The 10th International Property Show, which will coincide with the Annual Investment Meeting 2014, from 8th - 10th April in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, is expected to attract 300 companies from 80 countries. The exhibition, supported by the Dubai Land Department and the biggest since its inception, has emerged as one of the leading regional real-estate meeting platform for developers, investors and regional and international companies working in the field. Sponsored by over 80 media partners, the 10th edition of the show has attracted 60% of property developers and 40% of property related sectors. Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director-General of the Dubai Land Department, said that the International Property Show provides an ideal platform that brings together developers, real estate brokers, private and institutional investors, major local and international real estate companies, providing a unique opportunity to obtain lucrative business and investment deals. He added that the growth rates of the real estate sector in the region were very promising. He said, "We are witnessing an extraordinary period and the U.A.E. is a fundamental pillar of this growth. The huge investments being made by local and regional companies in the development of infrastructure are among the greatest not only in the MENA region but also globally. Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, Strategic Marketing '&' Exhibitions, organisers of the International Property Show, said, "We anticipate major regional and international participation in the International Property Show mainly because it is the first edition after Dubai won the bid for hosting Expo 2020. There is growing interest from real-estate developers from all over the world in the local market, especially Dubai, which is witnessing dynamic growth in the construction and infrastructure sectors." He added, "We are ready for an extraordinary show in April. We have received encouraging feedback that points to a great show. The U.A.E. real estate market is attracting international companies and service providers that are keen to expand presence in the region." The previous edition unveiled 12 major regional projects by prominent developers. According to the organisers, this edition will see a higher number of new projects to be launched. Exhibitors are coming from all over Europe, Asia Pacific and North and South-East Africa. These will include developers involved in the development of residential communities and high-rise buildings, entertainment facilities, retail outlets, financial institutions, banks and investment companies, pension funds, asset management companies, authorities, investment zones and engineers of construction and interior design. Strategic Marketing and Exhibitions is a leading exposition and conference organizers in the U.A.E., based in Dubai. The company has grown dramatically and contributed immensely to the exhibition industry, thus gaining reputation as one of the leading experts in all aspects related to the exhibition industry.