Pankaj Patel from Printech Middle East talks about their GPP participation

Pankaj Patel, CEO of Printech Middle East talks about their GPP participation

As a manufacturer/distributor how do you contribute to the sustainability initiatives?
As a distributor, our focus is to bring greener technology in the market place for example in label printing, UV flexo machines, we are recommending to use UV LED lamps rather than standard UV lamps, thus reducing the power consumption by 70% and more. Use of eco-friendly solvents makes solvent based flexo better for environment than

Ashish Panjabi from Jacky’s talks about their GPP participation

Ashish Panjabi, COO of Jacky’s talks about their GPP participation

As a distributor how do you contribute to the sustainability initiatives?

We have been promoting technologies that are more sustainable, whether it is HP’s water-based latex ink technology or Canon’s UVgel inks. We moved away from selling solvent-based ink printers close to a decade ago.  This meant that we had to spend a lot of time in educating our customers on the benefits of these alternatives when we stopped selling

Mathias Taraca from Multigraf talks about their GPP participation

Mathias Taraca, area sales manager EMEA, Multigraf speaks about their Gulf Print and Pack participation.

Digital industry already took the world in storm. Did you feel the tremor?
Of course we do and we are following this route. Volumes are coming down. Imagine to produce 500 booklets on an industrial saddle stitcher. Setup time would be much too high. Changing from one job to another requires highly automated solutions. This is where Multigraf is heading to.

Since how many years you have been

Nayyar Ansari from Konica Minolta talks about their GPP participation

Nayyar Ansari from Konica Minolta talks about their Gulf Print and Pack participation.

As a manufacturer how do you contribute to the sustainability initiatives?
As an international corporation, one of Konica Minolta’s highest goals is to create value for society. Konica Minolta decided to join the RE100 in January 2019 in line with its approach to business while contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals such as combating climate change. This leadership initiative is

Ernest Azzam from HP talks about their GPP participation

Ernest Azzam, regional business manager - LFP, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa, HP speaks about their Gulf Print and Pack Participation

As a manufacturer how do you contribute to the sustainability initiatives?

Sustainability forms a key pillar of HP. Over the year’s we have been recognized with several awards. In fact, as recent as 2018, HP has been selected as one of the top 100 most sustainable corporations by the Corporate knights Global 100. In addition, we have also received the 2018

Chris Lynch from Xerox talks about their GPP participation

Chris Lynch, head of production technology, Xerox Middle East & Africa speaks about their Gulf Print and Pack participation.

As a manufacturer how do you contribute to the sustainability initiatives?
At Xerox we take the issue of sustainability very seriously and aim to develop technologies that minimise the environmental impact of both document systems and business processes. I attach details of our report entitled “Enabling Sustainability” which details some of the initiatives we have

Alia Mohammed Trading Co LLC at the PaperWorld Middle East show

Alia Mohammed Trading Co LLC participated at the PaperWorld Middle East show and highlighted their range of products.
Speaking about the participation, Murli G Ema,  said, “Since many years, we have been participating in the show. Our size of the booth is getting gradually increased year on year and even our customer base has grown across GCC, Middle East and Africa. The organizer has to do a little on the print media to some of the focused countries close to UAE. We have complete solutions to

Dynamic Cassette International (DCi) at paperWorld ME 2019

Dynamic Cassette International from UK participated for the first time in the Paperworld Middle East show. During the show they showcased the Kodak remanufactured ink & toner which attracted many visitors. Produced in the UK by DCI Ltd, the portfolio of Kodak remanufactured ink and toners extend across consumables for use in HP, Canon, Samsung and Epson printers. Produced in line with strict quality and page yield standards, Kodak printer consumables deliver excellent print performance with

The Navigator Company at Paperworld Middle East 2019

The Navigator Company participated for the 7th time it the Paperworld Middle East event and unveiled the new Navigator UHD paper.

