SGI Dubai 2015 have witnessed the rapid growth surge in ‘Sign and Graphic’ industry sector in the region. SGI Dubai 2015, an official DSF event welcomed over 400 global exhibitors from across 34 countries and registered over 12,781 trade visitors from 78 countries during these three days. The ‘SGI Dubai 2016’ show will be held from January 10th to 12th at the Halls 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 

“We are delighted to state that SGI Dubai 2015 show has grown by approximately 20 percent this year. The industry in the Middle East is growing at a rapid pace and we have seen a lot of interest from the exhibitors from across these regions. Especially UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have created a huge demand within the sign, graphic and imaging industry with several high-end malls, new airports, industry exhibitions around the clock and launch of many other upscale clusters,” said Mr. Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman of IEC.

“We are delighted to know that our exhibitors at the show have had a very good response from the trade visitors and were able to sign million dollar deals. This indicates that there is a huge demand within the Middle East and African markets and especially after Dubai’s Expo 2020 win - the markets have become more positive. This is a great indicator of the sign of good times and also shows that the industry is growing at a faster pace as compared to previous years,” added Mr.Falaknaz.

Hewlett Packard, AGFA, EPSON, Fujifilm, Seiko, Stripe Signs, Colourjet India, DigiMatrix, Roland, Giffin Graphics, Flex-Europa Middle East, Signtrade and several other global and regional brands showcased their latest products at the event.  DIGIMatrix Technologies was the Gold sponsor of the event.

 “Our exhibitors have pledged to be part of next year’s show which will be a much larger event than this year. We are proud to say that we are the largest show in this category across the Middle East and Africa region. Positive feedback from our exhibitors also gives a lot of confidence to create another successful show for them in 2016 at an even larger scale,” added Mr.Falaknaz.

“The SGI Dubai 2015 show surpassed last year’s trade visitor numbers. These visitors were serious customers and had attended the show with the intention of placing large orders for the innovative products on display. We had a strong turnout from across the GCC as well as East Africa, the Sub Continent, US, Europe, Asia among other demographics,” said Mr.Sharif Rahman, CEO, IEC.

Mr. Sharif also mentioned that “In addition to the printing and digital signage sector, car enthusiasts in the UAE witnessed live car wrapping demonstrations. Car wrapping was originally designed as a medium of creating mobile advertising. The car wrapping industry has witnessed rapid growth in the UAE in recent years and this market is very much in the growth phase and has a tremendous potential. This medium definitely enables wide marketing outreach, and the effectiveness of the advertising as well as its aesthetic appeal has been the reason behind the recent surge in demand for car wraps”.