Cemtech MEA 2019

Cemtech is pleased to announce its forthcoming Middle East & Africa conference and exhibition, taking place at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE, on 17-20 February 2019. This annual international cement conference is the leading forum for up-to-date market and technical information, featuring participants from over 30 nations. Join us in February for:

Market insights: presentations exploring the drivers of global and regional developments in the cement industry across the Middle East and Africa, plus in-depth country reports and forecasts
Technical papers: review best practice in cement production technologies, with case studies focussing on alternative fuels, plant optimisation, logistics, product development and plant upgrades
International equipment exhibition: meet the technology suppliers and explore options to improve your plant operations, future investments and plant upgrades.

The event includes a visit to local cement works, Gala Dinner and city tour of Dubai for partners.

Grand Hyatt Dubai

Conference hotel
The award-winning Grand Hyatt Dubai will host this year’s Cemtech MEA conference and exhibition. As one of the city’s leading five-star hotels, guests can expect exceptional amenities and a close location to the city airport. Facilities include an array of restaurants, luxury spa and a world-class business conference centre. Registered delegates will receive access to a specially-negotiated rate for the hotel (subject to availability), which includes breakfast.

Presentations confirmed for Cemtech MEA include:
  • Opening remarks: Ahmad Al-Rousan, Secretary General, AUCBM
  • The outlook for global cement markets 2019-22: Paul Roger, Exane BNP Paribas (UK)
  • Sub-Saharan African cement sector developments: Tony Hadley 
  • A new beacon of knowledge for the future of the Saudi cement sector: Ahmed Zugail, Yanbu Cement Company (Saudi Arabia)
  • Clinker export considerations – light assets vs traditional shiploading facilities: Javier Martinez Goytre, GlobBULK Consulting (Spain)
  • Health and safety leadership in cement manufacturing: Peter Hoddinott, Peter Hoddinott Consulting (UK)
  • Stevin Rock, a world-class quarrying company and a significant contributor to the cement industry in the UAE and beyond: Jean-François Milian, Stevin Rock LLC (UAE)
  • The first European network of regional modular cement grinding plants: Olaf Michelswirth, Intercem Engineering (Germany)

Al Ain cement factory

Plant tour
The Cemtech MEA programme includes a plant tour for registered delegates. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to visit Arkan Building Materials’ plant in Al Ain. Operating a cement capacity up to 4.5Mta, the facility was constructed by Sinoma in 2012 and has a 10,000tpd five-stage, twin-string preheater.

The plant tour will take place on Wednesday, 20 February, and is subject to availability.

INFORM workshop
INFORM will host a logistics workshop entitled 'Optimising Cement and Ready-Mix Logistics' on Tuesday, 19 February, during Cemtech MEA. The workshop aims to help the utilisation of logistical assets in cement and ready-mix markets. For more information, please visit the event page.

Cemtech MEA includes a 27-stand exhibition, enabling delegates to directly interact with technology and service suppliers.

Confirmed exhibitors include ASEC, Beumer, Bruker-Gulf Bio Analytical, CTP Team, DAL Teknik Makina, Fives, Gambarotta Gschwendt, Gebr. Pfeiffer, Haver & Boecker, INFORM, Intercem, KHD Humboldt, McKinsey & Company Inc, MDG Handling Solutions, Scantech, Sew-Eurodrive FZE, Thermoteknix, Thermax Global, Thorwesten Vent / Robecco / Yara and Yanbu Cement.

Contact e.compos@cemnet.com for stand plan and further event information.