African delegation to attend Sign and Graphic Imaging Dubai trade show

A delegation of African printing and graphic leaders will attend the 19th annual Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI) Dubai trade show Sunday through Tuesday at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Organized by International Expo Consults (IEC), the event is expected to attract more than 12,000 visitors from across the globe.

“Every edition, we receive an unbelievable amount of support from our African visitors," Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, IEC chairman, said. "With Africa’s growing economy and its upcoming developments come the increasing demand for state-of-the-art printing equipment, most visitors from Africa visit the trade show to discover the industry’s cutting-edge trends and products and to network with international stakeholders."

Industry forecasters say printing will generate $26 billion across the Middle East and Africa by 2018.    

“Because Africa’s printing industry is experiencing a dramatic growth, their industry can benefit from the approach and ideas of different exhibitors in and around the Middle East that they will witness in the exhibition," Falaknaz said.

Falaknaz contends that Africa's growing economy will also create a need for printing products and technology.

“Africa’s booming economy is an indicator that its signage and graphic sector will experience a huge boost," he said. "Companies in the said sector are slowly replacing old equipment with innovations, creating a wide space for global opportunities for printing services and products."

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