Accra to host 70 exhibitors from 12 countries at 6th agrofood & plastprintpack 

The 6th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana opens in Accra from Nov. 21 to 23

The 6th edition of Agrofood & Plastprintpack Ghana is coming up from 21 to 23 November 2023 at the Trade Centre Arena at the Accra International Conference Centre. This important business platform for Ghanaian industry is organised by the German trade show specialists, fairtrade Messe, in cooperation with their local partner Geovision.

70 exhibitors from 12 countries and pavilions from the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), GIZ AgriBiz and MOVE, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria and South Africa present customised solutions and technologies for the Ghanaian and West African markets.

The exhibitors come from Austria, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Thailand, and Ukraine.

Another highlight of the 2023 edition is the Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana CAG organising the Africa Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards alongside agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023.

This year’s Leadership Awards will be held on 22 November 2023 at the Accra International Conference Centre – Grand Arena. The awards scheme equally brings together players in Africa’s Agro Food Systems and the agribusiness industry, policymakers and financial institutions, agritech industry and development partners to recognise achievements from local and international companies involved in promoting development of the agribusiness sector in Africa.

Top learnings and networking in 12 roundtables and presentations

The agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023 exhibition will be complemented by a conference programme with 12 roundtable discussions and presentations, guaranteeing participants top learning and networking. This programme is organised by AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana, in cooperation with fairtrade Messe.

Topics DAY 1

  • Export procedures & opportunities in the EU market
  • Building resilient agrofood systems: Climate-smart agriculture in Ghana
  • Reducing food waste through upcycling
  • Chocolate consumption in Ghana & the influence of local chocolate producers
  • A Ghanaian success story of locally produced beverages

Topics DAY 2

  • Innovative financing in the food processing sector
  • (Female) Entrepreneurship in the food processing sector
  • Standards & certificates in processed food importation and exportation
  • Packaging in the beverage industry: Standards, innovations and alternatives
  • Recycling/storage solutions in Ghana and worldwide
  • Bridging the gap between academia and industry, opportunities for stakeholder collaboration
  • African Agribusiness Excellence Leadership Award – Cocktail

The Ghanaian agrofood & plastprintpack market

  • Food & beverage technology: Ghana’s investments in food & beverage technology show an annual increase of 8.6 percent between 2017 and 2022, from €59million in 2017 to €89million in 2022. (VDMA)
  • Food & beverage ingredients: With already well over 40 million inhabitants (2022), which according to the World Bank will rise to 80 million by 2050, Ghana is a huge food market. Expenditure in the F&B sector is growing steadily, and F&B production is by far the largest segment of the Ghanaian processing industry. Accordingly, the demand for food and beverage ingredients is rising continuously.
  • Food trade with Ghana: According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ghana imported food worth US$1.2billion and exported food worth US$7.3billion in 2021. Thus, food trade with Ghana is an US$8.5billion business.
  • Plastics technology: Ghana’s plastics technology imports show an annual increase of 12.8 percent between 2017 and 2022, from €23million in 2017 to €42million in 2022. (VDMA)
  • Printing and paper technology: Ghanaian imports of printing and paper technology have risen sharply, from €11 million in 2017 to €29 million in 2021, representing an annual average growth of 27percent for this period. (VDMA)
  • Packaging technology: Ghanaian imports of packaging technology amounted to €53 million in 2022, up 12percent annually from €30 million in 2017. (VDMA)

Recap agrofood & plastprintpack 2022 in Ghana

The previous edition of agrofood & plastprintpack from 29 November to 01 December 2022 in Ghana saw 1,384 visitors from 31 countries discussing their business with the exhibitors. 74 percent of the visitors were from Ghana and 26 percent from the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkiye, United Kingdom and the USA.

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