A digital, low-carbon future for steel?

10 May 2017 - Concert Noble, Brussels

Draft programme

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13:00 - Doors open for Press & Media

Welcome coffee for Press & Media (Press & Media only) - More information: here

13:30 - European Steel Day 2017 Press Conference

Press Conference with EUROFER President (Press & Media only) - More information: here

14:00 – Opening of European Steel Day

Welcome coffee

14:30 – Welcome speech

Axel Eggert, Director General, EUROFER

14:35 – President’s address

Geert Van Poelvoorde, President, EUROFER; CEO, ArcelorMittal Europe Flat

14:50 – Keynote speaker

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

15:05 – Scene setter on CO2 mitigation in steel and with steel

Presentation: Innovation and developments in climate protection in the European steel industry

Jean Theo Ghenda, Energy & Climate Change Manager, EUROFER 

15:15 – Panel 1 - CO2 mitigation in steel and with steel

Jo Leinen MEP, S&D Group
Massimiliano Salini MEP, EPP Group
Wendel Trio, Director, Climate Action Network Europe
Carl De Maré, Chair, ESTEP; VP & CTO, Head of Technology Strategy, ArcelorMittal Group
Herbert Eibensteiner, CEO, voestalpine Steel Division 

16:25 – BREAK

16:50 – Panel 2 - Digitisation & industry 4.0

Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, Greens/EFA
Prof. Dr.-Ing Harald Peters, Head of division Measuring Techniques and Automation, VDEh-BFI
Prof. Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen, Technical University of Dortmund
Hervé Martin, Head of Unit, DG RTD, Industrial Technologies - Coal & Steel, European Commission
Andreas Goss, CEO, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG

18:00 – Wrap-up


18:00 – Cocktail reception - doors open

18:30 - Welcome to the Cocktail reception

EUROFER Director General

18:35 – Welcome speech

EUROFER President

18:45 – Walking dinner

22:00 – Closing of the European Steel Day reception