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Windows 2000 signs up as Platinum Sponsor of The BIG Show

Sultanate construction sector to come on focus at BIG Show

Omanexpo to organise The BIG Show in March 2011

Interiors & Buildex 2010 draws to another successful conclusion today

Interiors & Buildex 2010 reflects continued growth of the building and construction industry

Interiors & Buildex 2010 opens today

Interiors & Buildex 2010 opens tomorrow in Muscat

Interiors & Buildex 2010 to be the biggest ever with growth in number of exhibitors

InterContinental Muscat to serve as Official Hotel of Omanexpo’s exhibitions

Omanexpo signs up Kanoo as Official Logistics Sponsor

Major companies and organisations sponsor Interiors & Buildex 2010

Interiors & Buildex 2010 registers strong growth in exhibitors

Interiors & Buildex set in March 2010

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Windows 2000 signs up as Platinum Sponsor of The BIG Show

Muscat, Oman, 29 June 2010 – Windows 2000, an Omani company that deals in the manufacturing and installation of windows and doors, has once again reaffirmed its strong support to The BIG Show by signing up as the event's Platinum Sponsor.

Formerly known as Interiors & Buildex, The BIG Show - or the Builders International Gathering - is scheduled on March 21-23, 2011 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre in Seeb. The three-day event will showcase a wide range of building materials, construction equipment and interior furnishings, thus serving as an effective platform for meeting the urgent requirements of the building and construction industry in Oman and the wider region.

"This is the fourth year in a row that we are sponsoring The BIG Show because, being one of the premier exhibitions in the region for the building and construction industry, it has consistently provided us with an excellent opportunity to further expand our market as we introduce our products to many new clients," said Said A. Al Saqri, Managing Director of Windows 2000.

Al Saqri pointed out that the market for his company's range of uPVC windows and doors continues to grow as construction activities continue to intensify in Oman and in other parts of the region. To keep up with growing demand, Windows 2000 has recently moved its manufacturing operations from a small factory in Ruwi to a large, state-of-the-art facility at the Rusayl Industrial Estate. In recognition of its world-class operations and the high quality of its products, the company was chosen in 2007 as one of the awardees for His Majesty's Cup for the best factories in the sultanate. 

The range of products that Windows 2000 will display at The BIG Show 2011 will include tilt-and-turn windows, tilt-and-slide windows, and various custom-made doors for specific applications. The company's uPVC door systems are distinguished, among others, for their waterproofing properties, fire resistance, ability to withstand extreme weather conditions, and their durable, attractive luster. Its multi-chambered uPVC windows, on the other hand, are known for their high impact strength, durability, dimensional stability, and energy efficiency. 

"We are highly pleased to once again welcome Windows 2000 as one of our major exhibitors and valuable sponsors. The company's strong presence at The BIG Show will make it possible for industry professionals to directly source all the uPVC windows and doors that they need in their ongoing and upcoming projects," said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibition management company in Oman and the leading organiser of high-profile trade shows in the sultanate. 

Diab stressed that The BIG Show 2011 will even be much bigger than previous editions of the event, as it will feature the participation of a higher number of exhibitors from within Oman as well as from many other countries worldwide. A new dimension of the show, called the Construction Equipment Demonstration Zone, will likewise be highly relevant to industry professionals as it will showcase the special features and capabilities of various brands of heavy equipment that are now available in the market. 

Distinguished as a 'UFI-Approved Event,' The BIG Show 2011 is officially endorsed by the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI). In addition to Windows 2000 as the event's platinum sponsor, the international exhibition is also supported by Panorama Windows Co. LLC as the gold sponsor, Agility as the official logistics partner, and the OER Dossier as the media partner.

The organiser, Omanexpo, is a member of UFI- The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). Established in 1986 and part of the SABCO Group, it has over 25 years of experience in organising professional trade shows and technical conferences. 

As a testament to the quality of its operations, Omanexpo is the exhibition management company in Oman with the highest number of 'UFI-Approved Events,' thus giving an assurance to exhibitors and visitors alike that they are making a sound business investment when participating in Omanexpo's exhibitions.

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Sultanate construction sector to come on focus at BIG Show

Muscat, Oman,01 June 2010 By Kabeer Yousuf  – Oman is to witness the BIG Show, the Builders International Gathering, a high-profile international exhibition for the region’s building and construction sector, an industry that is currently involved in billions of dollars worth of major development projects in March 2011. 

Organised by Omanexpo, a leading organiser of professional trade shows in the Sultanate under the auspices of the OCCI (Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry), this three-day-expo is expected to be a venue for innovative concepts in building and construction, most modern equipment in the industry, and world class interiors for the whole region.

“Just like with Interiors & Buildex before, The BIG Show will serve as a major platform for meeting the rapidly growing requirements of the industry with the continued implementation of major residential, commercial and industrial projects throughout the region. We are rebranding the show this year in light of the event’s firmly established reputation as one of the biggest and most important exhibitions in the Middle East for the building and construction industry,” said Nasser Diab, General Manager of Omanexpo. 

The BIG Show, to be held from March 21 to 23, 2011 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre, will prominently feature all types of building materials, construction equipment and interior furnishings, many of which will be brought in by foreign companies and introduced for the first time in the local and regional market. The wide range of products to be displayed will include air-conditioning systems, doors and windows, cement and concrete products, bathroom fittings, ceramic wall and floor tiles, paint products, heavy equipment, kitchen modules and appliances, marble and stone products, and hundreds of other products for any type of construction activity, renovation work or interior design project. 

“Thanks to the nation’s well-planned growth, Oman is least affected in the recession and we are still maintaining good income from our natural resources”, said Khalil bin Abdullah bin Mohammed al Khonji, Chairman, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

“The government has been floating lots of tenders, lot of projects are coming such as water desalination project, airport, roads, dams and so on and so forth. So we don’t have to be bothered about what is happening far away. We are on the right track at the right time and we need the support from exhibitions of this sort”, Khalil added. The previous edition of the event, which was held last March 15-17, set many new records including the participation of 202 local and international companies whose displays covered both halls of the Oman International Exhibition Centre. 

For the very first time, more than 25 countries were also represented in the 2010 exhibition, spearheaded by the national pavilions of Turkey, UK, UAE, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Italy. The other international participants came all the way from Canada, China, Germany, India, Iran, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the USA.

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Omanexpo to organise The BIG Show in March 2011

Muscat, Oman, 31 May 2010 – Omanexpo, the leading organiser of professional trade shows in the sultanate, is gearing up for The BIG Show, a high-profile international exhibition for the region’s building and construction sector, an industry that is currently involved in billions of dollars worth of major development projects.

Formerly known as Interiors & Buildex, The BIG Show – or the Builders International Gathering – will be held on March 21-23, 2011 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre in Seeb. The three-day event, which is much-awaited every year by industry professionals, is once again expected to attract the participation of a record number of local and international exhibitors which aim to take full advantage of existing major opportunities in the market.

“Just like with Interiors & Buildex before, The BIG Show will serve as a major platform for meeting the rapidly growing requirements of the industry with the continued implementation of major residential, commercial and industrial projects throughout the region. We are rebranding the show this year in light of the event’s firmly established reputation as one of the biggest and most important exhibitions in the Middle East for the building and construction industry,” said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibition management company in the sultanate.

Diab pointed out that The BIG Show will prominently feature all types of building materials, construction equipment and interior furnishings, many of which will be brought in by foreign companies and introduced for the first time in the local and regional market. The wide range of products to be displayed will include air-conditioning systems, doors and windows, cement and concrete products, bathroom fittings, ceramic wall and floor tiles, paint products, heavy equipment, kitchen modules and appliances, marble and stone products, and hundreds of other products for any type of construction activity, renovation work or interior design project.

According to Diab, a new and exciting feature of The BIG Show will be the Construction Equipment Demonstration Zone, which will provide a platform for suppliers, manufacturers and distributors to showcase how their heavy equipment works. To be held for the first time ever in the Middle East, this special zone to be set up at the back of the exhibition centre will enable users to familiarize themselves with the advanced features and amazing capabilities of the different brands of heavy equipment in the market.

Diab stressed that, with its distinction of being a “UFI Approved Event,” The BIG Show offers an assurance to exhibitors and visitors alike that it is a high quality and professionally managed event. Now on its 8th edition, the international exhibition is expected to maintain its consistent growth over the years in terms of total number of participating companies, countries represented, total exhibition space covered, as well as number of trade visitors.

The previous edition of the event, which was held last March 15-17, set many new records including the participation of 202 local and international companies whose displays covered both halls of the Oman International Exhibition Centre. For the very first time, more than 25 countries were also represented in the 2010 exhibition, spearheaded by the national pavilions of Turkey, UK, UAE, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Italy. The other international participants came all the way from Canada, China, Germany, India, Iran, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the USA.

“As with the case of Interiors & Buildex, we are very confident that The BIG Show 2011 will also pull in an increasingly high number of exhibiting companies from within the region and other parts of world, including all major players in Oman’s vibrant building and construction industry,” said Abdullah Beg, project manager of the event. “The exhibition will clearly reflect the full emergence of Oman as an attractive market for various types of construction supplies, heavy equipment and interior furnishings.”

The BIG Show 2011 is held under the patronage of the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), Agility is the official logistics partner, and it is also supported by Panorama Windows Co. LLC as the gold sponsor.

The organiser, Omanexpo, is a member of UFI- The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). Established in 1986 and part of the SABCO Group, it has over 25 years of experience in organising professional trade shows and technical conferences. As a testament to the quality of its operations, Omanexpo is the exhibition management company in Oman with the highest number of “UFI-Approved Events,” thus giving an assurance to exhibitors and visitors alike that they are making a sound business investment when participating in Omanexpo’s exhibitions.

For more information on The BIG Show 2011, please contact the Omanexpo head office at tel. no. +968-24660124 or e-mail info@omanexpo.com. Or, you may also get in touch with the company’s regional office in Dubai, UAE, at tel. no. +971-4-2587774 or e-mail infodubai@omanexpo.com.  More details about the international exhibition are available online at www.thebigshow-oman.com.


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Interiors & Buildex 2010 draws to another successful conclusion today

Muscat, Oman, 17 March 2010 – Trade visitors and industry professionals only have until today – March 17 – to check out the wide range of products and equipment on display at the Interiors & Buildex 2010 exhibition, which features the participation of more than 200 companies from over 30 countries worldwide.

Organised by Omanexpo, the three-day international exhibition was inaugurated on Monday by His Excellency Ahmed Sulaiman Saleh Al-Maimani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry for Administrative & Financial Affairs and Regions Affairs. Interiors & Buildex 2010 showcases all types of building materials, construction equipment and interior furnishings, all of which are currently in high demand in Oman with the implementation of various multimillion-dollar projects in many parts of the sultanate.

