25-27 Sept 2018


Dubai, UAE


Le Meridien


40-50 Professional Speakers


90-100 Exhibitors

Event Objective

The Global Steel Innovation Forum is conference cum exhibition platform to showcase the disruptive and cutting-edge technological innovations in the steel and associated sector which can bring in a big change in the operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness and take the whole process to the next level. The idea is to bring forth the innovations which can be co-opted and adopted rather than getting reinvented with an intent to channelize the available resources for researching, innovating and achieving the NEW & the NEXT.

1. To showcase disruptive and cutting-edge technological innovations in the steel sector with a 360-degree coverage

2. To launch and exhibit the NEXT BIG THING in the Steel Technology, Process, Product & Application, Equipment and Mining.

3. To facilitate constructive dialogue between Innovators & Innovation Seekers

Ardeshir Afzali

Deputy Managing Director, Esfahan Steel Company, Iran

Ashley Moore

Chairman & Managing Director, ECT India

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee

Secretary General, Indian Steel Association, India

Dr. Hesham Saad

Research & Development Director, Egyptian Steel, Egypt

Dr. Santiago Faucher

CTO & COO, Ecomaister (Korea)

Dr. Shin Ya Kitamura

Professor, IMRAM, Tokohu Universtiy, Japan

Dr. Zhang Rong Hui

President, Beijing Allied Rongda Engineering Material Co Ltd, China

Hobson Wang

Chief Representative MENA, Shandon Province Metallurgical Engineering Ltd, China

Hussein Agha

CEO, Agha Steel Industries Ltd, Pakistan

Ms Aditi Tarafdar

HOD (Process Metallurgy & Ferro Alloys), M N Dastur & Co

Professor Veena Sahajwalla

Director, Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, University of New South Wales

Technical Committee

Atanu Mukherjee

President, M.N. Dastur

Dr. Sanak Mishra

Ex VP Arcelor Mittal, Ex MD SAIL (RSP), India

Dr. Vinod Nowal

Deputy Managing Director , JSW Steel, India

Subject Spread

1. HISarna, An alternative iron making process.

2. HI Smelt,A direct smelting process for making iron straight from the ore.

3. FINEX, An innovative iron making process

4. A new way of crushing coal so as to improve the proportion of Non-coking Coal that can be used in Cokemaking

5. A new compound enabling cyanide removal at economical rates from water from Blast Furnace Gas Cleaning Plant (GCP) as well as from Coke ovens

6. New process for production of high-surface area, high-purity iron powder from the by-product of the steel plant

7. A soil conditioner produced by chemical treatment of a steel plant by-product

8. A new grade high strength armour steel with excellent weldebility

9. Production of Reduced Graphene Oxide from a bio source

10. Slag-fluidiser that allows for higher alumina presence in the blast furnace slag without impacting, amongst others, slag fluidity

11. Extraction and recovery of valuable elements from steelmaking slag

12. Dry slag atomization technology

13. Use of waste rubber to reduce coke dependence in steelmaking

14. An alternative way to manufacture Ferro-Silicon

15. The digital Transformation of the Steel Industry

16. Highly Efficient Minimills with Scrap Pre-heating (Quantum EAF)

17. Direct Rolling (WinLink) and new Process Models

18. Through-Process Optimization (TPO), an integrated solution for steel production with best quality and highest productivity at lowest cost

19. Flexible BOF steelmaking allowing for increased scrap rates

20. Long rolling into the future

21. Future-oriented Sustainable Steelmaking Solutions – Saving Resources. Creating Value

22. GreenSteel Making Technologies for Induction Furnaces

23. Improving melt shop efficiency by Scrap Refining

24. Addressing limitation of endless rolling mills through new innovations in continuous casting machines

25. High quality DRI production with low carbon emissions and substantially low water consumption by Integrating COLDRY and MATMOR technologies

Participant Profile

Event Format



Biggest platform to design, deliberate, discuss  and showcase the Next Big Thing in Steel



Largest global platform for showcasing/ exhibiting innovations in steel sector

product launch

Product Launch

New technology, process and product launches in steel sector



Dedicated workshops on new technologies and products



Networking opportunity with largest gathering of steel scientists, steel makers, steel innovators, steel user


How Waste Tyres Can Reduce Dependence of Coke in Steel Making?

Professor Veena Sahajwalla

Center for Sustainable Materials, Research and Technology UNSW

Event Location

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: Airport Road,Garhoud – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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