BDSV celebrating 20-year anniversary

German ferrous scrap association will hold late November event to celebrate.

October 10, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
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The Germany-based ferrous scrap association the BDSV will celebrate its 20th anniversary and in late November 2017, while the group says it also is preparing for the future.

The anniversary celebration will take place November 29-30, 2017, at the Westfalenhallen Dortmund in that German city. “The association looks back with pride over the last 20 years, in which it has been a great success for the steel recycling industry,” says the BDSV in press release.

The 525 registered members and guests “are expecting an interesting specialist program with high-ranking speakers from politics and business,” says the organization. A special highlight of the anniversary will be the debut of a re-design of the external exhibition and a new website design, which will be presented to members and the public for the first time at the event.

Programming at the event will be moderated by Petra Bindl, a former television news host. Topics covered will include of current developments in the industry and the outlook for the future for both the industry and the association.

Speakers at the forum include Dr. Helge Wendenburg, ministerial director at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety. He will talk about the topic “Recycling in Germany - a balance sheet.” BDSV Vice-President Stephan Karle will present the re-design of the BDSV’S exhibit space.

Also speaking will be Frank Schulz, chairman of the Management Board of ArcelorMittal Germany Holding GmbH, and BDSV President Andreas Schwenter, together with the presenter Petra Bindl, will sum up the conference.

In the exhibition area some 45 exhibitors will be represented. A networking opportunity will be presented with the Entrepreneurs’ Evening at the new German Football Museum.

More information on the event can be obtained by e-mailing