To meet the needs of exhibitors, visitors and partners, agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2020 is postponed. The postponement is due to the increasing travel restrictions facing our exhibitors, visitors and partners due to the outbreak of the corona virus.
Originally scheduled for 3 to 5 June 2020, the trade fair will be postponed to 1 to 3 October 2020.
However, we wish to assure all exhibitors that their registration and participation remains unchanged and valid for the new dates.
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We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. This decision is made in the best interest of all exhibitors, visitors and partners, and we look very much forward to welcome you in Addis Ababa on 1 to 3 October 2020.
Ethiopia on the growth track
4th International Trade Show agrofood Ethiopia 2020 | Agriculture | Food Processing & Packaging | Ingredients | Food & Hospitality
Good news for exhibitors of agrofood Ethiopia 2020: 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 2020 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.
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.
agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia enjoy the strong support of the following Ethiopian and international institutions.
- 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