fairtrade goes Ethiopia: Premiere of agrofood plastpack Ethiopia on 03 – 05 February 2017
adepta confirmed to organize a French Pavilion / VDMA supports the show as institutional partner
Ethiopia is East and Central Africa’s largest importer of agrofood and plastics and packaging technology and material
The 1st International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food, Beverage and Plastics & Packaging Solutions and Technology for Ethiopia is scheduled from 03 to 05 February 2017 at the Millennium Hall, the most prestigious exhibition and conference hall in Ethiopia.
The event consists of the following dedicated exhibition topics:
• agro Ethiopia: Agriculture
• food + bev tec Ethiopia: Process & Packaging / Food Ingredients
• food + hospitality Ethiopia: Food & Drinks / Foodservice Equipment
• plastpack Ethiopia: Plastics / Packaging
Great news for agrofood plastpack Ethiopia 2017
The French agrofood association adepta has already confirmed to organize a French Pavilion.
Also the German Engineering Federation VDMA officially supports the show as Institutional Partner.
Ethiopia is East and Central Africa’s largest importer of food processing and packaging machinery
With 150 million Euros in 2014 (VDMA) Ethiopia is East and Central Africa’s largest importer of food processing and packaging machinery. The annual growth rate of 38 percent between 2010 and 2014 testifies Ethiopia as a market of the future that is just about to unfold. For manufacturers of food and packaging Global players like Heineken, Nestlé, Unilever and others are entering the Ethiopian market and invest hundreds of million US $ in new food and beverage production facilities.
Further it is the 2nd largest importer of plastics and packaging machinery with an annual growth rate of 23 percent and 27 percent between 2010 and 2014. And Ethiopia is the largest importer of plastics in primary forms with a phenomenal annual growth rate of 46 percent between 2010 and 2014, reaching 527 million Euros in 2014.
According to figures from the World Bank, the Ethiopian Agriculture accounts for about 48 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and 85 percent of exports, making it the cornerstone of the economy and the largest potential source of growth and prosperity. The Ethiopian agriculture has increased in the years 2011 to 2015 by 4.9 percent until 9.0 percent annually.
Ethiopia is East and Central Africa’s hub for the food trade. During the past years Ethiopian food imports have increased with an annual rate of 15 percent, from 0.866 billion US $ in 2009 to 1.797 billion US $ in 2014. Food exports even increased by 20 percent annually, to now more than 2.9 billion US$.