The 2nd Print Pack Arabia will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 22 – 25, 2016. It will be organized jointly by Expo Centre Sharjah and Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) and supported by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It will showcase digital printing technology, inks, coatings & varnishes, offset printing technology & machinery, packaging machinery & materials, plates and plate making equipment, press room handling equipment, print finishing/binding equipment, and printing equipment, machinery & materials, among others.
The launch edition of Print Pack Arabia in 2014 was also jointly held by Expo Centre Sharjah and the Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA), which organizes Print Pack India, the third largest exhibition of its kind in the world and the biggest in India.
“The upcoming edition of Print Pack Arabia will take advantage of the thriving packaging market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which is set to grow at a higher rate than the global market, underscoring the pre-eminence of the regional market and the significance it holds for equipment makers and dealers,” said . Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah ( ECS ).
The agreement was signed by . Midfa and . K.S. Khurana, President, IPAMA; in the presence of . C.P. Paul, General Secretary, IPAMA; . P. Ravi, Director, Marketing, ECS ; and . Naveen Fernandes, Group Exhibition Manager-B2B, ECS , on 8th March 2015.
According to a recent study, while the packaging market in MENA is set to grow at a CAGR of 5% from 2014 to 2019, the global market is forecast to grow at just over 4% during the same period.
The packaging market in MENA is currently valued at US$41.1 billion and is forecast to grow to US$52.4 billion by 2019, according to the study.