SAOGE 2016

17-19 October

Dhahran International Exhibitions Center 



Saudi Arabia - The Kingdom of Oil & Gas Opportunities


With the Saudi Vision 2030 well underway, the opportunities brought by a diversified Saudi economy are coming to the fore.

Traditionally reliant on the oil and gas sector the KSA is actively and wisely seeking to diversify its hydrocarbon based economy to expand into and consolidate its growing advanced industrial sectors. With new oil market entrants as well as an increased demand for alternative energies this move is not only desirable but essential to maintain the KSA as the economic gateway to the EMEA region.

Strategically located on the Arabian Peninsula, the KSA is in a unique position to act as a stable economic gateway for many industry sectors, including the oil and gas sector, to access the wider region. The key mission statement of Saudi Vision 2030 is to identify and implement transformative projects that promote industrial diversification. Behind this logic is that transformative projects, focused on advanced manufacturing, will in turn drive investment throughout the industrial sector and in turn the wider economy.

Trade fairs have continually demonstrated that they are one of the most efficient means of marketing and selling products and services. Trade fairs not only place buyer and seller together in a pragmatic setting but allow principles to gather and assess the core fundamentals driving the economy.

This year sees in the 8th Edition of SAOGE, the Saudi Arabia International Oil and Gas Exhibition, a testament to its place in the Kingdom’s industrial calendar. This year SAOGE will welcome some 100 companies from 25 countries with more than 10.000 visitors coming to attend the show.

Held under the patronage of HRH Prince Saud Bin Naif Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, SAOGE takes place as per tradition in Dammam, industrial capital of the Eastern Province. Set against the backdrop of reduced global demand and depressed prices, the need to ensure full asset optimisation and efficiency has never been greater.

National pavilions from China, spearheaded by China Petroleum and its National Technology & Development Corporation, Egypt through the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Italy thought the Italian Trade Commission coordinating once again a strong Italian presence through a national pavilion. SAOGE is billing up to be a really important sector event - a must attend.


For the past 30 years International Exhibition Services (IES) has been at the forefront of the events industry, organising international trade exhibitions, bespoke conferences and seminars and supporting international business all over the globe.

SAOGE 2016 will run from October 17th to 19th and from 9 am to 6pm every day.


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