The British Pavilion at the Arabplast 2019 has reported a successful show, with participating businesses winning on average £180,000 (€205,000) in orders.
Organised by the British Plastics Federation (BPF), the British Pavilion included 14 companies across the plastic supply chain who exhibited at the show in Dubai, UAE, 5-8 Jan.
The companies reported that the average business won as a result of exhibiting at the show is expected to be nearly £180K, the BPF announced.
According to BPF, nine of the British Pavilion exhibitors were supported by Department for International Trade (DIT) grants, suggesting that for every £1 of government support, there was a £72 return.
"Arabplast 2019 and other foreign exhibitions provide a great platform to meet new clients, local agents, distributors and potential partners. We know from years of experience that government support via DIT's Tradeshow Access Programme is hugely appreciated by companies and encourages them to explore new markets and develop their international trade links,” said BPF senior business development executive Justyna Elliott, commenting on the figures.
The UAE's drive to develop one of the world's most advanced infrastructures is fuelling demand for plastic products.
In addition the country is carrying out more than 23 construction project in preparation for hosting the Expo 2020. According to the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), the projects are worth more than $2.5bn.