Welcome to the METEC and 4th ESTAD 2019 in Düsseldorf
Dear Madam / Sir,
The 10th edition of the major international trade fair for metallurgical plant supplier and manufacturing companies, METEC 2019, will take place in Düsseldorf from the 25th to the 29th of June 2019. This outstanding event started back in 1979 and always takes place in Düsseldorf. Since the first METEC, the Steel Institute VDEh has organized, in close cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf, accompanying metallurgical steel congresses and conferences.
In 2013, the Steel Institute VDEh proposed a new event located in Europe, called the European Steel Technology and Application Days (ESTAD), which is open to steel producers, steel users, plant suppliers, research institutes, as well as universities from around the world. ESTAD is hosted in joint cooperation between the Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials (ASMET), the Swedish Steel Producers Association (Jernkontoret), Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia (AIM), and the German Steel Institute VDEh.
The 1st ESTAD took place in April 2014 in Paris, France, the 2nd together with METEC in June 2015 in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the 3rd in June 2017 in Vienna, Austria.
The 4th ESTAD will be held parallel to the METEC 2019, starting with a get-together in the evening of the 24th of June and ending with plant visits on the 28th of June. Between these dates, participants have the opportunity to attend numerous presentations covering the latest technical developments in the world of steel.
We are looking forward to welcoming you as a participant, especially during the opening and plenary sessions of METEC and the 4th ESTAD, which will take place on the morning of the 25th of June 2019.
Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff
Chairman Steel Institute VDEh
President German Steel Federation
Dr. Peter Dahlmann
Executive Member of the Managing Board
Steel Institute VDEh