DMG EVENTS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN SAUDI ARABIA

dmg events establishes office to use as base for the company’s events throughout the Kingdom.

Having been granted a Saudi investment licence by the Saudi Arabian General Investment

Authority (SAGIA) earlier this year, dmg events, a leading international events company, has

now established a 100% owned business unit and opened a new office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,

which will be used as a base for the company’s events throughout the Kingdom.

 

Initial priorities for dmg events will include a focus on its core construction, hospitality and

design brands, such as The Big 5, The Hotel Show and INDEX, with editions of Stone & Surface

Saudi Arabia, FM Expo, Saudi Clean Expo, HVAC-R Expo already underway and the launch of

Saudi Entertainment and Amusement also planned. This expansion will now see dmg events

operating in both Riyadh and Jeddah.

 

The combination of core events and potential future launches will enable dmg events to expand

into sectors that are set to grow as Saudi Arabia fulfills its Vision 2030 plan. The country’s 2018

budget was the largest in its history and set aside $14.4bn for infrastructure. The funding will go

toward roads, ports, railways, airports, housing, and information technology.

 

“These ambitious plans clearly show why Saudi Arabia is an important market for our business,”

said Matt Denton – President, dmg events – Middle East, Asia & Africa. “Establishing our own

permanent presence in the country will enable us to build on the relationships we have worked

hard to develop over the last six years of working with local partners. It also means we will be

well placed to serve our customers better by being on the ground to understand market needs

and nurture relationships.”

 

According to Denton the support of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), the

Riyadh Exhibition Centre (RICEC) and in particular the Saudi Exhibitions and Convention Bureau

(SECB) has been crucial to enabling this move by dmg events. The SECB has provided both

market intelligence and also streamlined processes, making it easier to apply for event licences.

Such changes have been paired with improved ease of access to entry visas, helping to attract

more attendees to events in Saudi Arabia.

 

“The support we receive from our partners is vital to our success and the growth of our industry

in Saudi Arabia. We are very grateful for their assistance. With their continued help we can

support the country’s pursuit of the ambitious goals set out in Vision 2030 by bringing industries

and industry leaders together at our events.”

About The Big 5 Saudi

Saudi’s premier trade event for construction professionals

10 - 13 March 2019 - Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events

The Big 5 Saudi is one of the most important construction events in the Middle East.

Expected to attract 14,000+ visitors, the exhibition will bring under one roof over 300 manufacturers of construction products from around the world. An ideal platform for construction industry professionals to network, secure qualified leads and close business deals, The Big 5 Saudi 2019 displays the latest innovations across 9 dedicated product sectors: MEP Services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Construction Tools & Building Services, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Heavy Equipment, HVAC R Equipment, Smart City Technology, Solar Equipment, and Urban Design & Landscaping Equipment.

The event also offers 80+ CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified workshops, which are free to attend. Delivered by renowned industry experts, the educational sessions will focus on four themes: General Construction, Project Management, Sustainability, and Architecture & Design. 

The Big 5 Saudi 2019 is supported by Al Fouzan Trading & General Construction Co. (Gold Sponsor), Astrolabs (Entrepreneurship Partner),  The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), the Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBCNC), the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), and the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce.

To learn more about the event, visit www.thebig5saudi.com.

About dmg events 

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year.  The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as The Big 5 construction shows, ADIPEC and Gastech energy events. 

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.com), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.