The mayor of the Eastern Province, Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Jubeir, opened a construction machinery show (BUILDEX 2014), claimed to be the largest dedicated event for heavy machinery and construction equipment in the region, at Dhahran International Exhibition Center (DIEC), Dammam on Sunday.
Al-Jubeir and several dignitaries toured the show along with Michael Stansfield, commercial director of the show. Much to the delight of the exhibitors, the mayor took the time to visit every outdoor exhibitor and queried them about their respective equipment. He was particularly impressed with the demonstration shows conducted by Doosan and Bobcat.
Speaking about the mayor’s visit and the opening day of the show, Raz Islam, publishing director of CPI Media Group, the organizer of the show, stated: “We were delighted by the interest the mayor showed in the exhibitors, equipment and the live demonstrations. One DIEC executive said that it was the first time he had witnessed a dignitary of this level spend so much time with each of the exhibitors and show genuine interest in the displays.”
He added: “Judging by the interest we witnessed on the first day, we are pleased to say that the demonstrations have already proved to be an excellent value addition to the exhibition and we believe visitors will benefit from seeing the equipment in action.”
The exhibition has brought together manufactures and distributors from different countries, including the United States, the UK, Germany, Turkey, Spain, China, India, and the UAE and other countries.
The show runs every day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. till Feb. 20. The demonstrations start from 4:30 p.m. and run continuously till 10 p.m.