Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) takes place in Dubai from  March 27 to 30

Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) takes place in Dubai from March 27 to 30

Diary of Events

March 2017

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

Dubai International Furniture Accessories Show (DIFC)

March 7 to 9

The Difac Show is bringing decision-makers and high level management across the Middle East region and worldwide looking for the latest products in surfaces and fittings, elements and systems, semi-finished products and materials, furniture fabrics and upholstery materials.

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE


Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA),

Mena Food Production 2030

March 20 to 21

Abu Dhabi is set to play a leading role in coordinating efforts to meet the food challenges facing the Middle Rast and North Africa region. The Mena Food Production 2030 conference will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on March 20 and 21 during the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), an established annual event in the UAE capital, and will drive a critical dialogue between government, food producers, scientists and investors to establish secure, sustainable and profitable food production systems.

During the conference, speakers from around the world will be tackling five key challenges: climate-resilient crops; growing the aquaculture industry; future-proofing animal health; smallholder farmer development; and sustainable animal production.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE


North Africa Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (Napec)

March 21 to 24

The largest international Oil & Gas trade Show in Africa, dedicated to the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream activities and also to the products and services suppliers related to the Oil & Gas Business in North African Region.

Oran Convention Centre, Algeria


Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS)

March 27 to 30

The inaugural Summit offers a voice and a venue for leaders with vision a to shape the future of manufacturing with a hand-selected audience of over 1,200 delegates expected to attend, including Heads of State, Government Leaders, Ministers, Policy Makers and C-Suite Executives from Global 2000 Companies.

Paris-Sorbonne University, Dubai, UAE


Gulf Construction Expo (formerly gulfBid)

April 25 to 27

A specialist event for Northern Gulf, it is a showcase of innovative products and cutting-edge technologies from across the globe. Organised by Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions, the event takes place alongside other major expos - Gulf Property Show and gulf Interiors - providing a valuable launch pad into the region›s multi-billion-dollar construction, interiors and real estate markets.

BIECC, Bahrain         


StocExpo MEA

April 26 and 27

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) will feature a large pavilion dedicated to one of the UAE’s largest petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas hubs at the StocExpo Middle East Africa. The exhibition will feature over 100 international and local suppliers showcasing a broad range of the latest technologies, new products and valuable industry services. Exhibitors will reflect the entire supply chain, from tank design, construction and maintenance, through to innovations in metering and measuring, pumps and valves, automation and loading equipment and inspection and certification services.

Dubai, UAE


World Conference of Family Doctors (Wonca 2020)

November 25-29

Abu Dhabi has won the rights to host the 2020 edition of World Conference of Family Doctors (Wonca 2020), a prominent biennial conference of family physicians that will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec). Founded in 1972, Wonca is a not-for-profit professional organisation representing family physicians and general practitioners. It currently has 118 member organisations in 131 countries and territories. Some 500,000 family doctors and medical professionals are members of the organisation.

The event is expected to draw over 4,000 delegates from across the globe and will discuss a variety of topics related to the development of family medicine, said the organisers.

Abu Dhabi, UAE


PaintExpo 2018

April 17-20, 2018

Although it is only been seven months since PaintExpo 2016 closed with record breaking results, promoters FairFair GmbH are already able to report lively demand for exhibition floor space at the upcoming, leading international trade fair for industrial coating technology.

At the beginning of November 2016, 170 companies had already made firm bookings for their booth locations at PaintExpo, which begins from April 17 to 20, 2018. With roughly 75,000 sq feet, net exhibition floor space already amounts to more than 50 per cent of the level reached at the last event. And thus for PaintExpo 2018, booth floor space offerings will be significantly increased. Roughly 170 companies from 15 countries have already made firm bookings and secured ideal booth locations. The exhibition programme covers liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating systems, application systems and spray guns, liquid paints and powdered enamels, automation and conveyor technology, cleaning and pre-treatment, drying and curing, environmental technology, pneumatics, compressed air supply and exhaust purification, water treatment, recycling and disposal, accessories, measuring and test technology.

Messe Karlsruhe, Germany

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