The region’s future role as the world’s powerhouse in aluminium and issues related to boosting the downstream sector will come to the fore at the fourth edition of Aluminium Middle East 2015 taking place in Dubai this month.
The Dubai International Boat Show lived up to its reputation, stirring huge interest among the yachting community and notching up sales of around $50 million by the time it ended.
The rising demand for plastics in the GCC and increasing product diversification are encouraging the regional manufacturing industry to ramp up production capacity. According to the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), plastics production capacity in the GCC grew 6 per cent to 25.
Saif mohammed AL MIDFA, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, has been elected as chairman of the Arabian Gulf Chapter of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), the leading association for the global exhibition industry.
Expo Centre Sharjah, the region’s leading exhibition venue and events organiser, has again joined hands with Ipama to hold the second Print Pack Arabia, which will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 22 – 25, 2016.
Sabic showcased its range of innovative products in construction, printing and packaging at the 12th Saudi Exhibition for Printing, Packaging, Plastics and Petrochemicals held at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events last month. The Saudi petrochemicals powerhouse was the diamond sponsor of the exhibition.