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Expo Centre Sharjah and Messe Essen officials at the signing.

SteelFab to showcase top German technology

SHARJAH, September 26, 2017

SteelFab, the region’s premier trade fair for metal working industry, is set to bring a big slice of German excellence in technology, engineering and innovation to the region, in January next year.

The SteelFab 2018 will see the launch of  Essen Welding & Cutting Pavilion, which will go a long way in establishing and enhancing business relationships between the UAE and Germany, said a statement.

The Essen Welding & Cutting Pavilion is the offshoot of tie-up between Expo Centre Sharjah and Messe Essen, organiser of global Schweissen & Schneiden fair, one of Europe’s largest gatherings of welding, cutting and finishing industry professionals from around the world.

The agreement was signed by Expo Centre Sharjah CEO Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, along with P Ravi, director – sales & marketing. From Messe Essen’s side, Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO, signed the deal.

The Expo Centre team, led by Al Midfa and accompanied by Ravi, Naveen Fernandes, group project manager B2B, and Alroy Nester Lobo, exhibition manager, is currently attending the Schweissen & Schneiden 2017 which is being held in Dusseldorf from September 25 to 29.

“Germany always had a big presence at SteelFab. Now, following the tie-up with Essen Messe GmbH, we will be able to attract bigger names in the industry not only from Germany but also from across the Europe. SteelFab will also help them identify opportunities in a high-growth region like the Middle East and North Africa and in the process to boost bilateral trade and relations in a big way,” said Al Midfa.

He added that European machinery makers and suppliers can also take advantage of the current emphasis on the manufacturing sector by regional governments to diversify their economies.

"We are pleased to make it possible for our exhibitors to use another springboard into an important market with this new event,” said Oliver P Kuhrt. “The collaboration with a strong partner like Expo Centre Sharjah will be a great advantage for German machinery makers and suppliers”, he added.

Non-oil trade between the UAE and Germany stood at more than $15.5 billion in 2015, and $10.9 billion in the first nine months of 2016, according to figures by the UAE Ministry of Economy. In 2015, the UAE attracted $2.8 billion in foreign direct investment from Germany.

The 14th SteelFab will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from January 15 to 18, featuring special segments such as Stainless Steel, Wear Resistant, Welding & Cutting, Machine Tools and Pipe & Tube Machinery, and a concurrent vertical show Fasteners World Middle East. - TradeArabia News Service

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