AISTech 2009

AISTech 2009, the steel industry’s premier technology event in North America, took place May 4–7 at America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo., with the backdrop of the impressive Gateway Arch on the banks of the Mississippi River. AIST members came together with key steel producers, suppliers, corporate executives and leaders, and academia to exchange technical information, connect with others in the industry and see new process or product technologies. Attendees and students had the opportunity to see hundreds of informative exhibits and presentations. By the end of the four-day event, those who attended AISTech met many interesting people and took part in numerous discussions, expanding their steel industry network.

Total attendance: 6,595
Student Attendees: 62
Technical Sessions: 74
Technical Presentations: 352
Total exhibiting companies: 372
Howe Memorial Lecture Attendees: 300
President's Award Breakfast Attendees: 750
Town Hall Forum Attendees: 700
Countries represented: 32