Dubai to host International Autumn Trade Fair 2015
Dubai will play host to the International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF) 2015 from 16-18 December 2015 at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Organisers said that UAE per capita trade reached USD 69,704 between 2011-2013, according to the ‘Trade Profiles’ report published by World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The same report added that UAE merchandise exports crossed AED 1392 billion (USD 379 billion) in 2013, while imports reached AED 922 billion (USD 251 billion) in the same period.
These statistics were highlighted on the announcement of IATF15. The exhibition in its 30th edition will attract over 200 companies from 13 nations of the world.
Satish Khanna, General Manager of Al Fajer Information & Services, organizers of the show, said: “Consumer goods trade is an essential contributor to the UAE’s GDP. Exhibitions like IATF bring together investors and trade visitors and witness wide scale partnerships and deals to further boost this industry. We anticipate that the 30th edition of IATF 2015 will achieve a greater success.”
Rupashree Singh, Exhibition Manager, International Autumn Trade Fair, added: “IATF is a mixed product trade fair and for 3 decades has been a premium destination for exhibitors to showcase their trends and products to a widely spread and rich Middle East and MENA market. Furthermore, the exhibition serves as a meeting point to educate people on how to be resource-efficient and sustainable in their daily lives and practices.”
IATF15 will put on display an array of products in kitchenware, tableware, bath-ware, glassware, home appliances, home d?cor & home textile, fashion and fashion accessories, light and electrical, travel goods. sports goods art, antiques & handicrafts, auto parts, building materials. carpets & wall coverings, cosmetics, perfumes & beauty aids, electronics & electrical, furniture, gifts & novelties, plus many more.
According to Singh, IATF15 reflects the enormous opportunities for potential buyers and traders who wish to expand their presence in the Middle East through Dubai. “IATF15 has attracted wider number of exhibitors thanks to the growing volume of trade in the UAE and the region. We are very excited for this edition of the show that is celebrating its 30th Anniversary”
Source: Emirates news agency