09/08/2017 – News / Glass / Gulf Glass / Middle East / dmg Events
The MENA construction market registers soaring demand for glass
To supplement the burgeoning needs of the glass industry in the Middle East, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa is gearing up for the return of Gulf Glass – the MENA region’s leading flat and container glass event.
Comprising of properties that make it a fully-recyclable material, glass has in recent years been gaining considerable popularity with the construction fraternity, who are increasingly seeking out innovative and green construction solutions.
In 2015, Cision Research and Markets valued the construction glass market at US$81.9 billion and has more recently forecasted a 7.6 per cent CAGR up to 2022.
In particular, developers have been welcoming innovative processes in buildings that incorporate energy-efficient cooling, heating and lighting solutions. Opportunities stretch from the solar energy sector (where glass is a principle material in the manufacture of PV panels), to value-added architectural considerations such as acoustics and utility reduction.
Recent activities pay testament to this growing sustainability trend, including Moblik – the Telecommunications Authority (TRA) in Abu Dhabi – being awarded a Gold LEED certification and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) committing to maximise reliance on clean energy by Expo 2020 Dubai.
It is within such a buoyant context that Gulf Glass returns from 25-27 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre for its seventh edition. The show will feature 140 regional and international exhibiting brands, alongside connecting over 4,500 professionals from the glass, glass manufacturing and processing industries. The Middle East’s largest flat and container glass event will again facilitate business networking interactions, helping industry professionals to remain updated with the latest trends and opportunities in this swiftly expanding market.
Gulf Glass is co-located with the Outdoor, Design & Build Show, FM Expo, and Windows, Doors & Façades.