Saudi Build, the largest business to business construction exhibition in the Kingdom, will be held 17-20 October 2016 in Riyadh, presenting its 28th session.

17-20 October 2016, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Saudi Build 2016 is the main event organized in the Kingdom about Construction Materials, Building & Environmental Technology providing a full range of building solutions real estate developers, building owners, contractors, attracting thousands of international manufacturers, exporters, businessmen and regional engineers, importers and industry professionals

Established in 1981 the exhibition is taking place annually. After all these years Saudi Build became the largest B2B construction exhibition in the Kingdom. Trade visitors of Saudi Build 2016 will be able to evaluate the latest offerings in marble, granite and natural stones, architectural finishing products, construction tools and technology, engineering services, infrastructure materials, security and safety systems.



Saudi Build 2016 will be held at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center – RICEC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The exhibition is organized by: Riyadh Exhibitions Co.Ltd. (REC), P.O.Box 56010, Riyadh 11554, Saudi Arabia, tel:00966 1 2295-604, fax:00966 1 2295-612, , ,



There is a wide range of exhibitors’ activities covering all the building materials and construction industry sectors.

Finishing: marble, granite and natural stones, adhesives and sealants, aluminum frames and structures, architectural finishing products, interior decorative products, ceramic tiles, doors and windows, glass and glazing, locks and handles, paints, sanitary fixtures and appliances, wood products, facades and cladding, wall covering- finishes external and internal.

Consultancy services: engineering, design services.

Construction techniques: construction systems and technologies, security and safety systems, water and heat insulation.

Construction material: aggregate, building materials, concrete products and precast, structures, gypsum products, masonry-bricks, block work, cement, nuts, bolts, screws and hinges, plants (batching, cement, etc.), props and beams, protective coatings, powder, slabs, steel products, timber- frames, beams.

External solutions: stamped concrete, stone (natural and artificial), street furniture- signage and signs, swimming pools and accessories, landscaping and garden ornaments.

Equipment and Vehicles: Construction equipment and machinery, commercial vehicles, construction tools (air, hand and power), marble cutting machinery and tools, quarry equipment, pumps, safety tools, scaffolding, formwork and shuttering.



There are important reasons for the professionals dealing with the building materials and construction sector to visit Saudi Build 2016.

To meet more than 870 local, regional, and international companies under one roof, to network with decision makers from the public and private sectors, to learn about the latest product innovations and new technologies in the field of construction, to open the door for new business opportunities in the construction field, to learn about the exhibitors’ special offers on construction materials and services and to book your one-to-one meetings with leading international companies.

The visitor’s profile includes: investors, businessmen, VIPs, real estate developers, diplomats, engineers, contractors, services companies, construction equipment suppliers, purchase managers, consultants, technical specialists, project managers, merchants, distributors.


Exhibition Space: 25,000 m2

Number of Exhibitors: 875

Number of Visitors: 16,274

Origin of exhibitors 2015: Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China (PR)*, Denmark, Egypt*, Finland, France*, Germany*, Greece, India, Italy*, Jordan*, Korea (Republic)*, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Pakistan*, Poland, Portugal*, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Syria, Taiwan*, Tunisia, Turkey*, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom*, USA. (* official participation).

Origin of visitors 2015 amongst others from: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates.


Two very important exhibitions are organized in parallel with Saudi Build, the Saudi StoneTech and the Saudi Build – The PMV Series.


Saudi StoneTech

Saudi Stone-Tech 2016, the 19th International Stone and Stone Technology Exhibition

Saudi Stone Tech is a 4 day event being held from 17th October to the 20th October 2016 at the Riyadh Exhibition Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Stone-Tech 2016 will gathering in one place the top distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, agents and professionals from across Saudi Arabia, the MENA countries and the world.

Saudi Stone Tech is an international event dedicated to stone machinery and the advancement of stone technology. Held concurrently with Saudi Build this event aims to bring distributors, suppliers, specifiers, manufacturers, agents and engineers from the world over on a common platform to form contacts, network and to view and analyze new machines and their levels of efficiency.


The event features exhibitors displaying products like marble slabs, granite, natural stone, mosaic, modern & most sophisticated computerized stone cutting machines to quarrying machinery, polishing equipment, discs, blades, slates and so on.

Exhibitor Profile

Architectural finishing products, natural stone, marble and granite products, construction tools and technology, engineering services, infrastructure materials, security and safety systems.


Saudi Build The PMV Series

Saudi Build The PMV Series 2016 will be the 7th session of the show. Being an International Exhibition for construction equipment, plant, machinery and vehicles is focused on the attraction of the big local and international companies along with a large number of visitors, including high level officials and decision-makers representing both private and public sectors.

The exhibition gathers exhibitors from Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Europe, America and Asia in order to present a notable range of products and to witness the latest developments in construction equipment, plant, machinery and vehicles.

Exhibitor Profile

Exhibitors of Saudi Build The PMV Series will be construction companies, engineering companies, heavy and small tools manufacturing companies etc.



Saudi Arabia is the biggest market in the Middle East for construction projects.
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Huge construction programs are under development, especially in the social and transport infrastructure. With the ongoing projects constituting 82.4% of overall construction activities the Saudi construction sector is currently valued at 2,250 billion SAR, with infrastructure projects alone amounting to 1,312.25 billion SAR, while the construction of 6 smart cities by 2025 valued at 412.5 billion SAR will increase the related infrastructure construction activities. In addition important supporting factors in the industry’s growth are: the massive transportation projects, the development of airports and their facilities, the investment exceeding 112.5 billion SAR in airport infrastructure by 2020, the investment of 675 billion SAR for the transportation infrastructure between 2015-2019.

GDP from Construction in Saudi Arabia increased to 31,934 SAR Million in the third quarter of 2015 from 31,661 SAR Million in the second quarter of 2015. GDP From Construction in Saudi Arabia averaged 27,094.35 SAR Million from 2010 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 31,934 SAR Million in the third quarter of 2015 and a record low of 21,969 SAR Million in the fourth quarter of 2010.
The Saudi construction sector will continue to grow for the next years.

The private sector contributes to GDP with 39.46%, showing a growth of 3.74% for 2015, at constant prices. The GDP growth was 3.35% for 2015.

The total population in 2014 was 30,770,375 and having a growth rate 2.55% is estimated to reach 35,700,000 by 2020.


The country’s wealth rely on natural gas and oil. Oil is considered as one of the most important resources: the production of oil is of 409.2 million tons, a stock of 36.2 billion tons, the production of natural gas is of 75.9 billion cubic meters, a stock of 7919 billion cubic meters.


The next period of the exhibition will take place 23.10.-26.10.2017 at RICEC, Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center.

The exhibition is held under the patronage of



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