20,000 attend Saudi building event
Jeddah, April 18, 2013
More than 20,000 visitors attended the recently held 22nd Saudi Building and Interiors Exhibition (SBIE) at Jeddah Centre for Forums.
The event, which was organised by Al Harthy Company for Exhibition (ACE), saw over 250 Saudi and international companies showcasing their latest building materials & hardware, climate control, construction equipment & tools, electricity & lighting, environmental conservation, marble, granite & stone, technology safety, security & fire prevention, water technology as well as waste management.
Zahoor Siddique, vice president of Al Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), said: “SBIE serves as an important business-to-business networking platform that complements the upbeat market conditions in Saudi Arabia.”
“It provides a dedicated avenue for trade visitors to explore the latest and most advanced construction and building solutions, while allowing exhibitors to take advantage of the immense growth potential of the largest construction and stone market in the region."
Hosted by the Engineering & Construction Interest Group of Saudi Quality Council-Western Region in collaboration with ACE, the event dealt with a number of issues related to building materials and sustainability, intelligent and environment-friendly buildings, cost management, and value engineering and green buildings.
The Construction Machinery Showcase, organised jointly by Dubai-based publishing house CPI and ACE drew a lot of interest from traders and importers.
The event was held under the auspices of Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdul Aziz, governor of Jeddah, and inaugurated on his behalf by Dr Hani Abu Ras, Mayor of Jeddah. The next edition of SBIE along with the Construction Machinery Showcase will be held from March 2014. – TradeArabia News Service