DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
LAUNCHED IN 1990, INDEX IS THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA’S LARGEST GATHERING FOR THE DESIGN COMMUNITY
September will see INDEX return for a second edition in 2018 – offering up a twist on our traditional show and an exploration of one of the most significant design journeys of all time.
The new theme will take visitors on journey from east to west as we celebrate ‘The Silk Road’ and the colours and patterns that represent the historical trade route that lives on to this day.
Samantha Macdonald, INDEX Event Director explained: “We have chosen a theme that offers a direct representation of where our September exhibitors will come from. The Silk Road takes its name from the trade route that started over 2,000 years ago and still exists today, joining Europe to Asia, through the deserts of the Middle East.
“The show will focus on individual designs and value driven products from Asia, sat alongside premium products from Europe. Together, they will allow the show to present a wide selection of interior products that should suit the taste and budgets of all our visitors, covering their sourcing needs this autumn.”
With a central focus on a cross-continental marriage between value driven product and premium brands, September’s INDEX – held in Dubai – will welcome more than 400 exhibitors from across the two continents.
THE SILK ROAD
The show will come alive with the colours, patterns and textures that encapsulated The Silk Road when it was its most densely trodden.
A quick look at the show’s branding presents some of the patterns and designs that are the cultural footprint of the various nations that made The Silk Road what it was. The bottom patterns include classic French lace alongside Spanish patterns, Portuguese tiles and a Turkish rug. As you move up you spot patterns from the Middle East, from floor tiles to mosaics and an Indian traditional pattern. At the top appears reach South East Asia, with Japanese, Chinese and Indonesians patterns.
INDEX is comprised of 7 market-leading sectors. They have been carefully selected to make it as easy as possible for architecture, design & fit out professionals to see, touch, test & specify the products they need.
• Galleria (Premium Brands): Office, Surfaces, Homeware, Lighting, Furniture, Textiles
• Office, Interiors for commercial spaces: Management, Office Furniture, Fit- Out, Storage, Interiors, Technology
• Surfaces, From floor to ceiling, covering all surfaces: Architectural Exterior & Interior Surface, Materials, Composite / Resilient Flooring, Technology & Equipment, Textile Covering (Wall to Wall), Wall Covering, Wood Flooring
• Homeware and Accessories, A showcase of décor that enhances every room: Accessories, Candles, Ceramics, Corporate Gifts & Souvenirs, Crystal ware, Cutlery, Décor, Dinnerware
• Lighting and Technology, Lighting up the regions design projects: Architectural lighting, Bespoke lighting, Decorative lighting, Landscaping & outdoor lights, LED lights and solutions, Lighting accessories, Lighting solutions, Lighting technology
• Furniture, Furniture for every room: Textiles: Support, comfort & fabric: the recipe for creating a projects identity
• Bedroom, dining and living room furniture: Classical, Bedroom, dining and living room furniture – Contemporary Collection, Design – Architectural Services, Design – Contracting services, Design – Design studio supplies, Design – Drafting supplies and specialist
INDEX BY NUMBERS
Launched in 1990, INDEX is the Middle East & North Africa’s largest gathering for the design community.
- 420 EXHIBITORS FROM 40 COUNTRIES
- 27,448 ATTENDEES
- 91 VISITING COUNTRIES
- 23 COUNTRY PAVILIONS
- $90 mn+ PR REACH WORTH $65 MILLION
Connecting architects, interior designers, developers & procurement professionals with new brands, trend setting start-ups & the biggest international names in the interior furnishings & fit-out scene across all industries.
In March 2018, with over 400 exhibitors, INDEX was a fusion of new product launches, design ideas & innovations. Not only is it the longest running show of its kind in the region, the March 2018 show was also co-located with WORKSPACE & SURFACE Design Middle East.
September will see INDEX return for a second edition in 2018 – offering up a twist on our traditional show and an exploration of one of the most significant design journeys of all time. Our new theme, announced this week, will take visitors on journey from east to west as we celebrate ‘The Silk Road’ and the colours and patterns that represent the historical trade route that lives on to this day. The show will focus on individual designs and value driven products from Asia, sat alongside premium products from Europe.
