The South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI) was incorporated in 1971 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic 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.

SEAISI adopts new mission, vision and objectives



To become a world-class steel institute to contribute to sustainable steel value chain in ASEAN.


To educate and advocate sustainable development of ASEAN steel value chain, in partnership with global institution and experts


  • To provide statistical and economic information and analysis
  • To improve technology and operations
  • To facilitate growth in investments and trade
  • To promote steel consumption and new applications
  • To improve technical and business skills of iron & steel industry personnel
  • To be the voice of steel industry before policymakers
  • To improve engagement and cooperation between industry, regulators and institutions

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