Conference Programme

Conference sessions will take place on Monday 10, Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June. Simultaneous interpretation is provided in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

The draft conference programme is given below. Detailed timings will be announced shortly. Further paper are being added and the below programme will not necessarily run in the order shown.

Welcome from the Benelux

KEYNOTE: Rene Branders, President of the Federation of Belgian Enterprises (VBO FEB)

Meeting the Decarbonisation Challenge – Setting the Policy Framework

A leadership debate with invited participants from the European Commission and other policy makers

Meeting the Decarbonisation Challenge – Hydrogen, Electrification and Hybrid Furnace Solutions

Contributions from:

Sezgin Erdinç, FIB BELGIUM sa

Xinyi Liu, Hasco Thermic Ltd, UK

Nils Erik Faulhaber, C. H. Evensen Industriovner AS, Norway

Marco Bozzi, GIMECO IMPIANTI s.r.l., Italy

Lan Tian, Wedone Environment & Energy Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, China

Liubov Shaplyko, Sirio Srl, Italy

Speaker to be confirmed, Jasper GmbH, Germany

Facilitating the Circular Economy

Sustainability Performance in the Construction Products Regulation (A representative of the European Commission, DG GROW Construction Unit)

The recycling of the used steel structures and construction of the recycling system (Toshihiko Morooka, KOWA KOGYOSHO CO., LTD., Japan)

Eco-Galvanizing - A contribution for a sustainable process and future (Bruno Santos & Alichandra Castro, Eurogalva - Galvanização e Metalomecânica, S.A., Portugal)

Zinc – the Healthy and Plentiful Raw Material

Long-term supply of zinc (Prof. Eric Pirard, University of Liege)

World zinc supply-demand for 2024 (Joao Jorge, International Lead Zinc Study Group)

The London Metal Exchange (LME) Zinc Contracts (Christian Mildner, London Metal Exchange)

IZA actions on zinc (Dr Andrew Green, International Zinc Association)

Improving Process Efficiency

Thermodynamics of galvanizing kettle wall corrosion profiling (David Watkins, Zinco International Limited, UK)

Optimizing Metallurgical Efficiency: The Power of Ball-Based Surface Treatment Technology (Patrik Janko, Euro-Matic, Hungary)

Powder coating of galvanized steel: Degassing of substrates (Gerd de Lathauwer, EUROLACKE Powdercoatings, Netherlands)

Performance of Galvanized Steel

Corrosivity of atmospheres and the resulting corrosion protection of galvanized steel - new insights (Dr.-Ing. Gino Ebell, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany)

Corrosion map of Australia re-imagined (Peter Golding, Galvanizers Association of Australia)

Analytical analysis of the fatigue behaviour of hot-dip galvanized steel (Anna-Katharina Kraemer, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)

Climate Resilient Concrete Infrastructure with Galvanized Reinforcement

Durability of reinforced concrete structures utilizing galvanized steel bars under marine environment (Naritake Matsuoka, Kagoshima University, Japan)

Hot-dip galvanized reinforcement for infra-lightweight concrete (Patrick Düren-Rost, Industrieverband Feuerverzinken e.V., Germany)

Factors influencing bond strength of hot dip galvanized plain bars in normal strength concrete (Veronika Steinerová, Czech Technical University in Prague)

Papers will be published in the Edited Proceedings of the 27th International Galvanizing Conference and in unedited electronic format in the delegate dossier.

Key dates for authors

30 November 2023
Deadline for submission of proposed title + short abstract  (now closed)
31 December 2023
Accepted papers notified and author guidelines provided (postponed to February)
15 May 2024
Deadline for submission of paper (MS Word format)
29 May 2024
Deadline for submission of conference presentation (PPTX format)
10-14 June 2024
Intergalva 2024, Bruges


April 2, 2024

Conference Programme Announced

The conference programme for Intergalva 2024 has now been announced. Sessions will take place on Monday, 10, Tuesday, 11 and Wednesday, 12 June.
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February 20, 2024

Registration now open

EGGA – Galvanizing Europe and Zinkinfo Benelux are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Intergalva 2024 in Bruges!
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January 29, 2024

Exhibit at the meeting place for the global galvanizing industry – book your space now

Intergalva 2024 Bruges is a unique opportunity to promote your products/services to senior decision-makers in the galvanizing industry.
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April 28, 2022

Conference Programme Updated

The conference programme for Intergalva 2022 has been fully updated.
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April 22, 2022

Don't forget to register!

Delegates are now confirming their participation at Intergalva 2022 and the list of exhibitors is getting even longer.
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