Rescheduled Dates:

Stainless Steel World Conference & Exhibition

27 – 29 September 2022

MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Due to the restrictions imposed by The Netherlands Government in response to the ongoing (covid-19) coronavirus situation, we felt that could no longer host a credible and secure Stainless Steel World Conference & Expo in November 2021 for our community.
We have therefore taken the decision to reschedule the Stainless Steel World Conference & Expo 2021 to September 2022
We would like to say a huge and heartfelt Thank You to all our sponsors, exhibitors and participants who have expressed their support of this decision and who will return to Maastricht with us in September 2022.
We also thank our suppliers and our venue MECC Maastricht for their understanding as we all work together toward our 2022 event.
More details will follow in the coming days as we communicate our future plans with all our participants. ……… but rest assured TOGETHER we will ensure that what would have been a successful event November 2021 will be an even greater success in September 2022!
We look forward to welcoming you all back to Maastricht in September 2022!

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Stainless Steel World Conference

The Stainless Steel World Conference has established itself as the premier international forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the manufacture and application of stainless steels. The event contributes to the development of new corrosion-resistant alloys as well as to a better understanding of the most recent trends in the fields of welding, fabrication, surface treatment and materials specification.

2022 will be our 12th Stainless Steel World Conference in Europe and the key focus for the conference this year will be discussion, interaction, and knowledge transfer.

Interactive workshops will focus on new alloy developments – challenges and opportunities; welding; additive manufacturing; and modern energies: new possibilities for stainless steels and the contribution of stainless steels to sustainability.

More formal presentations will cover new developments in the manufacture of stainless steels, applications of stainless steel in green energy technologies (solar, wind, hydrogen, etc) as well as varying aspects of corrosion, cladding, automotive, manufacturing, applications, and duplex/super duplex.
Plenaries will address the circular economy and sustainability of the global stainless steel market as well as the use of stainless steels and other corrosion resistant alloys in a variety of industries.

Furthermore a panel of ‘stainless experts’ will also be at hand to solve your technical issues in both the conference and on the expo floor… where a whole spectrum of social events will be interlaced with some surprising twists.

SSW2021 Advance Conference Program

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This long established and renowned 3-day combined conference and exhibition continues to be a key industry event in the CRA professionals’ calendar.

Bringing together corrosion and materials experts from the global market place in one place at one time, this unique event provides an excellent opportunity to meet with both manufacturers, suppliers, traders and stockists involved in all stages of production of materials at the exhibition AND to join together with the engineers, end users and decision makers of the stainless steel industry during the conference and supplementary seminar programme.

The Stainless Steel World Conference & Exhibition 2022, will be tailored toward providing direct business to business and networking opportunities PLUS will welcome diversity of global knowledge from exhibitors, visitors and conference delegates which we hope will contribute to expanding the understanding and knowledge necessary for future industry growth.

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The Stainless Steel World 2021 Steering Committee

Jan van de Wetering

Jan van de Wetering

Nouryon Chairman, Steering Committee
Shankar Venkataraman

Shankar Venkataraman

Schmidt + Clemens
Nicole Kinsman

Nicole Kinsman

International Molybdenum Association
Kiyo Ichikawa

Ms Kiyo Ichikawa

KCI Publishing BV
Barinder J S Ghai

Mr Barinder J S Ghai

Sandvik Materials Technology
Jacko Aerts

Mr Jacko Aerts