20 Nov dmg events continues expansion into Africa with office in Egypt – Regional expansion continues for events business
dmg events, a leading international events company, has strengthened its commitment
to the Egyptian exhibition market and has established a local entity in Egypt, to facilitate
continued expansion into this key market for the Middle East and Africa.
Expanding their regionally prominent Big 5 brand, dmg events successfully launched The
Big 5 Construct Egypt in September 2018. This will be joined by two more confirmed
events for 2019. Ports Evolution catering for the booming Ports and Logistics market and
The Food & Hospitality Show Egypt on 26-24 June 2019, which will support the turnaround
in Egypt’s HORECA, food retail and food manufacturing sectors that began at the end of
These events respond to opportunities emerging from a resurgent Egyptian economy.
The country’s construction sector has more than 1,400 active projects with a combined
estimated value of 348.2$bn. Many of these are essential to the hospitality sector, where
Egypt led all African countries in hotel construction last year, thanks to the 53 new hotel
projects it has underway. In the food sector total retail food sales stood at 70$bn in 2015, a
figure forecast to rise to 98$bn by 2020.
“With the largest population in the Arabic speaking world – 97 million people – and an
economy widely forecast to be the third fastest-growing in the world over the coming
decade, Egypt is an important source of growth for our business,” said Matt Denton –
President, dmg events. “Establishing a permanent presence allows us to better serve our
event participants. It also enables us to become experts in the local market and foster
stronger partnerships with government entities and industry bodies. We have great plans
for Egypt, both in the domestic market and as a regional hub, watch this space for more
announcements soon.. ”
The permanent base in Egypt will also support the growth of the firm’s established Egyptian
brands, including the energy event EGYPS, held under the patronage of His Excellency
Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, which will see its third edition
in 2019 and the Egyptian Coatings Show, which has been running since 1997.
The new Egypt office joins dmg events established offices in the United Arab Emirates (HQ),
Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Canada and Singapore.
About dmg events
dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.
We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create
vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.
dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000
attendees and delegates every y ear. The company’s portfolio of products includes many
industry leading events such as The Big 5 construction shows and energy events like
ADIPEC and Gastech.
Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the
largest media companies in the United Kingdom.
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), an international portfolio of information, media
and events businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange. DMGT manages a diverse,
multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of around 1.5£bn, that provide
businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and
DMGT is also a founding investor and the largest shareholder of Euromoney Institutional
Investor PLC and ZPG PLC.