Under the patronage of his royal highness, Prince Naif bin Sultan bin Saud Al Kabeer, Chairman of AUCBM board and Dr. Hassan Rateb, Vice Chairman of AUCBM board, Cairo hosted the 24 th Arab International Cement Conference and Exhibition from 24 – 26 November, 2019.
Organized by the Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials and sponsored by ASEC, the prestigious event accommodated more than 500 delegates while the exhibiting companies exceeded 100.
During the 3-day conference, along with the diamond sponsorship, ASEC co-chaired the conference's first session as well as presenting two papers. ASEC's reliability maintenance expert, Eng. Yahia Ali offered the attendees an in-depth troubleshooting process for an early failure of a main drive gearbox in a vertical cement mill in one of ASEC's projects in Africa; while the technical training and energy efficiency expert, Eng. Samir Khafagui, discussed the gains reaped from manpower development and empowerment on the long-term cost optimization and on boasting business' KPIs in the second paper titled "Continuous Cost Optimization, Manpower Development and Empowerment". The papers were well received by the conference attendees.
The conference posed an opportunity for ASEC to reconnect with the industry's experts from around the globe and deliberate industry's challenges with our clients while exploring further prospects for future alliances.