Large crowds of industry professionals, including architects, engineers, project managers, interior designers and purchasing managers, have already visited the exhibition over the past two days to inspect the latest products and equipment in the market. Interiors & Buildex is open only to visitors over the age of 16, and the exhibition timings are from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and then from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

“We are pleased to invite everyone involved in Oman’s vibrant building and construction industry to visit Interiors & Buildex 2010 and see the wide selection of products and equipment being displayed by local and international companies that are taking part in the exhibition,” said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibition management company in Oman and the leading organizer of professional trade shows in the sultanate.

Diab stressed that Interiors & Buildex 2010 provides all industry professionals with the opportunity to meet their potential suppliers face to face as well as to be updated on the latest developments with regards to their project requirements. Now on its seventh edition, Interiors & Buildex belongs among a select group of exhibitions worldwide that have been recognized as a “UFI Approved Event,” which gives an assurance to exhibitors and visitors alike that it is a high quality event.

This year’s edition of the event features all leading companies in Oman that directly serve the building and construction sector, and it has also attracted the participation of foreign companies from over 30 countries. The international participants are led by the national pavilions of Turkey, UK, UAE, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Italy. Other countries that are represented in Interiors & Buildex 2010 include Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, India, Iran, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the USA.

Interiors & Buildex 2010 is supported by Windows 2000 as the platinum sponsor, Panorama Windows Co. LLC and Dosteen Doors & Engg. Services as the gold sponsors, and Darwish AST Services LLC, V-Kool Oman and IQue as the silver sponsors. The three-day event is officially endorsed by the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), the Oman Society of Contractors, the Oman Society of Engineers, UK Trade & Investment, and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey.

In addition, the official logistics partner of Interiors & Buildex 2010 is Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo & Co.; InterContinental Muscat is the official hotel; and Ahmed Mohsin Trading LLC is the floor plan sponsor. The event’s visitor badge sponsor is Mohammed Riaz & Partner LLC, while the SJS Group is the official catalogue publisher.

The media sponsors of Interiors & Buildex 2010 include Sabco Media as the Official Media Company, Arab Construction World as the official magazine, Construction World as the international official magazine, and Al Wisal FM as the official radio station. The media partners are Al Maskan Magazine, OER Dossier-Construction, Times of Oman, Al Shabiba, Oman Tribune, Al Watan, Y Magazine, and Koooora.

For more information on Interiors & Buildex 2010, please contact the Omanexpo head office at tel. no. +968-24660124 or e-mail info@omanexpo.com. Or, you may get in touch with the company’s regional office in Dubai, UAE, at tel. no. +971-4-2587774 or e-mail infodubai@omanexpo.com. More details about the international exhibition are also available online at www.interiorsbuildex.com


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Interiors & Buildex 2010 reflects continued growth of the building and construction industry

Muscat, Oman, 16 March 2010 – A record number of companies showcasing a wide range of building materials, construction equipment and interior furnishings are participating in the Interiors & Buildex 2010 exhibition, which was formally inaugurated today at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.

The inauguration ceremony was presided by His Excellency Ahmed Sulaiman Saleh Al-Maimani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry for Administrative & Financial Affairs and Regions Affairs. The event was attended by other ministry officials, ambassadors and other diplomats, the top management of participating companies, industry professionals and other distinguished guests.

The exhibition, which is organised by Omanexpo and scheduled until March 17, features more than 200 local and international companies from over 30 countries, the highest level of participation in Interiors & Buildex since the launching of the event in 2003. According to the organisers, the strong interest in the annual exhibition is a direct result of the ongoing implementation of major development projects in many parts of Oman, making the sultanate an attractive market for all requirements of the building and construction industry.

“Interiors & Buildex has rapidly grown over the years as both the government and the private sector make huge investments in large-scale industrial projects, tourism ventures, prestigious residential properties and other projects related to infrastructure development,” said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibition management company in Oman and the leading organiser of world-class trade shows in the sultanate. Omanexpo is a member of UFI-The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

As a “UFI Approved Event,” Interiors & Buildex is internationally recognized for its high quality, and this is clearly evident in this year’s edition, which is participated in by all leading companies in Oman as well as a large number of international firms. Covering more than 3,500 square meters in exhibition space, Interiors & Buildex 2010 has filled both halls of the exhibition centre and it features a wide selection of products and equipment for all types of construction works and interior design projects.

Among the major Omani companies that have a strong presence at Interiors & Buildex 2010 are the Al Sulaimi Group, Kehlan Trading, Khimji Ramdas, Al Turki Enterprises, North Ocean Enterprises, Mohammed Riaz & Partner, Windows 2000, Ahmed Mohsin Trading, Innovative Energy Systems, Suleiman Al Fahdi & Sons, National Aluminium Products Co. (NAPCO), Abou Nabil LLC, Dariwsh AST Services, Enshaat Construction & Building Materials Mfg. Co., Panorama Windows, Speed House Building Construction, Al Hashar & Company, Shanfari & Partners, Dosteen Doors & Engg. Services, Towell Auto Centre, Towell Furniture, and Al Anwar Ceramics Co.

In addition to local companies, many international firms that directly serve the requirements of the building and construction industry are also taking part in Interiors & Buildex 2010. The list of international participants is spearheaded by the national pavilions of Turkey, UK, UAE, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Italy. Other countries that are represented in the event include Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, India, Iran, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the USA.

Interiors & Buildex 2010 is being supported for the third straight year by Windows 2000 as the platinum sponsor. The gold sponsors are Panorama Windows Co. LLC and Dosteen Doors & Engg. Services, while Darwish AST Services LLC, V-Kool Oman and IQue serve as the silver sponsors. The three-day event is officially endorsed by the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), the Oman Society of Contractors, the Oman Society of Engineers, UK Trade & Investment, and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey.

