The 5th agrofood Nigeria in 2019 continues its success story

Africa’s largest economy back on the growth track

Double-digit growth: Nigeria is the 2nd largest importer of food processing and packaging technology in sub-Saharan Africa

Food trade of US$ 5.916 billion - largest foodstuff market in West Africa

Country pavilions from Belarus, China, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey

Based on upbeat market developments, agrofood Nigeria 2019 is to continue its success story.

Nigeria is the 5th largest oil-exporting and 11th largest gas-exporting country. With 194 million inhabitants, Nigeria is also Africa’s most populous country and the 7th most populous country in the world.

Africa’s largest economy is now back on the growth track as Nigeria’s GDP is expected to grow from US$ 376 billion in 2017 to US$ 409 billion in 2018 and US$ 476 billion in 2019 (GTAI).

The 5th agrofood Nigeria in 2019: The success story continues

All these are excellent pre-conditions for agrofood Nigeria 2019, once again organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade Messe. Together with its partner event plastprintpack Nigeria the show is scheduled for 26 to 28 March 2019 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos. agrofood Nigeria covers the entire value chain, from field to fork, consisting of the three sub-brands agroAgroTech Nigeriafood + bev tec Nigeria and food + hospitality Nigeria.

agrofood is Nigeria’s 5th international trade show on agriculture, food processing & packaging, ingredients, bakery & confectionery and food & hospitality. 

Eight official country pavilions will be present in 2019, namely from Belarus, China, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey - a remarkable participation, the biggest ever! Plus individual exhibitors from lots of other countries.

Exhibitors from 17 countries participate at the 2019 event, namely from Austria, Belarus, Benin, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey,  USA. See preliminary list of exhibitors. 

In connection with a strong institutional support both in Nigeria and internationally as well as an excellent conference program a successful show is guaranteed.

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agro AgroTech Nigeria 2019

fairtrade and DLG enter into strategic partnership 

Since 2015 agro Nigeria has been organized by fairtrade as part of agrofood Nigeria. Now DLG German Agricultural Society enters into strategic partnership with fairtrade and brings in its agro and trade fair expertise by introducing its AgroTech brand to the agro event of fairtrade’s agrofood trade show. The focus of the cooperation lies on agricultural technology, animal production, flori- and horticulture and hot-house technology. Organisers of the world’s No. 1 trade shows Agritechnica and Eurotier, DLG is the global leader in professional trade fairs in the fields of agricultural engineering, crop production, animal production and bioenergy.

food + bev tec Nigeria 2019
Double-digit growth: Nigeria is the 2nd largest importer of food processing and packaging technology in sub-Saharan Africa

This also applies to the agrofood industry. Nigeria's imports of food and packaging machinery, for instance, increased by 15% in 2017, to 262 million euros compared to 228 million euros the year before, making Nigeria the second largest importer in sub-Saharan Africa. Nigeria‘s imports of packaging technology even increased by 34% in 2017, from 113 million euros to 152 million euros. (VDMA) Double-digit growth is also forecasted for 2018 and 2019.

food + hospitality Nigeria 2019
Food trade of US$ 5.916 billion - largest foodstuff market in Africa

Nigeria, with its 194 million inhabitants, is West Africa’s largest food market. Food trade with Nigeria is a US$ 5.916 billion business, with food imports into Nigeria amounting to US$ 5.102 billion and food exports of US$ 0.814 billion in 2017 (WTO). 

3-day conference program

agrofood Nigeria 2019 will again be supplemented by a 3-day program full of presentations and conferences. Experts and exhibitors will hold presentations on the presentation platform in the center of the exhibition hall. At agrofood Nigeria 2018, 20+ speakers from Nigeria and Europe presented valuable information on technology and finance.

Strong institutional support

agrofood Nigeria 2019 enjoys the strong support of the following Nigerian and international institutions:

  • Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS
  • adepta French Agrofood Association
  • Advantage Austria
  • AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria
  • The dti Department Trade and Industry South Africa
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • IOPN Institute of Packaging Nigeria
  • NABC Netherlands African Business Council
  • NABG Nigeria Agribusiness Group
  • NAFDAC National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control
  • NIFST Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology
  • Switzerland Global Enterprise
  • Turkish Ministry of Trade
  • Turkish Exporters Assembly
  • VDMA German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association

Review of the successful 2018 edition

agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2018 saw 1,544 trade visitors from 26 countries discussing their business with 142 exhibitors (+30%) from 21 countries. 81% of the visitors were decision makers.

Thousands of B2B meetings created high satisfaction rates among exhibitors and visitors:

  • 94% of the visitors recommend the show and 75% plan to invest over the next 12 months
  • 88% of the exhibitors recommend the show and 87% are satisfied with the event as a whole

For full details see Post Show Report 2018.