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Growing African print, signage industries to benefit from SGI

According to International Expo Consults (IEC), the organizers of the SGI Dubai show, the signage and wide format printing industry in the African continent would immensely benefit from the upcoming trade show. The show, currently in its 23rd consecutive year, will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre, between January 12-14, 2020.

According to published reports, the MENA printing market is set to touch $54bn by 2022. Furthermore, African Development Bank projects the GDP to rise by 4% and 4.1% in 2019 and 2020, providing an increased spending on advertising and marketing and subsequently printing and signage.

Sharif Rahman, CEO, IEC stated, “Among the growing number of SGI visitors from across the world every year, we have been witnessing

Epson displays wide range of innovative solutions at Gitex Technology Week 2019

Epson has been a part of Gitex Technology Week for over two decades. This year, it took place between 6-10 October at Dubai World Trade Center.

While virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and robotics were the ‘hot’ attractions at its stand alluring even Sheikh Hamdan, Epson also showcased its line up of printers and projectors including ink tank and workforce printers, laser projectors for businesses, events and education; and, POS printers for retail and hospitality.

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Giffin Graphics displays textile printing solutions

Giffin Graphics, a leading distributor of printing equipment in the GCC, hosted a two-day event to showcase end-to-end solutions for textile printing. The show that took place on October 28 and 29 at Downtown Dubai saw about 150-170 visitors according to Alexandre F Najem, manager, machinery division, Giffin Graphics.

The show's highlight was the HP Stitch series, which was launched at Fespa in May this year and brought to GCC one-and-a-half months ago. The HP Stitch series are dye-sublimation

Innovative signage solutions to help boost to GCC retail industry

International Expo Consults (IEC), the host of Sign & Graphics Imaging Dubai show, believes that innovative signage and digital signage solutions will play a huge role in the growth of the retail sector in GCC.

IEC CEO Sharif Rahman said: "The UAE and Saudi Arabia are big markets for the GCC retail sector and in both the countries, the growth is driven by the rise in population, spending capacity, GDP per capita and tourism sector. There has been added pressure from the success and growth

Masonlite ready for Steel Fab Show 2020 in Sharjah

Masonlite Sign Supplies & Equipment is gearing up to participate in the Steel Fab Show - a machinery, technology  and equipment exhibition, which is slated to take place in Expo Centre, Sharjah, between 13 to 16 January next year.

Masonlite has been serving the Gulf and African region since four decades. “Established in 1980, we have introduced the some of the latest equipment for the sign industry. Now, we are expanding by tapping into the metal industry with the supply of high-end