Saudi Plastics and Petrochem Exhibition & Saudi Print and Pack Exhibition 2020 conclude on a high note amidst regional & global acclaim
The Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd. declared the successful conclusion of the 2020 editions of the Saudi Plastics and Petrochemicals and the Saudi Print and Pack (Saudi PPPP), which witnessed the participation of more than 424 exhibitors from 26 countries. The modern version of the biggest specialized exhibition hosted eight global pavilions and showcased the latest inventions and technological developments in the industry, which plays an essential function in driving the boom of the national economy, garnering overwhelming response and excellent local and regional interests. It was held with the diamond sponsorship of SABIC and Advanced Petrochemical Company, supported by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones Modon, Saudi Industrial Development Fund and the Riyadh Chamber.
The seventeenth edition of Saudi PPPP served as a perfect platform for engineers, industry specialists and business communities to collect and explore partnership possibilities and modern improvements in the industry, as it showcased modern inventions and products, thereby enabling them access to a thriving economy in the Middle East region. The exhibition additionally featured a collection of high-profile events such as the “Saudi Plastic and Petrochem Summit” and the ‘Saudi Print and Pack Summit’ highlighting the developments in these sectors and improving these dynamic industries’ attractiveness in the Saudi market. The exhibition additionally featured technical seminars organized by SABIC and included a number of topics which includes SABIC True cycling, flexible packaging solutions, SABIC’s carbon black solution for industry, and specialized solutions for lid industry, solutions for PE Rigid packaging, and material decision methods for Plastic Application.
Mohammad Al Al-Sheikh, Business improvement director, Riyadh Exhibition Company Ltd, said: “The Saudi Plastic and Petrochemicals Exhibition and the Saudi Print and Pack exhibition 2020 was held successfully in conjunction with the Kingdom’s assumption of the G20 presidency for 2020, which targets to enhance competencies, create more economic opportunities, and to double efforts to attain sustainable development, and permanent commercial and investment cooperation between countries to improve innovation, exchange experiences and create new and various job opportunities.”
Al Al-Sheikh similarly emphasized the significance of the exhibition in improving industrial sustainability; and developing business skills in different sectors, in addition to exploring present day technological innovations and the most distinguished developments in these industries and their impacts on the boom of Saudi national economy.
He added: “The modern edition of the exhibition, which was held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, brought together hundreds of exhibitors in the Kingdom to entice thousands of specialized visitors, businessmen, project developers, dignitaries and decision-makers from different industrial sectors. They were provided with the opportunity to attend prosperous and comprehensive discussions on the contemporary challenges going through the industry and methods to take advantage of emerging opportunities. The number of visitors this year surpassed our expectations, which we trust is a clear indication of the exhibition’s success and its developing local and regional prominence in the Middle East region.”
The hosting of Saudi PPPP 2020 was of tremendous relevance as 70 per cent of the raw materials exported from Saudi Arabia to all parts of the world are raw materials of petroleum derivatives, and the value of exports of the plastics and chemicals sectors account for about 60 per cent of the non-oil exports to the Kingdom, which owns 67 per cent share of the region’s packaging industry.