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Events Roundup Representing more than 200 brands, Materials Handling Middle East 2017 also introduced a new Transport and Logistics section to the show floor, putting the spotlight on commercial vehicles and adding more focus on a sector that is poised to experience significant growth in the region. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the organiser of Materials Handling Middle East, said: “Significant investment is being made throughout the Middle East to develop the materials handling industry and support its growth, and key industries such as e-commerce, retail, and FMCG will fuel further growth. “At Materials Handling Middle East, the entire intralogistics and supply chain needs are covered, and we’ll continue delivering an interactive platform benefitting all stakeholders. The show has not only attracted participation from leading industry brands, but has also garnered an encouraging response from regional trade buyers, local governments and industry professionals. This underscores the important role the show plays in creating valuable networking and interface opportunities among key stakeholders and this rapidly expanding market.” September 2017 63