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Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2018: The printing industry, globally as well as in the Middle East is dynamic in nature and on an evolutionary path. The change in the customer's needs, technology and market conditions have made it important for all the major players in the industry to innovate and adapt their offerings to the conditions. While some manufacturers would prefer to consolidate their traditional print businesses, others may choose to expand into other relevant services. One thing that will be common is a need to not just rely on successful traditional business models but make strategic decisions to look at providing print technology and services for a 'future workplace'.


According to Sharif Rahman, CEO, International Expo-Consults LLC, organiser of SGI Dubai show said, "The growing popularity of customised printing and personalisation has captured the printing industry in a big way. Customisation isn't just a fad but a trend that is here to stay. To meet the growing demands of the market, changes in the industry are required. Manufacturers need to innovate and provide solutions that will take full advantage of the trend. Personalisation will also help grow the digital printing industry. Due to the nature of the demand, digital printing technology is the only one which can provide the dynamic combination of affordability, speed and level of personalisation."


One of the biggest sectors to benefit from the personalisation trend is the textile printing market, especially the ones related to fashion and home decoration verticals. Big brands in printing are already working with leading fashion houses and the digital textile printing market is forecasted to grow by 17.5% to reach a market value of $2.66 billion by 2021. In an effort to speed up the time it takes to bring the clothes from the runway into the stores, many labels are opting for digital printing. The cost of small production size has also decreased with digital printing. This means that personalised designs which were very expensive once are now feasible and doesn't create waste.


In 2018, digital printing will play an important role in the growth of the industry. Year after year it pulls in market share from other traditional printing technologies. In 2017, digital printing accounted for 16.2% of global print market value and around 2.9% of the volume and that value will rise to 3.9% by 2022. While these numbers seem really low, please do take into account that most of the bulk of the printing industry is low-value publication printing whose numbers are falling every year. The most versatile and fast growing of the lot is inkjet technology which has completely revolutionised the wide format printing industry which has grabbed most of the display market.


Similarly, the printing market in the Middle East has been faring well. According to a Smithers Pira report titled - The Future of Printing in the Middle East and North Africa to 2022, the MENA region was valued at $26.8 billion in 2017 and is expected to expand at an annual rate of 8.7% to pass $40 billion by 2022. The MENA market takes a cue from the global markets and therefore will witness similar trends. SGI Dubai, the largest exhibition for wide format printing in the Middle East is one of the best places to witness the trends in the industry in the region. Due to its schedule, the event acts as the barometer for the industry and can feel the pulse of how the market will do in the coming months.


Sign and Graphic Imaging Dubai is an ideal converging point where visitors and exhibitors can reach out with architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, and brand and image consultants among others. The event is a well-established business forum, which is recognised globally and constitutes workshops and seminars held by industry experts. It is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in the region to cater to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the Signage, Outdoor Media, Screen and Digital Printing, LED and Textile Printing industries. The 'SGI Dubai 2019' show will be held from January 13 – 15, 2019 in Za'abeel Halls 4,5,6,7, & 8 of the Dubai World Trade Centre.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

Dubai, UAE, January 29th, 2018: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, organisers of SGI Dubai 2018, stated that the exhibitors have signed several deals during the show and have also generated deals worth millions of dollars to keep the exhibitors engaged through the show. SGI is the premier exhibition for large format printing and signage industry in the Middle East and Africa region. SGi Dubai 2019, will take place from 21st to 23rd January 2019, in Za'abeel Halls 4, 5 & 6 of the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.


"SGI 2018 was a huge success with nearly 330 international and regional exhibitors showcasing the latest in UV printing, textile printing, retail, LED and various signage technologies. Thousands of visitors graced the show from across the globe including the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. We are glad to state that the exhibitors were able to meet their business objectives of being at the show and hope they can build on this great start to have a profitable rest of the business year", said Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman, International Expo Consults.


Cannon Middle East, Epson, Copatra Graphics, Signtrade, Masonlite, Flex-Europa, Jacky's, OKI Europe, Wellcare Infotech, Blue Rhine, Emirates Computers among several others participated in SGI Dubai 2018. Copatra Graphics was the gold sponsor for the 21st edition of the show.


Apart from the exhibition, SGI Dubai played host to various events during its three day course. 'Wall of Fame' – a creative artwork competition saw participation from many of its recurring exhibitors. Blue Rhine took the winner's trophy for Wall of Fame 2018 with its innovative glass based artwork. The runner up artwork belonged to Alpha Art, a Dubai based advertising and personalised gift and promotional material provider, while the 2nd runner up was a creative piece of printing done by Wellcare Infotech.


The other events included Knowledge Series, which included a panel discussion attended by prominent industry leaders like Ayman Aly, Sr. Marketing Manager, Canon ME; Philippe Husni, General Manager, Heliozid Oce; M. Karthik, Sales Manager, Emirates Computers; Stephen Jomartz, Regional Sales Manager, Dynagraph and Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth, FLAAR Reports who discussed the latest innovation and trends in the printing and signage industry.


As part of the exhibition, SGI Dubai partnered with Strings International and Avery Dennison to organise 'Masters of Wrap', a car wrapping competition, where car wrappers from around the area took part in competing amongst themselves to win bragging rights of the best car wrapper in the region.


"The printing industry is doing well with reports suggesting that large format printer market is expected to grow from US$8.37 billion in 2017 to US$10.59 billion by 2023. We are delighted to know that our exhibitors at the show have had a very good response from the trade visitors and were able to sign million dollar deals. This indicates that there is a huge demand within the Middle East and African markets which is set to grow bigger in the near future. We expect the 22nd edition of SGI Dubai 2019 to reflect a similar growth," said Sharif Rahman, CEO, International Expo-Consults.


Sign and Graphic Imaging Dubai is an ideal converging point where visitors and exhibitors can reach out with architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The event is a well-established business forum, which is recognised globally and constitutes workshops and seminars held by industry experts. It is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in the region to cater to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the Signage, Outdoor Media, Screen and Digital Printing, LED and Textile Printing industries.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

Dubai, UAE, January 15th, 2018: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, earmarked textile printing, digital signage, LED - the sectors to watch out for in 2018. The digital textile printing market is expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of more than 18% globally till 2021. SGI Dubai show caters to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the LED and textile printing industries apart from signage, outdoor media, screen and digital printing industries. The show is being held till January 16th at Halls 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 within the Dubai World Trade Centre.


"Some of the highlighted areas at the show to be considered are heat transfer technology, décor printing, digital textile printing, fabric printing and wall graphic among others," said Sharif Rahman, CEO, International Expo Consults, organiser of SGI Dubai 2018.


EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) commands a dominating position worldwide in the case of textile and clothing market and thereby occupies the largest share in the global digital textile printing market. UAE 's textile market is the second largest trading market, next to oil; and is expected to further grow from 2017 - 2021 due to the lower cost of raw materials. This acceleration in the textile market is expected to grow the digital textile printing market in the 5-year period.


