And here are the first voices of the exhibitors
Mr. Mohamed Hassairi - Communication Manager - BOBST Africa & Middle East, LTD
Bobst is one of the world's leading suppliers of equipment and services for packaging and labeling manufacturers in the folding box, cardboard and flexible materials industries. We have been established in Algeria with our products since the 1960s.
The Algerian market in full expansion is very important for our company.
We are satisfied with the current edition of printpack alger. The quality of the visitors is really great and also the new venue is a great place.
Mr Thomas Lengenberg, Sales Director (far left) – Windmöller & Hölscher
North African countries do have a significant growth prognostic and a lively and growing local industry in the production of packaging materials. W&H is since years represented by our long term partner PBH from Paris. In the West African countries we do have representatives as well, but also have a very high personal presence of W&H sales staff.
At printpack alger 2018 we have met most of our important customers out of the converting industry and we were extremely pleased by the number and quality of the visitors. The development of the market was clearly recognizable during the show.
The move to the new exhibition center was very much the right decision. The atmosphere and the access were very easy. All services were perfectly organized to make the day convenient for exhibitors and visitors alike. The increased number of exhibitors at the fair was also very satisfactory.
Mr Ryad Zaidi, Manager - Miller Graphics Algeria
Algeria and the Maghreb countries are growth markets and innovative ones, our field of activity is still new with very great aspirations. A growing market.
For the West African market we think that this one is interesting, given the opening on the Atlantic with very important natural resources, in the sense that the collaboration between the European countries is capital for the development of the market, in particular in the various production technologies.
At printpack alger 2018 we met mainly professionals in our field (flexogravure, printers).
Yes, we are very satisfied with the quality and quantity of our visitors, especially as the CIC alger is an ideal place for this kind of meetings with its modern and pleasant infrastructure.
The strong points are the organization of the event and the infrastructure of the CIC which is adapted to this kind of exhibitions.
Mr. Jean-Philippe Mouiche, General Director - daetwyler-hell France
There are many opportunities for the sale of equipment and consumables to Flexo, Typo, Offset, Hexo... A really large number.
We mainly meet clients looking for equipment. We often meet with leaders, so the decision makers.
As we have no subsidiary in Algeria or an agent for Algeria, printpack alger 2018 allows us to highlight our equipments and consumables and meet the actors present on the Algerian market.
Mr. Bernard Meunier, Area Sales Manager – SOLEMA
Solema is a leading company in industrial automation. In the graphic arts sector, Solema produces solutions for internal production flow, also customized, for the most important binderies in the world.
In the field of converting Solema designs the most efficient machines for the production of partitions in both corrugated and solid paperboard ̶ automatic cutting and assembly.
Algeria has a very high potential in printing, post press-finishing and in the packaging market.
Mrs Rym Echarif - Tasdeer Holding
Algeria and the Maghreb countries in general are very important for us since we built a long-term business relationship with customers from the region. We are determined to maintain the trust for actual clients as well as developing new business opportunities.
This exhibition is a great experience allowing us to meet with Algerian actual and potential clients. It allows us to understand their needs and respond better to their enquieries. We had the opportunity to meet with CEOs/managers, sales managers and entrepreneurs from important countries as well as start-ups willing to develop their business. We also had visitors from different nationalities. We are globally satisfied about the quality of visitors and their interest for our products.
The main highlightshere at the show are diversity and quality of the exhibitors, the quality of the visitors and the subjects discussed during the conference.
Mr Collin Ko, President - Future Pack Co., LTD.
Algeria and the Maghreb countries are new open markets with many potential customers. Also the West African market is slowly improving.
printpack alger 2018 is well organized and we also have many professional customers at our booth.
Mr. Slim Ben Amor, Sales Manager - OMS Maghreb Group
Our company is specialized in end-of-line packaging and is distributor of the Smipack and Bolloré brand in Algeria. We propose a range of shrink-wrapping machines.
Algeria is a country with a large industrial market, which is in full expansion.
We meet very interesting customers at printpack alger 2018.
The exhibition ground offers a great arrangement and a great structure.
Mr Hank Kan, Director Sales & Marketing – SBL Machinery Co., Ltd.
The Maghreb area has been blast for us. That is the reason why we come to develop the new markets.
The most visitors we meet here are users. It is our first time at printpack alger 2018 and precisely it looks good for us.
We are looking forward to have some more customers from the packaging industry.
Read what our guests of honor said!
Mr Kheir-Eddine Medjoubi, Secretary General - Ministry of Industry and Mines
On behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Mines, I warmly welcome you. We are delighted that Algiers is the venue for printpack alger 2018.
It is our declared aim to increase industrial production in Algeria and thus replace unnecessary imports. The technological leaders present at the trade fair play an important role here, providing machines and systems that will enable us to achieve this goal.
Finally, I wish all exhibitors and visitors a successful printpack alger and a pleasant stay in Algiers.
Mr Andreas Fiedler, Council of Ministers - German Embassy
First of all, I would like to congratulate the organizers for having increased the number of participants significantly since the last time and for being able to count today up to 260 exhibitors. This illustrates the importance of this sector.
Algeria has embarked on a policy of economic diversification and national production.
Algeria is the largest importer of packaging technology in Africa. There is a dynamic here that shows the willingness and potential to develop this sector far beyond the mere importation of consumption.
Germany wants to be - and already is - a reliable and strong partner in this process. Our country is a key global partner in the production of machinery. The world's leading trade fairs in the field such as "drupa" and "interpack" are all held regularly in Düsseldorf. Messe Düsseldorf is also a partner of the fair here in Algiers.
Mr Erhard Wienkamp, Executive Director Foreign Trade Fairs Division - Messe Düsseldorf
As you know, the Messe Düsseldorf is the new partner to fairtrade and has been involved in the realisation of the plast & printpack alger since last year. With sales of around 360 million euros in 2017, the Messe Düsseldorf Group has been able to consolidate its position as one of the world's most successful trade-fair companies.
Visitors to such trade fairs as the plast & printpack alger will also benefit from our profound expertise.
Thanks to our global network, our great international competence and our good contacts to the global industry, we have been able to work with our partner fairtrade to get the industry excited about Algiers as a highly interesting trade-fair location and to offer a comprehensive information and order platform for experts and specialists here.
Throughout the next few days it will not only be possible to gain an overview of the current state of materials and production technologies, it will also be possible to discuss general trends and individual solutions with experts from all around the world. The innovative spectrum and the diverse range will be providing valuable insights into technical possibilities and future market opportunities. Only those who invest in modern plants and materials will be able to survive the competition because customer demands will continue to increase. And to this end, visitors will be able to launch directly into business negotiations here.
Mr Martin März, Managing Director - fairtrade Messe
Exhibitors and trade visitors can expect many innovations this year at printpack alger: fairtrade and Messe Düsseldorf are organising the fair together for the first time. And it is also for the first time that it takes place at the International Conference Centre of Algiers.
Moreover, the 6th printpack alger in 2018 is as big and international as ever. The record attendance of 49 exhibitors (+133% compared to 2016) from 11 countries underlines that this is one of the most important trade fairs in Africa in these fields.
You will wonder how this strong growth occurred. The following facts explain this growth impressively. According to the German Engineering Federation VDMA, Algeria is one of the three most important countries on the African continent in terms of imports of printing technologies (57 million euros in 2016). Regarding packaging technology, Algeria is even the largest importer in Africa (228 million euros in 2016).