International Expo Consults (IEC) ( stated that the African printing industry stakeholders stand to reap huge benefits by visiting the (Sign and Graphic Imaging) SGI Dubai 2017 trade show. The event will showcase a plethora of innovative products and services from various exhibitors from across the globe under a unified platform.
“The African economy is poised to hit a new high and set to grow to the next level. As per our research, there is a tremendous demand for state-of-the-art printing equipment in the growing African markets. A focussed approach from the African print industry can consolidate the sector further and take it to greater heights,” stated  Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, chairman of IEC.
As per the Smithers Pira report, the total printing revenues in the MENA region were $17.6 billion in 2012, and is forecast to grow to 7.2% per annum reaching $26 billion by 2018. Various industry analysts have estimated the printing ink industry in Morocco, Senegal and Ethiopia to grow.