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IEC to unveil 18th edition of SGI Dubai in January 2015
Over 400 exhibitors from 30 countries and over 10000 trade visitors expected to participate at the 2015 edition of the show
Mr. Abdul Rahman Falaknaz; Chairman of IEC stated that, “It has been a great journey for us so far and we are gearing up to further enhance and grow our show next year. We believe in constant innovation and aim to align our show with the industry in the region. We are delighted to welcome a large contingent of exhibitors from across various parts of the globe in 2015. As the signage industry is taking shape in the Middle East region, our show in its 18th edition becomes one of the largest events to cater to the needs of the industry”.
SGI Dubai aims to welcome over 400 global exhibitors from across 30 countries and expects over 10000 trade visitors from 75 countries to visit UAE during the show in January 2015. The show will introduce some new segments next year such as ShopME and the textile pavilion to address the current market trends. Shop ME will be offering everything in terms of the creative and technical solutions needed to shape up retail for the future. SGI Textile will see the introduction of new technologies under two broad printing categories namely ‘technical fabric’ and ‘garment decoration’ alongside other major pavilions.
“UAE’s retail industry is constantly evolving and today the industry is one among the world’s top destination for international shopping experience. Hence, we are delighted to introduce two exclusive segments such as ShopME and Textile pavilion at SGI Dubai 2015 to fulfil the growing industry requirements,”
“We are the master distributors of Roland covering the gulf region. And we’ve been part of this great show SGI Dubai right from its inception 17 years back. They humble beginnings but today the show has become an important part of every sign company’s calendar. The show has helped us grow as a business over the years. Every year the leads we get in this show cater to at least six months of sales. So, it is an integral part of our sales plan,” said Karthik Murugesan, ROLAND Emirates Computers.
SGI Dubai brings together the largest gathering of both exhibitors and visitors from across the UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, East Africa, and other countries from the MEASA region. The show has also serves as a platform for the stakeholders to share ideas for nurturing and developing the industry in the region.
“HP had been participating at SGI Dubai for many years. We saw a growing potential of customers coming from the African regions, especially this year. The traditional customers are usually from Saudi Arabia, the other Gulf countries and also the levant countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. We have also seen customers from Algeria and Tunisia this year which was something new for us. This shows that SGI Dubai is becoming more of a big regional exhibition for signage reference today,” said Abdellah Aoude, Regional Business Development Manager, HP.