The trio of exhibitions – Gulf Construction Expo, Gulf Property Show and Interiors Expo – held in Bahrain last month attracted 7,450 regional and international visitors and more than 150 exhibitors from 20 countries.

Expo 2020 Dubai and its legacy are expected to contribute Dh122.6 billion ($33.38 billion) of gross value addition (GVA) to the UAE’s economy from 2013 to 31, according to an EY report.

Six developments in the GCC region are among 20 shortlisted projects for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture that were announced last month in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan in Russia, at an exhibition on the awards.

A welding competition along with a conference on 3D printing and additive manufacturing are among the new features lined up for the upcoming Hardware + Tools Middle East, a top trade fair for hardware, tools and machinery in Dubai, UAE.

Procurement Middle East 2019 conference and exhibition, which this year focused on digitalisation, was held last month in Bahrain featuring over 20 high-profile speakers. The three-day event also had a workshop on VAT and its impact on the industry, and an exhibition showcasing procurement chain automation solutions.