EUROMETAL Steel Day, Zurich – 15 and 16 May 2024

EUROMETAL in collaboration with SSHV and VSEMH will organize a Steel Day on the 15th and 16th of May in the city of Zurich.
The conference will take place at the Dorint Airport – Hotel Zürich on the 16th May starting at 9am and ending with a business lunch at 2pm.
The day before, participants are invited to take part in a visit by the company Hans Kohler AG (limited number of visitors: first signed up, first served). At the end of the day we will continue with a welcome dinner at the conference hotel.
This event also has the support of metal.suisse, the Swiss Center for Steel Construction (SZS), the company Hans Kohler AG and the Austrian federation ARGE Stahl- und Metalldistribution.
Agenda for May 15th

14h00 – Visit to Hans Kohler AG facilities
A bus will leave the Dorint Airport – Hotel Zurich at 2pm.
Return scheduled for 5pm.
Limited number of visitors (first signed up, first served).

19h00 – Welcome dinner
Basilico Restaurant at Dorint Airport – Hotel Zurich


Agenda for May 16th

08.30 – Registrations and opening

09.00 – Welcome address by EUROMETAL President, Fernando Espada, SSHV President, Thomas Freuler and VSEMH President, Hans R. Kohler

09.15 – The pressure of decarbonization on industry
              Diana Gutjahr, metal.suisse and Ernst Fischer AG

09.30 – Higher value-added products and services
              Guido Kerkhoff, Klöckner & Co

10.15 – The drivers of steel markets in the EU
              Matthew Watkins, CRU

11.00 – Coffee Break

11.30 – Steel Industry going green
              Julia Bolotova, Fastmarkets

12.00 – How to meet consumer requirements?
              (speaker invited)

12.30 – The intense pressure to supply the best steel.
              Stefan Feichtinger, Swiss Steel

13.00 – Decarbonization as a game-changer for steel distribution
              (speaker invited)

13:30 – Final conclusions
              Andreas Steffes, SSHV and metal.suisse
              Ricardo Silva, EUROMETAL

14.00 – Farewell lunch




Registration fees:

  • EUROMETAL Members & National Federations Members (280€)
  • Non Members (500€)


  • Dorint Airport – Hotel Zürich (Conference room Zeppelin I & II)
    Opfikon CH, Riethofstrasse 40, 8152 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Registration is mandatory to participate in the visit to the Hans Kohler AG facilities.
  • Those participating in the visit must catch the bus outside the hotel at 2pm sharp. Return to the hotel is scheduled before 6pm.

Hotel Reservation:

Standard Room 179.00 CHF (single use)

This reservation link is valid until May 1st, 2024, and usable for reservations between May 14th – 18th, 2024.

The rates mentioned above include buffet breakfast. The local city tax of CHF 3,50 per person and night is not included in the above quoted price.






* Only for EUROMETAL members and for members of the National Federations affiliated to EUROMETAL.