HVACR Expo Saudi opens doors in Riyadh

The HVACR Expo Saudi was inaugurated by Mansour Al-Shathri, vice chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Updated 29 January 2019

HVACR Expo Saudi opens doors in Riyadh

The HVACR Expo Saudi is currently underway, alongside FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo, at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC). The two events were inaugurated by Mansour Al-Shathri, vice chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who later toured the expo. He was accompanied by Giorgio Elia, vice president, Carrier Middle East Company; Abdulmohsin Saud Alessa, board member, Alessa Group (Crafft & Samsung); and Nick Powell, vice president of event organizer, dmg events.

Backed by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), and GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) and the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE), the fourth edition of the Kingdom’s largest display of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions is taking place in Riyadh for the first time.

HVACR Expo Saudi is hosting over 85 of the industry’s top regional and international brands showcasing the latest solutions the industry has to offer. The event is free to attend and will run until Wednesday.

Event director Roni El-Haddad said: “We are proud to officially open HVACR Expo Saudi in the Kingdom’s capital — the event is now closer to the heart of this busy market.”

Amid reports that air conditioning solutions consume 40 percent of the power generated in the country, Saudi Vision 2030 and its agenda toward a sustainable and efficient future is a key driver for the Kingdom’s HVACR market.

El-Haddad added: “The HVACR market expects to reach a value of up to $6.36 billion by 2022 as it moves to align with Vision 2030. As a result, we are delighted that HVACR Expo Saudi has grown by 35 percent in floor space since the previous edition, and we expect a record 7000+ visitors to the event.”

Exhibitors at HVACR Expo Saudi represent over 15 countries and include the likes of Carrier, Zamil AC, YORK, Midea, Samsung, Alessa Group, LG, SKM, Caleffi Hydronic Solutions, VTS Clima, Hitachi, Haas, Gibson, Rheem, RIG, BNF and many more.

Free to attend and certified training sessions are available at the co-located FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo. Over 25 local and international exhibitors will showcase the latest facilities management, cleaning and waste management products and solutions at the event.


Dubai to host Mideast’s first dinosaur auction

Updated 18 August 2019

Dubai to host Mideast’s first dinosaur auction

A massive 155-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton will be up for grabs for lovers of rare collectibles as Emirates Auction announced it will organize the Middle East’s first auction to sell the giant dinosaur skeleton. 

The online auction will be conducted by Emirates Auction, which specializes in organizing and managing public and electronic auctions, at a starting value of 14.6 million dirhams (SR14.9 million, $4 million) and will end on Aug. 25. 

The 24.4-meter-long by 7-meter-high skeleton, which dates back to the Jurassic period, is the first of its kind in the world to be installed at the Dubai Mall. 

Back then the 25-year-old dinosaur weighed up to five elephants and was one of the long-necked herbivorous dinosaurs and has a tail tapering to a long, thin whip-like end to defend itself against predators.

The dinosaur belongs to the Diplodocus longus variety, deriving it from the Greek words “diplos,” meaning “double,” and “dokos” meaning “beam.” 

Nearly 90 percent of the fossil’s bones are original, making it a stunning discovery in the history of palaeontology. The remains of the adult dinosaur were discovered in a sleeping position in 2008 at the Dana Quarry in the US state of Wyoming.

The auction will be an ideal opportunity for those looking for excellence to supplement their collections with a historic masterpiece rarely found around the world.

The specimen was previously displayed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in the US state of Texas. It was sourced through Khalid Seddiq, founder of Etihad Modern Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi, and was put on permanent display at The Dubai Mall in 2014.

Emirates Auction is a UAE-based auction company in the Middle East. Founded in 2004, the company specializes in automobiles, vehicle license plates, real estate and properties, asset liquidation, VIP mobile numbers, jewelry, time-sensitive items, and heavy machinery, plant and construction equipments. 

Emirates Auction has achieved a number of milestones in a short span of time since its establishment, breaking 10 Guinness World Records along the way.

With increasing annual sales and registered bidders across the UAE, GCC and North Africa states, Russia and other countries across the world, the auctioneer conducts over 200 online and physical auctions per year. The company is credited with significantly contributing to the development of auction concepts in the Arab world.