Global exhibitors utilize SGI Dubai 2019 to be a part of 35.1 billion MENA market

22nd edition of SGI Dubai opens up with the unveiling of one of the world's largest poster of HH Sheikh Mohammed

Dubai, UAE; January13, 2019: 'SGI Dubai 2019', Middle East's largest sign and graphic imaging show was today officially inaugurated by Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Director General of Dubai Government Media Office. In its 22ndyear, has been the most anticipated show for the printing and signage industry in the Middle East. Exhibitors from all around the globe took part in SGI Dubai in efforts to be a part of the $35.1 billion market in the MENA region.

A big draw during the exhibition was the unveiling of a poster which will showcase the image of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Claimed to be one of the largest indoor banners in the world, this piece of printing marvel stands at 7 meters by 7 meters. The poster symbolizes the industry's gratitude towards the inspiring leader for completing 50 years in the service of the nation. The poster was created by the efforts of the Epson team in Dubai along with the organisers of the show.

Major brands such as Cannon Middle East, Epson, Flex-Europa, Blue Rhine, Brother International, OKI among others will be showcasing the latest in technology in the world of printing and signage. The MENA printing market is poised to grow at an annual rate of 9% across segments and is estimated to reach $54 billion by 2022 as per a Smithers Pira report.

At the inauguration, Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman of IEC, the organiser of the show, stated, "For the past two decades, we have strived to promote the large format printing and signage industry in this region. We have partnered with almost every brand from all over, be it big or small, to ensure that the regional market is just as competitive as the rest of the world. We are proud of what the show has become and our contribution to the growth of the industry. Moving forward, we are committed to adapt to the evolving needs of the end customers and will ensure that SGI Dubai will remain as respected and as relevant to the local industry as it is today".

Other recognized brands who are exhibiting at SGI Dubai 2019 include ADS Advertising Materials, Al Danube, Al Shabak Gen Trading, Al Tarkeez Stationery Trading, Amzan Neon, Desert Sign, Graphic International,HeliozidOce, Magic trading, Magic Touch,Orafol, Prime First, Prime Sign,Starflex, Strings International, Unifol and World Wide Digital.

SGI Dubai 2019 is one such destination, a unique trade show that actually addresses the needs of the signage and large format printing industry stakeholders and will bring the best players in the industry from across the globe. The show is a huge success with hundreds of international and regional exhibitors showcasing the latest in UV printing, textile printing, retail, LED and various signage technologies. Thousands of visitors graced the show from across the globe including the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.

The show is an ideal converging point where visitors and exhibitors can reach out with architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. This edition of the show will witness various event such as SGI Dubai 'Wall of Fame', live car wrapping demonstrations, panel discussion conducted by industry experts under the banner of 'Knowledge Series 2019'.

About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to for more information on the show.

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