Three strong trade fairs for International plastics industry

Three strong trade fairs for the plastics industry

Messe Düsseldorf steps up activities in interesting growth
markets: interplastica Kazan, T-Plas and IRAN PLAST

In September 2017, export-oriented companies from the global
plastics and rubber industry will be able to explore some interesting
markets: interplastica Kazan in Tartastan, T-Plas in Bangkok and
IRAN PLAST in Tehran will offer machine manufacturers, raw
material producers and processors excellent opportunities for
acquiring a new circle of customers. Messe Düsseldorf, organiser of
the K, the global flagship fair for the plastics and rubber industry, will
accompany its customers these trade fairs, which are part of the
Global Gate product portfolio.
Based on the interplastica Moscow, which has emerged as the
industry’s leading trade show in Russia, the interplastica Kazan –
International Trade Fair Plastics and Rubber in conjunction with
Tatarstan Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Forum – was launched in the
economic region of Kazan/Tatarstan in 2015. The autonomous
Republic of Tartastan is one of the most widely industrialised and
fastest growing regions of Russia. Thanks to the region’s extensive oil
and natural gas deposits, the government is currently able to invest
substantial amounts in related industrial segments. The interplastica
Kazan will take place from 6 until 8 September 2017; more than 200
exhibitors are expected.
Thailand’s plastics processing industry is considered an important
pillar of the country’s economic development – a development that
has been characterised by a steady increase of domestic demand for
plastic products at an average annual growth rate of 3.3 %. Rated
Thailand’s top event for the industry, the T-Plas in Bangkok has a
regional focus on the prosperous industrial region of Southeast Asia
and as such has become a magnet not only for the processing
industry but also for relevant consumer industries. According to the
national industrial concept of “Thailand 4.0”, the upcoming T-Plas,
which will take place from 20 until 23 September, will focus on six
application segments that have been earmarked as areas with major
potential for the future and therefore qualify for government funding:
automotive, biopolymers, lifestyle, medicine and health care, E+E.
About 300 exhibitors from 20 nations will present their products and
solutions at T-Plas. Official exhibition partnerships registered come
from China, Germany, Malaysia, Austria, Singapore and Taiwan.
More than 8,000 visitors from the industry are expected at the
Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC).
PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, 6th International Packaging and
Printing Exhibition for Asia, will be hosted at the same time. In
combination, these events offer exhibitors and visitors interesting
synergies and a comprehensive overview of the dynamic and closely
connected growth industries.

Only a short while later, Iran will shift into the focus of the international
plastics and rubber industry. Iran, a country with a population of 75
million, has a solid oil and gas industry that accounts for more than
50% of the country’s exports. There is a significant backlog demand in
the investment goods sector, particularly for machines and lines.
IRAN PLAST, hosted for the 11th time this year, has emerged as the
most important specialist trade show in Iran. Established in 2015, the
extensive partnership between the host, Iranian National
Petrochemical Company NPC, and Messe Düsseldorf is still going

The previous IRAN PLAST, which took place in April 2016, welcomed
920 exhibitors. This year’s event, taking place from 24 until 27
September 2017 at Tehran’s expo centre, will most likely experience
a similar attendance. Interest from international exhibitors in this trade
show has increased significantly, which is also evident in the fact that
those exhibitors who work with Messe Düsseldorf alone come from 21
different countries and have booked a net exhibition space of over
2,800 square metres – almost 40% more than on the previous trade
fair. The largest contingent, consisting of about 60 companies, comes
from Germany, closely followed by Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland
and Korea. Official national participants are Germany, Finland,
France, Austria and Switzerland.

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With Global Gate, Messe Düsseldorf has pooled its global activities for the
plastics and rubber industry in one brand name. The corresponding product
portfolio benefits from the extensive expertise and experience Messe
Düsseldorf gained as the organiser of the K flagship fair in Düsseldorf and many
successful regional events. Operating from Düsseldorf, our international team is
responsible for all trade shows included in the portfolio, and will be supported by
subsidiaries and local agencies as well as regional partner associations and
organisations. All ten trade shows of the Global Gate brand are professional
communication platforms and perfect facilitators for moving into highly
promising growth markets such as central and eastern Europe, the Middle East,
North Africa, China, India and Southeast Asia. For more information, please

July 2017
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