Leading print technology sourcing show for Printers and Print Service Providers (PSPs) across Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and Indian regions – Gulf Print & Pack 2024 took place across a busy three days featuring over 250 exhibitors that showcased their latest machinery, materials and software to regional buyers. Read on; for the positive outcome of the show in WHERE To Print POST-SHOW REPORT:
Graciously declared open on Tuesday 9 January 2024 by H.Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum al-Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Information, the 14th edition of Gulf Print & Pack showcased innovative products and solutions for the print and package industries with many successful stories to tell backed by live demonstrations of great product debuts.
Among other expose’, Epson Middle East launched its SurePress L-4733AW together with the ColorWorks C6500 and C4000 featuring cloud-enabled, on-demand colour label printing, just as GCG KYOCERA Global unveiled the game-changer – Taskalfa Pro 15000c that sets new standards in professional printing. Then Gulf Print & Pack 2024 Associate Sponsor – Afra International DMCC blew away the minds of visitors to its Stand C4 who experienced the future of printing firsthand with the presentation of Etirama SPS3! This cutting-edge servo-driven press boasts a 350mm web width, accommodates up to 10 colours, and offers a range of optional features like cold foil, lamination, and reverse printing.
Without doubt, the international show which brought together PSP’s, commercial and packaging printers, designers and print buyers from across the MENA region and beyond saw visibly elated Mr. Nayyar Ansari, Business Development Manager, Konica Minolta who revealed: ”Gulf Print & Pack 2024 has been very productive for Konica Minolta. We invited potential customers from our partners across the GCC, to witness the power of digital print, embellishment, and labeling. As a result, we sold 5 production machines and two AccurioShine 3600 units during the show.”
In the same vein, Mr. Ramesh Bajaj, Director, Vinsak excitedly expressed: “The quality of visitors to our stand was high at Gulf Print & Pack 2024, reflected in the fact that we sold 11 machines, including label presses, finishing and embellishing equipment, during the show. The second day was particularly positive, with orders from new territories”.
Speaking on the overall feeling of the exhibition, Mr. Martin Teilberg, Global Marketing Manager at Nilpeter commented: “This is the first time Nilpeterhas exhibited at Gulf Print & Pack; there is a good buzz, a good vibe at the show. Sustainable solutions, digitalisation and automation are the key trends at the moment, with customers looking to save money and optimise efficiency, and these are the features we have been highlighting.” And to ElifServinc, Marketing Assistant at Frimpeks: “Gulf Print & Pack 2024 was a good opportunity for Frimpek to exhibit its products and solutions to the MENA region, and the UAE market in particular”.
From organiser’s perspective, WHERE To Print gathered from Gulf Print & Pack Event Director, Mr. Barry Killengrey: “Gulf Print & Pack 2024 has delivered beyond our expectations. It’s been fantastic to connect with so many visitors and exhibitors from across the MENA region and beyond. There were a lot of business deals signed on the show floor and lots of new innovations came to life from across commercial and digital printing.” Agreeing, Managing Director, Gulf Print & Pack – Jade Grace also added while expressing gratitude to all: “We are pleased with such positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors who came to Gulf Print & Pack 2024. The MENA region is a key market for the commercial and package printing sector and the array of new technologies and innovations across areas such as digital embellishment, hybrid printing and sustainable packaging demonstrated on the show floor reflected the dynamism of this industry. Thank you to all who visited and exhibited, and to our media partners and sponsors for all their support in making this year’s show a huge success.”
Labels and Labeling magazine was the Principal Sponsor for the 2024 edition of Gulf Print & Pack, with Konica Minolta, Mood Group and Afra supporting as Associate Sponsors.
Gulf Print & Pack will be back in 2026, taking place from 31 March to 2 April 2026 at the same Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai United Arab Emirate. Check out more details at: www.gulfprintpack.com