Over 1,500 professionals and trade visitors from all over the world are set to storm the country for trade fair on ‘agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2015 to discuss and show a way forward in the Nigerian agrofood and packing industry sector.
The organizers of the event said this was in a bid to properly address the challenges in the sector.
The event which would be held this month at the Landmark Centre in Lagos is expected to attract over 1,500 professional trade visitors.
According to the organizers, 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.
Commenting on the event which is supported by the Institute of Packaging Nigeria, IOPN, President, Mr. Mike Adekola, said that exhibitors will 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 explained that a delegation of member companies would 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, said that European suppliers could assist the Nigerian agrofood industry with machinery, equipment and technological know-how meeting 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 during 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 organized by fairtrade Messe from Germany, in close cooperation with AHK Nigeria – the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria. The organizers disclosed further that entry for professionals is free and pre-registration can already be done at the events’ websites.

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