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EVENT PREVIEW

Bobby Bagha and the ISMR team at SteelFab . The SteelFab exhibition floor .
SteelFab 2022 is an important industry event for engineers , manufacturing personnel , professionals , decisionmakers and buyers from a wide spectrum of industrial segments .
Featuring :
■ Power tools
■ Welding & cutting
■ Machine tools
■ Tube & pipe .
New sections are Grinding & cutting , Surface preparation & finishing , Tools & ancillaries .
6th Fasteners World Middle East Show
Past Figures
■ 300 exhibitors
■ Over 700 international brands
■ 26,000 sqm of exhibition space
■ 6,500 trade visitors from 70 countries .
Introducing …
SteelFab 2022 Conference ( in association with Construction Week )
A specialist two-day conference catering to the steel fabrication industry in association with Construction Week , a key Middle East construction and contracting news portal .
The conference will feature a keynote speech and four panel discussions on :
■ Key lessons from the impact of COVID-19 on demand and supply .
■ The changing face of the structural steel fabrication market .
■ Digitisation in steel fabrication .
■ The future of the steel fabrication industry .

Key Industries

■ Steel forming and sheet metal machinery .
■ Metal cutting machinery , tooling .
■ CNC cutting systems .
■ Surface preparation , blasting , finishing .
■ Welding & cutting .
■ Robots , positioners , beam welding .
■ Pipe & tube .
■ Grinding , power tools , hand tools .
■ Fasteners & fastening systems .
attracted close to 7,200 visitors during its fourday run . Live displays of cutting and welding machinery were held and its first ever ‘ Best Welder ’ competition was held . SteelFab 2020 , together with Lincoln Electric and the Middle East Industrial Training Institute ( MEITI ), presented the inaugural ‘ Best Welder @ SteelFab ’, a competition for welding industry professionals across the region .
The top ten exhibitor countries at the show were United Arab Emirates ; Italy ; India ; Turkey ; United Kingdom ; Germany ; China ; Taiwan ; The Netherlands and the United States .
“ Strong resurgence in the GCC ’ s economic growth prospects is fuelling growth of the region ’ s construction , which remains the biggest sector by project value , and infrastructure industries – the core sectors that are demand drivers of the metal working industry in the region . The UAE , along with Oman , is set to be one of the fastest growing economies in the GCC region . Continuing infrastructure spending , stimulus packages , reforms and growth in the non-oil sector are also providing an impetus to the industry ,” commented the show organiser .
Supporting associations for the show include UCIMU ( the association of Italian manufacturers of machine tools , robots , automation systems and ancillary products ) and the UAE Contractors ’ Association . Preregistration to the show is requested to avoid queues at the on-site registration counters and for privileged access to the Trade Buyers ’ Lounge .
Special focus areas
SteelFab will also feature several overseas country pavilions ; seminars and technical presentations ; live displays and a dedicated vertical for the fastener and fixing industry -- Fasteners World Middle East . Dedicated exclusively to fasteners and fixings , it caters to manufacturers , distributors , suppliers and end-users of fastener and fixings systems and related products and services . Now in its sixth edition , pavilions at the show are expected from China , India , Turkey and Europe .
SteelFab itself will feature a series of special focus areas , including Wear Resistant & Hard Facing Cladding ; Machinery & Tools Middle East ; Welding & Cutting and Pipe & Tube Middle East .
Above and right : Scenes from SteelFab .
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