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Stainless Steel World Conference & Exhibition 2017, 10th birthday party tops the charts!

Amidst a buzz of excitement and a cloud of golden balloons the tenth jubilee edition of SSW conference & exhibition kicked off from 28 to 30 November in Maastricht, the Netherlands. With a record number of attendees, a vibrant mix of familiar friends and new faces celebrated two decades of successfully bringing together the global CRA community. However the main focus was firmly on the future, judging where the industry is heading and helping exhibitors and delegates alike.
 
As the exhibition has grown over the past two decades the stands have expanded, the floorplan increased, and the conference format evolved. In a constantly developing industry the team behind Stainless Steel World strives to change with our partners and provide an up-to-date platform for meeting, exchanging knowledge and doing business.

The feedback on the 2017 event was overwhelmingly positive. Conference speakers and delegates enjoyed lively discussions and good interaction between end users and manufacturers.  Conference Chairman Roy Grichuk from Fluor, USA opened with an upbeat speech on Tuesday morning before handing the microphone over to plenary speakers William Zahner from A. Zahner Co. and Catherine Houska, TMR Consulting. 

Conference highlights included the interactive sessions on duplex, a lively workshop of 3D printing & powder metallurgy, and an eye-opening plenary on keeping stainless steel safe in oil and gas production facilities. This year a special Plenary Discussion was also held which was open to both delegates and exhibitors. The topic of ‘Availability is a key material property’ provoked many questions both from the panel and audience and an open exchange of knowledge and experience. The format was a great success and the attendees continued their discussions outside the conference rooms afterwards. 

The high number of end users at the event was a welcome sight for the exhibitors and was also appreciated by delegates who appreciated the opportunity to exchange ideas and practical experience.

“The best Stainless Steel World we’ve ever had!” Jonas Pihl, Managing Director of Harald Pihl

The feedback on the 2017 event was overwhelmingly positive. Conference speakers and delegates enjoyed lively discussions and good interaction between end users and manufacturers.  Conference Chairman Roy Grichuk from Fluor, USA opened with an upbeat speech on Tuesday morning before handing the microphone over to plenary speakers William Zahner from A. Zahner Co. and Catherine Houska, TMR Consulting. 

Conference highlights included the interactive sessions on duplex, a lively workshop of 3D printing & powder metallurgy, and an eye-opening plenary on keeping stainless steel safe in oil and gas production facilities. This year a special Plenary Discussion was also held which was open to both delegates and exhibitors. The topic of ‘Availability is a key material property’ provoked many questions both from the panel and audience and an open exchange of knowledge and experience. The format was a great success and the attendees continued their discussions outside the conference rooms afterwards. 

The high number of end users at the event was a welcome sight for the exhibitors and was also appreciated by delegates who appreciated the opportunity to exchange ideas and practical experience.

Stainless Steel World India launched!

The launch of a dedicated journal for the Indian stainless market is an exciting development for the world’s second largest stainless-steel producer. The Indian publication compliments existing brands  Stainless Steel World, Stainless Steel World Americas, Stainless Steel World News, and Edelstal Aktuell. Stainless Steel World India Journal is a dedicated publication for the Indian market with primary distribution in India, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and UAE and additional secondary distribution in Europe and the USA.

For information on editorial or commercial content please contact Mrs Kay Creedon at k.creedon@kci-world.com
Mr Dilip Chandan, MD of Chandan Steel (left) and Mr. Aashish Sanghvi, MD of Raaj Tubes.
Mr Dilip Chandan, MD of Chandan Steel (left) and Mr. Aashish Sanghvi, MD of Raaj Tubes.

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A special thank you to representatives of the event’s sponsors;

Acciai Speciali Terni, Aperam, Chandan Steel Ltd, Industeel, Kobelco, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp., Sandvik and Stalatube.

 

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