Materials Handling Middle East (MHME), now on its fifth year, is scheduled to take place from May 31 to June 2 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
MHME 2009 will provide the exhibitors with the ideal business setting that encourages and initiates business transactions while maximising and pushing the potential of trade limits.
"It is encouraging to note that despite the worldwide economic downturn, Dubai International Airport registered a year-on-year increase of nine per cent in passenger traffic and 9.38 per cent in freight," said Elisabeth Brehl, managing director of Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organisers of MHME.
Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen, senior show manager of MHME, said: "Dubai's non-oil foreign trade with the rest of the world grew 38 per cent in 2008 to Dh934.7 billion ($254.5 billion), compared to Dh678.5 billion in 2007 according to figures released by Dubai World's Statistics Department."
MHME 2009 is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline and Group.