Hospitality and construction trade shows open in Jeddah

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The fifth edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and the inaugural Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia opened Tuesday (April 4) under the patronage of Mohammad A. Al-Amri, General Manager of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) in Makkah Province, Jeddah.

Thousands of hospitality and construction industry professionals are anticipated to attend the co-located trade shows, taking place at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events until Thursday (April 6) from 4 p.m. to 11p.m.

“We are honored that Mohammad A. Al-Amri, General Manager of the SCTH in Makkah Province, Jeddah opened the fifth edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and the first edition of Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia, and invested time with our local and international exhibitors,” said Elliot Rizk, Vice President at organizers M.I.C.E Arabia.

“The hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia is currently experiencing record levels of growth with 170 hotels in the pipeline,” commented John Suzara, Event Manager of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia at co-organizers dmg events. “The Hotel Show is the must-attend annual event for professionals in hotels, resorts and restaurants looking for the latest international products, or to establish a presence in the Kingdom.”

“In the wake of the announcement of Saudi Vision 2030, there has been a surge in construction across various industries throughout the Kingdom – and stone is an essential part of the majority of built structures,” added Yan Wang, Event Director of Stone & Surface Arabia at co-organizers dmg events.

“The inaugural Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia is providing an essential platform for international stone suppliers to showcase the latest materials to construction professionals working in this active market.”

At The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia, the technology sector is set to be active this year with new product launches including a “world’s first” from LG Electronics, and other, major international exhibitors including Onity and CMT Technologies. The interiors, lighting & design product sector is also cited to be of prominence with major brands Sandalyeci, Closet World, Banta Furniture, Adasan, Zubair Furnishing, Raha Oman and more – all displaying their latest product ranges.

The Hotel Show is also hosting the inaugural ‘Inter-Hotel Culinary Competition – Mystery Box Challenge’. Endorsed by Worldchefs through the Saudi Arabian Chefs’ Association and the Saudi Arabian Chefs Table Circle, the brand new culinary competition for the Kingdom will run throughout the three days of the event, with the victorious hotel team to be announced on its final day.

Meanwhile Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia is set to provide a vast international showcase of the latest stone materials from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, China, UAE, Italy, Oman, Belgium, Lebanon, Germany and Australia.

A highlight is the major Turkish pavilion at the event, home to more than 80 types of stone incorporating 400 different colors and patterns, Turkey is firmly established as the world’s leading nation for stone supply.

The co-located The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia are free to attend events.

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