(UAE) – Show rescheduled from January to late September.
Light Middle East has been rescheduled from January to September 2021, organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East (MFME) has announced.
The three-day event was initially set to run in January 2021, but will now take place from 28-30 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, where it will co-locate with two other MFME-organised shows: SPS Automation Middle East, a platform for industrial automation solutions; and Middle East Cleaning Technology Week.
Dishan Isaac, Senior Show Manager for Light Middle East, said the move is widely supported after careful consideration and consultation with industry stakeholders, including exhibitors, trade professionals and supporting associations.
“Moving Light Middle East to September 2021 is in the best interest of our valued customers, and the co-location with SPS Automation Middle East and Middle East Cleaning Technology Week offers a level of synergy around the built environment,” said Isaac.
“In its 15th edition, Light Middle East 2021 will solidify its position as the region’s number one networking and sourcing platform for the entire scope of architectural, decorative, technical, industrial, indoor and outdoor lighting solutions.
“The platform will be packaged with the return of the THINKLIGHT Forum, offering insights and reflection on the evolution of our industry, particularly in light of the pandemic we’re now navigating.”
The newly rescheduled event, which is expected to welcome more than 300 exhibitors and 6,000 visitors, will open just a few days ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai, which takes place from 1 October 2021, through to 31 March 2022.
“Held under the theme Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract more than 25 million visitors, with 70% coming from outside the UAE,” added Isaac.
“Once Light Middle East concludes, international exhibitors and visitors can take advantage of their time in Dubai and explore the myriad country pavilions and unique features of this six-month long mega event.”