Taking place from April 15-18 in the venue’s Za’abeel Halls, Gulf Print & Pack 2019 will showcase the latest technologies and products from the entire field of commercial and package printing. Already confirmed to exhibit at the show are Afra, Bobst, Frimpeks, Green Graphics, Gulf Commercial Group, Heliozid, 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 Ltd and Roshan Packages.
Displaying the newest in multi-substrate presses, wide and narrow format digital presses, laser diecutting, 3-D printing, smart labels/packaging, and software, 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. Buyers can experience live demonstrations of the latest solutions that will help them print a wide range of products for a cross-section of markets including retail, education and security. The show is a perfect arena for visitors to network with the biggest and most influential suppliers operating in today’s market, discover niche markets, and boost their knowledge.
Lisa Milburn, managing director, Gulf Print & Pack, comments, “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, and 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," she adds.
Entry to the expo is free, but visitors should pre-register at www.gulfprintpack.com.
“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," says Millburn. "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. We look forward to meeting with exhibitors and visitors onsite.”