The South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI) was incorporated in 1971 under the auspices of the United Nations Economics Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) . It is registered as a limited company in the Republic of Singapore. Previously in Singapore and then Manila, the Secretariat is now permanently based in Shah Alam, Malaysia.
SEAISI is a technical institute and its main objective is to promote the iron and steel industry in the South East Asian region. It achieves its objectives by facilitating technology transfer from around the world, especially from Australia, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. SEAISI organizes a major international conference and exhibition every year and amongst its publications are the Statistical Year Book, the Steel Quarterly Journal and the monthly newsletter.
SEAISI enjoys a large membership base with members coming from all parts of the world, including leading steel companies and material suppliers and equipment suppliers.