DMG events will launch a new interior design trade show, IQ Exhibition, in February 2015 in Doha, Qatar. The event, expected to take up about 150,000 square feet of the Qatar National Convention Centre, will actually be a collaboration of three smaller trade shows that have been held in other Middle Eastern countries in the past. They are INDEX, The Hotel Show, workspace @ INDEX (also formerly known as the Office Exhibition).
Anna Canning, event manager of what will be called the IQ exhibition, says in a statement that this will be “the flagship event in Qatar for residential and commercial interior design, hospitality interiors and solutions.”
“Private and government investment in Qatar's construction projects continues to rise, fuelling the demand for interior design across all sectors of the industry,” Canning says. “IQ will cater to the demands of all industry players and provide them with a platform to network and conduct business.”
Canning says she expects more than 200 exhibiting companies, some of which have already signed on.
"We secured a top brand 16 months before the show,” she says, “and have also gathered a considerable amount of interest from international and regional brands.”
Oman's Poly Products, “one of the largest manufacturers of superior quality bedding in the region,” confirmed its attendance.