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European Steel Day


21 Apr 2016 09:00 to 14:30


Concert Noble

Event Type

L - Conference, forum


Innovation & Enterprise
Trade & Society

Event Location


Event Description


With the crisis in the EU steel industry at the top of the political agenda, and in the context of the European Steel Day 2016 taking place on 21 April 2016, the European Steel Association (EUROFER) is hosting a press conference to provide the steel industry’s economic outlook and to highlight its key positions.

When & Where?

The press conference will take place at the Concert Noble at Rue d'Arlon 82, 1000 Bruxelles at 9:00 CET on 21 April 2016. This press conference is taking place just ahead of the European Steel Day. More information about the European Steel Day, which you are welcome to attend, can be found at


The press conference will consist of a statement by EUROFER’s President, followed by a Q&A with attendees.


  • Mr Geert Van Poelvoorde, President of EUROFER, Executive Vice President, CEO ArcelorMittal Europe Flat
  • Mr Axel Eggert, Director General, EUROFER


Contact and RSVP

To register for the press conference, please RSVP to Charles de Lusignan, Communications Manager, +32 2 738 79 35 (

About the European steel industry

The European steel industry is a world leader in innovation and environmental sustainability. It has a turnover of around €170 billion and directly employs 320,000 highly-skilled people, producing on average 170 million tonnes of steel per year. More than 500 steel production sites across 24 EU Member States provide direct and indirect employment to millions more European citizens. Closely integrated with Europe’s manufacturing and construction industries, steel is the backbone for development, growth and employment in Europe.

Steel is the most versatile industrial material in the world. The thousands of different grades and types of steel developed by the industry make the modern world possible. Steel is 100% recyclable and therefore is a fundamental part of the circular economy. As a basic engineering material, steel is also an essential factor in the development and deployment of innovative, CO2-mitigating technologies, improving resource efficiency and fostering sustainable development in Europe.