GCC fit out market ‘to top $9bn by year end’
Dubai, April 17, 2013
The interior contracting market in the GCC will reach $9.2 billion by year end with investment across the sector set to increase to 17 per cent up from 12.5 per cent in 2012, said organisers of an upcoming hotel show in Dubai.
This highly adaptive market provides the perfect backdrop for the return of The Hotel Show, which is expanding in 2013 to provide a complete 360 degree look at the industry from construction, refurbishments and fit out to management and operations.
Organised by dmg :: events, the event is set to run from September 28 to 30 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
The first event in the calendar is the Middle East Hotel Awards on May 22, which takes place for the first time away from The Hotel Show.
The awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the hotel and hospitality over the past 12 months.
The Hotel Show includes a high profile industry conference featuring key note speakers from a variety of specialised disciplines. Themes explored in the 14th edition of The Hotel Show include latest industry developments, trends and the changing face of tourism in the region.
Christine Davidson, exhibition director at dmg :: events, said: “The 2013 edition of The Hotel Show, reflects the strength of the region’s robust hospitality industry and as the largest hospitality event of its kind, it is well placed to act as a barometer for the entire sector. The expansion of our content programme, is indicative of the renewed confidence and activity in the sector.”
The Hotel Show 2013 will feature exhibitors across five core profiles, including: Interiors & Design, Operating Equipment & Supplies, Technology & Facility Management, Outdoor & Resort Experience and the newest addition, HORECA, representing hotels, restaurants and café supplies and equipment. The Hotel Show will also look at investment, architecture, and hotel construction.
The Middle East Spa Awards will also take place during the event.
The Hotel Show will also celebrate the launch of a new event, The Leisure Show, co-located alongside the show this year, featuring the latest pools, spas, fitness and sports equipment. Both events will offer everything a resort hotel or leisure facility needs.
“The Hotel Show continues to help foster sector growth in the Middle East and offers visitors a direct route to the professionals responsible for the some of the largest and most impressive properties in the world,” continued Davidson.
“As a key forum in the industry calendar, we are looking forward to delivering an extensive programme of essential information, future trends and inspiration for hoteliers, restaurateurs, owners and developers.” – TradeArabia News Service