5th International Trade Show

Millennium Hall
Addis Ababa
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130+ exhibitors from 16 countries, a hosted buyers' program and high-profile conferences at agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2023

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

Due to encouraging market development and increasing interest in the Ethiopian market, the 5th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia will feature more than 130 exhibitors from 16 countries.  The exhibitors come from Austria, Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Türkiye.

This makes the show the largest in its history, along with the 2019 edition!

This year, more than 3,000 trade visitors from all over Ethiopia are expected to attend the trade show & conference. With a view to making it even more international on the visitor side, a hosted buyers' program is being organized for 17 VIP investors from Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in cooperation between the Italian Trade Agency ITA in Addis Ababa and the show organisers. The hosted buyers will hold B2B meetings with Italian and non-Italian exhibitors.

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 will take place from 8 to 10 June 2023 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa. Exhibitors will showcase adapted technologies and solutions in agriculture, food processing, ingredients, plastics, printing and packaging.

This year’s event is supported by its Gold Sponsor made in KUWAIT.

The exhibition will be 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)

Visitor Registration

Visitor Registration

Admission for business professionals only.
Pre-register online for easy access.

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.

Why participate (PDF)


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

Facts & figures on the Ethiopian agrofood market

Please see full details of the 2023 event
in the e-brochure

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

Review: agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2021 was a great success

High exhibitor satisfaction ratings

Please browse through the gallery and the details of the 2021 event in the post show report. Find out how exhibitors rated the event and watch the show video.


This is what they said

  • Ethiopia has a huge potential because of the growing market and the population size. We as Krones aim to build long-term partnerships with our local branch office that opened in 2018.

    The customers and visitors come from a diverse background of sectors. We are happy with everyone who took the time to meet us here at agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia. Even outside the beverage sector, we will partner with many visitors who are interested in our video yet printers.

    Our expectations were met. We had good conversions and we are looking forward to participate in the future to network and build opportunities and long-standing partnerships on eye-level.

    Chris Wegner
    Deputy General Manager - Krones LCS Center East Africa Ltd.

  • Agriculture is the backbone of Ethiopia's economy and still continues to contribute 33% of the GDP, creates 66% of employment and generates 76% of the country's yearly export. In the past five years, Agriculture has registered a 9% year-by-year growth reaching to US$36 billion in value.

    ATA would like to invite you to invest in the Agriculture and Agroprocessing sector of the country and benefit from the available vast opportunities.

    Henok Mesfin
    Director Agribusiness and Market Development - Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency


  • As we all know, Ethiopia has been demonstrating continous and high GDP growth for the last two decades and became one of the world's fastest growing economies. We can also mention Ethiopia as one of the most impressive investment destinations not only in continental Africa, but also in the world.

    Considering this fact, I am sure that Ethiopia, with its great potential in agriculture, food processing, packaging, technology, ingredients, food and hospitality, is one of the perfect destinations for Turkish manufacturers and trading parties. Within this respect as the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Addis Ababa, I will continue to motivate Turkish companies to participate in this fair for the upcoming years.

    This year, we have 12 exhibitors operating in different sectors from plastics, waste refining to food and bakery manufacturing machinery. They exhibit their products and services in the Turkish pavilion with a total of 192 sqm under the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Turkey umbrella.

    H.E. Ms Yaprak Alp
    Ambassador​ -
    Embassy of the Republic of Turkey 

  • It is a great pleasure to be here – the agrofood & plastprintpack trade fair is a step back into normality. In a way, this event testifies to our joint capacity to overcome incredible hardships and find solutions.

    Since 2017, this trade show has served to connect Ethiopian, German and European businesses. Its last iteration in 2019 saw the participation of 153 exhibitors from 18 countries and over 3,200 visitors. Then the pandemic struck and it was not possible to hold the event in 2020. Today, another year later, I am proud to take part in the opening of the fourth event.

