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Launch of Propak East Africa well received by buyers and exhibitors

PropakEA10Propak was supported by 65 international exhibitors from 15 countries. (Image source: Montgomery)The recently concluded inaugural edition of manufacturing event Propak East Africa, saw 2,034 trade visitors thronged the exhibition at Nairobi’s Kenyatta International Conference Centre KICC

The event was devoted to the growth in the East African packaging, printing, plastics and converting industry. Developments in this value chain, encompassing packaging materials, suppliers, labelling, converting equipment, flexographic and offset printing and market trends were the highlights of the event.

According to the show organisers Montgomery, Propak was supported by 65 international exhibitors from 15 countries and was the biggest event in East Africa.

“It was a great honor to exhibit at Propak East Africa. Although the corrugated industry is just starting in Kenya and East Africa, the visitors were professional buyers. I do believe that Propak is going to be an important platform between the buyers and suppliers and will benefit all of us,” said one of exhibitors, Jack Zhang from Hengting Machinery (China).

Jospeh Nyongesa, president of the African Packaging Organisation, who opened the exhibition, said whilst speaking at the Propak East Africa conference that the packaging industry in Kenya and East Africa has the potential to become one of the largest in Africa. This well-received and co-located conference impressed with its wide and diverse agenda and an engaging and animated panel discussion.

The exhibition and conference also welcomed a delegation put together by the International Trade Centre. These included individuals from around the region including Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and more.

“Throughout the campaign we have realised that the Propak brand has been our most powerful tool,” said event director Alexander Angus.

“Propak in Johannesburg is the biggest event of its kind in the whole of Africa, underlining to both visitors and exhibitors the value of this international event. This proved pivotal in getting people to come to the event from around East Africa and delivering a quality audience to our clients,” he added.

The next edition of Propak East Africa is set to take place from 17-19 March, 2015 at the KICC in Nairobi.

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