PLASTI&PACK PAKISTAN 2009 - Post Show Report

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Pakistan has a growing consumer market with per capita income of US$ 1085, which is moving towards sophisticated consumption habits. These factors have contributed to the expansion of integrated plastic, printing and packaging industries, as the manufacturers are incorporating latest machinery and equipment for the packaging of their products. Moreover, the industrialists are also finding new ways for recycling of plastic products thus contributing towards environmental protection. Due to the growing demand of plastic materials, their imports have reached US$ 1.16 billion in 2009; however the local industry is also exporting plastic materials worth US$ 319 million in 2009. PLASTI&PACK 2009 - Show Overview The 6th Edition of the International Plastic & Packaging Industry Exhibition - PLASTI&PACK Pakistan 2009 once again highlighted its position as an exclusive B2B event for accentuating profitable business decisions in the plastic, printing and packaging industries. The success of this event proves that it is an excellent platform for organisations to create viable relationships with related business communities in the region. The exhibition also enjoyed the significance of being co-located with the 6th edition of the International Food & Technology Exhibition - IFTECH Pakistan 2009. The two events have been serving as an avenue for the industry players to keep pace with the dynamic technology environment. INAUGURAL CEREMONY The exhibition was inaugurated by Syed Mohibullah Shah, Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), on 15th April, 2009. Mr. Anjum Nisar, President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Mr. Khalid Firoz Arfeen, Ex-President of KCCI also graced the occasion with their presence. The ceremony was largely attended by diplomats, trade delegates, Government officials and media representatives. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS " Participation of over 179 companies from the world's Plastic, Printing, Packaging and Food Technology industries " Representation of 25 countries including Argentina, Austria, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, U.A.E., U.K., U.S.A. and Vietnam " Pavilions from Italy, China, Taiwan and U.A.E. " Participation of leading industry giants including K-Group, Polymer Access, Trade Polymerz, Gatronova (Krstallite), Umair Petrochemicals, Pak Petrochemical, Sama Engineering, Al Aziz Packaging, Sorema, Lohia Starlinger, Tasnee, BSW, Sumitomo Chemical Asia, Windmoller & Holscher, Botheven, Symphony, Fairmont Enterprises and many more " Guangdong Liansu, Cosmos, MTS and other Chinese participants gained substantial orders at the show " Italian participation was the main focus at the show; companies include Dolci Extrusion, Sabal Pack, ST Converting, IST, Nordmeccanica S.P.A. and others " Major International & local associations and trade bodies extended their full support towards the success of the show " Attended by more than 12,000 business professionals from the related industries " Extensive coverage by local & international media with the presence of over 50 electronic and print media representatives Leading International companies' profile includes: " Raw Materials, Auxiliaries for Plastics " Plastic Products and Processing " Machinery & Equipment for the Plastic and Rubber Industries " Services for the Plastic & Rubber Industries " Machinery and Equipment for the Packaging Industry " Package & Packaging Process " Accessories and Services for Packaging Industry " Machinery and Equipment for Pharmaceutical Industry PLASTI&PACK Pakistan 2010 After the success of PLASTI&PACK Pakistan 2009, the 7th edition of the International Plastic & Packaging Industry Exhibition is scheduled from 3 - 6 May, 2010. The show will once again bring together industry giants to display products and engage in mutually beneficial agreements. (Press Release)
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