“Tomorrow’s Here — New Technologies, New Challenges, New Opportunities.” This was the theme for AISTech 2013 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., where more than 8,200 steel producers, suppliers, corporate executives and academia gathered for what has become the world’s largest annual gathering of steel industry personnel.
The world-class conference offered new technologies for sustainable steelmaking, including those discussed during the Howe Memorial Lecture and the International Alliance Lecture. The panelists of the Town Hall Forum considered new challenges that face the industry. And in the exhibit hall, new opportunities were abundant for the exhibitors. From a sold-out exhibit hall to a record-setting number of presentations, one thing was clear at AISTech 2013 — Tomorrow’s Here.
Total attendance: 8,270
Student Attendees: 129
Technical Sessions: 94
Technical Presentations: 459
Total exhibiting companies: 506
Howe Memorial Lecture Attendees: 350
President's Award Breakfast Attendees: 1,200
Town Hall Forum Attendees: 1,000
Countries represented: 46