Posted on 07/10/2008 in category Convention


Two excellent guest speakers have confirmed their participation at the Ferrous Division plenary session

  • Dr Jost A. Massenberg, Member of the Executive Board, ThyssenKrupp Steel AG, will be giving a presentation on ThyssenKrupp’s strategies for the global steel markets.
    Dr Massenberg has been Executive Board Member of ThyssenKrupp Stahl AG since 1998. In the Executive Board of the new ThyssenKrupp Steel AG he is responsible for the Industry Business Unit, representing a sales volume of approximately 8 mmt flat steel and a turnover of about 6 bn€. With a total crude steel output of around 14.5 million metric tons in fiscal 2006/2007, ThyssenKrupp Steel is Germany’s biggest and Europe’s second-biggest steel producer. The company employs roughly 40,000 people and generated sales of more than 13.2 billion euros last fiscal year.

  • Professor Dr Norbert Walter is Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank Group and Head of Deutsche Bank Research. Before his current position he was professor and director at the renowned Kiel Institute for World Economics and was a John J. McCloy Distinguished Research Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC (1986 - 1987). He holds a doctorate in economics from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main. As chief economist of Deutsche Bank Group Norbert Walter is responsible for a globally integrated approach in economic research. Deutsche Bank's think tank, Deutsche Bank Research, covers a wide spectrum of issues ranging from economic forecasting to country rating and sector analysis. Services are rendered to the Bank's board, staff, customers and the general public. In addition to holding these responsibilities at Deutsche Bank, Professor Walter is a member of the Committee of Wise Men on the Regulation of European Securities Markets ("Lamfalussy group"). During the upcoming BIR Convention he will be analyzing “Is the Global Recession avoidable?”.

Please also note that the plenary session of the Ferrous Division will now take place at 9.00 hrs on Friday, 31 October, at the Hilton Hotel in Düsseldorf. It will be followed by the session of the Shredder Committee, which will start at 11.00 hrs, in parallel to the Radioactivity Workshop.