Siemens to set up global logistics HQ at Expo 2020 Dubai site

Roland Busch, managing board member and chief technology officer, Siemens, left, and Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman of Expo 2020 Dubai higher committee.
Updated 18 April 2017

Siemens to set up global logistics HQ at Expo 2020 Dubai site

Siemens AG, a manufacturing and electronics company, will set up its global headquarters for airports, cargo and ports logistics in Dubai.
The company will use the site of Expo 2020 Dubai as the future location for this business after the next World Expo ends in April 2021.
The decision of the German company to locate some of its key businesses in the Dubai South site will capitalize on the industrial and logistics developments in the emirate.
Expo management anticipates that more world-class companies will follow Siemens’ example, bringing new jobs and business to the developing area in Dubai South.
Siemens will make use of the existing infrastructure that is already being put in place on the site and use the permanent buildings of Expo 2020 Dubai as the new home for its future global logistics headquarters.
The new global HQ will include bases for Siemens’ airports, cargo infrastructure and ports teams. All levels of value addition will be represented in Dubai including global management and strategy, research and development, innovation, software development, sales, assembly, and production.
Additionally, Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that Siemens is to become a premier partner for intelligent infrastructure and operations, providing a wide range of innovative solutions, technologies and products to help plan, build and operate an Expo that will continue to make a meaningful impact well beyond its closure.
Under the partnership, Siemens will also provide smart solutions for Expo 2020 technical and site operations and implement MindSphere, an open operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai higher committee, said: “The decision by Siemens to set up its global headquarters for logistics in Dubai is a vote of confidence for the strong viable legacy plan for the Expo 2020 site and also confirms the global role that Dubai plays as an international hub for business, the logistics, aviation and maritime industries.”
Joe Kaeser, Siemens’ CEO, said: “Siemens has a long history in Expo partnerships and we are delighted to be a premier partner for intelligent infrastructure and operations leveraging our open IoT operating system, Mindsphere, for Expo 2020 Dubai and beyond.
“Through this collaboration, we look forward to supporting Dubai’s sustainable development goals with our innovative solutions, helping bring the emirate closer to its ambition of becoming one of the world’s smartest cities.”

Events company sees KSA as market leader

Updated 20 May 2018

Events company sees KSA as market leader

  • My Events International is based in Malaysia and operates on three continents worldwide.
  • ‘Saudi Arabia is being renewed,’ says My Events International founder.

JEDDAH: A global events company has begun operations in Saudi Arabia with a plan to make the Kingdom and Vision 2030 the focus of a growing world market in event management. 

My Events International provides event management, marketing, and sponsor and sales management in sectors including banking, technology, health care and construction.

The Malaysia-based firm operates in India, Kuwait, the UK, Singapore, Nigeria — and now Saudi Arabia. 

The company’s Jeddah opening was attended by Khaled Almaeena, Al-Abeer director; My Events International Saudi Arabia manager Shahul Dawood; founder and president of My Events International, Mohammed Abudawood; and Malaysia’s consul general in Jeddah, Dato Mohamad Ali bin Selamat.

The opening also included the launch of Expo Malaysia, which will showcase the country overseas.

“Our partnership with My Events International will help create a new trademark in Saudi Arabia that compatible with Vision 2030 and the new changes that is bringing,” Almaeena said.

“We are proud to announce that we are organizing the Malaysia Expo, which promotes trade and investment between the two countries and will provide job opportunities for Saudi youth,” he said.

Dawood said: “Saudi Arabia is our fifth country to have a partnership. We have entered Saudi Arabia at the best time — most of the doors are opened for us, and people are encouraging and supportive. 

“We are also aiming to do a special program for women. We are not only an event managing company, but also a specialist in content creation and public private partnership.”

Abudawood said: “We are witnessing a country that is being renewed. Youth represents 70 percent of the Saudi community, and they are full of energy and new ideas, so talking about events and entertainment will help make this change happen.”

Selamat said: “Malaysia and Saudi Arabia are two countries with great potential in sectors such as tourism, as well as developing small and medium enterprises.

“My Events International has great significance in events development, and this partnership will help strengthen ties between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, and promote economic relations as well.”