In addition, the official logistics partner of Interiors & Buildex 2010 is Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo & Co.; InterContinental Muscat is the official hotel; and Ahmed Mohsin Trading LLC is the floor plan sponsor. The event’s visitor badge sponsor is Mohammed Riaz & Partner LLC, while the SJS Group is the official catalogue publisher.

The media sponsors of Interiors & Buildex 2010 include Sabco Media as the Official Media Company, Arab Construction World as the official magazine, Construction World as the international official magazine, and Al Wisal FM as the official radio station. The media partners are Al Maskan Magazine, OER Dossier-Construction, Times of Oman, Al Shabiba, Oman Tribune, Al Watan, Y Magazine, and Koooora.

Launched by Omanexpo in 2003, Interiors & Buildex has rapidly developed over the years to become one of the premier exhibitions in the region for the building and construction industry. As testament to the prestige and importance of the event, Interiors & Buildex has been certified as a “UFI-approved event” by the Paris-based UFI-The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. As explained by association, “an exhibition identified as a ‘UFI-approved event’ is a proof of high quality, thus providing exhibitors and visitors alike with the assurance of making a sound business investment.”

For more information on Interiors & Buildex 2010, please contact the Omanexpo head office at tel. no. +968-24660124 or e-mail info@omanexpo.com.
Or, you may get in touch with the company’s regional office in Dubai, UAE, at tel. no. +971-4-2587774 or e-mail infodubai@omanexpo.com.
More details about the international exhibition are also available online at www.interiorsbuildex.com.


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Interiors & Buildex 2010 opens today

Muscat, Oman, 15 March 2010 – His Excellency Ahmed Sulaiman Saleh Al-Maimani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry for Administrative & Financial Affairs and Regions Affairs, will preside over the formal inauguration of Interiors & Buildex 2010 today to signal the opening of the event at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.

Organised by Omanexpo, Interiors & Buildex is one of the largest and most important events for the region’s vibrant building and construction industry. This year’s edition of the international exhibition is the biggest ever, registering a record number of exhibitors with the participation of more than 200 companies and likewise setting a mark in the number of international participants with over 30 countries represented in the exhibition.

“The strong presence of a large number of local and international companies makes Interiors & Buildex 2010 the definitive event for all decision makers and professionals in the building and construction industry, giving them an excellent opportunity for networking as they inspect the latest products and equipment in the market,” said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibition management company and the leading organizer of world-class trade shows in the sultanate.

To be held until March 17, Interiors & Buildex 2010 will showcase a wide range of building materials, construction equipment, interior furnishings, and other essential requirements in the ongoing implementation of multimillion-dollar development projects in various parts of the sultanate. The trade exhibition is open only to industry professionals and visitors over the age of 16. The exhibition timings are from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and then from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Today’s official inauguration of the exhibition will be attended by ministry officials, ambassadors and other members of the diplomatic corps, the top management of participating companies and other distinguished guests. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Chief Guest together with the other VIPs will visit all the stands to see the products and equipment on display and to personally meet all local and international exhibitors.

All in all, over 30 countries are represented in Interiors & Buildex 2010. Leading the list of international participants are the national pavilions of Turkey, UK, UAE, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Italy. The other international participants are coming all way from countries like Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, India, Iran, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. Foreign companies will be introducing various types of new products and equipment that would serve the rapidly growing requirements of the local and regional building and construction industry.

Just like in previous editions of the event, major local companies will once again be taking part in Interiors & Buildex to present their range of products and services as well as the international brands they represent. Participating companies will showcase air-conditioning systems, uPVC doors and windows, cement and concrete products, bathroom fittings, ceramic wall and floor tiles, paint products, heavy equipment, kitchen modules and appliances, marble products, interior furnishings, and hundreds of other products “Leading companies in Oman will have the biggest and most impressive stands in Interiors & Buildex 2010, and this is a clear reflection of their prominent role and highly valuable contribution in the continued development of the sultanate’s building and construction industry,” said Abdullah Beg, project manager of Interiors & Buildex 2010.

Interiors & Buildex 2010 is being supported for the third straight year by Windows 2000 as the platinum sponsor. The gold sponsors are Panorama Windows Co. LLC and Dosteen Doors & Engg. Services, while Darwish AST Services LLC, V-Kool Oman and IQue serve as the silver sponsors. The three-day event is officially endorsed by the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), the Oman Society of Contractors, the Oman Society of Engineers, UK Trade & Investment, and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey.

In addition, the official logistics partner of Interiors & Buildex 2010 is Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo & Co.; InterContinental Muscat is the official hotel; and Ahmed Mohsin Trading LLC is the floor plan sponsor. The event’s visitor badge sponsor is Mohammed Riaz & Partner LLC, while the SJS Group is the official catalogue publisher.

The media sponsors of Interiors & Buildex 2010 include Sabco Media as the Official Media Company, Arab Construction World as the official magazine, Construction World as the international official magazine, and Al Wisal FM as the official radio station. The media partners are Al Maskan Magazine, OER Dossier-Construction, Times of Oman, Al Shabiba, Oman Tribune, Al Watan, Y Magazine, and Koooora.

Launched by Omanexpo in 2003, Interiors & Buildex has rapidly developed over the years to become one of the premier exhibitions in the region for the building and construction industry. As testament to the prestige and importance of the event, Interiors & Buildex has been certified as a “UFI-approved event” by the Paris-based UFI-The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. As explained by association, “an exhibition identified as a ‘UFI-approved event’ is a proof of high quality, thus providing exhibitors and visitors alike with the assurance of making a sound business investment.”

