The three-day expo, showcasing the latest trends and innovations in building facades, doors, windows, fenestrations, sun protection systems, and glass and aluminium frontages, was inaugurated by H E Dr Rasheed bin al Safi al Huraibi, chairman of the Tender Board.
Also in attendance at the opening ceremony were a number of government and private sector dignitaries, and key figures representing the various stakeholders that are part of this fast-growing segment of the building and construction industry in Oman, according to a press release.
Building on the success of previous editions of the annual expo, this year’s event features more than 300 leading brands of building exterior products, equipment and systems drawn from 20 countries. Adding to the display is a wide selection of shades, pergolas, skylights, gates, access control systems, railings, lanterns, and ironmongery, among other merchandise. Visitors can also browse around the international pavilions dedicated to cutting edge merchandise from China, Iran, India and Italy.
H E Huraibi said, “Windorex + Glass & Aluminium Oman 2018 is a unique exposition that showcases new products, technologies and innovations spanning key facets of the building construction industry, encompassing windows, doors, glass and aluminium structures, facades and fenestrations and sun protection systems. Together, they represent a rapidly growing and high-value segment of the building construction industry in Oman – a sector that is also being actively nurtured by Omani authorities as an enabler of economic development.”
This is also evident from the Ministry of Housing’s robust patronage of the event, as indeed from a number of local and regional trade agencies, notably the German Industry & Commerce Office, Oman (AHK), Advantage Austria and Iran Trade Promotion Organization.
As the only industry fair of its kind, Windorex + Glass & Aluminium Oman serves as a unique platform for stakeholders across the building construction sector to explore opportunities for networking, agency representation and deals. Several leading Omani fabrication specialists and exterior designers are also showcasing their products and services, eager to flaunt their homegrown capabilities at this prestigious event.
Windorex + Glass & Aluminium Oman 2018, which will conclude on Wednesday, has been organised by well-known Omani events management firm Global Exhibitions & Conferences LLC.