The 3rd International Printing and Packaging Technology Exhibition- PrintPack Algers was held successfully from 24th to 27th September, 2012 at Palais des Expositions d’Alger-Safex. Well known equipment suppliers from the printing industry were among the exhibitors of printpack alger 2012. It included companies like AGFA, CMR Machineries SLR, Euroink, Graphika Imprimerie, Inciflex, KONICA MINOLTA SENSING Europe, Omet, pbh France, SAGA and Windmöller & Hölscher.
This year, almost 100 exhibitors from 16 countries participated at the event. It served as a venue to launch new products and as a perfect place to meet top-level decision makers from the industry and trade. Exhibitors this year came from countries like Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, France, India, Italy, Pakistan, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia and Turkey.
The event enjoys the patronage of the Algerian Ministry of Industry, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and of Investment Promotion. As part of the four day event, a conference program was organised, which discussed topics like the role of professional associations in the development of the plastics, printing and packaging industry, workshop on ‘green business’ etc.
According to VDMA-The German Engineering Association, Algerian imports of printing and paper machinery rose by 43 per cent in 2011, from 46.7 Million US Dollars to 67.1 Million US Dollars. In the same period the imports of packaging machinery amounted to US Dollars 132.9 million and the imports of plastics machinery increased by 18 per cent, from 60.3 Million US Dollars to 71.2 US Dollars.
Printpack alger 2012 focuses on a B2B-audience of professionals from all over Algeria. With up to 70% c-level attendees (CEOs and GMs; commercial, purchasing and technical directors; engineers), the event provides best possible opportunities for business. To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and trade visitors alike, printpack alger 2012 took place along with plast alger 2012, Algeria’s 2nd International Plastics, Rubber and Composites Trade Fair.
The printing and packaging sector represents one of the most important growth sectors in Algeria. Thanks to a strong economic upswing, the growing population’s disposable income is rising – and that in turn dramatically pushes up various industries and the demand for printing and packaging machinery and packaging materials.
In a further boost to the publishing, manufacturing and food processing sector, and therefore to the printing and packaging industry, hundreds of new factories are to be constructed in the coming years, as part of a multi-billion dollar investment.