CUBA • The first PACGRAF Cuba tradeshow, being held from the 7 to 9 February, will showcases the business opportunities in packaging and printing that are opening up on the island.
The Cuban government considers the packaging sector to be strategic for ensuring economic development and for strengthening the biopharmaceutical and food industries in particular, as well as exports. In this regard, it is promoting policies and investments that technologically update the local packaging manufacturing industries. In order to meet growing domestic demand for packaging elements in Cuba where a large percentage of products are still sold in bulk, a more robust local industry is needed.
Over fifty companies will participate in this first edition of the show. Hailing from Spain, Cuba, Germany, France, Panama, Italy, the USA, Colombia, Poland and Peru, PACGRAF Cuba aims to help these companies generate new business opportunities and provide opportunities to have contact with major buyers, retailers, distributors, Cuban Government Ministries and key market investors from the island and other Caribbean countries.
Almost 70% of the exhibitors at PACGRAF Cuba are manufacturers and distributors of machinery, equipment, process technologies and accessories for the manufacture of packaging and for printing different media. Some 18% are part of the raw materials and materials segment, with the remaining percentage made up of pre-printing, printing and telecommunications service companies as well as Cuban government agencies and institutions responsible for the country’s imports and exports.