Global population growth coupled with increased urbanization and rising international trade, are some of the numerous factors contributing to robust processing, packaging, printing, and paper markets around the world.
Zooming in onto the MENA region, similar patterns prevail across these industries. The region’s packaging market is expected to hit $71.5 billion by 2022, while the printing market is poised to reach $54 billion in the same year, according to the latest findings from Smithers Pira.
Recent studies anticipate the region’s paper output to increase to 2.76 trillion A4 sheet equivalents in 2022, representing a 2.8% annual growth rate. On the other hand, process automation in the Middle East and Africa is expected to register 5.15% CAGR between 2018 and 2023, according to Mordor Intelligence.
Capitalizing on immense business opportunities in these flourishing industries, IFP Group (International Fairs and Promotions) is launching 4P East Med; the International Exhibition for Packaging, Processing, Printing, and Paper, this year in Lebanon. With a regional focus and an international reach, the exhibition zeros in on expanding industries and highlights business growth opportunities that are molding the region’s industrial sector.
Held at the Seaside Arena in Beirut from 15 to 18 October 2019, 4P East Med provides a highly-targeted business platform for local and international industrialists to meet decision- makers, generate leads, and showcase the latest technologies, processes, equipment, and products that are shaping the future of paper, printing, and packaging industries in Lebanon and the East Mediterranean region. It will also highlight key trade and investment opportunities as well as the latest trends and developments in these growing sectors.
The exhibition encompasses a Hosted Buyers Program that will bridge the gap between buyers, vendors, and traders from across the region to facilitate business undertakings, maximize return on investment, and allow guest buyers to explore a diverse range of products and negotiate contracts on the spot.
Another significant feature of the exhibition is the awards ceremony that recognizes innovative product development and sustainable solutions for the industry.
4P East Med is supported by the Association of Lebanese Industrialists, LibanPack, the World Packaging Organization, and the Arab Federation for Paper, Printing, and Packaging Industries.
For more information about 4P East
Med, visit www.4peastmed.com