Following on from the huge successes of the events in Europe, USA, Asia and Latin America – Sustainability in Packaging MENA is a brand new edition that will lean into our global packaging expertise and provide insights and case studies on sustainable packaging in the Middle East and North Africa.
According to market intelligence from Smithers’ latest industry report – The Future of Global Packaging to 2028 – Africa and the Middle East are among the fastest growing packaging markets, with both emerging markets (along with Asia and South & Central America) forecast to grow packaging sales faster than the world market average across the five-year period to 2028.
Most countries in the region are characterised by quite low packaging consumption rates per capita, and therefore offer good growth prospects for packaging market development.
During 2023-2028, Middle East packaging sales are forecast to grow at an annual average growth rate of 4.7%, while in Africa packaging sales are forecast to grow at an annual average rate of 6.4%. Compared to just 1.5% growth in Western Europe and 1.8% in North America across the same period.
Urbanisation, rising real incomes and the development of more sophisticated logistics and retail infrastructure are driving packaging demand in these regions, with sustainability expected to gain more prominence with brand owners switching from plastics to more sustainable packaging solutions such as board and paper-based pouches.
This is an exciting and formative time for packaging in MENA, and this event aims to bring together key stakeholders from across the entire value chain to discuss important topics and issues impacting sustainable packaging in these regions.
2024 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Attendees at the recent 2023 Sustainability in Packaging Europe conference had an unmissable experience with high-quality content, expert speakers and unique networking opportunities, with: