The second annual Intermat Middle East commenced on Monday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) in UAE, with an official exhibition opening and tour led by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works.
The region’s largest exhibition for construction equipment, machinery and materials welcomed senior executives from some of the biggest names in the construction world that include: Liebherr, Sennebogen, Miller UK, WireCo World, Erkat, Terex Finlay and many more, all of which participated in the first Investment and Innovation in Construction Summit held by the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW), UAE and the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) for Abu Dhabi.
Today, representatives from the MoPW and DMA provided a comprehensive analysis on the current legal framework and requirements of the country that provide the foundation to build a prosperous UAE.
Maryvonne Lanoe, Intermat Exhibition Director, said: “We are pleased to have the support of the both the MoPW and the DMA. Day one of Intermat Middle East 2012 has provided a great networking platform for developers and construction machinery, materials and equipment providers with senior government officials of the UAE. We are certain that this positive response will open opportunities for beneficial collaborations in building the future of not just the UAE but the Middle East as well.”
“With Intermat, over the past 2 years, Comexposium’s development strategy has had an international focus specifically in the Middle East, where the infrastructure is well organised. We base our strategy on our products and exhibitors, searching for new opportunities and working closely with local partners, guarantors operation and customs of their markets.”
In addition to providing developers with networking opportunities, the Investment and Innovation Summit will continue on day two of Intermat Middle East with speakers focusing on government healthcare projects, building information modeling, the use of cold pavement recycling in rehabilitation of Abu Dhabi roads, sustainable public lighting, the use of recycled aggregate in new road construction and avoiding fires in your facade system.
Among those confirmed to speak, include: Yousuf Abdulla Ali Abdulla, Deputy Director of Southern Zone, MoPW, UAE; Dr Ahmed Hassan Ali, Project Design Consultant, Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, UAE; RaminYazdani, Specialist Materials Quality - Municipal Road Infrastructure, Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, UAE and many more.