7th International Trade Show

Millennium Hall
Addis Ababa
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agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2024 a resounding success!
3,483 registered trade visitors discussed their business with 122 exhibitors from 12 countries.

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

The 6th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2024 was widely acclaimed by exhibitors, trade visitors, institutional partners, and the media as a resounding success.

Over the course of three days, the event facilitated thousands of B2B meetings among 3,483 registered trade visitors from Ethiopia and neighbouring countries, and 122 exhibitors from 12 countries.

The results from the digital exhibitor satisfaction survey, in which 95% of exhibitors participated, are compelling:

  • 85% of exhibitors were satisfied or very satisfied with the number of visitors.
  • 83% pleased with their quality.
  • 81% appreciated the business opportunities following the fair.

So, it's no surprise that 91% of exhibitors plan to participate in the next edition, and 84% would recommend the event to their network.

State Minister of Industry, H.E. Mr Hassan Mohammed:
“Today we commemorate the beginning of a new chapter.”

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.


agrofood Ethiopia was again hosted in conjunction with plastprintpack Ethiopia 2024.

The exhibitors came 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, agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia embarked on its 6th round, aiming to elevate its significance and success for exhibitors and trade visitors alike

Let’s hear what the exhibitors said

Irene Mairura
Robert Bosch 

Sabri Tecelli
Milkman Makine 

Philippe Le Ray

Massimo Gani

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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
in the e-brochure

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


  • 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

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  1. Ethiopian Airlines

Official hotel partner

  1. Ramada Addis 300

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