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03 Jun. 2020

Press statement made on 3rd June 2020 announcing the event postponement to May 2021

dmg events has announced that the 30th edition of INDEX, the international interiors trade fair, has been postponed to 2021. Originally due to take place in September, it will now be held from Monday 31st May to Wednesday 2nd June alongside the co-located events: WORKSPACE, The Leisure Show and The Hotel Show.

In a statement announcing the postponement, organisers dmg events said the decision to postpone had been based on concerns around the global pandemic, accessibility, and for the wellbeing of exhibitors, visitors, speakers and delegates.

Katie McBride, Commercial Director Design, dmg events explains “Over the past few months, we've been astounded by the positivity and resilience creative businesses have shown when facing the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19.”

“This global pandemic has impacted the interiors community in multiple ways, not least the ability to meet face-to-face and see first-hand the latest innovations in design and products. With this in mind, and considering the important role that INDEX plays as a platform to facilitate networking, trade, and business connections in the Middle East, today we are announcing the postponement of the event to 31st May – 2nd June 2021, at Dubai World Trade Centre.”

“I am deeply moved by the perseverance of all our clients and customers during the last three months,” McBride continues “and whilst the situation is slowly improving, moving to 2021 will ensure we can provide a safe environment and a truly international event that delivers real value to the interiors industry in the Middle East.”

Andy White, SVP Design & Hospitality, dmg events, adds to the sentiment “We’ve made this decision based on concerns for the wellbeing of all involved in our event. The overwhelming response is that INDEX will be of more benefit for the whole industry by postponing it until May 2021.”

INDEX is the predominant trade destination for interiors professionals in the Middle East, providing 20,000+ visitors access to a global range of suppliers and manufacturers in furniture, furnishing, fit-out, textiles, lighting and surface materials. The next edition will see even more features, products and innovations to support the interiors industry and will take place from 31st May to 2nd June 2021 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Natalie Gurney
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