British companies are being invited to exhibit at the largest plastics and rubber exhibition in the UAE region, Arabplast, and potentially benefit from Department for International Trade (DIT) grants of £2,500 per company.
Arabplast, which takes place every two years, is organised by Messe Dusseldorf and is now one of the most important industry events, featuring exhibitors from 41 countries. The previous edition, held in 2017, had 906 exhibitors and 27,268 visitors from 119 countries.
The next edition is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre between 5 and 8 January 2019. It will feature a British Pavilion located in Hall 6, one of the international halls that also features pavilions from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and more. British Pavilion exhibitors can book stands starting from 6sqm, meaning a huge outlay is not necessary if companies are wishing to explore new market opportunities, especially if they are eligible for grant support.
The British Plastics Federation, which coordinates the British Pavilion, invites interested companies to register interest as soon as possible due to the limited number of DIT grants available. These are allocated on first-come, first-served basis. The stand booking deadline for the British Pavilion is August 31st.