Foreign Visitors Breaking A Record at Eurasia Packaging 2017
One of the most prestigious fairs of the packaging sector Eurasia Packaging Exhibition was took place for the 23rd time between the dates 25-28 October 2017 in TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center, Istanbul. In the fair organized with the cooperation of The Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) and REED TÜYAP Fair Organization more than 1000 special visitors were hosted and a very high increase were occurred from the foreign visitors and new business partnerships were signed in the new markets.
The 23rd Eurasia Packaging Fair, which was took place in cooperation with The Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) and REED TÜYAP Fair Organization and sector's the most important meeting platform in Turkey, has hosted nearly 60 thousand visitors from the 108 countries and nearly 7 thousand 500 hundred foreign visitors with the participation of 1.122 companies and company representatives from 43 countries between the dates 25-28 October, 2017, in Istanbul.
The Eurasia Packaging Fair takes the support of the other associations in the sector as Packaging Machinery Association (AMD), The Flexible Packaging Manufacturers Association (FASD), Label Manufacturers Association (ESD), Carton Board Packaging Manufacturers Association (KASAD), Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MASD), Corrugated Board Packaging Manufacturers Association (OMÜD) and Rigid Plastic Packaging Manufacturers Association (SEPA).
"Our Target Was North Africa This Year”
In the content of this year's abroad works that are run together with ASD and Reed Tüyap teams, Morocco and Nigeria and also the senior sector professionals from the Balkans, Middle East, North Africa and Caucasia were hosted in the fair this year. The ASD President, Zeki Saribekir, has evaluated the record increase lived with the foreign participation and said; "We need new markets. Because of this reason, we have brought exclusive procurement committees from Morocco and Nigeria as a result of our and Reed Tüyap's teams intense works in Morocco and we have hosted Morocco and Nigeria as guest countries this year in the fair. Our target was North Africa market this year. The sales and marketing teams of the fair have met with the new companies that are not in the portfolio of the sector companies for new business partnerships. The fair draws more interest at the each passing year. A serious increase has been lived especially at the foreign visitors ratio this year. This is a proof that we have become more visible worldwide as Turkish Packaging Sector. We are going to continue to increase the market share that we have gained from gaining new markets from the world in the following years.”
"We Continue Our Goal To Become The Packaging Center Of the Eurasia”
Zeki Saribekir has emphasized the importance of the Eurasia Packaging Exhibition for Turkey and has made this evaluation: "We continue to our way with strong steps to become the package center of the Eurasia. The flexible plastic, rigid plastic, glass, metal packaging, paper, cardboard, corrugated cardboard, wood packaging, packaging machines, label and other auxiliary packaging materials manufacturers and packaging designers have also taken place in the Eurasia Packaging Fair, which we have organized for the 23rd time this year. This fair has a great importance for our sector in the name of promoting our products and technologies to the world and to find new markets as well as increasing the added value that our sector provides to the national economy. We reach to success by giving importance to the export and modernization and following the technological developments. We have hosted more than 1000 procurement committees in the fair this year, particularly Germany, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Algeria, France, Iraq, England, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Macedonia, Egypt, Tunisia, Russia, Jordan and Greece. We foresee that our exportation in the 2018 is going to be more than 4 billion dollars in value.”
The Winners of The Student Competition Have Met Their Awards
Also the results of the 13th The National Packaging Design Student Competition were announced at the Eurasia Packaging Fair. The students from the Istanbul Medipol University, Baskent University, Bahçesehir University, Middle East Technical University, Bilgi University and Erciyes University were considered worthy to the award from the 10 universities throughout Turkey from the departments of graphic, graphic design, industrial products design and industrial design. Among from the 18 finalists, 5 thousand TL to the first winner, 3 thousand TL to the second, 2 thousand to the third and 1.000 TL to the three students having mention were given. At the same time, the students ranking the highest have also won "ASD & Tüyap Education Scholarship” throughout their education life. Also the exhibited projects of the winner students were drawn great attraction from the participants.