It is based on the following facts and figures that the German trade show specialists fairtrade are organising the 8th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria as the major professional event for the fast-growing Nigerian market.
agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria takes place from 28 to 30 March 2023 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.
Facts & figures on the fast-growing Nigerian market
- With €319 million in 2020, Nigeria is the second largest investor in food & packaging technology in Africa, just behind Egypt, but well ahead of South Africa, Algeria, Morocco and all other African countries. (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)
A unique concept: agrofood covers the entire value chain – from field to fork
Global technology leaders will again showcase adapted technologies and solutions for the Nigerian and West African market in the fields of agriculture, food + beverage processing, ingredients, plastics, printing and packaging. Please check out all exhibitors & products at the 2022 event.
A top level 3-day conference will yet again run alongside the exhibition, see conference program 2022
This is what they said 2022
Sales Administrator - Krones
Krones is an all-round partner for the beverage and liquid-food industry. Whether made out of glass, PET or aluminium – Krones machines and lines process millions of bottles, cans and specially shaped bottles each day.
Our customers mainly comprise of breweries, water, soft drink and juice manufacturers, as well as dairies and producers of wine, sparkling wine and spirits or companies from the liquid-food field.
H.E. Dr. Bernd von Münchow-Pohl
Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Lagos
As a representative of a country for which machinery of all sorts remains a major if not the biggest export category, I see great market potential in Nigeria, the continent’s largest economy, and in particular in the agrofood & plastprintpack sector.
This 7th edition comes along in a bigger format, with more exhibition space, and more participating companies representing a wider geographical spread. Without a doubt, the fair’s overarching concept of “from field to fork” has proven successful.
President Government Services & International Trade & SVP Africa - Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Based in Africa since 1878, we employ several thousand employees in 26 countries and 50 laboratories.
Here in Nigeria, as part of a Pan African partnership with Afreximbank named African Quality Assurance Center, we are currently building an Agri Food lab equipped with the latest technology. This will allow performing all the testing which can be requested by any authority in the world within a short Turn Around Time and at a decent cost. The mock-up is visible in our stand H:04. We are happy to welcome you and to engage with you. Our partners from Afreximbank are with us as well.
Delegate -Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria AHK
Bringing agrofood & plastprintpack back as one of the first physical trade shows during the pandemic stands testament to the courage and optimism of fairtrade Messe and their partners. This courage and optimism will continue to drive growth in the agribusiness value chains in Nigeria during these uncertain and challenging times.
Senior Flavourist – Givaudan
Powered by innovation and creativity, Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing aims to shape the future of food by becoming the co-creation partner of choice to its customers. Built on its global leadership position in flavours and taste, the company goes beyond to create Food Experiences that do good.
Having said that, the Nigerian market is very important for us as a flavour house because it is a great hub for emerging food and beverage industries – small, medium and large scale. The market is open for innovation and ready to adapt new trends.
Here at the show, we are meeting beverage industry partners, confectionery and sweets producers, agents and distributors.
Head Marketing & Communication – C. Woermann
C. Woermann Nigeria is a technical product supply company that was founded in 1968 in Lagos by her German parent company C. Woermann based in Hamburg, Germany. We pride ourselves on being a reliable source of genuine quality technical products that range from trailer parts, lubricants, engine parts, power tools, agricultural equipment, forklifts and industrial automation systems.
We are looking for food manufacturers interested in FESTO process automation solutions and customers for other brands we are representing like STIHL and HANGCHA.
Head of Business Development & Sales Country Cluster West Africa - BASF
BASF has been in Nigeria since 1965. BASF group in Country Cluster West Africa is responsible for nine countries across West Arica, and is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. We touch and improve the lives of millions of Nigerians across many industries such as, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, food, hygiene, beauty, construction, oil and gas and many more.
By working with strategic partners across these industries, we leverage on our global competence of over 150 years to solve locally relevant challenges, thereby touching millions of lives in Nigeria. Our solutions span across the agrofood & packaging industry – from farm to fork all the way to managing waste and recycling.
Area Export Director – IPRA France
IPRA France develops and produces food flavorings for the food industry. Our expertise extends to all sectors of application: beverages, savory products, pastry, biscuits, bakery, dairy products, ice creams. Currently we export to more than 70 countries.
We experience a huge demand for flavors in Nigeria and we have had some good meetings already here at the show.
Dr. Ferdinand Schmitt
General Manager – Caisley
Caisley stands for identification systems in agriculture and industry. Livestock production is an important sector in the agribusiness, animal identification is a prerequisite for a resource-efficient development of the sector and high-quality products.
At agrofood Nigeria, we have met with project experts, traders and lead farmers. I am missing representatives from governmental and research institutions. We had good meetings and valuable exchange with potential traders.
Sales Manager – AMS Ferrari
At AMS Ferrari, we engineer, manufacture and sale complete bottling and packaging lines for liquids, with turn-key solutions and after-sales service based on the most advanced remote technologies.
As the Nigerian food and beverage sector is constantly expanding, this is a very important market for us. We look forward to meet lots of customers here at the show and close business deals.
Head of Sales & Marketing - Macadams
Macadams Baking Systems Nigeria is a pioneer in introducing modern bakery equipment in Nigeria. Established in 1994 to represent Macadams International as a Sole Agent in Nigeria, Macadams Nigeria specializes in the distribution, sale and after-sale services of industrial and semi-industrial bakery and food service equipment.
As Nigeria is our second biggest market after South Africa, Nigeria is a very strategic country for us in Africa. Here at agrofood Nigeria 2022, we have met with bakery business owners, start-up entrepreneurs who got money. So far, we are about to sell a bakery line of €400,000 at the show. We are satisfied with the visitors’ quality.
Supply Chain & Marketing Support – Bosch West Africa
In addition to many other sectors, Bosch is renowned worldwide as a specialist supplier of boiler systems in all sizes and output categories. For over 150 years, we have been providing innovation in industrial boiler systems.
The Nigerian market holds plenty of opportunities and business leads which generate sales. Here at the event, we have met suppliers, potential clients and some government officials. We are satisfied with the quality of the visitors.
Market Intelligence Strategist – GEA
GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. We specialize in machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. With more than 18,000 employees, the group generated revenue of more than EUR 4.6 billion in fiscal year 2020.
At agrofood Nigeria, we have met customers from dairy, breweries etc.