The longer term outlook for the Middle East steel market is promising, given an expected rebound in the oil price in 2010 fuelling economic growth and capital investment. It is time to remember that the investments in the steel sector are building a strong industrial base across the region.

Both Foulath and Vale are planning major investments across the Middle East; and by attending MEED’s Steel conference you will get the chance to be involved with projects that will proceed despite the difficult trading conditions.