The year-end event of the Institute, the 2016 ASEAN Iron and Steel Sustainability Forum, promises to deliver a most interesting and informative programme for attending delegates. The Forum will be held at the Landmark Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand from 14 to 16 November 2016.
Following the favourable response to the format of the programme at last year’s Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this year’s event will continue to provide special focus on the construction sector, the biggest steel consuming sector in ASEAN. Thus there will be three dedicated sessions on this sector viz. Steel Engineering for Construction Sector; Steel for Sustainable Construction; and Workflow Integration and Management for Construction. Some of the interesting papers that will be presented in the above sessions include:
- Recent Progress on Regulations and Standards for Steel Buildings in Thailand by Kasetsart University, Thailand
- Bracing for the Future: An Application of Steel Braced Frame for Areas with Moderate Seismic Risks by King Mongkut University, Thailand
- Advances in High Strength Structural Steel Hollow Sections by CBMM Technology Suisse S.A., UK
- Agibs Green Integrated Building Solutions by Ajiya Brehad, Malaysia
- Customer-centric Rebar Production System by Steel Asia Manufacturing Corporation, Philippines
- Workflow-integrated Marketplace in Construction Industry by Builk Asia Co., Ltd., Thailand
- Development of Steel Construction Technical Services in Dragon Steel Corporation, Taiwan
- Carpet Reinforcement - An Innovative and Productive Solution for Slab Construction by NatSteel Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore
As Thailand is also a manufacturing hub for other important steel consuming sectors like automotive and electrical appliances, there will be presentations on the market situation in these sectors. The papers, to be presented in the session on Market Perspectives and Challenges, are:
- Current Market Situation of the Automotive Sector in Thailand by Thailand Automotive Institute; and
- Current Market Situation of the Electrical Appliance Sector in Thailand by Electrical and Electronics Institute of Thailand.
Delegates to the Forum will also be updated on the latest developments in the steel industry through the session on Steel Market Developments. The following papers have been slotted in this session:
- Update on ASEAN Steel Development Scenario by SEAISI
- China’s Steel Exports: A Review and Outlook of the Spot Market by Platts
- Asian Production Costs by The Steel Index
In addition, many technical papers will be presented in the sessions on Product/Technological Developments for Steel Applications; Energy Savings; Waste Management and Emissions Control; and Operations Management for Environmental & Safety Improvement.
There will be two routes for the plant tour programme on day three of the event. For the first route, delegates will have the opportunity to visit two leading companies closely connected with the construction industry in Thailand. They are Sekisui-SCG Industry Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of modular housing system; and Thai Metal Trade Public Company Limited, an integrated steel solution provider. The second route will visit NS-Siam United Steel Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of cold rolled steel sheets, and hot-dipped galvanised and galvannealed steel sheets mainly for automobiles; and Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM), the production facility of Ford brand vehicles for the ASEAN market.
For detailed information and registration, visit the SEAISI official website at www.seaisi.org. Register now to participate in this unique event of the Institute!
TAN AH YONG