Dubai WoodShow and DIFAC Show kick-off
The 12th edition of Dubai WoodShow (DWS 2017) and the 1st edition of Dubai International Furniture Accessories & Components & Semi-Finished Products Show (DIFAC 2017) were launched today by HE Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of Department of Economic Development. Both shows will run until March 9th 2017 in Dubai at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The launch also witnessed the esteemed presence of HE Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre and many other high-profile dignitaries and official visitors from both public and private sectors.
At the opening ceremony, HE Sami Al Qamzi walked through the different exhibition halls and met with representatives of the participant companies, who had an opportunity to display and explain their products and special offerings . HE Al Qamzi lauded the efforts of the organisers for conducting a show of this repute and also acknowledged their valuable contribution to making Dubai a hub for such international events.
The Dubai WoodShow is one of the biggest events of the industry in the region and across the world. This year’s edition is witnessesing the largest participation, in terms of visitors, exhibitors and the exhibition space. In addition, the organisers anticipate more than 300 exhibitors from over 100 countries to visit the show. The total area of the exhibition is 17388 square meters, offering exhibiting the companies a chance to display their products and offerings in a vast setting.
On day one exhibiting companies at the show had a chance to showcase new products which meet customer demands and needs. While, the representatives of the companies interacted with the visitors, sharing information about their products, they also provided their best offers and deals to the potential customers to draw sales.
This year’s edition of Dubai WoodShow witnesses participation from key industry players as - ACIMALL, AFEMMA, AIMSAD, American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and ATIBT.
As the first industry-specific show, visitors are also exploring some of the best practices and insights of the industry.. In addition, the introduction of DIFAC at Dubai WoodShow serves as a strategic platform for visitors to view and experience the latest technologies and innovations in the industry.
The show also connects the manufacturers, suppliers and consumers, allowing companies to enter into business deals and agreements.
The first day of DIFAC 2017 showcased the latest innovations in the furniture industry, with over 300 exhibitors from 100 countries. In addition, 1000 experts were invited to present their insights and key learning of the industry. DIFAC 2017 targets the interior design market which is estimated to experience a surge of over AED 32.5 billion regionally.
The new show follows the latest trends in furniture industry. As customers are more concerned about quality and comfort along with sustainability, DIFAC 2017 showcases eco-friendly furniture products which serve the global customer needs.
Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organizers of both shows stated that this year the show aim for a higher international reach to be one of the main industry-specific events worldwide.
“The 1st edition of DIFAC is a part of our efforts to confirm Dubai’s position as international hub for special trade shows and conferences. Organising DIFAC in conjunction with Dubai WoodShow has helped generate success for the show its 1st edition. In addition, the high number of visitors reaffirms people’s interest for latest innovations in the industry,” added Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions.
The first day of DIFAC witnessed several deals and agreement between visitors and the participant companies. Connecting the suppliers with the consumers, the show serves as a perfect platform to discuss and drive sales for the industry.