Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), the leading Qatar based petrochemical company, is the Principal Sponsor of ArabPlast 2011, the Middle East's No 1 trade show for rubber, plastics and petrochemicals, which will be held from January 8 to 11, 2011, at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.
This was announced at a press conference organized in Doha by Qapco, Messe Düsseldorf Germany and Al Fajer Information and Services, organizers of the show.
ArabPlast is being held at a time the petrochemicals in the GCC are becoming a key driver of the economy and one of the bases of economic diversification in GCC countries.
Qapco has a strong track-record of growth and excellence. The company is a major player in the global petrochemical industry. It has continued expansion, both in production facilities and target markets.
Dr. Mohammed Yousef Al-Mulla, Board Director and General Manager, Qapco, attended the press conference, along with Mr. Satish Khanna, General Manager of Al Fajer Information & Services Dubai.
Dr. Al-Mulla declared that QAPCO has been keen to co-sponsor Arabplast exhibition, and this year we are honored to be the principal sponsor of the event. Our sponsorship stems from its strategic importance, as it highlights the developments of the Petrochemical industry in Middle East and in the world at present and in the future.
Dr. Al-Mulla thanked QAPCO's customers for their trust, loyalty and support over the years, assuring them, that QAPCO would continue providing its highest quality products and best after-sale services. He expressed his hope that attending such events would boost the company's friendly and business relations with old customers and also acquire new potential customers.
Dr. Al-Mulla added that for the last five years, the Arabian Gulf region has been the petrochemical hub in the world and it will become the world's largest producer and exporter of petrochemicals and plastics by the next few years. About 30-40% of the world's petrochemical requirements have been supplied and met by the GCC countries.
Mr. Satish Khanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information and Services said: "Al Fajer Information and Services and German exhibition organiser Messe Dusseldorf are in a joint partnership to organise the ArabPlast exhibition. In addition to Qapco, the show is sponsored by major GCC industrial companies, such as Borouge, Abu Dhabi Polymers Park, Petro Rabigh, NATPET, MEP UK among others."
Khanna added: "By joining as the title Sponsor of ArabPlast 2011, Qapco is consolidating its leading competitive position in the Middle East and in the world at large."
The growth of this show reflects the high global demand for plastics and its raw materials and of course the machines. The 2011 show has registered a dramatic increase in the number of exhibitors, sponsors and display space.
A record number of companies are participating in ArabPlast 2011, a reflection on the growing importance attached by GCC countries to strengthening their manufacturing industries, including plastics and rubber sector, which are known to be more sustainable investments in the long run.
ArabPlast 2011 will showcase latest technologies and track market trends of the Middle East plastics and rubber industry, which continues to be the world's largest exporter, offloading the majority of its output to international markets.
Companies from Taiwan, USA, Turkey, Egypt, Canada, UK, Germany, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Spain, Norway, KSA, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, UAE, India and Iran are participating in the show.
On display at ArabPlast 2011 will be new products and technologies in injection moulding, blow molding, wrapping and packaging, pre and post plastic processing techniques as well as raw materials, such as masterbatches, additives and polymers. The show covers a wide spectrum of plastic machinery, plastic/rubber processing technology, pre and post-processing systems, plastic packaging technology, injection moulding, blow moulding, wrapping technology, extrusions, chemicals and additives, semi finished goods, engineering plastics and plastic products.