International exhibition organiser, dmg events, which is focusing hard on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has announced it will launch a new show in Saudi in 2024: ‘Saudi Machinery Expo’. The exhibition will mark the company’s seventh launch in the Kingdom this year, making a total of 22 events. The new Expo will enable the Kingdom’s rapidly expanding machinery and equipment sector to develop new business growth and innovation in line with the goals of the national Vision 2030 programme.
Saudi Machinery Expo will run as part of a cluster of events at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre (RICEC), 2–4 September 2024, alongside the Saudi Warehousing & Logistics Expo and the Saudi Wood Expo, bringing several aspects of factory machinery and equipment together under one roof.
The launch of Saudi Machinery Expo follows the successful introduction of other targeted shows in the Kingdom by dmg events such as Saudi Signage Expo, Saudi Hospital Design & Build Expo and Jeddah Construct, which will cater to the growing demand for digital signage and displays, healthcare infrastructure and construction sector in Jeddah.
“Saudi Machinery Expo will be an engine to drive forward the Kingdom’s ambitions in the industrial sector,” said Ben Greenish (pictured), senior vice president, dmg events. “It promises to be a catalyst towards future-readying Saudi Arabia’s ambitious manufacturing sector and supporting its National Industry Strategy’s plans to build on 50 investment opportunities worth $26 billion. The event will also promote and support the growth of the Kingdom’s domestic manufacturing and machinery industries in line with Vision 2030 objectives.”
The launch of Saudi Machinery Expo comes at a time when Saudi Arabia’s government is aiming to triple the manufacturing sector’s contribution to GDP by 2030, achieve an industrial export value of $148bn, attract $346bn in sector-wide investment, and halve machinery and equipment imports.
The inaugural event is expected to feature 80 exhibitors and attract over 4,000 industry professionals from across a host of industry sectors spanning aerospace, automotive, building and contracting, chemicals, electronics and electrical goods, pharmaceutical and biotech, transportation, and others.
“Saudi Machinery Expo will present an opportunity for Saudi Arabian businesses to explore international collaborations, establish trade relationships, and expand their reach beyond the domestic market,” Greenish added.