Save the date! Next month is the 26th edition of International Design Exhibition (INDEX) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, located in the business district on Sheikh Zayed Road. The INDEX Interior Design Show takes place from Monday, May 23rd to Thursday, May 26th.
No other interiors and design event in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region delivers so many industry professionals in one location (Interior Designers, Architects, Consultants, Specifiers) and countries to represent international décor brand products under one roof and showcase their products (across 12 design led categories).
Visitors of INDEX 2016 will find over 720 products on display and 19 country pavilions with access to high-end designers and their impeccable styles. Surely, they’ll have something that will suit every taste, style and budget.
Did you know that the “UAE design market continues to boom” and is expected to see growth in the industry until 2017? Well, it’s true, according to Hilda D’Souza, Gulf Business, which mentions the emirates is among the biggest regional markets in design revenues.
UAE is declared a regional design hub and the UAE remains the GCC’s largest interiors market, said Naomi Barton, INDEX event director.
Plan your visit now, if you are interested in seeing the best the market can offer and to see first-hand new products and designer trends; perhaps the event will give you the inspiration you need to take on a new home or office project; INDEX is the perfect platform to find products, get inspired and buy items too. In addition, the event is also the perfect occasion for decision-makers and buyers to network with retailers involved in Interiors, Architecture and Landscapes from all over the world.
Visitors will meet with exhibitors and can do business during the exhibition, plus, learn of product innovations and developments specific to the MENA region.
Also, they can participate in the DESIGN TALKS PROGRAMME that include sessions by the industry professionals who will be there to share their knowledge, expertise, and case studies. Many sessions are free but some might require a fee. The sessions with Karim Rashid who is one of the most prolific designers of his generation, will have tickets sold at US$ 50. Confirm your seat here.
Don’t miss, in particular, the workshop of DubaiBlog CEO Nico de Corato’s on social media and design!
INDEX Design Talks and Topics will be uploaded soon on indexexhibition.com. Design Talks sessions will be featuring expert speakers covering a wide spectrum of topics related to interior design and architecture.
Speakers interested in sharing their knowledge at INDEX Design Talks can send in their request filling out and submitting an online form.
Another event scheduled during this time, on May 24th, is the DESIGN INNOVATION FORUM – See Schedule here. Those that wish to attend will need to pay US$150 per person. The fee includes networking and lunch. This assembly is geared towards members of the design community interested in sharing their thoughts and ideas on why innovation plays such a vital role in the future.
As media partner, DubaiBlog provides info on this spectacular event, as it did for INDEX 2012 and INDEX 2014.
INDEX is free to attend for all relevant trade professionals who pre-register their visit via the registration form (preregister your visit online). For non-trade visitors, there will be a charge of AED 250, which gives them a 4-day pass.