Monday 7, March 2016

Jeddah – MENA Herald: Mapei, the world leader in the manufacturing of adhesives and chemical products for the building industry, is attending for the first time The Big 5 Saudi exhibition. Considered the fastest-growing construction event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the exhibition will take place in Jeddah on 7-10 March, bringing together over 500 exhibitors from more than 30 countries to showcase their latest products, technologies and services. Now at its 6th edition, The Big 5 Saudi is an ideal platform for exhibitors and buyers seeking to gain a share of the Kingdom’s lucrative $700-plus billion construction industry.
Stefano Iannacone, Mapei Managing Director, said: “This year marks our first-time attendance of The Big 5 Saudi. This is definitely the best place to be to provide customers with an invaluable touch-point with our brand. We believe the Saudi market has enormous business potential, we’ve already been involved in large projects in Saudi Arabia, such as the Riyadh Metro, the clock tower in Mecca, the extension of the mosque in Medina and several shopping malls and residential projects, and we plan to open a facility in the country soon.”
“These are obviously demanding times for Saudi Arabia, but the construction market remains resilient despite the impact of low oil prices. I see the country pushing ahead with its investment plans in the sector, and we at MAPEI are seeking to strengthen our foothold and increase presence here. I’m quite optimistic about Saudi Arabia’s future and the sector’s prospects. Despite the challenging economic climate, the country remains one of the strongest-performing and most promising construction markets in the region,” added Iannacone.
In order to meet all the necessities in the construction site, Mapei manufactures over 1,500 products organized in fifteen different lines. At The Big 5 Saudi, Mapei will be showcasing several products including:

• Adesilex P10: a high performance white cementitious adhesive, with no vertical slip and extended open time for glass, ceramic & marble mosaic (waterproofing system for the installation of glass mosaics in swimming pools) which has been used for the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai.

• Ultraplan: an ultra-fast drying self-levelling compound for thickness from 1 to 10mm (laying rubber flooring onto concrete substrate) which has been used for the Foremarke School in Dubai.

• Mapelastic AquaDefense: a ready-to-use, ultra-quick drying, flexible liquid membrane for internal & external waterproofing applications (waterproofing system for the installation of ceramic tiles in bathrooms and wet areas) which has been used for the Dubai International Airport – Concourse A.

• Mapeplan: a roofing and waterproofing synthetic membranes which has been used for the Riyadh Metro.

Mapei stand will be located in Hall 1 (Stand N1B74) at the Jeddah Centre for Forum & Events, and will be open to visitors everyday, from4pm to 10pm, until Thursday 10th March, 2016.