Strong support from Iraq – Pavilions from China, France, Germany, Italy and Turkey
Mr Çağatay Erşahin
Sales Director and Executive Board Member - Expotim & Ladin Group
Turkey is Iraq‘s largest trading partner. For Turkey, Iraq is the fifth largest buyer of Turkish products in the world. Especially Turkish machines and plants are very popular in Iraq.
For many years we have been accompanying Turkish exhibitors on fairs in Iraq in the energy and building sector. We are therefore delighted that with plastprintpack iraq & iraq agrofood we now also have a very good platform for this sector.
We are looking forward to organizing a Turkish pavilion and will apply to the Turkish Ministry of Trade for supporting our exhibitors.
Mr Hashim M. Hatem Al-Sudani
Director General and Chairman of the Board - State Company for Iraqi Fairs & Commercial Services & Baghdad International Fair Ground
Iraq‘s trade with the world in the PlastPrintPack sector exceeds an annual volume of hundreds of millions of dollars for the import of plastics, printing and packaging machinery and equipment and for imports of plastics in primary forms.
To give Iraqi market participants a comprehensive overview of the best products and to promote technology transfer, the State Company for Iraqi Fairs & Commercial Services and the Ministry of Commerce will do everything in our power to make the planned iraq agrofood & plastprintpack trade show a great success.
Dr. Antonio Puggioni
Head of the Economic and Development - Cooperation Section - Embassy of Italy in Iraq
Italy is Iraq’s seventh largest buyer and tenth largest seller in the world. As such the two nations enjoy fruitful and long-standing relations, in different fields that also include machinery. Italian plastprintpack and agrofood processing machinery are and will be key for Iraq’s ongoing modernization process, with a view to improving the level of self-sufficiency of Iraqis.
With 40 million inhabitants Iraq is one of the three largest countries in the Arab world in terms of population. Italy looks forward to proposing modern technologies that will be helpful in significantly increasing production and services in the country.
Mrs Véronique du Passage
Head of Maghreb & Middle East -adepta French Agrofood & Packaging Technology Association
France and Iraq have a long tradition of exchange in all fields, especially in the Agrofood & Packaging sector. With more than 200 member companies, adepta represents the entire savoir-faire of the French agrofood & packaging industry.
We look forward to going to Iraq with our long-standing partner fairtrade and I am very glad to confirm that adepta will organize a French pavilion at iraq agrofood & plastprintpack 2019.
Managing Director - fairtrade
Iraq is one of the largest plastprintpack markets in the Middle East - still undersupplied. This requires massive investment.
The EUROMAP-European Plastics and Rubber Machinery‘s country cluster clearly confirms high double-digit annual growth for Iraq between 2009 and 2018. The import of plastic raw materials showed an annual growth of 35%, the plastic consumption of 31%.
For the coming years, imports of plastics, printing and packaging technology are expected to rise sharply in the context of the country‘s industrialization process.
In the run-up to the trade fair launch, we have already spoken to many companies who have signaled their clear interest in participating. We are therefore delighted to be putting together a German pavilion.