Together, they will allow the show to present a wide selection of interior products that should suit the taste and budgets of all our visitors, covering their sourcing needs this autumn. This show will also be co-located with The Hotel Show, The Leisure show and the new launch event FIM, with visitors benefiting from the co-location and ability to crossover from one show to the next.
TOP REASONS FOR VISITING INDEX
Joining the silk road of discovery at INDEX this September is a perfect opportunity and timing to source new interiors ranges. It is the source for premium brands, original designs and value driven products on show from hundreds of international suppliers from Europe to Asia.
Perfectly timed: Taking place this September, especially to suit the buying habits of the interiors sector following the summer months.
Who visits: 30,000 professionals at INDEX include Architects, interior designers and retailers as well as CEOs, GMs and MDs.
Product Sectors: Source from 1000s of products from 7 key product sectors that include premium brands, commercial interiors, furniture, lighting and surfaces.
INDEX is the very epitome of new. Each year welcomes hundreds of new suppliers to the exhibition from all over the world.
12 MONTHS OF MARKETING & PR
With a marketing & PR campaign that runs all year long, we continually engage with our community of 200,000+ design & architecture professionals. Through media partnerships & press release content, 200+ dedicated stories about INDEX were published online. The show featured on 53 pages of the region’s most influential design & lifestyle magazines. Total reach amounted to an international audience of 90 million+.
A GLANCE AT EXPO 2020
Between October 2020 and April 2021, Dubai will host the next World Expo. Bringing together more than 180 nations and an international audience of 25 million visitors, it will be one of the greatest shows on Earth. Expo 2020 Dubai is guided by the belief that innovation and progress are the result of people and ideas combining in new ways, which explains the theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.
70% of Expo 2020 visitors are expected to come from outside the UAE – the largest proportion of international visitors in Expo history and in order to accommodate these visitors, thousands of hotels, residences, shopping malls and healthcare facilities are all being built to ensure every need is catered to.
The creation of new mega-projects mean more and more companies are taking advantage of the new business opportunities being made available to them across the interiors and fit-out industry. For more about Expo 2020 Dubai, please visit the Official Website:
16-18 SEPTEMBER 2018, DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
THE MIDDLE EAST’S DEDICATED INTERIORS COMPONENTS & PRODUCTS EXHIBITION
INDEX sister show FIM to offer ultimate design toolkit to buyers and manufacturers
FIM 2018 will unite local furniture-makers, interior designers and architects with international providers of materials, tools and components who are looking to expand their reach across the Gulf dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa’s portfolio of design and hospitality exhibitions has been bringing suppliers, manufacturers and sellers together with the GCC’s key buyers for more than two decades.
dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa announces the launch of FIM as the latest addition to our portfolio.
From component and machinery manufacturers who service the furniture industry, to the designers, producers and retailers of finished products, this exhibition represents every stage of the furniture manufacturing supply chain. Products, technologies and trends involved in the creation of interiors for use in residential, commercial & hospitality spaces will be on display.
Exhibitors can expect to meet manufacturers of interiors from the Middle East & North Africa, who are researching which products and services they can use in their current and upcoming projects.
THE HOTEL SHOW DUBAI
16 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2018, DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE (HALLS 2 – 8)
THE REGION’S LARGEST HOSPITALITY EVENT
The Hotel Show Dubai, the largest, longest-standing and most prestigious hospitality trade event in the Middle East and Africa will return in 2018 for its nineteenth edition. As the flagship event of an impressive hospitality portfolio, which includes The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and The Hotel Show Africa, The Hotel Show Dubai is leading the way in reshaping and redefining the region’s rapidly growing hospitality industry and tourist trade.
With over 600 exhibitors from all across the world showcasing products across interiors, lighting and design, technology, security, kitchen and laundry equipment and more, the exhibition provides a 360 degree view of the market. Attracting over 50,000 sector professionals, from GM’s and owner operators, through to procurement managers, designers and the all-important architects, housekeepers, executive chefs, revenue managers and engineers.
The Hotel Show Dubai aims to offer an all-encompassing platform for all aspects of modern hospitality. This means that The Hotel Show Dubai caters to every element of the guest experience, from decor, finishes and in-room technologies, to restaurants, leisure facilities and the design of staff uniforms.
