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Sharjah gears up for major international concrete expo

SHARJAH, November 19, 2019

Leading global players from  the construction sector will be in Sharjah this month to showcase the latest in concrete, cement, building materials and construction equipment at the third International Concrete Conference & Exhibition (ICCX Middle East 2019).

The event is being organised by Germany’s ad-media GmbH in co-operation with the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK) from November 24 to 26 at The Expo Centre Sharjah.

Announcing the key industry event, Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, said: "This exhibition comes in response to the building and construction sector’s increased demands and in the wake of the remarkable success of the previous editions of the ICCX Middle East 2019. It is the largest event of its kind across the region, specifically for concrete block/paver/pipe/precast and ready-mix as well."

He was addressing a press conference on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) in the presence of Jamal Bu Zinjal, Head of Media Department, SCCI, Dr Holger Karutz, Managing Director ad-media GmbH, representatives of exhibiting companies, and industry’s most important renowned experts.

The ICCX Middle East 2019, he stated, was an ideal platform for those interested in the concrete and precast industry including; design, manufacture, specifying, site installation, testing, maintaining or repairing.

"Here, you can see everything that is new and advanced in concrete from some of the biggest names in the industry which take part to boost their presence in regional markets and to maintain their leading position in the competitive market," said Al Midfa.

"This comes amid expectations of a growing demand for building and construction projects and that some $316 billion to be pumped into the market in 2019-21 across the GCC," he added.

More than 75 exhibitors from all over the world will be at event displaying the latest in concrete, material handling, concrete production, cement, building materials, construction equipment, and machinery.

“Organising such a mega event is truly a value-addition to the agenda of the exhibitions hosted by the Expo Centre and also Sharjah. We, at the SCCI, are keen on sponsoring and hosting this event as part of the SCCI’s efforts in stimulating the construction sector in the Emirate,” remarked Bu Zinjal.

"We aim to bring together under one roof the construction sector’s leading local companies and their foreign counterparts to create a mutual umbrella for partnership and exchange of experiences among the exhibitors," he stated.

"The building and construction sector has contributed by around 13% of Sharjah’s GDP, in addition to be a key element in the Emirate’s sustainable economic growth," added Bu Zinjal.

Dr Karutz said the ICCX Middle East is the most comprehensive concrete-specific trade show in the region and the one place where one can find the industry’s most important suppliers and equipment experts under one roof.

"From concrete mixing and batching, construction chemicals, production for the concrete block/paver/pipe/precast and ready-mix as well as autoclaved aerated concrete. The event has already established itself as a meeting place for the industry in the region ever since its launch in 2017," he noted.

Renowned speakers and experts from Finland, Italy, Cyprus, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, UAE, and Turkey will be delivering lectures on concrete-industry-related essential topics, including the latest innovative methods to be used in the ready-mix concrete in the future, and challenges and potential opportunities.-TradeArabia News Service


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