"Advantages of LED lights over incandescent and fluorescent lamps are the foremost factor driving the LED lighting market growth. Additionally, the energy efficiency factor, increased brightness, and a larger lifespan are some of the major reason LED lighting enjoys tremendous market opportunities in the years to come. The never-ending cycle of new product launches utilising the most innovative technology by the manufacturers keeps the global population interested in the technology," stated Rahman.


According to a report, the global LED lighting market was valued at US$ 26.09 billion in 2016. The figure is expected to increase to US$ 54.28 Billion in another 6 years, accelerating at a CAGR of approximately 13% from 2017 to 2022. The Middle East and Africa region will also display significant growth in the near future. Especially the U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia are expected to display conspicuous market share going forward. Another report highlighted that the GCC LED lighting market will witness a CAGR of 16.8% in the 2015 – 2020-time period. Sales at the end of term would amount to US$1.9 billion.


"2017 saw an increased consumption of video content, a factor that makes ignoring digital signage very risky. With advertisers creating engaging content which captures the imagination of the consumers, digital signage will play a huge role in promoting brands all over the world. The construction boom in the run upto Expo 2020 will also create demand in many commercial installations", added Mr. Sharif.


During the recent years, growth in the advertising space has given great business to the digital signage industry. Over the world, the growth of digital signage market is driven by the increasing demand in the retail sector. Globally the segment is growing at a rate of 8.21% in the next 5 years. The spurt is primarily due to significant technological advancements complemented by dwindling manufacturing costs. An industry expert commented that country has witnessed roughly 25% growth in the previous year but is expected to grow rapidly to nearly 50% in the next three years, building up to the Expo 2020 event.


The SGI Dubai 2018 show is hosting several events during the 3 days including 'Knowledge Series' – a panel discussion involving some of the biggest names in the regional market; 'Wall of Fame' - competition for the most creative artwork of 2017 and 'Masters of Wrap' – a car wrapping competition in collaboration with Avery Dennison and Strings International. The event welcomed over 300 global exhibitors from across 35 countries around the world. Thousands of people from over 70 countries have already visited the show and much more are expected before the end of the show on January 16, 2018.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 25, 2017: The SAR15 billion, Saudi textile industry is on the threshold of several major advantages due to the current reforms in the country and rising population. The Saudi textile imports are increasing at 13-15% annually as per reports and this in another indicator of the robust growth and demand that the industry is witnessing. Textile printing therefore, becomes an extremely competitive tool for the industry when compared with global markets.


Due to the exponential growth plans, Saudi Arabia is leading the way in the GCC region with regard to demand for textiles and fabrics across various sectors.


International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that the LED and Textile Printing industry is slated to grow exponentially in 2017 across the UAE and the Middle East region and is set to propel the retail sector. SGI Dubai is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in the region that caters to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the textile printing industries apart from Signage, Outdoor Media, Screen and Digital printing industries. The 'SGI Dubai 2018' show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Halls 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


"The Saudi consumers are evolving and so is the country's retail market. They are looking at modern retail environments, state-of-the-art designs and high-quality fabrics in their home country. Textile industry is further triggered by its growing population and their purchasing power. This makes Saudi Arabia one of the most promising and sought-after growth markets. While the pursuit of artificial intelligence has endured for the past several decades, it is only recently that dramatic technological enhancements have truly triggered the march of the machines. This will have a definite impact on textile printing industry as well," stated Mr. Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman, International Expo Consults.


Keeping the Saudi textile industry in mind, SGI Dubai 2018 will have exclusive textile focused brands that will showcase their equipment to cater to the needs of Saudi textile industry stakeholders.


As per the Global Industry Analysts report, printed textiles market is projected to touch 29.8 billion square meters by 2020, due to the technology enhancements aimed at improving print speeds, design and efficiency.


"This region was earlier known as the trading hub but is transforming itself as the manufacturing hub and will soon entail manufacturing and exporting of textiles. The textile printing industry is all set to flourish in Saudi Arabia and the greater Middle East region in the next few years," added Mr. Falaknaz.


'SGI Textile 2018', an integral part of the SGI Dubai show will display and introduce innovative textile printing technology products. The world's leading textile printing entrepreneurs will converge at the 21st edition of the show to provide the stakeholders with the right insights to lead the industry. Some of the key highlights of 'SGI Textile 2018' will include; heat transfer printing; digital textile printing; other fabric printing; custom flags for tradeshows and conventions; POS displays; table covers with logos and banners and; wall graphics among others.


Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI Dubai) is a key platform where visitors can reach out to exhibitors who comprise of architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The show is a globally recognised business forum which entails seminars and workshops led by industry pioneers.


SGI Dubai 2018 is roping in exhibitors and trade visitors across the globe including, USA, UK, Germany, China, Japan and close to 70 plus countries.

Billion-dollar contracts were signed at the three-day show last year. The exhibition also hosted seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts. The show welcomed over 400 global exhibitors from across 36 countries spread over 22,000 m2 and registered over 40 new exhibitors

About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2017: The signage and graphic industry's top brands from the local, regional and international markets spanning 35 countries will head to Dubai in January 2018 for the SGI Dubai show. This is the largest exhibition catering to the large format printing industry in the Middle East and Africa region. Over 300 global and regional exhibitors have confirmed their presence and will be showcasing products and solutions worth AED 250 million.


The global printing industry is forecast to reach $980 billion by 2018 according to Smithers Pira report. Industry revenues in the MENA region, is forecast to grow at 7.2% per annum and this is expected to touch US$26 billion by 2018.


The 21st edition of SGI Dubai expects to receive over thousands of visitors from nearly 75 countries and they are set to witness the industry's latest products and trends. International Expo Consults (IEC) stated that one of the reasons for global exhibitors setting their sights on this region is due to the forecasted 9.0% growth in market value of the printing industry in the MENA region.


Sunil Purushothaman, General Manager, Masonlite, said, "SGI is the only platform which promotes the latest technology in digital signage to all parts of region. Our clients in the GCC and African countries look forward to this show every year to see the latest technology and products. With upcoming big-ticket events like EXPO 2020, a lot can be expected to enhance LED and signage market in the next two years".


For the last two decades, SGI has played a pivotal role in bringing together the stakeholders, exhibitors and visitors in the signage and graphic industry under a common platform.


"Printing and signage industry has become an integral part of the society we live in. It touches your offices, homes, marketplaces and even roads in some or the other form. But sometimes, people don't realize the fact that we are an integral part of the global ecosystem and are one of the longest surviving industries in the world. We move the world ahead on a daily basis. SGI Dubai 2018 is spread across a larger floor space and is much bigger than its previous editions. The exhibitors and visitors can expect to witness the best-kept secrets in the industry from across the globe," says Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman of IEC.


