EXHIBITOR INTERVIEW: MOSCHOU SA MARMI GRANITI

60 seconds with Maria Sotiriadou, Commercial Director

Moschou SA Marmi Graniti will be exhibiting its latest products at The Big 5 in Dubai this  November. We spoke to Maria Sotiriadou, the Commercial Director; here's what she told us as she prepares to participate to the the largest construction event in the Middle East.

What are the major opportunities you spot in the UAE construction industry?

Hospitality and private residential as well as some state projects are in progress and more in consultants hands, so we believe our opportunity is to increase our market share as time passes; no matter what delays or problems occur, Dubai will be a big market for building materials.

What are the major growth drivers for the construction industry in Dubai?

Tourism, tourism, tourism; the leaders of Dubai have understood the meaning of the word "entertainment" and keep developing tourists attractions so that tourists spend more days in every trip to the area.

According to you, what are today’s top 3 trends in the construction industry?

Classy modern design (not very extravagant) - natural materials (or natural looking) - big openings for more light. Hotels and residential buildings will become more simple but elegant as time passes.

How do you think the construction industry will evolve in the next years?

Energy saving - smaller spaces to be more affordable - more simple lines; the buildings will respect environment because this is the trend but also the necessity; prices of property is getting more and more high, so less m2 will make properties more affordable and again more energy saving; decoration will become more simple and more elegant at all levels.

Are there any innovative Products/Solutions your company has developed? Please provide details.

Yes, it is a new designer collection, Mentor, with different models that combine marble with other elements. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-gGJjtVhv73VhnUR-vPAGQ

Why are they innovative?  

The way they are produced requires modern technology and is very new to the market. They give a different effect on a wall and they are not mosaics which are now out of fashion.

What products will you present at The Big 5 Show this year?

Our marbles collection mostly of Greek Origin but also marbles from Africa, which come from new quarries we collaborate with.

 About Moschou SA Marmi Graniti -

it is one of the most dynamic companies in the marble business. Established in Greece in 1981, the business has achieved an accelerating growth over the past 35+ years and it is now highly regarded both nationally and at an international level.

Raw material from quarries mainly in Greece as well as from all over the world, are vertically processed in the company’s private factory set in a 75-acre area with large stockyards, located in Vassiloudi, Thessaloniki region.

The factory and all production lines have been specified to the highest levels of quality and in accordance with the international standards and specifications.

Marble – mainly white but also coloredtravertineonyx and other decorative stones are marketed and sold  through a wide global customer network with export sales being more than 80% of the company’s total volume.

Some of the most important construction developments in Greece and abroad have used the MOSCHOU S.A. products.

MOSCHOU S.A. company’s aim is to grow and expand through continuous investment in  Greece and abroad.

Meet with Moschou SA Marmi Graniti at The Big 5,  Halls 5-8 & Pavilion Hall - 7A329

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About The Big 5

25 - 28 November 2019, Dubai World Trade Centre

The Big 5 is the region’s largest and most influential event for the construction industry.

Since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of the Middle East and African markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the region.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the event is set to support construction companies through a shifting economic landscape, boost business, launch the latest building solutions, educate industry professionals, and foster best practices championing technological innovation. 

For the first time, The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle. Not only does it showcase products across six dedicated product sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, Construction Technology & Innovation, and the all new Offsite & Modular Construction.

It also runs alongside six specialised events enabling industry professionals to source products from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo.

Beyond bringing to Dubai over 20,000 innovative building solutions to over 68,000 expected visitors, the seven co-located events provide more than 220 complimentary high-level summits, practical seminars, and CPD-certified workshops to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

In order to promote technological innovation in the construction sector, the event also features The Big 5’s Start-Up City, the Live Innovation Zone, and the FutureTech Construction Summit, among others.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. Free online registration closes on 24 November 2019; 200 AED entrance fee will be charged to non-registered visitors.

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