Two new shows will be part of The Innovation Alliance in Milan in 2018. Two new shows will be part of The Innovation Alliance in Milan in 2018.

Two new shows will be part of The Innovation Alliance, to be held from 29 May to 1 June 2018 at Fiera Milano, Italy.

The organiser of the processing and packaging event choose Dubai to launch IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH and to present a new and unique event for these key sectors.

The food processing and the packaging industries represent two strategic sectors in the GCC economy that are witnessing a continuous expansion. While food manufacturing units have been growing at an annual average of 5.2% between 2010 and 2014 according to Alpen Capital, the packaging industry in the region is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% up to 2019, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE leading the regional path.

More than 800 Italian and international companies have confirmed their presence next year at the most important exhibition for the processing & packaging industry. With one year still to go before the show begins, more than 80% of the available exhibition space has now been booked. The participating companies reflect the multi-sectoral nature of the show.

Companies belonging to the pasta, bakery and milling business community make up 22% of the exhibitors, confirming IPACK-IMA’s role as an important event for this industrial sector. Companies operating in the confectionary segment will also be represented (13% of the total), as will those in other food industry sectors, particularly the fresh and convenience segment which accounts for a further 25% of registered companies.

There will also be a selection of companies at MEAT-TECH, the only Italian show devoted to the meat industry, where the market leaders will be showcasing their latest innovations in terms of process, packaging, preservation and refrigeration technologies, along with a wide range of ingredients, spices and additives for meat processing.

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