Sharjah, 3 January 2023: Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) has announced the completion of all preparations for the 18th edition of the SteelFab (SteelFab 2023) exhibition, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region. The event is organised by ECS with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) from 9 to 12 January. 200 exhibitors have been confirmed to take part in the event representing elite local and international players in the metalworks industry.
The exhibition is to present state-of-the-art innovations of over 400 leading global brands in metal forming, fabricating, welding, pipes manufacturing equipment and tools, ready-made metal sheet preparation and other technologies and systems used in lifting and material handling operations in various industries. The event provides a can't-miss opportunity for companies and factories looking for cutting-edge technologies of machinery, prefabricated structural steel equipment, steelmaking machines, artificial intelligence robots, and other efficient and safe processing solutions for manufacturing metal sheets and sections.
The event, which is supported by leading international unions and federations of the steel industry, coincides with the Fasteners World Middle East exhibition, which is specialized in industrial fasteners, assembly and installation systems, manufacturing technologies of fasteners, warehousing and logistics services.
Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of ECS, said: “SteelFab is the leading and largest event of its kind in the region. ECS will witness this year a new and distinguished version as part of our endeavours to reinforce the exhibition's position and importance for the global, regional and local leaders of the industry, make the event an annual meeting place to introduce the latest advanced equipment, new products and applications, and exchange experiences and opinions among local and international specialists – not to mention the key role that the exhibition plays in promoting the iron and steel industry in the Emirate of Sharjah and supporting the goals of the '300 billion project' that aims to develop and stimulate the industrial sector in the UAE and increase its GDP share to AED300 billion by the year 2031”.
Sultan Shattaf, Director of ECS's sales and marketing department, indicated that the event, in addition to being of high quality with distinctive participants, spans over four days of an agenda that is crowded with activities and programmes which the ECS is keen to organize with the aim of contributing to the promotion of the metal and steel industry in the country and the region and ameliorating the expertise and capabilities of the industry workers. The exhibition will witness the launch of the Best Welder competition, in addition to holding many sessions and seminars that will shed light on the future of the iron and steel industry. The event will also give its visitors the chance to see and test the state-of-the-art devices and equipment during the presentations and live shows of the latest technologies and innovations in the metal forming and fabrication industry”.
The event, which will open to visitors daily from 10am until 7pm, brings together steel industry leaders, experts and stakeholders as well as the leading countries in this industry. The pavilions will accommodate major commercial and industrial companies, representing some of the industry's leading nations such as the UK, China, Italy, India, Germany and Turkey. Some prominent local and regional companies will also be there.