By Nkiruka Nnorom
Over 70 technology leaders from 19 countries will be displaying their latest solutions at this year’s Nigeria Agrofood & Plastprintpack Fair with a view to boosting food safety and diversity in the country.
The 3-day Fair scheduled for 26-28 April, 2016, in Lagos, is being organised by German show specialists, Fair-Trade.
More than 1,300 visitors are expected at the event, which will also feature French Live Bakery.
The countries expected at the event are Austria, Benin, China, France, Germany, India, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA.
“Agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria supports the Nigerian agrofood industry to meet its challenges in terms of food hygiene, food safety, cost efficiency and creating an ever greater diversity of food and beverage products”, says Martin März, Managing Director of the German trade show specialists fair-trade.
“It is all about technological exchange and cooperation between Nigerian food and drink producers and international specialists for food ingredients and food and packaging technology,” März added.
Agrofood & Plastprintpack Nigeria 2016 is supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Advantage Austria, AHK-Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria, Nigerian-German Business Association and IOPN-Institute of Packaging Nigeria.
Further trust in the event is given by VDMA-German Engineering Federation hosting a German Pavilion and also holding a VDMA-Symposium on food and drink technology and by the French agrofood association adepta who support the French Pavilion featuring French Live Bakery! They will be demonstrating how to create delicate croissants and other sweets and snacks.
Fair-trade was founded by Martin März in 1991. Since long, fair-trade ranks among the leading organisers of professional international trade fairs in emerging markets, especially in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.