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MENAFN - Arab News - 08/12/2013

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(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi Transtec 2013, now in its fourth edition, will take place in Dammam from Dec. 9 to 11.
It is set to again provide Saudi Arabia with one of the most comprehensive events in the region for transportation, materials handling, warehousing and logistics, according to organizers.
Mohammed Khalid Al-Suwaiket, representing the Ministry of Transport, will officially open the exhibition and conference at 1 p.m. on Dec. 9.
Regional transportation and logistics leaders will come together in Saudi Arabia to take part in the 4th Saudi Transtec Exhibition and Conference to share industry developments, know-how and discuss future opportunities.
Saudi Transtec 2013, officially supported by the Ministry of Transportation, will provide an international level of service to sector leaders.
The event is co-organized by IES and the Dhahran International Exhibitions Center. The show highlights major investment opportunities for Saudi Arabia's transport and logistics sector.
SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority) has identified numerous investment opportunities within transportation and logistics sector and predicts an investment of 100 billion for Saudi Arabia's transport and logistics sector over the next 10 years.
Saudi Arabia's investment initiative offers large-scale project opportunities for contractors, builders and operators of transport facilities, according to organizers.
They said lucrative opportunities for constructing and operating advanced transportation and logistics infrastructure are available, with more expected.
Saudi Transtec 2013 provides the ideal environment for local, regional and global companies to benefit from the continued growth and focus on Saudi Arabia's transport and logistics sector.
With support for the event growing each year, Saudi Transtec is officially backed by the Saudi Ministry of Transport, as well as a number of the key International Associations bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce, German Saudi Arabian Liaison Office For Economic Affairs (GESALO), Ghorfa Arab German Chamber Of Commerce, MAFEX the Spanish Railway Association, the UK-based Middle East Association, Supply Chain and Logistics Group, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society (L&SCMS).
Piero Zipoli, president of Saudi Transtec's organizing company - IES International Exhibition Services, said: "The exhibition and conference offer the perfect environment and opportunity for local, regional and international companies to take advantage of accelerated growth in these key sectors."
Piero Zipoli said: "As the sole Event in the Eastern Province, dedicated to transportation, logistics, warehousing and materials handling, Saudi Transtec provides the essential platform for key industry professionals, specialists and decision-makers from across the Gulf region and beyond to meet, network, learn and strengthen relationships."
The Saudi Transtec Conference 2013 also brings together a broad panel of international industry experts.
They include: Khalid Al-Khaldi, program logistics manager, SADARA Project, Ayman Al-Ghamdi, pipelines distribution and terminals, downstream, Saudi Aramco, Ahmed Bashir Kurdi, managing director, West Group Logistics Port Services, Saudi Arabia, Shan Senthil, marketing manager, Integrated Logistics Company, Kuwait, Abdul Wahab, transportation and logistics, SASCO (Saudi Automotive Services Co.), Saudi Arabia, Turhan Bilgili, projects manager and senior instructor, Middle East Logistics Institute (MELI), Dudi Hermanto, GM business development, Almajdouie Logistics, Satish Mapara, director, supply chain and Logistics Group (SCLG), Jay New, group director - commercial, Gulftainer Company Limited, Sharjah, Frederic Zielinski, business development manager Middle East, warehouse and distributions solutions, Swisslog AG, Switzerland, Menon Unnikrishnan, national logistics manager, Al-Bandar International House for Trading Co/Landmark Group.


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