For more information on Interiors & Buildex 2010, please contact the Omanexpo head office at tel. no. +968-24660124 or e-mail info@omanexpo.com.
Or, you may get in touch with the company’s regional office in Dubai, UAE, at tel. no. +971-4-2587774 or e-mail infodubai@omanexpo.com.
More details about the international exhibition are also available online at www.interiorsbuildex.com


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Interiors & Buildex 2010 opens tomorrow in Muscat

Muscat, Oman, 14 March 2010 – Local and international companies will showcase all types of building materials, construction equipment and interior furnishings starting tomorrow – March 15 – with the formal opening of the Interiors & Buildex 2010 exhibition, which will be held at the Oman International Exhibition Centre in Seeb.

The annual exhibition will feature more than 200 companies from over 30 countries, making it the biggest ever edition of the event since it was launched by Omanexpo in 2003. Now on its seventh edition and recognized as a “UFI Approved Event,” Interiors & Buildex has rapidly developed over the years to become one of the high-profile exhibitions for the region’s building and construction industry. The three-day event has consistently attracted large crowds of industry professionals who are eager to check out the latest products and equipment for their project requirements.

“Interiors & Buildex supports the continued growth of the region’s vibrant building and construction industry by facilitating the introduction of new products into the market and by providing a platform for suppliers and end-users to come together and forge business partnerships,” said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibition management company in Oman and the leading organizer of world-class trade shows in the sultanate. Omanexpo is a member of UFI-The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

Diab pointed out that Interiors & Buildex 2010 will feature all leading companies in Oman that directly serve the rapidly growing requirements of the building and construction industry. In addition, the exhibition has also attracted the participation of a large number of international companies who are here to take advantage major opportunities in the market as the government pushes ahead with the implementation of its comprehensive development plans Spearheading the list of international participants are the national pavilions of Turkey, UK, UAE, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Italy. Other countries that will be represented in Interiors & Buildex 2010 include Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, India, Iran, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the USA. The strong presence of international companies will ensure that a wide variety of new products and equipment will be on display at the exhibition.

Open only to industry professionals and other visitors over the age of 16, Interiors & Buildex will run until Wednesday, March 17, and the exhibition timings will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and then from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. To avoid the long lines at the on-site registration counters at the exhibition centre, visitors are advised to register online at www.interiorsbuildex.com to facilitate their entry to the exhibition.

Interiors & Buildex 2010 is supported by Windows 2000 as the platinum sponsor, Panorama Windows Co. LLC and Dosteen Doors & Engg. Services as the gold sponsors, and Darwish AST Services LLC, V-Kool Oman and IQue as the silver sponsors. The three-day event is officially endorsed by the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), the Oman Society of Contractors, the Oman Society of Engineers, UK Trade & Investment, and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey.

In addition, the official logistics partner of Interiors & Buildex 2010 is Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo & Co.; InterContinental Muscat is the official hotel; and Ahmed Mohsin Trading LLC is the floor plan sponsor. The event’s visitor badge sponsor is Mohammed Riaz & Partner LLC, while the SJS Group is the official catalogue publisher.

The media sponsors of Interiors & Buildex 2010 include Sabco Media as the Official Media Company, Arab Construction World as the official magazine, Construction World as the international official magazine, and Al Wisal FM as the official radio station. The media partners are Al Maskan Magazine, OER Dossier-Construction, Times of Oman, Al Shabiba, Oman Tribune, Al Watan, Y Magazine, and Koooora.

For more information on Interiors & Buildex 2010,
please contact the Omanexpo head office at tel. no. +968-24660124 or e-mail info@omanexpo.com.
Or, you may get in touch with the company’s regional office in Dubai, UAE, at tel. no. +971-4-2587774 or e-mail infodubai@omanexpo.com.
More details about the international exhibition are also available online at www.interiorsbuildex.com

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Interiors & Buildex 2010 to be the biggest ever with growth in number of exhibitors

Muscat, Oman, 2 March 2010 – Interiors & Buildex 2010 kicks off at the Oman International Exhibition Centre on March 15-17 amidst the backdrop of the continued implementation of multimillion-dollar projects in many parts of the sultanate and with the government significantly increasing its budget for infrastructure development this year.

Organised by Omanexpo, Interiors & Buildex 2010 will feature over 200 local and international companies from more than 20 countries, making it the biggest ever edition of the event in terms of number of participating companies, exhibition space covered, and total number of international participants. Now on its seventh edition, the annual international exhibition is also once again expected to attract large crowds of industry professionals who are eager to see the latest products and equipment in the market as they look for suppliers of their wide range of project requirements.
“With its reputation as one of the biggest events for the building and construction industry in the Middle East region, Interiors & Buildex 2010 will highlight the ever-growing opportunities in this vibrant sector as well as serve as a one-stop shop for everything related to building materials, construction equipment and interior furnishings,” said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibition management company in Oman and the leading organiser of professional trade shows in the sultanate. Omanexpo is a member of UFI-The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and the International Association for Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

Diab pointed out that this year’s edition of Interiors & Buildex will see yet another strong participation of international companies from over 20 countries worldwide. The list of international participants will be spearheaded by the national pavilions of Turkey, Italy, the UK, Sri Lanka, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. Other countries that will be represented at Interiors & Buildex 2010 include Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, India, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, and Saudi Arabia.

