CementTrade Middle East – Laying the foundations of tomorrow’s cement industry

With a thriving economy, growing population and its famous oil industry the Middle East is obviously a hot spot for the construction trade, and nowhere is that more true than in Dubai. The most populous of the United Arab Emirates is famous for its spectacular towers and artificial islands; it’s also home to many hotels and malls, and is investing heavily in infrastructure projects. All this activity makes Dubai an attractive venue for industry events, and one of the most significant this year with be the10th Middle East CemenTrade.
The Middle East uses huge amounts of cement and while it’s not a revolutionary material it’s still an incredibly important one – no major project would be possible without it, after all. Saudi Arabia alone manufactures 60 million tons a year and is adding around 5 million tons of capacity annually. With such huge quantities involved governments and the industry are constantly looking at ways to reduce the cost and environmental impact of cement, and CemenTrade Middle East gives you the opportunity to find out what’s new, talk to the leading experts in the field and make your own thoughts heard.
With its dedicated focus on cement this isn’t a typical expo built around rows of displays. Instead you’ll be able to take advantage of a packed programme of presentations and workshops covering all the latest developments, issues and regulation affecting the trade. There will be key speakers from around the Middle East and beyond, and discussion topics cover the full spectrum of emerging cement technology. From reducing transport costs to complying with environmental regulations, incorporating slag into cement or handling recessions in regional markets, the most up to date information will all be available at CemenTrade.
As always an invaluable part of events like this is the opportunity to network with industry colleagues, local decision makers and subject matter experts. The possibilities on offer here definitely shouldn’t be missed; there’s a huge array of projects in the region, and attending CemenTrade will give you a huge advantage when it comes to bidding on them. Saudi Arabia is planning an ambitious new metro system for Riyadh and Jeddah, while an Iranian construction boom looks set to follow the easing of sanctions.
CemenTrade Middle East will take place at the Pullman Deira City, Dubai, from 3-5 October. This luxury hotel boasts a well-equipped conference centre and all the on-site amenities to make the expo a huge success. It’s located just five minutes from Dubai International Airport, and offers easy access to the metro when you want to explore the city. Tickets can be purchased through the event website.