Saudi Build Seminars to unveil platform for a greener kingdom

Spread over three days, Saudi Build Seminars will focus on key industry issues

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Saudi Arabia is the largest and fastest growing construction market in the Gulf, currently accounting for almost 40 percent of projects in the GCC. Driven by public sector funding and overseen by regional municipalities, the bulk of the Kingdom’s expenditure is being utilized to develop five key areas – healthcare, hospitality, education, housing, and transport – by 2020.

Building on its reputation of successfully hosting Saudi Build – the International, Construction Technology and Building Materials Trade Exhibition for 25 years, Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC), the leading conferences and exhibitions organizer in Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of the Saudi Build Seminars. The conferences are being organized in collaboration with Advanced Conferences and Meetings (ACM), a premium B-2-B events company focusing on the dynamic and ever changing requirements of the MENA region, and will be held concurrently with the exhibition.

Spread over three days, Saudi Build Seminars will focus on key industry issues. The topic for the Day 1 is ‘Architecture and Design’ which will address issues such as delivering quality interiors through innovative design and fit-outs. Day 2 will cover ‘Exterior Design and Landscaping’ to discuss advancements in urban design, master planning, and landscape architecture. Lastly, the seminars on the Day 3 will be held under the theme of ‘Sustainable Design and Construction,’ demonstrating how to deliver beautifully designed sustainable buildings for a greener KSA.

The seminars will feature a number of innovative and informative high-level sessions which will further enhance Saudi Build’s role in highlighting the latest products and technologies to various segments of building and construction industries of the local and regional markets. REC has partnered with ACM to create a series of unique B-2-B seminars with an aim to provide interactive insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by construction companies in Saudi Arabia and the region. The conferences are designed to network with expert decision makers and thought leaders alongside the means to network effectively among new business prospects.

Saudi Build Seminars will run concurrently with the annual exhibition in November and independently throughout the year across the KSA. These conferences will be based on extensive industry research, guided and supplemented by key industry partners, and informed by local market experts to provide regular business platforms, delivering competitive advantage to Saudi Build’s clients.

Key topics to be discussed at the events include ‘Stay Ahead of Interior Design Trends in the GCC,’ ‘Better Understand the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Interior Design,’ ‘Learn How to Combine Traditional Islamic Architecture With Contemporary Design,’ ‘Explore Specific Challenges With Achieving Higher Quality Finishing Works in KSA,’ ‘Design Iconic Multi-Purpose and Sustainable Rail Stations and Streetscapes,’ and ‘Discover Facade Design Strategies to Maintain and Optimize Building Performance.’

Saudi Build 2014 will be held on Nov. 10-13, 2014 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. Approved by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, the show will be held concurrently with Saudi Stonetech 2014 – the 17th International Stone and Stone Technology Exhibition, and Saudi Build PMV Series – the 5th international exhibition for construction equipment, plant, machinery, and vehicles.

This article was first published in Saudi Gazette on Nov. 3, 2014.