Thursday, December 3, 2015

agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2015: “All multinational players produce locally and just buy best quality packaging for their goods“

The 3rd edition of agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa was opened on December 01, 2015. Representatives of the international diplomatic community and the industry in their opening speeches underlined that the further development of West Africa’s agrofood and plastprintpack industry in the years to come is crucial for the development of the entire region.

Participants at the official opening included:

  • Mr Martin März, CEO fairtrade
  • H.E. Rüdiger John, Ambassador, Embassy of Germany
  • H.E. François Pujolas, Ambassador, Embassy of France
  • Mr Thierry van Velden, First secretary Agriculture, Embassy of the Netherlands
  • Mr Patrick Martens, Delegate, Delegation of the German Industry and Commerce - AHK Ghana
  • Mr Thibaut Crepon, ADEPTA-The French Agrofood Association
  • Mr Mike Bartels, GIZ-Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Click on the image to see impressions in the gallery

This is what they said …

agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa took place at the Accra International Conference Centre on 1-3 December 2015. Ghana’s leading food technology and food packaging trade show this year featured major international players such as Bosch Packaging, Cargill, Doehler, GIZ, KHS, Windmoeller & Hoelscher and many others presenting latest technologies.

A country pavilion from China with eight Chinese exhibitors was present as well as ten French exhibitors in the French Pavilion organised by the French agrofood association adepta. And there is  IFDC-Ghana Veg with a Ghanaian-Dutch pavilion. One of the show highlights was the the GhanaVeg Business Platform Meeting.

Altogether 45 exhibitors from 14 countries discussed business with professionals from agriculture and food and drink production. Exhibitors were keen to be in personal touch with their clients and agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa is the best platform to reach this target. An event like this assists the Ghanaian professionals of the sector to get in touch with new recipes and new technologies and therefore plays an important role when it comes to food security and to developing the fast growing Ghanaian agrofood sector.