ArabPlast 2019, the largest trade expo for plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry in the Mena region, is set to bring together key players and experts in the sector from around the world in Dubai. This event will be held at DWTC from 5 - 8 January.
05 January 2019, 11:00 AM
08 January 2019, 07:00 PM
ArabPlast is arguably the most important plastics and rubber industry event in the Middle East and it comes at an important time for the GCC region, which is bolstering its non-oil economies by investing more in manufacturing and technology.
The trade expo shall showcase innovative ideas, technologies and new products in the widespread sectors of plastics, petrochemicals and rubber viz. plastic machinery, plastic/rubber processing technology, pre and post-processing systems, plastic packaging technology, injection moulding, blow moulding, wrapping technology, extrusions, chemicals and additives, semi-finished goods, engineering plastics and plastic products, and more.
This ripe environment for export is why ArabPlast 2019 is so well positioned, identifying itself as a much more international affair than in previous years, not least because of the fast-approaching Expo 2020 which will take place in Dubai celebrating the very pinnacle of human ingenuity.
This spectacle will be the jewel in the crown for the Emirate, which thanks to its forward-thinking and outward looking leadership, is playing a much greater role on the world stage than its GCC counterparts, particularly when showcasing the region’s architecture, medical sector and commitment to innovation. Indeed, in the words of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum himself, Dubai was originally founded on trade, not oil.
As such, at Arabplast 2017, some 972 exhibitors and 19,080 visitors from 39 countries demonstrated the potential for plastics and rubber processing technology in the UAE and wider Middle East.
There are lots of reasons why ArabPlast 2019 will be a show to remember – and, perhaps one of the most effective places to expose yourself to the best cross-section of the Middle Eastern plastics processing marketplace. The event continues to thrive, with all the big injection moulding and downstream players present to showcase the innovations that are driving growth in the Middle East, in terms of infrastructure, consumer convenience, transport and healthcare.
The show truly lives up to the words of Sheik Mohammed: “Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place.”