The 10th edition Made in Steel, the international conference & exhibition dedicated to the steel industry, ended on 11 May at fieramilano Rho, where it had begun on the 9th. More than 300 companies were present representing the entire steel industry sector, from production to use, passing through transformation and services, including logistics. 25% came from abroad, a marked improvement compared to 2021. Twenty-one countries were represented, including Italy. The exhibition area exceeded 15 thousand square meters, an absolute record for the event. Over 60 Italian and foreign buyers took part in the 10th edition Made in Steel https://www.madeinsteel.it/en/, thanks to the collaboration with ICE – Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies.
Since 2005, the year of its debut, the biennial event has seen constant growth, so much so that it has shifted the focus from the Southern European steel supply chain to the international one, thus expanding the area of influence and attractiveness.
Organized by siderweb – The steel community, the main Italian organ of information, analysis and consultancy specialized in the steel sector, this event offers not only business opportunities but also reflection, relationships and knowledge, through conferences, forums and round tables.
10th edition Made in Steel: how the markets are doing
And the role of steel in Europe, the steel and market situation, the reconstruction of Ukraine were the topics discussed on the second day of the 2023 event. Topics at the center of the conference “The role of Ukraine in the new Europe of steel” which saw the intervention of Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of Metinvest.
In the siderweb Arena on the other hand, “Mercato & Surroundings” was staged, the appointment created by siderweb to monitor the trend of the national and international steel market, which for the first time was held in presence and not in the form of a webinar .
Emanuele Norsa, Kallanish analyzed the trend of the international steel market recalling how difficult the first part of 2023 was. In particular due to a not good, if not downright negative sentiment.
10th edition Made in Steel: the role of China
“This in China has had an impact on the price of raw materials, which remain high compared to historical levels but at lower levels than the peaks recorded in 2022. The Dragon therefore remains a point of reference. Its apparent consumption will grow by 5.5%, however not sufficient to give a boost to prices internationally. For this reason, a certain stability is expected in Europe for 2023 and a recovery should come”.
A situation that overall, “on the one hand, had beneficial effects on energy costs, which last year had a very significant impact both globally and, above all, in Europe. Now, despite the correction in commodity prices, the steel spread is not as much under pressure. We can therefore say that the market is finding its stability, despite the difficulties that still exist”.