Thursday, February 23, 2017

Exhibitors highly satisfied with the first agrofood plastpack Ethiopia 2017

An amazing number of 2,615 visitors from 33 countries put a smile on the face of the exhibitors

Minister Dr. Mebratu Meles: "We are committed to work closely with all partners and investors to flourish the agro-industry in Ethiopia"

agrofood plastpack Ethiopia 2017 closed on an extremely positive note as an amazing number of quality visitors  made this first ever professional event for the Ethiopian agrofood & plastpack industry a great success.

Exhibitors were all smiles being highly satisfied with the overall organization of the event by the German trade show specialists fairtrade and their Ethiopian partners Prana Promotion. Especially the communication around this launch event was unanimously praised.  

Impressive figures on the premiere of agrofood plastpack Ethiopia on 3 to 5 February 2017 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa:

  • 2,615 visitors from 33 countries
  • 48 accredited journalists creating a media hype  

Industry portal: Stay in touch with the agrofood Ethiopia 2017 exhibitors and their products here and the plastpack Ethiopia 2017 exhibitors and products here.

High satisfaction rates among exhibitors:

  • 100% would recommend the trade fair
  • 93% satisfied or very satisfied with the number of visitors
  • 91% satisfied or very satisfied with the trade fair in total
  • 89% satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of the business contacts and
  • 84% satisfied or very satisfied with the business outlook after the fair.

Mind the date: The 2nd agrofood plastpack Ethiopia will take place in NOVEMBER 2018! 

Click on the images to see the gallery with pictures of the event


Minister Dr. Mebratu Meles: "We are committed to work closely with all partners and investors to flourish the agro-industry in Ethiopia"

The first agrofood plastpack Ethiopia 2017 was officially opened on 03 February 2017 under the motto "ADDING VALUE TO THE MODERNISATION OF THE ETHIOPIAN AGROFOOD INDUSTRY". Speakers included: 

  • H.E. Dr. Mebratu Meles, State Minister, Ministry of Industry
  • Mr Bekele Mekuria, Deputy Director General, Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Development Institute
  • Mr Pierre Sentenac, Head of the Economic Service, French Embassy in Ethiopia
  • Mr Stephan Wendt, Head of Economic and Cultural Section, German Embassy Addis Ababa
  • Dr. Axel Klaphake, Country Director, giz
  • Dr. Janette Verrijzer, Policy Officer Aid and Trade, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Addis Ababa
  • Mrs Martina Claus, Head of Market Development Africa, German Engineering Federation (VDMA) - Food Processing & Packaging Machinery Association
  • Mr Martin März, Managing Director, fairtrade

agrofood plastpack Ethiopia is organized by the German trade show specialists fairtrade in cooperation with their Ethiopian partners Prana Promotion and sees the participation of top quality exhibitors from 14 countries. The exhibitors come from Austria, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Kenya, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherlands, Togo, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The event enjoys the support by the French association adeptagiz- German association for international cooperation and the German Engineering Federation VDMA. Further trust is given by the Ethiopian Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Ethiopian Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Development Institute, the Food Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia and the Chemical and Construction Inputs Industry Development Institute.