Thursday, November 20, 2014

plastprintpack West Africa 2014 takes place as scheduled – Top quality exhibitors from 11 countries participate

GIZ seminar on “Packaging and Food Safety” 

As the organisers of plastprintpack West Africa we closely observe the current situation on Ebola. Through international media but also from inside Ghana through our institutional partner AHK Ghana and through journeys of the fairtrade management to West-Africa.

As WHO does not recommend any travel or trade restrictions and no case has ever occurred in Ghana, plastprintpack West Africa 2014 will be held as scheduled on 2 - 4 December 2014.

Top quality exhibitors from 11 countries participate:

... plastprintpack West Africa

... agrofood West Africa

giz Seminar “Packaging and Food Safety in the Ghanaian Agriculture and Food Industry“

As part of the exhibition, GIZ Ghana is hosting a seminar on „Packaging and Food Safety in the Ghanaian Agriculture and Food Industry“ on December 03, 2014. The participation is free-of-charge.

Please confirm your participation with
Ms Johanna Zimmermann (Johanna.zimmermann(at)giz.de, phone 0244 3345 99) by November 28, 2014.  

Three main topics will be discussed:

  • “Post-harvest handling of commodities and food products”,
  • “Food processing and packaging” and
  • “Implementing international standards in the food industry”.

The speakers represent the following organisations: Agric Engineering Services, Blue Skies, Food and Drugs Authority, Food Research Institute of Ghana, Ghana Standard Authority, HPW, Institute for Packaging, Nestlé, Peelco Fruits, SmartCert, Traque, Unilever and Yedent.


With 1,326 professional visitors from 37 countries, a share of 75% of decision makers and 9% from outside Ghana discussing business with 81 exhibitors from 21 countries, agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2013 have set a new benchmark for Ghana and West Africa.

It is on the background of the success of the first edition and responding to the growth, demand and vitality of West Africa’s industry, that fairtrade organises the 2nd edition of plastprintpack West Africa on 2-4 December 2014, again at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Ghana is one of the “top export markets 2014” says German Ministry for Economic Affairs

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Germany Trade & Invest have identified six countries that earn increased attention of the German export economy. Among the “top export markets 2014” are China, Columbia, Ghana, Indonesia, South Korea and the United Kingdom. State Secretary Stefan Kapferer:" Despite their great differences, the selected countries are characterized by an above-average growth, a positive development in the core sectors of the German middle class and a stable business environment." Further details.

According to VDMA-The German Engineering Association, West African imports of packaging, plastics and printing machinery, between 2010 and 2013, have considerably grown. See detailed graphs further down.

Ghana and West Africa have gone through a difficult period of time during the past six months though. Due to the outbreak of and the fear for Ebola. This is also reflected by the number of exhibitors compared to last year. While there has never been any case of Ebola in Ghana, unfortunately the show has become smaller this year.

Having said that, we are delighted to welcome a very honorable participation from eleven countries at agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2014, namely from Austria, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Korea, Lebanon, Switzerland and Turkey

plastprintpack West Africa 2014 - KEY FACTORS FOR YOUR SUCCESS!

Substantial institutional support.  

Excellent visitor base. 1,326 registered industry professionals from 37 countries (2013). Detailed evaluation of the visitor statistics, visitors by interest etc. see Post Show Report 2013.

High rate of decision-makers. 75% of the visitors were decision-makers (2013). CEOs / Managing directors (44%), sales and marketing directors (13%), production managers (5%), project managers (5%), technical managers (3%), IT directors (2%), financial directors (2%) and purchasing directors (1%).

The Industry Portal. The plastprintpack Industry Portal allows exhibitors and visitors to connect before, during and after the event. 

Valuable synergies. To create valuable synergies, plastprintpack is held in conjunction with agrofood West Africa.

The organizer. The event is organised by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade. ISO 9001:2008 certified, and being a member of UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, fairtrade organizes events according to the UFI quality norms.

West Africa-The market. The West African countries joined forces in 1975 when founding …  more

About Ghana. Success model for Africa and important hub for West Africa. Ghana may prepare for a GDP growth of over 7% … more