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        REGIONAL BRIEFS                            SGI Dubai to bring

       ACTEGA, manufacturer
       of specialty coatings,
       inks, adhesives, sealants
       and compounds for the                       global industry leaders
       print and packaging
       i n d u s t r y ,  h a s
       announced two high-                          26th edition of SGI Dubai
       profile management                          will be a platform of global
       appointments. Effective                     innovations and aims to
       April 1st, Andrei Sotkeviciene, who was previously The   attract trade visitors from
       Managing Director of ACTEGA do Brasil, will assume the role   100 plus countries. The show
       of President for ACTEGA North America. His successor, Carlos   is scheduled to take place on
       Mateluna already took over the position as Managing   18, 19, 20 September 2023 at
       Director of ACTEGA do Brasil at the beginning of March. These   the Dubai World Trade
       appointments demonstrate ACTEGA’s strong commitment to   Centre. For securing their
       providing exemplary leadership across all its regions   strategic booths, exhibitors
       worldwide, as well as celebrating exceptional talent and
       expertise fostered within the ALTANA Group. Andrei   can get in touch with the SGI   The show is scheduled to take place on 18, 19, 20 September 2023
       Sotkeviciene brings an impressive record of success to his   Dubai team by contacting :
       new role of President of ACTEGA North America, succeeding   the-art innovations. Majority  ment. Moreover, 39% of
       Mark Westwell who is retiring after a long career with the   Abdul Rahman Falaknaz,   of the trade visitors that   trade visitors made direct
       company. In addition to Andrei Sotkeviciene's appointment,   Chairman, IEC, the organis-  attend our show every year   purchases from exhibitors
       Carlos Mateluna has been named Managing Director of   ers of the SGI Dubai show,   are Tier 1 decision-makers,   while at the exhibition,”.
       ACTEGA do Brasil, effective March 1st, 2023. ACTEGA is a   stated that, “Global multina-  such as CEOs and Business   "We would urge all the
       division of the group ALTANA.               tional brands from several   Owners, as well as Tier 2   local, regional and global
       At the end of 2023, BOBST                   countries including the USA,   decision-influencers, like   exhibitors to participate in
       will deliver its 600th                      South Korea, China, UAE,   Production, Marketing, and
       r o t a r y   d i e   c u t t e r           India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,   Technical Managers. SGI   our 26th edition and capital-
       worldwide, underlining                      and Pakistan were present at  Dubai has consistently given   ise on the benefits of being
       its leading position also                   the last edition of the show   exhibitors and visitors the   early and get ready to take on
       in this segment of the                      with some of their state-of-  highest return of their invest-  2024,” concluded Falaknaz.
       packaging market. The
       anniversary machine - a
       MASTERLINE DRO with six                     Konica Minolta to unveil new
       printing units - will be installed at the new PACKNERS GmbH
       plant in Emsbüren in north-west Germany. "We want to use
       this high-end rotary die cutter to create additional   digital solutions at GPP 2024
       opportunities for new market segments in the production of
       high-quality corrugated board packaging" explains Stefan   Konica Minolta Business
       Gausepohl, Head of Sales & Marketing and, as an authorized   Solutions Middle East, a
       signatory a member of the PACKNERS management team.   Leading provider of printing
       The MASTERLINE DRO is the flagship rotary die cutter from   technology and services
       BOBST. It can be configured for inside and outside printing   announced on the 13th of
       in a single pass. It is also characterized by a uniquely high   April 2023 that it will  show-
       degree of automation. P
                                                   case its latest digital printing
       Digital print continues                     solutions at  Gulf Print and
       to revolutionize every                      Pack 2024. The event,
       part of commercial, wide                    which will be held at the
       format, and packaging                       Dubai World Trade Center   Konica Minolta to showcase its latest digital printing solutions at GPP 2024
       print. But more complex                                           also added, that “because of   our technology to the
       production workflows and ever-tighter deadlines and service   from January 9-11, 2024 is   GPP it’s very important for
       level agreements put print production output under the   one of the largest exhibitions   attendees of the event”, he
       spotlight. Many print workflows are still challenged by   for the Printing and packag-  Konica Minolta where we   stated.
       scaled-up demands, or the increased speed of digital   ing industries in the Gulf   can demonstrate our DX   Konica Minolta’s booth at
       printers. At booth 314 during Dscoop Edge World 2023, DALIM   region.  approach to everyone. So we   Gulf Print and Pack 2024,
       SOFTWARE (, makers of software solutions   “We are thrilled to show-  are using much of this   will feature the company’s
       for creating, producing, and managing print content, will be   case our latest digital print-  opportunity to expand our
       showing printers that they can substantially improve              business. Our products are   latest technology including
       processing—and printer—speeds, with DALIM DRIVE. A key   ing solutions at Gulf Print   designed to help businesses   its award-winning product
       factor in assuring fast and predictable output is ensuring the   and Pack 2024”, sai Osamu   of all sizes stay ahead of the   which is designed to meet
       DFE is consistently fed with clean, optimized, print-ready   Miyauchi, CEO, and   curve in the rapidly evolving   the high-volume printing
       files. DALIM DRIVE prepares files for trouble-free digital   Managing Director of   printing industry. We look   needs of commercial print-
       production and fixes problem files while quarantining   Konica Minolta Business         ers, in-house print centres,
       unprintable files.                                                forward to demonstrating
                                                   Solutions Middle East. He   the power and versatility of   and packaging converters.                                                                      May 2023 PrintWeek MENA 05
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