Introduction & Background

The 7th Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Gulf International Convention Center, Gulf Hotel in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain from 13-16, September 2015. Around the globe, we are faced with major challenges to maintain aging assets and to ensure their reliability. This task is never more pressing than in the Middle East, and in particular, the Gulf Cooperation Council states (GCC), which have been established as the world’s capital of reliable energy and critical source for the sustainability of the world economy.

The region is enjoying a period of rapid growth and massive investment in infrastructure. Sustaining energy production & growth is a challenge and equipment reliability and integrity are critical. Therefore, Nondestructive Testing plays an essential role to ensure reliable operation and to meet the increasing world energy demands.

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing ASNT Saudi Arabian Section & Bahrain Society of Engineers are once again joining hands to launch the 7th Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference & Exhibition from 13-16, September 2015 at the Gulf International Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain. The last conference held in October 2012 received an overwhelming response. More than100 technical papers were presented and 4 of the most distinguished International Keynote Speakers delivered presentations on the latest advances in the field of NDT. The conference was attended by over 600 delegates, and was supported by 22 sponsors, 52 exhibitors, and recorded over 1500 footfall in the exhibition.

The theme of this conference is "Innovations in NDT technologies"

This conference offers a unique venue for NDT professionals to interact, share and exchange experiences of inspection problems and to explore the latest NDT technologies to address inspection challenges in the Middle East. This conference is a world class venue to share best practices, success stories and proven technologies by presenting technical papers and to demonstrate the most recent state-of-art NDT technologies.

In addition, distinguished international keynote speakers, experts and professionals in the field of NDT will participate in this high caliber conference through presentations, seminars and workshops. The conference has also proved to be an excellent recruitment vehicle of international talents. Major regional and international companies and organizations have played a significant role in the success of the conference.