Region’s premier metal working event prepares for its 14th edition at Expo Centre Sharjah

SHARJAH, 7th January, 2018 (WAM) — Expo Centre Sharjah will host the 14th SteelFab 2018 from January 15th to 18th, which is set to gather global metal manufacturers, suppliers and industry experts in a single location.

Leveraging on the success of all its previous editions, the 14th edition of SteelFab will look to strengthen its position as the region’s largest and longest running trade fair dedicated to the metal working industry.

Also, for the first time, SteelFab will be bringing the renowned German excellence in technology, engineering and innovation to the region through its tie-up with Messe Essen and International Tube Association (ITA).


“Foreign partnerships have always been the mainstay of SteelFab. In our latest endeavour, the tie-up with Messe Essen will see the launch of a special pavilion — Essen Welding & Cutting Pavilion, while the partnership with ITA for the second consecutive year will help us focus more on pipes and tubes machinery & tools. Both the tie-ups are important to us since they underscore our commitment to introduce better technology and machinery to the region,” said Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah.

Messe Essen and ITA join the list of quite a few supporting foreign industry associations such as Ucimu Sistemi Per Produrre (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machine Tools, Robots, Automation Systems and Ancillary Products), DVS and AUMA from Germany, Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry and UAE Contractors Association.

“Messe Essen organises the Schweissen & Schneiden fair, one of Europe’s largest gatherings of welding, cutting, and finishing industry professionals, while the ITA is the world’s largest and most influential association for the tube & pipe industries. They are names to reckon with globally and add great value to SteelFab,” added Al Midfa.

The increasing foreign support will also boost participation from countries such as Italy, Taiwan, Turkey, India and China, apart from Germany, which will have two pavilions this time – the regular German Pavilion and the inaugural Essen Welding & Cutting Pavilion.

The continuing tie-up with ITA will help the association’s 900 members from more than 70 countries to present equipment, innovations, machines and technology for the regional tubes and pipes industry.

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