With the Middle East and Africa (MEA) among the fastest-growing regions in the world for AV technology, InfoComm MEA 2013, held last month in Dubai, showcased the latest audiovisual communications technology and posted strong growth figures in attendance. Specific product categories with rapid growth in MEA include videoconferencing, control systems, and displays — is increasingly used across a wide range of vertical markets, from education to hospitality.
Middle East and Africa’s pro-AV technology market is projected to grow from USD 1.92 billion in 2009 to USD 4.34 billion by 2015, according to trade association InfoComm International.
Co-located at GITEX Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Centre, InfoComm MEA 2013 ran from Oct. 20-24. This year’s show saw a 23 percent increase in visitors to 14,770 unique visitors, and featured 184 exhibitors from 33 countries across nearly 10,000 square metres of exhibition space, according to the event’s organizers. Of the 14,770 unique visitors, 89 percent were crossovers from GITEX. 83 percent of exhibitors said their participation was worthwhile, with 91 percent citing high-quality visitors, per a show survey.
Abdulla Al Bahrani, AGM Digital Service, Ministry Of Education, Oman, said: “The entire InfoComm MEA set up within GITEX is great, bringing together AV technology and equipment under one roof. Attending the event helped us in our annual sourcing process and meeting potential suppliers, and we plan on developing business relationships with several exhibitors.”
As part of the InfoComm MEA Summit, attendees participated in a variety of educational and networking sessions on market perspectives and technology updates for specific industries.
InfoComm MEA organizers — InfoComm Asia Pte Ltd., the Asia Pacific regional subsidiary of InfoComm International, and the Dubai World Trade Centre — are planning for next year. For more information on the show, click here.