Trade Programme

Trade Programme

Downtown Design invites the region’s trade professionals to apply for the 2018 Trade Programme.

Strategically located in the Arabian Gulf and easily accessible from major global markets with an unprecedented ease of doing business, Dubai is the gateway to some of the fastest growing, high-end interiors and fit out economies in the world: the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

The centrepiece of Dubai Design Week and the Middle East’s leading design fair, Downtown Design is an annual meeting point attracting top-tier professionals from regional and international design industries. The Downtown Design Trade Programme is a proven platform for architects, interior designers and trade professionals to access original high-quality design and commercial opportunity in premium residential, hospitality, retail and corporate design sectors.

Designed to empower its members to make advantageous use of their time at the fair and to better navigate their creative and commercial strategies, the programme offers pre-qualified members a unique package of discovery through a tailor-made schedule of industry events and focused learning, effective peer-to-peer networking opportunities and exclusive access to a select group of global decision makers and opinion leaders of the industry.


Programme Benefits

- Fast-track access to Downtown Design with a dedicated trade concierge & trade programme member pass

- Exclusive access to the VIP opening day of Downtown Design and the invitation-only opening party

- Exclusive access to the Downtown Design Lounge

- Complimentary stay at a five-star hotel (subject to availability)

- Bespoke introductions to prospective clients, decision makers: distributors, investors, real estate developers

- Priority access to workshops focused on industry specific trends, innovation and research

- Access to tailor-made B2B concierge software to pre-book meetings ahead of the fair

- Guided tours of Downtown Design and Dubai Design Week

- Access to select industry networking events during Dubai Design Week and throughout the year


To be part of the Downtown Design Trade Programme, please write to Pratyush Sarup on