Officials cutting the tape for the 7th West Africa Agrofood Trade Show
THE 6TH EDITION of agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana is billed for 21st to 23rd November, 2023 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
This important business platform is organised by the German fair trade specialists 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 will 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.
The Africa Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards 2023 would be held alongside agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023 on 22 November, 2023 at the Grand Arena.
The agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023 exhibition will be complemented by a conference programme with 12 roundtable discussions and presentations, guaranteeing participants top learnings and networking. This programme is organised by AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana in cooperation with fairtrade Messe.
Ghana’s investments in food & beverage technology show an annual increase of 8.6% between 2017 and 2022, from €59 million in 2017 to €89 million in 2022.
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.
According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ghana imported food worth USD 1.2 billion and exported food worth USD 7.3 billion in 2021. Thus, food trade with Ghana is an 8.5 billion US dollar business.
Also, Ghana’s plastics technology imports showed an annual increase of 12.8% between 2017 and 2022, from €23 million in 2017 to €42 million in 2022. (VDMA) while Ghanaian imports of printing and paper technology rose sharply from €11 million in 2017 to €29 million in 2021, representing an annual average growth of 27% for this period.
Ghana’s imports of packaging technology amounted to €53 million in 2022, up 12% annually from €30 million in 2017.
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.
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