A new trade show for building material suppliers and contractors is being launched in Abu Dhabi.
CityBuild Abu Dhabi will take place from April 18-21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, bringing together industry suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers, importers and procurement decision makers.
"While some cities may have struggled with the global economic downturn, Abu Dhabi is forging ahead," said Graham Wood, Group Director of CityBuild organisers IIR Middle East.
"Industry response so far has been magnificent. Our original plan to accommodate the show in one hall at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre has been expanded to two halls after a surge in demand."
CityBuild will debut alongside Cityscape Abu Dhabi, the international real estate investment and development event, and will showcase regional and international product suppliers, construction companies and contractors.
Wood said the co-location will allow for the inevitable crossovers between the two events, such as investors who can source new opportunities at Cityscape while developers, consultants and architects can source new products/services and contractors at CityBuild.
"With an industry summit, product demonstrations, the Innovation Zone and an awards scheme, CityBuild Abu Dhabi will deliver key market intelligence, credibility and prestige to the industry. Without doubt, this is one of the most eagerly anticipated shows for the regional building and construction industry," he added.
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