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  • 07 Jan 2019

Registration opens for Gulf Print & Pack 2019

Registration opens for Gulf Print & Pack 2019

Registration is now open for Gulf Print & Pack 2019, the Middle East’s leading trade show for the commercial and package printing sector.

Taking place on April 15-18 in the Za’abeel Halls of Dubai World Trade Centre, Gulf Print & Pack 2019 is aimed at printers, service providers, brand owners and designers from not only the Middle East, but also continental Africa, South Asia and Europe.

Technologies to be showcased at Gulf Print & Pack 2019 cover the entire field of commercial and package printing, and will include multi-substrate presses, wide and narrow format digital presses, laser die-cutting, 3D printing, smart labels and packaging, and software.

Already confirmed to exhibit at the show include Afra, Bobst, Frimpeks, Green Graphics, Gulf Commercial Group, Heliozid Oce Emirates, Konica Minolta, Prestige Graphics, RotoMetrics, SMI Coated Products, UPM Raflatac and Xerox, as well as first-time exhibitors Apex  Industries, Arasta Makina Kimya, Jinhang Flexible Packaging, Lemorau, Meteors, Pule Printing and Roshan Packages.      

Lisa Milburn, managing director, Gulf Print & Pack, commented: ‘The Middle East remains one of the world’s key commercial print growth regions, with huge untapped potential for digital technologies. This is reflected in the continuing growth of our show, which plays a vital role in driving the industry forward.  At Gulf Print & Pack 2017, we started to see a trend, with half of our visitors interested in digital printing presses; this year we expect to see this trend explode, given rising demand for short run digital commercial and package printing, digitally printed labels and smart labels.

‘Although its core audience has typically been Middle Eastern and African,  we are seeing the show become more international with each edition, so we anticipate an even greater global representation at this year’s show.’

The show organizer noted that those attending Gulf Print & Pack 2019 will experience live demonstrations of the latest technologies and products intended to help them print a wide range of products for a cross-section of markets, such as retail, education and security. This will allow show attendees to network with the biggest and most influential suppliers operating in today’s market, discover niche markets, and boost their knowledge.

Milburn added: ‘This year’s edition of Gulf Print & Pack is especially well timed in the run up to Expo 2020 Dubai, which will create massive opportunities for all type of print including advertising posters, smart label and packaging products, and digital textiles. Given this huge print potential, we expect our show to be a key sourcing event and we are extremely excited about the opportunities this will create.’

Entry to Gulf Print & Pack 2019 is free, but visitors should pre-register at www.gulfprintpack.com. Those wishing to exhibit can contact Michael Hodge here.               

David Pittman

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