Originally scheduled to take place between 6-8 April, the 2021 edition of the show will now take place from 14-16 December 2021.
Lisa Milburn, managing director of Gulf Print & Pack, said:
“We have taken the difficult decision to postpone Gulf Print & Pack 2021 due to the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19. Given the vast amount of preparation that goes into our shows, this is not a decision we have taken lightly. However, the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff remains our top priority. We have been continuously monitoring developments in the MEA region over the last few months and, working on the advice of our local partners, Dubai World Trade Centre, and listening to feedback from exhibitors, we feel the best course of action is to postpone the show to later in the year, when the outbreak has subsided.
“The show is an important catalyst for triggering local business in the MEA region’s commercial and package printing sector, and moving the domestic market forward. Postponing the show to December 2021 allows us to not only meet our commitment to the region’s industry but also the opportunity to deliver an even more ambitious event. Most importantly, the show will play a vital role in driving the economic recovery of the MEA region’s printing industry, along with its supply chain, as we move through the post coronavirus/COVID-19 recovery phase. I urge everyone involved to embrace the opportunity to help our community plan for the future by joining us at the show in December 2021.”
Gulf Print & Pack is the MEA region’s leading trade show for the commercial and package printing sector. Its 2019 edition attracted a total of 8,737 visitors from 90 countries – 63% of which came from the UAE. Over 250 exhibitors took part. For more information, visit the Gulf Print & Pack website.
Gulf Print & Pack is organized by F&E - part of Tarsus Group and one of the most influential, long-standing names in the Middle East's events sector. More information: www.fegroup.ae.