“Experts predict the economic growth of Africa to touch 5% in 2016 from 4.5% in 2015, with the diversification aimed at providing benefits for verticals such as manufacturing and also encourage the adoption of modern technology which includes printing,” added Falaknaz.
IEC is the driving force behind the 19-year old ‘SGI Dubai show’, one of the most awaited exhibitions in the MENA region within the print, signage and imaging industries.
“There is a huge potential in Africa’s printing industry as stakeholders are looking to gradually phase out old equipment to bring in new technology. As per reports cited the economic growth would resist challenges which include plummeting oil prices and uncertain global conditions. Regardless of the economic conditions, increasing competition from digital media, changes in printing processes, and emerging concerns for environmental protection, the printing industry in Africa would grow at a steady pace,” added Mr. Sharif Rahman, CEO of IEC.
Landmark projects within the MENA region are in different stages of construction. This region is the only region in the world that is currently investing billions of dollars in large establishments that includes retail, entertainment and large scale infrastructure. The printing industry will definitely set to benefit from these projects as government initiatives across the region are succeeding in diversification of economies. This is similar to the infrastructure growth that the some of the African markets are witnessing.
SGI Dubai 2017 will focus on digital signage, textile printing, LED, digital printing, screen printing and retail signage industry sectors.
SGI Dubai 2017 is roping in exhibitors and trade visitors across the globe including, Africa, USA, UK, Germany, China and Japan, among others. The industries best kept secrets and trends are set to be unveiled as the 20th edition of the show is touted to receive thousands of visitors from different countries. The SGI Dubai 2017 show would be held at the iconic Dubai World Trade Centre from January 15th to 17th 2017 at the halls 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.