about INDEX

INDEX is the Middle East and North Africa’s largest gathering for the design community.

Now celebrating its 30th year of welcoming over 1,000 international and local companies transform the Dubai World Trade Centre into a creative playground for the region’s design and fit-out community. You’ll meet new local brands, trend-setting start-ups and the biggest international names in the interior furnishings scene. It's the home of trends, the future of technology, a materials discovery and a buyers paradise. 

INDEX is unique, located centrally to the world, over 70% products are international. From China to America, Africa to Italy this event stands alone in its ability to bring a broad variety of sectors and products in a truly global hub for interior designers and architects. 

INDEX is the biggest and most important celebration of all things Design and Hospitality. MEDHW showcased the most important brands form the design and hospitality communities. Visitors attending will not only come from the UAE, but will also include neighbouring GCC countries, India, Russia and East North Africa.

With over 50 years of show heritage, MEDHW will see 1000s more exhibitors, 50,000+ visitors and more inspiration and creativity, innovation and networking opportunities than ever before, all in one place from 14-16 September 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 

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This second edition of the new INDEX Design Talks Online series will provide a privileged insight into how real-world creative business leaders are negotiating current commercial and legal challenges during this unprecedented interruption to “normal” market conditions, and sharing their visions for recovery, consolidation and future growth. 

Register now to join these four leading experts in a live and candid conversation around some of the key business and legal realities facing the creative industries at this time and to hear how they’re charting a path forward.

• Kathryn Athreya, Managing Director - Roar
• Stuart Allen, Managing Director & Founder - AAID
• Lee McMahon, CEO & Founder - Support Legal
• Marina Mrjden-Petrovic, Ex-Editor - Commercial Interior Design magazine and Marketing & Business Development Manager – OFIS


Kathryn Athreya

Managing Director, ROAR

Stuart Allen

Managing Director & Founder, Allen Architecture Interiors Design

Lee McMahon

CEO & Founder, Support Legal

Marina Mrjden-Petrovic

Ex-Editor - Commercial Interior Design magazine and Marketing & Business Development Manager – OFIS


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  • Supporting Association

  • Premium Media Partner

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  • Corporate Hospitality Partner

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  • Premium Media Partner

  • Official Airline Partner

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  • Premium Media Partner

  • Official Show Magazine Partner – INDEX HOME

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  • Entertainment Partner

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  • Lead Partner for The Trend Tour

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  • Premium Media Partner

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  • Premium Media Partner

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  • Travel & Visa Partner

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  • Recruitment Partner

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  • Official Construction Intelligence Partner

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  • Featured Exhibitor


Media Partners

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  • Equipment Tools for Professionals

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  • FX

  • G & G Magazine

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  • International Paint & Coatings Magazine


  • NA-Nuevo Azulejo

  • Textiles Para El Hogar

  • The Interior Design Italia

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  • thesignspeaking

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  • Timber Design & Technology

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