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Visitors at the previous edition of the Saudi Plastic and Petrochemical Trade Exhibition

Visitors at the previous edition of the Saudi Plastic and Petrochemical Trade Exhibition



Saudi Arabia gears up for petchem, packaging expos

January 2020

Preparation for the 17th edition of “Saudi Plastic and Petrochem 2020” and “Saudi Print and Pack 2020”, scheduled to be held from January 13 to 16 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, are currently underway, Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC), the organisers of the event announced.

The latest edition of the exhibition, which will be held under the diamond sponsorship of Sabic and Advanced Petrochemical Company, will showcase new innovations that have the potential to contribute to a more diversified and prosperous economy.

It is expected to attract wide local, regional and international participation from various industry stakeholders to review the latest technologies, services and innovations that can enable plastic and petrochemical industries to be an active contributor to the growth of national economy, REC said in a statement.

The Saudi Plastic and Petrochem Exhibition 2020 will be held alongside the 17th International Trade Exhibition for Printing & Packaging Technologies, which will showcase the latest innovations, technologies and trends in the printing and packaging sector.

It will provide attendees with a global platform to explore new opportunities and will help them connect with various markets and customers from all over the world. In addition to facilitating communication among various industry stakeholders, the exhibition will also provide them with an ideal platform to showcase innovative products and pilot projects.

The exhibition has evolved into one of the major local and international gatherings for the sector and continues to play a major role in shaping the future of industry inside and outside the Saudi Arabia Kingdom, while also contributing to the achievement of Saudi Vision 2030 that aims to diversify the national economy.

The exhibition stands out as the largest gathering of decision makers, experts, manufacturers and suppliers in this sector under one roof, and is one of the leading specialised exhibitions in Saudi Arabia.

By presenting a platform to explore the potential of the plastic and petrochemical, printing and packaging sector in the kingdom and the region in general, which contributes to enhancing industrial sustainability and development of capabilities and commercial potential of other sectors.

The exhibition’s agenda this year include the “Saudi Plastics and Petrochem Summit” on January 14, and the “Saudi Print and Pack Summit”, which will be held on January 15 and 16.

Both summits aim to align business strategies with industry dynamics to take advantage of emerging opportunities by bringing together senior stakeholders, industry professionals, representatives of the public and private sectors, industry gurus, decision makers, influencers and the most prominent global solution providers to explore the latest solutions and technologies developed by leading regional and global players.

Furthermore, they will highlight the ongoing transformation in the plastics, petrochemical, printing and packaging sectors that have significant government support, in line with the roadmap presented by the Saudi Vision 2030.

Mohammad Al Al-Sheikh, head of marketing, Riyadh Exhibition Company, said: “The seventeenth edition of the Saudi Plastic and Petrochemical Trade Exhibition, to be held in conjunction with International Trade Exhibition for Printing and Packaging Technologies, will review the latest innovations, technologies and advanced services in these industries.”

“We look forward to facilitating cooperation and coordination between international companies and local entities as the exhibition is set to serve as an interactive platform that promotes constructive dialogue and knowledge sharing.  We are confident that these efforts will contribute to enhancing the Kingdom’s position at the forefront of the world’s economies, in line with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030,” he added.

Al Sheikh said the upcoming “Saudi Plastic and Petrochemical Trade Exhibition 2020” was a major step forward in attracting new investments to the plastic and chemical sectors in Saudi Arabia.

The sector’s export value accounts for about 60 per cent of the non-oil exports to the Kingdom, which in turn owns 67 per cent as part of the packaging industry’s share in the Gulf states.

“It also represents 70 per cent of the total trade volume in the region, and as the primary economic hub of the Middle East, these sectors, along with the printing sector, will play an important role in the kingdom’s efforts to achieve economic diversification,” he added.

 




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