Leading companies from Oman will likewise have a strong presence in the exhibition as they further strengthen their presence in the industry and proudly showcase their range of products, equipment and services to their potential clients. The major exhibitors will include the Al Sulaimi Group, Windows 2000, Dosteen Doors & Engineering Services, Kehlan Trading, Al Anwar Ceramics, Al Turki Enterprises, OMASCO, Nuhas Oman, Al Danube Building Materials, Darwish ast, Sadolin Paints (Oman) Ltd., Mohammed Riaz & Partner, National Aluminium Products Company, Khimji Ramdas – Furniture Division, Al Hashar & Company, Abou Nabil LLC, Business & Trade, and Muscat Electronics.

First held in 1996, Interiors & Buildex has the distinction of being a “UFI-Approved Event,” which serves as a testament to the quality of the exhibition and an assurance to exhibitors and visitors alike of making a sound business investment. Over the years, the international exhibition has consistently registered rapid growth in the number of exhibiting companies, number of participating countries, and total exhibition space covered.

As before, Interiors & Buildex 2010 will showcase everything required in the successful implementation of major development projects in many parts of Oman. Among the wide selection of products that will be displayed include air-conditioning systems, cement and concrete products, bathroom fittings, ceramic wall and floor tiles, paint products, heavy equipment, kitchen modules and appliances, doors and windows, construction vehicles, marble products, interior furnishings, and many other products.

The exhibition timings will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and then from 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm. To facilitate their entry to the trade exhibition and avoid the long lines at the registration counters, all visitors are advised to pre-register online at www.interiorsbuildex.com.

“With the participation of many exhibitors from within Oman and other parts of the world, all of our visitors will surely be impressed by the wide range of products and equipment that will be on display during the event,” said Abdullah Beg, project manager of Interiors & Buildex 2010.

Interiors & Buildex 2010 is being supported for the third straight year by Windows 2000 as the platinum sponsor. The gold sponsors are Panorama Windows Co. LLC and Dosteen Doors & Engg. Services, while Darwish AST Services LLC, V-Kool Oman and IQue serve as the silver sponsors. The three-day event is officially endorsed by the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), the Oman Society of Contractors, the Oman Society of Engineers, UK Trade & Investment, and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey.

In addition, the official logistics partner of Interiors & Buildex 2010 is Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo & Co.; InterContinental Muscat is the official hotel; and Ahmed Mohsin Trading LLC is the floor plan sponsor. The event’s visitor badge sponsor is Mohammed Riaz & Partner LLC, while the SJS Group is the official catalogue publisher.

The media sponsors of Interiors & Buildex 2010 include Arab Construction World as the official magazine and Construction World as the international official magazine. The media partners are Al Maskan Magazine, OER Dossier-Construction, Times of Oman and Al Shabiba as well as Oman Tribune and Al Watan.

For more information on Interiors & Buildex 2010,
please contact Omanexpo at +968-24660124
or e-mail info@omanexpo.com.
More details about the international exhibition are also available online at www.interiorsbuildex.com


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InterContinental Muscat to serve as Official Hotel of Omanexpo’s exhibitions

Muscat, Oman, 24 February 2010 – Omanexpo, the leading organiser of professional trade shows in the sultanate, has signed an agreement with InterContinental Muscat, wherein the latter will serve as the “Official Hotel” of Interiors & Buildex 2010 and the Oil & Gas West Asia (OGWA) 2010 Exhibition and Conference.

These two exhibitions are among the biggest industry-specific trade shows in the region and are expected to attract a large number of exhibitors, delegates and visitors from all over the world. Interiors & Buildex 2010 is scheduled on March 15-17, while OGWA 2010 will be held on April 11-13 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre. Both exhibitions have already confirmed the participation of over 450 companies from more than 35 countries worldwide.

“We at InterContinental Muscat are set to welcome all delegates of Interiors & Buildex and OGWA. With our enviable reputation for quality and service and diversity of our food & beverage, our experienced Banquet & Conference Team will assist their every need and ensure that their stay in Muscat is memorable,” said Renzo Cavagliotti, general manager of the hotel.

As the official hotel, InterContinental Muscat is offering special room rates to all exhibitors and delegates who will be attending Interiors & Buildex 2010 and OGWA 2010. The hotel will also host all press conferences related to the two events, as well as the cocktail reception and Oilman’s Lunch at OGWA 2010.

Located in the prime residential, government and diplomatic area and only 15 minutes from the airport, InterContinental Muscat has a total of six restaurants offering delectable cuisines including Polynesian, Italian, Mexican, a coffee shop and an English-style pub. The five-star hotel’s recreational facilities include an Olympic-size swimming pool, a leisure pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, plunge pool, state-of-the-art gym, an aerobic studio, six floodlit tennis courts and two squash courts.

“We are highly pleased and privileged to have InterContinental Muscat as the official hotel of Interiors & Buildex 2010 and OGWA 2010, and we are confident that our exhibitors, delegates and visitors will have a wonderful time with the top-class service for which the InterContinental brand is widely known worldwide,” said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibition management company in the sultanate.

Omanexpo is a member of UFI- The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). Established in 1986 and part of the SABCO Group, it has over 25 years of experience in organising professional trade shows. As a testament to the quality of its operations, Omanexpo is the exhibition management company in Oman with the highest number of “UFI-Approved Events,” thus giving an assurance to exhibitors and visitors alike that they are making a sound business investment when participating in Omanexpo’s exhibitions.

For more information, visit www.omanexpo.com or contact Omanexpo at +968-24660124 or e-mail info@omanexpo.com.

