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Hometech Middle East Experiences Explosive Growth with The Largest Event In Show History


Hometech Middle East concluded Wednesday after hosting 230 exhibiting companies, making the 2007 event the largest in show history. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and produced by Messe Frankfurt, Hometech Middle East, the UAE’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, was held May 13-15, at the Dubai International Convention Center in Dubai, UAE.
Hometech Middle East 2007 was the largest in terms of overall growth, exhibiting companies and exhibit space. Exhibitor growth increased more than 50 percent over the 2006 show, with 230 companies debuting their latest products on the Hometech show floor, which consisted of more than 52,000 net square feet of exhibit space.

“The consumer electronics industry in the Middle East marketplace continues to boom, providing incredible opportunities for companies looking to expand internationally,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “CEA’s partnership with Hometech Middle East paves a road for our members to explore new international business opportunities in this rapidly expanding economy and allows CEA to promote our tradeshow, the International CES, to an international audience.”

As the UAE’s leading tradeshow for consumer technology, major global consumer electronics companies displayed their products at Hometech, including Audiovox, Mitek, Monster Cable and Sima Products. In addition, executives from CEA’s Board of Industry Leaders, including Noel Lee, head monster, Monster Cable and Jay McLellan, president and CEO, Home Automation Inc., as well as CEA’s Shapiro and Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Todd Thibodeaux, delivered remarks at the event.

As part of its commitment to grow the consumer technology industry and expand international business opportunities, CEA sponsored a delegation to Hometech Middle East, which included members of the CEA Board of Industry Leaders.

Hometech Middle East 2008 will be held May 25-27, 2008 at the Dubai International Convention Center.


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