The Doha conference is set for 20 - 22 November 2012 and will discuss regional and international changes taking place in the industry and how manufacturers and suppliers can create and expand local usage.

Delegates will be updated on current and future technologies affecting the industry and there will be a discussion on how the Arab Spring has impacted on economic growth and infrastructure investment.

Day two kicks off with a look at a cost curve analysis of the global industry – identifying the winners and losers – and will then focus on sustainability issues, energy efficiency and recycling.

There will be an analysis of the Chinese industry, an examination of the automotive industry in economically depressed regions of the world and a case study on safety standards.

Delegates will get plenty of opportunity to engage in Q&A sessions for all presentations.

A website for the event – – has been launched and contains up-to-date information on presentations and speakers.