agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2019 the best ever in its 5-year history

Number of high quality visitors up 35%  
Exhibitors confirm: “Excellent business platform”
Top marks for exhibition, conferences, presentations and events

With 2,094 professional visitors from all over Nigeria, agrofood & plastprintpack 2019 has registered the best-ever result in its 5-year history. The number of visitors rose by 35% over the previous event. And what is even more important: the visitor quality was highly praised.

84% of the exhibitors were also satisfied or even very satisfied with agrofood Nigeria 2019 as a whole, and 77% with their chances for business after the fair. Even 90% would recommend the event. More or better is hardly possible.

Only the service of the organizer fairtrade was rated even better at 95%.

agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria has thus impressively confirmed its position as THE annual Meeting Place for the entire food and beverage processing, plastics and packaging industry in Nigeria.

Exhibitors confirm: “Excellent business platform”

The exhibitors assessed the 2019 event as first-class and underlined its outstanding importance for their business.

Symrise Sub-Regional Account Manager Patrick Ajala: “The strength of agrofood is that it supports us as an excellent business platform in presenting our ideas, concepts and skills."

Lalit Ganwani, General Manager First Blends adds: “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.”

Alberto Quintavalla, Sales Area Manager with CFT: “The major advantage of agrofood is to connect us machinery producers with the Nigerian industrial sector.”

Markus Palm, Head of Sales Africa with Krones: “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.”

Girolamo Dagostino of AMAPLAST Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers' Association: ”Nigeria is a developing country and a promising one in plastics and rubber machinery. Exports are increasing year by year. Therefore we are very interested in this region. For us plastprintpack is an important way to explore this upcoming market. The exhibition joins together the aspects of the plastic chain. This is very important.”

Julian Banse, Regional Manager Technical Sales at W&H Windmoeller & Hoelscher points to another aspect: "The German Pavilion at plastprintpack offers a great plus, as "Made in Germany" still enjoys a very high recognition. Meeting our customers, but also networking with other regular exhibitors, creates a great atmosphere here for all of us".

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Top marks for conferences, presentations and events

The numerous events in the accompanying program also met with overwhelming response. Whether regarding one of the three main sessions on Skills development and the value chain approach, on Circular economy or on Finance, Start-ups and Digitalization, the presentations were eagerly received and there were fierce discussions.

This is particular true of the Nigeria-Belarus Business Forum.

Organized by the German trade show specialists fairtrade the show was held on 26 to 28 March 2019 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.

Even bigger and more international than ever: The 5th agrofood Nigeria 2019 with 120 exhibitors from 24 countries

Due to the upbeat market development and an ever increasing interest in the Nigerian market, agrofood and its partner event plastprintpack Nigeria 2019 continued their success story and were even bigger and more international this year.

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

The event covers the entire value chain, from field to fork, consisting of the three sub-brands agroAgroTech Nigeria, food + bev tec Nigeria and food + hospitality Nigeria.

What made agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2019 so unique?

  • Not less than eight official country pavilions were present, namely from Belarus, China, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey.
  • As well as 120 global leaders from 24 countries presenting their solutions, products and technologies tailored to the needs of the Nigerian agrofood business community.
  • Strong international presence: The exhibitors come from Austria, Algeria, Belarus, Benin, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and USA. 
  • The German-Nigerian Live Bakery! First Blends, Diosna and others produced baked goods and confectionery live on all three days of the show.
  • Strong presence of international market leaders in food, bakery, beverage and packaging technology & ingredients
  • A high-level international conference running alongside the exhibition.
  • The interactive agrofood and plastprintpack portals allowing exhibitors and visitors to communicate and to arrange business meetings before, during and after the event, all year round.

3-day conference featuring 25 Nigerian and European experts on Skills development, Value chain approach, Circular economy & Finance, Start-ups and Digitalization

agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2019 was once again be supplemented by a 3-day program full of presentations and panel discussions, jointly organised by fairtrade and AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria. Among the most important topics covered by some 25 Nigerian and European experts worth mentioning are:

  • Agrofood business and Skills Development: Boosting agrofood production in Nigeria, the value chain approach
  • Circular Economy: Combining innovative techniques and resource efficiency to create sustainable process
  • Finance, Start-ups and Digitalization: A game changer for the Agrofood & Plastprintpack business in Nigeria

fairtrade supports SOS Children's Villages Nigeria

The proceeds of the exhibition was donated to SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria. The photo shows  fairtrade’s managing director Paul März at the handover of the admission fees of the 2019 event to Gboyega Fadawole-Aje and Oluwatoyin Ekpeneidua of SOS Children’s Villages Lagos

Africa’s largest economy now back on the growth track

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 globally.

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

agro AgroTech Nigeria 2019
fairtrade and DLG 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. Organizers 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 & packaging technology in sub-Saharan Africa. Nigeria's imports of food and packaging machinery increased by 15% in 2017, to 262 million euros compared to 228 million euros the year before. (VDMA)

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)

Strong institutional support

agrofood Nigeria 2019 enjoyed 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
  • Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 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



The entire fairtrade team says THANK YOU for a great show!
We all look forward to seeing you again on 24-26 March 2020.