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Please see below a number of questions we get asked about being part of Saudi Design Week. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, drop us an email. We’re happy to help!

What are the main differences between the different events taking place during Saudi Design Week?
Main Exhibition
During SDW, the main exhibition will take over a centrally located and iconic hall in the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The exhibition will present a powerful line up of renowned brands as well as smaller up-and-coming labels, installations, eateries, pop up shops and more.
Every year, the main exhibition will open up applications under a centrally curated theme.
Design Conference
The Design Conference during Saudi Design Week brings together leading creatives and practitioners for three full days of intensive talks and master classes hosted by some of the world’s leading visionaries, creatives, thinkers and researchers alike.
Workshops
Workshops will be given by some of the most sought after names in the creative industry. Workshops will be available through out the week during Saudi Design Week. Spaces and places are limited, so sign up quick!
Special Events
During Saudi Design Week, various outlets will host and coordinate original programming that will add to the collective conversation about design. Special events might include exhibition, workshops, openings, special screenings and much more.

Special events may be free or might be charged.

How can I apply?

Please fill out an application. Remember to complete your application in full, which includes uploading images. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will not be passed on to the curators.

Why do I have to be curated?

Saudi Design Week showcases designs of high standard of work, which has to first pass muster with our panel of curators. Every year we challenge both ourselves and our exhibitors to innovate.

What is the approval process like?

For the main exhibition, we will consider whether your application fits the mission and vision of Saudi Design Week. Once the application has gone through the board of trustees, we will get back to you with either questions or simply approve it and notify you.

Please allow for no more than two weeks for us to consider your application and respond to you. Delays may be experienced during holiday periods, if there is an influx of applications and if you apply closer to the fair period.

What do I do if I have been accepted?

Once you have been accepted, you will receive an email from SDW’s team, who will send you the floorplan, and rates. You may then proceed with your stand selection, payment of deposit and signing of contact to secure your space.

You will also be asked to complete your profile with content for Saudi Design Week’s official catalog and Buyers’ Guide.

Do I have to be at my stand every day of the fair?

Yes, a company representative needs to be present to man your stand during show times.

When will Saudi Design Week launch its full schedule for the public?