Dubai consumer show to feature 600
Dubai, December 2, 2009
More than 600 exhibitors from 25 countries will take part in an upcoming consumer goods show in Dubai, said the organisers.
The 24th edition of the International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF10) will be held from January 17 to 19, 2010, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“IATF has grown as a significant exhibition brand serving the niche sector of consumer goods,” said Satish Khanna, general manager of Al Fajer Information & Services, organiser of the show.
“Over the last couple of years, the show has become more attractive to global consumer goods companies with the rise in spending power of the region, particularly the GCC. This year also, most of the regular exhibitors of the show returned with new products.”
“Dubai is truly the re-export hub of the region. Our show reflects the Emirate’s pivotal role in serving as the gateway to Europe, the Indian subcontinent, Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa which all lies within a three-to-five hour flying distance from Dubai,” Khanna added.
This year, the fair will host the official national pavilions of eight countries, occupying 80 per cent of the 13,000 sq m of exhibition space.
The national pavilions include 250 exhibitors from China, 75 from Hong Kong, 20 from Singapore, 45 from Korea, 40 from Iran, 15 from Vietnam, 20 from India and 10 from Malaysia.
Other countries participating at IATF10 at individual levels include Indonesia, UAE, Taiwan, Italy, Pakistan, Japan and Poland.
IATF10 will unveil an exciting mix of products comprising cosmetics, foodstuffs, electronics, household appliances, plastic household products, toys, stationery, electrical items, handicrafts, carpets, garments, textiles, house ware, kitchen ware, sanitary ware, novelties, machinery, machine tools, hardware accessories and diary products.
According to Dubai World Trade Center statistics, Dubai sees over $17 billion domestic imports annually and it is a gateway to a $150 billion regional import market with a catchment population of 1.4 billion. As for its Logistics infrastructure, the city is a highly accessible market, served by more than 170 shipping lines and 86 airlines. – TradeArabia News Service