Two major activities of the Institute will take place towards the later part of this year.
The first is the 2017 SEAISI Training Programme. The annual programme aims to provide a platform for the transfer of knowledge and skill from the Supporting Member countries of SEAISI and also Japan to the Regular Member countries of SEAISI in specific areas of steel production and management.
This year is Japan’s turn to host the training programme. The theme chosen is “Japan’s High-Performance Steel Products (Feature, Key Performance Indicator of Production Process and R&D)” and the training will be held from 23 to 27 October 2017 in Japan.
The training contents will cover:
- High performance steel for bridge & construction;
- Management of KPI;
- Iron-making & steel-making;
- Renewal construction on boiler;
- New iron-making process and future outlook; and
- National projects for innovative structural materials in Japan.
Training participants will also have the opportunity to visit Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation’s Kimitsu Works, JFE Steel East Japan Works in Chiba Area and Kobe Steel Kakogawa Works. In addition, they will also be taken for a laboratory tour of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), one of the largest scientific research centres in Japan.
The number of places for the training is limited in order to ensure the effectiveness of the programme. The National Committees in the Regular Member countries will be responsible for the nomination of participants from their respective countries for this training programme.
The next major event of the Institute is the 2017 ASEAN Iron and Steel Sustainability Forum. The event will be co-hosted by the Philippine Iron and Steel Institute (PISI) and will be held at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines from 27 to 28 November 2017.
There will be a change in this year’s Forum format in that it will be a one and a half-day event followed by a plant visit in the afternoon of the second day. Also, other than a session on Steel Market Developments, the other sessions will all be on topics related to steel applications and developments in the construction sector.
Thus, there is a session on Overview of Steel Construction in ASEAN Countries where representatives of all the six ASEAN membercountries of SEAISI i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam will provide updates on the development of the construction sector and steel applications in their respective countries.
Other sessions are Steel Applications for Sustainable Infrastructure; Green Solutions Using Steel Materials; Steel Construction Improvement – Systems, Schemes and Strategies; and Product Development and New Innovation in Construction Sector.
The site tour in the afternoon of the second day will visit Steel Centre Philippines, Inc. Located in Pasig City, the company is a specialist in steel fabrication and erection and a leader in custom-made steel structures in the Philippines.
We will provide more information about the programme of the Forum as we go along. In the meantime, mark the dates on your calendar to make sure you do not miss out on this important year-end event of the Institute.
TAN AH YONG