Thursday, March 23, 2017

Record participation of 110 exhibitors from 20 countries at agrofood Nigeria 2017

Official French and German Pavilion - China and Italy with remarkable presence

Great speakers - Live bakery demos - VDMA holds food tec-symposium

Organized by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade, agrofood Nigeria 2017 will take place in conjunction with plastprintpack Nigeria on 28 to 30 March 2017 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.

This year, 110 exhibitors of 20 countries are represented, making it a record participation and the first ever event filling both halls of the Landmark Centre. Please see all exhibitors and products at agrofood and plastprintpack.  

The exhibitors come from Austria, Benin, Brazil, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The French Pavilion (powered by adepta) and the German Pavillion (supported by VDMA) will leave a heavy footprint.

And also Italy and China for the first time both will have a remarkable presence.

Great speakers - Live bakery demos - VDMA holds food tec-symposium

This year, the entire show is marked by a full program of conferences and seminars featuring lots of great speakers and topics. All free-to-attend! In addition, there will be live bakery demos at the French pavilion.

The German Engineering Federation VDMA again holds a Symposium on German Technology – Tailor made for foodstuff processing & packaging on March 29.

agrofood Nigeria consists of the following exhibition topics:


Process & Packaging, Food Ingredients       

Food & Drinks, Foodservice Equipment

Official French Pavilion featuring Live Bakery


Official French Pavilion featuring Live Bakery

“For the third year, the French agrofood association adepta leads a delegation to agrofood Nigeria, a perfect opportunity to showcase 15 French companies”, so Aude Roelly, Area Sales Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, adepta. “From farm to fork, companies specialized into equipment and know-how for agriculture, livestock, food processing and packaging offer their solutions to the Nigerian food industry.”

French Live Bakery

Highlight of the French Pavilion will once again be the live bakery, a great opportunity for Nigerian entrepreneurs to test the equipment and discuss their investment projects with specialists of the sector. Throughout the exhibition, an entire operational industrial bakery line will be producing bread all day, including kneading machine, bread slicer, proving cabinet, ovens racks, … All visitors are welcome to enjoy live bakery demos during the entire show. The quality of the bread produced onsite will be a fine example of how Nigerian raw materials combine perfectly with French equipment.

“Breakfast with a French Touch” - French Petit déjeuner: On Wednesday 29th March, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, join us for a slice of toasted French Bread.  All visitors are invited to have a taste of France and capture the moment thanks to our “Eiffel Tower Photo Call”.


Official German Pavilion


For the first time Germany will host an official German Pavilion at agrofood Nigeria 2017 featuring 31 German technology leaders presenting their innovations on 510 square meters net exhibition space. The German Pavilion is presented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry AUMA.

“Representatives from our VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association and a Delegation of German member companies participated in the first two international agrofood & plastpack Nigeria trade shows” outlines Martina Claus, Head of Market Development Africa – VDMA  Food Processing & Packaging Machinery Association. “In 2017 we will again present the strengths of German engineering in Lagos. For the first time an official German Pavilion will introduce the best know-how, services and latest technology for the production and packaging of food and beverages.”

GIZ supports the development of the Nigerian agrofood industry

With its stand at agrofood Nigera 2017 GIZ-Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit targets to support its activities around three programs:

  • SEDIN (Pro poor growth and promotion of employment in Nigeria program)
  • SSAB (Sustainable Smallholder Agri-Business program)
  • CARI (Competitive African Rice initiative)

The program expands to Cocoa, Cotton, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Rice and Cassava. GIZ supports private sector development along the value chains in Abia, Cross River, Edo, Ekiti, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Niger, Ogun, Ondo and Osun. Nigeria is an importer of food. Products promoted with GIZ support are mainly targeting to satisfy the increasing national demand, substitute imports of and in the case of cocoa and cotton contribute to export earnings of Nigeria.

Institutional support by highest authorities

agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2017 is supported by:

  • Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Institute of Packaging Nigeria IOPN
  • Nigeria Agribusiness Group NABG
  • Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology NIFST
  • Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS
  • Diplomatic missions to Nigeria of Austria, France, Germany, India and Turkey
  • adepta - French Agrofood Association
  • Advantage Austria
  • AHK-Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria
  • German Engineering Federation VDMA – Food Processing & Packaging Machinery Association

Strong market facts

Nigeria has imported agricultural machinery and equipment worth 119 million Euro in 2015. Nigeria is also the 2nd largest importer of food processing and packaging technology in Africa making up for 234 million Euro in 2015 (VDMA). Food trade with Nigeria is a 13.4 billion USD business as Nigerian food imports summed-up to 8.5 billion USD in 2014 and food exports for 4.9 billion USD (WTO).