TEKNO ARABIA/ARABIA ESSEN WELDING & CUTTING/TUBE ARABIA 2013, which took place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, from Sheikh Saeed Hall 2-3, January 2013, has significantly increased its lead as the region’s most important & leading trade show for Industrial Machinery, Sheet Metal, Machine Tools, Die Moulds, Tube & Pipe Industries. Also the region’s only International trade fair exclusively for Joining, Cutting and Surfacing. 292 exhibitors from a total of 27 different nations and approximately 3487 visiting trade professionals mainly from all across the Middle East, North Africa & the Indian sub-continent. The official country participation was from Germany, USA, Austria, UK, Italy, Czech Republic, Turkey, Korea, India while country group participation from China & Taiwan, besides considerable individual companies from many countries.

Positive visitor response to high International level of participation & wide spectrum of exhibits
Approximately 39 percent of Trade visitors came from countries outside of GCC. The largest number of visitors came from Saudi Arabia, India, Iran, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Pakistan, African countries, and while China, Germany, UK, Italy, and Turkey contributed adequately to the trade visitors. The number of foreign visitors from the Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Iran , Lebanon, & Jordan the other important foreign markets for exhibiting companies manufacturers, rose to 40 percent on an average basis, as compared to last edition of Tekno Tube Arabia 2011.

51 percent of the trade visitors showed their interest for Welding & Cutting sector 29% of the visitors expressed their interest for Tube sector, while 20% shown interest in general machinery. 67 percent of the visitors are employed as high-level management. 33 percent of TEKNO/ARABIA ESSEN WELDING & CUTTING/TUBE ARABIA visitors indicated that they were influential in making their company’s investment decisions.




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Report in detail

Exhibition name

Tekno Arabia/Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting/Tube Arabia 2013


Al Fajer Information & Services, Dubai

Overseas Associates

Messe Düsseldorf, Germany and Messe Essen, Germany

Occupied halls

Sheikh Saeed Hall 2 & 3

Event dates

7th – 10th January, 2013

Opening Time (from/to)

10:00am to 6:00pm   /   Last day: 10:00 to 4:00 pm

No. of years (editions)

22nd Tekno Arabia,  6th Tube Arabia and  1st Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting

List of Countries Participating

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom & USA

No. of countries


No. of exhibitors

292 exhibitors

Gross Area


Net Area


Details of Visitors

International and GCC countries and UAE Trade visitors have attended the show. Majority of them were decision makers from the respective industry.

Inauguration / VVIP


H.E. Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber has inaugurated the show on 7 January at 11:00 am from Sheikh Saeed Hall 3

Inauguration was also attended by a host of Ambassadors & other diplomats of various countries, senior level decision makers from Government authorities from GCC countries, and of course large number of Media personnel.

Important personalities visited this show includes:
Lord Mayor HE Dirk Elbers, City of Dusseldorf

Media Coverage

There was wide media coverage across the GCC about this show, our special thanks to the print and electronic media

Exhibitor Dinner

Exhibitor reception dinner was arranged in JW Marriott hotel on 8h January 2013


DVS Congress Arabia (7th-8th January 2013), DWTC

Middle East Steel Tube & Pipe Conference (9th-10th January 2013), Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai

Increase percentage in the exhibition size this year


Country pavilions

Austria, China, Egypt, GCC, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, USA

Biggest stand (stand name)

Local: German Gulf Enterprises                  International: EWM Hightec Welding GMBH

Participating Associations and Government Authorities

German Welding Society (DVS), International Tube Association (ITA), Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, China Council for The Promotion of Int'l Trade (CCPIT), The Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES)

Supporting Media

Metal Bulletin,, Ringier Trade Media Limited, Steel Network,,, Machinery, My UAE Guide, Middle East Steel Magazine, Emirates Tenders, &

Event Web site


Jeen Joshua
Exhibition Manager
Al Fajer Information & Services
Phone: +971 4 340 6888; +971 4 3407743 
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