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RAK Exhibition Centre sees 27 percent increase in the visitors number during 2015

posted on 05/02/2016: 1554 views

The RAK Exhibition Centre, affiliated to RAK's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has seen a 27% increase in the number of visitors during 2015.

Twenty-four events, some independent and others under the chamber's auspices, attracted visitors throughout the year, including 15 exhibitions (up from 12 exhibitions in 2014), along with a variety of commercial, industrial and educational events.

Mohammed Al Sabab, Acting Director of the RAK Chamber, said that the UAE's exhibition industry is one of the most important drivers of the local economy and reflects the unique economic position of the UAE. Ras al-Khaimah has been working on attracting a series of exhibitions through its Exhibition Centre. He pointed out that this position plays a vital role in stimulating economic and tourism performance.

He explained that the number of visitors increased to 553,900 in 2015 - compared to 435,280 in 2015, a growth rate of 27%. This is due to the RAK Chamber's policy during the past year, which focused on high quality and specialised of exhibitions which would attracting the attention of professionals and other specific target audiences.

Mohammed Al Sabab referred to the RAK Chamber's ambitious plan for exhibitions in 2016, which includes many ideas and goals designed to attract specialist and government exhibitions and other events. A marketing department will be established to ensure use of the facilities during intervals, along with a variety of activities and goods on display - in line with developments in the exhibitions market. The plan also includes communicating with businessmen and investors to organise new exhibitions, and providing the required support to companies participating in specialized exhibitions in order to further develop these types of exhibitions in the emirate, in addition to organizing the 9th RAK Book Fair in its new format.

"For continued success, the new plan will support the exhibition centre by providing new services to RAK Expo, including an electronic advertising display screen, first aid room, goods entrance open 24 hours, organising exhibition inaugurations through RAK Expo's management, and publishing an annual guide along with a schedule of exhibitions," he added.

The RAK Exhibition Centre extends over an area of 37,400 square meters and is located in the Al Nakheel district, near the commercial markets and adjacent to the RAK Chamber building. – Emirates News Agency, WAM -


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