Saudi Ceramics exhibited at Saudi Build. Picture shows examples of the company’s products

Saudi Ceramics exhibited at Saudi Build. Picture shows examples of the company’s products

Businesses happy with Saudi Build

December 2015

Exhibotors expressed satisfaction over the staging of Saudi Build, which concluded in late October at the Riyadh International Exhibition Centre.

The event – the 27th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition – had a footfall of more than 16,000 trade and professional visitors over the course of four days, according to organisers Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC).

Firas Al Hamidi, marketing manager at Saudi Ceramics Co, said the event, which the company regularly participates in, held much importance to his company for business growth.

“It’s a vital platform for us to meet our existing and new customers, suppliers, distributors, or consultants. This year, we had a major stand spread over 140 m and displaying newly launched products. We were happy with the excellent turnout.”

Al Hamidi also said that in view of Saudi Arabia being desert, his company had introduced water-saving schemes in its processes.

Mohammed Ezz Al Arab, marketing director, Pillars Projects Co, commented: “The outcome of our participation at Saudi Build 2015 was excellent as we were able to achieve our desired goals. We have been participating in the exhibition every year and have noticed new developments every time which bears good results for exhibitors. We work in the concrete business and have received enquiries from local and regional companies for heavy equipment. Such visitor interest is a good sign for the expanding Saudi market.”

Eyad Al Saadi, marketing manager at Mazaya Aluminium, pitched in: “We saw an excellent turnout this year as per our expectations at Saudi Build. Twenty-five years back, we did not see a huge attendance, which demonstrates the tremendous development and growth taking place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is a lucrative market for construction with several projects underway. The exhibition is the most successful so far for us and we have signed many new contracts.”

An REC spokesman observed that a healthy infrastructure project pipeline in the kingdom has fuelled demand for construction and building materials and associated technology.

“The overwhelming response from visitors demonstrates the importance of Saudi Build in addressing the growing demand for construction-related products and services for a booming industry.”

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