Saudi Build 2016 kicks off next month with as many as 530 exhibitors from more than 30 countries and featuring national pavilions from Belgium, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Morocco, Pakistan, Portugal, Turkey and the UAE.

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE) is to launch two new events in partnership with Messe Frankfurt. The inaugural Materials Handling & Logistics Exhibition and Conference in Saudi Arabia will be held on November 28 and 29 at the Park Hyatt, Jeddah.

Basec and Ducab hold seminar International cable test and certification body British Approvals Service for Cables (Basec) and cable manufacturer Ducab of the UAE last month organised a seminar on fire performance cables in Kuwait.

The Middle East Façades Summit will tackle the threat of fires in the region, an issue highlighted by recent blazes in high-rise towers in the UAE, and focus on the latest fire safety code issued by Dubai Municipality.