Second Edition of

Arab Carpet & Flooring Expo

An International Carpet & Flooring Exhibition!

September 2017
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)

Arab Carpet Expo along with the incorporated Arab Flooring Expo, Yarn and Fiber Expo and the International Green Carpet and Flooring Conference in 2017, will run for the second time, and have the objective of providing a set of world-class international events in the symbolic city of Abu Dhabi at the award-winning ADNEC venue.
Abu Dhabi is the symbolic and chosen city for these events due to the presence of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which owns the world's largest hand-made carpet and has truly world-class flooring. This unique carpet, made especially for Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque by around 1,300 Iranian carpet knotters, measures 5,627 m2 (60,570 sq ft). Its weight is 35 tonnes, has approximately 2.27 Billion knots and took approximately two years to complete. It was made from Cotton, and Wool sourced from New Zealand and Iran. - (see Google interactive tour).

Arab Carpet Expo and its incorporated Events aim to make Abu Dhabi the hub of Carpet and Flooring in the MENA region by providing a platform for the world's very best to showcase their products, services, technologies and innovations every year, now with the second edition in 2017. No other event in the region provides a platform such as this for exhibitors, sponsors, visitors, delegates and all other interested individuals and parties to participate in a set of events that focus specifically and only on carpet and flooring and to take advantage of the abundant economic, social, educational and environmental opportunities that exist locally and regionally in this space (see Exhibitors page for more information).

The following illustration provides an overview of the structure of Arab Carpet Expo, its incorporated events and their respective categories of participation...


Market Opportunity Highlights

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is set to be transformed by US$100B worth of construction projects, which include housing, education, transport and other developments. As stated by Fahad Al Raqbani, director general of Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, "These projects will emphasize the economic competitiveness of the Emirate, empower the role of the private sector and sustain the local economy's growth in a manner that will lead to accomplishing the objectives of the economic vision 2030."**

United Arab Emirates

The UAE is seeing renewed development, with the pickup in the Dubai real estate and tourism markets set to be reinforced by Dubai winning the right to host Expo 2020. Figures from the Department of Economic Development reveal the GDP of Dubai has grown over 4.5% in 2014, with the main drivers of the economy being tourism, trade, transportation and real estate. The UAE market is on track to reach the levels of investment last seen before the recession. It is also good to see that there are USD 12Billion of previously stalled projects within the country which have now resumed construction.**

**Source: Deloitte GCC Powers of Construction 2014

MENA Value of Projects 2014-2020 (USD Million)

Source: MEED Projects

Key MENA Construction Market Drivers

The MENA Construction Market (of which the Carpet and Flooring Industry is a key contributor) is experiencing strong year on year growth as a result of heavy government investments and a number of key market drivers including...

  • Dubai World Expo 2020

  • Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

  • Substantial Population & Growth (Currently 800 Million in MENA)

  • Significant Social Housing, Education and Healthcare Investments

  • Growing Tourism & Hospitality Needs

  • Commercial, Residential, Industrial and Retail Infrastructure Developments

  • Exhibitor Profile

    The types of Exhibitors participating in Arab Carpet Expo and its Incorporated Events include but are not limited to:

  • Manufacturers
  • Importers/Exporters
  • Franchise Dealers & Retailers
  • Wholesale Traders & Distributors
  • Equipment & Components
  • Floor, Parquet & Tile Layers
  • Construction Companies
  • Service Providers
  • Carpet and Rug Manufacturers
  • Yarn/Fiber Producers
  • Carpet Recyclers
  • Tools, Machinery & Technology Providers
  • Cleaning & Application Companies
  • Visitor Profile

    The types of Visitors participating in Arab Carpet Expo and its Incorporated Events include but are not limited to:

  • Building Authorities and Associations
  • Civil Engineers, Builders and Developers
  • Planning Officers, Architects and Designers
  • Construction Professionals
  • Contractors/Project Managers
  • Manufacturers and Wholesalers
  • Retailers and Distributors
  • Hotel Owners and Investors
  • Home Owners and Private Buyers
  • Floor and Carpet Layers, Importers/Exporters
  • Facility and Property Managers
  • Consultants and Trade Media

  • Join us at the ONLY Carpet & Flooring FOCUSED Expo in the Middle East & North Africa!


    Arab Carpet & Flooring Expo Will Be Held At

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) is located at the heart of Abu Dhabi and was inaugurated in February 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The venue has a diverse yearly calendar of over 300 events that is growing year by year, welcoming more than 1.5 Million visitors annually. ADNEC is a multi-award winning venue offering organisers of exhibitions, conferences and live events an indoor space of 73,000 square metres. This incorporates two large conference halls that can each seat 1,000 people, 20 meeting rooms, 11 halls, a purpose-built banquet facility that can seat 700 people in a dinner setting and a multi-functional 7,920 square metre, 6000 seat conference centre facility. The venue also boasts a range of restaurants, cafes, shops, onsite hotels and business facilities as well as outdoor event spaces and the stunning Waterfront Quayside.


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    Organiser Contact Information

    ExCo Media Limited

    ExCo Media Ltd | Building 3, Chiswick Business Park | 566 Chiswick High Road | London W4 5YA | United Kingdom

    Inquiries: +44 (0)20 3393 7677