More than 150 key stakeholders from the high tech world of Industry 4.0 and steel production will convene in Warsaw, Poland 6-7 June 2018 to attend the second Future Steel Forum (

The Future Steel Forum Europe’s is dedicated solely to the subject of Industry 4.0 and steel manufacturing and provides attendees with the opportunity to hear the latest thinking on smart manufacturing and the way ahead for the global steel industry.

The 2018 agenda will include presentations from leading industry players such as:

• Pinakin Chaubal, General Manager at ArcelorMittal Group
• Sarajit Jha, Chief Digital Officer, Business Technologist, at Tata Steel
• Dr. rer. Nat. Zeljko Cancarevic, Head of Innovation, Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH
• Kirill Sukovykh, NLMK-SAP Co-innovation Lab Lead, NLMK Group
• Rizwan Janjua, Head of Technology, World Steel Association
• Jan Petko, General Manager, Process Technology Excellence, US Steel Kosice
• Emilio Riva, CEO and Founder, The Steel Hub.
• Roger Andersson, head of research, SWEREA MEFOS.

The programme will focus on a number of hot topics including:

• How Technology Catalyses Disruptive Change in the Steel Industry.
• How the Internet of Things can Improve Steel Plant Safety
• Artificial Intelligence – translating the theory into reality
• Open innovation and Social Product Development
• Integration of Industry 4.0 to Existing Steel Plant Facilities
• Plus presentations from Fives Group, Primetals Technologies, PSI and SMS group.

This year’s conference also features two discussion panels. The first, entitled Great Expectations, argues that the digital transformation is disruptive in nature. It holds promises of great returns and productivity, however: how does one justify investment in the face of uncertainties? This cannot be a leap of faith and rather requires clear understanding of facts, deliverables and limitations. The panel discussion will bring together the two sides (steelmakers and OEMs) in order to debate the expectations and deliverables.

Our second discussion panel is entitled Engineering Education and Qualifying the Industry 4.0 Workforce. It will discuss how the steel industry is preparing to educate and re-educate the Industry 4.0 generation.

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