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February ’23: Upcoming Events

Gulfood Exhibition, February 20-24 2023

February brings us some giants of the UAE events calendar, in the form of Arab Health, Medlab, Breakbulk Middle East, IDEX, and Gulfood Exhibition, which is the largest food and beverage sourcing event in the world.

There are more than 10 individual exhibitions next month, and as always, we are here to help you capitalise on each and every opportunity. Be sure to contact us for anything marketing, design, and print related.

30 January – 2 February at DWTC

Arab Health 2023 will bring together healthcare professionals to ensure the industry maximises its positive impact on the world. This year, sustainability will shape and lead the agenda.

Long established as the sector’s must-attend event in the Middle East, Arab Health attracts regional and international stakeholders who value the power of learning, networking and business. In recent years, it has emerged as the leading forum for discovering and discussing the sustainable and creative solutions that are disrupting existing models and revolutionising healthcare for future generations.

Attendees range from procurement experts to biomed engineers, hospital senior managers to dealers and distributors, and clinicians to government entities.

4 – 5 February at DWTC

This year’s School & Nursery Shows are packed with an amazing line-up of Schools & Nurseries ready to meet face to face, giving parents a unique and free opportunity to get all their education questions answered under one roof.

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6 – 9 February at DWTC

Medlab offers an invaluable platform for the regional and global laboratory community to learn, network and build relationships that help to advance technology and sustainability in laboratory medicine.

This 2023 edition – the 22nd – will be bigger than ever. Attendees will include dealers and distributors, laboratory and healthcare professionals, purchasing and procurement officers, and government officials.

The event has a superb track record for uniting purchase-ready buyers with suppliers and manufacturers. With US$128m of business generated at the last edition, Medlab offers a dynamic environment where deals are made, orders are written and new products are launched for maximum effect.

6 – 9 February at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center

Get together with 100,000+ tech innovators and leading experts from around the world to discover new ideas, build new partnerships, and connect with inspiring mentors and investors. LEAP in – and tap into the limitless potential of tech to build a positive future.

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7 – 9 February at Jeddah Super Dome

HORECA is the biggest annual hospitality exhibition which has been running in Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, and Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. And for the first time, SAUDI HORECA launching its first edition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Now the annual trade fair has become an essential business meeting place for the hospitality, foodservice and beverage industries in Saudi Arabia. The Event will feature a host of activities and show including workshops, culinary art show, barista competition and much more. It will attract exhibitors, visitors, and key industry players on a local and international level.

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7 – 9 February at DWTC

AEEDC Dubai is the world’s largest annual scientific dental conference and exhibition. It is a must-attend event for those serving the dental community, both regionally and globally.

For 26 years, AEEDC Dubai has been recognised as a beacon of knowledge and a point of reference for dentistry experts, academics and industry professionals. The event brings together suppliers and buyers across the oral and dental industries to conduct business and learn new technologies and techniques.

In 2023 – the 23rd edition – the main theme is Education and Innovation Transfer. Under this banner, the three-day event will attract top dental professionals to the main AEEDC conference. It will also host the AEEDC Dubai World Orthodontic Conference and AEEDC Dubai World Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Conference.

There will be an extensive suite of pre-conference courses, too, covering in particular Dubai World Dental Meeting (DWDM) and Advanced Speciality Courses.

In addition, the exhibition will feature more than 4,000 brands, from across the MENA region and beyond, plus the full programme of workshops giving attendees valuable hands-on experiences.

9 – 15 February at Expo Centre Sharjah, UAEThe only photography and imaging show in the MENA region, attended by dozens of world-class professional photographers, along with filmmakers, photography enthusiasts, students & educators from around the world.

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12 – 14 February at DWTC

JGT Dubai is a three-day B2B sourcing event for those in the jewellery, gemstones and related technology fields. 

The event connects global exhibitors with trade buyers from the world’s key jewellery markets. It showcases the latest technologies and innovations, and acts as a meeting point for the most eminent players, influencers and experts and also the next generation of designers, brands and breakthrough talent.

The vast range of JGT Dubai exhibitors includes gemstone dealers, jewellery manufacturers and tech solutions and service providers, who will all present their latest offerings This includes finished and semi-finished jewellery and technology ­– across tools and equipment, display and packaging, and laboratory machinery.

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13 – 14 February at DWTC

Breakbulk Middle East connects professionals involved in project and breakbulk cargoes.

With government ministries, private sector oil & gas companies and the world’s top EPCs in attendance, the two-day event is the industry’s recognised platform for sourcing and sealing new business in the region.

Breakbulk Middle East is where relationships begin and new partnerships are made, and with thousands of industry professionals and key decision-makers present, it is the ideal place to meet project owners, industrial manufacturers and global project forwarders.

It is therefore a must-attend for all those involved in developing, designing and executing the region’s projects, especially in oil & gas, energy, chemicals and infrastructure.

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15 – 18 February at Jeddah Hilton

JeddaDerm brings together international experts in dermatology and cosmetic medicine. Exhibit in-person at 2023 jeddaderm February 15-18 and take the advantage of the premier exhibit hall to build your brand awareness and promote product identity.

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18 – 21 February at Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Centre

Meet high profile decision-makers from private and government sectors, place your products directly in the hands of buyers, and provide a powerful sales message to potential clients.

Join 28,000 of your peers at Riyadh’s most anticipated construction event – The Big 5 Saudi. An unmissable platform, showcasing innovative products and technologies that can transform the construction industry and your business.

For the first time co-located with HVAC R Expo Saudi, Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia, FM Expo Saudi, Windows, Doors & Facades and Saudi Glass, the event showcases products from the complete construction cycle in one place, at one time.

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20 – 24 February at DWTC

The Largest F&B Sourcing Event in the World.

Gulfood underscores the UAE’s status at the forefront of sector change and leading the role in tackling global issues. Driving creativity and change, in February 2023, the 28th edition of Gulfood will continue to unite food and beverage communities around the world, and act as an industry trend springboard and a global sourcing powerhouse.

4000+ companies from more than 120 countries, industry thought leaders, and the world’s greatest chefs will chart the way forward and inspire industry-wide transformation for the good of the entire ecosystem.

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20 – 24 February at ADNEC

IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.

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20 – 24 February at ADNEC

NAVDEX is held alongside IDEX, the International Defence Exhibition and Conference and features a purpose built exhibition hall, ADNEC Marina for visiting naval ships, a pontoon for small crafts, daily water demonstrations and an outdoor display area. It provides a dedicated and focused platform for international naval defence and maritime security companies to showcase their technologies and services to an international audience.

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21 – 23 February at Expo Centre Sharjah, UAE

Paper One Show is the leading international exhibition of the paper and paper products industry connecting professionals from all over the world. Taking part in Paper One Show exhibition will give you an opportunity to discover new commercial opportunities, identify new markets and applications, exchange experiences with the other professionals from the sector, focusing exclusively on the very best that the paper industry and its suppliers have to offer.

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