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World Steel Dynamics and GMK Center to present the agenda of the conference

World Steel Dynamics (United States) and GMK Center (Ukraine) will hold the European Steel Conference on October 28-30, 2019, in Milan, Italy.

The ESC is an international, high-level, steel industry event focused on the dynamics of European and international steelmakers and their customers within the global context. 

The agenda of the conference is below:

Day 1

October 28. 2019

6:00 p.m. – Welcome Cocktail Reception & Networking Event

Day 2

October 29, 2019

8:45-9:15 a.m. – Keynote Presentation:

  • Peter Marcus and Philipp Englin, World Steel Dynamics;
  • Wu Wenzhang, President, Steelhome.

9:15-10:00 a.m. – Keynote Presentation:

  • Yuriy Ryzhenkov, Chief Executive Officer, Metinvest

10:00-10:20 a.m. – Coffee and Networking Break

10:20-10:50 a.m.–  Keynote Presentation:

  • Mario Caldonazzo, Chief Executive Officer, Arvedi

10:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Panel 1: Global Trade: Europe in the Cross-hairs?

Moderator: Philipp Englin, Chief Executive Officer, World Steel Dynamics


  • Sanjay Jayram, Executive Vice President, JSW Steel
  • Colin Richardson, Steel Editor, Argus Media
  • Uğur Dalbeler, CEO, Colokaglu Metalurji
  • Michel Van Hoey, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

12:15-1:30 p.m. – Luncheon

1:30-2:00 p.m. – Keynote Presentation:

  • Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO, Marcegaglia

2:00-3:00 p.m.Panel 2: Market Development: Changing Customer Requirements, Product Innovation

Moderator: Joachim Schroder, Managing Partner, RCG Consulting Group AG


  • Andrea Bianchi, Chief Technology Officer, Arvedi
  • Sergey Markov, Director of Product Resource Planning and Marketing, Evraz
  • Board Member, Volkswagen

3:00-3:15 p.m. – Coffee and Networking Break

3:15-4:00 p.m. – Keynote Presentation:

  • Sanjeev Gupta, Group Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Steel Group

4:00-5:15 p.m. – Panel 3: Innovations in Plant Design and Technology

Moderator: Mauro Bianchi Ferri, Managing Director, Acciarium Alliance SRL


  • Andreas Viehböck, Senior Vice President for Casting and ESP, Primetals
  • Paolo Argenta, Vice President Upstream, Tenova 
  • Giacomo Mareschi Danieli, Chief Executive Officer, Danieli & C.

5:15 p.m. – Cocktail Reception

Day 3

October 30, 2019 

9:15-10:30 a.m. Panel 4: Carbonless Steel and the Sustainability Challenge

Moderator: Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association


  • Alan Knight, General Manager, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development, ArcelorMittal
  • Johann Prammer, Head of Strategic Environmental Management, Voestalpine
  • Martin Pei, Executive Vice President and CTO, SSAB (awaiting final confirmation)

10:30-11:00 a.m. – Coffee and Networking Break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Panel 5: E-marketplaces & The Changing European Supply Chain

Moderator: Joachim Schroder, Managing Partner, RCG Consulting Group AG


  • Daniel Guinabert, Director General, Eurometal
  • Andrey Laptev, Director of Bus. Dev. And Corp., Venture Products, Severstal
  • Marek Sacha, Chief Executive Officer, XOM Materials

13:00 p.m. – Tour of Arvedi, Cremona Facility