May 30, 2014   Posted by: Indy

Images from The Campus at workspace at INDEX Dubai 2014

Thank you to all of the exhibitors and attendees who made the 2014 Dubai show such a success ! With a record number of exhibitors, visited by a record number of attendees, the Campus at INDEX Dubai 2014 reluctantly closed its doors after its most successful year to date.

We look forward to doing it all again in 2015 and in the meantime are pleased to bring you some images from this year’s show.

Please keep checking back as we will be publishing more as they become available !

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May 30, 2014   Posted by: Indy

Campus exhibitors win big at Product Design Awards at INDEX Dubai 2014

Independent OMS was once again pleased to bring the Campus area to the workspace at INDEX show in Dubai 2014, bringing best in class North American manufacturers to the buoyant Middle East market.

Congratulations to OFS and Landscape Forms for their wins in the Best of Show Product Design Awards – out of the thousands of products being exhibited at INDEX and workspace at INDEX, only 7 received the prestigious Product Design Awards, and 2 of these were from the Campus !

OFS received the award for Best Seating for the Modello Chair

Seating: Modello - OFS Brands

Landscape Forms received the award for Best Outdoor Furniture and Furnishing for their Chipman Table and Chair

Furniture & Outdoor Furnishings: Chipman Table & Chairs - Landscape Forms

Taking into consideration a number of criteria including the choice of materials, the environmental impact, ergonomics and functionality, the judges selected these products as they represent the excellence in product design and are a perfect example of product innovation.

Further congratulations go to Campus Exhibitors HNI, Allseating, Artco Bell and OFS (again) for their shortlisted product awards :

Desks and Tables

HNI – Further             Desks & Tables: Further - HNI

OFS – Re                      Desks & Tables: Re - OFS Brands

Artcobell – Discover Desks & Tables: Discover Tables - Artcobell



Allseating – You Mesh Seating: You Mesh - Allseating


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November 27, 2013   Posted by: Indy

Dubai wins Expo 2020


Congratulations to the people of Dubai on their win for the 2020 World’s Fair !

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October 1, 2013   Posted by: Indy

Effects of the US Government Shutdown on International Trade

With effect from Midnight on 30th September, the US Federal Government has ‘shut down’ due to a lapse in federal funding. Essential services are being maintained, but those services considered non essential remain unfunded.

This will have an impact on the processing of government operations in support of international trade to and from the US, particularly where manual activities such as inspection may be requir

ed. Depending on how long the shutdown continues, we can also expect problems due to the lack of support for automated functions.

U.S Customs / CBP have advised on a recent teleconference that ports are open for business and that front line officers and agriculture officers are essential personnel and are in full force.  Revenue collection areas such as import specialists, entry specialists, FP&F, Seizure are all in full force.  All hours of service at all ports are normal at this time—which includes overtime.   The areas that could be impacted would be post release functions and there will likely be challenges due to the absence of mission support and technical personnel.

In addition, we are expecting issues with APHIS, EPA (97% of staff on furlough), FDA (65% of staff on furlough), FMC, U.S.Census Bureau,  US International Trade Commission.

Further general information on the effects of the federal shutdown can be found at the following websites :
General – and
Customs –
Census Bureau –

We will of course keep everyone updated on the impact to specific shipments, but please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or queries.

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