25-27 Sept 2018


Dubai, UAE


Le Meridien


60-70 Speakers


80+ 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.

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Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

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 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Etsuro Hirai

Global CTO and President, Primetals Technologies, Japan


Aditi Tarafdar

Technical Director & HOD, M N Dastur and Co., India

Alberto Passon

GCC Area Manager, Sales, Danieli, Italy

Aldo Tellatin

Vice President Sales, Danieli, Italy

Andrea Diasparro

Vice President, Key Account Management, Danieli, Italy

Andreas Jungbauer

General Sales Manager Endless Strip Production, Primetals Technologies, Austria

Andrew Woollett

CEO, ZincOx Resources Ltd, UK

Antonello Mordeglia

President and CEO Danieli Automation, Danieli, Italy

Armando Vazquez

Sr. Business Development Manager, Tenova Goodfellow Inc., Canada

Ashley Moore

Chairman & Managing Director, ECT, Australia

Ashwin Chandarana

Founder, Entech Engineers, India

Christian Boehm

Head of Sales Direct and Smelting Reduction, Primetals Technologies, Austria

Cristiano Tercelli

Head of Technology & Innovation Minimills and Long Rolling, Primetals Technologies, Austria

Dr Swaren Bedarkar

General Manager- Projects Metallurgy, Electrotherm, India

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee

Secretary General, Indian Steel Association, India

Dr. Debjani Nag

Principal Researcher, R&D, Tata Steel, India

Dr. Gerald Wimmer

Vice President Converter Steelmaking, Primetals Technologies, Austria

Dr. Hesham Saad

Research & Development Director, Egyptian Steel, Egypt

Dr. J.F. Vente

Innovation Manager, ECN. TNO., Netherlands

Dr. Keyvan Jafari Tehrani

Senior International Market Analyst, Jame Tejarat Co., Iran

Dr. Markus Ringhofer

Sales Manager Industry 4.0, Primetals Technologies, Austria

Dr. Rameshwar Sah

Dy. General Manager, JSW Steel Ltd., Vijayanagar Works, India

Dr. Rizwan Janjua

Head of Technology, World Steel Association, Belgium

Dr. Ronghui Zhang

President, Beijing Allied Rongda Engineering Material Co Ltd, China

Dr. Santiago Faucher

CTO & COO, Ecomaister, Korea

Dr. Shin Ya Kitamura

Professor, IMRAM, Tohoku Universtiy, Japan

Dr. Sudarshan Singh

Chairman & Managing Director, ANT Steel Engineers (Asia) Pvt. Ltd., India

Dr. Sudhakar Marur

EVP & CTO, Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd, India

Dr. Xu Haichuan

Professor, Department of Advanced Material, Central Iron & Steel Research Institute, China

Enrico Plazzogna

Executive Vice President - Sales & Marketing Dept., Danieli, Italy

Graham Cooper

Director (Special Project), Inductotherm., Australia

Heiner Guschall

CEO, SICON Gmbh, Germany

Hobson Wang

Chief Representative MENA, Shandong Province Metallurgical Engineering Ltd, China

Hossein Aziztaemeh

Engineering Manager, Mines and Metals Engineering, Iran

Hussain Agha

CEO, Agha Steel Industries Ltd, Pakistan

Iouri Martynov

Executive Sales Manager, Danieli, Italy

Johan van Boggelen

Technology Manger, R&D, Tata Steel, Netherlands

Kaushik Prajapati

Head – Quality Assurance Al Ghurair Iron & Steel, UAE

Krishnakant Tekriwal

CEO, EMF Technologies, India

Kunal Kanti Sarkar

Executive Director, Wesman, India

Kuruganti Chidambaran

CEO, Sribir Group, India

Manolo Mattucci

Technical Sales Manager, Danieli Environment & Systems, Danieli, Italy

Marcel Van Reimersdahl

Technology Manager, Danieli, Germany

Marina Carias

Metallurgical Engineer, UFOP, Brazil

Matthias Moritz

General Manager Metallurgy, AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH, Germany

