Thousands of B2B meetings at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2018

Exhibitor survey shows high satisfaction rates

agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2018 closed on 29 March 2018 and this on a very positive note. Exhibitors showed themselves satisfied with the contacts enabled by the exhibition and the conferences and seminars.

And they confirmed that the strategy of the organizer to concentrate on quality trade visitors has proved successful. 

Click on the images for impressions of the event

As such agrofood & plastprintpack enabled thousands of B2B meetings between 1,554 highly professional visitors and 142 exhibitors (+30%) from 21 countries presenting more innovations than ever before. A highly attractive destination for all professionals wishing to upgrade their existing equipment or invest in new projects.

Check out also exhibitors & products of the partner event plastprintpack Nigeria 2018 held at the same time.


Exhibitor survey shows high satisfaction rates at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2018

The evaluation is based on 124 returned questionnaires, a response rate of 88%.

88% of the exhibitors would recommend the event

Exhibitors were satisfied or even very satisfied to the following extent:

  • 92% with the service of the organizer fairtrade
  • 85% with the quality of the stand construction
  • 84% with the event as a whole
  • 75% with the number of visitors 
  • 72% with the quality of initiated business contacts
  • 72% with business prospects after the fair

Read here what our exhibitors had to say:

Mr Marco Spinger
Director of Global Markets & IT Division – AUMA Association of the German Trade Fair Industry

After 2 days here at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2018 I can draw the following conclusions for the German Pavilion: Our exhibitors in the German Pavilion had an average of 30 contacts. And the strategy of the organizer to concentrate on trade visitors has proved successful.

Mr Dieter Rohlf
Feed & Biofuel Technologies Area Sales Manager Africa – ANDRITZ


The Nigerian market as well as the West African market have the best chances to grow. Up to now we met feed mill owners and developers at agrofood Nigeria 2018. Already the first day saw quality clients.

Mr Marcel Loretz (left)
Sales Manager – BECK automation / Mr Rainer Klass, Sales Manager Middle East & Africa – IMD vista


Nigeria is a great country with huge potentials, that’s why it is an important market for our company. Consumer market needs quality packaging and the West African market is open to many investors.

Up to now we are meeting customers and potential buyers not only from the packaging sector.

agrofood Nigeria 2018 is well organized with a touch of European standard. One of the highlights was the grand opening ceremony. I will not fail to mention the great support of the Swiss and German Consulate General. Their collaboration is encouraging.

The opening session was held on 27 March 2018 with the participation of:

  • H.E. Mr Robert J Petri, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Federal Republic of Nigeria   
  • H.E. Mr Ingo Herbert, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to Lagos   
  • H.E. Mr Laurent Polonceaux, Consul General of France in Lagos   
  • Mr Francis Widmer, Economic Counsellor, Embassy of France   
  • Mr Francois Burgaud, President, adepta, French agro-industrial industry association   
  • Ms Nella Hengstler, Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Austria   
  • Mr Bobby J. Moroe, Acting High Commissioner, South African High Commission   
  • Mr Ibi Ikpoki, Economic Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria   
  • Dr. Marc Lucassen, Delegate, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria - AHK   
  • Mr Ahmed A. Omah, Editorial Director, Nigeria Packaging and Institute of Packaging Nigeria IOPN   
  • Ms Martina Claus, Manager Market Development Africa, German Engineering Federation VDMA - Food Processing & Packaging Machinery Association   
  • Mr Mario Maggiani, General Manager Amaplast, Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers' Association   
  • Mr Paul März, Managing Director fairtrade

Read in the PEOPLES DAILY of 29 March 2018 what the diplomats said.


Continuing the success story

Organised by fairtrade, Nigeria's 4th International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food Processing & Packaging Technology and Food & Hospitality Trade Show was held on 27 to 29 March 2018 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.

The number of official country pavilions has more than doubled compared to 2017. Whereas in 2017 four countries - China, France, Germany and Italy - were officially represented with a pavilion, there were ten official country pavilions present in 2018: Austria, China, Flanders/Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey - a remarkable development!

Exhibitors came from Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Benin, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia and Turkey. 

In addition to the international exhibitors and pavilions the following Nigerian organisations support the show and were available onsite: 

  • Access Bank
  • Institute of Packaging Nigeria (IOPN)
  • Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
  • NABG-Nigeria Agribusiness Group
  • National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
  • Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology (NIFST)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Strong international support - agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria enjoy strong support of 

  • Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS
  • adepta - French agrofood association 
  • Advantage Austria
  • AHK-Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Turkish Exporters Assembly
  • German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association VDMA. 

3-day conference programme – agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2018 was completed by three days of presentations and conferences.

Trade-only event - Trade visitors having pre-registered online or presenting an invitation card from an exhibitor visited the show free of charge. All others payed an entrance fee of 1,000 Naira only. The proceeds were donated t SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria.