Conference & Exposition:
20-21 July 2016
Grand Excelsior Hotel Deira, Dubai
- Technology & Equipment
- Raw Materials
- Foundry Management
- Applications & Markets
According to some estimates there are some A100 foundries in the Middle East region, ferrous as well as non-ferrous, producing approx 3,00,000 tons per year. Out of this 20% is consumed by local market and rest is being exported to various countries. The foundries are producing almost all sorts of grades including SG iron, Grey iron, Steel etc. Foundries cover a vast variety of products including valves, heat and wear resistant castings, castings for earth moving equipments, main hole covers, scaffolding castings etc. More or less all the foundries have shown growth in last five years. But still there is a huge potential for the new foundries having specialized products like investment castings, reformer tubes, automotive sector castings, and the products for oil field industries, non ferrous castings particularly Aluminium based on pressure die casting etc. A foundry with good automation would certainly be successful.
Middle East markets offer huge potential for the investors who want to venture in new foundries. Though the market size is small there is a big potential as the market is growing at phenomenal speed. There are several industries in general and oil field in particular which still depend on the European suppliers. The countries that can be catered by road from UAE are Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen and Qatar.
‘Middle East Foundry Summit’ is the first ever foundry trade show happening in the region. The conference will discuss the new technologies, processes being employed worldwide, the emerging markets for the castings produced in the Middle East region, raw materials linkages, consumable supplies and also competitive sourcing for equipments required for running a foundry.
The conference will include presentations by the industry experts from all over the world. It will also have a panel discussion to debate the techno-commercial issues facing the industry in the region.
The exposition alongside the conference will display the latest products, equipments, technologies, raw materials related to foundry industry and will be of great interest to foundry professionals.