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Rising non-oil trade helps logistics, says expert

Over 250 exhibitors expected at Materials Handling Middle East.
Dubai's non-oil foreign trade rose by 38% in 2008.
Dubai's non-oil foreign trade rose by 38% in 2008.

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With Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade rising by 38% last year to US$254 billion, the material handling sector is reaping the benefits of the increased trade passing through its major hubs.

That’s the opinion of executives at Materials Handling Middle East organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmBH, who say that over 250 exhibitors from 35 countries are primed to showcase their products at the event. 

“This growth is promising for the materials handling business as the material handling equipment, an integral part of any plant, warehouse or distribution system, is dependent on the general state of a nation's economy,” said Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen, senior show manager of Materials Handling Middle East.

“The UAE as a regional hub is set to play a significant role in production and consumption of machinery,” Bilikozen added.

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, the show will take place between 31st May and 2nd June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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