Index 2012 will launch a sector called “Surfaces & Finishes” which will focus on surfaces, flooring and finishing products in addition to its Kitchen & Bathroom division.
Over 17% of Index visitors came to specifically source and purchase Kitchen & Bathroom solutions in 2011.
The GCC interior contracting and fit out sector which encompasses kitchen and bathroom fittings has witnessed a steady growth from US $5.13 million to US$ 8.6 million in 2010 according to the Ventures Middle East’s ‘GCC Construction Overview – 4th Quarter 2010’ report published in January 2011.
The Index Exhibition 2011 saw over 27,000 visitors including 1,600 VIP project buyers with purchasing power of over US $102,566 million with overall visitor numbers increasing by 11.4% year on year (BPA audited).
“In the past, Index had a great level of interest from the kitchen and bathroom industry to feature a dedicated section, so the decision was an easy one for us, as we are backed by leading international brands and manufacturers,” said Muhammed Kazi, project manager Index Kitchen & Bathroom.
“The show’s design-led positioning has now boosted its status amongst suppliers and buyers, providing them with the ultimate ‘one stop shop’ for the latest trends and themes in the kitchen and bathroom sector. ’
Index will take place from September 24-27 at Dubai World Trade Centre.