It’s been the first time in history of events and conferences in Iran that one of the world's leading and pioneer event organizer institute, Metal Bulletin is holding a global scale conference called" Iranian Iron & Steel Conference" from 14 to 16 September 2015 at Kish International Convention Center in Iran under the patronage of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries development and Renovation Organization ( IMIDRO). Founded in 1913, Metal Bulletin covers all global metals and steel markets and provides a comprehensive package of the latest news, pricing information, expert market commentary and statistics. Metals covered in detail include base metals, minor and precious metals, ores and alloys, raw materials, carbon steel, stainless and special steel, scrap and secondary, with additional coverage of freight news, capital markets and exchange news and prices.
For the last 30 years, Metal Bulletin Events has delivered a global portfolio of 50 annual market-leading conferences for the metals, mining and minerals industries. In 2015 nearly 10,000 people will attend these conferences, representing more than 2,300 organizations from 140 countries.
Metal Bulletin Events brings the global iron & steel industry to Iran for inaugural Iranian Iron & Steel Conference. Metal Bulletin Events’ Iranian Iron & Steel Conference will welcome 300+ attendees from, 145+ companies. The audience will come from 29 countries including 50% attendance from Iranian organizations plus 18% Europe, 17% Asia and 14% from the Middle East. It will be a good chance for both Iranian and Foreign Steel and Iron ore companies CEO , Experts and Mangers to interact and exchange their views, attitudes for a better cooperation in a near future .
After a decade of sanction and global restriction on Iran as well as its Steel Industry, now the time has come to concentrate and reconsider this attractive market by the global steel companies . Iran is nearly producing 16 mtpa steel and has a plan to produce more than 55 mtpa in2020 .Vienna Nuclear agreement has paved the way for Iranian Steel Industry to have a big jump on one hand and have opened the door for steel making companies to try their chances to regain their shares Iran's steel market on the other hand. During last one year so many steel companies put their baskets in a queue , mostly are looking for EPC and a few are looking for Joint ventures or investment , however Iran's Steel Industry has learned many lessons in Sanction period, the lessons that helped it to mature and get more self depended even get localized in some sectors. Steel companies that are looking for entering into Iran's Market have to keep in mind that Iranian Steel Market is not like 10 years ago that they could easily have plenty of projects in EPC form but they have to think about the local competitors that have changed the game and also need to consider technology transfer and investment as part of their package to be welcomed again.
Metal Bulletin Events will welcome 20+ conference speakers including Iran's Minister of economic affairs and Finance, IMIDRO chairman of the Board and some Iranian as well as foreign Steel companies CEO. of Mines and Mining .Metal Bulletin Events’ Iranian Iron & Steel Conference is supported by 17 sponsors & exhibitors .
Holding events and conferences in global scale through leading organizers that have got worldwide networks and reputation that can easily gather the world top companies will help Iran's Mines and Mining Industries to present its capabilities , potentials and investment opportunities as fast as possible in order to compensate the decade of its deprivation in the global Market. Iran has got so many advantages for investors and Steel companies such as cheap energy, skilled educated manpower , plenty of Iron ore mines as raw material supply and a huge domestic market demand that makes it an attractive and unique market for next decade in MENA .Author: Salman Nasr , IMIDRO international Relations Senior Expert & Metal Bulletin's kish Conference Executive Manager.