4th International Trade Show

Millennium Hall
Addis Ababa
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Postponing agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia to 2021 best reflects the current situation

Since the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ethiopia cannot yet be perfectly assessed, the date planned for agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia in 2020 would come too early to ensure a high-quality and efficient international platform. Please mind that the event is therefore postponed to 03 – 05 June 2021.

Postponing the event to 2021 best reflects the current situation. It corresponds to our responsibility for a safe international trade show and an outstanding event with the highest possible added value for all parties involved.

However, we wish to assure all exhibitors that their registration as exhibitor remains unchanged and valid for the new date.

In order to provide you with a professional platform to generate valuable business contacts in Africa still this year, we also invite you to participate in the Virtual agrofood & plastprintpack Africa 2020.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. For any further questions or enquiry please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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Ethiopia on the growth track

4th International Trade Show agrofood Ethiopia | Agriculture | Food Processing & Packaging | Ingredients | Food & Hospitality

Good news for exhibitors of agrofood Ethiopia: East and Central Africa’s largest economy is on the growth track as Ethiopia’s GDP is expected to increase from US$ 84 billion in 2018 to US$ 91 billion in 2019 and US$ 99 billion in 2020.

Ethiopia’s GDP has thus grown more than tenfold between 2000 (US$ 8 billion) and 2018 and would grow more than twelvefold by 2020. (World Bank) As a result, Ethiopia became one of the world’s fastest growing economies and an impressive investment destination in Africa.

And due to high and sustained investments and its enormous expected population growth from currently 112 million to 200 million in 2050 (United Nations), it is all too likely that Ethiopia will expand its position as East and Central Africa’s largest economic player enormously.

According to the Ethiopian government, Ethiopia, until 2025, shall become the manufacturing hub of Africa, and its population shall achieve middle-income status. All this shall be reached within the framework of a carbon neutral economy.

Based on these upbeat market developments, agrofood Ethiopia is to continue its success story. Organized by the German trade show specialists fairtrade in cooperation with their Ethiopian partners Prana Events at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa, agrofood Ethiopia is held in conjunction with plastprintpack Ethiopia, Ethiopia’s 4th International Plastics, Printing and Packaging Trade Show. The event covers the entire process chain, consisting of the three sub-brands agro AgroTech, food + bev tec and food + hospitality.

Country pavilions
At least five official country pavilions will be present in 2020, namely from China, Germany, Italy, Kuwait and Turkey. Kuwait will be in for the very first time with an official national pavilion while China, Germany, Italy and Turkey renew and upgrade their pavilions.

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

Ethiopian government:

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade
  • Ethiopian Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Development Institute
  • Food Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia
  • Chemical and Construction Inputs Industry Development Institute


  • DLG German Agricultural Society/li>
  • Embassies of Germany, France, Italy and Turkey
  • German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture
  • GIZ German Association for International Cooperation
  • ITA Italian Trade Agency
  • Kuwait PAI Public Authority for Industry
  • NABC Netherlands African Business Council
  • Turkish Ministry of Trade
  • Turkish Exporters Assembly
  • VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association

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  1. fairtrade 300x200

Local organizer

  1. Prana Events

Co-organizer for agro AgroTech

  1. DLG International

Network partner event

  1. drinktec

We support SOS

  1. SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia

Official carrier

  1. Ethiopian Airlines

Official hotel partner

  1. Ramada Addis

Institutional partners

  1. Ethiopian gov1
  2. Ethiopian gov2
  3. Ethiopian gov3
  4. Ethiopian gov5
  5. AHK East Africa
  6. BMEL engl
  7. made in germany
  8. giz - ethiopia
  9. ITA
  10. Kuwait PAI
  11. Turkey
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