The exhibition serves as a converging point for print and production manufacturers, sign makers, media and marketing agencies, developers, architects, and brand and image consultants, among others.


Yasin Merchant, Managing Director, Signtrade, said, "We are pleased to be associated with SGI Dubai - one of the distinguished shows in the region. Our massive participation at SGI Dubai, spanning an entire hall, manifests our commitment to the growth and success of the Signage industry, in the MENA region. But SGI Dubai 2018 is more special. In addition to Signtrade celebrating its 30th anniversary, we plan to exhibit the latest technical innovations and disruptive technologies, coupled with industry talks, to give our visitors an exceptional, valuable experience. Positive attitude in the backdrop of innovation is the key element that drives us, as we lead the sign, graphics and textile industry".


"Canon ME is proud to announce the new products lined up for launch in SGI Dubai 2018, including the Colorado 1640, the first outdoor product for the signage market. We would also be launching the TX series – a highly competitive large format printer for the POS market and the PRO 6000 – a 12 colour large format printer to cater to the photography and fine-arts market," said Shadi Bakhour, B2B Business Unit Director, Canon Middle East.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

December18th, 2017: Dubai, UAE.Wide format printer manufacturer MUTOH will be exhibiting at the Sign & Graphic Imaging Middle East show, to be held in Dubai from January 14thtill January 16th, 2018,in close cooperation with its authorised resellers for U.A.E., Graphic International Centre LLC and System Middle East FZC – booth 7F51.


Mutoh will present for the first time in U.A.E. its new ValueJet 626UF A2 size 6-colour direct-to-object flatbed LED UV printer and the ValueJet 1638UH, a dual head/dual lamp 64" wide high quality LED UV printer for flexible and rigid substrate printing.


Alongside these new printers, Mutoh will also display its award winning ValueJet X series sign & display printers for high quality outdoor and indoor graphics, incorporating Mutoh's revolutionary DropMaster™ technology.


Visitors will be able to discover a range of applications made with Mutoh printers to inspire themselves with the multiple application possibilities on Mutoh equipment for sign & display, digital transfer, direct textile and specialty/industrial applications.


NEW - ValueJet 626UF Desktop LED UV Printer

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The new ValueJet VJ-626UF is a6-colour (CMYK, White, Varnish) A2-sizeflatbed LED UV printer. A wide variety of solid materials and objects up to a thickness of 150 mm (5.9") can be printed.


An optional rotary system enablesthe ValueJet 626UF to print on cylindrical objects with a diameter up to 120 mm and a length of 360 mm.


Offering a bed size of 594 x 483 mm (19" x 23.4"), the printer is targeted at short-runpersonalisation of gifts& gadgets, packaging prototypes, awards, specialty industrial items, labels, decals, signs, etc..


With print resolutions up to 1440x1440 dpi, the VJ-626UF printer has an integrated vacuum bed, an automatic table lifting system as well as an LED pointer to facilitate accurate media placement and origin point detection. Thickness of the loaded object is also automatically measured.


ValueJet 1638UH Hybrid LED UV Printer

SGI
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The ValueJet 1638UH - 64" (165 cm) wide - is Mutoh's first ever dual head LED UV printer delivering increased speed and cure performance. The machine will print on a wide variety of rigid and flexible materials up to 15 mm thick and 15 kg (rigids) / 30 kg (rolls), including heat-sensitive, transparent and non white substrates.

Offering print resolutions up to 1440 x 1440 dpi, the printer utilises Mutoh's unique VOC-free LED UV C, M, Y, K, white and varnish rigid or flex inks to produce high quality graphics for short viewing distances. A luxurious or specialty finish of prints is possible thanks to custom varnish and embossing possibilities.

The ValueJet 1638UH printer recently won the award "Best Flatbed/Hybrid printer up to 20 sqm/h" attributed by the European Digital Press association (EDP).

Application possibilities encompass high quality added value graphics, such as packaging designs, customised interior deco, trade show graphics, etc…

New - Flex LED UV Ink Set

Mutoh recently introduced, next to its existing rigid LED uv ink set, a new flex LED UV ink set – C,M,Y,K, White & Varnish - specifically developed for its ValueJet LED UV printer range.Unique is that the inks do not contain any VOCs.No air filtering equipment is required. No ozone is generated into the environment. The new flex LED UV inks will extend the application capabilities of Mutoh's ValueJet Hybrid printer models towards typical sign applications including high quality backlit applications, prints on clear and non white substrates and even car wrapping.

ValueJet X Sign & Display Printers

SGI

The ValueJet X sign & display printers integrate Mutoh's revolutionary DropMaster™ technology which automatically adjusts the jet timing in function of the thickness of the loaded substrate.

The printers can be loaded with Mutoh's genuine Eco Ultra and UMS (Universal Mild Solvent) inks for the production of a wide variety of commercial print applications for indoor and outdoor usage.Mutoh CMYK UMS inks cover 83 % of the Pantone® colour chart, which is unique in the current market place for a four colour ink set.

For more information on Mutoh and its products, visit www.mutoh.eu

Press contactsMutoh Belgium : Nick Decock / Dirk Devroye
E-mail: press@mutoh.eu

About MUTOH Belgium nv

Mutoh Belgium nv are a fully owned subsidiary of Mutoh Holdings Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (TYO : 7999 "MUTOH"). Founded in 1991, the company's activities encompass sales, warehousing and logistics, technical and commercial marketing, training, product support and after-sales service of Mutoh hardware (professional sign cutting plotters and large-format full-colour piezo printers for commercial inkjet printing, sign & display, soft sign and direct-to-garment applications).

Across the EMEA territory, Mutoh products are distributed and supported exclusively via a wide network of authorised distributors and resellers through the Mutoh business divisions Mutoh Belgium, Mutoh Deutschland and Mutoh North Europe

Dubai, UAE; November 14, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC), part of Falak Holding, announced the launch of 'Masters of Wrap' its inaugural car wrapping competition, to be conducted during the 2018 edition of the SGI Dubai show. The UAE car wrapping industry has grown significantly over the past few years due to the large presence of car enthusiasts and represents a rapidly expanding portion of the large format printing industry in the region


'Masters of Wrap' will take place in collaboration with Avery Dennison and Strings International, two of the biggest names in car wrapping industry. The competition isn't just for the exhibitors of SGI Dubai 2018 but will accept entries from participants across the globe as well. People interested in taking part in the competition can submit their entries by sending a message through SGI Dubai's Facebook platform by December 10th, 2017.


"Year-on-year, there is a steady growth in the number of automobiles getting wrapped across the GCC and the greater Middle East and Africa region. Car wrapping is also a favourite form of advertising since utilising vehicles as moving billboards is a cost-effective and popular marketing tool for the local businesses. The competition is a great way to get manufacturers and the car enthusiasts on the same platform to discuss their requirements," stated Mr. Sharif Rahman, CEO, International Expo Consults – Organisers of the SGI Dubai show.


