(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) is the principal sponsor of ArabPlast 2011, the Middle Easts No. 1 trade show for rubber, plastics and petrochemicals, which will be held from January 8 to 11, 2011, at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.
This was announced at a press conference organised in Doha by Qapco, Messe Dsseldorf Germany and Al Fajer Information and Services, organizers of the show.
ArabPlast is being held at a time petrochemicals in the GCC are becoming a key driver of the economy and one of the bases of economic diversification in GCC countries.
Qapco has a strong track-record of growth and excellence. The company is a major player in the global petrochemical industry. It has continued expansion, both in production facilities and target markets.
Dr Mohammed Yousef Al Mulla, Board Director and General Manager of Qapco, told a news conference that Qapco has been keen to co-sponsor Arabplast exhibition.
This year we are honored to be the principal sponsor of the event. Our sponsorship stems from its strategic importance, as it highlights the developments of the Petrochemical industry in Middle East and in the world at present and in the future, said Dr Al Mulla.
Satish Khanna, General Manager of Al Fajer Information and Services said: Al Fajer Information and Services and German exhibition organiser Messe Dusseldorf are in a joint partnership to organise the ArabPlast exhibition. In addition to Qapco, the show is sponsored by major GCC industrial companies, such as Borouge, Abu Dhabi Polymers Park, Petro Rabigh, NATPET, MEP UK among others.By joining as the title Sponsor of ArabPlast 2011, Qapco is consolidating its leading competitive position in the Middle East and in the world at large.
The growth of this show reflects the high global demand for plastics and its raw materials and of course the machines. The 2011 show has registered a dramatic increase in the number of exhibitors, sponsors and display space.
A record number of companies are participating in ArabPlast 2011, a reflection on the growing importance attached by GCC countries to strengthening their manufacturing industries, including plastics and rubber sector, which are known to be more sustainable investments in the long run.
ArabPlast 2011 will showcase latest technologies and track market trends of the Middle East plastics and rubber industry, which continues to be the worlds largest exporter, offloading the majority of its output to international markets.