Sadara and Harcros-ARA to establish facility in Saudi Arabia’s PlasChem Park

Sadara and Harcros-ARA to establish faci…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:45

Sadara Chemical Company has signed a supply agreement with Harcros-ARA, a new venture being established by international manufacturer and distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals Harcros Chemicals Inc and Riyadh-based...

SEZAD delegation visits Engie’s district cooling centre in Paris

SEZAD delegation visits Engie’s district…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:32

The Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD), led by Yahya bin Said Al Jabri, chairman of SEZAD and chairman of the Capital Market Authority, has conducted an official visit...

Ducab breaks ground on new headquarter facility in Jebel Ali

Ducab breaks ground on new headquarter f…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:12

Ducab, a global manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, has broken ground on its new global headquarter building in Jebel Ali

Ring rolls out security cameras in the Middle East

Ring rolls out security cameras in the M…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 05:39

Doorbell maker Ring said it has launched home security cameras Spotlight Cam Battery, and the Spotlight Cam Solar Panel for Middle East customers

Saudi Arabia joins TIR, eyes regional trade boost

Saudi Arabia joins TIR, eyes regional tr…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:06

Saudi Arabia has become the 74th country to ratify the TIR Convention that will help improve and develop its transport sector, as outlined in its 2030 Vision and 2020 National...

Atlas Copco’s oil-injected screw compressor reduces energy consumption

Atlas Copco’s oil-injected screw compres…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:58

Atlas Copco has launched the new air compressor, the GA 90+-160 (VSD+) oil-injected screw compressor range, aiming to achieve reduced energy consumption and ease of installation and service

Etisalat launches first commercial 5G network for MENA

Etisalat launches first commercial 5G ne…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:48

Telecom company Etisalat has launched its first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE, the first by any operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

SAMENA Summit 2018 focuses on building Middle East's digital economy

SAMENA Summit 2018 focuses on building M…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:46

The South Asia-Middle East-North Africa (SAMENA) region’s annual leadership event, the SAMENA Telecommunications Council's Leaders' Summit 2018, has discussed the importance of enabling telecom operators and regulatory authorities to collaborate...

Abu Dhabi to better construction license approval procedures

Abu Dhabi to better construction license…

Monday, 21 May 2018 09:23

Abu Dhabi department of urban planning and municipalities and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence have signed an MoU to further bolster their efforts aimed at providing integrated services in the construction...

UAE changes visa rules to attract global investors

UAE changes visa rules to attract global…

Monday, 21 May 2018 07:59

In line with the UAE’s position as a primary destination for international investors and a global talents, the UAE Cabinet, chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President...

Abu Dhabi Airport reduces waiting time and quicker check-in with smart IoT technology

Abu Dhabi Airport reduces waiting time a…

Monday, 21 May 2018 06:46

Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), systems integrator firm for the aviation industry, has partnered with Xovis, provider of people flow monitoring solutions, to help improve operations at Abu Dhabi International...

Safest MAN coaches arrive in the UAE

Safest MAN coaches arrive in the UAE

Monday, 21 May 2018 05:00

In keeping with the UAE’s efforts to make its roads safer, MAN Truck & Bus has delivered the safest coaches to the Sharjah Road Transport Authority (RTA)

Saudi Cement plant to get upgrade boost from GE Power

Saudi Cement plant to get upgrade boost …

Sunday, 20 May 2018 11:21

Saudi Cement has signed an agreement with GE Power for the upgrade of three GE 6B gas turbines at its Hofuf plant to increase power output and efficiency

Eaton’s updated Tofino security solution adds fibre optic capabilities, simplifies set up

Eaton’s updated Tofino security solution…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 07:16

Power management company Eaton has released updated versions of its Tofino industrial Ethernet security solution

GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stations

GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stat…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:53

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an agreement worth about US$52.5mn with GE Power to upgrade gas turbines at the Jebel Ali Power & Desalination E Station

TechnipFMC gets Pakistan refinery contract

TechnipFMC gets Pakistan refinery contra…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:38

Pak-Arab Refinery Ltd (PARCO) has awarded oilfield services company TechnipFMC an engineering contract for a refinery at Hub near Karachi, Pakistan

Record attendance anticipated at next week's Big 5

adipecMiddle East Concrete and PMV Live are the region’s meeting points for heavy construction machinery, plant equipment, commercial and construction vehicles, and concrete. (Image source: The Big 5)The Big 5, along with co-located shows Middle East Concrete and PMV Live, will host more than 2,700 exhibitors from across 60 countries, with 25 per cent of participants set to exhibit for the first time

The Big 5, Middle East Concrete and PMV Live will take place from 17-20 November 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

A report released by the organisers stated that the GCC countries will be awarded with construction contracts worth US$195.67bn this year, which is up by almost US$35bn compared to 2013. The events' organiser believes the region's construction sectors hold a lot of potential to develop quickly in the coming years.

Andy White, group event director for The Big 5, said that The Big 5 2013 attracted more than 74,000 industry professionals from 124 countries. He added that he expected this number to increase by a larger percentage this year.

“The programme has increased our audience appeal and attracts a more diverse group of visitors. This year, there will be 55 CPD certified workshops, allowing attendees to learn at the show and earn professional recognition,” White said.

The four-day workshop will be attended by specialists who will discuss green buildings, project management, PPP financing and contract resolution. A two-day ‘Sustainable Design and Construction Conference’ will also be held on the second and third days of the event.

Mario Seneviratne, managing director of Green Technologies, said, “The sophistication of the industry and the requirements of clients for higher levels of buildings, products and services has certainly increased in pace and complexity. Sustainability has quickly picked up in the region, especially in the UAE, and we continue to see major advances in green buildings.”

A one-day conference called ‘How to Trade’ will also be held on the third day of the show. Adil Al Zarooni, vice-president of sales at Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), will be one of the key speakers at the conference, providing an insight into how free zones work and how foreign companies can enjoy unrestricted labour import and capital export.

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