The International Water Summit takes place from January 18 to 21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitio

The International Water Summit takes place from January 18 to 21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitio

Diary of Events

01 January, 2016

Gulf Industry magazine updates you with the latest calendar of events from the Middle East.



January 5-7

Occurring every two years, Oman Plast is an international trade fair for plastics, rubber and packaging. It is a three-day event that plays an important role in developing the economy of the region. It will showcase the latest technologies and machineries necessary for the manufacturing of plastics and petrochemicals. This show will bring together professionals from the sector and offer them a platform to initiate discussion about the advancement of the industry. The event expands the scope of development for all exhibitors and helps them to connect and interact with several attendees and other exhibitors.

Sellers will get a perfect platform to communicate and establish good relationship with their prospective buyers. Industries represented are Chemistry, Packaging, Petrochemicals and Plastics.

Oman International Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman.



January 10-12

SGI Dubai is the most anticipated event of the year in the Mena region for exhibitors and visitors in the signage, digital signage, retail signage solutions, outdoor media, screen and digital printing industries.

The event brings together in one ideal venue the largest gathering of both exhibitors and visitors from across the UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, East Africa, and other countries from the Mena region. This is the event of the year to showcase products and services, or purchase them, and interact with the leading players in the signage, graphic imaging, screen and digital printing industries.
It is the ideal venue to showcase businesses and raise brand awareness among elite industry players.
Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE.


January 12-14

Held under the theme ‘Evolving GCC Plastic Conversion/Technology meets Business’, the 7th edition of GPCA PlastiCon, the leading GCC conference for plastic producers and converters, resin manufacturers and plastic moulding suppliers, will provide attendees with an up-to-date view on trends and development in the regional and global plastics industry. World class experts will share their knowledge about markets, polymers, the latest conversion technologies and current issues including the production of resins from shale gas. Local plastic converters will describe their highly exciting success stories.

For the technical programme in the afternoons, GPCA has partnered with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC Dubai to host peer-reviewed technical presentations. A highlight of the conference is the exciting awards ceremony, which will celebrate the winners of the 2016 edition of the GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards during a glamorous gala dinner.

Conrad Hotel Dubai, Dubai, UAE.



January 17-18

Intersec will showcase all the industry’s latest trends, cutting-edge innovations and new products. With a globally unrivalled range of products in the Commercial Security, Information Security, Fire and Rescue, Safety and Health, and Homeland Security and Policing industries, Intersec is the most important business platform worldwide and the topmost in the Mena region for major brand manufacturers, international newcomers and many others.

The last edition in January 2015 featured 1,234 exhibitors and welcomed more than 27,303 visitors from 118 countries which made it the largest Intersec of all times.

Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE



January 18-21

The International Water Summit (IWS) is the leading global meeting point for showcasing and developing solutions for water sustainability in arid regions. Over four days in January 2015, IWS brought together government leaders, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists, policymakers and thousands of trade visitors to rise to the severe challenges faced by water-scarce areas.

Arabian Gulf countries already have the highest per capita consumption of domestic water in the world and its demand is expected to double in the next two decades, further adding to water stress. So there’s no better time or better place to grow.

This year’s summit is expected to be another excellent platform for business leaders, activists, and other trade professionals in municipal water, industrial water or water for real estate to network and to discuss innovations and best industry practices.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre - Adnec, Abu Dhabi, UAE.



January 18-21

Saudi Plastics & Petrochem has witnessed consistent growth over the past few years, in parallel with the sector growth in Saudi Arabia and the GCC, becoming the most prominent event of its kind in the region, combining all aspects of the sector locally, regionally and internationally.

Participants at the show include major plastics and petrochemical companies in the kingdom and the region, in addition to a large number of government and industry bodies from the entire GCC region.

Hundreds of local, regional and international exhibitors, numerous bodies, chambers and agencies, and thousands of professional visitors will gather under one roof for the latest showcase of up-to-date technologies in machinery, equipment, raw materials, semi-finished products, spare parts and services in the plastics and petrochemical fields.

Riyadh International Exhibition Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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