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EVENT PREVIEW

Expo Centre , Sharjah , UAE .

STEELFAB IN FOCUS

Don ’ t miss the 17th SteelFab from 10-13 January 2022 in Sharjah , UAE

“ SteelFab ’ s 2020 edition featured over 300 exhibitors ( from 27 countries ) and attracted almost 7,200 visitors during its four-day run . It focuses on metal forming , fabricating , welding and finishing needs .”

SteelFab is a key trade show in the Middle East and North Africa region , dedicated to metal forming , fabricating , welding and finishing needs . Helping the regional industry to weather the storms , as well as ride the waves , the event has also become a vital wheel in the manufacturing industry that powers the region ’ s non-oil economy . The next edition will take place from 10-13 January 2022 at the Expo Centre Sharjah in the UAE .

“ The metal fabrication industry is evolving rapidly to keep up with modern trends and technologies . The Internet of Things and connected machinery are altering the landscape and fast taking hold in the metal fabrication industry in the region . The 17th SteelFab 2021 will help better equip regional metal fabricators to ride the tech wave ,” Expo Centre Sharjah told ISMR .
With the UAE opening fully for the vaccinated and the launch of a game-changing plan to harness fourth industrial revolution technology , preparations for SteelFab have shifted into top gear . The new strategy has a core focus on the manufacturing sector and aims to embrace innovations in 4IR technologies to place the UAE ‘ at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution ’. Manufacturing has traditionally played an important role in the UAE ’ s economy and the new programme aims to double the industrial sector ’ s contribution to the country ’ s GDP to Dhs 300 billion by 2031 .
The 2020 edition
SteelFab ’ s previous edition in January 2020 featured more than 300 exhibitors ( from 27 countries ) displaying over 700 brands and
SteelFab caters to the complete requirements of the steel fabrication industry , where metal forming and welding & cutting are major elements

Show Insights

■ Total No . of Direct Exhibitors : 300
■ Main Exhibitors from : 27 countries
■ Number of International Exhibitors : 168
■ Number of Domestic Exhibitors : 84
■ Brands on Display : 700 ( from 38 countries )
■ Space Occupied : 11,000 sq . m . net . ( all six halls occupied )
■ Number of Trade Visitors : 6838 ( from 69 countries )
■ Concurrent Vertical : 5th Fasteners World Middle East
■ Special Focus : Power Tools , Machine Tools , Welding & Cutting , Tube & Pipe
■ National Pavilions : China , India , Italy , Taiwan , Turkey and the UK
■ Other Attractions : Seminars , ‘ Best Welder ’ competition , technical presentations and live displays .
Above and right : Scenes from previous SteelFab exhibitions .
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