plastprintpack & agrofood 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, plastprintpack & agrofod 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 plastprintpack Nigeria 2019 as a whole, and with their chances for business after the fair. 83% would recommend the event. More or better is hardly possible.

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

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.

Girolamo Dagostino of AMAPLAST Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers' Association: ”Nigeria is a very promising country for plastics and rubber machinery producers. As our exports increase year by year we are highly interested in this region. For us plastprintpack & agrofood 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 plastprintpack & agrofood Nigeria 2019 with 120 exhibitors from 24 countries

Nigeria is Africa's largest importer of plastics in primary forms and the top importing country of plastics technology in sub-Saharan Africa

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

plastprintpack is Nigeria’s 5th International Plastics, Printing and Packaging Trade Show.

What makes plastprintpack & agrofood Nigeria 2019 so unique? 

  • Not less than eight official country pavilions were present this year, 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 plastprintpack & agrofood business community.      
  • 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.       
  • A high-level international conference runs alongside the exhibition.   
  • The interactive plastprintpack and agrofood 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

plastprintpack & agrofood Nigeria 2019 once again was 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)

Nigeria is Africa's largest importer of plastics in primary forms

With about 70% of raw materials imported (mainly from the Middle East, Europe and Asia) and only 30% produced locally, the Nigerian market has great potential for exporters of plastics in primary forms.

In the years 2008 to 2015, for example, imports of plastic raw materials increased annually by 7.2% from 464 kt to 754 kt, a plus of 62.5%. (EUROMAP)

This makes Nigeria, together with Algeria, Africa's largest importer of plastics in primary forms!

Nigeria’s plastics industry is fast growing

The Country Cluster of EUROMAP-European Plastics and Rubber Machinery confirms significant growth for Nigeria

  • The per capita consumption of plastics in Nigeria has grown by about 5% annually over the past ten years, from 4.0 kg in 2007 to 6.5 kg in 2017 and is estimated to be 7.5 kg in 2020.         
  • Nigeria’s plastics consumption has grown by 7.8% annually over the past ten years, from 578 kt in 2007 to 1.229 kt in 2017 and is estimated to be 1.533 kt in 2020.         
  • Nigeria's plastics production has grown by 13.9% annually over the past ten years, from 120 kt in 2007 to 442 kt in 2017 and is estimated to be 513 kt in 2020. 

Top importing country of plastics technology in sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria invests heavily in its plastics industry. Its imports of plastics technology in the year 2017 for instance increased by 70%, from 54 to 92 million euros. (VDMA)

2nd largest importer of printing & paper processing and of packaging technology in sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s imports of printing & paper processing technology summed up to 41 million euros in 2017. Its imports of packaging technology increased by 34% in the same year, from 113 to 152 million euros. (VDMA) With these amounts, Nigeria is the 2nd largest importer of printing & paper processing and of packaging technology in sub-Saharan Africa.

Strong institutional support

plastprintpack Nigeria 2019 enjoyed the strong support of the following Nigerian and international institutions: 

  • Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS         
  • Advantage Austria         
  • AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria         
  • The dti Department Trade and Industry South Africa         
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy         
  • IOPN Institute of Packaging Nigeria         
  • Switzerland Global Enterprise         
  • Turkish Ministry of Trade         
  • Turkish Exporters Assembly         
  • VDMA German Engineering Federation 

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