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STONE & SURFACE SAUDI ARABIA – II

Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia Exhibition

10 – 12 APRIL 2018 Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events
THE KINGDOM’S PREMIER EVENT FOR THE STONE AND SURFACE DESIGN INDUSTRY (I)

THE EXHIBITION AND THE SAUDI ARABIAN MEGAPROJECTS

Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia is the only event in the Kingdom dedicated to connecting suppliers of interior and exterior surface design materials and machinery with industry professionals, who are responsible for specifying and procuring these products for the commercial, residential, hospitality, and other real estate development projects.
At the show will be displayed the latest designs in natural stones, covering, flooring and other surface design products and innovative solutions – from marble, granite, tiles, ceramics, wall covering, flooring products, paints, carpets and other surface design materials at the show.
Participants in the show can meet new suppliers from 18 countries and learn from over 30 hours of CPD accredited sessions at the conference and network with their industry peers.
Stone & Surface Saudi offers the connection between the participants and  5,000+ industry professionals such as architects, interior designers, stone specialists, developers, installers, distributors, fabricators, retailers, contractors, builder consultants, remodelers and other procurement professionals in the region’s most lucrative construction market.
Stone & Surface Saudi brings together the exhibitors and key decision-makers and specifiers of over 4,025 active construction projects in Saudi Arabia who are constantly searching for high-quality, innovative and cost-saving products and installation and maintenance solutions.
Aside from showcasing a wide variety of world-class materials for the Kingdom’s construction and design industry, Stone & Surface Saudi provides free access to CPD-accredited workshops, keynotes, live demonstration sessions and exclusive networking opportunities to its attendees.

ORGANIZERS

dmg :: events Middle East, Asia & Africa
5th Floor, The Palladium, Cluster C, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, P.O. Box 33817, Dubai, UAE
Tel:+971 4 4380355, +971 4 4380361, website: https://www.dmgeventsme.com/

dmg events is an International exhibition and publishing company, dmg events produces market-leading exhibitions and conferences for the global energy, construction, coatings, hospitality and interior design industries.
dmg events is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest listed media companies in the UK. It manages over 80 events in up to 25 countries each year and is currently active in North America, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. Founded in 1989, dmg events organizes more than 50 events across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. Some of its leading brands including The Big 5 portfolio of construction events, INDEX – the Middle East’s largest event for the interior design industry and The Hotel Show, the longest running and most important event for the hospitality industry.

VENUE

Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events
2556 Sultan Ibn Salman, Al-Nuzhah, Jeddah 23532 6582, Saudi Arabia

Comparison Jeddah Tower

THE SHOW SECTORS

Stone & Surface Saudi provides the access to a wide variety of top-of-the-line products and services for the Kingdom’s construction and fit-out industry.

From the latest design and innovation in products and technologies to cutting-edge applications and industry best practices, Stone & Surface Saudi offers something for everyone in the following categories:

– Natural and artificial stone, marble, ceramics
– Wall covering and wood flooring
– Architectural exterior and interior surface materials
– Textile covering, wall to wall, section
– Abrasives, adhesives, coatings
– Machinery, tool and equipment
– Composite, resilient flooring
– Machinery , plant and tools for the stone industry

SAUDI ARABIA’S TARGETS

The Saudi Arabian government has put for the next years three main targets:
– to become the global capital of energy. Up and downstream petrochemicals, minerals, power and water are all vital to the Saudi and global economy.
– to act as a transport and logistical hub between east and west. KSA’s roads, railways and air links create a potential consumer base of more than 250 million, all within 3 hours’ reach.
– to transform its knowledge-based industries, healthcare, life science, education and IT. These industries are all crucial drivers of long-term, sustainable change.

Economic City

ABOUT SAGIA

SAGIA, the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, is responsible for the integration of this project.
The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) was created by the Saudi Government on 10 April 2000, as part of measures geared towards formalizing the process of economic liberalization. SAGIA is responsible for managing the investment environment in the Kingdom. Its objective is to achieve economic growth by creating a pro-business environment, providing services to investors and fostering investment opportunities in key sectors of the economy, including energy, transportation, ICT, and knowledge-based industries.
The objective is the growth of the national economy and the raise of the standard of living for Saudi citizens with the enhance of the competitiveness of the national  economy, the creation of  new jobs, the improvement of the  Saudis’ skill levels, the development of the Regions and the diversification of  the economy.

