Wednesday, October 15, 2014

fairtrade launch plastprintpack Nigeria 2015 in Lagos

Very high Nigerian plast print pack technology imports

Nigeria stands for an abundance of natural resources such as oil, gas and agricultural land and an attractive and fast growing consumer market. The country ranks 13 on the list of the largest oil producing countries, well ahead of Norway, Algeria, Angola, Kazakhstan and Qatar.

With 179 million inhabitants Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the 7th most populous country in the world. Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, having just overtaken South Africa in this respect. No wonder that it is listed among the ‘next 11’ economies and expected to become one of the world‘s top 20 economies by 2050.

Figures of VDMA-The German Engineering Association confirm this fact: Nigerian imports between 2010 to 2013 of

  • plastics machinery went up from 52 million Euro to 89 million Euro
  • printing and paper technology rose from 39 million Euro to 78 million Euro
  • packaging machinery increased from 85 million Euro to 182 million Euro

It is against this backdrop that fairtrade launch plastprintpack Nigeria. The 1st International Trade Show on Plastics, Composites, Chemistry and Printing & Packaging Solutions and Material is scheduled for 28 to 30 April 2015 at the brand-new Landmark Convention Centre in Lagos.

fairtrade have a wealth of experience in organizing professional plast print pack shows as we also organize plast & printpack alger in Algeria (with 150  exhibitors from 23 countries and more than 2,500 visitors) and have just recently held plastprintpack West Africa in Accra, Ghana last December featuring 81 exhibitors and 1,326 visitors.

To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and visitors alike, plastprintpack Nigeria is held in conjunction with agrofood Nigeria, the 1st International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food, Beverage & Packaging Technology and Food, Beverages & Hospitality.

“The idea to launch a professional platform especially for the Nigerian business community was brought up by the exhibitors and the organisers of national pavilions at our agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2013 in Accra last December”, says Martin März, fairtrade’s CEO.

“We then presented the project at a meeting with the economic counsellors of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden in Lagos this February and received an all-around positive feed-back. Therefore we are excited to create this new major platform for our long-term customers.”

As Austria is already committed to participate with a group of companies, the Commercial Counsellor with the Austrian Embassy in Lagos, Ms Nella Hengstler, points out: “Nigeria will be the next global manufacturing hub. The sheer size of Nigeria’s market combined with its large and young work force will attract massive investments in the manufacturing industry. Machines and production materials will continue to be imported, though. I therefore welcome and support agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2015 as it is important for European suppliers to be on ground early before the real run on Nigeria starts”.

The partners of fairtrade in Nigeria are AHK Nigeria - the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria and the Nigerian-German Business Association - NGBA. André Rönne, delegate of AHK and general manager of NGBA points out: “Increasing prosperity and the rapidly increasing population numbers are the consumer-promoting factors in Nigeria, which is also reflected by investments into the construction of shopping malls and the food processing and food packaging industry. The agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria comes at exactly the right time, and we look forward to a constructive and successful cooperation with the fairtrade team. "

Accomodation & Shuttle. “We will make the stay in Lagos comfortable for our exhibitors as we organize a shuttle-service from the airport to the Four Points Sheraton Hotel , and from there on a daily basis to and from the Landmark Convention Centre”, says Dominik Rzepka, head of PR and marketing with fairtrade. 

The Landmark Convention Centre – The Venue. The brand-new Landmark Convention Centre is strategically positioned on the grounds of Landmark Village, a spectacular beach front location extending over 9.4 acres on Victoria Island, the heart of the vibrant and lively Lagos business district.

Lying in close proximity to the British International School, Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Oriental Hotel, The Palms Shopping Mall, Exxon Mobil HQ and Diamond Bank HQ, this location makes it easily accessible from anywhere in the city. The Landmark Village develops over 300 meters of beachfront overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and accommodating also the Hard Rock Café and the Shiro Japanese Restaurant.

plastprintpack Nigeria 2015: Exports of plastics technology to Nigeria enjoy staggering growth

The Nigerian market for plastics technology becomes ever more important and enjoys staggering growth. According to VDMA-The German Engineering Association, the Nigerian plastics industry imported plastics machinery and equipment, in 2013, at a volume of 89.5 million Euro, a plus of 7.7% compared to 2012.

Nigerian imports of plastics machinery and equipment (in million Euro)

Source: VDMA // Graph: fairtrade 2014

plastprintpack Nigeria 2015: Fast growing Nigerian imports of packaging and printing and paper technology

Nigerian imports of packaging machinery and equipment, in 2013, have increased by 26.3% to 182.0 million Euro, compared to 144.0 million Euro in 2012.

Nigerian imports of packaging machinery and equipment (in million Euro)

Source: VDMA // Graph: fairtrade 2014

Nigerian imports of printing and paper technology have increased by 50.6% to 78.5 million Euro in 2013, compared to 52.1 million Euro in 2012.

Nigerian imports of printing and paper technology (in million Euro)

Source: VDMA // Graph: fairtrade 2014

Nigerian imports of plastics in primary forms (in billion US $)

Source: GTAI // Graph: fairtrade 2014

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

The organizer.
The event is organized 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.

Nigeria – The economic power house.
In Nigeria, considerable oil and gas revenues together with economic opening, liberalisation and privatisation have created constant GDP growth of between 6% and 8% during the past few years. … more