Tuesday, June 7, 2016

plast & printpack alger 2016 closes on an extremely positive note

Visitor numbers up 41% to 4,360

78% of visitors were decision makers and 7 out of 10 plan to invest over the next 12 months

Algeria impressively underlines its position as the largest market in North Africa

plast & printpack alger 2016 closed on an extremely positive note on 07 April 2016.

Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade and their German-Algerian team Algeria’s 4th International Plastics and Composites Trade Exhibition took place on 05 to 07 April 2016 at the Palais des Expositions-Safex in Algiers.

Once again this major event has facilitated a great number of valuable partnerships. The huge success of this year’s event impressively underlined Algeria’s position as the largest plast print pack market in North Africa and at the same time the most stable country in the region.

Record in all parameters: Visitors, exhibitors & quality:

  • Number of trade visitors up 41% to 4,360 in 2016, compared to 3,083 in 2014
  • 78% of visitors were decision makers
  • 7 visitors out of 10 plan to invest over the next 12 months
  • Number of exhibitors 166 technology leaders from 22 countries

Click on the images to see impressions!



Read what our guests of honor and the exhibitors said:

H.E. the Ambassador of Spain, Mr Alejandro Polanco

It is actually not surprising that plast & printpack alger sees a strong Spanish participation. It needs to be stressed that Spain is one of the main trading partners of Algeria: Spain was the No. 1 trading partner of Algeria in 2013 and 2014 and the second most important in 2015.

The Spanish plastics industry has been present at this fair also since several years - also with a significant representation. The important Spanish participation demonstrates the interest and commitment of these companies and of Spain.

Mr. Markus Haas, Conseiller Commercial of the Austrian Embassy

The Austrian participation at plast alger is the expression of the continuing commitment of Austrian companies to invest more in the technology support of their Algerian partners.

Over the years, Algeria attaches great importance to the plastics industry. Also, investments in the areas of building and water resources encourage and energize the plastics industry by the high demand for plastic products.

Moreover, the recycling of plastic waste is also a segment where Austrian companies offer high technology for application.

Mr. Amine Amrouche, Mapeco - Responsable HDPE

Mapeco was created in 2002. We are the exclusive representation of SABIC in Algeria. SABIC has a very diversified portfolio of polymer products suiting ideally to the needs of the Algerian market.
Our main target at plast & printpack alger is to increase our client base and promote our products. Additionally plast & printpack alger is the best opportunity to protect our market share. The number of visitors to the show is even much better than in 2014. We are very satisfied with the quality of the professional visitors.

Mr. Faredh Djaziri, KraussMaffei - Director Maghreb/Africa

The KraussMaffei Group is a manufacturer of plastic processing machineries, including manufacturing of plastic injection molding machines, extrusion and installation by reaction. We have a variety of machines as well as innovative and effective solutions, that allow you to meet the needs of producers in various fields, including packaging, logistics packaging (buckets, crates, pallets), automotive, medical and well others.

The direct contact with our customers and highlighting the benefits and solutions that we can provide through our machines, our solutions, our patents and services are the aim of our participation at plast alger 2016.

According to figures of VDMA-the German Engineering Association, Algeria ranks among Africa‘s Top 4 importers of plastics, packaging and printing technology (in line with South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria).

So it came as no surprise that the 4th plast alger and the 5th printpack alger in 2016 were as big and as international as ever before. The record participation testifies to the considerable value the international business community meanwhile attaches to Algeria.

See a detailed analysis on the entire event in the Post Show Report 2016.