Dubai to host paper exhibition in September

July 5th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, July 5 (IANS/WAM) More than 150 exhibitors from 30 countries will showcase the latest technologies used in paper production during a three-day exhibition to be held in Dubai September 26-28.
The “Paper Arabia 2010″ offers opportunities to the manufactures and suppliers of finished products, equipment, paper chemicals, services, tissue and converting sector to reach out to the Middle East and North African markets, said Satish Khanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information and Services which is organising the event.

Paper Arabia, with more than 150 exhibitors from 30 countries, will be a key platform for traders and industry players to interact, he said, adding that the event will also give a boost to the UAE’s paper industy by providing scope for business expansion to the 25 regional players.

The participants include representatives from India, France, US, Britan, China, Germany, Taiwan, Indonesia, Austria and Korea.

“In the Middle East, regional demand for paper is higher than the domestic supply where two third of the consumption is imported,” Khanna said.

The UAE produced 10 million metric tonnes of paper worth $27 million in 2009, registering an increase of 25 percent in its annual production capacity as compare to the figure of 2008.

–IANS/WAM

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