SGI Dubai opens doors to global US$15.75 billion printing and signage marketplace

Global trade visitors from across the globe heading to SGI Dubai in September

The 25th edition of the SGI Dubai show, Middle East’s largest sign and graphic imaging show was today officially inaugurated by Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council and President of the Dubai Press Club. Furthermore, according to a recent report from Smithers, the print equipment market is forecast to reach a value of $15.75 billion by 2026. The show is scheduled to take place on the 19th, 20th, and 21st  September at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Visitors can register for the show by clicking on this link – visitor registration.

This year global innovations from HP, Canon, Epson, among several other brands will be unveiled during the show. Global multinational brands from several countries including the USA, South Korea, China, UAE, India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Pakistan will be present at the 25th edition of the show with some of their state-of-the-art products and solutions.  Several long time distributors Magic Touch, Desert Sign, Heliozid OCE’ will be showcasing some path breaking technologies during the show.

Sharif Rahman, CEO, IEC stated, “We are delighted to once again open doors to the world and unveil this live-in-person show. We have been instrumental in building the show over the last few decades and SGI Dubai is not just a B2B exhibition but an eco-system of innovation that connects all the brilliant minds across various vertical industries. The demand within the printing and signage industry has moved back to the growth trajectory after the pandemic and I am sure the stakeholders within the industry are also witnessing signs of growth since the beginning of this year.”

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

“SGI Dubai, the leading trade show for printing and signage industries has always been known to have attracted local, regional and international, trade visitors each year. The show has served as a seamless eco-system for brands and innovative ideas and has seen participation from visionary brand leaders - both international and regional. Each year international brands bring machines worth over US$250 million for the industry to capitalize on the latest technologies to catapult their business forward. We are delighted to say that we are once again in the midst of creating a live show as in the past and bringing the industry together. This will be an engaging convergence point for industry stakeholders from around the globe,” added Rahman.

M. Karthik, Chief Catalyst, SGI Dubai, stated, “If you look at the demographics, majority of the visitors to the SGI Dubai show are Tier 1 decision makers including CEOs and owners and Tier 2 decision influencers such as production, marketing, and technical managers. Over the years, SGI Dubai has provided the best return on investment to both exhibitors and visitors. Furthermore, close to 39% of the trade visitors placed direct orders with the exhibitors during the show”.

“Middle East and Africa are the next growth markets for large format printers, and manufacturers in this space should take part in the 2022 edition and further capitalise on these opportunities. We are expecting a lot of visitors from the African region as well during our show. As always, our show will continue to lay a solid foundation for the industry, post the pandemic, and support thousands of serious trade visitors that are looking for the latest in large format printing, textile printing, retail, LED, digital signage, and associated technologies,” concluded Karthik.

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