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Middle East’s Best Welder competition

Do you have what it takes?

Hardware+Tools Middle East together with by the Middle East Industrial Training Institute (MEITI) presents the inaugural Middle East’s Best Welder, a competition for welding industry professionals across the UAE.

Take part and show off your skills with 3 rounds of competition over all 3 days of the show:

        Round 1: perform one weld 4G position on selected weld as per module sketch

        Round 2: perform welds (1F, 2G, 3G & 4G) on the Module

        Round 3: perform welds (3G & 4G) on the Module

Get ready to compete for personal glory, recognition for your company, with the winner receiving an Institutional Certificate from MEITI.

Deadline for entries: 12th May 2019

* For any technical question please contact Mr. Riad  from MEITI

About Middle East Industrial Training Institute

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Middle East Industrial Training Institute (MEITI) is an internationally accredited training provider of technical, management and skills training courses. It also provides consultancy services in the fields of welding and nondestructive testing.

MEITI maintains a membership with various international technical organizations and societies such as the American National Standard Institute (ANSI), American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and American Welding Society (AWS). The institute also holds various accreditations such as:

  1. AWS Accredited Test Facility (ATF)
  2. AWS Certified Welding Fabricator (CWF)
  3. AWS Educational Institution Member
  4. Participation Organization to the AWS S.E.N.S.E. Program
  5. International Agent for AWS Certification Programs

MEITI is ISO 9001:2015 certified services supplier, a certification that reflects our commitment to maintaining internationally accepted standards as part of our service excellence

MEITI is well recognized by ADNOC Group for Welders training and certification, our ADNOC Unified ID (0010008017)

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MEITI's Clients

Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies
Abu Dhabi Ship Building
Al Furat Petroleum Co.
Al Jaber Presicion Engineering & Contracing LLC
Consolidated Contractors Company
DK Composites
Dolphin Energy
Ducab Connect Making Connections
Emirates CMS Power Company
Etihad Rail DB
GIAT Industries
GMS Contractor
Jordan Bromine Company Limited
Jordan Petroleum Refinery
Primary Structures Corporation
Punj Lloyd LTD
Reliance Cont. Co LLC
Sakhalin Energy
Samsung Corporation
Saudi Aramco
Sultan Qaboo
Zakum Development Company

Conference Chairman

Bashar El-Khasawneh
Bashar El-Khasawneh, Associate professor of mechanical engineering, Khalifa University

Bashar is currently the chair of the graduate program at the Mechanical Engineering Department and an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Khalifa University. He served as the Associate Chair for the department from 2013-2016. Before that he acted as an academic advisor for the British University in Dubai to develop an accredited industrial engineering program.

He founded a design and development pre-incubator at the JUST University to train and qualify students to become entrepreneurs. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Innovation Lab at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and a member of the editorial board of IJAER. His current research is focused on developing new concepts of advanced machining centers based on parallel kinematics mechanism and machining in harsh environments by adapting to the environment/geometry and be able to perform machining/welding tasks.


Dr. Ahmed Dabbagh

Dr. Ahmed Dabbagh - Director, Technology Transfer & Partnership- Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park

Topic: UAE Building the Future of AM

Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D.

Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D. Director, Global Additive Manufacturing Programs, ASTM International

Topic: Additive manufacturing Standards, Qualification & Certification -Fundamentals of AM Certification -UAE & AM Challenges in certification

Dr. Ghanim Kashwani

Dr. Ghanim Kashwani, Ph.D., CEng, MICE, Post-Doctoral Associate / Civil Engineering, NYU AD

Topic: The future of materials in the fourth industrial revolution

Dr. Anil Khurana

Dr. Anil Khurana, PwC Partner, US & ME, PWC

Topic: Digital Operations and Product Development: Lessons learned from Digital Champions

Dr. Fathi Finaish

Dr. Fathi Finaish, Aerospace Specialist, Mubadala

Topic: University-Industry Partnership in the UAE and in the MENA Region

Sachin Halbe

Sachin Halbe, Director, PWC

Topic: Additive Manufacturing Industry Report

Ahmad Saleh

Ahmad Saleh, Partner & Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations) - Al Tamimi & CO.

