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Media Partnership: Advancing Europe’s Net-Zero Industry


Media Partnership: Advancing Europe’s Net-Zero Industry

Advancing Europe’s Net-Zero Industry: How the race for fossil-free competitive energy will reshape manufacturing value-chains

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Wind, solar, hydrogen, electric vehicles, next-generation construction – these are the technologies that will drive the EU towards net zero and they are all built on steel.

As a critical input for building clean tech infrastructure, the EU steel sector is the key to deliver on the decarbonisation of the broader European economy. It is also a crucial moment to deliver on its decarbonisation across its manufacturing base and ensure the competitiveness of its 60 green steel projects by 2030.

However, these efforts require joined-up thinking in industrial policy as much as they demand sustainable, reliable, low-carbon energy. The U.S. has shown a possible way forward with the Inflation Reduction Act.

Join this EUROFER Conference to discuss about those pressing issues with CEOs and business leaders from the entire manufacturing value chain, in particular across the steel, renewables and electrolysers sectors, as well as with senior officials and policymakers charged with accelerating Europe’s green transition.

Panellists will exchange views on:

- Policies to incentivise sustained investment in European clean tech value chains.
- How to support decarbonisation of manufacturing while avoiding carbon leakage as well as green investment leakage.
- Boosting hydrogen capacity and building a crisis-proof electricity market design ensuring affordable prices for industrial consumers who are net-zero drivers.

Please note that EURACTIV is only managing online registrations. In case you have any questions about in-person registrations, please contact Lucia Sali at

Organised by: EUROFER
Media Partner: EURACTIV


Sofitel Brussels Europe
Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels


Welcome & opening speech: Francesc Rubiralta Rubio, EUROFER President, Chairman and CEO of Celsa Group

Panel discussion:

Kerstin Jorna, Director-General, DG GROW, European Commission
Ruud Kempener, Member of Cabinet of Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy
Geert Van Poelvoorde, Executive vice president - CEO ArcelorMittal Europe, EUROFER Vice-President
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO of Hydrogen Europe
Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope

Q&A with the public

Conclusions: Axel Eggert, EUROFER Director General


Dave Keating, EURACTIV


14:00 - 14:30 – Registrations (In-person participants only)

14:30 - 16:00 – Conference

16:00 – 17:30 – Get-together (In-person participants only)


Tamara Novel