in Steel Session.

AIST European Steel Forum Program Schedule