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PROFIBUS Event in Riyadh

The 1st PROFIBUS Seminar to be held in Riyadh took place on 9th April 2013 at the Ramada Hotel. The technical seminar, hosted by PI Middle East, focused on the use of PROFIBUS for automation.  Guest speakers from Al-Marai Co. in Dairy Plant and Al-Fanar Co. in Electrical Assembly shared their experiences of using PROFIBUS in their plants and experts from the PI community shared knowledge about PROFIBUS technology, installation and troubleshooting.

Presentations available soon.





PROFINET Technology Seminar - Dubai


PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) Middle East held its first PROFINET technical seminar in Dubai on 13th February 2013, at Al Murooj Rotana.

ABB, Phoenix Contact, Siemens & Wago sponsored the event.

The seminar attracted over 120 end-users, system integrators, consultants and PROFIBUS/PROFINET enthusiasts.

For more information, or to download the presentations please click here 

The first Certified PROFIBUS Training Course in Lebanon

PROFIBUS Ireland in Co-operation with Industrial technologies (ITEC) conducted a very successful Certified PROFIBUS Engineers (CPE) Course in Beirut.

ITEC is a PI Competency Centre for Lebanon, and is actively involved in implementing PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in a wide range of applications.  CPE course was organised and administered through ITEC offices in Beirut, and was conducted by Hassan Kaghazchi, Chairman of PROFIBUS Ireland.
The course was held from 15-18 Jan 2013 in Rotana hotel in Beirut, with 6 participants from different sectors of industry in Lebanon. All the participants successfully passed the examinations at the end of the course, and are now Certified PROFIBUS Engineers. It is planed to conduct further courses in the near future.

For further information on upcoming courses contact Ms Nelly Naser at ITEC: nelly[at]



PI Technology Seminar - Jeddah

PI Middle East with sponsorship from ABB, Pepperl + Fuchs, Phoenix Contact and Siemens, held a PROFIBUS Technology Seminar in Jeddah on September 25th, 2012.

The seminar was well attended with over 90 guests representing local end-users, system integrators and consultants.

Local PROFIBUS Competence & Training Centre - ASM Process Automation - supported the event & shared their expertise in a presentation on troubleshooting.

Mr. Fahd Mutadares presented how SIBCO are using PROFIBUS to improve their productivity.

Mr. Mansour Mohamed Al-Harbi shared how National Water Company implement their SCADA systems with PROFIBUS for improved maintenance & diagnostics.

To dowload the presentations, or to find out more please click here



PI Technical Seminar: PROFIBUS in the Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemicals Industries

PI Middle East held a successful technical seminar on the application of PROFIBUS for the Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemicals Industry in Dubai, UAE on 13th June 2012.

100 guests attended the event which was sponsored by PI Middle East Vendor Members: ABB, Endress + Hauser, Pepperl + Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Siemens, Stahl and Turck.

Vendor members of PI Middle East including Ala' Majaj, Tomasz Sinczak and Paula Doyle presented the organisation, key technical areas and benefits. Ali Magboul from PI Competence & Training Centre, Saudi Arabia presented on troubleshooting PROFIBUS networks.

Guest speakers, who presented the use of PROFIBUS in their specific companies, or industrial applications included:

Mr. Nazik AbuZaid, Julphar (Pharmaceutical)

Mr. Lassad Drissi, 3W Technomatic (Food & Beverage)

Mr. BV Reddy, Jacobs Engineering (Pharmaceutical).

For more information, and to download the presentations - please click here


First Internationally Certified Training Centre for the Middle East

ASM Establishment have been accredited as a Certified PI Training Center. This is the first such centre in the Middle East.  

The audit was undertaken by Mr. Dennis Van Booma, of PROCENTEC in March 2012.

ASM have been in close cooperation with PI Middle East since 2011 and are already a PI Competence Center. Paula Doyle, Chairman PI Middle East, said: "The development and support of local knowledge is a vital aspect of the PI network and we are proud to add our first Certified PROFIBUS Training Centre."


Visit PITC Saudi Arabia here:



Water & Wastewater Technical Seminar

Thanks to all that attended, and presented at, our first technical seminar on the Water & Wastewater Industry.

Speakers from Transco, Dubai Municipality, DC Pro & ASM Establishment shared their experiences of using PROFIBUS and the benefits they have accrued.

Applications covered include district cooling, sewage treatment and water distribution.


For more information, and to download the presentations from the seminar, please click here


For more information, please email middle.east[at]


Successful Launch of PI Middle East

The official establishment of PI Middle East was celebrated with an international event in Dubai on June 29, 2011.

Key founding members, including ABB, E+H, Phoenix Contact, P+F, ProSoft, Siemens, Stahl, Turck and Yokogawa, invited customers and business partners to attend and learn more about PI International and the advantages of PROFIBUS and PROFINET.

A total of 130 representatives from a wide range of industry sectors participated in the launch event, which was led by Paula Doyle (Chairman PI Middle East).

Mr. Joerg Freitag, of PI, gave the keynote address which gave the audience an insight into the global status of PROFIBUS & PROFINET, as well as the current technology.

Mr. Wyn Owen, of United Sugar, Saudi Arabia, gave a presentation on the benefits of using PROFIBUS & PROFINET in United Sugar installations.

For more information and to download the presentations, please click here



Three Certified Competence Centres for the Region

PI Middle East has a strong focus on providing local support in the region. PICCs, or Competence Centre, are an integral part of the PI network. These centres are responsible for providing PROFIBUS & PROFINET expertise to end-users.

In June 2011, PI Middle East welcomed Dr. Hassan Kaghazchi, of PI Ireland to audit three technology centres for PROFIBUS.

Dr. Kaghazchi visited Ajman, Beiruit & Jeddah to conduct the globally-certified audit procedure for each centre. Both the expertise and services were inspected according to global guidelines and procedures.

We are delighted to announce the addition of all three centres to the global network of Competence Centres.

- ASM Establishment, Saudi Arabia

- Prime Esskay, UAE

- ITEC, Lebanon

Each centre offers service to PROFIBUS end-users from design verification through to installation support and troubleshooting.

To learn more about our Competence Centres, please click here



Water & Wastewater Technical Seminar

PI Middle East Water & Wastewater seminar sponsored by ABB, E+H, Phoenix Contact, Siemens & Turck will take place on November 16th at Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

This evening event will deliver speakers from end-users, experts & integrators based in the region who have successfully employed PROFIBUS technologies in the water & wastewater industry.


Attendance is free! To register please click here


Certified PROFIBUS Engineer

The Certified PROFIBUS Engineer course is an intensive hands-on and theoretical 4-day training program. On the last day there will be an exam. After passing the exam, the participant gets the title ‘Certified Engineer' and will be officially registered. The registration is valid for 3 years. Extension is granted after a fresh up course.The course ends with a test for certification from PROFIBUS International (PI).

Date: 27-30 May 2012
Time: 830 AM - 5 PM
Place: Sheraton Hotel, Jeddah, KSA

Price:  9,000 SAR

Instructor:Mr. Ammar Atta (PITC KSA)
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