International Property Show lives up to its name

The three-day International Property Show (IPS) in Dubai attracted 11,456 visitors as well as exhibitors from 48 countries, with more than 80% signing up for the next event in 2015

The International Property Show in Dubai has lived up to its name by attracting exhibitors from 48 countries and delegates from 105 countries.

Organisers say there were large delegations from Turkey and India at the event which was attended by 11,356 real estate professionals and investors.

Official data on attendance at the three-day International Property Show (IPS) show, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has just been released.

IPS1The top 10 visiting countries were United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Turkey, Russia, the UK, Pakistan, Morocco and Kuwait.

Most visitors (16.7%) were investment agencies, property developers accounted for 14.4%, real estate agents and brokers 13.1%, property consultants 9.2%, individual investors 7.3% and media and marketing 6.7%.

“The participating exhibitors represented 48 countries and covered all aspects of the real estate, construction and investment sectors occupying 13,680 square metres of exhibition space.

“Good visitor quality and the amount of new business prospects met at this year’s show were listed as the key success factors by participating exhibitors. Together with the strong international character, these factors testify the International Property Show’s on-going and growing success.”

Next year’s show takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 30 March until 1 April 2015 and more than 80% of exhibitors at this year’s even plan to return.

Adam Partridge, Sales Manager, Middle East, of Al France Property, says, “Expanding year-on-year encouraged us to participate for the first time at this year’s International Property Show. Our expectations were met, experiencing good levels of visitors to our stand with an appetite for French real estate, as well as a bustling and vibrant atmosphere over the three days. This in turn led to us booking the same stand for 2015.”

Union Properties, which launched two projects at the show, says “the event and networking was interactive and valuable”, says General Manager Ahamad Al Marri.

Survey results show that 85% of exhibitors were satisfied with the impact of branding at the show, 84% with new business contacts they met and 83% with expected post-show business deals.

The show includes the International Property Show conference, which was backed by the Dubai Land Department and organised in partnership by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. It focuses on how frontier and emerging markets can attract sustainable real estate investment.

By Adrian Bishop, Editor, OPP Connect

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