16 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2018
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
28 YEARS OF CONNECTING THE REGION WITH THE WORLD OF INTERIOR FURNISHINGS
Established in 1990, INDEX is the largest and longest running collection of interior, design and trend exhibitions in the Middle East.
3 IMPORTANT REASONS TO ATTEND INDEX
Questioning the visitors what their top reasons for attending INDEX are, the top 3 answers were:
• To conduct product research
• To source potential suppliers for future projects
• To buy products for specific projects
Attendees are interested in the following sectors:
• Architecture/Interior Design Services
• Art, Accessories & Decor
• Automation, Entertainment & Technology
• Bathroom FF&E
• Bespoke/Limited Edition Design
• Commercial Interior Products & Solutions
• Furniture & Furnishing
• Hospitality and Residential Design & Fit-out
• Hospitality and Residential Furniture and Furnishings
• Kitchen & Bathroom
• Kitchen FF&E
• Laminate Flooring
• Object & Accessories
• Outdoor Furniture & Accessories
• Outdoor Walls & Flooring
• Retail Interior Products & Solutions
• Textile Covering
• Wall Covering & Surface Decoration
• Wood & Parquet Flooring
THE EXHIBITOR LOOK BOOK
The Exhibitor Look Book is a visual guide to some of the fantastic new exhibitors that were showcasing their inspirational new designs at the March 2018 show across not only INDEX but also WORKSPACE and SURFACE Design
IADA – THE INDEX ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AWARDS
INSPIRING PRODUCTS & PROJECTS CELEBRATED AT IADA
The INDEX Architecture & Design Awards (IADA) celebrate exceptional creativity, innovation and passion in design over the preceding year.
INDEX has been supporting and facilitating the evolution of Dubai’s design industry into an internationally respected force since 1991. Taking place on its second evening in a glitzy, informal setting in the Dubai World Trade Centre, the awards ceremony features as the central social and networking function of the entire event.
The IADA ceremony showcased leading architecture and design projects, products and professionals across 15 distinct categories, culminating in the INDEX Lifetime Achievement Award.
THE FUTURE OF DESIGN: WITNESS THE LATEST GLOBAL DESIGN INNOVATIONS AT INDEX
From the world’s first design-focused solar panels set to bring style to sustainable building, 3D light paneling and the latest in smart home technologies – INDEX Dubai is offering the ultimate look in to the future of design.
CONNECTING HOME: THE LATEST IN SMART HOME TECH
Discover systems that can provide reliable control of your home through mobile anytime and anywhere, with efficiency even better than you actually being there. You can control lights, dim them to certain levels, control the percentage of opening curtains and even program them to open at specific times. Sensors can check the quality of air at home and for any gases, and can also order windows to open for fresh air when needed.
INDEX IS THE SHOW OF INNOVATION
“There are endless possibilities that you can have in controlling your home,” said Muhannad Ayoub, Founder and CEO of ALAYOUBI Technologies – the leading distributors of Moorgen (Germany) and Flex (Brazil) smart home products in the Middle East region, which can offer all of the aforementioned features and more.
Speaking at their stand at INDEX (SS3A79) Ayoub said: “What I can add here is that having a smart home means that it is going to interact with you according to your needs without you doing things manually, or even if you forget to do it. It helps you doing things at home, it protects your safety and security, it alerts you in case of any abnormal things going on. Your home becomes your friend.”
WORLD-FIRST STYLISH SOLAR PANEL DESIGNS
Located within Ventura Dubai at INDEX, SOLARIX (VD5) – an innovative design team of architects, product designers, technical and sustainability experts based in the Netherlands – is for the first time offering stylish, contemporary and custom-made Solar Design solutions that can also integrate LED lighting. The company’s innovative and sustainable façade panels generate solar energy – a very current topic given Government regulations aiming to achieve a smart, sustainable city status for Dubai by 2021 – and also, for the first time, have a focus on design.
Due to different materials, shadow effects and light reflections, buildings with SOLARIX panel facades will never look the same, with changes in its angles and at different times of the day. In the evening time, the building can transform in to a LED light artwork. Speaking at INDEX, the SOLARIX team said: “The built environment still has so many potential energy sources with its roofs and facades. With SOLARIX, art, energy and technology are brought together in a beautiful and sustainable solution that provides a unique design for every façade.”
LOST IN THE INNOVATIVE INTERIORS MAZE
From 3D light paneling to sculptural effects in surface finishes to custom-designed digital wall coverings – the ‘Innovative Interiors Maze’ at SURFACE Design Middle East, co-located with INDEX (DWTC Hall 5), is set to change the way you look at floors, ceilings and walls.
