The organizer of the event in 2018 for the processing & packaging industry choose Dubai to launch in the Middle East its two shows IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH and to present a new and unique event for these key sectors, The Innovation Alliance, to be held from 29 May to 1 June 2018 at Fiera Milano, Italy.
The food processing and the packaging industries represent two strategic sectors in the GCC economy that are witnessing a continuous expansion. While food manufacturing units have been growing at an annualized average of 5.2% between 2010 and 2014 according to Alpen Capital, the packaging industry in the region is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% up to 2019, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE leading the regional path.
More than 800 Italian and international companies have confirmed their presence next year at the most important exhibition for the processing & packaging industry. With one year still to go before the show begins, more than 80% of the available exhibition space has now been booked. The participating companies reflect the multi-sectoral nature of the show.
The show will also bring together companies operating in the various transversal sectors, including labelling, tracking, coding and marking. These companies will showcase solutions for a variety of applications ranging from food security to mass production and anti-falsification.