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The UAE has one of the fastest growing economies in the Middle East and, together with other countries in the region, has one of the most rapidly growing markets in the world in the printing and packaging sectors. Dubai, with its impressive development in the last years, is considered an important export hub for these industries in the entire GCC region. More and more foreign investors are attracted by the low taxes imposed by the government in order to sustain the booming economy in the country.

If you are looking for the latest packaging news and information in the region, Printweek MEA provides up to date details about everything happening in this sector.

The packaging and packaging printing industries are currently growing in the Middle East region at a higher rate than the global one and researchers in the sector claim that these industries are expected to grow even more in the next few years, at a rate of about five per cent every year. The increased demand of different types of packaging for the food, beverage, healthcare and cosmetic sectors, among many others, comes as a consequence of a higher activity in other industries, of the rising population and their higher and continuously rising incomes and of the development of the infrastructure in many cities across the region. Specialists believe that the growth prospects will be brilliant in this industry since the World Expo 2020 will be held in Dubai, attracting visitors from all over the world, and will create even more new opportunities for different investors.

Hundreds of local, as well as international suppliers participated at the 2015 Gulf Print and Pack Exhibition held in April at the Dubai World Trade Centre, presenting the latest technologies in the industry and the new launches of different packaging solutions for a wide range of products. The suppliers presented their advanced solutions for the industry, exhibiting everything from flexo, offset, letterpress and digital packaging printing presses and converters, on press ancillary equipment and controls, print finishing and binding machinery, press room handling equipment, form, fill and seal machines, packaging materials and consumables, pack performance and quality testing equipment, pre-press materials like paper, film, foil and boards and different technologies, label application technologies, inks, coatings, varnishes and foils, dies, cutters and rollers, slitters and rewinders, folders and gluers, to packaging design and consultancy systems, logistics systems, management information systems and VIP systems. It was a great opportunity for them to demonstrate the different applications of the equipment and supplies they provide to the prospective clients.

 

Printweek MEA provides the latest packaging news and information for the region, helping you know more about the events that present new technologies and trends in the sector that could improve your production processes, in order to cater to the changing needs of your customers.