Plastpack Africa kicks off today

2008-05-21 00:00

Today sees the start of the Plastpack Africa 2008 that will run until Sunday.

Plastpack Africa 2008 is SA’s first international plastics, rubber and related industries trade exhibition and it is being held at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

KZN Premier Sibusiso Ndebele says he hopes Plastpak Africa 2008 brings tremendous business linkages and opens the gates for export opportunities for KZN.

Speaking ahead of the exhibition, Ndebele noted that it was a significant show of confidence that KZN was chosen to host this event. "Over the past two years, government delegations from KZN went to the United Arab Emirates with the aim of influencing investors to invest in the province. This exhibition therefore brings tremendous business opportunities … for KZN. We are proud that the Dubai-based Plastpak International has … decided to recognise SA, especially KZN, as its gateway to Africa." More than 125 exhibitors from countries such as Austria, Germany, Italy, India, Iran, China, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates as well as SA will showcase the latest technologies, products and equipment in the plastics, rubber, flexible packaging, chemical and polymer and petro-chemical industries.

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