SAUDI’S $1.1BN PROJECTS PIPELINE SET TO BOOST FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SECTOR
- Saudi Arabia has more than $1.1bn worth of projects planned for the next decade, according to a report by dmg events and MEED Projects.
- Demand for Facilities Management services expected to rise as a result, reveal FM EXPO Saudi event organiser, dmg events.
- The Kingdom’s only facilities management and cleaning event, FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo, will run from 11 – 13 February at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center.
FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo, the Kingdom’s only facilities management and cleaning event, will return for a 4th edition at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center from 11 – 13 February 2020, announce event organisers dmg events.
The announcement comes as demand for facilities management services is increasing on the back of thriving construction activity in the country. With over $1.1bn worth of projects planned over the next decade, Saudi Arabia boasts the largest pipeline in the GCC region, according to a recent report by dmg events and MEED Projects.
Citing Saudi Vision 2030 as a major driver for the Kingdom’s construction plans, Event Manager at dmg events, Paddy O’Neil has commented: “The Saudi government’s vision has prompted development of mega-projects across multiple commercial spaces be it in the retail, tourism or residential sector, all of which will soon require expansive facilities management services.
He adds: “In line with the sustainability pillar of Saudi Vision 2030, completed and upcoming properties are also expected to withstand the test of time, stay cost effective, and run with minimal impact to the environment, making it even more important for asset owners to carefully consider which operational and maintenance solutions to invest in.”
Bringing the best of the facilities management and cleaning industry together under one roof, FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo will present an unmissable opportunity for building stakeholders to find all they need to maintain their properties to the highest standard, and with the newest processes.
Products on display at the event are expected to be the latest and most cutting-edge in the field, displayed by over 30 of the markets leading brands. Heavyweights signed up to exhibit at the event include the likes of Chbib, Al Majal, Nilfisk, Essity, and Reza Hygiene to name but a few.
Mohannad Zughayer, Area Sales Manager at exhibiting company Rothoblaas SRL has commented: “Saudi Arabia is developing very fast towards the facility management industry to assure functionality, comfort, and safety of the built environment. The pedigree of the Kingdom within the region also plays a huge role, and for this reason it needs to be preserved in its state of majestic modernity.”
Designed to enrich the sector, FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo will also feature a free-to-attend workshop series made up of 20 sessions. Visiting professionals will be able to benefit from CPD (continuing professional development) certification points through these workshops, whilst getting to know the latest facilities management trends and techniques.
Organised by dmg events LLC, FM EXPO Saudi is sponsored by Al-Hajry Overseas (Titanium Sponsor), Infor (Lanyard Sponsor), Enova by Veolia (Headline Workshop Sponsor) and Tamimi Group (Registration Sponsor), and is proudly supported by Riyadh Chamber. The event is co-located with HVAC R Expo Saudi and Stone & Surface Saudi. The events are held from 11 – 13 February 2020 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center.