Mark your calendars for these important 2022 conferences

The International Conference on Steels in Cars and Trucks will focus on the sustainability and future of steel in automotive applications. (Courtesy: Shutterstock)

European Conference on Heat Treatment/IFHTSE 27th Congress

September 5-8, 2022 | Salzburg, Austria

At the present time, more than 90 authors from 22 countries have provided abstracts to the 27th IFHTSE Congress and ECHT2022. The conference, sponsored by the Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials and taking place at the Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Center, will also feature a symposium in memoriam to Sören Segerberg. This special symposium is dedicated to the late Swedish researcher who passed away last year.

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6th International Conference on Steels in Cars and Trucks

June 19-23, 2022 | Milan, Italy

This event will be at the NH Milano Congress Center and will allow more than 500 participants from all over the world to visit Milan, Italy, and join more than 160 presentations from industry and research. The keynote speaker will be Gregory Ludkovsky, VP R&D, ArcelorMittal. The title of his presentation is  “Reinventing steel in a world of disruption.” Other keynote speakers will be speaking about sustainability and the future of steel in future automotive applications.

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Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies

October 10-14, 2022 | Portorož, Slovenia

The Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT) conference series provides a forum for academics, researchers, and practicing engineers to meet and exchange innovative ideas and information on all aspects of material processing technologies. It was founded in 1990 at the Dublin City University in  Dublin, Ireland, and since has been held in many different countries around the globe. After being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID pandemic, in 2022 for the first time AMPT conference will be held at the coast of Slovenia, in Portoro.

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14th HTS International Exhibition and Conference

November 2-4, 2022 | Mumbai, India

The recently rescheduled event will be at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai. The three-day international concurrent conference on “Advances in Heat Treatment” will have sessions on equipment, process improvement, emerging technologies, and innovations and case studies. The HTS conference will focus on advances in the area of heat treatment with specific topics such as NADCAP certification, Industry 4.0, process modeling, optimization and control, and case studies with specific reference to different industry sectors — transportation, power, defense, etc.

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Spotlight on Members

Institute of Metals and Technology

The Institute of Metals and Technology (IMT) was established in 1948 to provide support for the steel industry and became a public research institute in 1997. Its mission is to create new knowledge in the fields of metallurgy, metallic materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology, vacuum optoelectronics, metrology, engineering materials, environmental protection, transfer of knowledge to industry, and training of young researchers. The general aim is to improve the quality of life and enable sustainable development.

The institute primarily works in the field of research of metallic materials with an emphasis on research related to steel and aluminum alloys. The main activity of the institute is conducting high-quality research activities in the fields that are of national importance for Slovenia, have a high impact, are in the public interest, and are expected to prosper in the following decades. The main missions of the institute are basic and applied research, developmental and infrastructural activities according to the Research and Innovation Strategy of Slovenia. The present director is Associate Professor Matjaž Godec ( For more information:

IFHTSE upcoming events

June 19–23, 2022
6th International Conference on Steels in Cars and Trucks
Salzburg, Austria  |

September 5–8, 2022
27th IFHTSE Congress / European Conference on Heat Treatment
Salzburg, Austria  |

October 10–14, 2022
Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies
Portorož, Slovenia  |

November 2–4, 2022
HTS – 14th International Exhibition and Conference on Heat treatment
Mumbai, India  |

April 21–24, 2023
5th International Conference on Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering of Tools and Dies
Liangzhu Dream Town, Hangzhou, China

May 2023
European Conference on Heat Treatment

November 13-16, 2023
28th IFHTSE Congress
Yokohama, Japan

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