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Tekno 2017 opens in Dubai

DUBAI, December 17, 2017

More than 94 international exhibitors, and seven domestic exhibitors are taking part in Tekno 2017, an international industrial trade fair, which opened today (December 17), in Dubai, UAE. 

UAE-based global marine terminal operator DP World Group chairman and CEO and chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem inaugurated the event.

The trade fair will run until December 19, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).

Bin Sulayem toured the exhibition and also interacted with the exhibitors to know more about their products, technologies and services on offer, said a statement.

He said: “Tekno is a leading industrial exhibition. Over the years, the strategic exhibition has witnessed presence from several key players of the industry. This year, the exhibition has participants from Germany, Turkey, China and Vietnam which underlines Dubai’s position as a strategic hub for industrial products, technologies and services.”

“While the programme this year has been devised to assist industrial bodies with key trends and technologies, we are confident that their presence here reflects a strong interest in the huge promise that Dubai offers,” he added.

Organised by Al Fajer Information and Services, Tekno 2017 is the region’s only international trade show exclusively for the manufacturing, technology and solutions.

Satish Khanna, general manager of Al Fajer Information & Services, organisers of the event, said: “It gives me immense pleasure to be hosting the event, which has drawn participations from exhibitors all over the world.”

“While the three-day event will serve as a robust platform to network, exchange ideas and engage in discussions, we are confident that the exhibition will resonate UAE’s presence on the global industrial map,” he added.

The UAE is accelerating its efforts to boost the manufacturing, metal and machinery sector and make it a valuable contributor to the regional economy. While the country is aiming to attract $75 billion by 2025 into the country’s new industrial manufacturing sector, it is noted that the aluminium and metal exports have witnessed a growth of 13 per cent whereas machinery and equipment exports have grown by 11 per cent.

Tekno 2017 features specialised areas as Tube Middle East, Metal Middle East, Wire and Cable Arabia and Welding and Cutting Middle East, and showcases products, services and technologies of over 100 exhibitors from 21 countries viz. Austria, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam

Khanna continued: “The event as a stand-alone trade fair shall become a strategic platform for industry professionals to network, connect and tap some of the best opportunities across machinery, metals and manufacturing sector.”

“As the only dedicated platform to discuss cutting-edge technologies, future trends and strategies, Tekno is the backbone of the manufacturing, metal and machinery industry and contributes immensely to its development,” he said. – TradeArabia News Service

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