Dubai – MENA Herald: The signage and graphic industry’s top companies from the local regional and international markets spanning 34 countries will converge in Dubai in January 2016 for the SGI Dubai show, the largest exhibition of its kind in the Middle East. Over 400 global and regional exhibitors will unveil the industry’s top and latest printers and equipment worth AED220 million.
The 19th edition of SGI Dubai expects to receive over 12,000 visitors from 78 countries and they are set to witness the industry’s latest products and trends. International Expo Consults (IEC) stated that one of the reasons for global exhibitors setting their sights on this region is due to the forecasted 7.2% revenue growth in the printing industry per annum.
Ashish Panjabi, Chief Operating Officer of UAE-based company Jacky’s Business Solutions, said, “We have been participating at SGI Dubai since 2001 and as the largest show of its kind in the Middle East, it has been a key launching ground for us to introduce our newest products in the signage and advertising industries.”
For the last 18 years, SGI played a role in being a concurrent base for stakeholders, exhibitors and visitors in the signage and graphic industry to converge. The exhibition serves as a meeting point for print and production manufacturers, sign makers, media and marketing agencies, developers, architects, and brand and image consultants, among others.
“SGI Dubai 2016 is spread across a larger floor space and is much bigger than its previous editions. The exhibitors and visitors can expect to witness the best-kept secrets in the industry from across the globe,” says Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman of IEC.
Mr. Nayyar Ansari, Business Development Manager Production Printing at Konica Minolta, said, “We feel that the SGI Dubai is the right platform to showcase our range of award winning digital SRA3 PRESS’s for the commercial production print market. We look forward to network with key local, regional and international business partners.”
Aside from the region’s rising number of projects and developments, the growth drivers today are its retail, tourism, and hospitality industries.
“We at Sawgrass are delighted to present the first fully integrated 8-color sublimation system of this size at SGI Dubai,” says Darcy Mauro, President of US-based Company Sawgrass. “Sawgrass will also showcase the newly-launched Virtuoso HD Garment Decorating System; the industry’s first and only fully integrated system designed specifically for cotton transfer printing. There will also be scheduled demonstrations at our booth.”
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 the three days during January this year 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.