On Sunday, July 16, 2017, we celebrated the 4th Metallurgists’ Day in Jesenice. More than 3,000 employees of the SIJ Group and their family members took part in our professional holiday. “We, metallurgists, work together, and together we celebrate our success,” emphasized Dmitry Bochkarev, a member of the Management Board who believes that due to our strong cooperation, deep commitment and top innovations we will be successful on the very challenging steel market in the future. For this reason we specially rewarded and applauded our best employees, best innovators and those loyal employees celebrating their 40-year anniversary. Residents of Jesenice and other guests were greeted by the Mayor of Jesenice, Tom Tomaž Mencinger. Children could test their sporting skills at a Mini Olympics, in cooperation with NOC and top-level gymnast Anže Lamut, and create masks and jewellery in creative workshops. All the participants had the opportunity to reach the top of the climbing wall, test the strength of their muscles by hitting a hammer, and ride on an untamed bull. The event was moderated by Tea Petrovski and Boštjan Meglič, also known as Poštar Peška, from Radio Gorenc. We were entertained by the Darmar band from Gorenjska, Manca Špik, and the trumpeters of the Fešta band from Velenje. Thanks to the Acroni 1 football team, the Challenge Cup was left in Jesenice this year, after three years in Carinthia.