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The 29th edition of the GCC Gulf Cooperation Council design community’s main show, INDEX is set to take place from 17th to 19th September at Dubai World Trade Centre as a part of newly launched the Middle East Design & Hospitality Week (MEDHW) 2019. INDEX Dubai has been an integral event for the design community in the Middle East and North Africa for 28 years. The primary purpose of the show is to deliver an event which listens and responds to the market it serves. With a focus on the hospitality and fit-out sectors, it hosts a worldwide selection of products.

INDEX is at the forefront of promoting the next generation of interior designers in the region. Opening on looking ahead for the GCC’s design and fit-out industry, Mustafa Khamash, Managing Director/Principal Architect of Kart Group said, “I believe that young designers are our future and as veteran designers, we all have a role to play in discovering and nurturing this talent”.

A highlight in the design community calendar, the event will look to host over 500 exhibitors who are all hoping to avail the continued growth of the GCC interiors and fit-out markets. The main focus will continue to be on residential and hotel projects in 2019, in the UAE specifically, with some of the Expo 2020 related fit-out works commencing early this year. The hospitality sector is expected to hold the majority of total spend on interior design and fit-out this year.

A highlight is the INDEX Design Talks (Agenda is now live), the biggest design conference headlined by the region’s leading designers. While at the show you can also experience the Work Design Studio, Artist Avenue, Ventura Dubai Scent Interactive Installation, The Hotel Room Design Contest and more…

In the program, from 17 to 19 September 2019, in partnership with dmg events, Ventura Projects brings to INDEX the second edition of Ventura Dubai. The much-acclaimed event will take place as part of the Middle East Design & Hospitality Week presenting 31 design brands from across the globe, ranging from novel to iconic.In addition to the Hospitality sector, according to Ventures Onsite, ‘the UAE and KSA have undertaken major renovation and refurbishment programmes, respectively, to upgrade old public buildings using sustainable products and smart technology’.Companies participating at INDEX Dubai are Belair, Bloomr, Caimi Brevetti, Creative Closets, CUF Milan, Gie El, Indus Heritage Trust, Le JAHAAN, Quadrifoglio Sistemi D’Arredo, Ceramiche Refin, Seteria Bianchi, Vg – Vgnewtrend – Jupiter International S.R.L., VZOR, Lunares, and Meissen the oldest porcelain manufactory in Europe to name a few.