EXHIBITOR TESTIMONIALS - DEAL 2016
Mr. Prakash Vivekanand, Managing Director
Amusement Services International (ASI), UAE
We are a seventeen year old company and we have exhibited in DEAL show for the last seventeen years. So DEAL was pretty much the launch pad for the company. DEAL has connected us with MENA region and probably rate DEAL as the second best amusement show after IAAPA that happens in the US. DEAL is a complete package offering us with wide varieties, it has a balance of things that you get for a theme park, and you can get for indoor entertainment facilities, and other entertainment facilities. DEAL offers something for everyone so I think that is what makes DEAL a very interesting show.
Mr. Nabil A. Kassim - General Manager
Warehouse of Games
We have been participating at the DEAL show since 1997, it is about nineteen years we have been doing so. DEAL show is the only show we can showcase our products. We definitely will be exhibiting at DEAL the next year.
Mr. Stefano Moser - Marketing Manager
I think we have been participating at the DEAL show already from the 1998, and that is many years ago. We chose DEAL because it is the best show in the Gulf area and connects us to the target audience in the region. We are always happy to come here as customers come to the show, so that is very important at the end of the day.
Mr. Mark Horwood, Managing Director
The United Distributing Company (UDC)
UDC consider the DEAL show to be one of the most important in the world for us and our customers. Right from the beginning we have been participating at the DEAL show - for over twenty years. DEAL and Dubai is the centre of industry for the entire region and draws customers from much further afield. We absolutely will be exhibiting at DEAL the next year as well.
Mr. Simon Foulkes – Sales & Marketing Director
This is our tenth year of exhibiting at DEAL. We chose DEAL because we wanted to break into the Middle Eastern market and explore the potential. We have gone all the way to the countries around the Gulf; we have gone far over as Turkey, Cyprus and Egypt as well. The quality of the leads has been much better this year. We have been supplying this area for so long that now they are wanting content and that is what we could deliver. Yes we will be exhibiting at DEAL the next year.
Shuhaib Abdul Rahiman, Managing Director
DEAL never fails to surprise you! This year we witnessed greater amounts of energy and a number of genuine clients from all over the World, making it our best DEAL show yet! As the leisure industry keeps growing rapidly, I'm excited to see the show grow too and take on bigger challenges in the years to come.
Hagop Kulegec, Managing Director
Since four years we have been actively participating in DEAL. We appreciate DEAL in the Middle East region for having such an exhibition on a large scale. We have many customers and clients in this region because of which we prefer to return next year. We have good experience and we have made many new friends in DEAL.
Mohamed. A. M. Janahi, Brand Manager
DWe have been exhibiting DEAL since 2008 and DEAL helps us in targeting the right clients. At the DEAL show you will find all sorts of suppliers of MENA region. It is not only about exhibiting; it is also about finding partnerships, finding suppliers, creating new business alliances. The energy somehow benefits, it is not just about exposing our products.
Mehmet Nacak, Sales Manager
We have been at DEAL for the last few years. We are here because we would like to expand our sales into MENA region. So far it was a good experience, and yes it's better than last year. Hope to revisit DEAL next year.
Andrea Bisi, Director
We have been participating at DEAL since the very first show. Since the opening of our office in the Middle East in 2008 we have been very active in the market. We chose DEAL because it is the biggest and the most important show in the region and for our industry. Our presence in the Middle East market is very crucial and will definitely visit next year.
Michela Favero, Sales Manager
It's been five good years at DEAL. This is the main show for MENA region and since Gulf region is our focused market. We are hoping to visit next year.
Arthur Blok, Sales and Business Development Manager
HPS Middle East LLC
It's been three years now. We chose DEAL because this is where all amusement park stakeholders are attending and we get so many meetings from this show. The experience is nice because we are getting a lot of sales meets during this event. Yes we would be exhibiting at DEAL the next year as well.
Nisrine Osman, U.S. & International Business Development
Since 2010 we have been exhibiting at DEAL. It is a great market for us in the Middle East. The experience is very good, an excellent one indeed. We come every year; we keep expanding our market in the Middle East and also beyond the Middle East. Last year we did have a great footfall, we have to see how this year goes. We would be exhibiting at DEAL the next year as well.
Amr Kamel, Managing Director
We have been participating in the DEAL show since 1996. The show was not named DEAL initially. The name was something else then they changed it to DEAL. We chose DEAL because it was the only exhibition for entertainment at that time in the Middle East and it is good and we find some good customers every year. We would be exhibiting at DEAL show the next year as well.
Fahad Fouad Bubshait, CEO
Mantech Company LTD.
" This was our first time exhibiting at DEAL and, leading up to it, we didn't really know what to expect. What we ended up with was beyond our expectation. The relationships we gained alone was worth the investment. It was truly a great platform where we can reach out to many potential customers, buyers, and partners, all with intentions to buy and do business. The feedback we received allowed us to pivot certain areas in our company and open a new business line all together on the spot (with clients signing with us out of the DEAL show). It was an amazing experience, we were excited to showcase how far we have come and we can't wait for the next one."
Wassim Shaya, Managing Partner
Mint Creative Production
This is the second year for Mint Creative Production at DEAL. This is the only show into the entertainment industry, rides and theming in the region, I believe that you should concentrate to get more investors and developers to the show, taking into consideration the huge growing into edutainment and leisure business in the region. There is a big number of merchandizing stands which I suggest to have a separate section for them. Hopefully yes we will be exhibiting at DEAL 2017.
