Enhancing technologies for Nigerian food industry

Captureagrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2020 will take place in Lagos from 24-26 March

Paul März, fairtrade Messe’s managing director, tells us more.

African Review: What are the innovative features that you are bringing to the events?

fairtrade Messe: 2020, agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria has become more international. This year we’ll have exhibitors from 29 countries on site, a record level of participation. Many global leaders have renewed their participation, many country pavilions are present again such as Belgium, China or Germany. Italy and Kuwait are participating with official pavilions for the first time.

Even more than ever, agrofood & plastprintpack is focusing on highlevel B2B visitors, facilitating valuable business contact during the exhibition. Therefore, the organiser is investing in new marketing methods in addition to previous years, especially in social media as well as in new partnerships.

 DSC4848AR: Why is agrofood & plastprintpack so important for Nigeria?

FM: agrofood & plastprintpack really is about improving food and drink production in Nigeria and beyond, increasing agric-processing, ingredients, packaging and plastics manufacturing in Nigeria. Instead of importing finished products our objective for Nigeria is to become self-sufficient in its food supply and to export to neighbouring countries. This requires the latest technology, provided by our exhibitors.

At agrofood & plastprintpack our exhibitors will be presenting solutions to avoid post-harvest losses and to raise the potential of Nigerian agriproduction. This results in job creation and education locally as a starting point for further industrialisation in West Africa.

AR: Is there anything that you would like to highlight in the conference programs?

FM: This year we can gladly announce that we are holding again a three-day conference with high-ranking local and international speakers from the agrofood and plastprintpack industry. The focus topics of the three-day conference programme will be:

-The Nigerian agrofood & plastprintpack industries in times of free trade

-Agro-tech & food processing

-Finance & digitalisation

-Plastics: stretching the potential

For more information visit agrofood-nigeria.com and www.ppp-nigeria.com

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