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Plast & Agro Pack Iraq 2022: Expectations far exceeded

7,774 visitors from all over Iraq and beyond discussed their business with 196 exhibitors from 10 countries

The 3rd Plast Iraq & the 5th Agro Pack, held from 22-24 November 2022 at the Erbil International Fairground, saw 7,774 trade visitors from all over Iraq and a total of 27 countries to talk business with 196 exhibitors from 10 countries.

According to organisers So Fuar and fairtrade, the event aims to help increase Iraq's self-sufficiency and improve supply.

This year, 196 exhibitors from 10 countries presented products, technologies and solutions specifically tailored for the Iraqi market. The exhibitors came from China, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Türkiye and the United Arab Emirates.

For the first time, Plast & Agro Pack Iraq covered Hall 1 and Hall 2, making it the largest ever.

The event was marked by official country pavilions from India, Iran, the Netherlands and Türkiye, and by a strong presence of local Iraqi and international market leaders in plastics, printing, packaging & agrofood material and technology.

Visitor breakdown 2022

7,774 visitors from 27 countries visited the event, they came from Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Türkiye, United Arab Emirates, USA and Yemen.

Visitor breakdown

  • 5,459 trade visitors from the autonomous Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq (Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Zaxo, Halabja, Duhok, …)
  • 1,320 from all other Iraqi provinces, many of them invited in delegations as Hosted Buyers:
    494 from Baghdad, 325 Mosul, Kerkuk 281, Basra 55, Babil 33, Necef 27, Karbala 24, Tikrit 21, Anbar 19, Diyala 14, ...
  • 995 trade visitors from outside Iraq

The large number of trade visitors reflects the great interest and high investment needs of the Iraqi agrofood & plastprintpack industry.

What the exhibitors said

  • Hossein Rezaei

    Commercial Manager – Poli Pack

    Poli Pack industrial group was established in June 2006 in Mamunieh industrial town. Currently, the organization is producing high quality prints in helio on BOPP wrappers, polyester, CPP, LDPE and paper in the fields of food, sweets and chocolate, ice cream and dairy, beverages, health products and pharmaceuticals.

    Iraq is an important market to us because it’s our neighboring country. So, we have a close understanding of the market request, culture and language. Also, the transportation and custom clearance process is very easy for us. The visitors here at the show are very professional. We met founders, producers, but also traders and agencies. We are happy with the growth of Plast Iraq & Agro Pack. 

  • Alper Eralp (right)

    Manager - ERKIM

    Erkim is one of the leading producers of PP bags, fabric pouch, types of fabrics and shade nets for the agricultural industry in Türkiye. Our products are designed according to International Standard Quality.

    We are producers of big bags and shade nets and we would like to check out the Iraqi market in this sector. We met private consumers as well as wholesalers at the Agro Pack Iraq.

  • Ibrahim Nabeel Hancioglu (right)

    Sales Manager - Almutahida Packaging

    Almutahida and its sister company Alhemma are plastic packaging companies located in Babylon, Iraq and are currently the market leaders in the country.

    We think that the Iraqi market is a snowball sliding down the hill – so it’s’ getting bigger each second!

    Here at Plast Iraq & Agro Pack, we met lots of our customers, new potential customers and high-quality leads. We have a huge chance to build new partnerships at the show. We want to expand our influence in North Iraq. At the show, we were able to make new contacts and with those we learned even more about the market.

  • Mohammed Ateeq Khan, Sales and Marketing Manager & Saleh Salim Al Jabri, Sales Executive

    Al Jabri Plastic & Paper Products Factory

    Al Jabri Plastic Packaging has been a leader in flexible plastic packaging since 1997 and also manufactures thermoformed plastic packaging at its new plant in Dubai. Al Jabri Plastic supplies flexible packaging as well as cups and containers.

    Iraq is an untapped market for companies which can supply quality products. Now the market is growing very fast so Iraqi market has good potential for our products.

    We were visited by traders, dairy product manufacturers and beverage manufacturers and we collected very good inquiries for our products. We are very optimistic of closing deals

  • Zafer Bastürk (right)

    Regional Export Sales Manager - Jokey

    The Jokey Group is a company in the plastics processing industry. For more than 50 years, the name Jokey has stood for high competence in plastic injection molding and customer-oriented service, supplying customers in around 80 countries.

    The Iraqi market is of key importance to us as it has huge potential for the dairy and ice cream market. Especially from our factory in Türkiye, we can supply different sizes of packaging products to the Iraqi market.

    At Agro Pack and Plast Iraq we also discussed business with ice cream, dairy and food manufacturers from all over Iraq. They represent a large potential of buyers looking for packaging items for their specific needs. We hope to reach out to new potential customers.

High exhibitor satisfaction ratings

What was new in 2022?

For the first time, the event will cover the entire value chain.

For this purpose, Plast Iraq & Agro Pack Iraq were supplemented by Agro Iraq and Food Iraq, and the fair was extended from Hall 1 to Halls 1 and 2 for the first time.

  • Plast Iraq in Hall 1 featured plastic raw material in primary forms as well as machinery and equipment for plastics processing, printing and packaging
  • Agro Pack Iraq in Hall 1 covered technology and material for processing & packaging food and beverages
  • Agro Iraq in Hall 2 presented agriculture, crop & animal production
  • Food Iraq in Hall 1 showcased and traded finished food & beverage products

Official country pavilions in 2022 from India, Iran, Iraq, Netherlands and Türkiye

India Pavilion

India Pavilion for the first time at the 2022 event.

The India Pavilion showcases 18 Indian exhibitors offering the full range of products for the agrofood and plastics industries.

Iran Pavilion

Supported by the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, 54 Iranian exhibitors participate in 2022.

Iraqi participation

Market leaders from Kurdistan and the entire Iraq, 40 Iraqi exhibitors in 2022.

Netherlands Pavilion

Netherlands Pavilion - The agricultural section of the Netherlands Consulate in Erbil represents the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands in KRI. 6 Dutch companies are present on the Netherlands Pavilion.

Türkiye Pavilion

Supported by the Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Trade, 75 Turkish exhibitors in 2022. The impressive presentation is rounded off with a lounge that invites Turkish exhibitors and their Iraqi customers to network.

Our Partners

Organisers

  1. fairtrade
  2. Sofuar

Institutional partner

  1. Turkey

Official support

Partners

  1. Iraq Chamber of Commerce
  2. Baghdad Chamber of Commerce
  3. Erbil chamber of commerce

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