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10 October 2018

Conrad Dubai, Dubai, UAE





Cranes and Transport Middle East (CATME) is an essential learning and networking event for anyone working in the region’s crane and specialized transport sector.


Following the success of the first event in 2016, CATME returns to Dubai in October 2018.


The Middle East remains one of the world’s most active construction and infrastructure markets. Governments continue to invest heavily in transport, utilities and ports, and are making efforts to diversify their economies beyond their reliance on hydrocarbons. There will be enormous demand for lifting and specialized transport services.



Learn more about CATME 2016


The first CATME conference in Dubai on 8 December 2016 attracted more than 200 delegates, with one of the key themes of the presentations being the increased demands placed on heavy lift specialists by clients, both technical and commercial.



Key topics under discussion in 2018 will be


  • Improving health and safety in lifting and transport operations;
  • Increasing the efficiency of fleet management practices;
  • Enhancing the productivity of equipment on site;
  • Highlighting best practice advice and case studies from around the world.


A wide range of equipment and markets will be under the spot light, including:


  • Mobile and crawler cranes;
  • Tower cranes;
  • Specialized transport equipment, including SPMT;
  • Business sectors, including construction, energy, oil and gas and industry.

Conrad Dubai

Dubai, UAE

P.O. Box 115143; Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Located in the financial and shopping district, Conrad Dubai offers elegantly furnished accommodation with panoramic views, three unique dining and entertainment venues and a luxury spa and fitness centre.


Dubai International Airport is a 20-minute drive from Conrad Dubai.

Free valet parking is available on site.





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