- Saudi Infrastructure Expo returns to Riyadh today and runs until 13 September at RICEC (Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center)
- Live demos and high-profile business opportunities remain at the heart of the event, while infrastructure 4.0 takes centre stage at the Saudi Infrastructure Summit
- Stakeholder collaboration including among public and private sectors and building trust during project delivery process were key topics of discussion at the summit
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | 11 September 2023:
Eng. Zakaria bin Abdulrahman Al-Abdulqader, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Saudi Contractors Authority, inaugurated the 2nd edition of the Saudi Infrastructure Expo and Summit at RICEC (Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center).
Eng. Ali bin Hadi Rajhi, Head of City Operators and Compliance Sector from the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs; Matt Denton, President, dmg events; and Muhammed Kazi, Vice President - Construction, dmg events, also joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Running for three days until 13 September 2023, the Saudi Infrastructure Expo covers the full spectrum of the infrastructure industry under three product sectors including urban connectivity, utilities and smart technology. In its second year, the event boasts increased local and international support with over 275 exhibitors from 22 countries showcasing cutting-edge products and innovative solutions.
“As we open this year’s Saudi Infrastructure Expo, we look forward to providing over 15,000 professionals the chance to meet with exhibitors and procure advanced materials, equipment and services to streamline the delivery of multi-billion-dollar worth of infrastructure projects in the Kingdom. The event offers infrastructure professionals these solutions for their work on ongoing mega and giga projects,” said Muhammed Kazi, Vice President – Construction at dmg events.
"Our collaboration with the Saudi Contractors Authority plays a pivotal role, not only in fostering innovation and cooperation within the infrastructure sector but also in presenting opportunities for local businesses engaged in various infrastructure projects throughout the nation," added Kazi.
A perfect blend of local and international infrastructure expertise
The blend of local and international exhibitors provides a collaborative platform for business engagements to participants from countries such as Germany, Italy, Singapore, Jordan, Malaysia, Egypt, China, UAE, Qatar, Italy, Türkiye, Germany and India, among others, who are collectively contributing to bolstering the nation's infrastructure development plans.
Among Saudi exhibitors, Al Rawaf Contracting Company showcases end-to-end solutions from planning, engineering, execution, testing, commissioning and close-out, reaching project post maintenance. Infrastructure Reinforcement Industrial Company brings its leading geosynthetics products to the event. Another locally renowned company, Geete Control, presents its latest electronic technologies, home automation and control systems that are known for maintaining the highest standards.
Elsewedy Electric from Egypt showcases its high-quality electrical products and integrated infrastructure solutions; and Ataya Egypt presents elastomeric bridge bearings, bridge joints, and rebar couplers. Emma QSTP from Qatar exhibits enhanced AI-powered airport management systems that improve airport operations. UAE-based APEC Industries exhibits composite polymeric materials such as geosynthetic composites for civil engineering applications, and other synthetic composites for building applications; and Lissmac Middle East displays cutting-edge equipment for metal processing, among other products.
Meanwhile, Propel Industries from India displays its product line which features a comprehensive range of jaw crushers, cone crushers, vertical shaft impactors (VSI), feeders, vibrating screens, sand washers and air classifiers. Isiflo from Norway presents specialized brass and composite fittings for plumbing and gas. Additionally, Hatboru from Türkiye exhibits steel pipes for drilling projects.
Saudi Infrastructure Summit delivers high-value content and opinion for delegates
The Saudi Infrastructure Summit, organized by dmg events and Saudi Contractors Authority, is a two-day exclusive high-level gathering of government leaders, infrastructure experts and policymakers focused on delivering the ambitious Vision 2030 and catalyzing a transformational shift in Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure and water landscape.
On Day 1 of the summit, speakers emphasized the importance of stakeholder collaboration, including among the public and private sectors and project owners, while building trust to deliver mega and giga projects efficiently. Another key takeaway was the growing use of modular and offsite construction in delivering some of the most complex projects, as well as the role of BIM 360 in connecting stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.
The panel discussion on driving net zero and circularity in infrastructure featured several well-known faces, including Emma Dannemiller, Head of Sustainability and Risk, ENOWA; Steve Lemoine, CEO and General Manager Middle East, Dalkia EDF Group. The session on adopting smart investment decisions to support infrastructure development introduced Greg Djerejian, Group Head of Investments & Legal, Red Sea Global.