New creative design event comes to Dubai

12/07/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
New creative design event comes to Dubai

One needs only look at the range of properties in the UAE to realise the country has become a hub for innovation and imagination - and a new exhibition may complement this thinking even further.A new creative design event entitled Visual Arabia 2012 is coming to the emirate, bringing together some of the world's most celebrated artists and designers.This is the first exhibition of its kind for the region, showcasing examples of graphic design, film, animation, photography and advertising.It is being hosted by Dubai-based Corporate Publishing International (CPI) - a publishing and events company - and will be held at the Madinat Arena in Jumeirah, Dubai, on November 24th.The one-day experience is not only attracting a host of talented practitioners, but it will also include presentations from some of the best international speakers in the fields being represented.Among the featured orators already scheduled to appear at the event are representatives from Brand New School, MK12, Hydro74 and Eric Kim, while Dubai-based speakers include illustrator Kristy Anne Ligones and the art collective The Brownmonkeys.Furthermore, the conference aims to highlight Dubai's role as the Middle East as a cultural melting pot for regional content creators.CPI art director Kamil Roxas came up with the idea of the Arabia 2012.He devised the event after travelling to Europe and other parts of the Asian continent to similar expos in order to keep abreast of the latest revelations and trends in this exciting, creative arena.But Mr Roxas revealed that while traipsing to other countries to view these showcases and pose questions to the experts, he realised the Middle East has no such event and the time had come to set one up.The art director claims Visual Arabia 2012 is open to all who have an interest and want to learn more from experts."Whether you are a digital content creator or someone who finds the arts and creative industry fascinating, this is the opportunity to network, learn more and get inspired to open your mind to creative inspiration," he stated.