19th MEAPET, Middle East & Africa PET Markets, Applications & Recycling

19-20 Mar, 2018 - Casablanca, MOROCCO

Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche

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"Realising NEW Markets for PET & RPET in fast growing
Mideast & African Economies

With recent alert on PET resin shortage - brand owners, convertors and traders are scrambling to restock their PET resin supply as prices are expected to hike in the coming months.


Growth of PET capacity in the Middle East and Africa are led by Pan-Asia Resins (Saudi Arabia), Crystal Industries (Tunisia), Engee (Nigeria) and Hosaf (South Africa).


CMT’s 19th MEAPET brings together industry panel to elaborate on the PET & polyester market in the region as well as global PET supply and demand trends, upstream developments and impact on PET markets. Pan-Asia Resin’s polyester manufacturing complex is the first in Saudi Arabia and it will benefit from proximity to raw materials, with a large p-xylene facility under construction at Jazan, and from proximity to markets in the Middle East and North Africa. 


The Mideast & Africa region sees more PET projects with: 

  • Octal planning its downstream expansion (Oman)
  • Twellium invests in 5 production lines with Sidel (Ghana)
  • Alpla targets growth in South Africa with its biggest ever acquisition
  • Health Water Bottling Company achieve s150,000 bph output (Saudi Arabia)
  • Mpact to increase PET recycling by 29,000 tonnes (South Africa)

Rise in consumerism and middle class population in the region has led to parallel increase in investment projects to innovate not only into PET preforms but also into fast growing sheet thermoforming packaging. More portion-controlled and on-the-go foods are being packaged into thermoform formats. The sheet sector is creating attention on the need forsustainable solutions and advancements of recycling of PET trays and thermoform products. CMT’s 19th MEAPET details on latest PET Packaging trends of trays, bottles, films and jars.


19th MEAPET will also address on Innovative Fabrics from RPET. Apparels and textiles are part of Morocco’s culture and its neighbours’ key sectors. Will the region consider more RPET inclusivity in transforming its plastic wastes into carpets and textiles? How can they further develop its regrinding market while capitalising on the strength of its textile sector?


Another trend is the 4.0 era and smart manufacturing. Companies are keen to simplify their manufacturing processes while minimising costs. The 19th MEAPET will address latest user-friendly solutions that combines performance and flexibility in PET preforms manufacturing and approaches towards a Smart Factory concept for full factory integration.

Key Sessions by leading panel including : 

  • Nexant on latest PET supply/demand trends and commercial outlook 
  • Pan Asia PET Resin on PTA Market & Project in Saudi Arabia
  • Aïn Soltane on Design Innovation in PET Packaging 
  • Mondelez on Sustainable Packaging Strategy in the Circular Economy
  • Kloenkner Pentaplast on Value Creating PET Packaging with FFS and Thermoform / Tray Applications in Combination with Films
  • Dupont’s Applications on Efficient & Sustainable Solutions for PET Tray 
  • CTC Maroc’s Outlook on Morocco, Tunisia & Algeria 
  • Euromonitor Evaluates PET Packaging Trends in MidEast & Africa
  • SIPA on Producing Food-grade Preforms with 100% rPET flakes 
  • PET Preforms easier via SACMI System & the 4.0 Smart Factory
  • Supplying to Africa PET & RPET by Leading China Resources 
  • Nigerian Breweries’ on Healthy and Energy Drinks into PET bottles
  • Flex Film’s details on PCR & Bio-based PET films, Potential of flexible films & BOPET in the MENA markets

Other sessions include: 

  • Sustainable Textiles - New Innovative Fabrics from RPET
  • Bio PET : Market Prospects 
  • Market Outlook for Recycled PET in Africa

Into its 19th consecutive year, CMT's MEAPET is the platform for engaging presentations from industry speakers, extensive networking opportunities! This is a must attend annual event for those involved in the PET packaging industry in the Middle East & Africa.


Register your interest with grace@cmtsp.com.sg


Confirmed Speakers: 
Aïn Soltane (Al-Karama Ynna Holding)
| Mondelez International
| CTC Maroc | Klöckner Pentaplast
| China Resources Packaging Materials
| Pan-Asia PET Resin (Guangzhou)
| Sipa | Sacmi | Dupont Iberica | The Joinery
| Nexant | Euromonitor | Nigerian Breweries
| Flex Film Egypt

Separately Bookable Post-Summit Site Visit

Site Visit to Moroccan Company for Recovery and Recycling / SMRR

( 20 March, 14:00 - 17:00 Hrs )


14:00 Assemble at Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche Lobby
14:05 Depart for Moroccan Company for Recovery and Recycling Plant
14:45 Arrive at Moroccan Company for Recovery and Recycling Plant
15:00 Start of Plant Tour
16:00 Refreshments and Q&A
16:15 Depart for Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche
17:00 Arrive at Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche; End of Site Visit


CMT PET Conference Series

CMT PET Conference series offer up to date business information on regional PET Resin & Packaging markets in Asia (PET Asia Outlook), Europe (GEPET), Middle East & Africa (MEAPET & MENAPET), Latin America (LAPET), South/Central Americas, Andean & Caribbean (SAPET & SCAPET), North America (NAPET), Japan (JPET) and now recently Iran (IRANPET). 


Our program incorporates latest market and technological developments in the entire PET Value Chain, from PET Resin and Raw Materials (PX/PTA/MEG), to PET Preform and Packaging Productions, to Recycling.


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18th MEAPET (Middle East & Africa PET Markets, Applications & Recycling) | 21-22 Feb 2017, Dubai


Helpful to my understanding of the PET market and meeting key leaders of the PET industry from all over the world.
~ Oasis Water


Best networking platform and informative conference.
~ Manjushree Technopack


Great conference, keep it up!
~ Reliance Industries


Great opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas and views of latest PET packaging.
~ Almarai


Good Conference.
~ Nigerian Breweries


Very good experience.
~ Enerplastics


A well-arranged event where you can gather valuable market intelligence.
- AGR Europe


Excellent conference, thank you CMT!
~ Bericap


It was fantastic!
~ SPT Middle East


It was a very informative session with good opportunity to meet industry leaders.
~ Intergulf

Attendee Profile

17th MEAPET (Middle East & Africa PET Markets, Applications & Recycling) Attendee Profile

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive Luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


For Sponsor & Exhibition 
please contact cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg