Egypt’s Chamber of Printing aims at helping Egyptian companies to regain their strong foothold in the African markets through participation in printing exhibitions in the black continent. Exhibitions offer ideal platform to Egyptian companies to reassert their position as ideal suppliers to the African graphic arts markets. Trade exhibitions also offer huge networking opportunities for Egyptian companies.
On such a backdrop Egypt has recently participated in the Khartoum International Exhibition for Printing and Packaging “Nile Print”. The event held between March 20 and 26 was inaugurated by Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour and the Sudanese Minister of Industry, Al-Samih al- Sadiq al-Nour.
60 Egyptian companies from advertising, paper, printing, and packaging sectors exhibited at the event.
Other than Egypt, companies from, Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and India participated at the show.
The exhibition was held in cooperation with Egypt’s Chemical and Fertilizers Export Council as well as Chamber of Packaging and Printing Industry.
Chamber of Printing is planning to increase export of packaging products to Sudan from 160 million pounds to 250 million pounds by the end of 2014.
The head of the chamber Khaled Abdo said that the exhibition has encouraged mutual cooperation between Egypt and Sudan.
Mohammad Abdu al-Aziz, head of Vision for Exhibition Organization, said that the strong participation of the Egyptian companies who are facing tough times at home in the exhibition will help them to find new markets and opportunities by signing new agreements and opening distribution centers.
Last November 8 Egyptian companies participated at the Packaging Expo in Kenya.