Clearly the move to Abu Dhabi– the most modern and state-of the-art exhibition venue in the Middle East – has excited people even more than previously” says Hudson. “It has excellent facilities and once more shows our commitment to continually investing in and developing the event.The fact that this is the 4th show is a clear indication of our long term drive towards quality” he adds.
“Offers on over 1,000 sq metres of space have already been placed, and we are seeing a major drive towards securing space early. With China Glass coming next week – and our team actively supported by Asian Glass magazine – on the ground in Beijing, we strongly expect a large part of the remaining space to be taken up” Recent developments in the UAE, on the container, processed flat and float markets, have seen demand for glass dramatically rise again.
“Despite the downturn of 18 months ago, glass factories right across the entire MENA region are investing heavily again” adds Hudson. “Gulf Glass provides the only dedicated platform for companies keen to supply to this booming market
“From container glass to solar glass, the exhibition is the key biennial meeting point for the region, and therefore presents a wealth of pan-Middle Eastern opportunities not seen elsewhere.
“What is more, with Gulf Glass, EVERY visitor is a glass customer – so there is no dilution of your marketing effort. One of the biggest complaints we hear about other shows is that they have a more generalised construction element, and that makes it very frustrating for exhibitors picking relevant leads out. With Gulf Glass, every person that walks past the stand could be a customer – and that’s what we have found that customers really want” he adds.
“I cannot stress how important it is that companies secure their space early – particularly if they are looking for a major block – as there are now much fewer positions left than ever before at this stage. Gulf Glass 2011 has all the signs of being a sell-out, and as such if companies have not yet secured their space, they will need to move quickly.”
Full details of this exciting event are continually updated in Asian Glass magazine and also on the website, www.glassinthegulf.com.