The first edition of the Urban Design & Landscape Expo (UDLE), which took place last year at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), was awarded Best Marketing Campaign for a trade event at the AEO Excellence Awards on June 14 in London.
On its debut, the show gathered over 90 exhibiting companies from around the globe, attracting more than 3,400 visitors. Beyond building a network of potential partners and clients in Dubai and the broader GCC region, UDLE enabled international and local companies to sign impressive deals and initiate new partnerships.
Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Director at dmg events said:
“The AEO Excellence Awards represent the best that the events industry has to offer. Winning the Best Marketing Campaign proves the added value that the Urban Design & Landscape Expo brings to the industry.
“Not only did it successfully promote the latest technologies and innovations for the growing urban green and open spaces in the Middle East, providing a real ROI to exhibiting companies. The event also gathered all of the region’s industry leaders under one roof to discuss the way forward to achieve greener, more sustainable and livable cities.”
The second edition of UDLE, Middle East’s only dedicated trade fair for urban, green and open spaces, will return to the DWTC from 25 to 28 November 2019. The show will be co-located once again with The Big 5, the region’s largest and most influential construction event, which attracts over 2,250 exhibitors and 70,000 participants from more than 130 countries.
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In 2019, UDLE will host local and international exhibitors, showcasing the latest solutions in urban design & landscaping, irrigation and drainage, machinery & equipment, sports & playgrounds, materials & components, specialist sectors, and design, planning & consulting.
After last year’s success, the event will increase its educational offer. Beyond running the second edition of the “Urban Design & Landscape Summit”, UDLE will introduce three days of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified workshops alongside the exhibition this year.
Commenting on the first edition of the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, Don Sharp, Director of Landscape Architecture at PARSONS, said:
“I think that the products’ range as well as getting access to the suppliers was great. Networking with them allowed us to keep up with the latest trends, materials and products.”
Farah Naz, Sustainability & Innovation Leader at Burohappold Engineering, added:
“The products presented at UDLE had lot of diversity and covered a wider range of markets, allowing quick access to the suppliers, which was fantastic! It is a refreshing platform for networking and knowledge sharing, assisting the industry to keep up with the latest trends, products, materials and markets.”
Looking at the 2019 edition of the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, Ian Rose, Senior Associate at Cracknell, said:
“I am very excited about the upcoming edition of the event, and look forward to discovering the speakers as well as the exhibitors and the new materials that will be presented at the Urban Design & Landscape Expo. I think it will be a great event.”
The Urban Design & Landscape Expo 2019 runs from 25 to 28 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre, alongside The Big 5, The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Middle East Stone, HVAC R Expo Dubai, and The Big 5 Solar.
To know more, visit www.udlexpo.com.
Hear from Don Sharp, Director of Landscape Architecture at PARSONS, Farah Naz, Sustainability & Innovation Leader at Burohappold Engineering, and Ian Rose, Senior Associate at Cracknell, in the below video: