This year’s AISTech 2024 trade fair and conference in Columbus, Ohio, was all about positive prospects and developments. 685 exhibitors, significantly more than last year, presented themselves from May 6 to 8 and attracted more than 8,000 trade visitors. The Town Hall Forum offered a broad and far-reaching outlook on the key topics of safety, green steel, sustainable energy supply, artificial intelligence and market developments in the steel industry. Managers from the leading North American steel companies gave their views on real and visionary topics, including how to improve society’s perception of the steel industry. Despite the various challenges, the industry is optimistic about the future. The common goal is to produce C02-neutral steel by 2050.

Our participation in Ohio this year was characterized by many constructive and intensive discussions with customers. In keeping with the motto of the Town Hall Forum, “Sustainable Optimism”, AMEPA draws a consistently positive conclusion and would like to thank everyone for the lively response.