Topic: Innovation in Additive Manufacturing & Intellectual Property Protection

Dr. Bandar AlMangour

Dr. Bandar AlMangour, Researcher, SABIC

Topic: Defining Additive Manufacturing for Industry 4.0

Ahmad Rajie

Ahmad Rajie, Senior Manager of Design, Production and Innovation, Etihad Engineering

Topic: Additive Manufacturing for Airlines & MRO Applications, Challenges & Way Forward

Yazen Sheqem

Yazen Sheqem, Regional Director, General Electric

Topic: Industrial Applications & Industrialization of AM

Martin Hamill

Martin Hamill, Business Development Manager, Kingsbury Gulf

Topic: Additive Engineering in the production environment

Fahmi Al-Shawwa

Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO, Immensa Technology Labs

Topic: Keynote address - State of the Industry

Paul Guillaumot

Paul Guillaumot, CEO, Spare Parts 3D - Singapore

Topic: 3D Printing of Spare Parts: from a good idea to a reality in the field

Ashok Varma

Ashok Varma, CEO, Efesto l Board of Advisors - Additive Manufacturing Society of India (AMSI)

Topic: New solutions in metal 3D printing & generative design helping broader adoption and industrialization

Arch. Stephen Munyao Mwilu

Arch. Stephen Munyao Mwilu, General Manager - Construction Research, Training & Capacity Building, National Construction Authority

Topic: The Kenya’s Big 4 Agenda – Affordable Housing

Trent Mackenzie

Trent Mackenzie, Senior Consultant, KTM Consultants

Topic: Advance of Industrial scale Additive Manufacturing - The Future of Additive Manufacturing

Ashish Panjabi

Ashish Panjabi, COO, Jacky’s Business Solutions

Topic: Panel Discussion: AM Technologies & implementation across different sectors in UAE

Dr. Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub, PhD

Dr. Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub, PhD, Director, Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) Center, Khalifa University

Topic: 3D Printed Multi-functional Architected Materials and Systems for Various Engineering Applications

Ruba Al-Nashash

Eng. Ruba Al-Nashash, Founder, 3Dinova

Panel Discussion: AM Technologies & implementation across different sectors in UAE

Karthik Ramamurthy

Karthik Ramamurthy, Regional Director & Head – Consulting, MEA & India, IPSOS

Topic: Innovations & Market Segments

Mohamad El Khatib

Mohamad El Khatib, Plant Manager, CCC

Topic: 3D Printing of Construction Equipment & Heavy Machinery Spare Parts

Suneel Kashyap

Suneel Kashyap, COO & Business Development Manager, Immensa Technology Labs

Topic: Financial aspects of implementing additive manufacturing

Rami Al Ashqar

Rami Al Ashqar, Business Development Manager, Bosch Rexroth

Topic: Opportunity for AM in the Machine & Tooling Industry; Machine tool vs. 3D Printing; AM competing with traditional processes

Axel Fernandes

Axel Fernandes, Additive Manufacturing Production Manager, Immensa Technology Labs

Topic (part of Panel Discussion): providing 3D-printing as a service

Julien Callanan

Julien Callanan, MD, Sinterex

Topic: 3D Printing & Healthcare Applications

Dominic Wright

Dominic Wright, Co Founder, Generation 3D

Topic: Implementation of Additive Manufacturing by Developers & in the Construction Industry in UAE

Jaspreet Sidhu

Jaspreet Sidhu, Business Head, Jumbo 3D Manufacturing

Topic: Additive Manufacturing Challenges & Solutions

Dr. Oraib al Ketan

Dr. Oraib al Ketan, Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Digital and Additive Manufacturing Center (ADAM) - Khalifa University

Topic: Metallic 3D printing: techniques, opportunities and challenges

Vincent Maillet

Vincent Maillet, Operations Manager, Concreative Concrete 3D Printing LLC

Topic: Concrete 3D printing - drawing the future of construction Prowess of robotic and digital solution to enlarge and merge architects ‘ideas with engineers’ constraints