The Future Steel Forum 2020, which takes place at the Grandior Hotel, Prague, 2-3 June, is shaping up to be a must-attend event for anybody with an interest in digital manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and the production of steel.

Now in its fourth successful year, the Future Steel Forum, established in 2017 by Matthew Moggridge, editor of Quartz Business Media's Steel Times International, can confirm that the 2020 conference will include presentations from leading global players including an opening keynote presentation from Dave Stickler, CEO of Big River Steel of Osceola, Arkansas, USA, the world's first 'learning mill' which relies heavily upon digital manufacturing and artificial intelligence technology supplied by SMS Digital and San Francisco-based who will also be making presentations.

The Future Steel Forum 2020 will be hosting top flight speakers from ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker, Tata Steel India, Liberty Steel, Kobe Steel of Japan, South Korean steel giant POSCO, Metinvest Digital of Russia, Badische Stahlwerke and Buderus Edelstahl of Germany.

Programme director Moggridge said the door was still open to other leading global steelmakers who are willing to discuss their relationship with Industry 4.0 and its associated technologies. "The Future Steel Forum is now a leading global meeting place for steel professionals interested in moving forward with digitalisation and embracing the use of artificial intelligence in steelmaking," he said, adding that the full programme will be online very shortly.

In addition to steelmakers, the 2020 Forum will hear from leading academics in the field, steel industry associations, production technologists, plant builders and cyber security specialists.

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