350 for home improvement expo
Dubai, March 13, 2010
A total of 350 exhibitors from 14 countries will exhibit their tools, machinery and hardware in an upcoming event dedicated to the home improvement and do-it-yourself sectors in Dubai.
This year’s Hardware + Tools Middle East exhibition will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 18 to 20.
“Worldwide, the home improvement market is still on the upswing and is expected to be worth $637.5 billion by 2013, an increase of 12 per cent over 2008,” said Ahmed Pauwels, chief executive officer, Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH, organisers of Hardware + Tools ME.
“The market represents a huge growth potential globally which we are also seeing in the region,” he added.
Retailers in the home improvement and DIY sector in the region have reported a continuous demand with sales of hand and power tools encouraging as a large number of people opt to do their own repair and maintenance work.
Mehtap Kenar, senior show manager, Hardware + Tools Middle East, said: “The increase in the DIY and home improvement markets is largely driven by a sustained demand in emerging markets.”
“The DIY sector in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets especially, is continually increasing. This is reflected by the surge in this sector that we experienced at last year’s event and expect to see again at Hardware + Tools in May.”
Hardware & Tools Middle East is a must-attend show for all retailers, distributors and contractors in the region and has firmly established itself over the last 11 years as a solid platform for industry professionals in the Middle East, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service
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