At Blechexpo 2019 professionals will meet
for the 14th time with industry insiders

Stuttgart / Grevenbroich – In six months’, the gates to the 14th Blechexpo trade fair, International Trade Fair for Sheet Metal Working, organised by P.E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG, will open. The international industry meets every two years at this trade fair to present its innovations and state-of-the-art technology. In addition, there is a lively exchange of ideas and thoughts.

In order to promote this exchange of thoughts and ideas, the trade fair organisers have teamed up with GmbH & Co. KG and agreed that the Blechexpo-ExpertsMeeting will take place on the first evening of the fair, 5 November 2019. The motto of the event is

"The Steel Industry in Times of Globalization and Industry 4.0".

The following experts have already confirmed their attendance and will give a 15-minute lecture in the evening:

Prof. Dr. Matthias Liewald, Head of the Institute for Forming Technology at the  University of   Stuttgart   Topic: "Brief overview of current research priorities for the forming of steel & new process approaches to Industry 4.0".

Norbert Thumfart, CEO Weyland GmbH and Board Member ARGE Stahl- und  Metalldistribution  Topic: The future of the steel industry and its suppliers in Eastern Europe

Tim Milde, Managing Director and COO at XOM Materials GmbH
Topic: eCommerce and platforms as an opportunity for the metal market

Dr. Markus Reifferscheid, Vice President, R&D at the SMS Group,
Topic: The learning [steel] plant

Dr. Ir. Menno van der Winden, GM Advanced Analytics at TATA Steel Europe
 Topic: WEF "Lighthouse 2019": Award for drastic improvement of production by  Advanced Analytics

On the following day, in addition to these prominent speakers, further representatives of renowned companies will give short presentations in the Blechexpo Forum. The motto of the evening event will continue to apply. First registrations have already been received.

Exhibiting companies wishing to participate in the Blechexpo-ExpertsMeeting and present themselves and their innovations at the Blechexpo Forum are cordially invited to do so.

Since we unfortunately cannot accept any further presentations for the evening event of the 4th stahlnews-ExpertMeeting, we are offering the Blechexpo Forum as a full-day presentation platform on 6 November. Here you can present your company. However, you should not lose sight of the motto of the forum and the expert meeting "The steel industry in times of globalisation and industry 4.0".

After you have made a binding registration for a presentation, we will make your participation public and point out the forum and its speakers at the ExpertsMeeting the evening before. In return, we expect you to mention your participation in the Blechexpo Forum on your homepage.

Date:                                06 November 2019
Registration deadline:   16.September 2019     
Time:                                from 10.00 a.m. 
Duration of a lecture:      approx. 20 minutes

Furthermore, we would be pleased if you supported the Blechexpo-ExpertsMeeting with a sponsor contribution. Consider sponsoring an investment - it's worthwhile! Here you can inform yourself about the modalities.    


Since the number of presentations is limited, you should quickly decide to participate in the Blechexpo forum. If you have any questions or requests, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The following companies have already registered for the Blechexpo Forum

  • ArcelorMIttal Deutschland
  • Kasto Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
  • Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions S.L.
  • EWM AG
  • August Alborn GmbH & Co. KG
  • LAP GmbH Laser Applikationen
    Subject (German): "Rolling process optimization through real-time information on cold strip thickness"


Hans G. Diederichs GmbH & Co. KG

Rhenaniastr. 26

D-41516 Grevenbroich

Phone:   +49 2181 47 29 90-0
Fax:        +49 2181 47 29 90-9

Mobile:  +49 151 22 31 82 61



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