The 18th Middle East Iron & Steel Conference took place in Dubai on 8-10 December 2014. The conference was organized by Metal Bulletin and brought together over 750 delegates of iron and steel supply chain from across the globe. The conference offered a perfect opportunity to network with fellow professionals and to discuss new challenges, economic growth of the GCC and expansion plans, overcapacity and its effect on pricing, anti-dumping legislation, production plans in the region for 2015.
Among the keynote speakers there were top-managers of leading steel companies, market experts: Mr. Abdulaziz Sulaiman Al-Humaid, Executive Vice President Metals, SABIC; Mr. Khalid Al-Qadeeri, Managing Director SULB, Chairman of Arab Iron and Steel Union; Mr. Rayed Abdullah Al-Ajaji, president, Unicoil; Mr. Saeed Ghumran Al Romaithi, CEO, Emirates Steel.
SPECTA also took part in the event as an exhibitor. The company presented comprehensive cost-effective packaging solutions for steel industry and demonstrated modern strapping tools: Kronos 420, Kronos 490, Sumo, Katana as well as packing steel strap Specta Prima, Specta Factor of its own production.
The event created a business platform and helped to assess how the steel supply and demand balance will evolve in the region.