Economy, Domestic Economy

Tehran to Host Packaging Festival

Tehran to Host Packaging FestivalTehran to Host Packaging Festival

The International Festival of Leaders in Packaging Industry is due to be held at Tehran’s International Fairground from May 30-June 2.  The event will cover a wide range of areas, including transportation, industrial packaging, food, beverages, health and cosmetics, home appliances, electronics, luxury and decorations, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment sales and distribution, Mehr News Agency reported. The festival will be held in cooperation with World Packaging Organization and Asian Packaging Federation, which Iran has recently joined as member.  The event is aimed at transferring knowledge and technology into the country along with promoting Iran’s underdeveloped packaging industry. “In recent years, packaging has never been a priority of major domestic industries, therefore it became isolated and unable to establish international connections,” secretary of the festival, Afshin Fakhr, has been quoted as saying. Fakhr noted that promotion of exports will not be possible without an upgraded packaging industry.