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 others.
Participating companies included Xerox, Canon. HP, Heidelberg, Kodak, Giffin Graphics, Ali Alhashemi, Mepco Gulf, Gimpex and many companies from China, India, Taiwan besides local distributors and traders.
“Anyone involved in the evolving world of print will find the latest technologies and innovations at the show, where innovative companies from around the world will launch their solutions for the commercial and package printing sector in the Middle East and North Africa,” stated James Samuel, events portfolio director, Gulf Print and Pack 2017.
Konica Minolta’s Pauline Brooks, marketing development manager, explained: “Gulf Print and Pack was a fantastic opportunity for Konica Minolta along with our partner Juma Al Majid to launch the new branding, “Accurio” which continues to expand the future of professional printing through a comprehensive range of digital, ink jet technologies and solutions. We also decided it was the ideal event to launch the new C71cf digital label printing machine to the Middle East market; the region is an important part of our business strategy and we appreciate how important events such as Gulf Print & Pack are to the industry.”
Lisa Milburn, managing director, Gulf Print and Pack summed up: “We are delighted to have received such positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors who came to this year’s show. This is a further testament to the growth prospects of the commercial and package printing sector in this part of the world, and certainly cement’s the UAE’s position as a vital hub that promotes business in this still developing industry throughout the region. We’ve had a fantastic show this year and are looking forward to welcoming more exhibitors and visitors in our next edition.”