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AIST European Member Chapter Formalized

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology is pleased to announce it has established a European Member Chapter, marking the association’s formal expansion into the EU. The AIST board of directors approved the chapter’s formation during its annual meeting, which was held at AISTech 2017 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, 8–11 May, in Nashville, Tenn., USA.
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European Steel Forum Event Recaps

AIST European Steel Forum 2023
17–19 October 2023 • Leoben, Austria
A signature event for the AIST European Member Chapter, the 2023 forum made clear that producers are advancing on plans to cut their CO2 emissions.

AIST European Steel Forum 2022
28–30 September 2022 • Buttrio, Italy
The war in Ukraine, inflation and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are creating major disruptions for Europe’s steel producers. Nevertheless, they are advancing investments in, and plans for, a carbon-neutral future, attendees of the 2022 European Steel Forum learned.

AIST European Steel Forum 2021
27–29 October 2021 • Virtual Conference
The 2021 Virtual European Steel Forum was held on 27–29 October. AIST’s executive director, Ron Ashburn, opened the program with an overview of the association. He noted that sustainability challenges are only solved through technology advancement, which is the heart of AIST’s mission of service for the steel industry.

AIST European Steel Forum 2020 
13–15 October 2020 • Virtual Conference
Amid this global pandemic, an inescapable question before industry leaders is: What will steel demand look like over the next several months? The inevitable answer, unfortunately, is: they’re not sure. How could they be, given the unpredictable trajectory of the situation? 

AIST European Steel Forum 2019
23–25 October 2019 • Leoben, Austria
A new decade has begun, and so too has a new era in steelmaking. Thanks to advances in metallurgy, steel has achieved strength-to-weight ratios once thought improbable. And new digital tools are providing fresh insights into operating processes.  

AIST European Steel Forum 2018
3–5 October 2018 • Udine, Italy
During the last 170 years, the primary challenge before steel producers arguably has been one of efficiency: how to make it faster, better and less expensively. But as the 21st century progresses, the challenges are shifting, and today’s producers are confronting a new set of social and environmental questions: how do we continue to manufacture.

AIST European Steel Forum 2016 
20–21 October 2016 • Buttrio, Italy
“This year’s event was characterized by a strong program that featured a mix of high-level representation of panelists from both steelmakers and equipment suppliers as well as keynote speakers that covered the whole spectrum of hot topics that characterize the metals industry nowadays,” said Paolo Losso, chairman and president, Danieli Corp., which both sponsored the event and hosted it at its international headquarters in northwest Italy.

AIST Italy Steel Forum 2015
22–23 October 2015 • Dalmine, Italy
AIST’s annual Euro-NAFTA steel forum was held at the TenarisDalmine seamless tube mill in Dalmine. The conference brought together industry executives and technology experts who shared their insights into a diverse array of socio-economic issues and technical perspectives.   

AIST Italy Steel Forum 2014 
9–10 October 2014 • Castellanza, Italy
The AIST Italy Steel Forum 2014 was held on 9–10 October 2014 at the Pomini Tenova Conference Center in Castellanza, Italy. The program included two keynote presentations, a Transforming Iron Production panel, a moderated Industry Leader Panel, and an overview and tour of the Acciaieria Arvedi S.p.A., Cremona facility. The event drew 121 attendees.

AIST Italy Steel Forum 2013 
26–27 September 2013 • Castellanza, Italy
The AIST Italy Steel Forum 2013 was held 26–27 September at the Pomini Tenova Conference Center in Castellanza, Italy. The two-day forum, highlighting important issues for today’s steel industry, attracted 94 participants.

AIST Italy Steel Forum 2012
18 October 2012 • Castellanza, Italy
The AIST Italy Steel Forum 2012 was held 18 October at the Pomini Tenova Conference Center in Castellanza, Italy. The one-day forum highlighted important issues for today’s steel industry, and attracted 98 participants…

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