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agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2023 was a resounding success

3,558 trade visitors discussed their business with 138 exhibitors from 16 countries
Agriculture | Food Processing & Packaging | Ingredients | Food & Hospitality

Exhibitors and trade visitors, institutional partners and media agree: The 5th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2023 was a resounding success.

Opened on 8 June, it got off to a flying start as the show was officially declared open by the State Minister of Industry, H.E. Mr Hassan Mohammed, in the presence of high-ranking government representatives, members of the diplomatic corps and 138 exhibitors from 16 countries.  

“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.

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 agrofood & plastprintpack industry in close cooperation with our partners from around the globe.” 

The opening session was held with the participation of  

  • the Ethiopian government, associations and private businesses,
  • the ambassadors of Germany, Kuwait and Türkiye and the Director of the Italian Trade Agency,
  • ambassadors or embassy representatives of Oman, Palastine, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen    
  • the organisers fairtrade & Prana Events

A highlight on the first day was the B2B session hosted by Ashenafi Merid and Getnet Belay from the Ethiopian Beverages Manufacturing Industries Association and the session on the Durum wheat value chain hosted by ITA Italian Trade Agency.

This is what our exhibitors said

  • Kristoff Knettel
    Senior Technical Manager, LANXESS Germany GmbH

    Catherine Colin-Gaudy
    Sales Manager, Vinpai

  • Giovanni Gallinary
    Area Sales Manager, AROL S.P.A

Day 2 started with a session on Challenges in the Ethiopian Plastic and Rubber Industry followed by a session by the German Embassy titled: The act on corporate due diligence obligations in supply chain - Human rights and environmental protection expanded to global value chains.

Among the show highlights was the Hosted Buyers Program for VIP investors from Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, organised in cooperation between the Italian Trade Agency ITA in Addis Ababa and the show organisers. The Hosted Buyers held B2B meetings with Italian and non-Italian exhibitors.


As a result of the 3 show days, agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2023 facilitated thousands of B2B meetings between some 4,000 trade visitors from all over Ethiopia and neighboring countries and the 138 exhibitors from 16 countries.

The exhibitors came from Austria, Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Türkiye.

Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade Messe in cooperation with local partner Prana Events, this most important business platform for the Ethiopian agrofood & plastprintpack industry took place from 8 to 10 June 2023 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa.

Exhibitors showcased adapted technologies and solutions in agriculture, food processing, ingredients, plastics, printing and packaging.

The event was supported by its Gold Sponsor made in KUWAIT.

The exhibition was enriched by a high-level conference programme, featuring among others:

  • ITA Italian Trade Agency: Partnerships for an Innovative Durum Wheat Value Chain in Ethiopia: Production, Marketing and Pasta Making Initiative
  • Ethiopian Plastics and Rubber Association: Challenges for our industry – Awareness and positioning
  • Ethiopian Beverages Manufacturing Industries Association
  • GIZ: The Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chain - Human Rights and Environmental Protection Expanded to Global Value Chains
  • GIZ: Introduction to the Special Initiative Decent Jobs for a Just Transition and The Alliance for Product Quality
  • ITA Italian Trade Agency: EU and national legislation on Food Contact Materials (FCM)

National pavilions 2023

China Pavilion

More than 60 Chinese exhibitors representing the entire value chain will join the 2023 event.

German Pavilion

The German Pavilion is presented by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry AUMA.

India Pavilion

An official India Pavilion supported by CAPEXIL will be joining agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2023.

CAPEXIL is India’s Premier Export Promotion Council, set up in 1958, and operates under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to promote export of chemical and allied products from India.

With the headquarter in Kolkata, and regional offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, CAPEXIL has more than 4,500 members across the country.

Italy Pavilion

The Italian Trade Agency ITA, in collaboration with the trade associations UCIMA, ANIMA, AMAPLAST and ACIMGA, is organising an Italian collective participationat agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2023.

For its first participation in this event, Italy is organising a supply chain pavilion, where visitors will be able to discover the offer of Italian companies for the entire production process, from cultivation to the end of the line, passing through harvesting, processing, packaging and packing: a real 'one-stop shop' of Made in Italy.

For full details and to register, please see the ITA website on agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2023.

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Korea information stand

The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency KOTRA is represented with an information stand as part of the trade section of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Addis Ababa. 

Kuwait Pavilion

The official Kuwaiti pavilion is organised by the PAI Public Authority for Industry - Kuwait.
Eight exhibitors will present food specialities from the Gulf.

made in KUWAIT also supports the event as Gold Sponsor.

Türkiye Pavilion

Again, at the 2023 edition, the Türkiye Pavilion will be supported by the Ministry of Trade featuring 17 Turkish exhibitors.

Exhibition topics

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

agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2023 enjoy the strong support of the following Ethiopian and international institutions

Ethiopian government:

  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ethiopian Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Development Institute
  • Chemical and Construction Inputs Industry Development Institute


  • AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa
  • DLG German Agricultural Society
  • Embassies of Germany, France, India, Italy and Türkiye
  • German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • GIZ German Association for International Cooperation
  • ITA Italian Trade Agency in cooperation with FEDERUNACOMA, UCIMA, ANIMA, AMAPLAST and ACIMGA
  • Kuwait PAI Public Authority for Industry
  • Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Trade
  • Turkish Exporters Assembly
  • VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association

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Our partners


  1. fairtrade 300x200

Local organiser

  1. Prana Events

Gold sponsor

  1. PAI-Kuwait

Network partner event

  1. drinktec

German pavilion

  1. German Pavilion Ethiopia

We support SOS

  1. SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia

Official carrier

  1. Ethiopian Airlines

Official hotel partner

  1. Ramada Addis 300

Official hotel partner

  1. Ethiopian Skylight Hotel

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