The International Furniture and Design Exhibition and Awards (Infdex) 2011, Qatar’s interior design and furniture event, returns for the 10th year at the Doha Exhibition Center from October 5-8.
The event is geared for global and Qatari companies to show off their wares and creativity, with products related to furniture and interior design, lighting, fabrics, textiles, and architecture.
It is hosted by Qatar Expo Event Management in partnership with Messe Frankfurt, exhibition management group.
Karim Zarka, CEO, Qatar Expo, said thanks to the successful World Cup bid, the country has strengthened its presence and position and all the economic sectors are experiencing dynamic economic growth.
Infdex organisers said over 50% of space has been sold, with 60% going to foreign participants, including exhibitors from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Morocco.
“Over 12,000 people visited Infdex last year, and that alone was an increase of 15% from 2009,” added Zarka.
“With the response this year, we expect substantially more visitors than last year. Infdex 2011 is well worth the investment for companies, both global and local, as this is a rare chance to be exposed to such a large customer base at one time.”
Similar to last year, Infdex 2011 will host four awards: Best Innovative Designed Stand, Best Environmental (Green) Stand, Best Use of Booth/Stand Space, and the Best Young Designer of Infdex 2011.
This competition is open to all school and university students, and is a chance to showcase young talent.