ME to 'become top plastic packaging export hub'
Dubai, January 9, 2010
Leading players in the plastic packaging industry will be in Abu Dhabi this March to evolve strategies to help transform the Middle East region into an exciting export market.
For the first time, leading converters in the region will share keen insights on their vision and strategies as they strive to offer competitive products to international buyers.
The second 'Annual Plastic Packaging Middle East Summit,' to be held from March 8 to 10 at Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, will provide provide a timely platform for industry stakeholders to discuss the emerging opportunities and the roadmap towards developing the region into a lucrative export market, said the organisers, IQPC Middle East.
Topics which will be discussed include world-class manufacturing and supply chain best practices, cutting edge equipment and technology, the latest product innovations and applications and future trends, IQPC said.
'Plastic Packaging Middle East 2010' will bring together senior executives from converters, petrochemical companies, brand manufacturers and government for three days of high-level presentations and industry panels, alongside a dedicated exhibition consisting of 10 key suppliers.
One of the key speakers at the summit is Thibaut Eissautier, chief procurement officer at McBride Group - Europe's leader in Private Label products and supplier of Household and Personal Care products, with a global purchasing strategy of an estimated spend of Dh3,300m per annum.
The other international experts speaking at the event include senior representatives from General Mills, Alcan Packaging, Dupont, PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling, Colines and Reifenhauser Kiefel Extrusion.
Regional representatives including the managing directors and general managers from Obeikan Flexible Packaging Saudi Arabia; Natpack Egypt; Uflex India and Jordan Shareef Plastic Factory will also be speaking at the summit.-TradeArabia News Service