Neil Goodman

Managing Director, Smelt Tech Consulting, Australia

P S Anand Prakash

Founder & CEO, Chargewave Energykem Pvt. Ltd., India

Praveen Chaturvedi

Sales Upstream, Metals Division, Tenova, India

Prof. Dr. Taha Mattar

President, CMRDI, Egypt

Prof. Veena Sahajwalla

Director, Sustainable Materials Research & Technology, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Raghav Kabra

Chief Operating & Innovation officer, Raghav Productivity Enhancers Limited, India

Rajan Kumar Singh

Manager, JSW Steel Limited, India

Rajesh Kabra

Managing Director, Raghav Productivity Enhancers Limited, India

S N Dominic

Founder, Nellikuru Innovations Pvt. Ltd., India

Sang-yoon Oh

CEO, Ecomaister, South Korea

Sanjiv Paul

Vice President, TATA Steel Ltd., India

Satadri Chanda

Executive Director, EMT Megatherm, India

Srimanta Sam

Sr. Manager R&D, JSW Steel Ltd, India

V S Balarama Krishna

COO, BMM Ispat Ltd, India

Yadav Mithaleshwar

DGM, Danieli India Ltd., India

Yogesh Dalmia

Chairman, Suraj Products Limited, India

Young Ju Ko

Leader of CEM Project Team, Technical Research Lab, POSCO, South Korea

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


Iron Making & DRI

  • Hismelt
  • Hisarna
  • Romelt / Magma Smelting
  • Finex
  • Optimizing gas based DRI plants
  • Production of DRI by rotary hearth furnace (RHF) technology in China
  • MATMOR- Development Of An Innovative DRI Technology

New Products

  • An innovative product in AHSS family with excellent bend ability
  • Plastics and Carbon Composites – Why are auto manufacturers bullish on it?
  • Seismic resistant TMT Re-bat through QST process
  • Multi Metal Coatings in Plasma Environment for Corrosion Resistant Steel
  • Chemical reducing Coke Rates by 30-50 kgs per THM in Blast Furnace

Energy Efficiency

  • Biogas- Future of iron and steel making
  • Reducing coke consumption in BF using high temp HBT
  • Energy savings through latest combustion technologies
  • i-Milena Gasification of High Ash Low- Rank Coal


  • Quantum EAF
  • Q-Melt and Q-One : The future technology
  • Consteel – Continous Charging System
  • Appropriate technologies for emerging markets
  • Improvement Of Meltshop Efficiency By Scrap Refining
  • How To Reduce Cost of Production Using Innovative Ramming Mass
  • Bigger capacity Steel Melt Shop through Induction Furnace Route
  • Flexible BOF steelmaking allowing for increased scrap usage
  • A Global Environment Solution To Reduce Emission from Iron and Steel Industries
  • Monolithic Casting Repair Technology Of BF Hearth
  • How to make clean steel through IF route?


  • Long Rolling Into The Future
  • Second Generation of Endless Rolling, Mega Endless
  • MI.DA 4.0
  • Compact Endless Casting And Rolling Mill (CEM)
  • Danieli Universal Endless- DUE
  • ARVEDI ESP: High Quality Ultra Thin And Thick Strip Production
  • Slit rolling

Waste Management

  • Dry Slag Atomization Technology
  • Value Generation From Steel Plant Process Waste
  • Extraction And Recovery Of Valuable Elements From Steelmaking Slag
  • Rubber tyre replacing coke
  • Alternative Way To Make Ferro Silicon
  • Environmental Protection And Energy Savings By Suitable Material Handling Systems
  • Conversion Of Mill Scale Waste Into Valuable Product
  • Full Recycling Of EAF And IF Dust
  • Indutec – Extracting Zn from Dust
  • Ecogravel technology
  • ENVISION: A digital tool for integrating environmental activities of steel making
  • Municipal Wastewater for Industrial Water Applications
  • Carbon Smart Utilization Of Process Gases For Low Carbon, Renewable Transport Fuels
  • Pathways Towards A Reduced Carbon Footprint
  • Value Added Products And Process Improvement


  • Digital transformation of the Steel Industry
  • Energy Benchmarking System and Maintenance and Reliability system
  • Digi&Met
  • Through Process Optimization (TPO)

Participant Profile

Participating Companies

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





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