Arabplast and TeknoTube expos a big hit
Dubai, January 14, 2009
The Arabplast and TeknoTube Arabia 2009 exhibitions triggered deals worth millions of dollars and attracted 13,572 visitors from 72 countries.
General manager of Al Fajer Information & Services, co-organiser of both exhibitions,
Satish Khanna said that this record success was clear evidence that the plastics and tubes industries in the Middle East are still on the upswing, defying the prevailing economic situation.
Through out the four days of both shows, majority of buyers came from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Yemen, Iraq, India, Pakistan and African countries, according to Khanna.
"Industry professionals who visited the show were mostly decision makers in their companies, resulting in lucrative business deals at the two shows. Exhibitors showcasing their latest technology at the fair said the Middle East held tremendous potential for industrial machinery, given the rapid expansion and huge investments in its manufacturing sector,” said Khanna.
The Taiwanese companies sold more than $5 million worth of machinery products according to Linda Sun from the Taiwan Pavilion.
On display at Arabplast were new products and technologies in injection moulding, blow moulding, wrapping and packaging, pre- and post-plastic processing techniques as well as raw materials such as master batches, additives and polymers.
Arabplast and TeknoTube Arabia also generated strong demand for overseas exhibitors from the region. It registered remarkable number of trade enquiries and contacts made by exhibitors with trade professionals.
"Arabplast and TeknoTube proved that they are not only an information gathering venue but also turned out to be a sales platform at the manufacturing level," added Khanna.
"We were here in the 2007 edition as well. We are part of the Italian pavilion. It is imperative to be present in this exhibition to increase our footprint in the region. Our international business constitutes 50 per cent of what we produce for the Italian market. We were able to meet Chinese and Indian customers at this show. We also worked on meeting potential agents to represent us in this market to open up regional offices at a later stage," said sales department manager, IMEC, Cristina Rossi. – TradeArabia News Service