5,000 visit Abu Dhabi construction event
Abu Dhabi, June 8, 2010
Over 5,000 visitors, delegates and construction industry professionals took part in a recently concluded international event incorporating four trade exhibitions and two summits in Abu Dhabi.
Covered over 8,000 sq m at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), the Arabian Construction Week comprised exhibitions on Green Building Middle East, Future-Build Middle East, Building Machinery Middle East and Civil Engineering Middle East.
In addition, two concurrent summits – Arabian World Construction Summit (AWCS) and the Green Building Middle East Summit and the Emirates Green Building Council Focus Day – brought together over 700 participants and over 100 speakers.
“The Arabian Construction Week 2010 in Abu Dhabi provided us an opportunity to meet with numerous high end decision makers from across the GCC and beyond,” said Albert Douglas, CEO of Alomi Real Wood Floors.
“We have also won an order for the unique Alomi wood flooring product worth more than $2 million for a hotel and leisure complex in Riyadh that will be completed over three phases.
“Wood flooring is increasingly becoming popular in new residential and commercial projects in Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE, and we look forward to extending our business offerings,” he added.
A major highlight of the event was the The Green Building Middle East Exhibition at the Arabian Construction Week 2010 showcased premium sustainable construction products, while Future-Build Middle East served as the first dedicated single-sourcing platform for latest technology and innovative construction projects.
Wolfgang Douglas, CEO of Timberwolf Carpentry, said: “We have agreed on orders worth approximately $1 million that will be brought to fruition over the next 9-12 months. The event in Abu Dhabi also opened up unprecedented opportunities that would have otherwise not been possible.”
The Civil Engineering Middle East showcased latest products and solutions for major infrastructure and transport projects that are rapidly transforming the Middle East landscape, while The Building Machinery Middle East exhibition brought together major industry brands and dealers to display cranes, excavators, heavy vehicles, machine tools, concrete, as well as waste and recycling equipment.
Chris Hudson, managing director of Mecom Forums, and partner of Clarion Events, said: “The region continues to be a leading hub for construction industry, bringing together international players, investors and the brightest minds in the sector.”
“As these industry dynamics continue to drive substantial parts of regional economies, we have recognized a need for trade exhibitions that cater to the construction industry.”
'We have seen an exemplary turnout at the inaugural Arabian Construction Week, emphasizing the importance for networking, information sharing and collective association to continue driving the industry,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service
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