plastprintpack 2019: West Africa‘s plastics, printing and packaging technology imports increase by 25% to 633 million euros

plastprintpack & agrofood West Africa 2019 featuring 87 exhibitors from 17 countries

According to the German Engineering Federation VDMA, West Africa imported plastics technology at a value of 219 million euros in 2018, up 22% compared with 179 million euros in 2017. Major West African import markets of plastics technology - apart from Nigeria – are Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Togo and Mali, in this order.

First voices of the exhibitors

Emmanuel Decker
Trade Analyst, ITA (Italian Trade Agency)

The ITA-Italian Trade Agency is the government organisation which promotes the internationalisation of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development. ITA provides information, support and advice to Italian and foreign companies.
Ghana is one of the fastest growing countries in the world and presents a lot of opportunities for all-round sectors.
The African market as a whole is still informal so one-to-one approach is the method we are adopting to be efficient in our business development.

Exhibitors 2019

Exhibitors from 17 countries have already registered for agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2019.

The exhibitors come from  Belgium, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Turkey.

plastprintpack West Africa 2019

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Top speakers at the 3-day conference

The Agrofood Processing Value Chain in West Africa – Status quo and future outlook

Among the most important topics:

  • Food Processing Value Chain Market Analysis
  • African Continental Free Trade Agreement – Challenge or Opportunity for the Food and Packaging Sector?
  • Financing Your Business: Where to Go and Who to Approach?
  • Agrofood and Packaging Facing the 21st Century: What Impact do Big Data and Digitalization have?
  • Organic, Fairtrade and other certifications, Panel Discussion

For the first time in 2019: Official German Pavilion

For the first time an official German Pavilion will be present at agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2019 featuring a participation of German exhibitors displaying their solutions and products. 

The German Pavilion is presented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry AUMA.