9th Paper Arabia 2016, the international exhibition for paper, tissue and converting industries organized by Al Fajer Information and Services, was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Saeed bin Hasher Al Maktoum at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event happened between 13th through 15th of  December.
Paper Arabia 2016 is a platform for buyers, producers and investors working across the paper industry.
 It has witnessed the participation from paper producers and tissue producing companies. The exhibition showcased developments in technology products across different sectors related to paper and tissues.
The show comes at a time when the volume of paper, tissues and cardboard consumed in the UAE has reached USD 500 million in 2015, claimed the organizers.
Also, the growth of per capita consumption of tissues in the country stands at 4.7% to reach 420 tons annually. Moreover, the demand for papers and tissues is expected to rise in the run up of Expo 2020, which is expected to attract 25 million visitors to the UAE.
“Paper Arabia 2016 is an ideal platform for the growing paper industry in the region as it offers an ideal platform for exhibitors to showcase their products. It is also the right venue to exhibit new and innovative technologies in the paper and packaging industry,” said Satish Khanna, general manager of Al Fajer Information and Services, the show’s organisers.
“Paper Arabia 2016 has positioned itself as an ideal platform for international companies to target the rapidly growing paper market in the MENA region. The show is highlighting key regional industry segments,” Khanna added.
“The exhibition is also focused on innovations and new technology products and environmentally friendly solutions throughout three days,” added Lamyae Zafati, exhibition manager.
Paper Arabia is shedding light on paper production as well as new and innovative technologies related to this sector. The exhibition also provides an opportunity to showcase latest machines and manufacturing equipments related to paper and cardboard industries.