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What Is Xposure International Photography Festival?

The Xposure International Photography Festival is your opportunity to join the Middle East’s largest gathering of photography professionals, and photographic trade suppliers. With a 9000sq.m. area for indoor elements of the festival that also include; seminars, training workshops, screenings and 12 photography exhibitions.

Who Can Attend The Show?

The show is open to the general public and industry professionals with no admittance charge. The Show has a strong International specialty retailer presence with opportunity for local companies to exhibit on the same platform as International companies. The media impact from the Show will generate extensive user impressions.

Who Exhibits At The Show?

With 3,500 sq.m. of dedicated floor area for companies related to the photographic industry including consumer electronics, cameras, printers, lenses, software, clothing and equipment plus providers, of product solutions and ancillary services such as framing. Space is limited for 2016. 

When Is The Show?

The Xposure International Photography Show will be held from Wednesday October 12th to Saturday October 15th, 2016.

Wednesday – Thursday
11:00 – 23:00
15:00 – 23:00
11:00 – 23:00

Where Is Xposure International Photography Festival Held

The Show is located in Sharjah, UAE: 

Halls 5-6 of Expo Centre, 
Al Taawun Street, 
P.O. Box 3222
Sharjah, UAE  
tel +971 6 577 0000

What Are The Future Show Dates?

For information on Future Show dates please register for updates.

How Do I Receive An Application To Became An Exhibitor At The Show?

To join the Middle Easts Premier Photography Show at Xposure, you must first complete and submit the following: 

  Corporate Profile
Catalog Sheets showing the products you intend to exhibit or demonstrate.  A photo of your stand from a previous Trade Show

  This information can be mailed or emailed to: 

Trade Show Sales Team
Sharjah Media Centre
Al Layyeh Suburb
Sharjah P. O. Box 82828
United Arab Emirates


What Happens After I Submit All Information For Perspective Exhibitors?

The Trade Show Sales Team will review the information submitted by your company and determine which category is best suited for your company and its products. This review takes approximately 5-7 business days. Upon approval, a space application, floor plans, and registration application will be sent to the designated Trade Show Contact.

What Is The Cost To Exhibit At The Show?

The Festival is organised by Sharjah Media Centre, as a non-profit Government body based on providing a platform for developing innovative and credible communication, through images and associated skills training, together with applications and equipment designed for photographers, through a trade show, and also supplementing the experience with programs & training suitable for amateurs.

Value priced booth space. The Sponsor rate for booth space is $159 per square metre. The non-sponsor rate is $244 per square metre. For additional information regarding sponsorship please

What Does The Cost Of Stand Space Include?

The cost of Stand space includes the raw floor space for the duration of the Show and all of the various services listed under “What is included after I become and Exhibitor?” Exhibitors have the opportunity to design their own exhibit structure. A back wall, floor covering/carpet, and an identification sign are required. XPF encourages exhibitors to be creative in their booth and product presentation.

What Is The Standard Booth Size?

Space only areas range from 4.5 sq.m. to 500 sq.m. A floor plan with the various configurations will be included in your Space Application package and will be available online starting July 1st.  Applications are considered based on type of product to be exhibited. In the interest that exhibitors have a successful event, XPF will limited the number of any one particular product so as not to dilute the benefits for exhibitors in the product category / type. The space will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Who Are The Official Contractors?

The official contractors are outlined in the exhibitor guide together with the relevant contact details. You may also contact our sales team for information.

Am I Allowed To Share Booth Space With Another Company?

XPF only allows companies that are affiliated to share booth space.

What Is The Deadline To Submit Application For Stand Space To Xposure?

Space Applications will be open from 30 April 2016. They are due back, with payment, by 15 July 2016. Prospective exhibitors who return their applications and payment early will have a better opportunity to obtain booth space in the Show. If the Show is sold out when the Space Application is received, a waitlist will be compiled.

What Is Included After I Become An Exhibitor?

Maximise your Show by taking advantage of the following Free Show Services:

  • A Show Service Team ready to assist you in planning your Show and
  • Answer your questions about strategic alliances, sponsorship platforms etc.
  • Access to global media whose reporting generates millions consumer impressions
  • An Exhibitor Marketing Kit including many services for increasing buyer attendance before, during and after the Show and receiving media recognition
  • Exhibitor Services Information for displaying efficiently and cost-effectively
  • Exhibitor Badges
  • Meeting rooms located off the exhibition floor
  • WiFi access at the Show.
  • Shuttle bus official Show hotels
  • Complimentary use of Media Centre at the show

For more information on services available to assigned exhibitors (click here)

Where Can I View Floor Plans For The Upcoming Show And How?

Floorplans will be made available upon request.

When Will I Receive Information On The Show Services?

All exhibitors will receive an email regarding the online Exhibitor Manual in July. If a company is assigned booth space after July, a link on our website will be sent upon booth space assignment. If you have questions regarding pricing of services please contact a member of the Sales Team by calling +971 6 512 3411

What Pre-show And On-site Marketing Opportunities Are Available?

All exhibitors will receive a Marketing Kit which includes several complimentary services to help market your company before, during and after the Show. This information is available in mid August.

Alya Al Suwaidi
Special Projects & Sponsorship Manager
Phone: +971 6 512 3411

Saleh Ghorbel
Project Manager
Phone: +971 6 512 3423

Simon Newton
Head of Creative Content
Phone: +44 790 979 1036

Dalia Gutierrez
Photographer Liaison
Phone: +44 780 527 4585

Bahar Erdogan
International Media Coordinator
Phone: +971 6 512 3420

Initiative By

Sharjah Media

Official Partner