INDEX 2016: The global platform for interior design

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INDEX, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 23–26 May 2016 is the biggest sourcing platform for interiors and design products in the Middle East. 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 key product sectors: Art & Décor, Furniture, Furnishings, Kitchen & Bathroom, Lighting and Textiles.

INDEX will welcome up to 30,000 architecture, design and interiors professionals across the four-day event, offering exceptional B2B opportunities to make new connections, network with industry leaders, boost brand visibility and expanded exporting channels.

A number of activities will engage and inspire the design community. Some of these include the ‘Design Talks’ seminar series – a comprehensive range of panel discussions, presentations and workshops focusing on business, design and trends. This year’s programme features 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 and reward outstanding interior design and architecture projects across the Middle East and North Africa. These awards will be open to all interior designers, interior architects 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 exhibitors.