The twelfth edition of PALME Middle East, which unfolds next week from 15-17 April at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, has witnessed a 27% increase in exhibitors from the LED Lighting industry compared to 2013.
Growth in this specific show vertical is not surprising. Several Middle Eastern countries have already banned incandescent light bulbs due to their inefficiency, which opens the door for a growing interest in LED lights. Also, a number of GCC countries are looking to reduce their carbon footprint, and with events such as the EXPO 2020 and 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, there has been greater demand for LED lighting in the region as a sustainable solution." said Richard Brook, Exhibition Director for PALME Middle East.
Echoing this, Farid Dagher, Managing Director of PROLAB Middle East sees LED technology as a future trend, and something the industry should seriously consider integrating more in to their services “In general, LED’s have a very low environmental footprint, and we hope that in the future they will be used in more products and services that can help the environment, and reduce our environmental footprint as an industry.”
This has attracted a number of first time exhibitors. Phillips Entertainment, the professional lighting arm of Phillips will be showcasing their range of lighting solutions called Showline. New comers American DJ will also be present this year, and will be promoting a wide variety of professional lighting and audio solutions.