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MEDMA AGM & Kick-Off Meeting for Contractor/Consultant Workshops, Dubai, UAE, 7. April 2018

The Middle East Drymix Mortar Association MEDMA is inviting all its registered members and partners to its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2017/2018 (postponed from November 2017). The meeting takes place at Wacker Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis (thanks a lot for the support, Wacker Chemie!) from 16:00 to 18:00 on Monday, 7. April 2018.

BEFORE THE AGM, MEDMA invites interested members and industry observers to the Kick-Off meeting for our Contractor/Consultant Workshops:

Although drymix mortar technology is quite well-known in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the products offered in the markets are mostly inferior in quality and do not conform with standards (e.g. ISO 13007 for tile adhesives in all GCC countries and EN-998-1 ff for renders and plasters in KSA). This lack of performance, combined with the absence of trained installers leads to many product failures and increased maintenance right after completion throughout the entire region. MEDMA and its members will address this situation by offering special application specific half-day meetings with construction experts, during which advice on specifying products as well as assessing installation quality will be given to the target audience. The preliminary schedule has been fixed as follows:

7. May 2018, 14:00, Wacker Academy Dubai Silicon Oasis (members only): Kick-Off Meeting to determine the contents and member support.

20. September 2018, 10:00 to 14:00 (location tbd.): First MEDMA Contractor/Consultant Workshop with Focus on Construction Adhesives

29. November 2018, 10:00 to 14:00 (location tbd.): Second MEDMA Contractor/Consultant Workshop with Focus on Repair mortars and Concrete Repair

24. January 2019, 10:00 to 14:00 (location tbd.): Third MEDMA Contractor/Consultant Workshop with Focus on Flooring Screeds

(coming in 2019): Fourth MEDMA Contractor/Consultant Workshop with Focus on Renders (Plasters) and Machine Application of Mortars

Attendance is free of charge for drymix mortar manufacturers (up to two delegates per company, additional delegates pay only AED 680 | 150 €), but advance registration is absolutely mandatory. Industry observers pay AED 1.580 | 350 €, reduced to AED 1.250 | 270 € for MEDMA or members.

The Middle East Drymix Mortar Association MEDMA, a short introduction

MEDMA is the international association for the promotion of Drymix Mortars for better, faster, longer-lasting and quality minded construction. Modern drymix mortars are sustainable, locally produced materials that minimize construction time, energy consumption, failures and maintenance time and cost.

MEDMA members are dedicated to develop, introduce and improve Drymix Mortars in the Middle East. The main applications are flooring screeds, scratch coats, basic & decorative renders, gypsum plasters, putties, tile adhesives, grouts, self-leveling underlayments, thermal insulation systens (EIFS; ETICS), concrete renovation, waterproofing slurries and powder paints.

MEDMA connects with legislators throughout the region in order to push for standardisation of Drymix Mortars with consideration of the regional building traditions & climates.

MEDMA members and partners are permanently adapting new developments to the requirements in the region and providing a know-how transfer to construction professionals such as developers, architects, engineers and foremen.

MEDMA is publishing articles and organizing conferences in the Middle East focusing on the contribution of drymix mortars to sustainable development and efficient construction with intelligent building materials.

MEDMA was founded in 2006, it has been registered as a German Association in 2007. 

The Middle East Drymix Mortar Association MEDMA

MEDMA e.V., Ferdinand Leopolder, Secretary General
Tegernseer Landstraße 26, D-81541 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49-89-62000232, Fax: +49-89-62009911
info (at) drymix . info