The start of Cemtech’s 25th anniversary celebrations
Cemtech Middle East & Africa 2016 welcomed nearly 300 delegates from 35 countries to its annual meeting in Dubai, a record attendance for this regional event and an auspicious start to Cemtech’s 25th anniversary year.
As always, the meeting was packed full of contributions from leading industry figures, an array of technical papers, a 30-stand equipment exhibition, plant tour to National Cement in Dubai and a spectacular Gala Dinner.
In the Middle East, Cemtech conferences have flourished as an important meeting place and source of technical and market knowledge for the regional industry, benefitting from strong support from key industry figures.
Special thanks were reserved for his Excellency Sheikh Yasir Al Qassemi, general manager of Union Cement Company and chairman of the UAE Cement Producers’ Association, as well as for Ahmad Al Rousan, secretary general of the Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials, both consistent supporters and contributors to the success of Cemtech meetings over the years.
A wide range of industry-related and technical topics were covered during the conference. These included the East v West divide, Dangote on African self-sufficiency, Markets in focus and an extensive technical programme.