Saudi Build to celebrate 25 years of success
Riyadh, June 26, 2013
Saudi Arabia will this year celebrate 25 successful years of its largest business-to-business construction trade fair - Saudi Build 2013 - in style gathering the biggest collection of industry professionals, decision makers, investors and construction suppliers.
The event, being organised by Riyadh Exhibition Company from November 4 to 7, will line up more expansive construction showcase.
Marking 25 years as a premier construction show in the region, Saudi Build 2013 – International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition – is on course to surpass the previous year’s event, which attracted 812 exhibitors from 34 countries and 22,649 visitors covering an exhibiting space of 26,000 sq m, said the organisers.
It will host two concurrent events: Saudi Build PMV 2013 – The 3rd International Exhibition for Construction Equipment, Plant, Machinery and Vehicle; and Saudi Stone-Tech – The 15th International Stone and Stone Technology & Machinery Exhibition.
Saudi Stone-Tech is being undertaken in collaboration with Verona Fiere and Confindustria Marmomacchine, the organizers of the renowned “Marmomacc,” the leading fair for operators in the stone industry which has been held annually in Verona Italy for the past 45 years.
It is the only construction trade show in Saudi Arabia accredited by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. UFI grants certification to top-notch professional events managed by experienced organizers with proven track records in international exhibitions, they stated.
Saudi Build 2013 is set to showcase the latest technologies in building trade, and comprehensive business solutions to real estate contractors, agents and developers, said the organisers.
With a construction project pipeline worth SR375 billion (99 billion), Saudi remains a major driving force behind the long-term growth of the Mena region’s construction sector, which has been projected to generate a total of SR16.125 trillion in investments for various construction projects by 2020.
Moreover, under the Ninth Development Plan, the government plans to invest over SR1.443 trillion in social and economic infrastructure by 2014, with housing projects and vocational schools and colleges accounting for a large percentage of the total expenditure, they added.
Zeyad Al Rukban, the assistant general manager, Riyadh Exhibition Company, said: "Saudi Build has been the most trusted and largest business-to-business networking platform in the Saudi construction sector since it was established a quarter of a century ago."
"It plays a very important role in the economic diversification program of Saudi Arabia by helping unlock exciting growth and business opportunities within the construction and related industries in the kingdom," he explained.
For the past 25 years, Saudi Build has served as a magnet for major construction companies and international investors, firmly establishing the Kingdom as one of the most lucrative and attractive global construction markets.
"Offering a comprehensive range of solutions covering all aspects of the construction industry, Saudi Build continues to enjoy strong local, regional and global following, attracting high-profile personalities, decision makers, trade missions and key government officials from all over the world," Al Rukban noted.
Supported by diamond sponsor Rajhi Steel, Saudi Build 2013 will once again showcase the latest products and services related to building materials and equipment, architectural finishing products, stone, marble and granite products, construction tools and technology, engineering services, infrastructure materials, and security and safety systems.-TradeArabia News Service