Apr 24 2012
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Significant Interest Expressed in Middle East Construction Sector during INTERMAT Paris
Dedicated Middle Eastern Day Highlighted Strong Regional Opportunities for Machinery and Materials
His Excellency Mohamed Meer Abdalla Al Raeesi, the Ambassador of the UAE in France, members from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development ( DED ), the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and key buyers from the Gulf Cooperation Council attended INTERMAT Paris. They along with several leading French and European entrepreneurs were taken on a guided tour of the exhibition, where they also discussed the numerous lucrative investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi's construction and manufacturing sectors.
Maryvonne Lanoë, INTERMAT Exhibition Director, said: "The level of opportunity in the Middle East with regards to construction, infrastructure and manufacturing are greatly acknowledged and appreciated by French and European investors. In addition to members of Abu Dhabi's DED , Middle East Day at INTERMAT Paris attracted purchasing advisors, decision makers, dealers, manufacturers and opinion leaders from both the Middle East and Europe. Several key business relationships were made, making INTERMAT Paris the ideal European platform to propel ventures in the construction and manufacturing sectors of this rich region."
"The DED can provide foreign investors with a guideline on the complete business set-up format, and also act as a one-stop-shop to each of these investors if they wish to formalize a presence in Abu Dhabi. The Contractors and Consultants Classification & Engineers Registration Office at the DED also offers E-services for Classification Office which incorporates an array of services for classified and registered contractors and consultants."
The UAE is the primary economic market for French groups in the region. Over 200 French firms operate in the Middle East, covering all sectors and activities, increasing by about 10 per cent each year.
INTERMAT Paris, attracted more than 1,400 exhibitors in an exhibition area of over 375,000 sqm., with a 30,000 sqm. outdoor demonstration area with equipment in operation.
The Middle East region is filled with opportunity. Entrepreneurs and investors are interested in several major projects in the region that include the: US$27 billion Saadiyat Island in the UAE; US$11 billion Etihad Rail in the UAE; US$91 billion 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar; US$40 billion Sundair City Development in Saudi Arabia; and many more.
INTERMAT Middle East will be held for its second edition from 8 - 10 October 2012 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
For more information on INTERMAT Middle East 2012, please visit: http://www.intermat-middleeast.com/
About INTERMAT Middle East
INTERMAT Middle East, a joint venture between Comexposium and its partner Clarion Events Middle East, responds to the need for an event dedicated to construction materials and equipment for the fast growing markets of the Middle East.
About Clarion Events Middle East
CLARION EVENTS MIDDLE EAST, a highly experienced exhibitions and conference organiser with a team that has over 25 years experience in the events industry and more than 15 years experience of organising leading trade events in the Middle East.
COMEXPOSIUM, the European leader in the organisation of trade fairs boasts 138 congresses and shows catering to the general public and professionals, covering 17 lines of business. The group is jointly owned by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP) and UNIBAIL RODAMCO.
For media enquiries please contact:
The Public Relations Company
Tel: +971 50 7681684
Clarion Events Middle East
Tel: +971 43356533
INTERMAT Exhibition Director
Director Construction Department
Tel: +33 (0)1 76 77 13 96
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