According to a report published by Grand View Research, the automotive wrap films market would reach USD10.8 billion by 2025. The MENA market was labelled as one of the fastest growing markets for automotive wrap films as per the report and is reportedly growing at a CAGR of 20% due to increasing utilization of the vehicle wraps for advertisements, especially in promoting places of interests. Among the leading players in this region are Signtrade International, Strings International, and System Middle East and they are aggressively promoting their new products across Middle East & Africa.


Middle East's premier large format printing, signage and imaging exhibition, SGI Dubai 2018, will also include a live car wrap demonstration section during the show. Various organisations from the pool of exhibitors from around the globe would get ample time and opportunity to wrap these vehicles with their preferred material during the exhibition. Signtrade, Signmax, Strings International and Al Shabak partook in the demonstrations among the exhibitors of the last iteration of SGI Dubai. The 2018 edition is expected to have more exhibitors affiliated with the car wrap industry showcasing the best of their product portfolio.


"Car aficionados are looking to modify their personal cars with full vehicle wraps that represent their personality. Usually, car-owners turn to car wraps to ensure that their automobile is prominent in a sea of vehicles with unique colours, patterns and finishes. A major reason for increased use of car wraps is that manufacturers nowadays offer an inadequate number of choices in car colours," added Mr. Rahman.


"SGI Dubai 2018 would be a treat for automobile enthusiasts who will get to witness live car wrapping sessions. It would also provide immense insight to those who are considering car wrapping as a form of outdoor advertising and can network with potential suppliers and experts. With the help of car wrapping, marketers can target their key messages in an area within the proximity of their brand's target audience. The utilisation of these mobile billboards is an attractive and efficient addition to any brand's integrated marketing communications," further stated Mr. Rahman.


SGI Dubai 2018 in its 21st edition aims to welcome exhibitors from across North America, Europe, Asia and the MENA region and expects over thousands of trade visitors to visit UAE during the show and witness the industry's latest products and trends. The show is being held from January 14-16, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Halls 3-8. It will bring together sign and graphic stakeholders from all over the globe.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

Dubai, UAE; October 25, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC), part of Falak Holding, announced that live car wrapping demonstrations would be conducted during the current edition of the Middle East's premier large format printing, signage and imaging exhibition – SGI Dubai 2018. The UAE car wrapping industry has grown significantly over the past few years due to the large presence of car enthusiasts and represents a rapidly expanding portion of the large format printing industry in the region.


Experts claim that the automobile industry in the GCC is very dynamic and is considered as one of the faster growing markets in the world due to a growing population of car enthusiasts and high disposable income of the residents.


According to a report published by Grand View Research, the automotive wrap films market would reach USD 10.8 billion by 2025. The MENA market was labelled as one of the fastest growing markets for automotive wrap films as per the report and is reportedly growing at a CAGR of 20% due to increasing utilization of the vehicle wraps for advertisements, especially in promoting places of interests. Among the leading players in this region are Signtrade International, Strings International, and System Middle East and they are aggressively promoting their new products across Middle East & Africa.


As part of the exhibition, several vehicles will be made available for the demonstrations. In previous editions, numerous brands from Al Futtaim Motors were utilised for the car wrapping demonstrations. Various organisations from the pool of exhibitors from around the globe would get ample time and opportunity to wrap these vehicles with their preferred material during the exhibition. Signtrade, Signmax, Strings International and Al Shabak partook in the demonstrations among the exhibitors of the last iteration of SGI Dubai. The 2018 edition is expected to have more exhibitors affiliated with the car wrap industry showcasing the best of their product portfolio.


"Year on year, there is a steady growth in the number of automobiles getting wrapped. The Emirati citizens are patriotic people who are proud of displaying their national colours and the love for their leaders on their vehicles. Car wrapping is also a favourite form of advertising since utilising vehicles as moving billboards is a cost-effective and popular marketing tool for the local businesses. While car wrapping is more popular in the western nations, the trend is really on an up-swing in the UAE," stated Mr. Sharif Rahman, CEO, International Expo Consults – Organisers of the SGI Dubai show.


The residents of these Emirates have always shown an affinity toward car wrapping due to their larger-than-life attitude. Primarily owning fast cars isn't enough, a sense of pride and individuality is reflected by personalising their vehicles in an attractive manner. Aficionados are looking to modify their personal vehicles with full vehicle wraps that represent their personality. Usually, car-owners turn to car wraps to ensure that their automobile is conspicuous in a sea of vehicles with unique colours, patterns and finishes. A major reason for increased use of car wraps is that manufacturers nowadays offer an inadequate number of choices in car colours.


"SGI Dubai 2018 would be a treat for automobile enthusiasts who will get to witness live wrapping sessions. It would also provide immense insight to those who are considering car wrapping as a form of outdoor advertising and can network with potential suppliers and experts. With the help of car wrapping, marketers can target their key messages in an area within the proximity of their brand's target audience. The utilisation of these mobile billboards is an attractive and efficient addition to any brand's integrated marketing communications," added Mr. Rahman.


SGI Dubai 2018 in its 21st edition aims to welcome exhibitors from across North America, Europe, Asia and the MENA region and expects over thousands of trade visitors to visit UAE during the show and witness the industry's latest products and trends. The show is being held from January 14-16, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Halls 3-8. It will bring together sign and graphic stakeholders from all over the globe.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

Dubai, September 27, 2017: International Expo Consults LLC (IEC) part of Falak Holding, announced the launch of the second iteration of its annual property - 'Wall of Fame' at the SGI Dubai 2018 show. The show is the largest printing, signage and imaging exhibition in the Middle East bringing together key stakeholders of the industry on a single platform. As part of the 'Wall of Fame', competitors will have the opportunity to showcase their most creative campaigns from across the world.


Artwork submission and other specifications:This opportunity is open to all the exhibitors participating in SGI Dubai 2018. The size of the canvas should be 4ft by 3ft and should be the best creative that one can showcase. A brief explanation of the work needs to be mentioned at the bottom of the artwork. The wooden/metal panel (not weighing more than 8-10 kilograms) should have a provision at the back of the frame to hang the artwork on the 'Wall of Fame'. The artwork shouldn't have a glass frame as there is a tendency that it might break in transit.


Judging the entries:The winners of the 'Wall of Fame' will be decided by an independent panel of judges, reactions from SGI Dubai's social media pagesand also with the help of the visitors attending the show. All entries to the competition would have to be developed in between January 2017and December of 2017, and all exhibitorsat the show are urged to participate. Participants need to send in the images by December 1st, 2017via emailto enter the SGI Dubai social media platforms. The exhibitors should install the final creative on the 'wall of fame' during the previous night of the show.


