63 UAE companies sign up for Sign and Graphics expo
Dubai, February 12, 2008
Sign and Graphics 2008 has received tremendous response from the UAE with 63 out of over 300 companies from the emirates showcasing their products and services.
One of the region’s largest signage and outdoor publicity exhibition, Sign and Graphics will run from February 17-19 in Dubai. The exhibition is organised by International Expo Consults (IEC), a member of the national group Falak Holding.
The show has steadily grown over the years in tandem with the exponential increase in advertisement spending in the region.
According to IEC officials, the major presence of UAE-based companies at the show was proof of the continuing growth and the increasing potential for the industry players in this market, which is estimated to be growing at some 22 per cent a year.
The UAE is the second largest player after Saudi Arabia in the signage and outdoor publicity market which is worth about $2 billion in GCC.
Commenting on the enthusiastic response from the UAE, Abdul Rehman Falaknaz, president, Falak Holding and International Expo Consults, said: “For signage and outdoor publicity companies, this growth of the industry which comes in the context of the economic boom in the UAE and the region represents a major opportunity to grow their business. We are confident that the show will offer these companies a significant vantage point to pursue their growth goals.”
The 2008 edition of the show has attracted over 300 participants and the exhibition has grown by 35 per cent compared to last year with the increasing growth in signage and outdoor publicity industry, he added.-TradeArabia News Service