And this is what they said ...

Dieter Rolf
Area Sales Manager Africa - ANDRITZ

ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel Technologies is a corporate group with worldwide development, production and supply activities within technology and after-sales service to the feed and biofuel industries.

Nigeria is a very promising market for us because it’s the biggest economy in Africa. Also, it has the largest population, which means future consumers for us. 

Our visitors are really interested and qualified. For us, the highlight at agrofood Nigeria is the excellent organization. We trust that it will continue in the future.

Ada Cao
Sales Manager - Shijiazhuang Julite Machinery

Our company was established in 2006, which specializing in grain cleaning and seed processing and sets research and development, production, sales and service as a whole. 

The Nigerian market continues to grow and the entire West Africa region is interesting for us. We think that our cleaning machines are just right for this market. 

For us, the highlight at agrofood Nigeria is that there are well-qualified visitors and we have the opportunity to meet potential users and to connect with them on site


Patrick Ajala
Sub-Regional Account Manager -  Symrise

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients, and raw materials as well as functional ingredients. 

Nigeria is an important market for Symrise and we feel the need to claim business opportunities in this ever growing market.

Also, it's in the responsibility of Symrise to continue to progress in how we engage traditional customers and attract to support start-ups.

The strong point about agrofood Nigeria is it supporting us as an excellent business platform for local and international suppliers to showcase their ideas, concepts and capabilities.

Alberto Quintavalla
Sales Area Manager - CFT

CFT designs and manufactures machines and complete lines for processing and packaging of food and beverage products.
 
The Nigerian market is interesting for us because of the huge population. We are talking about more than 190 million people who need a well-developed agrofood industry.
 
We meet many of our traditional customers here at the show to discuss current projects. But we also have the opportunity to win potential new customers.

The major advantage of agrofood is to connect us machinery producers with the Nigerian industrial sector.

Eugeniy Vvedenskiy
Director of Belinterexpo Exhibition Unitary Enterprise of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

As the biggest African economy with the largest population, it’s a good choice for the first-ever country pavilion we had in West Africa. The Nigerian people are extremely friendly and easy going. For sure we will continue exploring this market.
 
We had an unexpectedly high number of interested visitors. So we’ve got the chance to connect with people from all sectors, for example, farmers, food manufacturers, traders, etc. Most of them were professionals which is very good.
 
The fair itself was a comfortable platform with everything you need to do business successfully. We will definitely consider bringing our pavilion to agrofood + plastprintpack Nigeria again.

Lalit Ganwani
General Manager – General Industry - First Blends

First Blends is the leading manufacturer of functional solutions and the premier service provider to the cereal food industries in Nigeria and West Africa.
 
For us, it’s important to partner with international companies and help the industry to grow and take it to the next level. We will provide our customers the highest quality products and get a good feed on our standards.
 
agrofood is getting bigger and bigger every year, with more exhibitors, customers and visitors. That’s great! So we are able to showcase our products to more and more customers.

Markus Palm
Head of Sales for African region - Krones

Krones plans, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for process, filling and packaging technologies.
 
Nigeria is an important market for us because of the high population as well as the growing middle class and the stable political situation.
 
At agrofood we meet existing clients but also new ones. We’re impressed by the program and the speakers especially the “Consulate meet and greet”. Our highlight at agrofood is the chance to connect with major global players in our business.

Philippe Speyer
Area Sales Director - DuPont Nutrition & Health

DuPont Nutrition & Health, a business unit of DowDuPont Speciality Products Division, combines in-depth knowledge with current research and expert science to deliver unmatched value to the food and health industries.
 
For us, West Africa and Nigeria is a huge opportunity for ingredients in all processed food. The economic growth of the country will automatically increase the development of our food products and ingredients
 
The main category of customers and partners we meet at agrofood are key lead players for medium-size producers.
 
We think that the exhibition is very well organized, well arranged and comfortable for us exhibitors. For sure the number of visitors will increase year by year.


Chantike Durongpisitkul
Sales Section Manager - Thai Agri Food Public Company 

Nigeria is the biggest African market and it is fast growing. We succeeded to get in touch with the right customers at this event. 

In general, most of the visitors have a clear vision of the products they are looking for. We found some potential distributors and importers. 

The highlight of agrofood Nigeria are the visitors from many countries with different enquires. Those help us to enhance our knowledge to build a sustainable relationship with the Nigerian and West African market. As a consequence, we believe “give and take” is essential for this market.

Sam Anis
Exportation Manager at Jeronimo Martins / Recheio

With more than 45 years of experience, Recheio is part of Jerónimo Martins - one of the largest retail
Groups in Europe. Our mission is to contribute to the growth and sustainability of our customers and to the success of their businesses.
 
Nigeria is an important market for us because it’s the heart of Africa with the biggest population and one of the fastest growing countries in this region.
 
We were looking for food importers, supermarkets and food distributors.
 
Our highlight at agrofood was the service and the organization – everything worked well!