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August 23, 2013   Posted by: Indy

Office Exhibition Post Show Update

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The 13th edition of The Dubai Office Exhibition, which ran alongside its new co-located partner event the INDEX International Design Exhibition, was officially opened on Monday 20th May and continued until Thursday 23rd May 2013.

The Official Post Show Report is available for Download HERE

Office 2013 hosted over 140 companies from 24 countries and attracted more than 5,000 trade visitors from across the Architecture & Design, Facilities Management, Retail, and wider business communities; seeking to source new products and services for their commercial interior design, fit-out and upgrade projects.

• The value of the Middle East region’s commercial interior design and fit-out industry is expected to exceed US$4.9bn in 2013
• In 2013, the entire GCC interior contracting and fit-out market will increase in value by 28%, from US$7.2bn to US$9.2bn
• The GCC continues to spend, on average, more money on interior contracting and fit-out elements of a construction project than its more mature counterparts in the US, EU, and Japan.

Source : Ventures Middle East GCC Building Construction and Interiors Overview, March 2013

workspace at INDEX delivers the Middle East region’s number one commercial interiors exhibition, showcasing the best in commercial, educational, and healthcare interior design solutions from across the world. As the Middle East & North Africa region’s ultimate commercial interiors and fit-out event, the exhibition has a thirteen year history of bringing the world’s top commercial interiors product manufacturers and suppliers together with the region’s commercial interior designers, architects, buyers, specifiers, agents and project managers in a focused and profitable business environment.

“This exhibition continues to be an important venue for HNI Corporation to effectively access clients and key influencers in the region. It is professional, growing and well organised and attracts international attention and participation.”
Marco Molinari, Executive Vice President, HNI Corporation and President, HNI International.

“We launched two products this year, both of which won ‘Best in Category’ and ‘Honourable Mention’ in this year’s awards. This was our first year exhibiting at the show and we found the traffic to be very good, we have had a very positive response.”
Ryan Menke, Senior Vice President International Sales, OFS Brands.

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August 23, 2013   Posted by: Indy

Office 2013 Post Show

The 2013 exhibition attracted 5,314 unique visitors from 56 countries, representing a 19% increase in footfall compared to the 2012 edition of the exhibition.
The value of the interior contracting and fit-out market in the GCC’s commercial sector is set to grow in 2013 from US$1.15bn to US$1.43bn
As GCC governments continue to invest in social infrastructure, over US$9bn of education construction projects are expected to complete in 2013
Co-locating with the INDEX International Design Exhibition proved a complete success with over 3,600 INDEX visitors also visiting the Office Exhibition.
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