The Big 5 Saudi takes place in Jeddah from March 7 to 10

The Big 5 Saudi takes place in Jeddah from March 7 to 10

Diary of Events

March 2016

Gulf Industry magazine updates you with the latest calendar of events from the Middle East.

GEO 2016
March 6-9

The GEO exhibition is the premier showcase of oil & gas exploration technology and services in the Middle East, attracting NOCs, IOCs and major operating companies.

Regular high-profile international exhibitors include supermajors Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell and Total and service industry giants BGP, CGG, Halliburton, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Schlumberger and Weatherford. A host of specialist suppliers and distributors, numerous new entries to the Middle East market and large national groups from North America and the UK complement this line up.

A diverse collection of exploration products, services, technology and techniques will be on display at GEO 2016.

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC), Manama, Bahrain.



March 7-10

The Big 5 Saudi was launched in March 2011 and is the kingdom’s largest and fastest growing construction show. Now in its 6th year, the show is an ideal platform for exhibitors and buyers looking to gain a share of the kingdom›s lucrative $732 billion construction industry.

Visitors and participants will have the chance to meet and network with key buyers and decision-makers from across Saudi Arabia. The show also features 12 free CPD certified workshops, 10 seminar sessions and panel discussions and five project showcases.

The Outdoor PMV Zone will return once again featuring live demonstrations from plant, machinery and vehicles including a wide spectrum of products such as earthmoving equipment, truck mixers, tower-cranes and lifting equipment.

The Concrete Zone a platform showcasing concrete products and technologies is back this year, and will display everything from construction chemicals to block-making machinery.

Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.



March 8-9

Middle East Rail is the premier rail conference and exhibition in the region, bringing together rail developers, transport operators and government entities to discuss the challenges faced in rolling out and operating successful rail networks.

Now in its 8th year, the event is designed to help visitors source the latest solutions and products on the market and find new project partners.

With over 120 exhibitors and 3,000 attendees, Middle East Rail incorporates an exhibition with eight on-floor seminar zones, providing visitors access to free presentations that will advance their technical understanding of how to build, operate and maintain railways and tunnels as well as strategies for rail revenue management.

In addition, the conference includes well-known speakers, hosted focus groups, and a number of informal networking sessions. A key feature of Middle East Rail is the 1-2-1 partnering programme, where participants will be assigned their own dedicated networking manager to help them set up meetings and make introductions to prospective business partners prior to the show.

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.



March 8-9

The Cargo Show MENA is an opportunity for supply chain and logistics professionals to discover the latest services and innovations that will improve efficiency in the movement of cargo across road, rail, sea and air. The show is one of the biggest logistics conferences and exhibitions in the region where visitors can join over 3,000 peers and prospective partners to learn about the industry’s freshest and most impressive trends.

The show includes free conference sessions featuring industry leaders and experts. Top companies in the field will be exhibiting their services, including Emirates Transport, Abu Dhabi Ports Company, Etihad Rail and Sohar Port and Freezone

Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE.



March 14-16

The Middle East Coatings Show is one of the only dedicated events in the Middle East for raw materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers for the coatings industry. The event gives a unique platform for suppliers to present their products and services and be face-to-face with the most influential decision-makers operating within the market in a relaxed, intimate environment.

Visitors will get the opportunity to see the very latest innovations, solutions, products and services from the world leaders in the coatings industry including the latest paint and coatings technologies for the region’s environmental, manufacturing and industrial needs.

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.



April 5-9

The MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show is an exclusive regional platform that offers jewellers the best possible reach and response from a highly receptive target audience.

The phenomenal increase in the appeal of gold and diamonds is fully reflected in the growth of the show too, which can successfully lay claim to being the only jewellery fair of its kind that is held twice a year.

The event also boasts a very high 85-90 per cent exhibitor retention rate.

Visitors will get the chance to visit more than 450 exhibitors from around the world and witness exclusive product launches and designer creations.

As well as VIP customers and trade buyers, the show attracts connoisseurs of gold and diamond jewellery. The well-heeled often buy in bulk and have a special liking for premium and rare creations.

Trade buyers will be scouting for dealership opportunities.

Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.

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