Lighting industry majors focus on Middle East
Dubai, July 24, 2014
More than 250 top players in the lighting industry will look to tap into the lucrative Middle East market at the ninth edition of Light Middle East, to be held in Dubai in November.
The event will be taking place from November 3-5 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Organised by Epoc Messe Frankfurt, Light Middle East is the region’s only exhibition dedicated exclusively to the lighting industry, presenting the latest innovations and advancements of the rapidly evolving sector.
Fuelled by increased demand from the fully revived construction sector, the Gulf lighting fixtures market is expected to grow between 8 and 10 per cent annually from 2014-2018. This will create major opportunities for global manufacturers and designers to capitalise on renewed investment across the region, said a statement.
Many of the top global lighting industry majors are expected to interact with thousands of project related buyers at Light Middle East, as they jockey for a larger share of the regional lighting pie. Among the heavy hitters already confirming their participation at the three-day event include LG, Osram, Artemide, Targetti, Regiolux, Rovasi, Apollo, Debas and Odelic.
“Given the large number of infrastructural and developmental projects currently underway with many more in the pipeline, the GCC and wider Middle East represent a market of exciting potential and huge possibilities for the future.” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt.
European manufacturers Rovasi and Regiolux will introduce to the Middle East their latest range of energy efficient LEDs (light emitting diodes), a move that will be welcomed by many as regional governments continue to encourage the adoption of greener technology for infrastructure and construction projects.
Prominent among the attractions at this year’s edition will be the Future Zone, an exciting showcase of futuristic products and technology, cutting-edge design and trends from some of the leading international manufacturers and designers. - TradeArabia News Service