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December ’23: Upcoming Events

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In the fast-growing business landscape of the Arabian Gulf, tradeshows and exhibitions have become essential for networking, brand exposure, and industry insight.

These events provide a unique opportunity to make new connections, showcase your products and services, and stay updated on the latest market trends.

But with so many events taking place across various venues, identifying the ones that align with your business objectives can be a daunting task.

We’ve done the heavy lifting for you, meticulously compiling a comprehensive list of all the upcoming tradeshows and exhibitions at the major venues in the Arabian Gulf region. This one-stop resource is designed to save you several hours of research, helping you focus on what truly matters – growing your business.

29 November – 4 December at Expo Centre Sharjah

Furniture 360 is a trade fair in the UAE catering to businesses and buyers. It showcases a wide range of furniture and home decor products, allowing interaction with over 10,000 buyers. The event features indoor and outdoor furniture, home textiles, appliances, and more from 500+ brands across 10 countries. It also introduces a special section – Smart Homes, acknowledging the trend of smart technology in real estate. The event takes place at Expo Centre Sharjah, known for its world-class facilities and strategic location.

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4 – 6 December at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat

This event in the Sultanate of Oman that showcases advancements and innovations in the agro-food industry.

The platform presents an ideal opportunity for businesses and individuals to connect, network, and explore the latest trends and technologies in the sector. It’s a significant event that contributes to the growth and development of Oman’s agricultural and food industries.

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4 – 7 December at DWTC

The Big 5 Global is a highly-anticipated annual event that attracts over 68,000 attendees from more than 150 countries and showcases over 2,200 exhibitors. This gathering serves as the hub for the global construction industry. Here, industry professionals have the unique opportunity to expand their international networks, establish new business connections, and learn from innovators who are driving positive change.

The event comprehensively covers the entire construction cycle across eight specialized sectors, making it the perfect place to discover cutting-edge building solutions at every stage of construction. With so much expertise under one roof, the Big 5 Global connects like-minded construction professionals from around the world.

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4 – 7 December at Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha

The Annual GPCA Forum brings together global and regional leaders in the chemical industry to discuss important topics such as sustainability, innovation, carbon emissions reduction, and strategic restructuring.

The forum aims to encourage collaboration and provide insights that can shape the future of the industry. Key activities include keynote sessions, leadership dialogues, executive panels, networking opportunities, and a solutions exchange. The goal is to make chemistry a crucial element of impactful transformation in the industry and its value chains.

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5 – 6 December at Exhibition World Bahrain

The Arab International Cybersecurity Conference & Exhibition (AICS) offers a platform for cybersecurity professionals to showcase their expertise, connect with key decision-makers, and expand their business in the Middle East. With a rich program discussing the future of cybersecurity and opportunities to network with international and local delegations, AICS helps companies strengthen their presence and stay ahead in the global cybersecurity landscape.

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5 – 9 December at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC)

The International Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition is a significant annual event that brings together coffee and chocolate enthusiasts from around the globe. Hosted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, it boasts participation from over 300 local and international brands from more than 40 countries.

The event serves as a platform for brand promotion, product introduction, sales opportunities, and experience exchange, all set within an atmosphere rich with the aroma of coffee and chocolate. It features workshops and training courses in the field of coffee and chocolate. Visitors can engage with interactive activities, learn basic barista techniques, and explore new ideas in coffee preparation and chocolate serving.

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7 – 9 December at Exhibition World Bahrain

The Manama Health International Medical Exhibition & Congress provides a platform for showcasing the latest medical equipment, products, and healthcare technology from around the world, and fosters business relationships and experiences with exhibitors. The congress and expo will also host the 15th Arab-German Health Forum, attended by representatives of Arab Ministries of Health and the Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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12 December at Voco, Riyadh

Zak World of Façades Saudi Arabia is a conference that focuses on façade design and engineering. The event provides an international platform for showcasing sustainable innovations and addressing challenges in the construction industry.

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12 – 14 December at DWTC

The Middle East Organic and Natural Products Expo is a leading business event for organic and natural products. With a 21-year history of connecting suppliers and buyers, it is held under the patronage of the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

The 2023 Expo will showcase five categories: Food & Beverage, Beauty & Cosmetics, Health & Wellness, Agriculture & Environment, and Sustainable Living.

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13 – 15 December at DWTC

ArabPlast, the premier international trade show for plastics, petrochemicals, packaging, and rubber industries, takes place every two years. The upcoming 16th edition in 2023 focuses on promoting a circular economy and sustainability. The three-day event provides opportunities to connect with regional and international suppliers, explore the latest innovations, and network with industry professionals.

Exhibitors cover various segments, including materials, machinery, and services. It’s a chance not to be missed to engage with industry influencers and discover the future of the industry.

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13 – 18 December at JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh

DATE – FinTech Stage is a premier event in Saudi Arabia that bridges the gap between the financial services sector and technology innovators worldwide. It offers a platform for industry leaders, startups, and government authorities to explore the latest trends, challenges, and advancements in fintech. The event features a variety of activities including keynotes, panel discussions, product showcases, and tech talks.

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13 – 18 December at Kuwait International Fairground

The Gold & Jewellery Exhibition presents contemporary, designer, and fashion jewellery, along with diamonds, gems, and other precious stones.

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15 – 16 December at ADNEC

The Super Angels Summit is the world’s largest and most influential Angel Investor Summit. This 2-day international event brings together Angel investors from around the globe for engaging conversations, knowledge-sharing, and networking opportunities.onnect, learn, and grow in the exciting world of angel investing.

Join over 2000 angel investors, 300 startup founders, and 300+ ecosystem enablers from around the world at this unique event.

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19 – 21 December at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC)

The International Digital Signage Exhibition (IDSE) 2023, held from December 19th to 21st, is Saudi Arabia’s largest digital signage exhibition. It provides a platform for businesses to showcase breakthrough technologies, launch new products, and network with potential clients.

The expo aims to revolutionise communication through digital signage, offering opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors.

With Saudi Arabia’s growing sectors, including retail, commercial, healthcare, tourism, education, and infrastructure, the country plays a significant role in the global digital signage industry. The expo is a great chance for companies to increase visibility, build brand awareness, and generate quality leads for immediate sales.

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21 – 29 December at Exhibition World Bahrain

The Autumn Fair, in its 34th edition, is Bahrain’s largest and most popular consumer products show. Held at Exhibition World Bahrain, it showcases a diverse array of merchandise from around the globe. The fair attracts over 165,000 shoppers annually and offers an ideal platform for exhibitors to raise brand awareness, reach new customers, and increase visibility in the regional market. Exhibitors can showcase a wide range of products, from specialty foods and textiles to furnishings and electrical goods.

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24 – 27 December at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC)

The Human Resources and Labor Services Expo, taking place in Riyadh, is the first forum of its kind in Saudi Arabia. The event aims to connect human resources and recruitment companies, reliable and accredited labor services firms, and the public at one platform. It offers a unique opportunity to interact with service providers related to the labor and recruitment sector, workforce training centres, international recruitment firms, and electronic and technical platforms pertinent to the sector.

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