Contracts worth Dh1.2b signed at Deal 2015

International Expo Consults, a branch of Falak Holding, said that exhibitors at the Dubai Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure Expo (Deal) 2015 show have signed contracts worth over Dh1.2 billion.

The Deal show grew by 35 per cent over 2014. The show this year ushered in more than 300 firms from across 33 countries and attracted 7,189 trade visitors apart from 64 new exhibitors.

The numbers at the show prove that the amusement industry is growing at a fast and steady pace. Statistics indicate that the amusement and leisure industry is set to touch Dh118 billion by 2017 as per the Global Industry Analyst report.

The event is the Middle East’s gateway for all the participants and associates within the amusement and entertainment industry, which can boost their growth and give them a smooth transition into the region’s market. Deal 2016 is scheduled to be held between April 11 to 13 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

“We are delighted that the majority of our exhibitors have signed significant contracts during the show. Many meetings and business contacts have been created and developed as exhibitors reached out to several visitors and trade partners at the show. There has been a renewed zest in the industry and we are sure that the region will be witnessing state-of-the-art Family Entertainment Centres due to the products that were showcased at Deal,” said Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, chairman, IEC. —

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