AISTech 2007, held May 7–10 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind., was once again the North American steel industry’s most important event of the year, with 5,550 in attendance, with 20% of the total from outside North America). Steel producers, suppliers, corporate executives and industry leaders, academia and students had the opportunity to attend more than 331 technical presentations during the four-day conference. The accompanying exposition, surpassing impressive figures from 2006, represented one of the largest expositions in the global steel industry, with a sold-out show floor spanning 58,975 square feet.
Total attendance: 5,550
Technical Sessions: 76
Technical Presentations: 331
Total exhibiting companies: 398
Howe Memorial Lecture Attendees: 600
President's Award Breakfast Attendees: 1,100
Countries represented: 40