About the Summit

The largest meeting platform for Arab and international steel companies

Arab Iron and Steel Union (AISU) will hold its annual Summit  “16th Arab Steel Summit” on  29 – 30 October 2023 in  Cairo, – Egypt, Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Hotel, under the slogan “Investment Opportunities in the Iron and Steel Industry in Arab Countries,” which acquires special importance to what the Steel Arab Industry witnesses as changes in the light of perturbation that encounter the steel markets in different regions in the world. The iron and steel industry is considered one of the main and strategic industries in light of efforts to raise the level of contribution of the mining and iron and steel sector to the GDP.

This industry also has a pivotal impact on economic development because it is closely linked to many other industries with high added value, such as the automotive industry, housing construction, pipelines, the oil sector, food packaging and water transportation, not to mention the increase in new job opportunities that it can provide directly and indirectly.

Conjunction with the work of the conference, the Arab Iron and Steel Union is organizing the “International Iron and Steel Exhibition 2023”, which will constitute a suitable environment for companies to display their iron and steel products, innovations and modern technical solutions that help develop and diversify the productivity of the iron and steel industry, in addition to being the right place for producers to meet Institutions and companies active in the field of iron and steel trade and technologists.

● You will participate in the largest meeting platform for Arab and international steel companies in the Arab world

Meet key producers

At the conference, you will meet all the main producers in the Arab world and know about their future plans and how to overcome the difficulties.

Investment opportunities in Arab countries

This is your chance to learn about investment opportunities in the iron and steel industry in the Arab countries, in the presence of the world's leading producers and manufacturers of steel industry technologies.

A look at the present and future of the steel industry

Know about the present and future of the iron and steel industry in the Middle East and North Africa.

Get documented production and consumption rates from AISU

Our experts will share short- and long-term trends in steel consumption and production in Arab countries.

Green Steel

Find out what's on the horizon for producing carbon-free steel using green hydrogen and clean energy.

Latest steel industry technology

You will meet with the leading steel technology producers in the world to make the best decisions for the development of your plant.

الموضوعات الرئيسية

  • تداعيات الحرب الروسية الاوكرانية على صناعة الصلب.
  • الأزمات الاقتصادية العالمية وتأثيرها على صناعة الصلب العربية.
  • تأثير أسعار النفط والغاز على اقتصاديات صناعة الصلب.
  • فرص وتحديات الاستثمار في صناعة الصلب العربية
  • قدرة الدول العربية على انتاح صلب ذو قيمة مضافة
  • التكنولوجيات الجديدة ودورها في تحديث المصانع ذات الافران العالية
  • الطاقة المتجددة والتكنولوجيات الخالية من الكربون. ( الصلب الاخضر )
  • الاقتصاد الدائري ( الخردة الخضراء ) ودوره في التنمية المستدامة لصناعة الصلب .
  • نظم الصيانة الحديثة والسلامة والصحة والأمن الصناعي في صناعة الصلب.
  • المواد الاولية ومستلزمات الانتاج ومدى تأثيرها على مستقبل صناعة الحديد و الصلب العربية.
  • استراتيجيات التدريب في صناعة الحديد والصلب

Main topics

  • Opportunities and challenges for the iron and steel industry in North Africa
  • Steel industry in the Gulf countries in light of 2030 Vision
  • The impact of external geopolitical factors on the Arab iron and steel industry


  • Delegates of the Ministers of Industry in the Arab countries’ speeches
  • Opportunities to invest in the new iron and steel industry in the Arab countries
  • Opportunities for steel producers in the Gulf region in light of the major base projects
  • Customs tariffs on iron and steel products in the Arab countries
  • The readiness extent of the Arab countries to implement free trade and the mechanisms to encourage it
  • Dumping
  • The most important achievements in the Arab countries
  • Proposals to develop existing factories in the Arab countries
  • Modern solutions in the iron and steel industry in the world and the transition to green steel
  • Questions for discussion and answers


  • What countries are witnessing accelerated activity towards carbon neutrality in the Arab region?
  • Experiences of Emirates Steel – SABIC – Ezz Steel …
  • Are other Arab steel companies ready to switch to green steel? Is this their priority? What are the steps that can be taken to reach the ecological goal?
  • How will green steel production technology develop in the next five years?
  • Discussion and open dialogue with the conference participants.
  • Investment and integration of Arab countries in raw materials
  • Are the Arab finish-product markets integrated or competitive?
  • Flat steel industry overview in the Arab countries (capacities – production)
  • Does flat steel production cover the needs of the markets in the Arab countries?
  • Do Arab countries need a special quality of flat steel?
  • What are the obstacles to the flat steel industry expansion?


  • The iron ore and scrap markets overview in the Arab countries
  • Impact extent of customs tariffs on scrap markets in Arab countries
  • Is the ban on exporting scrap in the Arab countries in favour of the iron and steel industry or against it?
  • Is it possible to form an Arab alliance to import iron ore from abroad?
  • DRI percentage contribution to steel production in the Arab countries
  • DRI technologies in the Arab countries
  • Is the use of DRI sufficient to reduce carbon or temporary?
  • Are DRI technologies viable for green steel production?
  • The extent to which educational systems in specialized institutes in iron and steel are compatible with the skills required in the iron and steel industry in the Arab world
  • Are we doing enough for the industrial safety of facilities and people?
  • What is the training share in the Arab steel companies’ budget?

Language of the conference is Arabic 

Arabic – English                         English – Arabic


  • Organizations, agencies and governmental bodies associated with trade and industry
  •  Companies producing steel and rolling
  • Steel production technology suppliers
  • Companies working in the field of iron and steel trade Suppliers of basic raw materials for the iron and steel industry 
  • Companies using iron and steel products
  • Technology equipment suppliers
  • Metal construction companies
  • Investors, Entrepreneurs and Consultants 
  • Companies operating in the engineering and construction industries
  • Logistics and freight companies
  • Scrap recycling companies and associated projects
  • Mining companies 
  • Engineering companies and construction companies 
  • Universities and research centres 
  • Financial and mineral institutions
  • News agencies and media workers


Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Hotel,

Cairo - Egypt