Saudi Build 2013 will celebrate its silver jubilee as the region’s premier construction show will be held at the Riyadh Exhibition Center from Nov. 4 to 7. It is the 25th international construction technology and building materials trade exhibition.
With the recent announcement of the Saudi government to allocate a social benefit package of SR487.5 billion for the development of housing, infrastructure and transport in the Kingdom, the construction sector is set to see a surge driven by increasing private and public investments.
The government has earmarked SR247.5 billion for housing development and SR61.88 billion for transport expansion while an estimated SR7.5 billion has been allocated to road projects under construction. Moreover, the General Authority of the Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia has set aside a fund of SR2497.5 million for the construction of 34 airports across the Kingdom in the next five years and a budget of SR101.25 billion has been approved for rail projects that are either under way or at the bidding phase.
Ziyad Al-Rukban, deputy general manager at Riyadh Exhibitions Company, said the show would be a perfect gateway to explore the lucrative Saudi construction sector as the exhibitors display the latest technologies, machinery and equipment as well as offer complete business solutions to real estate agents, contractors and developers.
Since its inception a quarter of a century ago, Saudi Build has been the foremost construction show in the region. "The 2013 edition marks 25 years of continuous success of the show along with a record growth achieved during the recent years. This year’s event promises to be a special celebration as Saudi Build continues to enjoy a strong local, regional and global following, attracting high-profile personalities, decision makers and key government officials," said Al-Rukban.
Saudi Build 2013 will witness strong local and foreign participation from 28 countries. It is the only construction trade show in Saudi Arabia accredited by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Supported by diamond sponsor Rajhi Steel, Saudi Build 2013 will 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 is the third international exhibition for construction equipment, plant, machinery and vehicle. Saudi Stone-Tech is the 15th international stone and stone technology and machinery exhibition.