Bernard Walsh, Managing Director, dmg world media dubai Ltd, commented, “Property supply professionals, whether commercial, residential or both now have access to a showcase that encompasses the entire spectrum of buildings’ products and services, all under one roof.“
The four shows which are now all firmly established include, The Hotel Show, the Middle East’s leading supplies exhibition to the region’s hospitality and leisure sectors; The Office Exhibition 2007, a premier event for the design and management of the office environment; InRetail, an event for suppliers to the region’s retailers, supermarkets and shopping malls, showcasing diverse products and services from shop-fitting to mannequins; and FM EXPO, is the first dedicated trade event for facilities management covering consultation, operations, maintenance and management of our built environment.
In total the four exhibitions will cover over 50,000 square metres.
The Hotel Show has seen exponential growth especially over the past three years and this year boasts 870 exhibitors from 46 different countries covering over 27,200 square metres of exhibition space. Running in parallel and following on from last year’s successful Seven Star Conference, organiser dmg world media Dubai Ltd will provide the stage for hospitality professionals and supply professionals to address key industry issues, recognising the vital role employees play in the service industry.
“Aesthetics technology, facilities, fixtures and fittings will draw guests but it is the intangible elements such as the delivery of service excellence that creates guest loyalty. One critical presentation will look at the dramatic potential staff shortage for the estimated 1.5 million jobs that the burgeoning hotel industry will generate in the Middle East alone over the next ten years,”
Now in its sixth year, The Office Exhibition 2007 is spread over 7,500 square metres and will feature exclusive product launches, cutting-edge developments and innovative design from world-renowned providers of office furniture, interiors, and design. The popular Workplace Freedom Seminars, hosted by Cityspace, will be running alongside the event once again, where global specialists will be sharing their in-depth knowledge and expertise on the latest developments and innovations for the workplace.
Nicholas Webb of Streamline Marketing Group remarked, “Mixed use projects are very much in vogue throughout the Middle East and that was evident through the successful launch of both InRetail and FM Expo last year. Although both niche events, facilities management is area of immense growth potential. Many projects are coming to fruition and the issues concerning building maintenance and management are now coming to the fore. This year, we are expecting additional dedicated FM visitors, creating a new dynamic and contributing towards the combined growth for all four events.”
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