Monday, March 3, 2014

Record attendance at plast & printpack alger 2014: As big and as international as ever before

The 3rd plast alger and the 4th printpack alger feature a record attendance as 145 technology leaders from 23 countries have already signed in and there are still more to come. Like this, the event is as big and as international as ever before.

The exhibitors come from Algeria, Austria, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Greece, France, India, Iran, Italy, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Algeria’s leading plastics, packaging and printing technology trade fair has received the patronage of H.E. the Algerian Minister of Industrial Development and Investment Promotion, Mr Amara Benyounes.

plast & printpack alger are organised by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade and its German-Algerian team.

The decision of the organisers to increase the exhibition space by moving to the bigger  "Pavilion A" was a logical consequence of the growing demand of the Algerian plast, print & pack industry and the great success of the 2012 edition.

plast alger 2014 takes place on the background of sharply rising imports. According to VDMA, the German Engineering Association, Algerian imports of plastics and rubber technology amounted to 99,8 million US Dollar in 2012, a plus of 38% (!) compared to 72.3million US Dollar in 2011 and 60.3 million US Dollar in 2010. 

It has been the first time that the annual amount of imports of plastics machinery exceeded the border of 90 million US Dollar. China, Italy, France, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Spain, Austria and Switzerland were the main supplier countries.

Another important factor: Algerian imports of packaging machinery and equipment went up to 189.6 million US Dollars in 2012, a plus of 36% compared to 2011 . It summed up to 139.2 million US Dollars in 2011 and 140.1 million US Dollars in 2010.

The last plast & printpack alger in 2012 was a real success for both, exhibitors and visitors alike. The event gathered 2,388 professional visitors and 104 exhibitors from 17 countries.

Exhibitors showed themselves very satisfied with the results of their participation and praised the high quality of the visitors. The event was organised under the patronage of the Algerian Ministry of Industry, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and of Investment Promotion.

Source: VDMA-the German Engineering Association, June 2013

This is what they said …

Valuable synergies. To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and trade visitors alike, plast & printpack alger 2014 take place concurrently.

More than 70% c-level attendees. plast & printpack alger focuses on a B2B-audience of professionals from all over Algeria. With more than 70% c-level attendees (CEOs and GMs; commercial, purchasing and technical directors; engineers), the event provides best possible opportunities for business!

The organiser.
The event is organised by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade and its German-Algerian team. fairtrade operates a daughter company in Algiers already since 2003. ISO 9001:2008 certified, and being a member of UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, fairtrade organises events according to the UFI quality norms.

Online Market Place. Once again an Online Market Place will be established. The plast & printpack alger interactive online community allows exhibitors and visitors to connect before, during and after the event.

The Post Show Report 2012.
For detailed information on the 2012 event, please view the post show report.

The Daily. For valuable background information, photos, interviews and testimonials of the 2012 event, please view the two dailies.

The Gallery.
For photos, please view the gallery.

Algeria-The market. Algeria is the economic powerhouse on the African continent. For more information on oil and gas revenues, GDP, foreign exchange reserves, imports and exports, see „The market“.

plast & printpack alger is a bi-annual event.
plast & printpack alger is taking place in the even years (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 …), leaving the odd years for similar events in the region such as “Gulf Print+Pack” in Dubai and “plast expo” and “Siagra” in Casablanca in 2011, 2013, 2015, ….

The Algerian plastics industry…
… is one of the fastest growing and most important sectors in Algeria. The sector’s annual growth rate amounts to 4 to 5% in these past few years. Its growth is driven manifold: by huge governmental projects and infrastructural investments (hydraulics, building and construction, energy, agriculture, gas tubes for Sonelgaz, etc.), as well as by industrial sub-contracting and the demand for packaging materials. The Algerian plastics industry consists of some 2 200 enterprises, among them subsidiaries of heavyweights such as Sonatrach, Enip, Iap, Enpc, but mostly of small and medium sized private enterprises. Around 40% of them are active in injection, 20 % in extrusion, the rest in the fast-growing packaging and plasticulture sectors. The workforce stands at around 20,000.

With an annual consumption of 1 million tons, half of which being imported from Asia and Europe, the Algerian plastics market has an enormous potential. The per capita consumption is between 8 to 10 kg.

The Algerian petrochemical industry…
… is the third largest producer of natural gas and the eleventh largest producer of mineral oil world-wide.

It consists of different state industries which are subsidiary firms of the state oil enterprise Sonatrach. Sonatrach has been investing 4 bn US$ in the modernization of the four existing refining plants to increase the production of oil-derivatives as well as the liquefaction of natural gas. Furthermore, two more refineries are to be erected (in Adrar and Tiaret). In addition, 8 billion US Dollar have been allocated to enlarge the production of PP, PET, PE and polyester.