Tuesday, December 16, 2014

plastprintpack Nigeria 2015: Major players already booked their exhibition space

Official support of the EUROPEAN UNION

HEIDELBERG Nigeria is the Platinum Sponsor

The first plastprintpack Nigeria 2015 is scheduled for 28 to 30 April 2015 at the brand-new Landmark Convention Centre in Lagos, organized by the German trade show specialists fairtrade. 

Good news: the following major players have already confirmed their stands, HEIDELBERG Nigeria have become the Platinum Sponsors and the EXPO AUSTRIA PAVILION has been reserved with a minimum of five Austrian companies:


Another excellent news: The EUROPEAN UNION officially supports agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2015. This becomes evident from a letter of 28 October 2014 of Michel ARRION, Head of Delegation and Ambassador of the EUROPEAN UNION – Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to the Economic Community of West Africa States.

“…, the European Union works closely with the Nigerian authorities to improve Nigeria’s business environment and competitiveness, to support its industrial revolution agenda and to ensure quality of products.

The food and beverage sector represents a very large segment of the Nigerian manufacturing industry. The sector generates over 1.5m jobs in the country and thus employs 5% of the Nigerian workforce. Moreover, with a market of over 160 million consumers, and a constantly growing population, Nigeria has an increasing demand for packaged and ready-made food products. …

Against this background, European suppliers can play an important role in providing the Nigerian … industry with machinery, equipment and technological know-how …

The Delegation of the European Union to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS therefore welcomes the initiative of fairtrade Messe to organize the 1st International Trade Fairs “agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2015” to be held at the Landmark Centre in Lagos on 28-30 April 2015. 

We support this important event and wish that during the years to come it will develop into a leading platform for technological exchange …”

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


See details on major business opportunities Nigeria holds for suppliers of plastprintpack technology and material.