4 - 6 SEPTEMBER 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre

Middle East Stone is MENA's premier B2B event for the natural stone, marble & ceramics industry

Now in its 4th successful annual edition in Dubai, Middle East Stone is well established as the largest annual trade exhibition for the region’s natural stone, marble and ceramics industry, connecting suppliers, manufacturers and distributors to thousands of decision-makers from the region’s US$5 billion stone procurement market.

The exhibition showcases the most innovative natural stone, marble, tile and ceramic products used in construction and interiors, welcoming over 15,000 attendees and attracting product, installation and maintenance solution providers from more than 30 countries in 2017.

Each afternoon of the exhibition will host a series of 45 minute presentations from leading Architectural Companies, Interior Design Firms, General Contractors and Project Management Consultancies showcasing their use of natural stone, marble and ceramics in their projects. The programme will be chaired by Chuck Muehlbauer, Technical Director at Natural Stone Institute.

Session Themes

Each day’s set of 5 distinct presentations will strike a balance between “Market Insights”, “Technical Perspectives”, “Project Management Lessons” and “Project Case-Studies” of large scale and / or innovative projects using these materials which are either currently underway or have been recently completed in the region.

Preliminary Agenda & Timings

Each day will follow the same basic structure and timings, with each session theme being addressed by different organisations and projects, as follows:


Exhibition opens

12:15 - 12:30

Opening remarks from the Chair: Chuck Muehlbauer, Technical Director, Natural Stone Institute

12:30 - 13:15

(examining aspects of construction activity / material demand and usage in the region)

13:15 - 14:00

(focusing on recent improvements in the processing / installation / maintenance or qualities of materials)

14:00 - 14:45

(highlighting key aspects of material selection and usage in different construction / interior projects)

14:45 - 15:30

(providing insight on the overall project management of such projects)

15:30 - 16:15

(highlighting key aspects of material selection and usage in different construction / interior projects)

16:15 - 16:30

Closing remarks from the Chair


Exhibition closes

Call for Papers: An Opportunity to Review and Publicise your Recent Work

We’re currently inviting proposals from successful, innovative organisations who are well known and active in the regional industry to use this platform to share their recent insights and achievements with a broader audience. Involvement as a speaker at the event will not only provide an opportunity to review and discuss your work with fellow colleagues and potential clients from across the industry, but will also provide you with considerable press and publicity in the lead-in to the show.

Next Steps

To discuss the potential to join this highly respected and publicised annual forum, please contact David Ross on david.ross@dmgevents.com or 971 4 445 3623 for further information.


Chuck Muehlbauer
Technical Director
Natural Stone Institute

Christopher Seymour 
Managing Director 
Mott MacDonald

Duncan Denley 
Managing Director 
desert INK

Ellen Søhoel 
XBD Collective



Nigel Eckersall
Director of Design & Development 
VX Studio

Scott Coombes 
Managing Partner 

Dr Shetha Alzubaidi 
CEO & Partner
Brookson Project Management

Vincenzo Spina
Stone Consultant & Engineer
Stonex Consulting