SGI Dubai 2023: A resounding success sets the stage for a grand 27th edition in 2024

Global visionaries and industry leaders converge for three days of innovation and networking as the show wraps up with over US$200 million worth of printing and signage innovations

Dubai, UAE, September 21st, 2023: SGI Dubai, the Middle East and Africa's premier sign and graphic imaging expo, concluded its successful 26th edition with a dazzling showcase of cutting-edge printing and signage innovations worth over US$200 million. The event, inaugurated by Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council, and the esteemed President of the Dubai Press Club, brought together industry leaders from across the globe. As the curtains came down on this year's expo, anticipation for the 27th edition in 2024 grows, promising an even larger and more impactful gathering of printing and signage professionals.

The 26th edition of SGI Dubai featured notable multinational leaders from the USA, South Korea, China, UAE, India, Turkey, and South Africa who showcased their state-of-the-art products and avant-garde solutions.

Manufacturers, local & regional distributors joined over with 200+ Brands, presented their cutting-edge equipment and innovations.
Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, the visionary Chairman of IEC, reflected on the event's significance, stating, "We've meticulously nurtured this event over decades, and SGI Dubai stands not just as a B2B exhibition but as a thriving innovation ecosystem that interlinks brilliant minds spanning diverse industries. The printing and signage sector's demand is rebounding, pointing towards growth - a trend we've witnessed since inception."

SGI Dubai's role as a colossal trading spectacle remained unrivaled, attracting sign-makers, print production powerhouses, gift and promotion leaders, media houses, mall owners, automotive and real-estate visionaries, and stakeholders from the hospitality and tourism sectors. Additionally, the event drew 3D printing industry leaders, architectural pioneers, brand leaders, and image architects, all contributing to the vibrant tapestry of printing, signage, and imaging domains.

"Famed as the leader of trade expos for the printing and signage sector, SGI Dubai has an illustrious history of drawing a global cadre of trade visitors. This platform seamlessly synergizes brands and revolutionary concepts, attracting both international and regional decision makers. Year-after-year, international and regional brands support the industry with machines that are valued at over $200 million, empowering businesses to ride the crest of the latest technological wave," added Falaknaz. In addition to the resounding success of SGI Dubai 2023, we are thrilled to highlight the tremendous international participation that enriched this year's exhibition. Notably, exhibitors from China and South Korea played a pivotal role in elevating the event to new heights. Their presence introduced a wealth of cutting-edge technologies and innovations that left an indelible mark on the show. These global visionaries brought forth state-of-the-art products and innovative solutions, contributing significantly to the vibrant tapestry of printing, signage, and imaging domains showcased at SGI Dubai 2023. Over the years, SGI Dubai's enduring legacy has delivered unparalleled return on investment for both exhibitors and trade visitors alike, with a staggering percentage of trade visitors transacting direct orders amidst the show's engaging platform.

Looking ahead, Mr. Falaknaz expressed his excitement for the future of the printing industry in the Middle East and Africa, stating, "Embarking on the cusp of immense potential, the Middle East and Africa emerge as the cradle of expansive growth for the large format printing industry. Manufacturers in this realm ought to seize the moment, making their mark in the 2023 edition to seize these burgeoning opportunities. The African contingent, an embodiment of optimism, is poised to grace our event in remarkable numbers. As tradition dictates, our spectacle shall lay the bedrock for the industry's future, steadfastly championing the aspirations of thousands of earnest trade visitors looking for the latest in large format printing, textile printing, retail evolution, LED marvels, digital signage, and the avant-garde universe of associated technologies."

The industry's gaze now shifts to the eagerly awaited 27th edition in September 2024, promising to be larger and more dynamic, embodying the spirit of innovation and collaboration that defines the event.

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Event Robitics
Event Digital Display
Event Labelling
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Event 3D Printer
3D Printing
Event Precision Cutting Engraving
Precision Cutting Engraving
Event Multi Functional Priters
Multi Function Printers
Event Led
Event screen printing
Event Artififial Intelligence
Event retail
Event Spare parts & Consumables

Success stories @ SGI Dubai

We are very happy to be here at SGI Dubai 2022 to show case the latest technology. We saw a global audience during the show, and we are really happy to have participated at the show.
testimonial Ernest

Ernest Azzam

Regional Business Manager, HP

The show has been fantastic, and we had a brilliant response during the show. We never expected this kind of a response especially after Covid. We have got visitors from across the globe including the GCC countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the African continent among others. We have had continuous footfall of visitors coming to our stalls during the entire show.
testimonial Amir

Amir Kaliwala

Director, SignPRO

After 4 years we have come to SGI. We have more quality visitors coming to our booth as always and we have already booked the order for 7-8 machines on day two itself and several more by the end of the 3rd day. We would like to continue this journey with SGI for years.
testimonial Deepak

Deepak Jain

CFO, Arona Trading LLC

We have been participating at SGI Dubai for over 15 years. We come every year to SGI as we find the show beneficial for our business. The show has been always great and this year we have expanded our product lines and we are delighted to be here at the show this year as always. We have always found great leads and this year is no exception.
testimonial Sam

