حفلة 2024

PLASTEX 2024 launches its 19th edition in Egypt

PLASTEX2024, the 19th edition of the largest plastics and rubber exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa, opened its doors at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre, under the patronage of the Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly from 9-12 January.

In addition, the Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir and the Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad have inaugurated PLASTEX2024 on behalf of the Prime Minister as it marks a new era for the dynamic plastics and rubber industry.

The event is endorsed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Chamber of Chemical Industries, the Division of Plastics Industries, and the Chemical & Fertilizers Exports Council.

PLASTEX 2024 transcends borders as a catalyst for transformation, shaping the next decade through innovation, collaboration, and a shared vision for sustainability.

Following a tour of the PLASTEX 2024 exhibition, the Minister of Industry said, “PLASTEX has exceeded our expectations in showcasing the latest industry advancements to contribute in fostering the development of the Egyptian industry and improving the quality of products according to global standards.”

He added “the aim is to establish Egypt as a central industrial hub in the Middle East and Africa, owing to its potential, distinctive features, and various vital components that enable operational and industrial excellence.’’

“Egypt stands as a lucrative and strategic market, evident in the level of international participation witnessed in Cairo today. The level of international participation is testament to important global collaboration essential to driving the future of plastics and rubber for Egypt and the region”, he continued.

Fouad commended the enthusiasm and interest of Egyptian manufacturers who participated in the exhibition for applying environmental standards. She appreciated the participation of several companies in recycling solutions and the production of eco-friendly products.

Furthermore, she urged manufacturers to focus on the use of renewable sources of energy, while keeping in mind the circular economy systems, resource conservation, and climate protection.

The 2024 edition expands on PLASTEX’s longstanding commitment to forging valuable partnerships in the plastics and rubber industry, serving as a trusted ally for over 30 years.

As the premier destination and gateway for global brands, PLASTEX2024 unlocks the next generation of cutting-edge technologies and sustainable practices, contributing to building a prosperous ecosystem for the future.

“We are thrilled to be back in Cairo for PLASTEX2024, and to enable distributors, suppliers, and buyers with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in future-forward innovations and trends,” Senior Vice President – Energy for dmg events said.

One of the most important events scheduled to take place during PLASTEX2024 is simultaneous holding of Egypt International Plastic & Rubber Products Exhibition (Egyplast), as a sub-event.

The main purpose of the exhibition is to be a meeting point between buyers of plastic semi-finished & end products from Egypt, Middle East & Africa from one hand, and Egyptian suppliers of these products & technologies on the other hand.

PLASTEX 2024, in collaboration with Egyplast, convenes a global audience of 30,000 attendees as a platform for essential business matchmaking, networking, and harnessing new opportunities.

With over 500 exhibitors playing key contributing roles from more than 50 countries, the exhibition unfolds at the expansive EIEC in Cairo, spanning an impressive 20,000 square metres.

International attendees experience unrestricted access to a diverse array of materials, equipment, and technologies spanning over 10+ product categories, catering to a multitude of industries.

The showcase boasts 60+ high-tech heavy machinery exhibits and cutting-edge technologies, offering a comprehensive exploration of the latest advancements in the field.

Exciting advancements are on the horizon for Egypt’s industrial landscape, with recent government incentives projected to propel industrial production from 4.3 trillion Egyptian pounds in 2024 to an estimated 5.74 trillion pounds by 2026.

This surge creates remarkable opportunities for solutions providers to expand regionally.

The exhibition and the international pavilions will feature country-specific products from distinguished nations, bringing global expertise and perspectives on sustainability, and innovations of plastics and rubber products from Germany, India, Turkey, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Kuwait.

PLASTEX proudly introduces an exclusive training programme spanning all four show days led by industry experts from prestigious companies like SIDPEC, INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division, Electroplast, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and more.

This year’s edition depends on the educational agenda which designed to be an indispensable resource on sustainable industrial development, fostering knowledge sharing and critical skill development to elevate the technical expertise within the region’s plastics and rubber industry.

Comprehensive training sessions set new standards by equipping industry professionals with the latest insights, strategies, and best practices to upgrade skillsets and harness new opportunities.

PLASTEX2024 promises to be an unparalleled opportunity to connect, collaborate, and chart the course for the next era of the plastics and rubber industry in the Middle East and North Africa.

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