On the pathway to green steel!

It's that time again: METEC is just around the corner! From June 12–16, 2023, Düsseldorf will be once again the heart of our industry. This year, we will turn the spotlight on our ideas for a sustainable metals industry – including the topics of green metals, life cycle partnership, digitalization and Industrie 4.0.

We cordially invite you to METEC 2023 and to visit us at our booth E40/41 in hall 1 for a personal exchange of ideas and to experience our answers for the future. 

Be our guest and discover the bright world of metals!

How to find us:
Hall 1, Booth E40/41

Hall 1, Booth E40/41

Also meet our experts from:

Paul Wurth

  SMS Concast  


Lux Automation

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Hotel booking

Do you need a hotel reservation for your METEC 2023 visit? Our partner “optiMICE” will assist you.

Leading partner talks

METEC 2023 will provide a platform for the most important people to have their say: our customers and experts. During the whole week, we will host reputed specialists from our industry and SMS group opening insights on the megatrends in the world of metals.

June 12

10:30 Economic and ecological pickling and galvanizing lines
Nathanael Dischinger (SMS group), Qingjiang Zhao (SMS group)
11:30 Predictive product quality by leveraging Artificial Intelligence
Rashmi Murthy (SMS group)
12:30 Digital life cycle partnership
Thiago Turchetti Maia (SMS group)
14:00 The future of steelmaking: The autonomous steel plant
Katja Windt (SMS group)
15:00 Powerful performance packages for hot flat rolling mills
Georg Padberg (SMS group), Jennifer Grzyb (SMS group)
16:00 Unlock the performance of your plant: Integrated assessment and consulting
Klaus Beckers (SMS group)
17:00 Paving the way to fully automatic flat rolling: X-Pact® Centerline Control
Guido Eichert (EMG Automation), Alexander Kofler (SMS group)

June 13

10:30 Performance services for a true life cycle partnership
Jürgen Schanderl (SMS group), David Jeffrey (SMS group)
11:30 H2 Green Steel: The world's first green steel plant
Maria Persson Gulda (H2 Green Steel), Christian Geerkens (SMS group)
12:30 Milestones towards a green coil. Carbon-free flat steel production
Thomas Daube (SMS group), Cosimo Cecere (SMS group)
14:00 From vision to reality: Technology-based pathways to decarbonize the global iron and steelmaking industry
Thomas Hansmann (SMS group)
15:00 Viridis Energy & Sustainablity Suite: A powerful tool to turn metals green 
Lis Soares (SMS group), Paula Pomaro (SMS group)
16:00 From system expertise to integrated lifecycle services. A boost for ElvalHalcor's plant performance 
Stavros Kallinosis (ElvalHalcor), Christian Pfeifer (SMS group)
17:00 Every drop counts. High-efficient water treatment plants of the future
Frediani Salvatore (Cogne Acciai Speciali), Jovana Gradinac (SMS group), Stefan Schmidt (SMS group)

June 14

10:45 turningmetalsgreen in Europe
André Schneider (SMS group)
11:30 Transforming complex recycling materials into value. The Aurubis multimetal recycling plant
Heiko Arnold (Aurubis), Michael Rzepczyk (SMS group)
12:30 Fabrimetal. Bar and wire for Western Africa
Mouhamed Kawar (Fabrimetal), Marco Asquini (SMS group)
14:00 Future trends – Circular and decarbonized economy 
Edwin Eichler (SMS group)
15:00 Hybar LLC - a steel start-up relies on sustainable rebar minimill technology
David Stickler (Hybar LLC), Burkhard Dahmen (SMS group)

June 15

10:30 How to decarbonize rolling mills for long products
Thomas Maßmann (SMS group), Andrea Turolo (SMS group), Thiago Turchetti Maia (SMS group)
11:30 SULB and SMS group. A real life cycle partnership
Ravi Singh (SULB), Pedrag Kaljevic (SMS group)
12:30 New hot-dip galvanizing line for advanced high-strength steel at Salzgitter Flachstahl 
Michael Brühl (Salzgitter Flachstahl), Oliver Meyer (Salzgitter Flachstahl), Holger Behrens (SMS group)
14:00 Pathways towards a green future. The steel industry in the year 2050 
Tim Kleier (SMS group)
15:00 Autonomous operation of an entire plant complex with X-Pact® Lights-Out 
Klaus Pronold (SMS group)
16:00 Asymetric rolling of packaging steel. A new technology implemented at Rasselstein
Martin Höß and Alexander Ring (both thyssenkrupp Steel - Packaging Steel), Hartmut Pawelski and Holger Pulst (both SMS group)
17:00 Sustainable coating solutions for refurbishment and repairs
Caroline Chatard (SMS group), Markus Mirz (SMS group)

Your contact

Tina Oelmann

Oelmann, Tina


+49 2161 3501239
SMS group GmbH
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Moenchengladbach