The biggest Packaging Fair in Eurasia opened its doors on October 11th at Tüyap

The Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair -the largest annual fair and commerce platform in the Eurasia region- has started at Tüyap Fair and Congress Center located in Buyukcekmece, Istanbul and will be open for visit during 11-14 October 2023. The fair will be hosting more than 1,200 companies and company representatives as well as 80 thousand visitors from over 120 countries, including 15 thousand domestic visitors.
During the 28th Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair, which opened its doors on October 11th, solution-oriented companies of the future will exhibit their creative packaging solutions and latest technologies for 4 days. The fair will be hosting more than 1,200 companies and company representatives as well as a total of 80 thousand visitors from over 120 countries, including 15 thousand domestic visitors. As an effective commerce platform that demonstrates the strength, innovative capabilities and sustainability approach of the industry to local and foreign visitors, the fair makes a significant contribution to the Turkish packaging industry in its attempt to reach USD 50 billion in size by 2030 and its export target of USD 20 billion.

A large fair area combining 14 halls
The 28th Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair will be co-hosted by RX Tüyap and Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) with the support of the Packaging Machinery Producers Association (AMD), Label Manufacturers Association (ESD), Flexible Packaging Industry Association (FASD), Carton Packaging Manufacturers Association (KASAD), Metal Packaging Industries Association (MASD), Corrugated Cardboard Industrial Association (OMÜD), and Rigid Plastic Packaging Manufacturers Association (SEPA). The Eurasia Packaging Fair -the largest annual fair and commerce platform of the packaging industry in the Eurasia region- continues its steady growth since its inauguration. The fair is hosting more than 1,200 companies and company representatives in an indoor area of 120,000 square meter across a total of 14 halls.

Design awards handed out
Top contenders of the 19th Packaging Design National Student Competition have been announced. The best 18 projects as selected from among 103 entrants in the award contest, which was organized by the Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) with the support of the Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair and in cooperation with RX Tüyap, received their awards on the first day of the Eurasia Packaging Fair.

Opportunities for expanding business network
Local and foreign companies operating in the fields of packaging products, complementary packaging products, raw materials and intermediate products for packaging production, services for the packaging industry, packaging printing, corrugated cardboard-carton packaging production and converting technologies, packaging machinery, packaging production machinery, auxiliary devices, equipment and systems for machines, beverage and food technologies, packaging recycling technologies, and logistics will participate in the Eurasia Packaging Fair.

Emphasizing Turkey's prominent position in the global packaging industry, Berkan Öner, General Manager of RX Tüyap, states "With this fair, the companies in the packaging industry will continue to build on their export success and to display their state-of-the-art products, services and solutions on a global platform this year as well. Visitors of the fair will have the chance to meet new suppliers and solution partners and to make equipment investments for their businesses during the Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair and the concurrent Food-Tech Eurasia- the 17th International Food and Drink Technologies Fair. Exhibitors, on the other hand, will have the opportunity to meet with decision makers from all food and non-food industries from Turkey, Central and Western Europe, the Balkans, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa, to increase their trade volumes and brand values, and to meet their customers in person. The players of the industry will meet visitors from across the globe in person. I hope a successful and profitable conclusion to the Eurasian Packaging Istanbul Fair for the entire industry and thank the Packaging Manufacturers Association and other valuable associations for their collaboration and support". 
Zeki Sarıbekir, President of the Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) Zeki Sarıbekir, says "The packaging industry, which reached 7 billion 467 million USD in export sales with a volume of 3 million 257 thousand tons of product in 2022, continues to be one of the key drivers of growth in the national economy. Based on these figures, Turkey is the 16th biggest packaging manufacturer in the globe, while it is included in the top 6 among the European countries. Our objective is to climb higher in these rankings. Therefore, the Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair, organized in collaboration with RX Tüyap, is of great importance for us. This fair plays a crucial role in enabling companies in the industry to penetrate into new export markets, and this year marks the 28th edition of the fair held between 11-14 October. Turkey has one of the leading packaging industries among other countries. European countries account for 60 percent of our export sales. However, despite this high percentage, we are currently fulfilling only 10 percent of the European demand. Our exports to the Europe is worth approx. 4.5-5 billion USD. We can easily increase this rate to 20 percent. This means that we can achieve 10 billion USD in export sales to European countries alone. In addition to Europe, we must also target the USA market. We need to increase our share in the USA market. Thanks to its new investments and technological capabilities, the Turkish packaging industry is well-positioned to achieve these objectives. We have unique competitive advantages in terms of logistics thanks to Turkey's strategic location and an attractive price-quality balance. These advantages have stood out in a more notable fashion during recent years. We will continue our efforts to sustain these advantages. We aim to sell packaging products to an even higher number of countries and to export more than half our production by increasing the number of markets. And this fair will allow us to display the capabilities of our industry to the world."

Tickets on the website
The 28th Eurasia Packaging Fair aims to bring together visitors with many companies that want to demonstrate their innovative and creative packaging solutions and products for the food and beverage industry, printing, paper and stationery, personal care and cosmetics, cleaning and hygiene, chemistry, paint and petroleum, automotive, pharmaceutical and medical, construction, glassware, white goods and electrical household appliances, textile, apparel, and shoes, and visitors will have the opportunity to closely examine new and creative packaging solutions, machinery, and equipment during the fair. You can visit both the Eurasia Packaging Fair and the Food-Tech Eurasia Fair held simultaneously for 4 days with a single ticket by purchasing your fair entrance ticket at Check which companies are participating in the fair from the list of exhibitors on the web site of the fair before you come to the fair!