"Year after year SGI Dubai has been growing in size and attendance. Last year we witnessed more than 400 exhibitors bring the latest in technology from 36 countriesspread over an area of 22,000m2. The 'Wall of Fame' is our way of appreciating all the work done by the very best in the industry. It also provides the exhibitors with a platform to showcase their creative abilities to the visitors and other stakeholders" added Mr. Sharif Rahman, CEO, IEC


SGI Dubai is bringing exhibitors and visitors from North America, Europe, Asia and the MENA region. The exhibition is expected to receive thousands of visitors from different countries and they are set to witness the industry's latest products and trends. The SGI Dubai 2018 show would be held from January 14 – 16, 2018 at the halls 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre


Sign and Graphic Imaging Dubai (SGI Dubai) is an ideal converging point where visitors and exhibitors can reach out with architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The event is a well-established business forum, which is recognised globally and constitutes workshops and seminars held by industry experts. For more information on the wall of fame competition please get in touch with prem@whitewaterpr.com


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
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Dubai, September 04th, 2017: The digital technologies have overtaken the more traditionalprint versions of late. Retailers, entertainment and leisure venues, corporate houses and other businesses are constantly monitoring their marketing and communication approaches to be conspicuous in such a crowded marketplace. As a result, many organisations are taking maximum advantage of powerful signage as choice means ofplace-based mass communication. Digital signage can be a powerful tool for engaging customers for any business and LED is proving to be the preferred technology. The LED industry was worth US$45-47 billion in 2016 as per reports and represents around 50% of the total lighting industry.


Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman of International Expo Consults stated that, "The digital signage industry is on a major upswing largely driven by the area's growing retail, commercial, healthcare, F&B, tourism and infrastructure sectors. The digital signage industry is mostly catered to by the LED technology and the demand for high definition picture quality complimented with attractive design is driving the demand for displays market".


While Northern America is the largest market for LED and South East Asia the fastest growing for the sector, the MENA region isn't that far behind due to the huge infrastructure advancements which would correlate to acceleration in LED lighting developments.


According to Mr. Sunil Purushothaman, General Manager, Masonlite, "LED's have reached every nook and corner by cutting costs, saving power and being efficient. The market is very attractive and promising as LED's find great utility for both indoor and outdoor signs. Digital printing will have an impact as a result of this, however, this is being replaced by a vibrant, attractive, economic variant which requires less maintenance. Retail market, especially will find LED technology a boon for its promotional requirements".


Customers tend to be more attentive and inquisitive thereby improving their awareness, loyalty and satisfaction. Factors which lead to a higher average purchase, repeat business and overall sales figures. Digital signage doesn't just have applications in sales but also for internal communications within the organization.


The study alsohighlights that the GCC LED lighting market will be subject to a growth of 16.8 % (CAGR) from 2015 to 2020 to reach sales to the amount of US$1,978.1 million.Additional requirements of pursuing lighting energy conservation, LED lighting will have more opportunities of replacing conventional lighting. The global digital signage market is expected to grow from USD 19.61 Billion in 2016 to USD 32.84 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.4%. Research shows that it can be upto four times as captive than static displays, thereby increasing the recall rate and the effectivity of brand awareness campaigns.


"In the GCC, the penetration of LED lighting stands at 38% of the total market and expected to cross 50% till 2020. SGI Dubai is the only such platform promoting the industry in MENA region. The GCC countries look forward to this show every year to experience the latest in technology. With events like EXPO 2020, the LED market will definitely witness a major push in sales,"Sunil concluded.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

Dubai, UAE, August 15th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, announced that the SGI Dubai 2018 show is 57 percent sold out almost 5 months prior to the show. The 21st edition of this premier sign, graphic and imaging industry event will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).


The 2017 edition of the showwelcomed over 400 global exhibitors from across 36 countries spread over 22,000m2and registered over 40 new exhibitors. The 2018 edition of the show will be by far the largest showcase since the inception of the show approximately 20 years ago.


"We are delighted by the response that we are receiving from the exhibitors which is not just from the region but from across the globe. The region is investing heavily on infrastructure, several large retailestablishments and also themeparks and amusement sector. This is one of the many reasons for the new overseas exhibitors to sign up earlier to capitalise on the strategic locations within the show. Another key aspect that we can identify is the growing importance of the mega Expo 2020 event, which will need a lot of investment in the signage space," stated Mr. Sharif Rahman, CEO, IEC.


As per Smithers Pira report, the regional market is valued at over $35.1 billion in 2017 and will see annual cross-segment growth of 9.0%, to reach $54.0 billion in 2022. The same report also claims amplification in consumption of printed materials from 15.8 million tonnes in 2017 to reach 22.6 million tonnes in 2022.


The SGI Dubai 2017 show witnessed somehigh value dealsbeing signed during the three-day show. The exhibition also hosted seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts. The event slated to be held in Halls 2 through to 8 of DWTC will include seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts. A dedicated pavilion for the digital signage industry has been created to accommodate innovative concepts.


SGI Dubai 2018 encompasses all signage and graphic solutions and is an important platform that showcases products and services where one can interact with the leading players in the signage, graphic imaging, screen and digital printing industries.


The exhibition serves as a converging point for print and production manufacturers, sign makers, media and marketing agencies, developers, architects, and brand and image consultants, among others.


Yasin Merchant, Managing Director, Signtrade, said, "We are pleased to be associated with SGI Dubai - one of the distinguished shows in the region. Our massive participation at SGI Dubai, spanning an entire hall, manifests our commitment to the growth and success of the Signage industry, in the MENA region. But SGI Dubai 2018 is more special. In addition to Signtrade celebrating its 30th anniversary, we plan to exhibit the latest technical innovations and disruptive technologies, coupled with industry talks, to give our visitors an exceptional, valuable experience. Positive attitude in the backdrop of innovation is the key element that drives us, as we lead the sign, graphics and textile industry".


"Canon ME is proud to announce the new products lined up for launch in SGI Dubai 2018, including the Colorado 1640, the first outdoor product for the signage market. We would also be launching the TX series – a highly competitive large format printer for the POS market and the PRO 6000 – a 12 colour large format printer to cater to the photography and fine-arts market," said Shadi Bakhour, B2B Business Unit Director, Canon Middle East.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

Dubai, UAE, July 16th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that STARFLEX one of the prominent SGI Dubai exhibitor confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2018. Starflex is the top brand of PVC flex products manufactured by STARFLEX Co., LTD. in South Korea, which has been supplying around 100 countries worldwide since 1985. Their products play a highly important role in the signage industry as vital components in digital printing, billboards, building murals, light boxes, and screen printing


SGI Dubai is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in the region to cater to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the Signage, Outdoor Media, Screen and Digital Printing, LED and Textile Printing industries. The 'SGI Dubai 2018' show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Halls 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


Talking about SGI Dubai, James, Sales Manager from Starflex, stated, "We are delighted to be associated with SGI Dubai - one of the distinguished shows in the region. With a vision to moving forward, STARFLEX is focusing on enhancing further its manufacturing capacity, maintaining reasonable price levels, serving its current business partners, and pursuing growth opportunities in new areas. To meet customers' needs more effectively, STARFLEX has renovated its manufacturing facilities, which are running efficiently and growing rapidly in profitability. Joining the big names in the industry on a platform like SGI Dubai gives us the best kind of exposure we need to grow our business."


