ARAB STEEL SUMMIT 2007
12 - 14 March 2007 - Muscat - Sultanate of Oman
The Arab steel industry has reached a new peak
in 2005 by achieving a production exceeding 19 million tons of the finished
products. This figure is expected to reach about 21 million tons in 2006. Also
entering of many new projects into the production stage during the forthcoming
two years will add new production capacities and diversification of products
including the high value added products, which will make the accelerating growth
of this industry at the Arab level one of the highest world growth rates.
What are the prospects drawn by the current
development of this industry at the Arab level compared to what is being done in
a number of regions worldwide?
What are the reflections of this development on
the state of markets in terms of increasing the exports volume and minimizing
dependence on imports?
To what extent dependence on the presently high
oil prices will help the rush of investments and direction of the surplus funds
to enter into the domain of this industry?
What are the growth expectations for the steel
products consuming sectors, such as Construction, pipes manufacturing and
engineering industries sectors?
How would it be possible for these sectors to
determine the future features of the development of this industry?
These are the topics which will be dealt with
in the «Arab Steel Summit 2007» which will be organized by the Arab Iron
and Steel Union in the Muscat City Sultanate of Oman in the period 12 - 14 March
2007, which is one of the Arabian Gulf countries which attracts a number of the
new projects in the field of steel and Aluminum industries, making it one of the
principal countries for a number of metallurgical industries.