8th International Trade Show

21-23
November
2023
AICC – Grand Arena
Accra
Partner event:
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Promising outlook for business after plastprintpack & agrofood West Africa 2022

1,384 trade visitors discussed their investments with 98 exhibitors from 22 countries

1,384 Ghanaian and West African professionals from the plastprintpack & agrofood industry discussed their business with 98 exhibitors from 22 countries.

The 7th edition of plastprintpack & agrofood West Africa 2022 had exhibitors participating from Belgium, Burkina Faso, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Türkiye, United Arab Emirates and USA.

Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade, in cooperation with their local partner Geovision, the event took place from 29 November to 01 December 2022 at the state-of-the-art Trade Center Arena at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The exhibition was again supplemented by a 3-day program full of presentations and conferences.

What the exhibitors said

  • Ms Daniela d`Orlandi

    Italian Ambassador to Ghana and Togo

    We are proud to bring to this important exhibition a large and qualified delegation of 20 Italian manufacturers of machinery and products for the plastic, the printing, the packaging and the agribusiness industries. We are sure their presence in Accra will allow Ghanaian companies to learn more about the possibilities Italy can offer to upgrade local production, allowing it, on the one hand, to better respond to the increasingly sophisticated domestic demand, and, on the other hand, to address foreign markets with more added value products.

    The Italian Pavilion at plastprintpack and agrofood West Africa represents a major step, that we are taking along with the Italian industrial Association UCIMA, AMAPLAST, ACIMGA and AssoFoodTech. Let me also underline that the Italian Pavillion is organized under the auspices of the City of Rome that is candidate to host the 2030 World Exposition. We look forward to meeting you at our Pavilion to discuss the opportunities that the Ghanaian markets offers to us all!

  • Mr Tjalling Wiarda

    General Manager - GNBCC Ghana Netherlands Business & Culture Council

    We as GNBCC are happy to be involved in the 7th edition of this trade show where we are present with our own Dutch pavilion. We want to thank the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for financially supporting the pavilion.

    I hope we can welcome you at our Netherlands Pavilion where you can find all our seven exhibitors. It's the one with the logo of our Embassy (Ghana - Netherlands together) and the GNBCC logo against an orange background.

  • Julian Banse

    Regional Manager Technical Sales Africa - Windmöller & Hölscher KG

    Founded in 1869 today Windmöller & Hölscher is a world leader for the manufacturing of machinery and systems for the production of flexible packaging.

    Ghana is the most stable country in West Africa and has a big potential to grow.

    The demand for packaging is rising both in quantity and quality. That's the time when pur machines are required.

    Here at plastprintpack West Africa 2022, we met our existing customers and also potential new contacts. Our booth is a good spot to meet and we are happy to welcome everyone.

    We expected to meet all our contacts in Ghana after not seeing many of them during Covid-times. At least most of them came along which was a pleasure for us.

  • Mervyn Moodley (right)

    Chief Executive Officer & Founder - Safrique

    Safrique International was established in 1996 with the objective of offering a total PET solution to its customers in sub-Saharan Africa. We act as an exclusive distribution agent for key manufacturers.

    Ghana is an important market because it holds 50% of our marketing activites as well as a lot potential in a promesing market.

    We have met a lot of farmers and food processing companies here at plastprintpack West Africa.

  • Lucie Odei

    Marketing and Sales - Miniplast

    Miniplast is one of the leading manufacturers of Industrial and Household products in Ghana with over 25 years of experience in the sector.  

    Ghana is a politically stable country and plastic packaging is becoming a necessity because of the fast growing small and medium enterprises. We access the market through our various distribution assets.

    We had visitors, farmes and individuals in the herbal and chemical sector and other industries from the private and public sectors and others respectfully. We are satisfied with their quality.

    Our expectation was to meet clients in person and that our products could be of help to find the accurate plastic producers for their business. And yes, our expectation was met.

