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Tissue industry professionals from 93 countries flock to Istanbul show
An impressive 66 exhibiting companies and a total of 1,767 participants from 93 countries attended the second Tissue World Istanbul exhibition and conference.
Held in Istanbul earlier this month at the Istanbul Congress Center, the show featured exhibitors from 14 countries, representing tissue mills and a range of suppliers including manufacturers of chemicals, wrapping/packaging equipment, converting machinery, packaging equipment and non-woven machinery.
The top visiting countries include Turkey, Pakistan, Cameroon, Morocco, Nigeria, India, the UK, Palestine, Libya, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
The Istanbul exhibition also differentiated itself from other Tissue World events by bringing leading finished product manufacturers together on the show floor. Companies such as Aktul Kagit, Eczacibasi Tuketim Urunleri, Hayat Kimya, and Lila Group served as the main attraction for tissue trading companies and distributors. Holding 300,000 -- 350,000 tonnes of the regional tissue import and export business, these companies account for over 40% of the regional tissue business.
For the first time, Tissue World Istanbul also featured non-woven machinery suppliers. The expansion of the exhibition is in line with the steady growth in the retail and non-woven production markets. In 2017, the Turkish retail market size for wet wipes, nappies/diapers/pants and sanitary protection was estimated at US$1,006bn.
Non-woven machinery suppliers included Quanzhou Chuangda Machinery Manufacturer, Shanghai SNS Intelligent Technology, Hangzhou New Yuhong Intelligent Equipment, Xinfa Nonwoven Machinery and Wenzhou Weipai Machinery.
Some 143 delegates also attended the conference, which had the theme: 'Turkey: tissue dynamics navigating towards new markets - increase profitability, export sales and growth'.
The first day's Senior Management Symposium discussed the geopolitical and economic overview of the tissue market and its dynamics.
This was also the basis for the subsequent Executive Panel Discussion which gathered distinguished representatives from major players in the tissue industry, including Lütfi Aydin, global tissue director of Hayat Kimya; Erdem Ulkumen, plants director of Eczacibasi Tuketim Urunleri; Ibrahim Gokce, production director from Aktul Kagit; and Alp Ogucu, general manager of Lila Group.
The first day of the conference continued with invaluable presentations on consumer trends, new market opportunities and insights.
Established since 1993, Tissue World is the leading global event serving the tissue industry worldwide. With trade shows in Istanbul, Milan, Miami, Sao Paulo and Bangkok, it offers an integrated platform consisting of exhibitors, conferences and a magazine providing an unmatched offline and online place to do business, exchange ideas and learn, all year round. This was the second full Tissue World Istanbul exhibition and conference, while a conference-only event took place in 2014.
Tissue World Istanbul sponsors included Eczacibasi Consumer Products, Hayat Kimya and Lila Group.
27th September 2018