Two-day Gulf Iron and
Steel Conference to begin at Expo Centre Sharjah on Jan 29
The Gulf Iron and Steel Conference at Expo Centre Sharjah on
January 29 and 30, 2007, will address a range of crucial issues
currently facing the Middle East Iron and Steel Industry.
by Steelworld, a leading trade magazine in the Asian Iron &
Steel sector, the Conference will focus on a range of industry
and region specific issues including opportunities and threats
facing the industry, technology - enabler for cost
competitiveness and growth, challenges ahead in steel
Fabrication, prominent projects - problems and prospects, and
steel trading - emerging markets and emerging applications.
Among the speakers at the event would be senior personnel from
Arcelor-Mittal Steels, ETA - Steel Division, and Al Ghurair
The Conference would also include presentations by Arab Iron &
Steel Union, Gulf Organisation for Industrial Co-Operation,
Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, ABB, Elecon Engineering, Thermex,
SMS Demag, Al Sohar Steels, ETA - Steel Division, Shadeed Iron &
Steel Co., Emirates Iron & Steel Factory, Al Ittefaq Steels, Al
Ghurair Group, Arcelor-Mittal steel, United Gulf Steel Mills,
Conares, Attieh Steels, Zamil Steels, and Stemcor.
Among those who have registered for the Conference are top
decision makers from the regional iron and steel sector
including technology providers, equipment manufacturers, and raw
material suppliers to the industry.
'Owing to the construction frenzy in the Middle East, there is
an unprecedented demand for iron and steel products,' said Mr.
D.A.Chandekar, Editor & CEO of Steelworld.
'Though this has led to a boom in the sector, it also means that
the regional iron and steel sector needs to be fully geared up
to meet with this rising demand. In other words, the industry
needs to adopt the latest equipment and technologies that are in
use in some of the most advanced iron and steel producing
countries. The Gulf Iron and Steel Conference will provide an
insight in to the equipment, technologies, and methods that are
currently prevalent in the industry from a global perspective,'
The Gulf Iron and Steel Conference will be held alongside the
third edition of SteelFab at Expo Centre Sharjah, the Middle
East's largest display of Steel, Fasteners, Accessories, Surface
Preparation, Machinery and Tools, Welding and Cutting, Finishing
and Testing equipment, and Coatings and Anti-Corrosion material.
The event will be held from January 29-31, 2007 and will feature
over 280 brands and companies from 34 countries. Visitors to the
Show will include fabrication yard managers, production
managers, procurement managers, estimators, planning and design
engineers as visitors from across the globe, especially the
Middle East and North Africa region.
'It is for the first time in the region that a trade show for
the steelworking industry is being held together with a focused
conference on the iron and steel sector at one venue,' said Mr.
Saif Al Midfa, Director General, Expo Centre Sharjah.
'The hosting of the two events side by side means that the
regional iron and steel industry's every requirement can be met
from a single source. Any professional associated with the
regional iron and steel industry simply can't afford to miss
visiting them,' he added. AMEInfo