In a bid to properly address the challenges in the Nigerian agrofood and packaging industry, Nigeria ‘agrofood & plastprintpack Tradefair 2015 is bringing together professionals from all over the world to Lagos to discuss and show a way forward in the sector. The event is scheduled to hold from the 28th – 30th of April at the Landmark Centre in Lagos with more than 1,500 professional trade visitors expected at the free-entry event.
In a chat with AgroNigeria – media partner of the event, the organizers disclosed that over 80 notable international technology leaders from 26 countries are expected to display latest technologies and proffer solutions for the Nigerian agrofood and packaging industry.
Supported by the Institute of Packaging Nigeria (IOPN) President, Mr. Mike Adekola, stated that exhibitors were expected to come from Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and of course Nigeria.
He noted that the presence of IOPN at ‘agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2015′ was ideal for visitors who needed a global understanding of the food value chain in Nigeria, from the field to the final consumer including farmers, suppliers, transporters and processors.
The Project Manager Market Development Africa at German Engineering Federation / Food Processing & Packaging Machinery Association, Ms. Martina Claus, said that a delegation of member companies will be showcasing the strengths of German engineering at the first international ‘agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2015′ trade show in Lagos.
Also commenting on the event, the Head of Delegation and Ambassador of EU to Nigeria, Michel Arrion, noted that the European suppliers could assist the Nigerian agrofood industry with machinery, equipment and technological know-how in order to meet a high degree of food safety and compliance with international hygienic standards.
He added, “For this reason the European Union supports this important event and wishes that in the years to come it will develop into a leading platform for technological exchange in the areas of agrofood, food processing and packaging.”
The event is being organized by fairtrade Messe from Germany, in close cooperation with AHK Nigeria – the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria. Entry for professionals is free and pre-registration can already be done at the events’ websites: www.agrofood-nigeria.com
fairtrade was founded by Martin März in 1991 and for over a long period of time, has been ranked among the leading organisers of the professional international trade fairs in emerging markets, especially in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Managed by its shareholders and headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, fairtrade maintains a powerful network of agencies and partnerships throughout the world. Since 2003, fairtrade operates a subsidiary company in Algiers, Eurl fairtrade expo. Our management system is ISO 9001: 2008 certified. Being a member of UFI-The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, fairtrade organises events according to the UFI quality norms.
Culled from AgroNigeria Online