THE Hotel Show, the Middle East’s leading supplies exhibition to the region’s burgeoning hospitality and leisure sectors, has already reserved an additional 2,500sqm of stand space, making a total of 13,000sqm to cope with escalating sales enquiries for next year.
The industry showcase, organised by dmg world media Dubai, runs from June 3 to 5 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.
The 2006 event hosted 700 exhibitors from 46 different countries, a 30 per cent increase over the previous year. Visitor numbers also increased, from 8,124 in 2005 to 11,500 in 2006, a rise of 42 per cent.
In 2007, the show will premier its technology, systems and security pavilion. The outstanding success of the inaugural Seven Star Conference this year, with headline speaker Karim Rashid, has encouraged show management to further develop this parallel event, and more international speakers and industry leaders will speak in 2007. Next year Karim will again feature, this time in the context of the show itself. In conjunction with DEPA United Group, he will be presenting a concept hotel bedroom that will take centre stage at the show.
The Association of Professional Interior Designers’ (APID) has also announced their intention to host their second Hotel Show Furniture Design Competition.
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