10 SAUDI ARABIAN MEGAPROJECTS

1. King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh. Located off the Red Sea north of Jeddah across 168 million m2, the project is valued at $27 billion. Master developer is Emaar, The Economic City. It includes a port and logistics, financial center, light industry, and services and will create an estimated one million jobs and two million people will live there.
2. The Knowledge Economic City in Madinah. This $7 billion project across 4.8million m2, will create 20,000 new jobs and be home to around 200,000 people. It will include an education-entertainment Islamic theme park, shopping complex, hotels and public transport. The master developer is Quad International.
3. Jazan Economic City. Focusing on Heavy Industry and Agribusiness in the south west of the Kingdom covering 100 million m2. The $27 billion city will bring 500,000 new jobs and a population of 250,000. Two-thirds of the city will be industrial park and it will also provide a seaport.
4. King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, Security Forces Medical Complexes. KSA’s largest medical project, and also the largest medical project in the GCC, is the estimated $6.7bn. Two separate medical cities for security forces that are being developed in Riyadh and Jeddah on behalf of the Kingdom’s Interior Ministry.
5. King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA. The design phase project will cover an area of 350 hectares and cost an estimated $1.2bn. The capacity of the primary five-story hospital building will be 1,500 beds, of which 500 beds have been allotted for specialist referrals.
6. King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah. This in the main airport hub for the west of the Kingdom, near Jeddah. The three-stage development began in 2006 with the aim of catering for 30m Muslim pilgrims bound for the Holy Cities. The $1.5 billion Phase 1 in the 400,000 m2 terminal complex, control tower, access roads and utilities. Phase 2 and 3 will take the airport through to 2035 when it will cater for 85m people annually.

Riyadh Metro

7. Saudi Landbridge. The $7bn Red Sea to the Gulf rail line is an integral part of the GCC’s connected rail network. Italferr has been awarded a $37m contract by the Saudi Railways Company (SAR) to design the Landbridge – a 950km line between Riyadh and Jeddah, and a second 115km line between Dammam and Jubail. Transit times for freight between Jeddah and Dammam will be reduced to 18 hours, compared with the current sea voyage of 5-7 days, with capacity for 8m tons of freight a year.
8. Jubail II, Saudi Arabia. A 22-year industrial project that is getting an $80 billion expansion. This project will have the effect of double the population of the area. When completed, it will be composed of 100 industrial plants, 800,000 cubic meter desalination plant, miles and miles of railways, roads and highways, and an oil refinery producing at least 350,000 barrels per day. The entire project is slated to be finished in 2024.
9. Riyadh Metro. Saudi Arabia’s sprawling and congested capital is in a race against time to complete its SR85 billion ($22.5 billion) metro system within four years. Construction began a year ago taking over the city’s business core, to the frustration of drivers facing detours and lane-closures. With 176km of line and 80 stations this is the biggest project of its type in the world.
10. The Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, Saudia Arabia. This will be the world’s tallest building at more than 1km high once complete in 2019. The Kingdom Tower, developed by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal’s Kingdom Holding Company. Estimated cost is $1.23 billion to build on foundations 60 metres deep.
There is a full presentation and analysis concerning the Saudi Arabian Megaprojects , at ‘The Big5 Hub’ (Galleries-Top 10 Saudi Megaprojects).
Ιnformation and details for all the upcoming projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can be found here:  http://infosaudi.sa/en/projects/

DATA RECEIVED FROM:
https://www.stoneandsurfacesaudi.com/
https://www.thebig5hub.com/galleries/top-10-saudi-megaprojects/
www.bncnetwork.net
https://www.sagia.gov.sa/en/Why-Saudi-Arabia/
https://www.eventseye.com/fairs/f-stone-surface-saudi-expo-23732-1.html
http://www.eyeofriyadh.com/events/details/stone-and-surface-saudi-2018
https://10times.com/about

Kallirroi  Pavlakou
International News and Markets

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