InfoComm attendance up 12 per cent

Recent exhibition put Middle East & Africa AV market in the spotlight
Visitor numbers increased by 12 per cent at this year's InfoComm MEA.
Visitor numbers increased by 12 per cent at this year's InfoComm MEA.

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With the Middle East and Africa’s audiovisual market one of the fastest-growing in the world, the fourth InfoComm MEA attracted 14,233 visitors, 12 per cent higher compared to the same time frame as last year.

InfoComm MEA 2014, the regional trade exhibition and summit on the audiovisual market, was held under the theme of “See. Hear. Touch. The Future of Your Business.” from 13-16 October, co-located GITEX Technology Week 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

During the event, 184 companies from 42 countries showcased the latest in audio, visual, and information communications technologies, including projection, display, audio, lighting, conferencing and interactive touch technologies and systems, spanning education, government, transportation, entertainment, hospitality, building, enterprise, and media.

Attendees also gained valuable insights on technology updates and industry best practices at the concurrent InfoComm MEA Summit.

“The Middle East and Africa is witnessing tremendous growth in the audiovisual market and that’s clearly the case here in Dubai,” said Richard Tan, Executive Director, InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd. “The strong growth we have seen this year in visitor numbers and the range of solutions we have seen from exhibitors highlights just how well positioned this region is for the future.”

Driven by large infrastructure developments such as the World Expo 2020 in Dubai and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, the MEA audiovisual market is projected to grow from USD 2.79 billion in 2012 to USD 4.63 billion by 2016, according to InfoComm International.

The development of Smart Cities across the region, including in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, is also set to boost expenditure on world-class security systems, including CCTV systems, control rooms, and conferencing systems.

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