SGI Dubai gets ready for 2023 after a tremendous success of 25th edition

Thousands of trade visitors from 96 countries attended the region’s largest B2B tradeshow for printing, signage, graphic & imaging industries

The 25th edition of the SGI Dubai, Middle East’s largest sign and graphic imaging show ended on a very high note as most of the products at the show were completely sold out with exhibitors generating qualified leads for the rest of the year. The show was officially inaugurated by Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Director-General, Government of Dubai Media Office. The 26th edition of the show will be taking place in the month September 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Global brands from the USA, Europe, South Korea, China, UAE, India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Pakistan were present at the 25th edition of the show with their state-of-the-art products and solutions. Apart from several new exhibitors from the Far East, Middle East and Asia, innovations from global leaders in the industry such as HP, Canon, Epson, Mimaki among several others were witnessed during the show.

The show had a special focus on emerging trends in digital signage with innovative product display from prominent players such as Desert Sign, Rainbow LED among others. Leading distributors in the region such as Arona Trading, Heliozid Oce’, Flex Europa, Magic Trading, Sabazu, Worldwide Digital, Pro TECHnology, Tenaui, Gallop, SignPro, Matrix, LiangJin, Goldsun Sign, Becarve International, YAK Factories, Event Gift, Jasani Group, AIPL, Fotokad, Al Mahir, Unione were packed with customers as they demonstrated some path breaking solutions at the show.

Sharif Rahman, CEO, IEC stated, “We are really delighted to see the response from the industry stakeholders as we witnessed a power packed 3 days. The show was buzzing with trade visitors and prospective buyers from across the globe.  Despite the global business environment, we are proud to state that our campaigns attracted people from 96 countries and this was one of our biggest achievements.  All our exhibitors were able to sell their machines on the show floor and also generating leads that will perhaps keep them busy till our next show in 2023”.

“SGI has been instrumental in building not only the show but the printing and signage industry over the last few decades.  Our show is a complete eco-system of innovation that connects all the brilliant minds across various vertical of the industries. We are seeing a great demand for products, latest concepts and a large appetite for new innovations,” added Rahman.

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, graphic and imaging industries. The majority of the visitors to the show were decision-makers including CEOs, owners and tier 2 decision influencers such as marketing, production, procurement and technical managers. The show has always provided the best return on time & investment to both exhibitors and visitors.

SGI Dubai also conducted their annual E3 Talks panel discussion during the show.  The theme of the discussion was to understand the future of printing and signage industries through the eyes of the local, regional and global industry experts.  E3 Talks is a platform to Educate, Empower and Enhance the print service providers and sign makers in the printing and signage industry. The core objective of this platform is to educate the sign makers on the various developments and trends in the industry and help them find ways of conducting their business more profitably. Ayman Aly, Senior Regional Marketing Manager, Canon Middle East, Philippe Husni – Managing Director - Heliozid Oce, Ed Nolle - Technical Support Specialist Benelux and MENA, Avery Dennison, Halim El-Khoury, Large Format Printing Business Development Manager - Turkey, Greece & Africa, HP and Sam Haghi, General Manager, Magic Trading participated in the panel discussion

SGI Dubai show will continue to lay a solid foundation for the industry and support global exhibitors that are looking for a platform to showcase their latest innovations in large format printing, textile printing, 3D printing, LEDs, digital signage, Digital Display, Inks, Screen Printing, MFP’s, Labelling, Metal Cutting & Engraving, and associated technologies. To book the booths for SGI Dubai 2023, the exhibitors can get in touch via email by writing to sgidubai@iecdubai.com .


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