Sign and Graphic Imaging Dubai (SGI Dubai) is an ideal converging point where visitors and exhibitors can reach out with architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The event is a well-established business forum, which is recognised globally and constitutes workshops and seminars held by industry experts.


Andy Hwang, International business team manager, Starflex, further stated that, "Our network is large as we supply customers from around the globe, including Asia, North America, Central & South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa with purpose-designed products backed by comprehensive after-sales service program, technical support, as well as transport and logistics capability.


SGI Dubai 2018, is roping in exhibitors and trade visitors from across the globe including, USA, UK, Germany, China and Japan, among others. The industries best kept secrets and trends are set to be unveiled as the 21st edition of the show is touted to receive thousands of visitors from different countries.


Sharif Rahman, CEO of IEC said, "We are pleased that STARFLEX has once again decided to join forces with us to be part of the most eminent printing and signage shows in the region. A lot of brands have been coming on board and have signed up already for SGI Dubai 2018. This is good news for us as well as for the whole industry which will converge in January 2018 to witness the latest trends and innovations from different stakeholders. The printing and signage industry in the Middle East has taken the bar to the next level with the adoption of new technologies to benefit the end user. Needless to say we are thankful to our patrons including STARFLEX who have supported us all along."


IEC is the driving force behind the 21-year old 'SGI Dubai show', one of the most awaited exhibitions in the MENA region within the print, signage and imaging industries


Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI Dubai) is a key platform where visitors can reach out to exhibitors who comprise of architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The show is a globally recognised business forum which entails seminars and workshops led by industry pioneers.


The exhibition is a one stop shop for the ever growing needs of signage (digital and conventional), graphic imaging, retail POP/SOS, screen and digital printing industries. Recognised as one of the pioneers in the trade shows in the region for over two decades, SGI Dubai showcases the current trends and technologies to a robust platform which brings thousands every year to the annual show.


The SGI Dubai 2017 show witnessed billion-dollar deal contracts which were signed at the three day show. The exhibition also hosted seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts. The show welcomed over 400 global exhibitors from across 36 countries spread over 22,000 m2 and registered over 40 new exhibitors.


SGI Dubai 2017 had several leading brands that had signed up for the exhibition which included Signtrade, Agfa Graphics, Canon Middle East, Flex-Europa, ADS Advertising Materials, Afford Inks, Al Tarkeez Stationery Trading, Chemica France, Dynagraph, Egygrafx, Fast Signs Advertising, Fortune 7 Adv, Blue Rhine, Jackys, Frimpeks, Graphic International, Magic trading, Mono General trading, Prime Sign International Limited, Reflective SAS, Sharpmax limited, Signmax Advertising, Starflex, Talib Trading and Verseidag Indutex GmBH among several others.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

Dubai, UAE, June 6th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that Signtrade one of the oldest SGI Dubai exhibitor confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2018. For almost 30 years, Signtrade has continuously emerged as the market leader of the Signage Industry in the Middle East. Signtrade provides innovative and reliable signage technologies with unparalleled customer service, through a growing network, that spreads all across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.


SGI Dubai is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in the region to cater to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the Signage, Outdoor Media, Screen and Digital Printing, LED and Textile Printing industries. The 'SGI Dubai 2018' show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Halls 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


Sharif Rahman, CEO of IEC said, "We are delighted to state that Signtrade has continued its support with SGI Dubai. We are also pleased that the SGI Dubai 2018 show has been steadily selling out its floor spaces. The industry in the Middle East is growing at a rapid pace and we have seen a lot of interest from the exhibitors from across the globe. Leading names across the region and beyond have signed for the exhibition and will showcase the industries' best kept secrets on the decisive three days. The journey so far would have not been possible without the support of all our esteemed exhibitors."


Sign and Graphic Imaging Dubai (SGI Dubai) is an ideal converging point where visitors and exhibitors can reach out with architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The event is a well-established business forum, which is recognised globally and constitutes workshops and seminars held by industry experts


Talking about SGI Dubai, Yasin Merchant, Managing Director, Signtrade, stated, "We are pleased to be associated with SGI Dubai - one of the distinguished shows in the region. Our massive participation at SGI Dubai, spanning an entire hall, none-the-less manifests our commitment to the growth and success of the Signage industry, in the MENA region. But SGI Dubai 2018, is more special. In addition to Signtrade celebrating its 30th anniversary, we plan to exhibit the latest technical innovations and disruptive technologies, coupled with industry talks, to give our visitors an exceptional, valuable experience. Positive attitude in the backdrop of innovation is the key element that drives us, as we lead the sign, graphics and textile industry."


Talking about the expansion history of the company, Yasin stated, "Our operations, are spread all over the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, with state of the art headquarters in JAFAZ (Jebel Ali Free Zone), UAE and a flagship showroom in Dubai, along with 15 showrooms, all connected seamlessly through an comprehensive logistics network. In 2010, we expanded our reach to the African continent, through a facility in Nairobi, Kenya. Year 2015, saw our extensive growth in the South Asian markets with large facilities in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan.


Furthermore, in 2017, we plan to inaugurate our operations in Kuwait, thus finally completing our unparalleled network, all across the Gulf."


IEC is the driving force behind the 21-year old 'SGI Dubai show', one of the most awaited exhibitions in the MENA region within the print, signage and imaging industries


Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI Dubai) is a key platform where visitors can reach out to exhibitors who comprise of architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The show is a globally recognised business forum which entails seminars and workshops led by industry pioneers


SGI Dubai 2018, is roping in exhibitors and trade visitors across the globe including, USA, UK, Germany, China and Japan, among others. The industries best kept secrets and trends are set to be unveiled as the 21st edition of the show is touted to receive thousands of visitors from different countries.


The exhibition is a one stop shop for the ever growing needs of signage (digital and conventional), graphic imaging, retail POP/SOS, screen and digital printing industries. Recognised as one of the pioneers in the trade shows in the region for over two decades, SGI Dubai showcases the current trends and technologies to a robust platform which brings thousands every year to the annual show.


The SGI Dubai 2017 show witnessed billion-dollar deal contracts which were signed at the three day show. The exhibition also hosted seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts. The show welcomed over 400 global exhibitors from across 36 countries spread over 22,000 m2 and registered over 40 new exhibitors.