The new feature will take you on a tour of some of the world’s leading names in surface innovation including the Mohawk Group from the US, known for its ‘reveal imaging’ advanced printing technology which transforms regular tile into the most natural, realistic look of stone or hardwood.
READ ALL ABOUT IT
There are some important editions which connect efficiently the businessmen with the latest design & architecture trends. The most recent editions of the show’s media partners publications can be found here:
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
REASONS FOR EXHIBITING
• The participation at the region’s growing interiors manufacturing industry
By 2018 the GCC’s $4.4BN furniture manufacturing market was forecast to grow by 3%.
In 2017 across the MENA region the furniture market was projected to reach revenues of more than $15.1 Billion. The UAE alone has more the 600 furniture manufacturers all needing to source components.
• The presence at the unique dedicated interiors components event in the region
The show brings thousands of visitors with purchasing power together from across the MENA region and gives them direct access to the products. Manufacturers want to source their components locally and this event gives them that opportunity.
• The benefits from the Marketing and PR Campaign
Through media partnerships & press release content dedicated stories will be published online about FIM and will feature in the region’s most influential manufacturing and design magazines. The show will also have the added benefit of additional PR and marketing from co-located event The Hotel Show & The Leisure Show.
• The access to over 30,000+ potential customers and partners
From component and machinery manufacturers who service the interiors industry to the designers, producers and retailers of the 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 and hospitality spaces will be on display. The show will attract over 30,000+ visitors from INDEX and the Hotel Show, the co-located shows taking place in September.
16 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2018
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE (HALLS 7 & 8)
The GCC region’s premier exhibition for the leisure, sports, and resorts industry, The Leisure Show returns in 2018 for its sixth edition. As an integral part of our hospitality portfolio that boasts of established events such as The Hotel Show Dubai and The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia, The Leisure Show caters to the region’s rapidly growing leisure market.
With over 150 international suppliers participating, The Leisure Show witnesses over 5,000 industry professionals – architects, designers, commercial developers and key decision makers, visiting the show to network, source the latest innovations, products, and equipment to build, operate and maintain their resort, fitness centre, spa, outdoor area, theme park and other leisure facilities.
THE LEISURE SHOW SECTORS
PRODUCTS INCLUDE: Furniture- sun loungers, hammacs and pagodas, Outdoor decking & flooring, Pergolas & fences, Parasols & umbrellas, Decorative features, accessories and soft furnishings
PRODUCTS INCLUDE: Pool construction & installation, Hot tubs, jacuzzis, swim spas, saunas and hammams, Flagstones and curbstones, Pool shelters or covers, Spa furniture, Heating & cooling systems
PRODUCTS INCLUDE: Cardio machines & weight training equipment, Yoga, physio and medical equipment, Lockers and storage, Heath supplements, cleaning & hygiene solutions
EMS body solutions, Golf carts, golf equipment & accessories
GCC’S GROWING LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
The GCC hospitality and leisure market remains active, with a steady inflow of investments to construct new hotels and tourist facilities. With over 2,000 upcoming hospitality and leisure projects, GCC countries are on a path toward economic diversification and sustainable growth, offering a magnified opportunity to win business in this region. Already valued at US$178.8 billion, its hospitality, leisure, and recreation industries are only set to grow, driven by rising visitor numbers, expanding populations and the hosting of major global events like Expo 2020.
UPCOMING PROJECTS IN THE REGION
GCC governments are adding hospitality and leisure projects to their portfolio of upcoming properties with mega developments such as the Hospitality District in Dubai’s Mall of the World, Craft & Heritage Village in Makkah, Tourism Resort project in Duqm, the Address Hotel Jabal Omar in Makkah, and Phase 1 of the Red Sea Touristic Development in Tabouk.
A MARKET THAT NOBODY CAN IGNORE
The construction market across Dubai and the Middle East is unlike any other in the world, every type of building design, style and concept is present here. Building projects here encapsulate everything from sustainable to lavish, minimalistic to classical and uses every type of material you can imagine. The sky is the limit here. With that, it means the opportunities for suppliers of all types of interior products and solutions is infite. This is why so many businesses come to the Middle East and use INDEX events to launch themselves into the market.
Some key industry stats include:
• The GCC Interiors & Fit-Out market is currently valued at US$9.04bn and represents a growth of 4.42%
• The residential sector represents the biggest market share of interior fit-out spend in the GCC region
• Saudi Arabia has the largest growth in the GCC followed by U.A.E
• Construction projects across the GCC are valued $76.94bn in 2017
• Upcoming mega-projects include Damac Heights in Dubai Marina, Mall of Qatar, Polo Residences in Meydan City, South Obhur Project – Phase 1, Shakhbout Medical City in Abu Dhabi and Viceroy Hotels, Resorts & Residences in Palm Jumeirah.
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
The full reports can be found here:
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