2 Con­fer­ences - 1 Loca­tion March, 22 – 26, 2021 Bremen – Germany

8th ECIC European Coke and Ironmaking Congress

9th ICSTI International Conference on Science and Technology of Ironmaking

Following the success of two independent Congresses - the International Cokemaking Congress (ICMC) and the European lronmaking Congress (EIC)- the European Coke and lronmaking Congress (ECIC) will seamlessly combine both worlds of coke and ironmaking. After taking place in Aachen (1st EIC 1986), Essen (1st ICMC 1987), Glasgow (2nd EIC 1991), London (2nd ICMC 1992), Gent (3rd ECIC 1996), Paris (4th ECIC 2000), Stockholm (5th ECIC 2005), Düsseldorf (6th ECIC) and Linz (7th ECIC), Bremen will be the location of this outstanding event together with the International Conference on Science and Technology of Ironmaking (ICSTI) which takes place for the 9th time after Sendai 1994, Toronto 1998, Düsseldorf 2003, Osaka 2006, Shanghai 2009, Rio de Janeiro 2012, Cleveland 2015 and Vienna 2018. Both events will cover all fields of ironmaking including pre-product steps such as iron ore agglomeration and cokemaking.

The 8th ECIC sets the focus more on practical, plant operational results and plant construction and the 9th ICSTI more on fundamental research work and evaluation.

Both events will provide a forum for best practise and state of the art technology, new developments, new ideas and research results.

Between 500 and 700 experts are expected to attend. An important exhibition area will bring together key equipment suppliers from the ironmaking and cokemaking industry.

First Announcement

Scope and Topics

The 8th ECIC and 9th ICSTI will bring together a wide range of experts, coming from plant operation, plant suppliers, universities and research institutes, who share expertise in

  • Cokemaking
  • Sintering
  • Pelletising
  • Blast furnace ironmaking
  • Direct reduction
  • Smelting reduction
  • Industry 4.0 in ironmaking

Compliance Rules

The Steel Institute VDEh and all cooperating organizations are committed to adhering strictly to all applicable antitrust laws. Within the context of 8th ECIC and 9th ICSTI it is strictly prohibited to discuss competitively sensitive subjects such as price-fixing agreements or agreements on quantities.

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