dmg events establishes office to use as base for the company’s events throughout the Kingdom.

Having been granted a Saudi investment licence by the Saudi Arabian General Investment

Authority (SAGIA) earlier this year, dmg events, a leading international events company, has

now established a 100% owned business unit and opened a new office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,

which will be used as a base for the company’s events throughout the Kingdom.


Initial priorities for dmg events will include a focus on its core construction, hospitality and

design brands, such as The Big 5, The Hotel Show and INDEX, with editions of Stone & Surface

Saudi Arabia, FM Expo, Saudi Clean Expo, HVAC R Expo already underway and the launch of

Saudi Entertainment and Amusement also planned. This expansion will now see dmg events

operating in both Riyadh and Jeddah.


The combination of core events and potential future launches will enable dmg events to expand

into sectors that are set to grow as Saudi Arabia fulfills its Vision 2030 plan. The country’s 2018

budget was the largest in its history and set aside $14.4bn for infrastructure. The funding will go

toward roads, ports, railways, airports, housing, and information technology.


“These ambitious plans clearly show why Saudi Arabia is an important market for our business,”

said Matt Denton – President, dmg events – Middle East, Asia & Africa. “Establishing our own

permanent presence in the country will enable us to build on the relationships we have worked

hard to develop over the last six years of working with local partners. It also means we will be

well placed to serve our customers better by being on the ground to understand market needs

and nurture relationships.”


According to Denton the support of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), the

Riyadh Exhibition Centre (RICEC) and in particular the Saudi Exhibitions and Convention Bureau

(SECB) has been crucial to enabling this move by dmg events. The SECB has provided both

market intelligence and also streamlined processes, making it easier to apply for event licences.

Such changes have been paired with improved ease of access to entry visas, helping to attract

more attendees to events in Saudi Arabia.


“The support we receive from our partners is vital to our success and the growth of our industry

in Saudi Arabia. We are very grateful for their assistance. With their continued help we can

support the country’s pursuit of the ambitious goals set out in Vision 2030 by bringing industries

and industry leaders together at our events.”


11 - 13 February 2020, Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center

The Region's Largest Dedicated HVAC R Business Event

HVAC R Expo Saudi is the regions largest dedicated indoor climate and refrigeration event. An unmissable platform for HVAC R industry professionals to network, do business and discover new technologies and trends, HVAC R Expo Saudi brings together the most innovative HVAC R solutions and equipment from local and international manufacturers.  

More than just an exhibition, the event also offers a broad education agenda featuring free to attend and CPD-certified workshops curated by trusted regional experts sharing their insight into some of the industry’s most pressing issues.

Organised by dmg events, and co-located with FM Expo Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo, HVAC R Expo Saudi runs in February 2020 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. 


About dmg events 

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT,, one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.