Machinex Arabia will be held in Jeddah from February 9 to 12

Machinex Arabia will be held in Jeddah from February 9 to 12

Diary of Events

01 February 2016

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


February 9-12
Machinex Arabia is a unique event in line with Saudi Arabia›s future plans to encourage non-oil based sectors and expand into industrialisation thus making the kingdom self-reliant. The event is attended by industrialists, businessmen and entrepreneurs to explore possibilities of venturing into a new industries where the government is extending all possible support of providing land for establishing industries, reduced tariffs and generous financial aid.

The exhibition is held alongside Propac Arabia, Saudi Arabia’s international event for production and processing, printing and packaging, plastics and chemicals. It provides a key networking and marketing platform for notable figures in the sector. This year’s exhibition also includes the metal and steel industry.

The event is an outstanding platform for businesses to enter into joint ventures in the industry and explore the business opportunities in the most promising market in the region. It is very important because of the expansion of the industries, which leads to the increase in the demand for new machinery, equipment, and transfer of technology from leading industrial countries.
Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.



February 22-25

Arabiamold is the only event of its kind in the Middle East catering to the mould, die and tool industry. State-of-the-art machinery suppliers from the industry along with mould and die suppliers showcase their wares at the exhibition.

With a growing economy which is backed up by strong growth in the manufacturing and industrial sector, the upcoming Arabiamold 2016 will be attended by the majority of the region’s industrial designers, engineers, product developers, producers, suppliers and other end-users.

The event is also backed by Demat’s EuroMold, the leading international fair for mould-making, tooling and industrial design.

Happening alongside Plastivision Arabia, Arabiamold 2016 promises to be bigger and better than its previous editions, while looking at reinforcing its position as the dedicated platform for the regional manufacturing industry.

Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.



February 22-25

With the printing and packaging industry constantly evolving and growing more sophisticated, regional players are always on the lookout for new technology, products, machinery and opportunities to hone the skills of its manpower.

Positioned as a comprehensive sourcing platform for the printing and packaging industry in the region, Print Pack Arabia 2016 endeavours to be a top networking opportunity for printers, industry professionals, buyers and design agencies.

It is expected to showcase technological innovations, designs and products as well as encourage the exchanging of expertise in order to achieve quality and speed required while addressing growing demands for short runs, quick turnarounds and variable content in the industry.

The rising demand for food and beverages and other consumer goods in the country and the region, which is driving the need for more sophisticated printing and packaging solutions is the reason why this biennial event promises to be a huge success.

Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.



March 1-3

Paperworld Middle East represents the full line of paper products, office supplies and stationery.

Exhibition space occupied by UAE companies at Paperworld Middle East 2016 has so far increased by 10 per cent year-on-year, with 20 top names already booking more than 900 sq m of real estate.

Among the local heavyweights returning to Paperworld Middle East 2016 with a larger presence is Al Gurg Stationery, which has increased its stand size by 29 per cent year-on-year. Other big UAE names already on-board at Paperworld Middle East with bigger stands include Capital Envelopes, April Fine, First Kid, Al Najmath, Al Dana, Liliya X, Olympia Industries and Papyrus Stationery.

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.



March 1-3

Solar Middle East is the most comprehensive gathering of solar technology suppliers in the region and provides visitors with an unrivalled opportunity to see the latest developments in the global solar industry. Visitors will get the chance to compare hundreds of products and services under one roof, meet the biggest names in the global solar energy industry, including manufacturers, suppliers and developers, learn about the latest technologies, developments and trends in the solar energy industry, source new suppliers and business partners from 25 countries worldwide, and network with over 3,500 participants.

Run in strategic partnership with the Government of Dubai and supported by a network of key regional associations, Solar ME provides direct, established access to Mena’s emerging solar markets.

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.



March 8-9

Middle East Rail is the premier rail conference and exhibition in the region, bringing together rail developers, transport operators and government entities to discuss the challenges faced in rolling out and operating successful rail networks.

Now in its 8th year, the event is designed to help visitors source the latest solutions and products on the market and find new project partners.

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.

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