“Global Packaging Market is Projected to Grow 3.5% Per Year to 2020”
Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 9th of March 2017: The 9th edition of Dubai Drink Technology Expo has concluded today after 3 days of networking activities between companies displaying their latest technologies, machinery, and services for the beverage industry. This year was marked with the participation of 110 companies from 27 countries working in the field of beverage manufacturing, processing, packaging, and machinery.
Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice-Chairman and Group CEO of INDEX Holding, said: “According to a recent study conducted by Smithers Pira, a worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry, the global packaging market is projected to grow 3.5% per year to 2020, with sales to reach $997 billion by 2020. The packaging industry will be witnessing a notable change in the coming years with the introduction of smarter more innovative solutions on all different levels.”
Eng. Anas Al Madani added: “This year, Dubai Drink technology Expo has succeeded to highlight the new trends in beverage branding and packaging designs in the Middle East, and through its specialized conference it has featured the opportunities and challenges with emerging advanced technologies presenting an ultimate platform for the exchange of knowledge and experiences.”
The 6th Global Water & Beverage Technology Congress ( GWBT )featured a number of educational sessions and B2B business meetings and it discussed topics like: Product range in the modern beverage market and technology trends in their packaging, New trends in beverage branding and packaging design in the Middle East, Bottled water: producing and providing regional consumers with what they want, Challenges in modern beverage packaging and their solutions, Operational impact of beverage packaging, Product recovery and reduction of water consumption and many more followed with panel discussions
About the congress, Benjamin Daniel, Chief Editor of Packaging MEA said: “GWBT Congress 2017 is indeed a unique congress as it brings together the 4 sectors of the industry- brand owners, converters, suppliers, manufacturers on this platform. Whilst there is so much of business and technology changes happening within the world of beverage processing and packaging, this congress helped us to catch up with these professionals, share and exchange worthy knowledge.”
“These 2 days of engaging, power packed presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunity enthralled the industry delegates attending the congress. Renowned speakers from across the world gave us all the global intelligence of the beverage packaging industry with a regional and local perspective-something that we all are looking forward for, as we thrust ahead into 2017.” He Concluded
Dubai Drink Technology Expo is organised by INDEX conferences and Exhibitions Organization Est., a member of INDEX Holding. The event is supported by International Society of Beverage Technology (ISBT), the American Beverage Association, TEA board of India, Arab Asian Beverage Alliance, UAE Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Exports – the export promotion agency of DED, and the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA).