INDEX KSA sees 5,000 visitors; 2nd edition confirmed

The inaugural edition of the INDEX KSA exhibition ended after hosting more than 5,000 visitors over the three days of the show.

Jaafar Shubber, INDEX KSA 2012 project manager, said: “We launched INDEX in Saudi Arabia because we believed strongly in the potential of the interior design market in this country but, being as always with the first edition of any show, we were unsure of the response we would receive from exhibitors and visitors.”

“Based on the initial figures and feedback, it was definitely a winning decision and dmg :: events is pleased to officially announce that INDEX KSA will be back next year,” he added.

This year’s exhibition featured 220 companies from 27 countries including France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea and Brazil.

Six sectors – Lighting, Furniture, Interiors, Kitchen & Bathroom, Outdoor Living and Textiles – were covered by firms such as Al Mutlaq Furniture, Amber Gallery, Coleccion Alexandra, Dieffebi, Epoca, Fayek Furniture, Fine Art Lamps, Meuble El Chark, Roca, and Terzani.

INDEX KSA will return to Jeddah from November 11-13, 2013, with the INDEX International Design Exhibition, the flagship event held annually in Dubai, UAE, for the last 22 years, scheduled to run from September 24-27, 2012 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.