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Major Omanexpo signs up Kanoo as Official Logistics Sponsor


Muscat, Oman, 15 February 2010 – Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo & Co. will serve as the “Official Logistics Sponsor” of Omanexpo’s two upcoming major exhibitions, namely the Interiors & Buildex 2010 on March 15-17 and the seventh Oil & Gas West Asia (OGWA) Exhibition and Conference on April 11-13.

“We are glad to be associated with both Interiors & Buildex and OGWA, which are among the biggest trade events in the region, and we look forward to greatly contributing to the success of these shows as the Official Logistics Sponsor,” said Colin Clarke, Executive General Manager, Kanoo Freight.

Established in Bahrain way back in 1890, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo & Co. is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region. The company has been operating extensively in the United Arab Emirates and Oman since the early 1960s. Starting out initially in the trading and shipping business, it has grown over the years to become a diversified business conglomerate whose activities encompass travel and shipping, machinery and industrial chemicals, oil & gas, power and industrial projects, as well as cargo services and exhibition services.

Kanoo’s range of cargo services includes customs clearing, door-to-door services, inland haulage and overland transportation, warehousing and distribution, airline cargo GSAs, and international freight forwarding. Kanoo Exhibition Services, on the other hand, has over 20 years of experience in exhibition freight, and its services include import and export of goods via air, see and land, clearing and forwarding, and on-site handling.

As the Official Logistics Sponsor of Interiors & Buildex 2010 and OGWA 2010, Kanoo will be responsible for clearing the cargo of exhibitors, ensure the timely delivery of goods to the exhibition centre, respond to all customs-related inquiries, and eventually handle the forwarding of exhibitor goods back to their country of origin immediately after each exhibition. Kanoo will also be the only company allowed to operate any lifting equipment on-site. With the strong participation of international exhibitors in both exhibitions, the role of Kanoo is very crucial in effectively addressing all logistical challenges at both Interiors & Buildex 2010 and OGWA 2010.

“Having Kanoo as the Official Logistics Sponsor in two of our biggest trade exhibitions gives us the peace of mind that all cargo-related issues will be handled properly and professionally during these events,” said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibition management company in Oman and the leading organiser of major trade shows in the sultanate.

Interiors & Buildex is one of the biggest events in the region for the building and construction industry, which is now experiencing rapid growth with the implementation of various multimillion-dollar projects in many parts of the sultanate. First launched in 2003, the three-day international exhibition showcases all types of building materials construction equipment and interior furnishings.
OGWA, for its part, is also one of the largest energy events in the Middle East region, and it has consistently attracted the participation of many national oil & gas companies from the GCC, international oil & gas majors, leading local companies and other service providers. Held under the patronage of the Ministry of Oil & Gas, the event highlights the continued development of the region’s oil & gas industry and also serves as a forum for discussing the challenges facing the industry.

For more information, please contact Omanexpo at +968-24660124 or e-mail info@omanexpo.com


 
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Major companies and organisations sponsor Interiors & Buildex 2010


Muscat, Oman, 29 January 2010 – The A growing number of companies and organisations are giving their full support to Interiors & Buildex 2010 by way of sponsorship, highlighting its importance as one of the biggest events for the building and construction industry in the Middle East region.

The international exhibition, which will be held on March 15-17 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre and has the distinction of being a “UFI-Approved Event,” is being supported for the third straight year by Windows 2000 as the platinum sponsor. The gold sponsors are Panorama Windows Co. LLC and Dosteen Doors & Engg. Services, while Darwish AST Services LLC, V-Kool Oman and IQue serve as the silver sponsors. In addition, the official logistics partner of Interiors & Buildex 2010 is Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo & Co, while the event’s visitor badge sponsor is Mohammed Riaz & Partner LLC.

Organised by Omanexpo, Interiors & Buildex 2010 is also officially endorsed by the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), the Oman Society of Contractors, the Oman Society of Engineers, UK Trade & Investment, and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey.

The media sponsors of Interiors & Buildex 2010 include Arab Construction World as the official magazine, Construction World as the international official magazine, and Al Maskan Magazine, OER Dossier-Construction, Times of Oman and Al Shabiba as the media partners.

“The list of high-profile companies and organisations that are supporting Interiors & Buildex 2010 speaks a lot about the quality of this international exhibition, which continues to grow every year as Oman pushes ahead with the implementation of its development plans,” said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibition management company and the leading organiser of professional trade shows in the sultanate. Omanexpo is a member of UFI-The International Association of the Exhibition Industry and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

All sponsors and supporting organisations of Interiors & Buildex 2010 are entitled to many benefits, including wide media exposure resulting from the comprehensive promotional campaign to raise awareness about the event. Sponsors also gain competitive edge over their competitors by further strengthening their presence in Oman’s vibrant building and construction industry.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities at Interiors & Buildex 2010, please contact Omanexpo at +968-24660124 or Mr. Abdullah Beg, project manager, at mobile no. +968-95140104 or e-mail abdullah@omanexpo.com.

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Interior & Buildex 2010 registers strong growth in exhibitors


Muscat, Oman, 19 December 2009 – The seventh edition of Interiors & Buildex will kick off at the Oman International Exhibition Centre on March 15-17 next year and will once again strengthen its reputation as the biggest event in Oman for the building and construction industry with the participation of a growing number of local and international companies.

Organised by Omanexpo LLC, Interiors & Buildex 2010 comes at a time when various multimillion-dollar development projects are being implemented in many parts of the sultanate, thus continuously increasing the demand for all types of building materials, construction equipment and interior furnishings.

