Two new trade shows – one related to stone products and the other to heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) – will make their debut in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, next year.
International exhibition company dmg events has announced the launch of HVACR Expo Saudi to be held in January 2016 and Stone and Surface Saudi Expo later in October. The events will address the growing demand for stone products and HVACR-related services and technologies in the country’s $732-billion construction sector, said the organiser.
Andy White, vice-president construction at dmg events Middle East and Asia, said: “We have decided to launch the two new trade events in Saudi Arabia after analysing the market requirements for them. Jeddah is a booming region for the construction sector and is in need of dedicated events such as HVACR Expo Saudi and Stone and Surface Saudi Expo that can throw the spotlight on specialised solutions.
“There is currently a market gap due to lack of any dedicated events that can connect buyers from this huge and growing market with global suppliers and dmg events aim to bridge this space through the two specialised shows.”
HVACR Expo Saudi will feature a comprehensive, free-of-charge training and educational programme for visitors developed in partnership with the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (Ashrae). The programme, designed for professionals, will enable them to access the latest technical information on sustainable and innovative solutions, said dmg events.
Part of The Big 5 portfolio of events, Stone and Surface Saudi Expo will be a meeting place for global distributors, manufacturers, architects, interior designers, contractors and real estate developers.
It will showcase products such as granite, marble slabs, mosaic and natural stone, along with computerised stone-cutting devices, quarrying machines, and polishing equipment.
In addition, the expo will host a conference and several training sessions.