Business News | Jul 15, 2009

Light Middle East 2009 Has Been Re-Scheduled to Autumn 2010

Individual talks and strategic sessions with the key players in the lighting industry led to the conclusion that the timing for the upcoming Light Middle East edition, which was to be held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from September 27-29, 2009, would instead be preferred in autumn 2010. Light Middle East is the region’s leading trade show and conference for urban, architectural, theatrical and retail lighting solutions.
   
Committed to delivering focused and high quality events to its clients, Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH based in Dubai, UAE, an independent subsidiary of the Messe Frankfurt Group headquartered in Germany, will continue to strive towards offering a combined and synergised platform for Light Middle East collocated with the ISH Kitchen and Bath Middle East exhibition in the autumn of 2010.
  
According to Dr. Michael Peters, CEO of the Messe Frankfurt Group, “Dubai remains an important business hub for the Middle East region necessitating a presence by Messe Frankfurt in key industries. Leading companies in the lighting field as well as regional market indicators, confirm the continued need for a regional platform catering to interior, exterior, architectural, urban, and retail lighting solutions.
  
Messe Frankfurt has the know-how in niche product exhibitions and is committed to providing a specialized platform in the region.” According to Elisabeth Brehl, Managing Director of Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH, “Running Light Middle East in Autumn 2010 together with the ISH Kitchen and Bath Middle East exhibition, will enable key buyers in the real estate, architectural and design sectors to source new products and network within a specialized exhibition environment.”
   
“While we regret any possible inconveniences caused to exhibitors signed up and already promoting their participation”, commented Ms. Brehl, “we look forward to working with exhibitors and supporting organizations on the 2010 edition.”
  
Ms. Brehl added, “Designed to cater to outfitting development projects in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region and to enhance interior and exterior architectural, design, and functionality aspects, Light Middle East offers the perfect specialized solutions, as Dubai remains the natural business hub and travel destination for the region”.
    
Furthermore, a state-of-the-art conference program complementing both exhibitions will continue to provide an educational and awareness platform tailored to the industry’s needs. Details on speakers and format will be made available in the coming months, as the 2010 annual show cycle sales and promotional activities get underway.
   
While the Middle East has witnessed a considerable slow-down in real estate development projects as an indirect result of the global crisis, a postponement of the exhibition to 2010 will benefit all involved participants. Many new projects needing lighting outfitting are on the horizon in the surrounding regions within the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and wider Middle East, in particular Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
   
For more information about the show and fringe programs, please visit www.lightme.net. You can also contact the organizer at info@uae.messefrankfurt.com.

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