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Footage from this years GNDT Expo 2018 

The Keynote Speakers at GNDT Expo

Keynote Speaker David R Bajula

  • David Bajula is the ASNT Chairman of the Board and very active and influential in ASNT’s 3rd party certification and ISO integration program including serving on ASNT’s Certification Management Council and on the USA ISO TAG TC-135 committees, committed to bring the USA position on 3rd party NDT certifications to future updates in ISO. David is employed by Acuren Inspection in the USA now for the past 18 years and serves as their General Manager for Advanced NDT Services and their in-house Subject Matter Expert on Nondestructive Testing. Over the past 35 years David has had a broad based experience in all aspects of Nondestructive Testing and Inspection Services working with companies such as Combustion Engineering and General Electric servicing the Oil & Gas, Nuclear Power and Aerospace industries. David is a Chartered Engineer, an ASNT Level III in 9 methods, CWI and several API credentials. His specialty area is on-stream inspections with Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic techniques. 
  • David has published numerous papers and taught short courses on Advanced NDT and pioneered the application of Phased Array for in-service inspections on critical vessels and piping at temperatures up to 750F

Keynote Speaker Ricky Morgan

  • Ricky L. Morgan
  • Ricky L. Morgan is the Vice President of FlawTech in Concord, North Carolina USA. He has over 30 years of experience in providing NDT Inspections to the Amusement Park, Construction, Infrastructure, Marine, Petro-chemical and Power Industries. He was integral to the evaluation of hundreds of Buildings in the Los Angeles area after the 1994 Earth Quake. Some of his most recent landmark projects include the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Las Vegas High Roller. He is a Past President and Chairperson of ASNT. He is currently serving on the Section Operations Council, Infrastructure Committee, Ultrasonic Committee, Technician Advisory Committee and SNT-TC-1A Review Committee. 

Keynote Speaker Marwan Basrawi

Marwan Basrawi is the founding Regional Director of ASNT’s Middle East Region 19 and founding President of DiTECHT Science & Technology Consultancy, specializing in inspection technology transfer. This is after he completed a career in Saudi Aramco spanning over 35 years, starting in project management, then engineering consulting services and inspection, and finally safety management where he initiated and managed many pioneering programs for each of those departments. He has served two terms on ASNT’s board of directors, been chairman of its Section Operations Council, and continues to be ASNT’s Regional Director in the Middle East since 2001, while currently chairing ASNT’s first ever Engineering Division as well as the International Ad Hoc Committee of the ASNT Board. He is also an ASNT Fellow, the founding chairman of ASNT’s Saudi Arabian Section (SAS), and is current President of the UAE Section, both sections being recipients of ASNT’s President Award for Operational Excellence. Marwan is the founding chairman of biennial regional conferences in the Middle East, starting with the 1st Middle East NDT Conference & Exhibition (MENDT) in 2001 in Bahrain and now the Gulf NDT Expo 2018.


  • This will be an excellent conference for you and your industry, all set in the perfect business environment. The full schedule of events will be posted in due course. 

Visit The Show

  • Walk-in visitors are most welcome and you will have access. Come and learn first hand about the Nondestructive Testing Industry in an open and friendly environment. Should you wish to participate upon arrival, we will have day visitor passes available for purchase. 


  • Exhibiting at GNDT EXPO 2018 offers a wealth of benefits. The Exhibitors area will be adjacent to the conference and workshops halls for maximum exposure of your business. Great rates and sound sponsorship opportunities means GNDT EXPO 2018 is the perfect place to get real exposure throughout the entire Gulf Region

Submit your Abstract

  • If you are interested to present a technical paper, please send your abstract to us through the below given link. 
  • (Abstracts Closed) 

Take a Tour

  • The GNDT Organisers have teamed up with Seamans Tours to offer some excellent packages for activities during your Stay. From City Tours to Desert Safari's there is something for everyone on the Link Below.  


  • We understand you may have questions, and we want to ensure you get answers. To that end, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions by clicking below FAQ's.


REGISTER TO ATTEND  Click below to Buy Your Pass for the 3 day event. Payments for stands and sponsorship can be made direct to Emerald Events via invoice at this time. Conference Ticket / Passes are now available below via debit/credit card though our official UAE Ticket Partners (Platinum list).


REGISTER TO EXHIBIT  Click below to Exhibit at the event by simply completing the Exhibitors form on the Event Management companies website. Your space will be confirmed fully only on receipt of payment. 

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About Us

The EXPO's Aim

  • Nondestructive Testing is Inspection Technology at its best and this EXPO in Dubai aims to bring these Technologies to the forefront of the Gulf Region and beyond.


About the Organizer

  • The UAE Section of The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) ( was first chartered in August of 2005 under ASNT Region 19 ( With its latest bylaws that were restructured in September of 2016, the UAE Section embarked on an aggressive program to promote ASNT’s Mission to create a safer world by advancing, engineering and technical knowledge in the field of nondestructive testing.™ ASNT is the world's largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT). Through our organization and membership, we provide a forum for exchange of NDT technical information; NDT educational materials and programs; and standards and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. ASNT promotes the discipline of NDT as a profession and facilitates NDT research and technology applications.  
  • ASNT was founded in 1941 (under the name of The American Industrial Radium and X-Ray Society) and currently has a membership of more than 16,000 including nearly 700 Corporate Partner affiliated companies. The Society is structured into local Sections (or chapters) throughout the world. There are over 90 chartered local Sections in over 10 countries. Our membership represents a wide cross-section of NDT practitioners working in manufacturing, construction, education, research, consulting, services and the military.
  • Become an ASNT Member or Corporate Partner by joining online at 

The Chairman's Message

  • GNDT EXPO brings ASNT to our Gulf region to support and advance local NDT interests, be they industry, vendors, businesses or educational institutions. When industry, (wherever in the world it may be) adopts credible training, certification and technologies through ASNT, its individual members and corporate partners will benefit from gaining more job opportunities and market reach for their services and products, respectively.   ASNT is here to develop the NDT industry throughout the Gulf region: By organizing and managing the NDT profession - Through much sought-after training and certification programs - Through technology transfer, both ways, by distributing new technologies throughout its globally chartered sections to international markets as well as gaining some benefit back from field trials in different environments worldwide - Through Regional Conferencing such as this GNDT EXPO 2018, where ASNT can partner directly with local NDT interests.
  • MARWAN BASRAWI, GNDT EXPO 2018 Chairman, ASNT Regional Director & UAE Section President  

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Sunday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm

Saturday: By appointment

Friday: Closed