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Middle East Stone expo kicks off in Dubai

DUBAI, September 4, 2018

Major decision makers from the construction industry and renowned global industry brands are in Dubai to take part in the Middle East Stone, the largest annual trade exhibition for the region’s natural stone, marble and ceramics sector.

The show, which will also feature a host of additional country pavilions showcasing the latest designs, products and machinery from China, Portugal, and the UAE, was officially inaugurated by Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment.

Welcoming recognised industry brand names from around the world, Dr Al Zeyoudi toured the exhibition being held at Dubai world Trade Centre.
 
Dr Al Zeyoudi stressed that in the framework of the guidance of the wise leadership, the UAE has witnessed amazing developments and has become a world-class exhibition centre and a global trade hub, linking East Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
 
"The fourth session of the exhibition and the accompanied conference comes as a global recognition of the UAE’s important geographical location and to promote the stone and marble industry in support of the already active investments in the real estate and the infrastructure sectors in the region in general and the UAE in particular, with mega infrastructure projects such as Expo 2020," said the minister.
 
He pointed out that the construction industry, including stone, cement, marble and ceramics, was one of the important pillars of the national economy, so the country pays great attention to this sector and its sustainability, where several steps and procedures have been taken to organize all industrial activities to minimize environmental impact and ensure sustainability.
 
Providing decision makers in the construction industry with a unique opportunity to reach a number of organisations and professionals under one roof, Middle East Stone is the largest annual trade exhibition for the region’s natural stone, marble and ceramics industry, said the organisers.
 
Reaffirming its place as an important date in the calendar of industry professionals, the three-day exhibition will connect more than 400 suppliers, manufacturers and distributors with thousands of decision-makers from the region.
 
With more than 30 years’ experience across the Middle East and North Africa, Sun Italia Marble & Granite, the family-run business, maintains Middle East Stone serves as a global platform for the industry.
 
Mohamad Elzein, the managing director for Sun Italia Marble & Granite, said: "Middle East Stone is the gulf’s biggest dedicated stone expo where the world’s premiere suppliers of marble, ceramics and natural stone showcase their products."

“Global leaders from across all stone-based fields – from quarrying to cutting and colouring – showcase rare, unique and international stone to over thousands of professionals from the natural stone, marble, granite and ceramics community,” he added.
 
Offering machinery for the marble granite and stone industry, Arwani Trading Company foresee a positive outlook in the market.
 
Hani Arwani, the general manager for Arwani Trading Company, said: "Since we handle the capital equipment required by the stone industry, we can only say that the regional stone industry has a very healthy outlook."
 
“The main reason we participate since 2015 to the exhibition is due to the extensive coverage it commands in the Middle East. It is a platform to interact with new customers and existing customers. New contacts are established and our products get exposure,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service
 




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