23rd and 24th May 2017


TBC(To be confirmed)


TBC(To be confirmed)

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The second Packaging MEA Awards – in Dubai on 23rd and 24th May 2017 – will cover design and production, from conception through to printing and conversion.

The forum will focus on ‘Excellence in Packaging’

  • Brand identity
  • Time to market
  • Packaging quality
  • Value chain and cost
  • Sustainability with life cycle analysis

This unique forum is tailored to spur the expansion of trade, technology transfer, investment, and output in the packaging industry in the Middle East and Africa.

Speakers and participants will encompass business strategy, brand communication, graphics design, structure design, materials, pre-media, pre-press, printing, converting, brand and pack security, track and trace, logistics and supply chain, modern retail, life cycle sustainability, and consumer research.

Alongside discussions on critical industry issues, the event will provide a unique networking opportunity with potential clients and the regional packaging sector’s leading figures.

The forum encompasses regional and global key figures and companies as speakers and sponsors.

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Who Should Attend? / Profile of visitors

Packaging design managers, packaging development managers, packaging procurement managers of global brand FMCG’s, regional FMCG’s, packaging print buyers and retail chains must attend this forum to learn the latest methods of enhancing your quality and implementing innovation to your product’s face – its packaging.

Why Should You Attend? / All the more reason to attend the event

Today’s mantra to selling faster and greater volumes is adding value through high quality and innovative packaging. Whether you’re getting ready to create a new product, or change the packaging of an existing product or just eager to know how to make your product’s packaging attractive enough, this forum is a must-attend for you.

  • Learn the latest in packaging technology
  • Get Solutions – Meet industry experts and service providers to get the right solutions for your packaging
  • Network and connect with the industry in a unique setup that gathers brand owners, converters and machine manufacturers on a common platform
  • View the region’s best packaging at the innovative packaging gallery

Packaging MEA Awards Schedule / Event Agenda


Registration opens, with networking and refreshments at the St Regis' Astor Ball Room.

Key Note

Realising opportunities in food & beverage packaging

Branding, creativity & packaging: How to entwine global realism with the Arab world

The power of branding

Quick-time design conception to accomplish packaging innovation & standardization

Maximising brand value & business performance through innovative packaging


Packaging innovations that draws consumers in the MEA region

Panelists: Saleh Abdullah, Sanjay Murthy, Anil Namagude, Kaunain Shahidi & 2 delegates
Moderator: Debabrata Deb, Technology Editor, Packaging MEA

‘Creating packaging opportunities across regional markets in labels, cartons & flexibles

High-performance and high quality BoPP labels and flexibles

Inks and coatings for safe-food packaging

High performance adhesives for safe food packaging

LED based fast curing UV inks and coatings


Registration opens, with networking and refreshments at the St Regis' Astor Ball Room

How to achieve high-speed throughput and high quality digital flexo plates

Efficiency and flexibility in flexible packaging print and converting

Efficiency and flexibility in folding carton printing and converting

Quick response converting for flexible packaging

Contemporary trends and technologies in narrow-web labels and labelling

Packaging design facilitating optimised end of line packaging

Packaging optimized from a sustainable perspective

Viability of plant-based biodisposables and packaging in the MEA region

Packaging Sustainability: Successes, challenges, and learnings

Valedictory address

Vote of thanks: Benjamin Daniel, Chief Editor, Packaging MEA Magazine


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Event Location

St. Regis Hotel,
Dubai, UAE.

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