Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s exclusive international design trade exhibition, DecoFair will be hosting its 9th edition from November 6 to 9, 2017 at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel in the presence of 120 exhibitors from all furniture and design sectors. Participation of 10 Arab and international countries in Decofair 2017 is backed by Saudi furniture and decoration imports exceeding 8 billion riyals in 2017.
Haya Al Sunaidi, Chairwoman of the Organising Committee, unveiled that the booming construction market in Saudi Arabia has led to an increase in demand for furniture, raising volume of imports to 2.2 billion US dollars (8.25 billion riyals) this year. Hence, the world’s leading companies in design were esteemed for participation in DecoFair 2017 as the largest regional platform to showcase latest new products and services in the industry.
Al Sunaidi expected participation of international companies representing United States, Britain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, UAE and Kuwait, in addition to Saudi companies and factories operating in the sector.
Rony Al-Haddad, Director of Exhibitions said: “Decofair 9th edition covers all sectors of furniture, lighting, design materials and services and home decorations.”
DecoFair facilitates gathering of major local and global furniture and design companies and is an opportunity for cooperation and trade communication and exchange of experiences among businesses and industry professionals; architects, designers, contractors, investors, hospitality and projects’ managers.
Preparations are also under way to launch the first “Decofair” Riyadh from March 6 to 8, 2018 at Al Faisaliah Hotel.
Saudi Arabia is the most attractive market in the Middle East in the field of furniture, providing great opportunities for growth and expansion in line with Vision 2030, which includes a mega program of investments amounting to 624 billion dollars over the next three years until 2020. With growth of the furniture market and interior design by 14% this year in line with the continued growth in the real estate market, over 120 projects will be launched during the next three years and more than 40,000 hotel rooms will be launched in Jeddah and Riyadh by 2018.
DecoFair will host the second edition of the “Decofair Design Award 2017”, with participation of the Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities.
Decofair Design Awards is a professional platform to support creative designers from all countries and to highlight their designs and projects so that business professionals and decision makers can communicate and collaborate with them, where participants will be assessed by a specialised jury of leading architects, international designers and real estate developers.