Message from Secretary General_May 2021

Posted on 15 June 2021

The Pandemic’s Impact on SEAISI

2020 was a year of disruption, an unexpected disruption that saw the postponement of the 2020 SEAISI Conference & Exhibition, which was to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well as the 
2020 SEAISI Sustainable Construction Forum, which was to be held in Yangon, Myanmar. To bring market trends and technological developments to our members and delegates, SEAISI shifted the all the 2020 events online.

2021 SEAISI 50th Anniversary e-Conference & Exhibition

All these times, SEAISI was hoping to bring back the physical 2021 SEAISI Conference & Exhibition event in 2021. Unfortunately, it is not to be, given the worsening global situation in relation to COVID19. In the place of the physical events, SEAISI once again has to shift the events online.

Feedback from many delegates and others was that people miss the informal touch a physical event brings. People miss having drinks and chats with each other. People miss catching up with our exhibitors, to learn about new technologies. And our previous Zoom events in 2020 were not able to make up for the informal touch and opportunities that our delegates wanted. 

But this time, things will be different. It will be better than what we have had before. So, what’s Special About the 2021 SEAISI 50th Anniversary e-Conference & Exhibition?

1. The SEAISI Virtual Platform (SEAISI ViP)

For this special event, SEAISI will introduce the SEAISI Virtual Platform (SEAISI ViP) which will have the following features:
Conference (online presentations)
Exhibition (virtual exhibitions)
Meeting rooms (virtual meetings)
Networking functions 

The platform mimics the features of a physical event to include a conference in a virtual hall, a virtual exhibition, meeting rooms and other networking functions!

2. Renown Global Speakers

This time SEAISI has invited a number of special guests to share their knowledge of the region with our delegates. They are:

  • Mr Edwin Basson, Director General of WorldSteel Association
  • Mr Li Xin Chuang, President of the China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute (expert on Steel Industry Policies in China)
  • Mr Fazuo “Mike” Fujisawa, Principal, International Business Development, JFE Steel Corporation
  • Mr Arnab Hazra, Deputy Secretary General at Indian Steel Association
  • Dr Veysel Yayan, Secretary-General at Turkish Steel Producers Association

3. Regional Speakers by National Associations in South East Asia and the Asia Pacific Region

Apart from my regional presentation on the ASEAN Steel Industry Development, we have experts from the National Steel Associations from ASEAN-7 countries, featuring the steel industry representatives from:

  • Indonesia 
  • Malaysia 
  • Myanmar 
  • Philippines 
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam 
  • Australia 
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan 

4. Expert Speakers

Many other expert speakers covering trade developments, including RCEP, Pricing Trends, Dual Circulation Strategy of China, Decarbonisation, Scrap Flows, Steel Derivatives and others.

5. Global Technology Experts 

Many Technology Experts would like to share their best practices and technologies with our delegates. Among the well-known ones are:

Our technology experts will also showcase their technologies in the virtual exhibition. Do catch up with them to understand their technologies and how these can help you and your company.

Event Details in 2021

  • 17-18 June: ASEAN & Regional Markets
  • 21-22 June: The Best for the Steel Industry Post COVID

Check out the details at our website:

To register, please click here:

Come join us at this special 50th Anniversary event, which is … by the Steel Industry for the Steel Industry in ASEAN.

Selamat Hari Raya, Happy Eid Mubarak!

SEAISI would like to wish our Muslim friends and their families, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. May Hari Raya bring Prosperity,  Health, Peace and  Joy to you and your family throughout the year. 

Wear A Mask. Keep Your Distance. Stay Safe.
        YEOH WEE JIN

Source : SEAISI