Over 15,500 industry professionals attended The Hotel Show 2012, indicating a 9% increase from its visitors last year.
The show also showed an increase of over 30% in the number of visitors from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as increases from other countries including Oman, Egypt, Qatar and Turkey.
“We are delighted that the exhibition has continued to foster growth in the Middle East market and play a key role in offering real opportunities for companies new to the region,” said Frederique Maurell, exhibition director for The Hotel Show.
Exhibitors also reported an increase in sales figures during the three-day event, and were positive about the show.
Carlo Carloni, export manager at Catalano, suppliers of ceramic products, said: “This is the second year we have exhibited here and we will definitely return next year. This is a great opportunity to showcase our product. We received many enquiries and leads from visitors and a substantial percentage of them are expected to convert to actual sales.”
Participating for the first time at The Hotel Show, Sanuj Kohli, executive director at LED Lighting & Design, Laser & Electronics Middle East said: “We were delighted to find it both highly targeted, but also so regional. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our products, and we had between 140 to 150 business enquiries from visitors coming from different GCC countries.”
The Hotel Show 2013 will take place from September 29-October 1, 2013.