6th International Trade Show

16-18
May
2024
Millennium Hall
Addis Ababa
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122 exhibitors from 12 countries ready for business at the 6th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2024!

Agriculture | Food Processing & Packaging | Ingredients | Food & Hospitality

The 6th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2024 got off to a flying start on 16 May, graced by the esteemed presence of high-level government officials and a diverse array of 122 exhibitors from 12 nations. The event surged ahead, setting a dynamic tone for what promises to be an exceptional gathering. 

“Today we commemorate the beginning of a new chapter, a chapter that integrates agriculture, food processing, packaging and plastics, opening up limitless possibilities for our people and our economy”, outlined the State Minister of Industry, H.E. Mr Hassan Mohammed, before declaring the event open.

“By bringing together stakeholders from across the globe, agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia serves as a paramount platform to showcase the immense potential of our nation and foster collaboration. We are eager to develop our agro-industry in close cooperation with our partners from around the globe.” 

The inaugural session convened key figures from the Ethiopian government, industry associations, private enterprises, and diplomatic circles, underscoring the event's significance as a nexus for meaningful dialogue and partnership.

Day 1 was ablaze with activity, featuring the Ethiopian Beverages Manufacturing Industries Association EBMIA hosting an impactful conference attended by 200 stakeholders.

Notably, the presentation of its maiden Agribusiness Challenge Fund, supported by the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Resilience and Prosperity, added a poignant highlight to the day's proceedings.

First impressions

plastprintpack Ethiopia is again hosted in conjunction with agrofood Ethiopia 2024, and around 122 exhibitors from 12 countries are ready for business.

The exhibitors come from China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Taiwan, Thailand, Türkiye, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade Messe in collaboration with their Ethiopian partners Prana Events, plastprintpack & agrofood Ethiopia is poised to embark on its 6th round, aiming to elevate its significance and success for exhibitors and trade visitors alike.

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Facts & figures on the Ethiopian agrofood market

  • Agriculture is the backbone of Ethiopia's economy and continues to contribute 33% of GDP, provide 66% of employment and generate 76% of the country's annual exports. Over the past five years, agriculture has grown at an annual rate of 9%, reaching a value of US$36 billion. (ATA Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency)
  • With annual investments in food and beverage processing and packaging technology ranging from €64 million to €171 million in recent years, Ethiopia is one of East Africa's largest importers of such technology.  
  • With a population of 130 million, expected to grow to 200 million by 2050 according to the World Bank, Ethiopia has long been the largest food market in East and Central Africa. Spending in the F&B sector is growing steadily, and F&B production is by far the largest segment of the Ethiopian manufacturing industry. Accordingly, the demand for food and beverage ingredients continues to grow. 
  • Despite heavy investment in local food production, Ethiopia remains one of Africa's largest food importers. Between 2018 and 2021, food imports will amount to between $1.8 billion and $3.3 billion annually, while food exports will amount to between $1.9 billion and $2.5 billion over the same period.
Facts & figures on the Ethiopian agrofood market

Please see full details of the 2024 event
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With the strong support of the following Ethiopian and international institutions

Ethiopian government & institutions:

  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Industry
  • Ethiopian Food, Beverage, and Pharmaceutical Research and Development Center
  • Chemical and Construction Inputs Research and Development Center
  • EBMIA - Ethiopian Beverages Manufacturing Industries Association
  • EPR - Ethiopian Plastic and Rubber Manufacturers Association

Internationally:

  • AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa
  • Embassies of Germany, France, India, Italy and Türkiye
  • GIZ German Association for International Cooperation
  • Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Trade
  • Türkiye Exporters Assembly

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A unique concept: agrofood covers the entire value chain – from field to fork

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  1. fairtrade 300x200

Local organiser

  1. Prana Events

We support SOS

  1. SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia

Official carrier

  1. Ethiopian Airlines

Official hotel partner

  1. Ramada Addis 300

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