About the 2nd KSA Manufacturing and Industrial Tech Show

The adoption of emerging technologies and Industry 4.0 has already begun in Saudi Arabia. However, while market leaders are already making the most of the fourth industrial revolution, there is still a great deal of room for the rest of the manufacturing and industrial companies to gain a competitive advantage and increase performance and productivity through Industrial Automation.

International trail-blazers are using advanced software, such as IoT integration of factories to streamline production or use of Big Data Analytics and AI to enhance maintenance. On the other hand, they are making the most of the latest technologies such as Advanced Robotics to modernise their packaging and delivery, or using 3D Printing to create more flexible and easily-assembled products.

The greatly successful inaugural KSA Manufacturing Technology Show took place last October, and was endorsed by the World Manufacturing Forum and supported by The Institution of Engineering and Technology(IET), and featured keynote presentation from Saudi Aramco and Obeikan Group, with key speakers from Al Nafees, ARASCO, Almarai, Tetra Pak and Al Widyan.

After the success of the inaugural edition, the 2nd KSA Manufacturing and Industrial Tech Show will take place in Riyadh, and bring together an even more expansive collection of international thought-leaders, regional market-leaders and cutting-edge technology and solution providers to help bring the full benefits of Industry 4.0 to Saudi Arabia, and help make Vision 2030 a reality.

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Excellent opportunities at the show

Did you know?
  • Mining & Minerals: The contribution of the mining and minerals sector to the Saudi economy is set to increase by half by 2020, to $26 billion per year.
  • Aluminium & Fabricated Metals: The sheer amount of projects and construction planned in the kingdom is increasingly making it a more attractive destination for aluminum and fabricated metals production.
  • Pharmaceuticals & related equipment: Saudi Arabia’s expenditures on pharmaceuticals were valued at around $6.9 billion in 2016 with industry estimates suggesting a 10 percent annual growth rate.
  • Food & Beverage (F&B): The food & beverage industry in Saudi Arabia is expected to grow  5.9% from 2016 to 2020.
  • Machinery & Equipment: Hundreds of projects are creating unprecedented demand for the latest construction industry machinery, technology and tools, as well as spare parts for them
  • Construction & Building Materials: Over 3.2 million new housing units will be needed, with over 800,000 for the capital city of Riyadh alone, as well as hospitals, schools, universities and leisure centers.
  • Automotive manufacturing:  The Saudi Government is seeking to develop a domestic automotive industry, given that the Kingdom accounts for 40% of all vehicles sold in the region

Top reasons to attend the show

  • Showcase how industry 4.0 technology can help revolutionize manufacturing!
  • Demonstrate proof of concept to your potential clients by key case study examples
  • Help manufacturers understand how they can benefit from advanced technologies
  • Meet the manufacturers that are interested in how technology can help them succeed!
  • Lead the change to smart manufacturing operations
  • Help realise the value of technology integration for manufacturing
  • Gain competitive advantage through disruptive technology innovation
  • Ensure future success by investing in advanced technology

2019 Advisory Board

  • Hassan Alhajji

    Automation and Digital Transformation Consultant, Ex-IIoT and IR4.0 Project Leader for Refineries & NGLs
    Saudi Aramco, KSA

  • Dan Nagy

    Managing Director, IMS International, USA and Vice President of the Board
    World Manufacturing Forum

  • Prof. Marco Taisch

    Professor of Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing and Operations Management Politecnico di Milano Scientific Chairman
    World Manufacturing Forum, Italy

  • Prof. David Romero

    Professor and Senior Research Scientist, Advanced Manufacturing Research Group / Center for Innovation in Design and Technology Tecnológico de Monterrey Programme Committee
    World Manufacturing Foundation, Mexico

  • Mauricio Zuazua

    Lead Partner, Future of Production Country Readiness
    World Economic Forum and A.T. Kearney, UAE

  • Prof. Nico Adams

    Director, Factory of the Future, Associate Professor
    Swinburne University, Australia

  • Ahmed Elgazzar

    VP Operations
    Alsad Beverage, KSA

2019 Speakers

  • Hassan Alhajji

    Cofounder & Director
    Automation & Digital Transformation, Khobar, KSA

  • Mohammed Hajjar

    Group Vice President
    AlNafees Holding Group, KSA

  • Prof. Marco Taisch

    Professor of Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing and Operations Management
    Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Scientific Chairman, World Manufacturing Forum

  • Ahmed Elgazzar

    VP Operations
    Alsad Beverage, KSA

  • Dr. Faisal Al Nasser

    Group IT Manager
    Takween Advanced Industries, KSA

  • Abdulrahman Al Saty

    Planning Head
    Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries (SPI), KSA

  • Ahmad Qasem

    Director Of Manufacturing
    Food & Entertainment Co.

2019 Sponsors and Partners

2018 Sponsors and Partners