DWTC kicks-off the first day of the exhibition season with five shows
Following the Dubai World Trade Centre's strong first half results, welcoming over 630,000 visitors – a 13% increase over 2009 - anticipation is high for the start of the new exhibition season. DWTC's global calendar of events starts off today with five specialist shows covering diverse sectors including: paper, pool and spa, and corporate gifts. Held between 26th and 28th of September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), these events will play an important role in driving distinct business visitor traffic to the region, reinforcing the strength of Dubai as the regional business hub.
Today will see opening of Paper Arabia 2010, Middle East Pool and Spa 2010, Clean 2010, Gifts and Premium Dubai and Private Label Middle East. Supporting the growing paper and tissue industry in the region, Paper Arabia 2010, brought to you by Al Fajer Information and Services, will provide a gateway to the entire Middle East and North African paper industry and provide a boost to the UAE's paper production industry estimated at $27 million in 2009. Middle East Pool & Spa 2010, organized by REED Exhibitions, will focus on state-of-the-art technologies and know-how in pool construction, providing networking opportunities in the most dynamic spa market in the world with an estimated value of $10 billion per annum. Also organized by REED Exhibitions, the Middle East Cleaning Exhibition 2010 (CLEAN 2010) is the only regional platform dedicated to gathering international players from the global cleaning and environmental hygiene industry. The first Middle East Cleaning Forum will be held alongside CLEAN 2010, attracting leading global experts and brands from across the world to highlight trends and innovations in the regional cleaning industry. Gifts and Premium Dubai, organized by Channels Exhibitions, is the annual meeting place for those in the giftware market in the region, presenting opportunities to explore new ventures in an industry currently worth approximately $3 billion. Also brought to you by Channels Exhibitions, Private Label Middle East-Dubai, the region's exclusive international FMCG, private label and contract manufacturing exhibition, offers creators and developers of own-products the unique opportunity to liaise with manufacturers, distributors and retailers to explore new ideas and partnerships.
Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre said: "Dubai is the regional location of choice for the world's leading businesses to meet and network. Our success in attracting exhibitions across a range of industries, as demonstrated in the shows opening today, is testament to Dubai's position as a leading exhibition and conference destination. Our robust calendar of events, including the upcoming 30th anniversary of GITEX Technology Week, highlights the market's positive outlook which continues to drive economic growth into the region."
Later this year, DWTC will host over 30 world class exhibitions, including Cityscape, Dubai International Jewellery Week, Seatrade, Index, Big Five, and the 30th Anniversary of GITEX Technology Week, anticipated to be the largest and most influential edition in the show's history. DWTC will also host prestigious congresses at its venues early next year; including Human Genome Congress, Microsoft Tech ED, International Hospital Federation and International Public Transport Congress; highlighting a positive and robust outlook for the exhibitions and events industry for the remainder of 2010 and heading into 2011.