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Visitor turnout up 30pc at Middle East steel event

UAE Business

The ongoing 4th edition of the Middle East Steel Conference (MESC) registered an increase of around 30 per cent in visitor turnout on its first day (April 17), compared to previous editions.

The event will conclude on April 19, and is being held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City, Dubai, UAE.

The event brings regional and international experts face to face from across the region and world, facilitating the exchange of practical experiences in all aspects of steel production and protection engineering, said a statement.

Assisting industry experts by providing them access to global manufacturers and facilitating the adoption of latest innovations, MESC is a must-visit event for international and national industry leaders from across the steel, construction and oil and gas industry, it said.

The three-day show, which is showcasing major exhibitors from the industry representing brands like Saudi Steel Pipe Company, HIDADA, Global Pipe Company,  Carboline, Conxtech, National Pipe Company, 3M from Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and Europe, it added.
Hosted by Neft Management in collaboration with a committee of regional and international oil company representatives including Sabic, Saudi Arabia Chapter, Saudi Council of Engineers, Gulf Engineering Union, ASTM International, The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), the exclusive conference witnessed government companies like SASO and Saudi Council of Engineers, and industry attendees and representatives of oil and gas sector from different countries on the first day, said the statement.

The region’s premier conference also focuses on enhancing the communication between steel mills, pipe manufacturers, structure makers and end users to overcome the challenges through using the latest technologies. In addition, the technical program highlights three main areas of interest including pipeline and tubular products, structural steel and quality and standards, it added.

Rafeeq Kunhi, director, Neft Management, said: “The low-oil prices seem to have no negative sentiments for the steel experts. MESC is a true reflection of the industry’s growth. Turning out to be a magnet for the industry leaders, the 4th edition of the conference is indeed a milestone for us.”

“We are overwhelmed by the response we have received and hope that the conference will serve as an insightful forum for knowledge sharing and best-practices for all our visitors,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service

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