Fairtrade hosts the 7th Agrofood West Africa show in Accra from November 29 to December 1

Fairtrade hosts the 7th Agrofood West Africa show in Accra from November 29 to December 1

The German trade fair specialists, Agrofood & Plastprintpack West Africa, will organize from November 29 to December 1, 2022, the 7th edition of agrofood West Africa in Ghana.

The 2022 Agrofood Show Conference will take place at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).

It is planned to bring together exhibitors from thirteen (13) registered countries who will present their products at the show.

Participating countries are Ghana, France, Germany, Netherlands, Iran, Italy, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United States, South Africa, Egypt and Sri Lanka.


The Agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2022 is a collaboration between fairtrade and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), Ghana Enterprise Agency Ghana (GEA) and the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC).

The others are the Association of Industries of Ghana (AGI) and the Food and Beverage Association of Ghana (FABAG).


Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday [October 11, 2022] fairtrade Managing Director (CEO), organizer of the upcoming event, Paul Marz, announced that the show will focus on food and beverage, plastic products, printing and packaging.

“From November 29 to December 1, 2022, at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center here in Accra, we are going to have exhibitors from 13 countries around the world, showcasing their latest technologies, latest products from their respective countries throughout the food and agri-food value chain….From production processing to the final product on the table and whatever you need,” he noted.

He added that the products to be showcased will include food packaging and labeling, plastic printing and packaging materials.

He revealed that the objective of the fair is to create business partnerships and value between international and Ghanaian companies within the food processing and plastic packaging industry.

“…and the second very important objective is to bring production to Ghana to improve production in Ghana so that Ghana becomes less dependent on food imports and produces more in the country,” he further revealed .

Elaborating on plastics printing and packaging, Mr. Marz revealed that exhibitors in this space will showcase plastic raw materials, machinery for printing and labeling plastic products.

“We will also have some of the exhibitors who will exhibit machinery and packaging products,” he mentioned.

According to the CEO of fairtrade, the international exhibition will be complemented by a three-day program which will be loaded with presentations and lectures.

Mr. Marz took the opportunity to invite all professionals in the food and plastic packaging sector to strive to participate in the event.

In a brief statement, Director of Plant, Protection and Regulatory Services at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Eric Quaye, praised Fair Trade for hosting the show.

He pointed out that such events are very crucial for the ministry’s policies, adding that there is a need to produce good quantities of food that needs to be further processed.

He urged Ghanaian companies that will be attending the event to take full advantage of it and consolidate their businesses.

He pledged MoFA’s support for fair trade to ensure the success of the event.


The 6th agrofood West Africa organized in 2019 brought together 87 exhibitors from 17 countries.

The exhibition presented a platform for exhibitors to offer solutions to hundreds of trade visitors and buyers from Ghana and neighboring West African countries.

Exhibitors came from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India and Italy.

The others were Jordan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Turkey.

About fair trade

Founded in 1991, fairtrade has long been one of the leading organizers of international food and plastprintpack trade shows in Africa and the Middle East.

Over the decades, more than 36,000 exhibitors and 1.5 million professional visitors have expressed their confidence in fair trade.

With its international shows, they use innovative ways to connect emerging markets with solution providers around the world.

Facilitating valuable business contacts between their exhibitors and trade visitors – that’s what Fair Trade stands for.

Fairtrade is led by its founder, Martin Marz, and his son, Paul Marz, who joined the business in 2006 and is supported by a highly motivated team of experienced and young professionals, many of whom have been internally qualified for three years in partnership with the German Cooperative State University to a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Exhibition, Congress and Event Management or Media and Communication Management.

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