AISI Participates in Steel Business Briefing's First Green Steel Summit May 20-21

Focus on climate legislation, steel industry’s achievements in minimizing its carbon footprint through improved efficiencies and technologies in steel production

Washington, D.C., 5/20/2010 - Steel Business Briefing (SBB) is hosting its first Green Steel Summit on May 20-21 to focus on environmental sustainability in the global steel industry.  American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) President and CEO Thomas J. Gibson will speak during Session 2: “The Producers’ Perspective- Mills Discuss How They Are Responding To Growing Green Demands.”  Steel Recycling Institute Vice President Greg Crawford will speak during Session 3: “An Inside Look at Inputs- The Likely Implications of a Greener Industry for Raw Materials Suppliers.” Edward G. Opbroek, director of WorldAutoSteel and recent winner of the 2010 Market Development Industry Leadership Award, given at AISI’s 2010 General Meeting, will present “Reinventing Automotive Steel” during Session 4: “End Users Speak out- How Steel’s Main Markets Are Responding to the New Environmental Climate.”  The conference will host five sessions with featured speakers from companies such as ArcelorMittal, Nucor Corporation, Siemens VAI and Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc. 

AISI and the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) are hosting a booth at the conference aimed at educating and informing attendees of the industry’s environmental achievements and “report card”on progress in minimizing its carbon footprint.  Exhibit hours will run from 8:30 to 4:30 on May 20 and 7:30 to 12:30 on May 21. 

The SBB conference is designed to “highlight ways in which steel products and consumers, as well as industry suppliers, need to prepare themselves for likely changes, as well as the potential challenges they may face.”  Proposed U.S. climate legislation, expanding steel markets in a carbon constrained world, scrap and DRI are a few topics that will be covered during the two-day conference.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice.  AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology.  AISI is comprised of 25 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 138 associate and affiliate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry.  AISI's member companies represent approximately 75 percent of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.  For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s Web site at

Nancy Gravatt
Vice President, Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7115