The two day International Conference on Non Destructive Testing and Industrial Quality held on 10-11 October 2010 concluded successfully at Dubai. The much awaited conference and the NDT Expo were inaugurated by Mr. Steven Nabil El Assaad, CEO & President of Al Sulaimi Group Holding. The Conference was scheduled in 4 sessions with a total of 12 paper presenters who astounded the audience with their presentation on various interesting topics. The event posed as a right stopover for the delegates and visitors to share and discuss information and ideas. NDT Level 4 conference is the first ever NDT conference to be organized in the UAE.
Besides the much awaited conference the major highlight of the event was the Global Excellence Awards ceremony which dazzled the most happening maritime hub of the world, Dubai on 11th October 2010. With more glitz and awe the award ceremony saw the stalwarts of the NDT industry come together to celebrate the outstanding contributions from the veterans of the industry. The glittering award ceremony was inaugurated by Mr. Ruurd Sybren Abma, COO, Ras Al Khaimah Gas Commission (RAK Gas) and Mr. Sohan Roy S.K., CEO, Aries Group of Companies.
Award Winners for various categories include “Best Training Institute” by “Global Training Institute”, “Group Five Construction” won the “Best Service Provider” award and “American Society of Non Destructive Testing” won the “Best NDT Organization” Award. “The Project Manager” award was given to “Mohammed Daoud, Manager (Projects & Quality Management), Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO)”. The “Best Training Video” award was won by “Emirates Technical and Safety Development Centre- ETSDC”. “Best QHSE Award” was bestowed upon “Unger Steel Middle East FZE”. “Euro Mechanical” won the “Best Calibration Facility” Award, “Turgen International” was bestowed upon the “Best Equipment Dealer” award. “Sonatest of Gammatec NDT Supplies” was awarded the “Most Popular Product” award. “NITON of Hillsborough Scientific & Technical Equipment Trading” was proclaimed as the “Most Innovative Product”. “Al Sulaimi Group Holding” was awarded the “Best NDT firm” award. “Velosi” was awarded the “Best Third Party Inspection Agency” and finally, the “Best Publication” award was bestowed upon “Gulf Oil & Gas”.
Two Lifetime Achievement Awards were given out during the award night ceremony. Mr. Arvind Bhide, Director, Bhide Institute of Testing Technology was honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award in NDT Service” and Mr. Shyam A Bhatia, Chairman, Alam Steel was honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship”. Global Excellence Awards was star studded where the crime of the NDT industry mesmerized the night with their presence.
NDT Level 4 is sponsored by Al Sulaimi Group and Hi Tech Inspection Services LLC, Silver partners for the event are Velosi and Modsonic, Bronze sponsors include The Gammatec Group of Companies, Olympus, EECI, Turgen International, Sigma Enterprises LLC, Sonatest, Phoenix and Oserix and Event associates include Dash Inspectorate Pvt Ltd, NDTS, Stork Cooperheat, ICM, Alfatech FZC, Albanna Engineering, Hillsborough, Kodak Industrex products. The conference Delegate Kit sponsor and registration area sponsor is BCTS and Beta Inspection Services respectively. Global Excellence Award sponsor is EIL (Emirates Industrial Laboratory). Award Nite registration area is sponsored by GE and Euro Mechanical. The event has been supported by The American Welding Society. Event Media partners are Petromin, The Marine World, Going to Meet.com, Petrofinder, Bodo’s Power Systems, Gulf Oil and Gas.com, Bvents, Oil Offshore Marine, Alexander’s Gas & Oil Connections. Also, the Event Intelligence support is provided by Aries NDT Division, UAE.
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