With a construction project pipeline worth SAR 375 billion ($100 billion), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia remains a major driving force behind the long-term growth of the MENA region’s construction sector, which has been projected to generate a total of SAR 16.125 trillion ($4.3 trillion) in investments for various construction projects by 2020. Moreover, under the Ninth Development Plan, the Saudi Government is poised to invest more than SAR 1.443 trillion ($384 billion) in social and economic infrastructure by 2014, with housing projects and vocational schools and colleges accounting for a large percentage of the total expenditure.
Marking 25 years as the region’s premier construction show, Saudi Build 2013 – the 25th 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. The silver anniversary of Saudi Arabia’s largest business-to-business construction fair will run from November 4 to 7, 2013, at the prestigious Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
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 program of KSA by helping unlock exciting growth and business opportunities within the construction and related industries in KSA. 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 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, organized by Riyadh Exhibition Company, is on course to surpass the previous year’s event, which attracted 812 exhibitors from 34 countries and 22,649 visitors covering an exhibiting space of sqm 26,000. 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 organizers with proven track records in international exhibitions.
Supported by diamond sponsor Rajhi Steel, Saudi Build 2013 will once again 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 3rd International Exhibition for Construction Equipment, Plant, Machinery and Vehicle; and Saudi Stone-Tech – The 15th International Stone and Stone Technology & Machinery Exhibition. Saudi Stone-Tech is being undertaken in collaboration with Verona Fiere and Confindustria Marmomacchine, the organizers 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.