Over 800 delegates from across the global iron and steel supply chain have visited the19th Middle East Iron and Steel conference which was held on 14 – 16 December in Dubai, UAE. The Conference is organised by Metal Bulletin, and is THE MOST attended event for the MENA iron and steel market.
2015 is a year which is set to be testing for the global iron and steel markets; no wonder that some complex topics were discussed during the conference: How is the MENA region steel industry adapting to environmental pressures and natural gas availability? How is overcapacity globally, specifically in China, affecting the steel industry? How has the industry adapted to volatile pricing?
Top Managers of leading steel companies took the stage to present their analyses of year 2015 and projections for steel market in 2016. Among them were Mr. Saeed Ghumran Al Romaithi, CEO of Emirates Steel; Mr. Abdulaziz Sulaiman Al-Humaid, Executive Vice President Metals, SABIC; Mr. Anurag Bisaria, CEO of Bahrain Steel and others.
Specta has participated in the event as an exhibitor and presented comprehensive packaging solutions for steel industry: steel straps Specta Prima and Specta Factor, strapping tools Specta Katana, Specta Sumo, Specta Kronos. Marking products – especially heat resistant labels with temperature range up to + 600°C – received a lot of attention from visitors.
The 19th Middle East Iron and Steel conference offered great networking opportunities with top executives from all the big players in the regional steel market as well as the global steel supply chain.