Eighth AUCBM – Amman
Amman, capital of Jordan, played host to the 8th Arab International Conference and Exhibition last November. Attended by 450 delegates from across the MENA region, this event featured a three-day presentation programme and large equipment exhibition. Sustainable technologies for the cement industry were the focus of many presentations, while much of the discussion outside the conference hall centred on the unfolding of the ‘Arab Spring’ and the political and economic implications for cement producers.
The conference and exhibition was formally opened by H.H. Prince Sultan Bin Mohammad Bin Saud Al-Kabir, chairman of the Board, Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials (AUCBM) and representative for Saudi Arabia.
Mr Walid El Arabi (Egypt) of the League of Arab States also addressed delegates with an opening speech that set the agenda for the next three days. He urged all cement producers in Arab countries to acknowledge the importance of sustainable industrialisation and stated that working towards an environmentally sustainable industry would be the key objective of the conference.