ENG celebrates a grand closure at the Airport Show

Dubai, 13th May, 2014: The 14th Airport Show, which concluded on Tuesday after a three-day run, has been a resounding success for both the exhibitors and industry visitors.

Mr. Rehan Merchant, Group CEO of Emirates Neon Group, one of the pioneering visual communications companies in the Middle East, exhibiting at the show said, “This year’s show was bigger than the previous editions with futuristic technologies into signage’s being displayed.”

ENG displayed a sourcing booth at the show, where clients could have a one-on-one consultation with a team of experts from ENG. Mr. Merchant says, “This was a great exhibition and of tremendous impact for our signage division. This exhibition gave us an opportunity to interact with potential customers and showcase our strength in airport signage. The airports in the Middle East and Africa region, are fast transforming and require support in world class signage technology and we are geared up to offer the best-in-class technology, equipment and people to meet the expectations of the evolving industry.”

ENG has implemented its specialized services in signage across most of the prestigious projects in the UAE including the Dubai Airports, the Dubai Metro and other landmark notable projects. Currently, the company has project teams on site in Salalah, Oman, implementing a sizeable scope of works at the Salalah International Airport (MC5). Apart from the various traditional signage works being provided, ENG is also providing the digital signage, internal and external metal works and traffic directional signs for the entry and exit to the airport and into the city. Says Mr. Merchant, “The whole of Middle East is experiencing a huge expansion of airports, making it a huge market for us to explore. In addition, the signage at the airports are integrated with international standards to adhere to the best practices followed globally. Our expertise in offering cutting-edge technology and our involvement from the design and architecture phase makes it easy for us to stick to these international standards.”

Signage today acts as one of the most important component at the airports that offers vital information, direction for the customers. “The main objective of these signage is being customer friendly. Being in the industry for a very long time, ENG has been able to equip itself with some core competencies into signage which includes a highly competent project management team of individuals.”

ENG started its operations in 1970 and since then has been a major player in the Signage and Out of Home (OOH) Media. “The Airport show was a grand success. We had several enquiries from various visitors including further developments in Oman, the Bahrain Airport and Dar Al Handasah. We also had positive enquires from the North Africa, West Africa and Levant region for terminal signage. The meeting with the developers from Dubai World Central (DWC) for Al Maktoum International Airport and the city to be built around it was outstanding. Overall, it was a great platform for us to connect and network with some of the most influential companies and government organizations.  We are optimistic that most of these enquires will turn into potential sign-offs,” concluded Mr. Merchant.

The 14th edition of the Airport Show was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and with the support of DCAA, Dubai Airports and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) among others.