Rukban: a role in Saudi economic diversification

Rukban: a role in Saudi economic diversification

Saudi Build poised for big gathering

01 July 2013

ORGANISERS of Saudi Build 2013 scheduled for November 4 to 7 in Riyadh say the event is relevant in the context of unparalleled investments in the construction sector both in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East and North
Africa region.

It noted that with SR375 billion ($99.98 billion) worth of construction projects being considered in Saudi Arabia and investments worth SR16.125 trillion projected for the Mena region by 2020, the region promises manufacturers and traders of construction products unprecedented prospects for growing their business.

Manufacturers and traders have the opportunity to showcase and promote their offerings at Saudi Build which is marking 25 years as one of the region’s premier construction shows, said a statement from the organisers, Riyadh Exhibition Company.

“Saudi Build 2013 – the International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition – is poised to gather the biggest collection of industry professionals, decision-makers, investors and construction suppliers to showcase the latest technologies in the building trade, and comprehensive business solutions to real estate contractors, agents and developers.”

Zeyad Al Rukban, 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 programme of Saudi Arabia by helping unlock exciting growth and business opportunities within the construction and related industries in the kingdom.

“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 a strong local, regional and global following, attracting high-profile personalities, decision-makers, trade missions and key government officials from all over the world.”

Saudi Build 2013 is on course to surpass the previous year’s event, which attracted 812 exhibitors from 34 countries and 22,649 visitors in an exhibiting area of 26,000 sq m. 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 organisers with a proven track record in international exhibitions.

Supported by diamond sponsor Rajhi Steel, Saudi Build 2013 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, among others.

Saudi Build 2013 will host two concurrent events: Saudi Build PMV 2013, the third International Exhibition for Construction Equipment, Plant, Machinery and Vehicle, and Saudi Stone-Tech, the 15th International Stone and Stone Technology and Machinery Exhibition. Saudi Stone-Tech is being undertaken in collaboration with Verona Fiere and Confindustria Marmomacchine, organisers 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.

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