Record Visitors Attend InRetail and Office Exhibition 2007

United Arab Emirates, 4th July 2007- dmg world media, organisers of InRetail and the Office Exhibition, have announced significant increases in visitor numbers for the shows this year, both of which were held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from 3rd to 5th June.

The announcement may come as no surprise when both shows represent industries that are increasingly considered at the forefront of shaping today’s Middle Eastern economies.

At a time when the opening of a new state-of-the-art shopping mall seems the norm rather than the exception, InRetail Exhibition brings together the leading professionals from every segment of the retail industry, from retail design, shopfitting and visual merchandising, to the most recent state-of-the-art in-store technologies, and the latest developments in customer service, marketing and logistics.

And with the region’s current demand for quality new office space, the Office Exhibition also, offers a comprehensive range of office systems, including high-end furnishings, interior design, and storage systems.

The visitor figures also suggest that the level of international interest is increasing at a similar rate to both UAE and GCC markets. InRetail 2007 saw visitor increases of 79% for UAE residents, 69% for the GCC, and 68% for international visitors. With similar consistency, the Office Exhibition saw visitor growth of 23%, 20% and 21% respectively.

So too do the offerings of exhibitors significantly increase in sophistication from year to year, observes Paula Al Chami from dmg world media.

This is probably one of the most interesting aspects of the shows – how styles and technologies move on so drastically in the space of just one year, comments Paula. And this is also the ideal time for many exhibitors. More than ever before, companies in the region are really open to learning how they can use the latest innovations and technologies to improve their business.

Next year’s exhibitions are scheduled for 8th – 10th June 2008 for InRetail and 4th – 6th February 2008 for The Office Exhibition at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

About The Office Exhibition

The Office Exhibition is the Gulf region’s premier event for the design and management of the office environment. Featuring exclusive product launches, cutting edge developments and innovative design from world-renowned providers of office furniture, office interiors, office technology and services.

Be kept in the know at our Workplace Freedom Seminars, where leading global specialists will share their knowledge and expertise on workplace related developments. Hosted by Cityspace, the region’s leading workplace solutions provider.

About InRetail Exhibition

InRetail – For the design, fit-out and management of retail outlets, supermarkets and shopping malls in the Arabian Gulf showcasing retail interiors & shopfitting, retail technology & visual merchandising, retail design & interior architecture, in-store marketing & logistics handling.

The Innovations In Retail Seminars will run alongside the event – delegates will once again be inspired and educated on the latest innovations in interior store design, current retail trends and management techniques that ensure success in this highly competitive market, brought to you by renowned international speakers.

About DMG world media

An international exhibition and publishing company, DMG world media Ltd produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.

DMG world media employs more than 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand. DMG world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom.

For more information please call:
Khalil Majdalawi
Account Manager PR
Tamra-C2
Tel: 295 1177
Fax: 295 1188
Mob: 050-7322410
e-mail: khalil@tamra-c2.com
P.O.Box: 2642, Dubai, UAE

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