With Michael Renner’s closing speech the Stainless Steel World 2001 Conference came to an end. The delegates found the conference to have been very useful and informative. Two hours later the successful expo also came to its end. Although the number of visitors did not top the 1999 record many attending the expo expressed their satisfaction with this year’s edition, which again succeeded in bringing together the supply and demand side of the stainless steel community. Stainless Steel World’s next European Conference and Expo will be held in November 2003 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.