The inaugural Stone & Surface Saudi, held from 4-6 April 2017 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events and co-located with the 5th edition of The Hotel Show Saudi, concluded on a positive note with a strong business engagement during its three-day run.
More than 70 exhibitors, partners and sponsors from Turkey, China, UAE, Saudi, Germany, Lebanon and Oman established the event as the Kingdom’s premier sourcing platform for the natural stone, marble, granite and interior surface industry.
Stone & Surface Saudi 2017 welcomed more than 3,000 visitors including top-tier officials, decision-makers and representatives of the Kingdom’s contract flooring, hospitality procurement and interior fit-out industries.
have purchasing authority
are C-Level Officers
have a buying capacity of over $100,000
attend to source new products
will visit again in 2018
“I am in the architecture business and have always attended trade shows related to the industry to find out the latest trends in the market. I came by looking for stone and ceramic products and found good ones at the show. I would recommend it to my peers and will definitely visit again next year.”
ARCHITECT , LINE ARCHITECTS
“We are currently into contracting, specifically building construction but are looking to enter the furnishing market as well. We import stone and so I am here to meet and build contacts with stone and marble suppliers as it is relevant to our business. Here at Stone & Surface Saudi, I came to see some new suppliers.”
HUSSAIN AL GHAMDI
GENERAL MANAGER , AL HUSSEIN EST
“I attended the exhibition to find out how the industry is doing and stay updated with the trends and technologies in the stone market. The event was really good and needless to say, I will definitely be back next year.”
ENG. ADNAN A. ZAGZOOG
CHAIRMAN , ECONOMIC ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS
"I’m in stone business and I came by looking for stone suppliers and stone cutting machinery. Found a variety of stone suppliers here. For a launch edition, the show is really good and will be back next year."
ARCHITECT , DAR
“As Saudi’s projects market picks up, it’s good to find new international companies for stone and marble at the show. This makes attending this event an important one for our business.”
HUSSAIN ABD EL AZIZ
CIVIL ENGINEER , SAUDI BIN LADEN
“Our participation went really well and we managed to collect good amount of leads. The quality of visitors at the show are good and we have had many prospects who will place orders in the near future. We are very pleased with the show and will be back again next year.”
ENG. ABDULLSALAM ZAIN EL ABDEEN
PROJECT MANAGER , MODERN REALITY SOLID SURFACES
“We have had a positive show and managed to meet quality visitors on the show floor. We are happy with the show and will definitely be back next year.”
ENG. TAHA AHMED KHAYYAT
GENERAL MANAGER , EL-KHAYYAT CERAMICS
“Saudi Arabia is now one of the main markets for our marble (Crema Nuova and Rosalia from Bilecik, Turkey). Our participation at Stone & Surface Saudi has helped us increase product and brand awareness among the main sellers and buyers in this market.”
CEMAL ERDAL BATIBAY
MANAGING PARTNER , TMG DOGALTAS
“There was never a ‘bad time’ to do business in Saudi Arabia. In 2017, we have quite a fruitful participation at the inaugural Stone & Surface Saudi where we have showcased a few of our innovations in waterproofing, installations and renovations for surfaces including ceramics, porcelain tiles, concrete and mosaics, to name a few.”
REGIONAL MANAGING DIRECTOR , MAPEI CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS
“Saudi is one of our main target markets and our participation at Stone & Surface Saudi enabled us to offer our high-quality stone products that are ideal for use in outdoors and indoors to the Kingdom’s buyers from its construction and hospitality sectors."
“We were very much interested to join Stone & Surface Saudi from the beginning especially for the flooring industry. Too many customers approached us including business owners and general managers which is very beneficial for us, even customers in the hospitality industry showed some interest in our products for hotel maintenance and also government & industrial segments. “ “We have been in this market for 35 years in Saudi, and specially now with the stone & residential flooring market it is upgrading market. The market have become more efficiency and governments are always looking for high quality materials in the GCC and Middle East.”
TARGET MARKET FLOORING MANAGER , SIKA
“The Saudi market is developing real fast especially the renaissance in the metro, rail project and residential projects. We decided to join in the launch of Stone & Surface Saudi since the Saudi market is one of our key targeted markets and as you can see too many local & international brands are participating. With the outcome we have received we’re definitely exhibiting next year with Stone & Surface Saudi.” “We target construction designers, contractors, Consultants, etc. and the show has successfully targeted those visitors profiles.”