Networking Opportunities

At workspace at INDEX, using the event for its excellent networking opportunities is one of the most popular reasons to exhibit. With over 17 years of experience in hosting the largest and only commercial design event in the region, we ensure that your company receives face-time with the people that truly make a difference to your business. , through hosting a number of bespoke networking events that guarantee you can meet the people you need to during the event.

In 2016, over $1.4bn of new business was generated as a result of networking between exhibitors and visitors taking part in workspace at INDEX. This was achieved through 4-days of meetings, product sourcing, introductions and client meetings.

Senior managers and decision makers from these influential companies attended workspace at INDEX 2016 to source new products and make purchases:

  • Al Tayer Group
  • Al Futtaim
  • Al Jaber Group
  • Atlantis, The Palm
  • Bloomingdales
  • Chalhoub Group
  • DAMAC Properties
  • Etihad
  • Emirates Airline
  • Four Seasons Hotel
  • Galleries Lafayette
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Hilton Group
  • Home Centre
  • Jumeirah Hospitality
  • Kempinski Hotel Group
  • KEO
  • Landmark Group
  • Laura Ashley
  • Marina Home
  • NAGA Architects & Design
  • Nakheel
  • PAN Emirates Furnishings
  • Palazzo Versace Hotel
  • Perkins + Will
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • The ONE Total Home Experience
  • Wilson Associates
  • Worwood

Middle East Interior Design & Architecture Awards:

Sponsors of MEIDA Awards benefit from a vast array of business benefits, in addition to raising their profile amongst major decision makers and leaders from the interiors, design and architecture industry. Align your business with the very best projects being delivered in the MENA region today. 

Retail Design Buyer and Design Buyer Speed Networking Event*

A successful initiative through which high profile members of the retail and interior design community are invited to meet with exhibitors over a series of quick pre-appointed meetings. Companies that have attended our networking events include: Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Landmark Group, Pan Emirates, Marina Home, IKEA, Home Centre and many more.

*These events are free-to-attend as part of your participation at the INDEX Design Series.

The ONE VIP Lounge

The VIP Programme recognizes all C-Level Executives who are involved in Design, Architecture, Government and related industries.  Benefits of being a VIP are fast track entry, access to VIP Lounges, VIP Parking and being recognized as a VIP to all of our shows.


  • Design Talks Sponsor


Media Partners

  • AEC Online

  • Design 4 2day

  • Eye of Dubai

  • Eye of Riyadh

  • Lamasat

  • Interior Design

  • Construction Week

  • Architect

  • Office Bit

  • Retail Focus

  • Work Design Magazine