Speaking about their participation, António Quirino Soares, marketing director at The Navigator Company, said, “Middle East is quite easy for us to access and it covers Asia and East Africa. We have been developing our products which support our customers and channels. We keep very much focused on building and growing our relationship and expand customer base

Ittihad Paper Mill (IPM) at PaperWorld ME 2019

Ittihad Paper Mill (IPM) participated for the first time in the Paperworld Middle East event. IPM is the first printing and writing paper production facility in the GCC. IPM is focused on catering to the growing regional demand for paper products that is currently reliant on imports, while also serving the international markets. IPM is located on a 230,000 square meter plot in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD) and is the largest producer of printing & writing paper in the MENA region

MEPCO at PaperWorld ME 2019

MEPCO participated in the event and showcased their range of products to the visitors.
Speaking about the event, Fadi Baaklini, said, “The event is good for us. The market has witnessed filtering for the last few years. People who have had very tight financial structuring are winning. The people who did it in 2014 to 2017 have got more volume of jobs. The market is saturating, challenging, and it’s actually reducing in the consumption. The collection is a challenge. This is the first year we

Paperworld Middle East

Paperworld Middle East 2019 has come to a successful end in Dubai, with 7,287 trade buyers and visitors from across the wider region treated to a whole new world of potential business opportunities.
Alexandria Robinson, show director for both Paperworld and Interior Lifestyle Middle East, said a key objective this year was to present an all-encompassing platform filled with new ideas and creations:  “This year we really stepped up our efforts to engage with exhibitors and encourage them to

Paperworld Middle East 2019 concludes with 305 exhibitors

Paperworld Middle East 2019 has come to successful end in Dubai, with 7,287 trade buyers and visitors from across the wider region treated to a whole new world of potential business opportunities.

The 9th edition of the region’s largest international trade fair for stationery, paper, gifts and office supplies, featured 305 exhibitors from 42 countries, with its bold new ‘More than Paper’ theme well received by visitors, which grew steadily in numbers over the previous year (7,179).

The annual

SGI to extend into allied fields by 2020, announce organizers

The 22nd edition of Sign and Graphics Imaging 2019 show was officially inaugurated by Mona Ghanem Al Marri, director general of Dubai Government media office. One of the largest shows for the graphics and signage industry in the region was held from 13th-15th January, at DWTC exhibition halls.
  This year had reduced participation from many key players, attributed partly to the slower economy and increased cost of exhibiting.
Among the major brands that participated were Canon Middle East, Epson

The 10th edition of Paper Arabia 2018 ends with positive sign for the organizer and industry

The 10th edition of Paper Arabia which happened from 16-18 December 2018 at DWTC ended with positive sign for the organizers and industry. It should also be noted that until 2018 the show was conducted annually and from this edition it was moved to Biennial.
Region's one of the leading suppliers displayed products, machinery and equipment at the exhibition which showed a huge amount of deals contracted than the previous edition.
Cementing its reputation as the leading fair for industry

The first edition of Gulf Print & Pack Summit features the market patterns

Commercial printers are hopeful about their business development in the Middle East, as industry partners assemble to examine difficulties and openings in the region. The positive outlooks were shared at the inaugural event of Gulf Print and Pack Summit. Andy Thomas-Emans, strategic director, Gulf Print & Pack delivered the inauguration speech and gave some insight on the market.
Stewart Johnston, head of consultancy for Europe, Middle East and Asia of Smithers Group tended to summit

Paperworld Middle East 2018 highlights regional openings

Paperworld Middle East 2018 concluded its three-day run in Dubai with thousands of trade buyers stopping by the region’s trade fair for the paper, stationery, and office supplies industries.
The 8th edition of the annual exhibition welcomed 7,004 visitors from more than 90 countries at the Dubai World Trade Centre, while 303 exhibitors from 42 countries presented their latest wares in a regional market hungry for new ideas and business solutions.
New features at Paperworld included the Corporate

21st edition of Sign & Graphics Dubai show hosts 330 exhibitors

The 21st edition of the region’s premier exhibition for large format printing and signage industry, Sign and Graphics Imaging show was hosted on 14th-16th January this year at the Dubai World Trade Center.  About 330 international and regional exhibitors participated in the show.
Participants included Cannon Middle East, Epson, Copatra Graphics, Signtrade, Masonlite, Flex-Europa, Jacky’s, OKI Europe, Wellcare Infotech, Blue Rhine, Emirates Computers among several. Copatra Graphics was the gold

Print Pack Arabia event wraps up with positive note

The 3rd edition of PrintPack Arabia, which was held at Expo Centre Sharjah from December 11 to 14, 2017 along with the ‘Arabiamold’ and ‘Plastivision Arabia, saw the participation of more than 120 exhibitors from 11 countries. The just-concluded Plastivision Arabia international trade fair and conference served as a bridge between the region’s plastics industry and global equipment manufacturers, suppliers and dealers.
Organised jointly as three specialised trade shows that catered to the

Sign Istanbul 2017 equals last year’s record attendance

The 18th International Advertising Industry and Digital Printing Technologies Trade Fair, SIGN Istanbul, brought together approximately 400 supplying companies coming from 24 countries who in turn welcomed 21,881 local and international professional buyers and specifiers. Recognized as the region’s most important trade event for this sector, the ratio of international visitors has increased to 13 percent. The fair will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year and will take place on

