Saudi PPPP Exhibition 2018 attracts over 12,400 visitors

Updated 08 February 2018
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Saudi PPPP Exhibition 2018 attracts over 12,400 visitors

The 15th edition of the Saudi Plastics and Petrochemicals and the Saudi Printing & Packaging (Saudi PPPP) Exhibition, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in the field of plastics, petrochemicals, printing and packaging in the region, concluded after four successful days of activities. More than 425 local and international exhibitors from 26 countries took part in the event at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
The exhibition, considered one of the major industrial shows in the GCC, saw numerous deals signed between exhibitors and other companies operating in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi PPP attracted a total of 12,480 visitors, including industrialists, consumers, specialists and scientists from around the world.
The exhibition featured a number of engaging activities for visitors interested in the petrochemicals and plastics sector, including several workshops, including “Exporting for the Growth of your Business,” organized by the Saudi Export Development Authority. This included an overview of exports and their importance in business development, and also covered important tips and tools for exporters.
The four-day exhibition also featured discussions on advanced technologies, sustainability in the petrochemical industry, and innovations in printing.
In addition to participating in the exhibition, technical experts from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) also conducted a series of workshops on the advantages of the solutions they offer and presented a detailed explanation of their new initiative “NUSANED” — which was launched earlier this year in partnership with a number of government agencies and the private sector in order to achieve SABIC’S localization agenda and to help local industry development
Mohammed Al-Sheikh, marketing manager of Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd., which organized the event, praised the success of the exhibition, which was aligned with the growth of the petrochemical sector in Saudi Arabia, noting the increasing interest in the exhibition year on year.
He added: “The exhibition presented participating companies with the opportunity to showcase their products and innovations in the petrochemicals, plastics, printing and packaging sectors, and to strengthen communication channels between exhibitors and other players in the petrochemical and printing industries.
Having said that, we believe this exhibition falls in line with the income diversification strategy and the growth of the industrial sector witnessed by the country, and contributes toward achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”


Regional authorities offer free training at HVACR Expo

Updated 21 January 2019
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Regional authorities offer free training at HVACR Expo

The region’s largest dedicated HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) business event will host specialists from Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) and Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) among other credible entities.
Set to shed light on the latest efficiency guidelines in the HVACR industry, these authorities will feature a free and certified training agenda at the HVACR Expo Saudi from Jan. 28-30 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC).
Zayed Mohsen Albagami, deputy director of energy efficiency, SASO, said: “It is important for SASO and for the Kingdom as a whole to support and enhance Saudi Vision 2030 at this time.”
He added: “The role of SASO toward this goal is to help the manufacturer himself adopt a sustainable approach. We implement this through a variety of initiatives, whether it be the issuance of new standards on energy efficiency, raising awareness in the media or finally by holding workshops — as we will do at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019.”
In line with the 2030 initiative, the Saudi government has enacted SASO regulations 2663 and 2874, which improve the efficiency level of all air conditioning equipment. They have also introduced a district cooling framework for new developments exceeding 15,000 tons.
Basem Salameh, conformity specialist at GSO, said: “The GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) aims to harmonize standardization activities among the GCC member states to facilitate both international and intra-trade, and to remove technical barriers for economic operators.”
Along with presentations by SASO, GSO and SCE, the workshop agenda at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019 will include training sessions from industry leaders Carrier, Samsung Electronics, Midea RAC, Al-Salem Johnson Controls, and Shaker Group (LG) to name but a few.
Abdul Rouf Pandith, senior mechanical engineer at KEO International Consultants and speaker at the event, said: “By inviting and bringing together government stakeholders, policy and decision-makers, and leaders from the utility sector across the country, HVACR Expo Saudi can mark a new era in the cooling sector.”
Roni El-Haddad, event director of HVACR Expo 2019, said: “We are extremely honored to welcome SASO, GSO and SCE on board at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019. While the Kingdom is coming together to fulfill the objectives laid out by Saudi Vision 2030, the time is now to bring these authorities on-board and to work with them to ensure that HVACR professionals can achieve the highest standards within their field.”
HVACR Expo Saudi will also bring together more than 85 of the industry’s heavyweights to showcase innovative industry solutions and products at the event. Countries represented will include Turkey, China, the US, France, Italy, the UAE, Singapore, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and more.