H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qassimi, Chairman of Sharjah Sea Ports and Customs, inaugurated three specialized economic exhibitions, which were all launched today at Expo Centre Sharjah. The three exhibitions are “Plastivision Arabia,” “Arabiamold,” and “Print Pack Arabia.”
H.E. Sheikh Khalid toured the three exhibitions, which succeeded in attracting more than 120 companies, factories and trademarks from 11 countries. The exhibitions will be held until the 14th of December with the support of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI).
During his tour, H.E. Sheikh Khalid met with a number of exhibitors, who briefed him on the latest products, machines, programs, technological innovations and raw materials used in various fields related to the manufacturing of molds, plastics, printing, packaging and paper.
During his visit, H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qassimi was accompanied by H.E. Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of SCCI and Chairman of Expo Centre Sharjah, and a number of members from the Chamber's Board of Directors, along with H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah. The opening ceremony was also attended by officials, official figures, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of different sector groups operating under the umbrella of Sharjah Chamber and interested traders.
H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qassimi highlighted the success of the three events in attracting some of the leading international companies in the manufacturing of molds, plastics, printing, packaging and paper worldwide. He added that the volume of participation in these exhibitions highlights Sharjah's growing importance to international companies, brands and trademarks in these industries, who wish to develop their businesses and activities and enhance their presence in the UAE and other various markets in the region.
H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qassimi praised the success of Expo Centre Sharjah in providing a new and distinctive edition of these exhibitions with high levels of organization and quality of services to visitors and exhibitors. He added that this reflects the eagerness of the Centre's management to enhance Sharjah's reputation, as a leading regional and global economic hub, help conducting business for various economic sectors, which have been achieved by hosting and organizing events of high importance to local and regional business communities.
H.E. Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of SCCI and Chairman of Expo Centre Sharjah, thanked H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qassimi for inaugurating the three exhibitions, which received increasing attention from specialized international companies from around the world since their inception. He added that this attention was due to the exhibitions acting as a platform for traders and businesspeople from different countries in the region who want to learn about the latest equipment, technologies, devices and programs that support their areas of work and their industries. He also added that the exhibitions offer opportunities to make deals, build partnerships and establish business dealings.
Al Owais said that “Print Pack Arabia” is the first international exhibition in the region that is specialized in the printing, packaging and paper industries. He added that the exhibition is considered the most important platform for factories, companies, suppliers and traders and the most popular event for the exchange of knowledge that can be relied upon in the development of regional industries, especially after the success of its two previous editions in gaining confidence of exhibitors in the field. He added that this success is also due launching the exhibition in conjunction with the "Plastivision Arabia" and "Arabiamold" exhibitions, which enhances its status as a major commercial multi-industry event.
Al Owais added that the importance of Print Pack Arabia comes at a time when the UAE occupies a strong regional position in the field of end-user sectors such as industrial packaging, food and health care. He added that the rapid preparations and arrangements for the “Expo 2020” Exhibition are among the most important factors contributing to the growth of the industry, the expansion of retail trade, the increase in the demand for food, beverages and other consumer goods, and the increase in population and incomes.
The Chairman of Sharjah Chamber noted that the exhibition benefited from its partnership with India on the printing exhibition. The event, which specialized in packaging and manufacturing machines, benefited from the existing partnership with the Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers' Association (IPAMA). He pointed out that the Expo Centre Sharjah worked to develop this partnership through organizing the exhibition, which contributed to the attainment of vast achievements not only for the exhibition, but on a regional level as well.
HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, stated that Print Pack Arabia is the leading provider of technological innovations, designs, products and solutions from around the world. It has seen outstanding growth in its third edition this year, hosting more exhibitors and brands from the UAE, South Korea, India, Germany, Italy and the United States, in conjunction with the fourth editions of Plastivision Arabia and Arabiamold which has attracted about 120 exhibitors from all over the world.
Al Midfa added that the exhibition includes a wide range of machinery, equipment and products that are related to printing and packaging. A special pavilion is featured in the exhibition that includes machines for producing cardboard, which is the main attraction of the exhibition, as well as a display featuring packaging products of cans, crates, cartons, bags and textile printing machines. The exhibition is intended for the regional industry, particularly amid the rapid growth of the industry and the high demand for several sectors such as food, beverages, personal and health care as well as others.
Plastivision Arabia presents raw materials and machines for plastic processing, injection molding, thermoforming, packaging, industrial users, construction infrastructure, cars, communications and others in its fourth edition.
Print Pack Arabia offers digital printing, inks, paints, machinery technology, packaging materials, dish making machines, and many others in its third edition.
Arabia Mold, in its fourth edition, offers tools for mold manufacturing, designing and development of application tools, filtration equipment, welding equipment, cooling systems and many others.
The three events welcome visitors daily from 10 am to 6 pm, and are ideal opportunities to meet regional executives and decision makers in these industries along with live shows concerning the most advanced and modern machines that help visitors identify the best techniques, new machines, testing and choosing what suits the requirements of their businesses and institutions. This allows them to increase production, reduce costs, and keep pace with technological developments, with the participation of the largest companies that specialize in the development of advanced technologies for these important industrial sectors.
Admission is free to all trade and professional visitors.