Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair, held in Turkey, the center of Eurasia in the packaging industry ended. With particular interest from international visitors, the fair was visited by about 60,000 professionals while new business partnerships were signed in the new markets. Zeki Saribekir, President of Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) said the fair set the industry in a new motion and they were satisfied particularly with the interest from foreign visitors.
Aiming for 23 billion dollars market size and 5 billion dollars export this year, the packaging industry came together in the 24th Eurasia Packaging Istanbul International Packaging Industry Fair held in TÜYAP on October 31 - November 3 with the collaboration of the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association and REED TÜYAP. Having grown 40 times larger since the first day of the show and having become the largest exhibition held annually in the Eurasian region, Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair was attended by 1,217 companies including 463 foreign companies from 44 countries. The fair was visited by 58,518 professionals from 115 countries, including 50,417 people from Turkey and 8,101 people from abroad.
Tunisia was the host country this year and over 1,000 special hosted buyers were brought from 42 countries, in particular from Germany, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Algeria, Morocco, Palestine, Georgia, Croatia, Iraq, UK, Iran, Israel, Italy, Cameroon, Canada, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Egypt, Moldova, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Oman, Jordan and Greece. Eurasia Packaging Istanbul International Packaging Industry Fair will be held for the 25th time next year on October 23 - 26.
TURKEY: THE PACKAGING CENTER OF EURASIA
Highlighting the importance of the packaging industry for Turkey, Zeki Saribekir, President of the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) said "The contribution of our industry to the Turkish economy will increase in the years to come and Turkey will move fast on the way to become the packaging center of Eurasia". He added the industry set new motion in the industry and they are satisfied with interest from foreign people in particular. Stating that significant business connections were made in the fair, Saribekir said: "We believe we'll achieve our goal of 5 billion dollars export by the end of the year. We also aim for 23 billion dollars market size this year. As an industry that exports to 180 countries, we are aware of our power and potential. As the Packaging Industry, we are aiming to sell packaging to more countries. We'll increase the number of markets and we'll export at least half of what we produce. We think we'll achieve our goal of 10 billion dollars export and 30 billion dollars market size by 2023".
MONETARY REWARD AND SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS
WHO WIN THE DESIGN COMPETITION
Winners of the 14th Packaging Design National Student Competition 2018, where in total 85 projects compete, organized by the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) with the contribution of Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair in collaboration with REED TÜYAP were announced with the ceremony held in the opening cocktail event for the Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair. Melike Balkaya, student of Özyegin University, Department of Industrial Product Design was the winner of the competition with her "Dream Honey Single Portion Honey Packaging" project while Mehmet Ali Seven, student of Marmara University, Department of Industrial Product Design ranked the second with his "SpinMilk" project and Gizem Karatas, student of Middle East Technical University, Department of Industrial Product Design ranked the third with her "Suntoy" project. 13 projects were rewarded in the competition while the top 3 students earned 12 months free scholarship in addition to cash reward.
Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD)