2013-09-17 08:15:33 - Centre for Management Technology (CMT) will host its 8th Middle East CemenTrade in Istanbul, Turkey from 22-23 October, 2013. With a primary focus on ‘New Wave of Growth, Investments & Trading Opportunities’, the summit presents sessions exploring the challenges and opportunities in Middle East’s cement sector and its future roadmap.
At a recent conference, Imran Akram, CEO of IA Cement Ltd., said, “The best growth in the cement industry this year would be in Africa and the Middle East. The average growth of the cement industry in the Middle East is expected to be around 4% per year. However, this figure masks great variations within the region. While Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Ghana are suffering from cement shortage, countries like Iran, the UAE and Egypt are 'enjoying' oversupply.”
This swayed Centre for Management Technology (CMT) to host its 8th Middle East CemenTrade in Istanbul, Turkey from 22-23 October, 2013. With a primary focus on ‘New Wave of Growth, Investments & Trading Opportunities’, the summit presents sessions exploring the challenges and opportunities
in Middle East’s cement sector and its future roadmap.
As a matter of fact, at this event Mr. Imran Akram will further elaborate his views on the cement industry, via his presentation on “Global Cement Outlook – Will 2014 Growth Accelerate?” There is also a presentation on Cement Investment Challenges in Emerging Markets (Case study on Africa & Iraq) by Mr. Harpreet Duggal, Joint President for International Marketing, Binani Cement Factory LLC.
In addition to above, the summit brings together several perspectives on supply/demand matrix, new capacity, pricing trends, acquisition and consolidation, construction outlook and trading opportunities, in addition to addressing logistics challenges.
The summit will also showcase country-specific forecast analysis on the future of cement trade in the Middle East. Among those covered are:
• Turkey’s Cement Growth & Export Capacity, Mr. Hakan Gürdal, General Manager, Akcansa Cimento Sanayi ve Tas
• Iraq: Right Time, Right Place to Invest! Mr. Muhammad Asadullah, Manager Export Marketing, Lucky Cement Ltd
• Saudi’s Cement OutIook: Will Demand Sustain & Growth Continue? Mr. Abdulelah Babgi, Equity Analyst, NCB Capital
• Sustainability of Iran's Cement Sector: Kordestan's Approach, Mr. Hossein Ebrahimi Sadrabadi, Managing Director, Kordestan Cement Co.
• Egypt Cement Market Developments & Challenges, Mr. Giorgio Bodo, Chairman & Managing Director, ASEC Cement
• Algeria’s Cement Growth & Position in North Africa, Mr. Bulent Kahyaoglu, General Director – West, HC Trading
• Rebuilding Libya: Post Civil Revolution, Mr. Mario Zottele, CEO, Joint Libyan Cement Manufacturing Co.
• Iran’s Capacity & Export Outlook, Mr. Shariar Gravandi, Managing Director, Saman Cement Co.
• Turkey’s Construction Sector Update
The one and a half day summit is expected to attract senior executives from international/regional cement producers/ traders, ready-mix concrete, pre-cast & building materials companies, cement raw materials suppliers (slag, fly ash, steel, coal), construction/infrastructure/building/equity/research analysts, project financiers/banks, engineering, technology & equipment providers, logistics & shipping companies (dry bulk and cement carriers).
For delegate registrations, sponsorship and media exchange enquiries for the 8th Middle East CemenTrade Summit, please contact Grace at +65 6346 9147