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The entire signage and graphic industry’s stakeholders will descend at Dubai’s World Trade Centre next month for SGI Dubai 2020. The premier show catering to the large format printing, signage and allied industries in the Middle East and North Africa region will feature global and regional exhibitors showcasing their machines and solutions that are estimated to run into several million dollars. SGI Dubai 2020 will be held from January 12-14, 2020.

SGI Dubai is the region’s largest trade exhibition for sign-makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, mall owners, car wrapping industry, real-estate developers, hospitality and tourism industries, 3D printing industry, architects, and, brand and image consultants among other stakeholders in the printing, signage and imaging industries.

For year, the show has been serving as an eco-system for brands and innovative ideas. SGI Dubai has seen participation from both international and regional brand leaders. Masonlite, Desert Sign, Business Point International, QCW (Smart Triangles LLC), Flex Europa, Heliozid, Starflex, Strings International, Al Shabak, ADS Advertising Materials LLC, Orafol Europe GMBH, Butterfly LED, Brother International, Graphic International, Magic Trading Company, Prime Sign, New Way Oriental Trading, Tekstilbox and Fortune 7 FZE among hundreds of other exhibitors, will be showcasing some of the industry’s best kept secrets in the upcoming show.

Trade visitors can view some of the latest technologies in digital display at the show. Digital displays are gaining prominence due to the advent of augmented and virtual reality. UAE’s total retail market size is projected to rapidly grow with retail sales expected to touch $44 billion by 2021.

Textile printing industry is yet another category to watch. Every year, the show witnesses participation from some of the finest players from within the industry.  The textile printing equipment manufacturers have a lot to gain from the market in the region and especially the UAE with several requirements from organizations right from home furnishing to branding to t-shirt printing. This industry is on a growth path as several African markets are also looking at this sector quite seriously, apart from the GCC markets.

“Today we are surrounded by some or the other form of signage, both traditional and digital. This industry has been an integral part of the business ecosystem and will continue to provide invaluable service for years to come. With thousands of visitors registered to visit the show floor for the three days, we expect it to be yet another great year for our exhibitors” said Sharif Rahman, CEO, IEC.
“LED is surely the next big thing.  This technology will play a significant role in bringing down a country’s carbon-foot print.  We introduced this segment within our show a few years ago, and since then, the participation from companies from around the world has grown and we foresee a sustained growth path. This is another multi-billion-dollar industry and if you are associated with this industry, then you should consider participating in this show as we receive several developers, mallowners from Middle East and Africa,” added Rahman.

The exhibition serves as a converging point for print and production manufacturers, sign makers, media and marketing agencies, developers, architects, and brand and image consultants, among others. This will be the 23rd edition of the show and will receive thousands of visitors primarily from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. The 2020 show will also feature various activities such as the creative competition – Wall of Fame, panel discussions with top industry leaders – Knowledge Series and car wrapping demonstrations – Masters of Wrap. The Knowledge Series panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth, the founder, president, and director of FLAAR.