Italian building materials and natural stones fuelling the robust UAE construction market

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Almost 80 Italian companies are showcasing their latest products, technologies and machinery for the building and construction sector at The Big 5 and Middle East Stone exhibitions from today until 8th December at the Dubai World Trade Centre. ‘Made in Italy’ construction materials and natural stones are in high demand in the UAE, with 6.5€ million and 30€ million worth of products, respectively, exported to the UAE between January and June 2022.

Organized by the Italian Trade Agency – Silver Sponsor of The Big 5 exhibition – with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italy Pavilion in the Trade Centre Arena is hosting 35 manufacturers specializing in doors, windows, shutters, and related accessories, as well as construction materials for every civil and industrial application.

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Taking place alongside The Big 5 and focusing on a product segment that is gaining more interest in the market, Middle East Stone brings together industry players from around the world. Located in Za’abeel Hall 5 and 6, the Italy Pavilion at ME Stone is hosting 47 suppliers of stone products and related machinery. The Italy Pavilion is collaborating with Confindustria Marmomacchine, the Italian Association of Producers and Processors of Marbles, Granites, and Natural Stones in general, and Manufacturers of Machinery, Complete Plants, Tools, and Complementary Products to quarry and process natural stones.

According to Flavio Marabelli, Honorary President of Confindustria Marmomacchine, “Italy is represented at Middle East Stone by 47 of the most well-known producers of marble, granite and natural stone, showcasing the best it has to offer in the field of natural stone and its processing technologies.”