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Exhibitors and trade visitors, panelists and conference participants all agree: the 2023 edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria was a complete success, perhaps it’s even been the best ever.
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 this is what all participants will remember:
- An incredible level of interest from VIPs and decision-makers, both from government and business.
- Thousands of targeted business talks.
- Important learnings in the 19 sessions with 74 speakers.
- Great networking.
Exhibitors were highly satisfied, 95% with the service of fairtrade, 89% with the event as a whole, 86% would recommend the event and 85% intend to participate again.
Post-event, exhibitors and visitors can stay in touch via our Exportal. Exhibitors can even access the profiles of all visitors here and maintain contact via videocall throughout the year.
As Africa's largest economy will invest more and more in agrofood & plastprintpack solutions, products and technologies, bright times are ahead for all market participants.
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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
Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade, the 8th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria took place from 28 to 30 March 2023 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Victoria Island.
Here, global technology leaders from 18 countries showcased adapted technologies and solutions for the Nigerian and West African market in the fields of agriculture, food and beverage processing, ingredients, plastics, printing and packaging.
The exhibitors came from Austria, Bulgaria, China, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Türkiye, the United Kingdom and the United States.
One of the traditional highlights at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria being the German Pavilion, this year 21 German exhibitors were present. The German Pavilion was presented by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and supported by the German Trade Fair Association AUMA and the German Engineering Federation VDMA.
Another highlight certainly was the Netherlands Pavilion at agrofood Nigeria, organised by NABC together with the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and East-West Trade Consulting.
Top level 3-day conference
A top level 3-day conference featuring 19 sessions and 74 top-class speakers ran alongside the exhibition.
Due to high demand, 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 delivered educational and entertaining sessions of the highest quality, promising immediate benefits for the audience in their day-to-day business.
The 2023 MFI Awards on 28 March
The 2023 MFI Awards were hosted at the Lagos Landmark Centre on 28 March 2023 alongside agrofood & plastprintpack and WACCSE 2023. The MFI Awards Ceremony was 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 for the 2021 and 2022 event, fairtrade & OTACCWA, the Organization for Technology Advancement of Cold Chain in West Africa, also cooperated in organizing the 5th West African Cold Chain Summit & Exhibition WACCSE by OTACCWA alongside agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2023.
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
- In 2021, Nigeria for the first time became the largest importer of food and packaging technology in Africa with €346 million, ahead of Egypt (€341 million) and South Africa (€293 million). (VDMA 2022)
- 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)