China has been an integral part of the SGI Dubai show for several decades. We are always delighted to see a very large representation from China each year. The participation has only grown every year and we aim to build it further. SGI Dubai 2019 which will be held on January 13 – 15, 2019 at Halls 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE, is a great opportunity for the Chinese manufacturers due to the billion-dollar EXPO2020 that will just be a year away from the 2019 show. So, there are a lot of enquiries and leads that the Chinese manufacturers can expect from the show and thereby grow their business.
The printing industry in the MENA region continues to grow and evolve. Data from Smithers Pira report entitled ‘The Future of Printing in the Middle East and North Africa to 2022’ shows that the region as a whole is set to expand from a value of $26.8 billion in 2017 at an annual rate of 8.7% to pass $40 billion in 2022.
The drop in printing volumes in developed regions such as North America and Europe has increased the attractiveness of the Middle Eastern market. A number of global print manufacturers and firms have and are opening up offices in the region and diversifying their portfolios to include customized products and services in tune with the market requirements. Obviously selling such products in the MENA region is not without its challenges, but the various opportunities that arise far outnumber these challenges.
SGI Dubai will allow the Chinese manufacturers to experience various segments of the industry including textile, retail, digital and LED among others.
SGI Textile 2019
Textile printing industry has come of age and is rapidly growing across the globe and the Middle East region. GCC houses thousands of retail destinations, including several high-end furniture brands and these numbers are on the rise. According to Smithers Pira, the UK based market intelligence, testing and consulting firm, this industry is slated to grow to US$2.66 billion by 2021. SGI Dubai 2019 is one such destination, a unique trade show that actually addresses the needs of the textile printing industry stakeholders.
SGI Retail 2019
A report valued UAE's retail sector at $56.6 billion at the end of 2016, and that the UAE's retail sales turnover is expected to exceed $71 billion by 2021. The size of the Dubai retail market grew to Dh128.45 billion in 2017, accounting for around 67 per cent share of the UAE's total retail market size. SGI Dubai 2019 offers the best platform to be a part of the Middle East retail industry. This is yet another great opportunity for Chinese manufacturers.
SGI Digital 2019
Digital display represents the cutting edge in signage market. With new technology such as virtual reality and augmented reality becoming commercially viable, having an engaging presence that rises above the noise of your competition is essential. SGI Dubai promises to bring the latest innovation in digital signage solutions which will capture the interest of the consumer. China is a one of the industry leaders in the digital signage market and SGI Dubai provides the ideal opportunity for showcasing these state-of-the art products.
SGI LED 2019
Countries of the GCC are making serious commitments in the efforts of reducing the carbon footprints and electricity demands. China can potentially increase its market share in this area as well. Lighting solutions powered by LED is expected to form as much as 50% of the total global lighting market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% to US$ 87 billion by 2020. SGI Dubai 2019 is ideal for companies to introduce their lighting solutions in the MENA market.
SGI Dubai has been the longest running and most popular exhibition catering to the signage and printing industry in the MENA region. SGI Dubai 2019, in its 22nd edition is the largest of its kind in the industry and will immensely benefit the Chinese printing industry stakeholders. The show provides the most appropriate platform for printing related companies to enter the lucrative Middle East market. Both big and small firms in the industry from around the globe have utilized SGI Dubai to expose the consumers of the region to their latest products with innovative cutting-edge technology. We look forward welcoming a large Chinese contingent in 2019 as well.