Professional exchange and networking have a long tradition in the steel industry. The new HÜTTENTAG is continuing this tradition with a bright new touch in the Foyer East of Messe Essen. It offers participants and exhibitors a perfect mixture of lectures, panel discussions, company exhibition and Hüttenabend in one day. This event is presented in German language only.

Conference price for participants* 
(lecture programme, visit to the exhibition and Hüttenabend incl. food and drinks)

Regular ticket                       149,00 €

Registrations are possible online or by e-mail until 06.11.2019. For last-minute visitors: day tickets available on the day of the event.


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9:00 Registration and Start of the Company Exhibition
9:45 – 10:00

Welcome Speech by


10:00 – 10:30

Welcome Speech

Rudolf Jelinek, 1st Mayor City of Essen

10:30 – 11:45

Keynote presentations on "The European steel industry on their way to CO2-free steel production"

Prof. Dr. Johannes Schenk, Ferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

Dr. Uwe Braun, CEO, ArcelorMittal Hamburg


including panel discussion
„Current status and outlook for CO2-free Steel Production“

Participants: Prof. Johannes Schenk, Dr. Uwe Braun, Dr. Volker Hille, Salzgitter AG a.o.

11:45 –12:15 Coffee Break
12:15 – 13:00


Dr. Michael Krenz, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen, and Klaus Gottwald, VDMA, about Supply Chain Management in Large-Scale Plant Engineering

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30

Lectures in three sessions:

Dr. Michael Krenz, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen and Klaus Gottwald, VDMA, about Supply Chain Management in Large-Scale Plant Engineering

Dr. Horst Hill, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, about Additive Manufacturing

Dr. Andreas Quick, iba AG, about Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0

Dr. Falk-Florian Henrich, Smart Steel Technologies GmbH

Wolfgang Eggert, LOI Thermprocess GmbH, about „Outlook for Steel and the Challenges of Electromobility“

Further lectures by LOI Thermprocess, Linde AG, Steuler KCH, Vestas a.o.

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30

Lectures in three sessions:

Prof. Dr. Manfred Rasch, former thyssenkrupp Konzernarchiv, about Germany's first coastal steel mill

Johan van Ikelen, Hoogovens Museum, IJmuiden: Founding history of IJmuiden

Dr.-Ing. Bernd Lychatz, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Dr. Burkhard Zeppenfeld, LVR-Industriemuseum Zinkfabrik Altenberg

Additional lectures by

Asinco, Schuh Anlagentechnik, tempLED GmbH a.o.

18:00 – 23:00 Hüttenabend“ and Company Exhibition


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*The price is incl. VAT. Cancellation of participation is only possible in writing. Cancellations received after 10 October 2019 will not be refunded.