The 11th annual Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East (SGI 2009) exhibition is getting geared up for its upcoming edition, which will take place from February 17-19, 2009 at Dubai Airport Expo. What this show offers to Indian exhibitors / visitors, S K Khurana, editor S&G tries to find out from Angie Mountford, GM, International Expo Consultants (IEC), the organizers of the show. Excerpts.
SGI ‘2009 will showcase the latest products and emerging technologies from the industries of advertising, banners & posters, digital imaging, electronic message centres, electronic signage, graphic imaging, large format printing, and signage.
On asking Angie about the special offerings for Indian visitors and exhibitors, she replied, “In Dubai, real estate industry is booming like never before. All these real estate developments have a regular demand for the signages. I find that there’s a big market for sign manufacturers and suppliers. Hence, I send my invitation to Indian sign professionals to come, participate and grow at SGI 2009.” In an earlier communication, Abdul Rehman Falaknaz, president of IEC, mentioned, “Dubai Airport Expo, the venue for the upcoming show, is conveniently located adjacent to Dubai International Airport. Built on a flexible frame structure, this modern venue offers state-of-the-art infrastructure to meet truly world class hosting standards. There are many benefits to us hosting SGI 2009 at this venue: hall sizes are much bigger than those at DIEC, parking and access is easier, and have flexibility for the build up period as this show involves large machines which take more than a couple of days to assemble.”
The participation at the show is not only limited to Dubai visitors, it is a show for entire Middle East and other neighboring countries. SGI 2009 will dominate Dubai Airport Expo when it takes place in February, with visibility and branding opportunities for exhibitors adding to their overall exposure at the show. “The exhibitors from India just have to show their products, rest all is taken care of. They may get new dealers, appoint regional representatives and we are also ready to offer tailor-made packages to Indian exhibitior,” informed Angie.
Not only exhibitors but also visitors from India should not miss this golden opportunity. As per Angie, “All the major signage players from Europe, US, Japan, Taiwan, China etc will participate in the show. For Indians, Dubai is a most feasible location, as it is nearest and most economical destination to reach. In just 3 to 4 hours, Indian visitors can reach Dubai to meet all these major sign players under one roof and additionally can add on a family leisure trip too as Dubai has much to offer.”
“For space booking, the cost under shell scheme is just US$ 350 per sqmts, which has remained same as of last year giving great advantages to the exhibitors in a big way to come and display their offering,” concluded Angie.
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