Donna Deng, International Sales
We have been exhibiting at the DEAL show from 2015. We chose DEAL because Middle East has been a very good market for us. We got a lot of customers here. For sure we will be exhibiting at DEAL the next year as well.
Kubilay Alpdogan, Director of Sales and Design
We have been participating in the DEAL show for more than eight years now and every year we are expanding our booths and this year we have one of the largest stands in DEAL. We chose DEAL because we are coming out of Turkey and actually this is our big garden, I mean UAE and GCC countries so we want to expand our operations here. That is why DEAL is the best spot for us to make our mark.
Mike Smith, Sales Representative
This is our ninth year in exhibiting at the DEAL show. The show is by far the best attended in the region, and we have had great success over the years. See you in 2017, we wouldn’t miss it!
Michael Nowak, Marketing Manager
Rhode Island Novelty
This is our second year in exhibiting at the DEAL show, so we started last year in 2015. We chose DEAL because DEAL is one of those great shows, amusement shows of the area that brings everybody in the industry from amusements to entertainment and brings them all together. We have been part of this industry for thirty years and now we want to bring it to the Middle East. I think it is a great platform; it has a lot of innovation, lot of great ideas happening here. So a great market, a robust market we are sure we will be able to get spotted. We would love to exhibit next year at DEAL.
Ahmed El Komy, President
Switch Middle East
We have been participating at the DEAL show since the beginning 1996, for about twenty years now. Every year we have been quite happy with DEAL for sure. It is the only entertainment show in the Middle East, actually the one that we can see our clients and become permanent for us to be an every year exhibitor. I am going to be exhibiting at DEAL next year for sure.
Joanne Romero Ocampo, Marketing Manager
This is already year seven for us to be exhibiting at the DEAL show, so it is since 2009. DEAL is a good turning point and platform for us to meet clients in the Middle East. In the past shows we have met several clients who have brought some pretty good leads for us. In terms of getting the people here, getting the good buyers it has brought some pretty good leads for us. Yes as far as I know we are still joining the DEAL show until next year.
Jenny Lu, Office Manager
Whitehouse Leisure International
I have been here at the DEAL show from six to seven years now. We chose DEAL because it is the premium show for the Middle East market. We probably will be exhibiting at DEAL next year also.
Aileen Zhang, Sales Manager
Three years we have been at the DEAL show. We believe that it is a good show for this kind of market and for the Arabian market in particular. We have had a good experience. We will be exhibiting at DEAL the next year also.
Antonio Zamperla, Chief Operations Officer
Since the very beginning we have been exhibiting at the DEAL show. We chose DEAL because it is the best way to showcase our products and it is the trade show for the region in the Middle East and Africa. It is one of the most powerful and most interesting show in Middle East. We are ready to be exhibiting at DEAL next year again.
SOME NEW EXHIBITORS AT DEAL THIS YEAR:
Hassan Hotait, Head of Sales
Interactive Laser Games
It is our first leisure show in Dubai. We want to learn more about the Arabic market and so on. We chose DEAL because it is a new market. It is in the Arabian market that we want to bring our products. Yes the experience is nice as we had qualitycustomers. It was a very good show. I think we will be exhibiting at DEAL the next year as well.
Jim Lewis, Marketing Manager
Jon Richards Company
This is our first year of exhibiting at DEAL. We chose DEAL because we are working on a project with DPR on Bollywood and motion games and we are actually starting up a business here, a subsidiary. We are going to have that in another six weeks, so we are having another location here. It is a great platform.
Sherry, Marketing Manager
We have not taken part in the show ever before, this is our first time in exhibiting at DEAL. We joined DEAL because we want to open a new market in Dubai. Middle East is a very good platform for expanding our business.
Su Kefei, Chairman
This is our first time to Dubai to do our exhibition and first time at the DEAL show. So far the experience is very good, the clients are very good in quality and we are experiencing hundreds of quality clients per day so it is very nice. DEAL is a theme park facilities show and all the related issues, so our company is also doing the landscaping including artificial trees, rockworks, waterfalls and those kinds of projects. We think there might be a lot of related clients as they would be interested in our products. Prospective customers have showed good interest in our products. Yes sure we will be exhibiting at DEAL next year also.
Suphi Aydiner, General Manager
This is our first time in exhibiting at DEAL. We chose DEAL because we think this is an important market for Turkey and for Middle East. Our culture is similar. We thought it would be an advantageous thing to join DEAL. It is very nice and a good exhibition. Yes we have gained good customers. Hopefully yes we would be exhibiting at DEAL the next year.
AMUSEMENT OPERATOR & FRANCHISE SHOWCASE
Mr. Fahad Al Othaim, President
Al Othaim Group
DEAL has been a trendsetter in this region as it has known for being setting benchmarks in the entertainment and amusement industry. The DEAL experience is very good, an excellent one indeed. We come every year as we keep expanding our market in the Middle East and meet an excellent quality customer base here.
Mr. Mishal Al Hokair, Deputy CEO
DEAL is a converging point which fetches all the operators, manufacturers, suppliers and service providers together and showcases what's new in the market in terms of products and services and the developments made in the theme park industry. Leisure and amusement is a huge sector with massive opportunities and we will continue to add uniqueness, excitement and fun to this segment through new and innovative leisure and amusement concepts.
Silvio Liedtke, COO
DEAL is a strategic event and brings the top of the range solutions and technologically advanced play structures into our growing Middle Eastern markets. DEAL reached out to the FEC industry not only in the UAE but the entire region, as it influences the stakeholders' networking locally and internationally.
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