SGI Dubai 2017 had several leading brands that had signed up for the exhibition which included Signtrade, Agfa Graphics, Canon Middle East, Flex-Europa, ADS Advertising Materials, Afford Inks, Al Tarkeez Stationery Trading, Chemica France, Dynagraph, Egygrafx, Fast Signs Advertising, Fortune 7 Adv, Blue Rhine, Jackys, Frimpeks, Graphic International, Magic trading, Mono General trading, Prime Sign International Limited, Reflective SAS, Sharpmax limited, Signmax Advertising, Starflex, Talib Trading and Verseidag Indutex GmBH among several others.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
       www.whitewaterpr.com

Dubai, UAE, May 20th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that Masonlite a prominent SGI Dubai exhibitor has signed up for SGI Dubai 2018. Masonlite was established in 1980 and are pioneers in the sign field supplying neon products to UAE and all the GCC countries including Yemen and Africa. Within the first year of introducing the neon products to the markets, the company realized the need for various types of sign material. Adding to a vast range of products the institution contributes to the progress of the signage industry in the region.


SGI Dubai is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in the region to cater to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the Signage, Outdoor Media, Screen and Digital Printing, LED and Textile Printing industries. The 'SGI Dubai 2018' show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Halls 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


Sharif Rahman, CEO of IEC said, "We are delighted to state that Masonlite has continued its support with SGI Dubai. We have been overwhelmed with the response this year and the confidence reposed by the exhibitors who have signed contracts with us to showcase their products at SGI Dubai 2018. We assure the visitors and stakeholders in this industry that they would get to experience the latest state-of-the-art technology and products at the show as we are augmenting new dimensions to the show based on the ever-growing industry requirements. We had taken small steps few decades back and have toiled to make the show a grand success that it is today thanks to the exhibitors across the globe who have firmly believed in us."


Sign and Graphic Imaging Dubai (SGI Dubai) is an ideal converging point where visitors and exhibitors can reach out with architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The event is a well-established business forum, which is recognised globally and constitutes workshops and seminars held by industry experts


Talking about SGI Dubai, Sunil Purushothaman, General Manager, Masonlite stated, "We are delighted to come on board on SGI Dubai 2018. Masonlite has been in the industry since 1980 and we have been associated with SGI since the beginning. We feel it's the ideal platform to generate our business. SGI is the only show which is leading forth the way. This show will help us to develop and improve our business and hopefully we look forward to generating good revenue from this platform. We would like to attend the show next year by building it up with a massive space."


Talking more about the company's product portfolio, Sunil stated, "We are a one stop shop that caters to all the needs of the sign industry. We hold big stocks, and serve the sign market, exhibition event organizers, print houses, engravers, display merchandisers etc. Today we stand at a juncture when UAE has proudly won the honour of staging the EXPO 2020. We intend to do our best by contributing the latest technology in LED lighting, touch screens, totem digital signage's etc. We have moved forward expanding our wings and looking for new pastures. We have served the Gulf, Africa, Parts of Russia and its republics etc. We operate with our base in Dubai and cater to various markets."


IEC is the driving force behind the 21-year old 'SGI Dubai show', one of the most awaited exhibitions in the MENA region within the print, signage and imaging industries. Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI Dubai) is a key platform where visitors can reach out to exhibitors who comprise of architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The show is a globally recognised business forum which entails seminars and workshops led by industry pioneers.


SGI Dubai 2018 is roping in exhibitors and trade visitors across the globe including, USA, UK, Germany, China and Japan, among others. The industries best kept secrets and trends are set to be unveiled as the 21st edition of the show is touted to receive thousands of visitors from different countries.


The exhibition is a one stop shop for the ever growing needs of signage (digital and conventional), graphic imaging, retail POP/SOS, screen and digital printing industries. Recognised as one of the pioneers in the trade shows in the region for over two decades, SGI Dubai showcases the current trends and technologies to a robust platform which brings thousands every year to the annual show.


The SGI Dubai 2017 show witnessed billion-dollar deal contracts which were signed at the three-day show. The exhibition also hosted seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts. The show welcomed over 400 global exhibitors from across 36 countries spread over 22,000 m2 and registered over 40 new exhibitors.


SGI Dubai 2017 had several leading brands that had signed up for the exhibition which included Signtrade, Agfa Graphics, Canon Middle East, Flex-Europa, ADS Advertising Materials, Afford Inks, Al Tarkeez Stationery Trading, Chemica France, Dynagraph, Egygrafx, Fast Signs Advertising, Fortune 7 Adv, Blue Rhine, Jackys, Frimpeks, Graphic International, Magic trading, Mono General trading, Prime Sign International Limited, Reflective SAS, Sharpmax limited, Signmax Advertising, Starflex, Talib Trading and Verseidag Indutex GmBH among several others.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
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Dubai, UAE, May 15th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that Epson a prominent SGI Dubai exhibitor has confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2018. From printing the most intricate photograph to the most precise architectural drawing, Epson has focused on developing imaging technology. The 'SGI Dubai 2018' show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Halls 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 within the Dubai World Trade Centre.


SGI Dubai is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in the region to cater to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the Signage, Outdoor Media, Screen and Digital Printing, LED and Textile Printing industries.


Talking about SGI Dubai, Shihab Zubair, Regional Sales Manager - Professional Solutions, Epson Europe, stated, "We are pleased to be associated with SGI Dubai - one of the prominent shows in the region. Our PrecisionCore TFP printheads demonstrated at SGI is one of our major break-through innovations and is the result of one of the largest investments in research and development in Epson's history, merging the company's expertise in MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) fabrication with advances in material science. We have experienced strong demand for signage printing in this region with an 18% growth in 2016. With the introduction of new products and upgraded technology, we look forward to capturing larger share of the regional signage sector."


Epson had recently launched the SureColor P10000 and P20000, designed for high-production photographic, fine art and indoor display graphics printing. The company is also relaunching its signage and fabric range printers with the latest generation PrecisionCore TFP printheads. PrecisionCore is a scalable technology suited for products ranging from industrial systems such as largescale label presses to desktop printers. Its modularity allows PrecisionCore print chips to be arrayed in both moving serial print head and fixed line head configurations. A new printhead structure means fewer vibrations, and more accurate ink droplets and dot placement.


Sharif Rahman, CEO of IEC said, "We are delighted to state that Epson has continued its support with SGI Dubai. We are also pleased that the SGI Dubai 2018 show has been steadily selling out its floor spaces. The industry in the Middle East is growing at a rapid pace and we have seen a lot of interest from the exhibitors from across the globe. Leading names across the region and beyond have signed for the exhibition and will showcase the industries' best kept secrets on the decisive three days. The journey so far would have not been possible without the support of all our esteemed exhibitors."


Sign and Graphic Imaging Dubai (SGI Dubai) is an ideal converging point where visitors and exhibitors can reach out with architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. SGI Dubai 2017 had several leading brands that had signed up for the exhibition which included Signtrade, Agfa Graphics, Canon Middle East, Flex-Europa, ADS Advertising Materials, Afford Inks, Al Tarkeez Stationery Trading, Chemica France, Dynagraph, Egygrafx, Fast Signs Advertising, Fortune 7 Adv, Blue Rhine, Jackys, Frimpeks, Graphic International, Magic trading, Mono General trading, Prime Sign International Limited, Reflective SAS, Sharpmax limited, Signmax Advertising, Starflex, Talib Trading and Verseidag Indutex GmBH among several others.


Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI Dubai) is a key platform where visitors can reach out to exhibitors who comprise of architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The show is a globally recognised business forum which entails seminars and workshops led by industry pioneers.


SGI Dubai 2018 is roping in exhibitors and trade visitors across the globe including, USA, UK, Germany, China and Japan, among others. The industries best kept secrets and trends are set to be unveiled as the 21st edition of the show is touted to receive thousands of visitors from different countries. The show in 2017, welcomed over 400 global exhibitors from across 36 countries spread over 22,000 m2 and registered over 40 new exhibitors.


The exhibition is a one stop shop for the ever growing needs of signage (digital and conventional), graphic imaging, retail POP/SOS, screen and digital printing industries. Recognised as one of the pioneers in the trade shows in the region for over two decades, SGI Dubai showcases the current trends and technologies to a robust platform which brings thousands every year to the annual show.


The event is a well-established business forum, which is recognised globally and constitutes workshops and seminars held by industry experts. IEC is the driving force behind the 21-year old 'SGI Dubai show', one of the most awaited exhibitions in the MENA region within the print, signage and imaging industries. The SGI Dubai 2017 show witnessed billion-dollar deal contracts which were signed at the three-day show. The exhibition also hosted seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


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Dubai, UAE, April 3rd, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that the LED and Textile Printing industry is slated to grow exponentially in 2017 across the UAE and the Middle East region and is set to propel the retail sector. SGI Dubai is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in the region to cater to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the LED and textile printing industries apart from Signage, Outdoor Media, Screen and Digital printing industries. The 'SGI Dubai 2018' show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Halls 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


As per reports, the LED market will witness a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13 per cent from 2015 through 2022 in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA). The lighting industry was also pegged at US$2.35 billion in 2015 in the MEA region. Global LED market is forecasted to have an annual growth of 5% by 2016 and 3% annually until 2020. The regional markets will experience growth as global market is set to be worth USD350 million by 2017. UAE has plenty of upcoming and developing projects and by 2020 is set to reach over USD200 billion worth of investments in UAE's power sector.


"A laudable factor is the changing attitudes of the people towards LED. Earlier people used to think that LEDs are expensive and don't perform, but that thought process is slowly changing as they have experienced that LED technologies can survive the hot weather conditions of the GCC region. Governments have reduced the energy subsidies in the region which is a catalyst in the adoption of LED technologies in the region. The lasting life, sustainability in hot weather conditions and cost effectiveness of LEDs has paved the way for alternative cost efficient lighting resources across the world and specially GCC," stated Mr. Sharif Rahman, CEO, International Expo Consults.


SGI Dubai 2018 will have an exclusive LED focused pavilion to cater to the needs of LED stakeholders. Reputed global brands showcased some of their LED technology at the SGI Dubai show this year.


As per the Global Industry Analysts report, printed textiles market is projected to touch 29.8 billion square meters by 2020, due to the technology enhancements aimed at improving print speeds, design and efficiency. This is gathering momentum in the Middle East and Africa region as well. This region was earlier known as the trading hub but is transforming itself as the manufacturing hub and will soon entail manufacturing and exporting of textiles.


The textile printing industry is all set to flourish in the MENA region as UAE stands as the world's fourth largest trading centre of textiles, generating an approximate $17.5 billion annually. This statement is attributed to the fact that around 150 apparel manufacturing companies which make up for almost 5.5 percent of the annual textile sales across the globe.


"SGI Dubai 2018 will include an exclusive textile printing focused pavilion called 'SGI Textile'. This announcement will see the introduction of new technologies under various categories alongside other major pavilions. The retail industry in UAE is a preferred destination for an international shopping experience as it is constantly improvising. We are pleased to introduce this exclusive segment - Textile pavilion at our event to fulfil the growing industry requirements. SGI Dubai 2018 will help to consolidate and grow your textile printing business to the next level assisting you to reap maximum benefits," said Mr. Sharif.


'SGI Textile 2018', an integral part of the SGI Dubai show will display and introduce innovative textile printing technology products. The world's leading textile printing entrepreneurs will converge at the 21st edition of the show to provide the stakeholders with the right insights to lead the industry. Some of the key highlights of 'SGI Textile 2018' will include; heat transfer printing; digital textile printing; other fabric printing; custom flags for tradeshows and conventions; POS displays; table covers with logos and banners and; wall graphics among others.


Retailing in the UAE is expected to reach Dh200 billion in 2017, growing by a 5 per cent on average each year, according to an analysis by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Consumer spending is also expected to continue rising in the medium-term, with growth rates projected to stabilise at about 4 per cent on average per year leading to a total spending of more than Dh750 billion in 2017 across many categories, the analysis adds. LED and the Textile Printing industry with form a major crux of retailing and will have several retail based products on display at the SGI exhibition next year.


IEC is the driving force behind the 20-year old 'SGI Dubai show', one of the most awaited exhibitions in the MENA region within the print, signage and imaging industries.


Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI Dubai) is a key platform where visitors can reach out to exhibitors who comprise of architects, sign makers, print and production manufacturers, media agencies, real-estate developers, brand and image consultants among others. The show is a globally recognised business forum which entails seminars and workshops led by industry pioneers.


SGI Dubai 2018 is roping in exhibitors and trade visitors across the globe including, USA, UK, Germany, China and Japan, among others. The industries best kept secrets and trends are set to be unveiled as the 21st edition of the show is touted to receive thousands of visitors from different countries.


The exhibition is a one stop shop for the ever growing needs of signage (digital and conventional), graphic imaging, retail POP/SOS, screen and digital printing industries. Recognised as one of the pioneers in the trade shows in the region for over two decades, SGI Dubai showcases the current trends and technologies to a robust platform which brings thousands every year to the annual show.


The SGI Dubai 2017 show witnessed billion dollar deal contracts which were signed at the three day show. The exhibition also hosted seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts. The show welcomed over 400 global exhibitors from across 36 countries spread over 22,000 m2 and registered over 40 new exhibitors.


About International Expo-Consults (IEC): International Expo-Consults (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of 20 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organiser of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) and the Dubai, Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure (DEAL). Dubai-based conglomerate, Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for over 30 years having diversified business interests including real estate development; retail - sports, fashion, home furnishings; exhibitions, medical diagnostics, trading and many more as part of its portfolio. Falak Holding is also a key stakeholder and investor in the prestigious Dubai Sports City project. Kindly log on to www.signmiddleeast.com for more information on the show.


For media queries, please contact:
Prem A. Ramachandran
Managing Director,
White Water Public Relations
GSM:0097150-4537253,
PO. Box 18936, Dubai, UAE
Email: prem@whitewaterpr.com,
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