• 600+ EXHIBITORS
• 85 VISITING COUNTRIES
• 30,000+ VISITORS
• 165.4 million + MARKETING & PR REACH
THE HOTEL SHOW SECTORS
• Hospitality Franchise
The Hospitality Franchise sector is for exhibitors showcasing all that is new in the exciting world of franchising. Exhibitors in this sector will also offer financial advice that operators may need.
• Hospitality Placements
The hospitality industry recognises that people are its greatest asset. The Hospitality Placements sector will connect exhibitors, global hospitality employers, with a pool of talented hospitality professionals.
• Interiors, Lighting & Design
This area will attract visitors looking for systems and products to make their establishments stand out from the crowd through unique design and smart lighting. Furniture & furnishing, art, accessories & décor, curtains, upholstery & fabrics, wall coverings, wall paper & paint, flooring & carpeting, lighting & sustainable lighting solutions & accessories.
• Leisure, Sports & Resorts
The show’s leisure, Sports & Resorts area is ideal for suppliers of solutions for the build, development and fit-out of multi-purpose sports facilities, resorts and other leisure properties.
• Operating Equipment & Supplies
Exhibitors within this sector will meet buyers with an interest in the latest tableware, innovative equipment solutions for banqueting cafes, restaurants and more.
F&B services & equipment, catering services & equipment, buffet ware, glassware, flatware, chinaware, tableware & accessories, cutlery & crockery, refrigeration & storage, menu systems, restaurant consultants, food service & kitchen utensils, bar & restaurant equipment.
• Pool & Spa
Buyers within this sector are looking for the best design solutions and equipment to develop & build swimming pools and spas, whether stand-alone, or within commercial leisure establishments.
• Technology & Security
This area is a showcase of the latest trends in guest-facing & back-end systems, and smart technologies, as well as the latest solutions available to make guest experience safer, easier, and more enjoyable.
Entertainment systems & solutions, surveillance systems, locks & monitoring, room automation systems & technology, information security services, e-commerce & web applications, inventory & control systems & solutions, telecommunication systems, services & equipment, audio visual, conferencing, PA & sound systems, commercial security, management tools & systems, minibar systems, high speed internet access systems, front & back PMS, customer loyalty & dinner programs.
• HORECA & Food Service
The Hotel Show Dubai 2018, held alongside The Leisure Show
The Hotel Show Dubai 2018, held alongside The Leisure Show is more than just an exhibition, it has been specifically tailored to reflect and cater to the industry as a whole by offering a unique networking platform which celebrates every facet of hospitality. Visitors will be treated to a range of competitions, live installations – including the Middle East Hospitality Awards and The Middle East Housekeepers League Of Champions and educational seminars and workshops, which are run by leading industry experts, including The Middle East Hospitality Leadership Forum.
Co-located with The Hotel Show, The Leisure Show is the MEA’s only event dedicated to its ever evolving leisure market.
ABOUT THE REGION
1/3 OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION LIVES WITHIN 4 HOURS OF DUBAI
INDEX is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – considered by many to be the business hub of the Middle East, Dubai is a strategic meeting point and is one of the world’s most globalized cities.
The United Arab Emirates is part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a unified collection of oil-rich Gulf monarchies – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Together they represent a population in excess of 50 million people and a GDP of over $1.665tr.
Did you know that 70% of Fortune 500 companies have their regional base in Dubai including companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and Microsoft and it regularly tops the World Bank’s annual report for Ease of Doing Business in the Arab world? The United Arab Emirates offers companies that enter the market a unique opportunity to immerse itself amongst one of the most innovative and progressive countries in the world.
INDEX in association with Ventures Middle East offers you the latest GCC Building Construction and Interiors report FREE-OF-CHARGE. Keep yourself up-to-date with the regional market knowledge and gain valuable insights into the current economical, geo- political, and social factors affecting the region’s architecture, design, and interiors industry and fine tune your sales and marketing campaign based on the trends and demands in the market.
• DOING BUSINESS IN THE UAE
• INTERIORS MARKET REPORT
• COMMERCIAL MARKET REPORT
• HOTELS MARKET REPORT
• RESIDENTIAL MARKET REPORT
• RETAIL MARKET REPORT
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