Steel Tech 2021 Congress&Expo English

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WHY IN BILBAO? Steel production is in the DNA of this region which, due to tradition and experience, is home to 50% of the steel mills located on the Cantabrian coast, the main driving forces in the value chain of the steel sector. All of this forms part of a strong processing industry which extends throughout the Basque Country, as an important part of its economic fabric. Furthermore, its manufacture and production diversity -mainly stainless steel, special steels and long products- are highly valued on the international market. In the Basque Autonomous Community there are approximately one hundred companies representing the entire value chain of the sector, and 11 steel production plants. Thus, the Basque Country is placed twelfth in the European ranking, with a production capacity of 39% of the Spanish total. Insofar as demand for steel products is concerned, the BAC has a large industrial network of companies belonging to strategic sectors such as the automotive, energy, naval, railway, machine tool, petrochemical, capital goods, construction and household appliance sectors, among others.


In its first edition, STEEL TECH stands as the international reference event in Southern Europe for the steel sector. The technological advances achieved throughout the entire value chain, the most promising ongoing research and innovation will be the main protagonists of this event, which will be a not-to-be-missed occasion for all companies, agents and entities of the Iberian steel sector.

STEEL TECH will have two clearly differentiated sections: the congress and the exhibition. By bringing them together, participants will be able to exchange ideas and information, acquire new knowledge and establish strong business relationships.


CONGRESS During two full days, STEEL TECH will offer a wide variety of congress activities geared towards innovation and technology in the steel sector. All the conferences will be given by worldwide references. Likewise, there will certainly be no shortage of relevant national speakers.

19 OCTOBER The subject matter of this seminar will focus on the solutions and applications of steel in different user sectors (automotive, railway, naval, energy and construction). Within this framework of knowledge, various use cases will be presented.

20 OCTOBER Steel of the future and challenges. The seminars of the day will focus on the challenges posed by the dual digital and sustainable transition, such as smartization, artificial intelligence, cyber security and the circular economy (recovery, recycling and scrap metal management), among others.

EXHIBITION Supplier companies from the different levels of the steel sector value chain will have a quality exhibition space in which to showcase their products and services.

PARALLEL ACTIVITIES In addition to the congress section and the exhibition area, the event will offer participants the following activities: Poster area Technical poster space in the exhibition area where significant developments in the areas of technology, environment, innovation, etc. will be presented. Innovation workshops Short technical level and innovation presentations given by the exhibitors. Round tables Participatory sessions for exchanging ideas, opinions and views between experts and congress participants.

NETWORKING ACTIVITIES In order to enhance business relationships at a national and international level the following activities will be carried out: • B2B meetings between exhibitors/sponsors and invited international VIP buyers • Gala dinner • Afterwork drink • Factory visits

Business areas of the exhibitor companies • Steel producers • Hot and cold steel transformers • Machinery and equipment manufacturers • Components and spare parts manufacturers • Raw material manufacturers • Service facilities • Technology centres


Visitor and Congress participant profile • Steel producers • Engineering and EPCs • Importers, distributors, traders and service facilities • Hot and cold steel transformers • Components and machinery manufacturers from the following user sectors: Construction Automotive Machinery Petrochemical Naval Energy Electronic applications Household appliances Railway Machine tool

• Technology and research centres • Institutions and Administrations • Universities and Vocational Training • Certifiers • Consultancies


FORMS OF PARTICIPATION Since not all companies have the same requirements, at STEEL TECH there are 4 different forms of participation available:

EXHIBITOR By means of a turnkey stand in the exhibition area, your products, services and technological developments can be presented to a wide range of users and potential clients.

SPONSOR As a sponsor, your brand will gain visibility for participants. Consult our sponsorship programme and find out which modality is the perfect match for your company.

CONGRESS PARTICIPANT This modality will enable you to attend the Congress, as well as all the parallel activities, the exhibition area and the networking activities.

VISITOR You will have access to the entire exhibition area.


Business contacts SIDEREX Cristina Bilbao Tel.: (+34) 683 298 958 BEC M. Carmen Gorostiza Tel.: (+34) 94 404 00 78 (+34) 639 758 292

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