(Dubai) – INDEX 2016 will feature events to engage the design community, including the Design Talks seminar series.
Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from May 23 – 26, INDEX 2016 serves as the Middle East’s sourcing platform for interiors and design products. Home to over 30,000m2 of global brands and suppliers for hospitality, residential and retail projects, this year’s event will include exhibitors from six core show sectors: Lighting and Textiles, Art & Décor, Furniture & Furnishings, Kitchen & Bathroom.
Design Talk seminar series will feature a comprehensive range of panel discussions, presentations and workshops focusing on business, design and trends. Additions to this year’s programme include a presentation hosted by award winning designer Karim Rashid, who will share his thoughts on ‘Sensual Minimalism’ and the Design Innovation Forum, a thought-provoking look at the challenges and opportunities of innovative design.
During the show, the Middle East Interior Design & Architecture Awards will recognise outstanding interior design and architecture projects across the Middle East and North Africa. These awards will be open to all interior designers and architects for design projects located in the MENA region. Meanwhile, the prestigious Product Design Awards will honour excellence and innovation in product design for the residential and commercial sectors, open exclusively to INDEX 2016 exhibitors.
The event will welcome up to 30,000 architecture, design and interior professionals across the four-day event, offering B2B networking opportunities with industry leaders, and will boost brand visibility to expand exporting channels.