Recognising the attractive opportunities in the industry, a large number of companies from within Oman and from other countries worldwide have already confirmed their participation at Interiors & Buildex 2010. With its ability to consistently attract the largest number of industry professionals, the three-day event is seen by exhibitors as the ideal platform for launching new products, expanding their client base, meeting potential business partners, as well as boosting their presence in Oman’s vibrant building and construction industry.

“Over the years, Interiors & Buildex has fully developed its preeminent status as a professional trade event that delivers results to our exhibitors while providing industry professionals with all the requirements they need in their projects,” said Nasser Diab, general manager of Omanexpo LLC, the leading organiser of trade shows in the sultanate.

Diab pointed out that Interiors & Buildex 2010 will prominently showcase a wide range of cement and concrete products, air-conditioning equipment, paint products, bathroom fittings, various types of marble products, doors and windows, home and office furnishings, electrical products, lighting fixtures, and hundreds of other products. For the first time since the launching of the event in 2003, Interiors & Buildex 2010 will also have a special section for new product launches as well as a bigger area for all types of heavy equipment.

With still three months to go before the exhibition, a large number of firms that directly serve the industry have already signed up for Interiors & Buildex 2010. These include leading local companies such as Windows 2000, the Al Sulaimi Group, Kehlan Trading & Contracting LLC, OMASCO, Business & Trade, Dosteen Doors & Eng’g Services, Enshaat Building Material Mfg. LLC, Sadolin Paints (Oman) Ltd., Darwish AST Services LLC, and the National Plastic Factory.

International companies from many countries including Turkey, Italy, Lebanon, Germany, the UK and the UAE will also be on hand at Interiors & Buildex 2010 to introduce a wide range of new products to the local market. Among the first international companies to book their stand was Alomi Real Wood Floors, which had a very successful participation in the previous edition of the event.
“I do nearly 20 shows a year. Interiors & Buildex 2009 was the busiest, best organized and most successful,” said Albert Douglas, CEO of Alomi Real Wood Floors. “I never stopped for the entire three days from early morning to late at night. People were upbeat, positive and actually placed orders on the stand.”

Interiors & Buildex 2010 is officially supported by the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI). For the third straight year, the event is also being supported by Windows 2000 as the platinum sponsor, with Darwish AST Services LLC as the silver sponsor. The media sponsors include Arab Construction World as the official magazine, Construction World as the international official magazine, and Al Maskan Magazine, Times of Oman and Al Shabiba as the media partners.
For stand reservations or for more information on Interiors & Buildex 2010, please contact Abdullah Beg, Omanexpo project manager, at tel. no. +968-24660124, mobile no. +968-95140107, or e-mail abdullah@omanexpo.com. More information about the event is also available online at www.interiorsbuildex.com.

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Interiors & Buildex set in March 2010

Muscat, Oman, 16 August 2009 – After the highly successful edition of the event early this year, preparations are now underway for the next edition of Interiors & Buildex, which will be held on March 15-17, 2010 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.

Organised by Omanexpo LLC, Interiors & Buildex 2010 will once again showcase the widest range of building materials, construction equipment, interior furnishings and many other products for all types of construction and interior design projects in the sultanate. The three-day event set a number of records this year with the participation of more than 185 countries from over 20 countries, thus reaffirming its reputation as the biggest event for the building and construction industry in Oman.

“Now on its seventh edition, Interiors & Buildex has firmly established itself as the premier event for companies serving the sultanate’s vibrant building and construction industry. It is the only show that can attract the largest number of exhibitors and the highest number of industry professionals,” said C.J. Paul, general manager of Omanexpo LLC, the leading organiser of trade shows in the sultanate.

In fact, in recognition of the prestige of the event, Interiors & Buildex has recently been certified as a “UFI-approved event” by the Paris-based UFI-The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. As explained by association, “an exhibition identified as a ‘UFI-approved event’ is a proof of high quality, thus providing exhibitors and visitors alike with the assurance of making a sound business investment.” Interiors & Buildex successfully achieved certification after UFI had audited the show’s exhibition statistics, including its total net exhibition space, the number of local and international exhibitors as well as the number of visitors.

Paul pointed out that as before, Interiors & Buildex 2010 is once again expected to attract a veritable who’s who of Oman’s building and construction sector, with the participation of all leading companies in the industry. The strong presence of major companies will ensure that the exhibition will truly provide industry professionals with all their requirements – from cement and concrete products, air conditioning equipment, doors and windows, and marble products to heavy equipment, bathroom fittings, paint products, lighting fixtures and electrical products.

In addition to the large number of local exhibitors, Interiors & Buildex 2010 will also feature many international companies, with big pavilions once again expected from countries like Turkey, Italy and the UAE and with the participation of a growing number of exhibitors from Germany, India, Thailand, China and many other countries. According to Paul, the strong interest of foreign companies in the Oman market clearly indicates the emergence of the sultanate as a growing market for all types of products for the building and construction industry.

Interiors & Buildex 2010 is officially supported by the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI). For the third straight year, the event is also supported by Windows 2000 as the platinum sponsor. Windows 2000 is an Omani company in the business of the manufacturing and installation of high-quality uPVC windows and doors

For stall reservations or for more information on Interiors & Buildex 2010, please contact Abdullah Beg, Omanexpo project manager, at tel. no. +968-24660124, mobile no. +968-95140107, or e-mail abdullah@omanexpo.com . More information about the event is also available online at www.interiorsbuildex.com .

                                                                                                                                      
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