Messe Frankfurt organises two events in Dubai
Messe Frankfurt from Germany is also active in Dubai. It is organising two events with the Hardware + Tools Middle East and the Materials Handling Middle East. The first takes place every year. The organiser has not yet announced the number of visitors for the event from 23rd to 25th May 2016, however there were 184 exhibitors. In the previous year from 2nd to 4th June 2015, 3288 people visited 214 exhibitors from eleven countries. The trade fair for tools and building materials will be organised again in May 2017.
The Materials Handling Middle East takes place every two years and covers the product groups and specialist divisions such as materials handling, intra logistics, software, electrical automation, robotics, and intralogistics operating facilities as well as other investment goods for the intralogistics. 4998 industry visitors visited 115 exhibitors for the recent edition from 14th to 16thSeptember 2015, which covered a net area of 3748 m².
Messe Frankfurt has one competitor at least for some sub-divisions in the transportand logistics trade fair- Trans4. It takes place every two years in Doha (Qatar) and apart from storage technology, materials handling and packaging technology, it also includes the entire distributions logistics, for street, rails, sea freight or air freight. The organiser, Al Baida Group has not yet presented the number for the event from 24th to 26th May 2016. 6450 industry visitors and 150 enterprises participated in 2013. The trade fair is said to take place again in May 2018.
Wide range of trade fairs for energy issues
The energy issue is taking a particular focus in the exhibitions and conferences in the Persian Gulf. That is not surprising with respect to the rich oil and gas reserves, but also the rapidly growing demand for electricity. The scope of the events ranges from the oil extraction with Adipec – International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi (UAE) to the gas extraction with DNGCE (previously Dioge) – Doha International Gas Exhibition up to further processing with the Middle East Petrotech (MEP) – Refining & Petrochemicals Conference & Exhibition in Manama (Bahrain). When it comes to electricity, the conventional production with GCC Power – The GCC Cigre Conference & Exhibition for Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution in Doha as well as the renewable energies with Solar Middle East in Dubai or the WFES – World Future Energy Summit + Exhibition in Abu Dhabi are to be found again. Apart from this, Ecowaste in Abu Dhabi or Wetex – Water, Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition in Dubai are the trade fairs focussing on the environment issues.