Sam Haghi

General Manager, Magic Trading

SGI Dubai is a hub for our industry and has been operating for several decades. We are happy to be back here to generate quality leads and we generate these leads on the spot at the show which has been really helpful for our business. We wish SGI to continue for several years to come. We’ve been associated with the sign and graphic imaging show right since 2001, so it’s been 21 years with the show consecutively.
testimonial Jihad

Jihad Abdeljalil

Managing Director, Flex Europa

SGI has been quite successful this year especially after the pandemic and we are happy to see the global crowds coming back to the show. We showcased our printing and packaging solutions. We have also signed a partnership with Mimaki to sell their products in the UAE during the SGI Dubai show.
testimonial Philippe

Philippe Husni

CEO, Heliozid Oce

We’re here at SGI Dubai since 2013. We see business grow over here and we see more and more attention for our products. And SGI Dubai is a very important reference show for the industry. A must attend event. This a great exhibition as this has brought a lot of business for us.
testimonial Qian

Qian Ni

Sales Manager, Yak Factories Machines

This is the 5th time that we are participating at the show, and this is a great event. We were missing such a platform due to the pandemic, and we are delighted to be back again. We have launched new products at SGI from the US including several innovative products.
testimonial Jamal

Jamal Maraqa

Managing Director, PRO TECHnology

We have been participating in the show for the last 9 years and we are delighted to be here at the show to launch our products. The show has always been great and productive for us.
testimonial Tao

Tao Ma

General Manager, BeCarve Machinery

We are delighted to be back at the SGI Dubai show after two years and a lot has changed after the pandemic. We have introduced flexible spiral LEDs and we have showcased screens for indoors and outdoors. We are really excited to be back. We have had a great footfall and the feedback that we received through our booth has been really positive.
testimonial Taib

Taib Amir

Marketing Manager, Desert Sign

We have been participating in the show since 2012 and the show has been a really good platform to showcase more than just products, but more importantly sustainable solutions. We would like to thank SGI for providing us this platform as we met several new clients.
testimonial Zerika

Zerika Bandivas – Ronda

Business Development Manager, Alpha Arts Gifts & Promotions

This is the 5th year in SGI Dubai, and this has been a great year for us as we got several trade visitors from GCC, Middle East and Africa countries. We are really happy to have been here this year as we several products.
testimonial Shabeer

Shabeer P. Karayil

Marketing Manager, Tenaui Middle East Trading

Overall, it’s been a great show for us, as we have signed some contracts during the show. This is the first time that we have participated in the show.
testimonial Nicki

Nicki Eftekhari

Operations Manager, PixelPlus

SGI is always a great show for us, something that is very special and important. We are always here and every year we try to bring in solutions that enhance the customer experience. The show has been a great for our business. The response was amazing, and we met several local and regional customers and we have struck some big deals.
testimonial Dilawar

Dilawar Dalwai

Founder and Owner, Al Mahir

SGI has been great show for us, and we are coming from Pakistan to show case our products and we wish the show all the very best and wish that the show goes global in the coming years and win more customer.
testimonial Nizam

Nizam Sabri

Managing Director, Sabri Group

We have participated in 2019 and then now in the 25th edition. We are getting great support from SGI as they are promoting the show directly via their social channels like facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and their newsletters and we are getting direct enquiries as a result of that.
testimonial Gireesh

Gireesh Raghavan

Managing Director, Sabazu Middle East

We are delighted to be at the show and have showcased some of our sustainable products.
testimonial Aaron

Aaron Mitchell

VP of Sales, Cover Styl Middle East

We are participating for the first time in SGI Dubai, and we have had great experience. We are planning to expand to other markets through SGI Dubai.
testimonial Shirish

Shirish Jain

Director, Matrix Finishes

We have come from Iran and our target market is UAE and GCC countries and the far east region for our products. We thank SGI Dubai for this opportunity to showcase our solutions.
testimonial Mohammad

Mohammad Asadi

Export Manager, Shafigh Industrial & Commercial Group

We have brought several brands in the UAE, and this is the first time here in the show. We have had a great response from the show.
testimonial Buhari

Buhari Khaja

Sales Manager, Gallop Enterprises

We have received very good response from the show. We have showcased some of or key products like the LED, screens, 3D letters, acrylic among other products.
testimonial Rupinder

Rupinder Singh

Sales Engineer, Good Gold Electronics

We are coming from Saudi Arabia and operate within the plastics industry, and we have been here in 2019. We are back here to find new customers.
testimonial Amer

Amer Alardhi

Sales and Marketing Manager, Rowad National Plastic

We are coming from Turkey, and this is the first time that we have come to this show, and it is a great show. We are really happy that we came here as we met several new customers from across the region and also Africa. We are really happy that the organisers have put great efforts in the show.
testimonial Cem

Cem Mete Hadımli

Co-Founder, Bimeks Tapes Ltd

We are coming from India, and we are participating for the first time in SGI show, and we brought our sublimation and specialty paper among other products. We have got some real good leads and customers through the show. We are looking at a great future in the Middle East market through SGI.
testimonial Amit

Amit Jha

Marketing Head, Hi-Tech Paper

We have some unique product lines that is showcased at the SGI Dubai show. We have enjoyed being part of the SGI show and there has been a lot of buzz in and around the show and we are delighted to be here at this exhibition.
testimonial Marty

Marty Fox

Director of Sales, Paige Signwire Products

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