The Saudi Infrastructure Summit will be held alongside the exhibition.

Building on its past year’s success, Saudi Infrastructure Expo is gearing up for its second edition which kicks off this month (September 11 to 13) in the capital Riyadh along with the debut Saudi Water Expo, the only event dedicated to the water industry in the kingdom, said its organisers dmg events.

To be held at the Riyadh International Conference and Exhibition Centre, it will see more than 200 specialist companies from 22 countries showcasing their cutting-edge products and services and innovative solutions before a 15,000-strong audience, said the organisers.

Focusing on three key industry pillars – transport, utilities and urban technology – these curated show sectors cover the entire range of products, services and technology within the infrastructure industry making it easy for key buyers to access at the event.

The Saudi Infrastructure Expo will serve as a crucial meeting point for government bodies, giga projects, contractors, developers, project owners, consultants, architects, utilities service providers, tech giants and procurement professionals, among other stakeholders. It will cover the full spectrum of systems and infrastructure needed for the creation of smart cities and utilities in Saudi Arabia.

Some of the top players from Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Jordan, the US, the UK and Malaysia, will be showcasing their products under various categories such as urban connectivity, utilities, smart technology, desalination, water technology and waste management.

This year’s edition will also host eight country pavilions – Egypt, China, India, Germany, UAE, Qatar, Italy and Türkiye.

The expo will be co-located with the debut Saudi Water Expo as well as the Saudi Infrastructure Summit, a two-day exclusive high-level gathering of thought leaders, industry experts and practitioners focused on delivering the ambitious Vision 2030 and catalysing a transformational shift in Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure and water landscape.

According to experts, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is propelling a momentous transition towards a sustainable future, prioritising infrastructure and urban planning as key components of its transformative goals. Supporting these ambitious goals, the expo will convene local and international suppliers and manufacturers and source the necessary products to transform the country’s infrastructure landscape.

“Building upon the resounding achievements of the previous edition, Saudi Infrastructure Expo is bigger, better and more impactful this year, representing a score of infrastructure sectors and building on the success of its first edition in 2022,” remarked Muhammed Kazi, the Vice President – Construction at dmg events.

“This achievement has led to our successful collaboration with the Saudi Contractors Authority (SCA), which will drive innovation and collaboration in the realm of infrastructure development,” he stated.

Local companies such as Abdullah Al Jared Trading, a specialist in the manufacturing of water pumps; Samnan Holding Group, active in the field of water sector products; and Al Rawaf Contracting Company, an expert in general contracting, construction and infrastructure development, will be exhibiting for the first time at the event, showcasing industry excellence as well as innovative and progressive products and services.

Prominent names from Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure and water landscape will debut at this year’s event, including Al Bawani, Engie, Tasnee, Saudi Pan Kingdom Company (Sapac), White Helmet and Enowa by Saudi futuristic city Neom.

In support of the kingdom’s plans for $80 billion worth of water projects in line with the national water strategy under Vision 2030, Saudi Water Expo will host leading companies in the water sector. It will provide attendees with an opportunity to see first-hand the latest in water supply solutions, water technology, drainage systems, water treatment, desalination plants, soil protection, water management, recycling, and drilling technology.

Saudi-based National Water Works Company, a specialist in design, supply, installation and provision of after-sales services for complete water pumping systems; and Al Watania for Industries Company, a leader in packaging products and building materials, among others, will be showcasing their latest innovations in the water sector.

Some of the international companies participating at the Saudi Water Expo include Carbon Activated Corporation and Electrolytic Technologies Systems from the US; Singapore’s Kalimati Carbon Company; TMPMAX Canada; Cambi from Norway; India’s Modular Tanks Private Limited and Swam Pneumatics Private Limited.

The event is supported by Platinum Sponsor Sapac; Gold Sponsor Enowa by Neom; Silver Sponsor Engie, Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company (Amiantit), Tasnee and WhiteHelmet.