Virtual Events Sponsorship Opportunities
Town Hall Forum | Technology Training | Webinars
Virtual Event Sponsorships
AIST is offering multiple sponsorship opportunities during Fall 2020, including plenary events, technology training, conferences and webinars. These events offer high-level insight and knowledge about the current state of the steel industry, where it is going in the future and the technology and processes that will make it possible.
There are sponsorships for every company in these events, no matter what your advertising budget or where you are located. AIST’s events, virtual and in-person, offer the chance to connect to all levels of the steel industry.
Steel 2020: The Unprecedented Impact of COVID-19
30 September 2020 • Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created halting levels of disruption and uncertainty. In the steel industry, we have witnessed falling demand, reduced shipments and idled capacity.
But the steel industry has seen difficult times before, and our resilience has always been our hallmark. From the shop floor to the executive suite, the industry is finding innovative solutions to safely maximize efficiency, productivity and profitability through this pandemic.
You’ll have a chance to learn more about the challenges and the solutions from the industry’s leading steelmakers during the 2020 AIST Virtual Town Hall Forum. The Town Hall Fourm provides an insider’s view into today’s steel industry from the people who know: a panel of respected leaders from some of the industry’s best-regarded companies. The Forum’s moderated discussion format will explore a variety of key opportunities and concerns impacting everyone involved in the steel community.
Virtual Technology Training
28–30 September 2020 • Virtual Meeting
This seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of process lines, including pickling, annealing, galvanizing, cleaning, plating, painting, skinpass rolling, leveling, slitting and special processes. This seminar will also focus on terminal equipment for the entry and exit sections, strip quality assessment, industrial hygiene, safety, environmental concerns, overview of modeling for design and line control, operations, maintenance, and factors to consider in configuring a new process line. There will be many opportunities to discuss issues and solve problems during the question-and-answer periods.
6–7 October 2020 • Virtual Meeting
Secondary steelmaking refractory maintenance is vital to both productivity and safety in a meltshop and caster. It is important for those involved to have a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of refractory system design. Consultants, suppliers and recognized industry experts have developed a curriculum to educate attendees on the following topics: refractory raw material selection; properties of refractories, application and limitations of refractories; theory and application of insulation; design and application of stir plugs, lances and slidegates; free opens, refractory handling, installation and pre-heating; ladle secondary steelmaking — LMF; and casting requirements and wear mechanisms.
13–15 October 2020 • Virtual Conference
The AIST European Steel Forum is going virtual! For the first time, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the growing development around digitalization, sustainability and reducing carbon footprint in the European steel industry from the comfort and safety of their home or office.
19–20 October 2020 • Virtual Meeting
Meeting air emissions requirements in the steel industry is a challenging endeavor. Global changes in the steel market and evolving U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations have made strategic planning, compliance, monitoring and operations more complex than ever. This conference will focus on technologies, equipment, and strategies to help attendees navigate the all-encompassing demands of air emissions capture systems. Case studies highlighted will offer solutions and best practices for increased efficiency at all stages of air pollution control equipment life, including design, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrades/retrofits. Effective strategies for compliance, data monitoring, reporting and permitting will also be discussed. Equipping attendees with new tools to better evaluate the effectiveness of their systems will be a primary goal of the course.
13–14 October 2020 • Virtual Meeting
Developed and presented with the talented resources of the Continuous Casting Technology Committee, this informative program targets the heart of steelmaking: the frontline operator. The key focus of the program is to discuss the practical aspects of casting slabs, billets and blooms, while introducing the theoretical concepts. By achieving the proper teaching balance, attendee understanding of the process is ensured without the need for a technical background. This course is a must for the progressive, informed and educated steelmaker of the future!
27–28 October 2020 • Virtual Meeting
Approximately 20% of the cost of producing steel is energy, and of this, a large component is fuel for thermal processing. Additionally, proper maintenance and operation of the thermal systems in a steel plant have ramifications on safety, profitability, product quality and environmental emissions. The seminar will be held in a classroom setting to encourage active discussion and sharing of experiences among participants.
The goal of the seminar will be to give students the basic knowledge and operating background to assess and understand the condition of their combustion system equipment. Attendees will also be given exposure to the latest techniques for upgrade and optimization of their systems. The relationship of hardware and controls will be highlighted. Case studies and hands-on equipment samples will be provided to complement theoretical analysis. Applied combustion topics such as the use of sensors and diagnostics, advanced energy optimization techniques like thermal recovery and use of pure oxygen, as well as selection of refractory materials, will be covered.
2–6 November 2020 • Virtual Meeting
The Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) technical meeting and exhibition is the long-standing, recognized forum for fostering technical innovation at the intersection of materials science, engineering, and application. Each year, MS&T brings together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers, and business leaders to discuss current research and technical applications and to shape the future of materials science and technology.