International trade show organiser dmg events is launching the Saudi Water Expo this September (11-13). It will be the sole exhibition in Saudi Arabia dedicated to the water industry and will support the Kingdom’s plans for $80bn worth of water projects in line with the national water strategy under Vision 2030.
The exhibition will run at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center and will co-locate with the second edition of the Saudi Infrastructure Expo, the country’s only trade event for the infrastructure industry.
The new Saudi Water Expo will offer attendees the opportunity to see first-hand the latest in water supply solutions, water technology, drainage systems, sewage water technology, water treatment, desalination plants, soil protection, water management, recycling, and drilling technology.
“Saudi Arabia’s relentless pursuit of water security has created a fertile ground for growth and innovation in the industry. The launch of the Saudi Water Expo in September 2023, as a one-of-its-kind show in the Kingdom and co-located with Saudi Infrastructure Expo, presents opportunities for local, regional and international companies to share new technologies, innovation and products and services,” said Matt Denton, president at dmg events.
The new show builds on dmg events’ strong local presence with over 15 events in Saudi Arabia, and, with a pipeline of mega and giga projects planned and under construction in the Kingdom, water has become critical for the country’s development prospects. The three-day event will open the door to public and private sector buyers to meet their specialist sourcing needs.
“The Kingdom is addressing the increasing water demand caused by economic diversification, population growth and urbanisation, which is why the Saudi Water Expo will play a crucial role bringing together experts, innovators, and decision-makers to discuss the latest advancements, solutions and challenges in the water sector,” Denton added.
The Saudi Water Expo will be headlined by key figures from the government and municipality along with members from trade associations, public utility providers and regulators.
With per capita water consumption that is double the world average and four times higher than its own rate of renewal, Saudi Arabia’s environmental challenges are accelerating a government mandate to invest in water critical projects under Vision 2030.
Exhibitors at the Saudi Water Expo will be able to enter a booming market to supply their solutions and network with decision makers with real purchasing power.
“With its vast potential for growth and development, the Saudi water market presents a wealth of opportunities for local and international companies to collaborate and drive innovation. We are excited to play a pivotal role in this endeavour and look forward to a successful event,” Denton concluded.