Programme

FG 170510 EUROFER 28European Steel Day 2018

Steel, sustainability and low-carbon innovation 

Draft programme

Moderation by Jacki Davis

14:00 – Press conference 

Journalists only

  • Geert Van Poelvoorde, President of EUROFER
  • Axel Eggert, Director General of EUROFER

14:15 – Opening of European Steel Day 2018 to the public

  • Welcome coffee

14:45 – Welcome speech

  • Axel Eggert, Director General, EUROFER

14:55 – Video message

Steel, sustainability and low-carbon innovation

15:00 – Steel leaders’ debate

Low-carbon innovation: the European steel industry’s leadership

  • Herbert Eibensteiner, voestalpine AG (confirmed)
  • Heinz Jörg Fuhrmann, Salzgitter AG (confirmed)
  • Andreas Goss, ThyssenKrupp (confirmed)
  • Martin Pei, CTO, HYBRIT project, SSAB (confirmed)

15:50 – Policy debate

Sustainability and industry: creating a circular economy

  • Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General, European Commission (TBC)
  • Simona Bonafé, S&D Group (TBC)
  • Karl-Heinz Florenz, EPP Group, (TBC)
  • Dimiter Tzantchev, Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the EU/ Ambassador, Permanent Representative (TBC)
  • Roger Steens, Global Sustainability Director, Tata Steel Europe (confirmed)

16:40 – Presidents’ debate

Working together: Advancing competitive, innovative, social and sustainable European industry

  • Jerzy Buzek MEP, EPP Group; Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (confirmed)
  • Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness (confirmed)
  • Luis Colunga, Deputy Secretary General, IndustriAll European Trade Union (confirmed)
  • Geert Van Poelvoorde, President of EUROFER (confirmed)

17:30 – Round-up and closing by moderator

End of conference

17:30 – European Steel Day 2018 reception and walking dinner

18:00 – Keynote address

  • Antonio Tajani, President, European Parliament (confirmed)

22:00 – End of European Steel Day 2018