Dubai, UAE: Paperworld Middle East, the region’s dedicated trade fair for paper, stationery, and office supplies including the Playworld Village, and Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East, a platform for gifts, accents, and lifestyle products, will run in May 2021, organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East confirmed today (14 October).
Originally scheduled for March 2021, Paperworld Middle East, in its 11th edition, and the debut of Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East will now take place from 24 – 26 May 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Syed Ali Akbar, Show Director for both exhibitions, said the decision to move the dates comes after extensive consultation with industry stakeholders, including exhibitors and trade partner associations.
“Paperworld Middle East will return with its full complement of international and local exhibitors, while the first edition of Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East will debut with some of the most innovative design-driven solutions for interior designers, distributors, and retailers of gifts and dining products, as well as finished leather goods,” said Mr Akbar.
“All our value-added features such as the Green Room for eco-friendly office supplies; and Playworld Village, presenting the magical world of children’s toys and games, will return, so there will be plenty to look forward to when the industry safely reunites under one roof for three days in Dubai.”
Paperworld Middle East will also feature the Remanexpo Pavilion, a dedicated area for OEM and aftermarket printer supplies, computer hardware and software.
The first edition of Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East will meanwhile showcase mid to high-end consumer goods, specifically oriented toward the giving and dining segments.
Here, exhibitors will present the entire gamut of the gifting and dining world, from trendy, designer gifts and luxury leather goods, to table decorations, crystal ware, glass, artworks, photo frames and candles, designer plastic and storage items.