Index Saudi Arabia ... set to include Index Design Talks this year.

Index Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s premier interior design, furniture, and fit-out trade event, is set to be staged at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre this month (September 6 to 8).

Co-located with The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and Lighting Design and Technology Expo, the exhibition will offer an opportunity to source interior products for residential, commercial, retail and office projects, share knowledge and network with professionals from the hospitality, design, and project management fields.

Jasmeet Bakshi, Group Event Director commented: “Index Saudi Arabia serves as a leading platform for Saudi Arabia's buyers who demand quality interior products and services including furniture, lighting, décor, accessories, and textiles, amongst others, for the hospitality, commercial, residential and retail sectors. With the kingdom’s economy growing stronger, we are excited to hold the Index Saudi Arabia exhibition here for the industry buyers and sellers to meet and do business, forge long-term relationships and network with industry peers.”

According to industry reports, the global market for interior design services is poised to grow by $24.13 billion by 2025 and is projected to reach $255.4 billion by 2027. The upswing is attributed to increased construction activities worldwide, growing demand for commercial infrastructure sector, improvement in the standard of living and the introduction of premium interior design services.

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s fastest-growing real estate markets with an active $1.5 trillion worth of construction projects planned in the kingdom, with several multibillion-dollar projects under way that will spur the demand for interior décor and fit-outs.

Index Saudi Arabia, which offers businesses direct access to a highly targeted audience in the kingdom’s buoyant market, will have 77 per cent of the exhibitors representing global brands such as Famo, Sedus, Treelocate Foliage, Tekion, Inspired by Design, Yellowlegs Creation and Wilkhahn showcasing their products and solutions from Poland, Portugal, Italy, France, UAE, Netherlands, UK, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Morocco, Germany, South Korea, Russia, Czech Republic and Serbia.

Following the success of Index Design Talks in Dubai, the series of expert panel discussions is set to be launched for the first time in Saudi Arabia this month. This inaugural feature has already attracted an inspiring line-up of speakers to deliver insights, direction and inspiration, according to the organiser.

With a tailor-made programme developed around strategic issues affecting the industry, Index Design Talks, in association with leading sanitary solutions provider Geberit, will bring the design community together to hear from the industry’s most creative professionals.

The two-day forum will highlight key themes around wellness design, the metaverse, cultural and heritage architecture, luxury hospitality, technology in design and highlight young Saudi designers through case studies, research-based insights, and value-driven content.