INTERMAT Middle East to Become Region’s Premier Construction Expo

The International Exhibition for Machinery, Materials and Equipment for Construction and Infrastructure will be Held for the First Time in Abu Dhabi, from 28 to 30 March 2011
Dubai-UAE: 1 September, 2010 – INTERMAT, the second largest construction sector exhibition worldwide, is now set to become the most important construction summit in the Middle East with 180 exhibitors expected to participate in the inaugural summit on 28 to 30 March 2011, in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) centre in Abu Dhabi.
INTERMAT Middle East, which takes place during the Arabian Construction Week, will take advantage of the Arabian Construction Week’s track record of attracting high quality visitors and delegates and its proposition which is complementary to that of INTERMAT, to draw numerous visitors from the Middle East, Africa, the Gulf, Iran and the countries bordering the Black and Caspian Seas.
Creating INTERMAT Middle East, a meeting place for international equipment and techniques suppliers with construction companies, was a logical step in view of the Middle Eastern countries’ development. “A large number of INTERMAT exhibitors, with the support of their professional bodies, have already shown great interest in the event. In fact, the INTERMAT Middle East exhibition launch fits with their current export strategy for this part of the world so they have responded very positively to our invitation. Our target is to welcome 180 exhibitors in 20,000sqm of gross exhibition area,” emphasises Maryvonne Lanoë, INTERMAT Exhibition Manager.
In developing a trade event for the United Arab Emirates, Comexposium and its partners will give professionals from across the world’s road and urban infrastructure and interurban transport industries the opportunity to penetrate the MENA markets, whose major project portfolio totals US$3 Trillion. In 2010, the United Arab Emirates will form the largest market in the region with 1,600 projects underway in construction, non-residential buildings, civil engineering/infrastructures and tourism.
INTERMAT is joining forces with MECOM Forums a Clarion Events Partner, an international company located in the United Arab Emirates, to launch “INTERMAT Middle East” in 2011.
Christopher Hudson, Managing Director, Mecom Forums – a Clarion Events Partner said: “Our new partnership with INTERMAT now ensures that we are providing a totally unique exhibition platform within the Middle East. Four dedicated trade shows and four international summits co-located and running at the same time will ensure that we are providing the first of its kind platform for construction professionals in the Middle East enabling the whole industry to build better, faster and more cost effectively.”
The Arabian Construction Week consists of three dedicated trade shows, Green Building Middle East for sustainable construction solutions, Future Build Middle East for Innovative construction products and Civil Engineering Middle East. In addition the Arabian Construction Week also hosts four international summits including Building Smart which addresses interoperability delivered by building information modelling processes, The Green Building Summit, the Climate Control Summit in association with ASHRAE and the Infrastructure Summit.
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Comexposium is the leading events organiser in France of both trade fairs (Intermat, SIAL, SIMA, Emballage, Equip Auto, Silmo, etc.) and exhibitions open to the general public (Salon de l’Agriculture, Salon du Cheval, Foire de Paris, etc.). The Group organised 121 events and posted consolidated turnover of €226m in 2008. The Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris (CCIP) and UNIBAIL RODAMCO hold equal shares in the Group’s capital.
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About MECOM Forums
MECOM Forums, situated in the United Arab Emirates, is a partner of the Anglo-American group Clarion Events. This company is internationally acknowledged as a leading event organiser in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
The Clarion Group organises some 100 conferences and events in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Its BtB and business events stretch into 15 different sectors including entertainment and leisure, finance, retailing, art, and energy-related activities.
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About the Arabian Construction Week
The next Arabian Construction Week will be held from 28 to 30 March 2011 in Abu Dhabi, and combines three events dedicated to the construction industries: Green Building Middle East, Future Build Middle East and Civil Enginnering Middle East.
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Maryvonne LANOË
Exhibition Manager
Director, Construction Department
[email protected]
Tel: +33 (0)1 76 77 13 96
Christopher Hudson
Managing Director
[email protected]
Tel: + 971 43356533
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