Fairtrade organizes the 7th Agrofood, Plastprintpack exhibition in Ghana

Food Fair Plastprintpack


German trade show specialist fairtrade is set to hold the 7th International Agribusiness and Plastprintpack Show in Accra, Ghana, from November 29 to December 1, 2022, in the Grand Arena of the International Conference Center of Accra.

The event comes after the success of the previous 6th edition in 2019 which saw the participation of 87 exhibitors from 17 countries presenting dedicated solutions for hundreds and hundreds of professional visitors, investors and buyers from Ghana and neighboring countries of West Africa.

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

For the agro-food part of the show, it is indeed true that the West African market for agricultural technologies is becoming increasingly important since imports of agricultural technologies reach around 200 million euros per year, while Africa de l’Ouest is investing massively between 496 million euros in 2015 and 641 million in 2020 in agri-food technology. (VDMA)

There have also been significant insights into the food trade areas. With well over 420 million people, which the World Bank predicts will reach 800 million by 2050, West Africa is a huge food market. West African food imports reached approximately US$16 billion and exports US$14 billion. Thus, the food trade with West Africa represents an activity of 30 billion dollars. (WTO)

Regarding the plastprintpack part of the event, the show is based on the following facts. West Africa invested in plastics technology for 217 million euros in 2020, in printing and paper technology for 95 million euros and in packaging technology for 309 million euros, up 3.3% compared to 2019 – constant growth even in the Corona year 2020. (VDMA)

According to Geovision Services Ltd., local fair trade agent, between 80 and 90 exhibitors from 15 to 20 countries are expected at the 7th International Agribusiness and Plastprintpack Show in Accra between 29 November and 01 December 2022 at the Grand Arena of Accra International Conference Center.

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