4th MidEast CemenTrade Meets on 12-13 Oct, 2009 in Abu Dhabi! GCC Cement Producers, Construction Industry Majors & Investors Share Perspectives

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4th MidEast CemenTrade summit convenes on 12-13 October 2009 in Abu Dhabi to explore the revival of the construction industry and demand for cement & concrete in the MidEast region. GCC Cement Producers, Construction Industry Majors & Investors share perspectives on real estate development and infrastructure construction activity fuelled by buoyant economic growth.

The total value of real estate projects under construction in the GCC stands over US$2.39 trillion.

The 4th MidEast CemenTrade summit convenes on 12-13 October 2009 in Abu Dhabi' Millennium Hotel to map the outlook for the cement and construction industry in the GCC within the context of the global financial crisis. The conference will also explore strategies adopted by key regional cement producers and construction industry majors to stay competitive.

"Commodity Online" reported in April 2009: "The need for housing & continued government investments in infrastructure development in emerging economies will drive the global demand for cement." Nestled between the emerging markets of Africa & traditional markets of Asia, the MidEast is a pivotal trading route for both meeting cement demand and soaking in supply in the region.

Despite the global slowdown, momentum in the GCC & Levant region is still being funneled by multibillion-dollar stimulus packages and real estate investments. According to Arab Construction World, "The total value of real estate projects under construction in the GCC stands over US$2.39 trillion."

4th MidEast CemenTrade presents critical insights and market intelligence on emerging trends and trade flows in the region's cement, concrete & construction industries. The conference will also explore the implications and impact of these key developments on global cement demand and supply.

Key stakeholders, GCC Cement producers and Construction industry majors will share:

  • Country specific forecast covering Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Assessment on investment opportunities in the dynamic Middle East & East Africa markets
  • Analysis of cement trading around the world, and the impact of the credit crunch.
  • Updates on new clinker production unit by Star Cement & its supply balance in UAE
  • Insights into the changing landscape of the cement industry in the region & expectations for 2010
  • Latest developments in port and loading infrastructure in East Africa to facilitate logistics & import
  • Options & advantages in alternative fuel switch
  • Opportunities and commercial challenges from Recycling concrete from waste materials

4th MidEast CemenTrade will be of strategic importance to the cement, concrete & construction industry in the Middle East where participation, support and insights from key stakeholders in the region's cement sector will alter the course of the industry in the months ahead.

Those seeking more information on participation, and sponsorship or media exchange opportunities at 4th MidEast CemenTrade summit should visit th MidEast CemenTrade meet_12-13 Oct, 2009 in Abu Dhabi_GCC Cement Producers, Construction Industry Majors & Investors share perspectives immediately or contact Ms. Angelia at +65 6345 5701

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