7th International Trade Show

22-24
March
2022
Landmark Centre
Lagos
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Impressive return: The 6th edition of
plastprintpack & agrofood Nigeria a major milestone event

Exhibitors from 12 countries discussed business with visitors from 41 countries

Top level 3-day conference. 3rd West African Cold Chain Summit. APO Packaging Masterclass

plastprintpack Nigeriaagrofood Nigeria made an impressive return as one of the first trade fairs in Nigeria after Corona.

Despite difficult circumstances, exhibitors and visitors thoroughly enjoyed the overall concept consisting of an impressive international trade exhibition, a sophisticated 3-day conference program and an unforgettable Oktoberfest exhibitors' evening.

Exhibitors give perfect testimony

When asked about their level of satisfaction with the event, 91% of the exhibitors announced that they would want to participate again in the 7th edition of the fair in March 2022, even 93% would recommend the event to their peers.

86% of the exhibitors were satisfied or even very satisfied with the show as a whole, 77% with the quality of the visitors and not less than 97% with the service provided by fairtrade.

Says Kristof Knettel, Senior Technical Manager – LANXESS:Thank you very much for the excellent organisation of the fair once again. I would like to give you some feedback on the 3rd day of the event, the best day we ever had as we were able to generate almost a double-digit number of leads alone. We were especially pleased with the Cold Chain conference programme, as it brought many potential customers to the show. We'll be happy to repeat this in March 2022. We will definitely be there again.”

A major milestone event

The 6th edition 2021 has been a major milestone event for the Nigerian agrofood & plastprintpack industry. Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade the event took place from 26 to 28 October 2021 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.

Global technology leaders from 12 countries showcased adapted technologies and solutions for the Nigerian and West African market in the fields of agriculture, food + beverage processing, ingredients, plastics, printing and packaging.

The exhibitors came from Belgium, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Germany, Nigeria, Portugal, Saudi-Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and USA.

Official country pavilions were present from:

  • Belgium, organised by Flanders Investment & Trade supporting the international activities of Flemish companies
  • Germany - The German Pavilion featured 18 leading suppliers, presented by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) and supported by VDMA Food Processing & Packaging Machinery. See the exhibitors and their products & services.

 

Let’s hear what the exhibitors said …

Testimonials

  • With a population of more than 200 million, most of them younger than 25, Nigeria is of high importance for Windmoeller & Hoelscher. The need of a sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging is an important factor all over West Africa.

    After Covid-19 the need of real fairs is constantly coming back into the mind of our customers. We met most of our prime customers during our stay and we made some new contacts.

    Peter Daniel
    Head of Sales - Windmoeller & Hoelscher

  • Sarsoli is one of Nigeria’s leading Color, Filler & Additive Master batch manufacturers. Incorporated in 2010, the company has been providing an advanced level of solutions to the plastic processing industry’s ever changing and challenging needs.

    Pravesh Rai
    Business Development Manager – Sarsoli

  • Krones has been investing in Nigeria already since many years and maintains its proper base here as there are lots of business opportunities. Especially post corona pandemic we notice rising opportunities.

    At agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2021 we have met high net worth local customers who are looking into diversifying their business. That’s why we are satisfied with the show.

    Mohamed Zahra (right)
    Sales Manager – Krones

  • Nigeria is a growing market for the beverage industry and presents great opportunities for beverage industry equipment suppliers and manufacturers alike.

    We met the majority of SME players and collaborators in the fair. The trade show was managed very well, also security and health matters were well adressed.

    Alexander Fuchs
    Managing Director - KHS Nigeria Ltd

  • Nigeria is the fastest growing market in Africa with a huge potential for auxiliary labelling solutions. At the show we met food processors and farmers in need of our products suitable to perform under rough working conditions.

    Our target at the show is to generate qualified leads for our local partner in order to get the initial business volume growing as fast as possible. We are new to the Nigerian market but confident that this exhibition is very supportive for a successful start in Nigeria.   

    Lars Klöhn
    Head of Sales - KD Hermann

  • Let me begin by stating the obvious: The food industry and everything that caters to it continous to hold great potential in Nigeria, whether we think of developing the domestic market or exports of agricultural products and processing foods. That is why you are all here, and that was the right decision. Africa's biggest economy and most populous country with a very sizeable middle class and, pardon the pun, a growing appetite for high quality products offers good business opportunites that cannot be ignored. And it has a lot of well-educated, creative and business-savvy entrepreneurial talent.

    Nigeria is not an easy environment to do business. But: Yes it remains a country of great economic opportunity, in spite of all the odds. Some German companies invested in Nigeria have been here for a long time. They might have weathered a few crises, but they are still here primarily because they have done well. Let us take some encouragement from their example.

    I wish all of you a very successful and stimulating days at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria here in Lagos.

    H.E. Dr. Bernd von Münchow-Pohl
    Consul General – Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Lagos

  • Institute of Packaging Professionals - Nigeria and African Packaging Organisation at the 6th Nigeria agrofood and plastprintpack 2021, kickstart her Packaging Masterclass across Africa. To educate Africans on agro, food processing and packaging. This is in collaboration with fairtrade Messe, the organizer of agrofood & plastpringpack Nigeria.

    Ahmed Alex Omah
    President - African Packaging Organisation & Executive Director - Institute of Packaging Professionals Nigeria

Visitors highly satisfied with agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2021

The event was attended by visitors from 41 countries, including 17 African countries. The vast majority came from Nigeria, followed by Ethiopia (!), Ghana and Botswana. Great news for the exhibitors: no less than 64% of the visitors were decision-makers, 59% plan to invest within the next 12 months.

98 % of the visitors would recommend the event to their peers, 94 % were satisfied with the quality of business contacts made. Main reasons to visit: 65% wished to establish and expand business contacts, 35% wanted to receive information about new products and innovations.

Sectors of the visitors’ interest*

  • 55% Agriculture                                    
  • 32% Food & beverage technology          
  • 16% Food ingredients
  • 12% Food & hospitality                         
  • 13% Plastics raw materials & technology
  • 19% Printing materials & technology
  • 31% Packaging materials & technology  

* Multiple responses possible

Strong institutional support

agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria enjoys the strong support of the following institutions

  • Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria & ECOWAS
  • access Bank
  • AHK Nigeria Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria
  • APO Africa Packaging Organisation
  • Asoko Insight
  • Flanders State of the Art
  • FMARD – Federal Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • German Ministry for Economic Affairs & German Consulate General Lagos
  • IOPN Institute of Packaging Nigeria
  • ITA Italian Trade Agency
  • Jordan Chamber of Commerce
  • NABC National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control
  • NABG Nigeria Agribusiness Group
  • NAFDAC National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control
  • NIFST – Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology
  • OTACCWA - Organization for Technology Advancement of Cold Chain in West Africa
  • VDMA German Engineering Federation

Nigeria is the largest importer of plastics technology in sub-Saharan Africa and the second largest in packaging and printing technology

Excellent prospects for trade visitors of plastprintpack Nigeria 2021 looking for high-quality solution providers as many of the world's leading companies will again be presenting products and technologies specifically tailored to the Nigerian market, Nigeria being the largest importer of plastics technology in sub-Saharan Africa and the second largest in packaging and printing technology.
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Cold chain industry partner

  1. Otaccwa Cold chain industry partner

German pavilion

  1. German Pavilion Nigeria

Data partner

  1. Asoko Insight

We support SOS

  1. SOS Children's Villages Nigeria

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  1. Allma
  2. Alta
  3. Asia Media
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