    The technologies and solutions present here can help reduce waste and the spoiling of valuable food resources through modern and sustainable production and packaging. It can contribute to a better life for many citizens in Ethiopia. When it comes to the development of sustainalbe solutions to one of our most pressing environmental challenges, Ethiopia will always find Germany and Europe at its side.

    In 2020 the Ethiopia-EU’s trade volume remained firmly over two billion euros. I am sure, that my European colleagues and the companies from other European Nations share my enthusiasm about the opportunities that this trade fair creates.

    ​H.E. Mr Stephan Auer​
    Ambassador - ​Ambassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Ethiopia is endowed with varieties of agricultural products that can be processed in to food and has a vision to become a leader in light manufacturing in Africa by 2035. Despite the fact, food quality, safety, productivity and packaging are among our biggest challenges we are facing on industry processed food products.

    The Government of Ethiopia is establishing agro food parks in different regions of the country such as Yirgalem, Bulbula, Baaker and Bure in Sidama, Oromya, Tigray and Amhara regions respectively where three of the Agro parks have resumed production and have started exporting their products.

    Mr. Solomon Tadelle​, Director General
    Ethiopian Food Beverage, and Pharmaceutical Industry Development Institute


  • We, the Özmermer family, started our work life with a small pita bread oven established by Hasan Özmermer, our esteemed elder, back in 1952. After more than 40 years of experience in pita, bread, francala and pastry production, we commenced flour production by establishing Özmermer Flour Factory in 1994 in order to obtain standard and high quality flour that will meet ours and our colleagues’ needs. 

    Ethiopia is one of the biggest countries in Africa with a huge demand. There are many opportunities to make business here. As a producer to be here is very important to introduce our company directly to business people.

    At the show we met traders, wholesalers, exporters and importers, and we had productive meetings with many serious business people. It’s been our first time attending agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia, so we were not sure what to expect, but it's been a great experience so far.

    Hasan Özmermer
    Vice President - Özmermer Gida San. Ve. Tic. Ltd. Sti

  • Ethiopia is a country with large livestock populations. Animal identification and registration is emerging and can make important contributions to the efficiency and output of the livestock sector as well as to animal health and food safety. As a specialist in animal identification systems, we would like to follow and accompany these developments.

    We were able to talk to many interested people, animal keepers and traders, and demonstrate and explain our products. We rate the quality of the contacts as quite good. Existing contacts and partners also visited us at the fair and took the opportunity to get acquainted with our identification devices.  

    It’s been our target to present our products to Ethiopian and neighboring interested parties and to look for potential partners who can cooperate with us and distribute our products in Ethiopia and other African countries. So far, we have gained further insights into the Ethiopian livestock sector and made interesting contacts. We look forward to further exchanges.

    Britta Nehls
    Sales & Marketing - Caisley International GmbH

  • Since its founding in 1969, Destilla has produced flavors and extracts of the highest quality. We’ve grown organically, continuously modernized our production processes and expanded our product portfolio.

    Ethiopia is not only a country with great potential, but a hub for East Africa. We're setting up a lokal sales office in a first stage and want to establish local manufactoring mid to longterm.

    We met locals from the whole food & beverage industry and are very satisfied with quantity & quality.

    We were unsure what to expect due to the pandemic and the overall situation of the country but our expectations for the exhibition were outmatched by far.

    Matthias Thienel
    Vice President - 
    Destilla GmbH

  • Kombi Makina is specialized in design and manufacturing of machines and complete filling lines for the beverage industry for many types of products. Our head quarter is located in Istanbul.

    Ethiopia and Turkey have strong relations and we are here already for 7 years. We received good quality customers in this exhibition, and we are satisfied. Our expectations were fulfilled.

    Hakan Aktas
    Export Manager - Kombi Makina

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  1. fairtrade 300x200

Local organiser

  1. Prana Events

Gold sponsor

  1. PAI-Kuwait

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  1. drinktec

German pavilion

  1. German Pavilion Ethiopia

We support SOS

  1. SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia

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  1. Ethiopian Airlines

Official hotel partner

  1. Ramada Addis 300

Official hotel partner

  1. Ethiopian Skylight Hotel

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