2010 edition to welcome 759 companies from 57 countries representing 2,188 brands
May 11, 2010
Local and foreign building and construction specialists, as well as property developers and investors will converge at the Damascus Fairground in Syria tomorrow (Wednesday, May 12, 2010) for the opening of the 16th edition of the International Exhibition for Construction - BUILDEX Syria 2010. Over the next five days, 759 companies from 57 countries representing 2,188 brands will showcase construction and building products and technologies aimed at maximizing opportunities within Syria’s rapidly growing construction and building sectors.
This year’s exhibition, being held under the patronage of Eng. Mohammad Naji Otri - Syrian Prime Minister – is being sponsored by DHL Worldwide Express, Grohe, ISOBIT, Sinjab and Diab Al Youssef, which will have special stands. Event organizer, Arabian Group for Exhibitions and Conferences has extended the exhibition area to accommodate a 10 per cent increase in exhibitor turnout over last year. The exhibition will cover Building and Construction, Heavy Machinery, HVAC and Water Technology, Stone and Marble, Paints and Insulation, Lighting Systems, and Construction and Development Financing in addition to other related industries.
“Last year, around 27 per cent of exhibiting companies used BUILDEX Syria as a springboard for establishing a presence in Syria. We expect to post a bigger figure this time in line with growing international interest in Syria’s real estate sector, which has managed to overtake GDP growth in four of the five past years. We have an unparalleled lineup of exhibitors who represent the top names in construction, building, HVAC and Water Technology, all of whom are eager to leverage opportunities in a young and relatively untapped Syrian market,” said Alaa Hilal, CEO of Arabian Group for Exhibitions and Conferences.
Taiwan will participate nationally at BUILDEX Syria for the first time, along with the national Turkish, Italian and Egyptian participation, which are present annually at the show. During the event, the Italian Embassy with Milan Chamber of Commerce and Turrentino Chamber of Commerce will have a special stand, which will assist in providing all the necessary information for fair visitors. Furthermore, countries from the UAE, KSA, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran and China will also exhibit.
More than 110 companies from Turkey will participate in BUILDEX 2010, in addition to the participation of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce, and Syrian agents and distributors of Turkish products in Syria. It is expected that the fair will attract more than 3,000 visitors from Turkey. Moreover, Egypt’s national participation is represented by 47 companies and brands mainly specialized in the construction sector and related industries.
BUILDEX Syria 2010 will be featuring major international companies such as Daaboul Industrial Group (Syria); Aquatec India; Davis Langdon (Lebanon); EDAMA GmbH (Germany); Emirates Glass LLC (UAE); Euroco-Solar (France); Florq Co. (Taiwan); Getzner (Austria); Homag Middle East (Jordan); Industrial Chemical & Resins Co. Ltd (Saudi Arabia); and Inoxdadi S.R.L. (Italy) along with many renowned brands and companies.
Aiming at facilitating the participation and attendance of BUILDEX 2010, Arabian Group for Exhibitions and Conferences haves launched several new programs and services including ‘Plan Your Visit to BUILDEX’ service via www.buildexonline.com. The company will also implement “Park Your Car and Get on the Bus” initiative aiming at encouraging the use of the public free transportation offered to the visitors of BUILDEX throughout the exhibition.