- The organiser of the most important shows in 2018 for Processing & Packaging industries presented for the first time in the Middle East its next edition to be held in conjunction with Plast, Ipack-Ima, Print4All and Intralogistica Italia – global leaders in the production of machinery and technology for the manufacturing industry
The organizer of the most important event in 2018 for the processing & packaging industry choose Dubai to launch in the Middle East its two shows IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH and to present a new and unique event for these key sectors, The Innovation Alliance, to be held from 29 May to 1 June 2018 at Fiera Milano, Italy
The food processing and the packaging industries represent two strategic sectors in the GCC economy that are witnessing a continuous expansion. While food manufacturing units have been growing at an annualized average of 5.2% between 2010 and 2014 according to Alpen Capital, the packaging industry in the region is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% up to 2019, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE leading the regional path.
Efficiency and competitiveness are key elements to assure that these sectors will continue to represent pillars of the UAE economic diversification away from oil. The acquisition of advanced and innovative technology is critical to maintain the current growing path and competitive edge of such strategic industries in the country.
This is the reason why IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH are the most appealing shows for the business community in Middle East.
More than 800 Italian and international companies have confirmed their presence next year at the most important exhibition for the processing & packaging industry. With one year still to go before the show begins, more than 80% of the available exhibition space has now been booked. The participating companies reflect the multi-sectoral nature of the show.
Well over half of the companies taking part will exhibit technological innovations for the agri-food sector. Companies belonging to the Pasta, Bakery & Milling business community make up 22% of the exhibitors, confirming IPACK-IMA’s role as one of the world’s most important events for this industrial sector. Companies operating in the confectionary segment will also be well represented (13% of the total), as will those in other food industry sectors, particularly the Fresh & Convenience segment which accounts for a further 25% of registered companies.
There will also be a strong presence of companies operating in the beverage segment and in the sector of Liquid Filling solutions in general (10%), the latter catering both for the food & beverage segment and for the “non-food” business communities of chemicals and cosmetics (20% of the total). A further 10% of companies operate in Industrial & Durable Goods packaging segment, which includes applications ranging from automotive to fashion and from furnishing to construction.
The show will also bring together companies operating in the various transversal sectors, including labelling, tracking, coding and marking. These companies will showcase state-of-the-art solutions for a variety of applications ranging from food security to mass production and anti-falsification, as well as innovative materials, secondary packaging and end-of-line solutions.
There will also be a strongly representative selection of companies at MEAT-TECH, the only Italian show devoted to the meat industry, where the market leaders will be showcasing their latest innovations in terms of process, packaging, preservation and refrigeration technologies, along with a wide range of ingredients, spices and additives for meat processing.