Gulf Print & Pack in Saudi Arabia, from 21 – 23 January 2025 at the Riyadh Front Exhibition Conference Center.
Gulf Print & Pack will be held in Saudi Arabia, from 21 – 23 January 2025 at the Riyadh Front Exhibition Conference Center.

Following the success of its Dubai edition, Labelexpo Global Series has announced the launch of Gulf Print & Pack in Saudi Arabia, from 21 – 23 January 2025 at the Riyadh Front Exhibition Conference Center (RFECC). The Riyadh-based exhibition showcases the latest print and packaging technologies as investment in Saudi Arabia booms.

The new show builds on the success of the established Dubai-based exhibition Gulf Print & Pack and showcases the latest in commercial and package printing technology alongside packaging equipment and materials in the country. With this, Gulf Print & Pack will cement its position annually in the Middle East region comprising two events, Gulf Print & Pack 2025 in Riyadh to service the Saudi Arabian market and Gulf Print & Pack 2026 in Dubai for the GCC market.

The announcement of the event in Riyadh coincides with an investment boom across Saudi Arabia, in line with the country’s Vision 2030 initiative, which emphasizes sustainable growth across a wide range of industry sectors. 

This is expected to create major business opportunities for commercial printers and packaging converters as well as drive demand for automated packaging systems and sustainable packaging materials.

The Saudi plastics packaging market, for example, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.6% and reach US$ $20.52 billion by 2030, while the value of the paper and paperboard packaging market is expected to reach US$ $5.87 billion by 2028. 

Jade Grace, managing director, Labelexpo Global Series, commented, “We are launching Gulf Print & Pack in Saudi Arabia just as the kingdom scales up its plans to boost industrialization by adopting advanced and sustainable technologies all of which will be showcased at the show. This will require major investment by PSPs, commercial and packaging printers and specifiers of automated packaging machinery and eco-friendly materials.”

Barry Killengrey, event director, Gulf Print & Pack said, “We are excited to extend the Gulf Print & Pack series to Riyadh, where a vibrant consumer market is driving adoption of new digital technologies and packaging formats across the FMCG market. We see a huge potential for growth for all sectors of the print and packaging business supporting Saudi Arabia’s development goals.”

Osamu Miyauchi, managing director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East said, “We are eager to participate in Gulf Print & Pack 2025 in Riyadh because it is a premier event for the industry in Saudi Arabia, offering insights into cutting-edge technologies, and a chance to showcase our innovations. Engaging with industry leaders in the Kingdom and potential clients will significantly boost our business’s growth and visibility.”

Ayman Ali, marketing director of Canon Saudi Arabia said, “The printing industry in Saudi Arabia is experiencing rapid growth, highlighting the critical need for a professional exhibition like Gulf Print & Pack. This platform provides Canon Saudi Arabia with the ideal opportunity to engage with our customers and showcase the latest innovations in Canon’s professional printing solutions.”

Mohammed Azam Arabi, general manager (West Asia) Afra Printechnik said, “We are excited about Gulf Print & Pack 2025 that will be taking place in Riyadh. We see a huge potential for growth with the print and packaging business and look forward to showcasing our products in Saudi Arabia. Our continued participation in the Gulf Print & Pack series remains paramount!”

Ahmed Fayez, general manager, Al-Kharafi Co for Paper & Printing Equipment commented: “The decision to hold Gulf Print & Pack 2025 in Riyadh is not surprising. The packaging market currently is very promising, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is on track to become an important regional hub in the coming years. We extend a hearty welcome to Gulf Print & Pack 2025, that will bring a new era of innovation and cooperation for the packaging market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Ahmed Siddiqui, CEO, Zeej Print commented, “Having witnessed the remarkable assembly of innovation and industry expertise at Gulf Print & Pack in Dubai, I am thrilled to welcome its inaugural edition to Riyadh. Gulf Print & Pack is not just a showcase of the latest in printing and packaging; it represents a pivotal moment for our region. It symbolizes a bridge connecting the past and future of our industry and embodies the vibrant potential of the MENA region to lead global advancements in this space. We warmly welcome Gulf Print & Pack to our home, marking a new chapter of innovation and collaboration in the heart of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

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