Dubai to Host Trade Show for Africa’s Printing Industry
By Irene Gaitirira
Published November 30, 2017
Organsers of the Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI Dubai), the event that is scheduled for January 14-16, 2018 in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, say stakeholders in the African printing industry stand to reap huge benefits from the trade show.
“There is a huge potential in Africa’s printing industry as stakeholders are looking to gradually phase out old equipment to bring in new technology. Regardless of the economic conditions, increasing competition from digital media, changes in printing processes, and emerging concerns for environmental protection, the printing industry in Africa would grow at a steady pace,” says Sharif Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of International Expo Consults (IEC), the company that organises the SGI trade expo.
Saying SGI Dubai is a key platform where African visitors can reach out to exhibitors comprising architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, and brand and image consultants among others, Rahman says the show which entails seminars and workshops led by industry pioneers is a “focussed approach from [which] the African print industry can consolidate the[ir] sector further and take it to greater heights.”
IEC, that is targeting SGI Dubai 2018 is targeting exhibitors and trade visitors from Africa, USA, UK, Germany, China and Japan, says SGI Dubai 2018 show will focus on digital signage, textile printing, LED, digital printing, screen printing and retail signage industry sectors.
The industry’s best kept secrets and trends, IEC says, are set to be unveiled as the 21st edition of the show that shall be held at the iconic Dubai World Trade Centre.
IEC says the 21-year-old show aims to complement and accelerate the growth of the African printing industry by showcasing world class industry innovations.