The first-ever Paperworld networking evening in Dubai concluded recently hosting more than 100 professionals ranging from exhibitors, senior industry figures, stakeholders, trade visitors, buyers and organisers.
The networking initiative was designed to serve as a key interactive forum. Issues affecting its development and possible solutions as well as the future direction of growth for the paper products, office stationery and supplies industries in the wider region were among the key topics of discussion at the lively forum.
“The purpose of the inaugural networking evening for Paperworld stakeholders was to create a viable forum for intra-industry discussions that focuses on issues concerning the paper industry, identifies commonalities and strengths and proposes effective solutions,” said Michael Dehn, Group Exhibitions Director, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Paperworld Middle East which takes place every March in Dubai. “One of the hot topics at the evening was the increase in popularity of environmentally friendly paper. We are constantly being reminded of the environment and it is each person’s responsibility to play their part in protecting it.”
Representatives from key players within the office and stationery sector such as Al Gurg Stationery, April Fine Paper, Hoshan Pan Gulf, Magrudys and Pelikan listened to the presentations and participated in an informal industry discussion. The next edition of the trade show will take place from March 4 to 6, 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.