Plastico Brasil 2023 attendees rise sharply to over 50,000

Jonathan Lopez


SAO PAULO (ICIS)–51,000 participants attended the plastics trade fair Plastico Brasil in Sao Paulo this week, an increase of 13% compared with the last edition in 2019, according to a spokesperson.

Nearly 400 companies set up exhibition booths at the key Latin American plastics trade fair.

Plastico Brasil concluded on Friday; it ran on 27-31 March.

Two quasi-identical plastics trade fairs used to take place in Brazil, Inovaplastic and Plastico Brasil.

However, Inovaplastic was cancelled in February, just a few weeks before it was due to take place on 14-17 March, without much explanation from the organisers.

Inovaplastic’s cancellation allowed attendance to Plastico Brasil to rise sharply, compared to the previous edition.

However, it also caused some companies which were set to exhibit at Inovaplastic to get no space available at Plastico Brasil.

A source at a large US polymers producer said to ICIS the company had put aside $1m to exhibit at Inovaplastic.

Unable to exhibit at Plastico Brasil, the company will now designate the funds to marketing purposes, the source said.


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