Antonio Gozzi, Duferco Italia Holding’s president, joined the panel at the digital conference Finance and Strategy. The steel industry accelerates, organized by siderweb and BPER Banca, to discuss financing tools and opportunities offered by the banking system to the steel companies, particularly in a such a positive and expansive economic trend, which is characterized by growing production and increasing prices. Joining the round table led by Lucio Dall’Angelo, siderweb’s general director, together with Stefano Vittorio Kuhn, BPER Banca’s Commercial Coordinator for Lombardy and Cesare Viganò, ArcelorMittal CLN Distribuzione Italia’s managing director, president Gozzi described the present and future of Duferco Group’s activities, the recovery after the backlash caused by 2020 pandemic crisis and the satisfying results reached in the first semester of 2021. Discussing the situation of the Italian steel industry, then, he reaffirmed:
The Italian steel industry is a world example for decarbonization, but the 2030 and 2050 goals force further steps forward. Furthermore, when the European steel industry will follow along with the Italian and convert to the electric furnace, there will be further shortage of metal load. Therefore, it is very important to think and project now investments for plant for metal load in Italy.