Country pavilions in 2022 from Germany, Italy and South Africa

German Pavilion

Presenters of the German Pavilion

  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, in cooperation with the
  • Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) 

Exhibitors in the German Pavilion 2022 include:

  • BEWITAL agri

  • Destilla

  • GEA West Africa

  • LANXESS

  • Riela Africa

  • Schmitz Cargobull Overseas

  • Te So Ten Elsen

  • Vibrofloors

  • Vion

  • WEDA

  • Windmöller & Hölscher

Italian Pavilion

The Italian Trade Agency ITA in cooperation with AMAPLAST, ACIMGA, UCIMA and ANIMA / ASSOFOODTEC is organising the first Collective Participation of 18 Italian companies at plastprintpack & agrofood West Africa 2022.

Click here for all details.

The plastprintpack & agrofood West Africa Fair is the main international exhibition in Ghana, dedicated to the agro-industrial supply chain, where technologies for processing, packaging and packing of food, beverages, cosmetics, etc. are widely exhibited

Despite a two-year period marred by the pandemic, Ghana's economic growth forecast for 2022 is 5.8%, consolidating it as one of the largest economies in West Africa.

The agricultural sector is of paramount importance in the country, both socially and economically. It absorbs around 1/3 of total employment and contributes 21% of GDP. In 2020, it was the most dynamic sector of the economy, with +7.4% growth. …

Italian exhibitors:

  • Arol
  • Cevolani Italia
  • Irritec
  • ITIB Machinery International
  • Maina Industries
  • Melegari Technology
  • Miele
  • Navatta Group Food Processing
  • New Project
  • Novacart
  • Pigo
  • Prismatech
  • Promec
  • Promer
  • Riello Ups
  • Simex
  • SZS Free
  • TMCI Padovan
  • Tropical Food Machinery

South Africa Pavilion

South Africa joins in with a Department of Agriculture Western Cape Pavilion.

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is responsible for the promotion of agriculture in all its rich diversity in the Western Cape. About 45% of South Africa’s agricultural exports move through the Western Cape and the value-added in the sector amounts to just less than R21 billion (US$ 1.2 billion) per annum.

Exhibitors

  • Department of Agriculture Western Cape
  • 5 Pence
  • Aslina
  • Bayede Marketing
  • Best Spirits of Africa
  • Cape Dreams
  • De Pizan Beverages
  • Jacobs Jam Co.
  • Lifestyle Rooibos Tea
  • M'Hudi
  • Resulta Exporters
  • Rooiboslief Lifestyle
  • Spicy Bulldog
  • The Road to Exotic Taste
  • Thokozani Wines
  • Ubuntu Evoo
  • Ukhamba Beer Worx

Strong institutional support of
plastprintpack & agrofood West Africa 2022

The 7th edition of plastprintpack & agrofood West Africa 2022 enjoys the strong support of the following institutions.

Support from within Ghana

  • Ghanaian Ministry of Business Development
  • The Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • The Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • AGI Association of Ghana Industries
  • FABAG Food & Beverage Association of Ghana
  • GIPC Ghana Investment Trade Promotion Centre
  • NEIP National Entrepreneurship and Innovations Plan

International support

  • ACIMGA – Italian Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery for the Graphic, Paper, Converting and Allied Industries

  • AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana

  • AMAPLAST – Italian Association of Manufacturers of Machinery and Moulds for Plastics and Rubber
  • EECA - Egypt Expo and Convention Authority
  • Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Türkiye to Ghana
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA)
  • GIZ
  • GNBCC Ghana Netherlands Business & Culture Council
  • ITA Italian Trade Agency
  • NABC Netherlands African Business Council

The Ghanaian and West African plastprintpack market

Plastics technology: West African imports of plastics technology more than doubled over the past few years, from €144 million in 2016 to €311 million in 2021, an average growth of 16.6% annually. Major West African import markets of plastics technology - apart from Nigeria – are Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Togo, Guinea and Mali, in this order. (VDMA) 

Printing and paper technology: Such technology was imported at a value of €95 million in 2020, €109 million in 2019 and €107 million in 2018 (VDMA), with Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal as main importers - apart from Nigeria.

Packaging technology: Imports amounted to €312m in 2021, up 5.2 annually from €230m in 2015 - steady growth even in the Corona year 2020 and 2021. Major West African importers – apart from Nigeria – are Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso. (VDMA)

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