Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Thursday, October 7, 2010


F&E has announced several new initiatives for the next edition of Gulf Print & Pack, which will take place at the Airport Expo in Dubai on 14-17 March 2011. All of these are aimed at addressing the exciting developments within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

As previously announced the exhibition is now under new management and is being run by the same team that organizes the Labelexpo Global Series exhibitions around the world, specializing in printing events with the latest working machinery. The show will be marketed under one brand (Gulf Print & Pack), instead of the former Gulf Print and Gulf Pack shows.

In terms of packaging, the focus will now be on package printing and converting. In particular, this will include flexible packaging, carton and box production and corrugated case production. The materials as well as the printing and packaging processes for these will also be covered extensively in a series of workshops being run throughout the four days. Bottling, filling, canning and logistics will also feature to a lesser degree.

A dedicated section for labeling will bring together suppliers in this lucrative sector, offering new solutions in areas such as security labeling. In addition to the latest printing technology, there will also be a series of workshops focusing on digital printing. They will highlight the latest technologies, opportunities and the wider reach of digital printing as well as demonstrating how digitalizing a businesses printing environment will help cost production and profitability.

Gulf Print & Pack will be the industry event of the year in the MENA region, attracting printers and brand owners with its focus working machinery and interactive workshops. Key manufacturers in the industry have secured their exhibition space and large delegations are expected to attend from across the Middle East and North Africa.

Roger Pellow, Gulf Print & Pack Managing Director said: “The MENA region continues to be one of the most exciting hubs for the world’s printing and packaging markets. Many recent advances in technology provide extraordinary opportunities for print and packaging converters and manufacturers. We look forward to be in Dubai with visitors and exhibitors alike to benefit from generating business, to share knowledge and, most importantly, to network and set up new partnerships and contracts.”