Gulf Print & Pack hosts over 200 exhibitors from the Globe

Gulf Print and Pack 2017 was hosted at the Dubai World Trade Center between 26th-29th March.  The 4-day event saw the participation of over 200 exhibitors from the commercial printing and packaging industry.
Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, director general of Dubai Department of Information to Dubai World Trade Center inaugurated exhibition.
Visitors arrived from many countries in the region including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrian, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Qatar, Sudan among

20th edition of SGI hosts 400 exhibitors from 36 countries

The 20th edition of Sign and Graphics Imaging show was inaugurated by Mona Ghanem Al Marri, director general of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO). Major brands including Agfa Graphics, Cannon Middle East, Flex-Europa, Signtrade, Jacky’s had unveiled some of their latest innovations at the show, though some big names like Giffin Graphics, Saga Digital were missing at this year’s event.
During the inauguration, Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, chairman of IEC stated that, “The 20th edition of SGI

Paper Arabia 2016

9th Paper Arabia 2016, the international exhibition for paper, tissue and converting industries organized by Al Fajer Information and Services, was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Saeed bin Hasher Al Maktoum at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event happened between 13th through 15th of  December.
Paper Arabia 2016 is a platform for buyers, producers and investors working across the paper industry.
 It has witnessed the participation from paper producers and tissue producing

SGI Round Table

SGI hosts first Knowledge Series event in Dubai


Well ahead of its next expo - Sign and Graphics Imaging show 2017, the organizers hosted a round- table at Shangrila Hotel on 8th September.


Round table discussions are a useful way of direct interaction with experts from different segments within the same industry.  Even though panelists may not have the same opinion on all issues, this healthy exchange of viewpoints has manifold advantages.
On the 8th September, organizers of the Sign

Print4Pack Conference

Print4pack conference held to let world know where the Italian printing stands and as a base for Print4All fair


The Print4pack event is part of the Made BY Italy promotional programme which ACIMGA association has been developing for years to support the printing and converting industry.
The two day conference is organised in cooperation with ARGI (Italian association of graphic industry suppliers) and with the support of ICE – Agenzia and the Ministry for Economic Development. They used

Drupa 2016

Drupa 2016 is a resounding success: excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate.


Decisive impulses for the global print industry & top marks for drupa 2016

The atmosphere at drupa 2016, the world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and crossmedia solutions, can hardly be topped: the investment climate is extremely good and has far exceeded all expectations. As the 11-day trade fair draws to a close the 1,837 exhibitors from 54 countries

PaperWorld Middle East 2016

Paperworld Middle East 2016 concluded in Dubai on an all-time high, as a record turnout of visitors and exhibitors firmly cemented its position as the must-attend trade show for the regional paper, office supplies, and stationery industries.

The three-day event, which took place from 1-3 March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, attracted 6,832 visitors from 115 countries, 12 per cent up on the previous year, while 305 exhibitors from 36 countries showcased their

Print Pack Arabia 2016

At 2nd Print Pack Arabia, 3rd Plastivision Arabia and 3rd Arabia Mold trade visitors, whose numbers hit 6,619 from 88 countries, also used the opportunity to experience firsthand how new technology and equipment will help them achieve greater efficiency and productivity.
The event, which was opened by Deputy Ruler of Sharjah H. H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salim Bin Sultan Al Qassimi on February 22 and ran until February 25, made Expo Centre Sharjah the gathering point of decision-makers, senior

SGI Dubai 2016

SGI Dubai 2016, the largest and oldest trade show in the MENA region, that closed its doors at the Dubai World Trade Center (WTC) ended on a high note. The show floor has been bustling with activity during the 3-day-show amid a thrilling atmosphere. The variety of equipment and software solutions for all kinds of work related to signage, retail, digital printing and finishing was, for the first time divided into pavillons: Print fabrication, finishing, textile, screen as well as digital

Sign Istanbul 2015

SIGN Istanbul, Eurasia’s biggest advertising and digital printing technologies trade fair set new records for levels of industry participation. Taking place from 10-13 September 2015, this 17th edition of SIGN Istanbul attracted 438 exhibiting companies coming from 30 countries other than Turkey in the fields of Digital Printing, Textile Printing, SIGN Technology, Visual Communication, LED Technologies, Industrial and 3D Printing and was attended by 21,009 local and foreign sector