MORE than 250 top players will look to tap into the lucrative market at Light Middle East 2014, the region’s premier trade event for lighting design and technology, taking place from November 3 to 5 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, UAE.
Fuelled by increased demand from the fully revived construction sector, the Gulf lighting fixtures market is expected to grow between 8-10 per cent annually between 2014-2018, creating major opportunities for global manufacturers and designers to capitalise on renewed investment across the region.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia are at the forefront of a resurgent GCC lighting sector, with both countries accounting for 70 per cent of the $2.5-billion regional market value in 2013, according to global consultancy firm Frost and Sullivan.
Now in its 9th edition and organised by Epoc Messe Frankfurt, Light Middle East is the region’s only exhibition dedicated exclusively to the lighting industry, presenting the latest innovations and advancements of the rapidly evolving sector,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt.
Many of the top 50 global lighting industry majors including LG, Osram, Artemide, Targetti, Regiolux, Rovasi, Apollo, Debas and Odelic, are expected to interact with thousands of project-related buyers at Light Middle East.
European manufacturers Rovasi and Regiolux will introduce to the Middle East their latest range of energy efficient LEDs (light emitting diodes), a move that will be welcomed by many as regional governments continue to encourage the adoption of greener technology for infrastructure and construction projects.
Ingeborg Schmidt, export sales manager at German-based Regiolux, said: “Over the last year, the main focus for Regiolux has been directed toward the development of new energy efficient LED-equipped luminaries while extending our existing LED product range.”
Prominent among the attractions at this year’s edition will be the Future Zone, an exciting showcase of futuristic products and technology, cutting-edge design and trends from some of the leading international manufacturers and designers.
Meanwhile, the two-day Light Middle East Conference from November 4 to 5 will turn the spotlight on key industry issues, when high-profile lighting designers and experts share their insights in an engaging and educational programme.
Also, at the popular Light Middle East Awards, the region’s outstanding projects and products will be awarded across 12 categories on November 5.