Dear friends of metallurgy and materials technology!
We would like to cordially invite you to the METEC & 6th ESTAD 2023 from 12-16 June 2023 in Düsseldorf! Since the inception of the METEC in 1979, the Steel Institute VDEh has hosted various metallurgical conferences in parallel to the leading metallurgical trade fair. Then, ten years ago, on the initiative of the Steel Institute VDEh, the plan was made to design a major European conference aimed at steel producers, steel users, plant manufacturers research institutes and universities around the world. The result was the establishment of the ESTAD (European Steel Technology and Application Days), which has become the largest steel conference in Europe and a leading conference for metallurgy and materials technology.
After Paris 2014, Düsseldorf 2015, Vienna 2017, Düsseldorf 2019 and Stockholm 2021, we would like to continue this success story this year with METEC & 6th ESTAD 2023, following the four-year cycle of METEC. Together with our cooperation partners - the European steel organizations ASMET, Jernkontoret and AIM – we as VDEh representatives are pleased to be able to offer you an impressive program with over 600 presentations from the fields of Iron and Steelmaking, Rolling, Steel Materials, Industry 4.0 and Hydrogen-based Steelmaking.
Parallel to the METEC trade fair and the ESTAD conference, the major leading trade fairs GIFA, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST will be held at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center. From our point of view the METEC in particular will be of special interest to ESTAD participants due to the numerous current innovations for CO2-neutral steel production. Therefore, we are pleased to invite you to the trade fair as well - with your ESTAD ticket you will receive a METEC ticket with access to all trade fairs free of charge.
We would also like to draw your attention in particular to the first conference day on 13 June: We were able to attract numerous high-ranking steel representatives to report on their strategies and concepts for green steel in a full-day keynote session. You should not miss this highlight. Convince yourself of the versatility and excitement of our program.
We look forward to welcoming you personally to METEC & 6th ESTAD 2023 in Düsseldorf!
Chairman of Steel Institute VDEh, Germany,
Vice President European Corporate Affaires of Tata Steel, The Netherlands
Executive Member of the Managing Board
Steel Institute VDEh