Following the remarkable success of the 8th edition of agrofood Nigeria in March 2023 (Post show report), the organisers are committed to raising the standards even further.
Their relentless efforts are focused on enhancing every facet of the upcoming 9th edition in March 2024, ensuring an experience that surpasses the already exceptional benchmark set before.
The event, organised by German trade fair specialists fairtrade, will again be held in conjunction with plastprintpack Nigeria from 26 to 28 March 2024 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Victoria Island.
Spearheaded by the Honorable Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Federal Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, the Honorable Commissioner of Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Ruth Abisola Olusanya, and attended by numerous dignitaries from Nigeria and Europe, the exhibition & conference took a very successful course.
And here is what exhibitors may expect.
- An incredible sustained interest in the exhibitors’ products & solutions on the part of decision-makers from business and politics
- A very large number of targeted business meetings - these resulted in an 89% exhibitor satisfaction rating in 2023
- Active participation of key ministers from the new government, both at the Federal and Lagos State levels
- Spotlight on Milling & Bakery @ agrofood Nigeria 2024 featuring prominent exhibitors from the milling and bakery sector, engaging workshops and live bakery sessions
- The 2024 MFI Awards on 26 March co-sponsored by the MFI Micronutrient Fortification Index and powered by TechnoServe via a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored initiative, the Technical Assistance Accelerator Program.
- Key learnings from 20+ sessions with 70+ speakers in the top level 3-day conference
- Great networking
As Africa's largest economy will invest more and more in agrofood solutions, products and technologies, bright times are ahead for all market participants.
Pavilions in 2024 from Austria, China, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and South Africa
The Austrian Pavilion receives strong support from ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Lagos, the commercial section of the Austrian Embassy.
A significant number of more than 25 Chinese exhibitors will be participating in the 2024 event, showcasing cutting-edge innovations and technologies. Among the exhibitors are most prominent companies such as
Cangnan Huihuang Hot-Stamping Materials
Changzhou Jwell Extrusion Machinery
DQ Pack China
Foshan Shunde Skywin Foodstuff Machinery
Hebei Tangnai Technology
Jiangsu Xinrong Machinery
Wudi County Pengfei Plastic Masterbatch
Zhangjiagang HY-Filling Machinery
Zhangjiagang Keyson Machinery
Zhangjiagang United Aviation Machinery
Zhejiang Haizhou Packing Machinery
For the seventh time in a row, a German Pavilion will be presented at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria featuring German exhibitors displaying their solutions and products.
- Presented by German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and Association of the German Trade Fair Industry AUMA
- Supported by VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery
- Booth with quality stand construction: EUR 340/sqm
- Registration & exportal fees: EUR 740
Please note the registration deadline for the German Pavilion is 06 December 2023.
The Italian Trade Agency ITA in cooperation with AMAPLAST, UCIMA, and ACIMGA organises the first Collective Participation of Italian companies at plastprintpack & agrofood Nigeria in 2024.
- Booth with quality stand construction: 150 € + VAT/sqm, with a minimum module size of 9 square metres - 1,350 € + VAT.
Please note the registration deadline for the Italian Pavilion is 01 December 2023.
Nigeria, with $477bn GDP in 2022, is the largest economy and the most populous country on the African continent, with more than 200 million people, which is expected to double by 2050.
The country is the second largest importer in Africa of plastics processing technology (€143m in 2022); the largest importer of packaging technology (€183m in 2022); and the second largest importer of printing and converting machinery in sub-Saharan Africa. It is therefore a very promising market, both in terms of its current size and its future development.
plastprintpack & agrofood Nigeria bring together, in a single event, the agricultural mechanization, food processing, plastics and paper processing (for packaging and non-packaging), packaging and bottling sectors, and is the most important local exhibition for the above sectors.
The objective of participating in this event is to increase the export opportunities of Italian companies, in an area with strong market potential, but where the assistance of institutions is still essential to approach local operators in the most effective way.
The Netherlands Pavilion
The Netherlands Pavilion is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
South Africa Pavilion
South Africa joins in for the 2024 event with a Department of Agri Western Cape Pavilion featuring more than ten exhibitors.
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture provides a wide range of development, research and support services to the agricultural community in the Western Cape. The agricultural sector stimulates economic growth in the province and plays a major role in creating sustainable job opportunities.
Top level 3-day conference
A top level 3-day conference featuring 20+ sessions and 70+ top-class speakers will run alongside the exhibition.
Due to high demand in 2023, the conference room had been enlarged to 180 seats and equipped with an 11m wide backdrop, including 7m of LED for the best possible presentation quality.
C-level speakers representing market-leading companies and institutions deliver educational and entertaining sessions of the highest quality, promising immediate benefits for the audience in their day-to-day business.
The 2024 MFI Awards on 26 March
The 2024 MFI Awards will again be hosted alongside agrofood Nigeria and WACCSE 2024. The MFI Awards Ceremony is co-sponsored by the MFI Micronutrient Fortification Index and powered by TechnoServe via a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored initiative, the Technical Assistance Accelerator Program.
WACCSE again co-located with agrofood Nigeria as fairtrade & OTACCWA deepen their cooperation
After the great cooperation ever since the 2021 event, fairtrade & OTACCWA, the Organization for Technology Advancement of Cold Chain in West Africa, also cooperate in organizing the 6th West African Cold Chain Summit & Exhibition WACCSE by OTACCWA alongside agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2024.
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This is what our exhibitors said
Regional Manager Africa, C. Sacmi Imola S.C.
Director JSM Foods
Marketing Manager Fas Agro Industrial
Head, Human Resources and Corporate Communications, Macadams Baking Systems Nigeria Ltd.
Joris de Luji
Chief Commercial Office, Pluss Advanced Technologies B.V.
Managing Director, ROLEC GmbH
General Sales Manager C. Woermann
Business Development Manager AMS Africa
Michael B. Olumeyan
Executive Director, Adeco Project Engineering Ltd.
Head of Private Labeling, Starzinger
A unique concept: agrofood covers the entire value chain – from field to fork
Nigeria investing heavily in food, beverage and packaging technology - Facts & figures on the fast-growing Nigerian market
- With imports of food & packaging technology of €363 million in 2022, Nigeria is Africa's second largest importer, after South Africa with €381 million and ahead of Egypt with €319 million. (VDMA 2023)
- The enormous population growth from 206 million in 2022 to 411 million in 2050 demands high sustainable investments in Nigeria’s food industry.
- Sharp increase: Nigeria's food production has grown by 39.6% in recent years, from €26bn in 2016 to €36.3bn in 2020 and is expected to rise by 48% between 2021 and 2024, from €42.3bn to €62.6bn. (Euromonitor International)
- With food imports worth US$7.375bn in 2021 (WTO), Nigeria remains one of Africa‘s biggest food importers – despite high investments in local food production.