1st Virtual International Trade Event


23 - 26 November 2020
VIRTUAL FOR ALL AFRICA
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Virtual agrofood + plastprintpack Africa
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Our 35,000 visitor database of our past exhibitions in Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Nigeria ensures that you reach relevant decision-makers in the Maghreb, West and East Africa. In addition, a dedicated and targeted digital visitor promotion campaign covering the entire continent will include all major African markets, including South Africa.

Event platform and exhibitor profiles in English and French

The event platform operates in English and French.

To best address potential customers in anglophone and francophone Africa, exhibitors should create their profiles and product descriptions in English and French.

A huge market: Facts and figures on Africa’s agrofood & plastprintpack imports

US$ 24 billion committed to agriculture by the AfDB

To diversify Africa’s economies and revive its rural areas, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has prioritized agriculture. The Bank has committed US$ 24 billion towards agriculture in the next 10 years, with a sharp focus on agricultural industrialization.

Africa’s imports of food processing & packaging technology make up for €2.977 billion in 2018

This puts Africa on a par with Southeast Asia’s €2.893 billion, but well ahead of South America’s €1.843 billion, Central America’s €1.775 billion and the Middle East’s €1.678 billion.

Africa's imports of food processing & packaging machinery (in €1,000) 

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
North Africa 1,190,217 1,323,526 1,251,012 1,152,033 1,212,452 5.2
West Africa 629,250 497,682 557,217 533,869 622,894 16.7
Other Africa 1,108,998 1,116,346 1,090,665 1,115,187 1,141,901 2.4
             
Africa total 2,928,465 2,937,554 2,898,894 2,801,089 2,977,247 6.3

Africa’s annual food imports of US$ 35 billion to rise to US$ 110 billion by 2025

Demand for F&B ingredients rising continuously

With 1.3 billion inhabitants, Africa has long been one of largest food markets in the world. Expenditure in the F&B sector is growing steadily and F&B production is by far the largest segment of the African processing industry. Accordingly, the demand for food & beverage ingredients is rising continuously. So it is only natural that food ingredients Africa forms an important part of agrofood Africa

food + hospitality Africa for food, beverages and foodservice

Great chances for business for food and beverage suppliers from around the world: Africa presently imports US$ 35 billion worth of food and agricultural products.
According to the African Development Bank, Africa’s annual food imports are estimated to rise to US$ 110 billion by 2025.

Africa’s imports of plastics technology make up for €997 million in 2018

This puts Africa well ahead of South America’s €722,052 million and the Middle East’s €671,256 million.

Africa's imports of plastics machinery (in €1,000) 

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
North Africa 324,588 317,919 368,095 397,203 451,530 13.7
West Africa 158,711 184,568 143,610 178,858 218,579 22.2
Other Africa 313,216 346,802 318,557 320,860 327,023 1.9
             
Africa total 796,515 849,289 830,262 896,921 997,132 6.3

Africa’s imports of printing & paper processing technology make up for €733 million in 2018

This puts Africa well ahead of South America’s €680 million, Central America’s €669 million and the Middle East’s €634 million.

Africa's imports of printing & paper processing technology (in €1,000)  

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
North Africa 273,360 285,505 301,614 312,292 301,050 -3.6
West Africa 153,745 119,622 121,164 92,974 106,678 14.7
Other Africa 276,569 291,385 253,185 295,827 325,780 10.1
             
Africa total 703,674 696,512 675,963 701,093 733,508 6.3

Africa’s imports of packaging technology make up for €1.367 billion in 2018

This puts Africa on a par with Southeast Asia’s €1.303 billion, but well ahead of South America’s €952 million, Central America’s €860 million and the Middle East’s €851 million.

Africa's imports of packaging machinery (in €1,000)        

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
North Africa 566,937 580,116 564,402 560,623 608,393 8.5
West Africa 320,278 229,505 239,965 283,242 306,940 8.4
Other Africa 441,897 476,412 461,738 455,162 451,802 -0.7
             
Africa total 1,329,112 1,286,033 1,266,105 1,299,027 1,367,135 6.3

Range of exhibits

agrofood Africa consists of the four sub-brands agro, food + bev tec, food ingredients and food + hospitality

plastprintpack Africa consists of the three sub-brands plast, print and pack

agro

  • Agricultural machines, farming tractors, harvesting equipment
  • Analytical equipment
  • Dryers, cleaner, silos and storage systems
  • Feeding equipment
  • Fish farming equipment
  • Grains, grain systems
  • Greenhouse and greenhouse plastics and equipment
  • Irrigation systems
  • Livestock and poultry breeding
  • Milk processing equipment
  • Milling and mixing installations/equipment
  • Pesticides and fertilizers
  • Poultry equipment
  • Seeds, seedlings
  • Stable equipment
  • Veterinary syringes

food + bev tec

Food and drink processing

  • Automation
  • Basic food technology
  • Beverage technology
  • Dairy technology
  • Delicatessen and convenience food technology
  • Fish processing technology
  • Food safety and quality management
  • Foodservice equipment
  • Ice cream technology
  • Meat processing technology
  • Noodle technology
  • Screening machines
  • Vegetable and fruit technology


Packaging

  • Packaging technology
  • Machines for imprinting of packaging material
  • Packaging materials, means and aids


Refrigeration and air conditioning

  • Refrigeration technology
  • Ventilation, air conditioning and heating technology


Conveying, transport and storage

Waste and waste water

  • Water treatment
  • Waste water treatment
  • Resource-efficiency and services

ingredients

  • Acid starters
  • Acidulants
  • Antifoam agents
  • Antioxidants & antimicrobials
  • Aromas
  • Bakery raw materials
  • Binding agents
  • Blends & compounds of fruit juice
  • Butcher's raw materials
  • Casein clarifier
  • Clouding agents
  • Cocoa butter
  • Colourings
  • Cultures, microorganism
  • Curing agents
  • Cutting aids
  • Distillates
  • Emulsifying agents
  • Emulsifying salts
  • Enzymes
  • Extraction agents, solvents
  • Extracts, vegetable
  • Fat substitutes
  • Fatty acids
  • Fibres
  • Filter aid
  • Flavours & fragrances
  • Flavours & colours
  • Flour improvers
  • Flow agents, anti-caking agents
  • Food additives
  • Fruit and vegetables concentrates
  • Fruit and vegetables powders
  • Fruit ingredients
  • Fruit preparationsfor bakery & confectionery
  • Malt extracts for malt beverages
  • Meat extracts
  • Mineral substances
  • Powdered fat
  • Precipitants
  • Preservatives
  • Propellant gases
  • Protective gases
  • Proteins
  • Raising agents
  • Releasing agents
  • Sauces
  • Semi-finished products
  • Sorbents
  • Specialty fats
  • Spices, herbs
  • Stabilizers
  • Starter cultures & enzymes for dairy
  • Sweeteners
  • Vitamins

food + hospitality

Food and beverages 

  • Dairy and milk products
  • Meat and meat products
  • Fish and seafood products
  • Vegetables, fruits and dried fruits
  • Groceries: pasta, rice, oils, fats, sugar, tea, coffee, etc. 
  • Frozen food
  • Canned food
  • Bakery products, confectionery and fine breads
  • Convenience food
  • Speciality food
  • Health/organic food
  • Beverages and drinks

Sweets & Snacks

  • Chocolate products
  • Sugar confectionery products
  • Biscuits and fine bakery wares
  • Snacks
  • Cereals
  • Organic, gluten-free, kosher and halal confectionery
  • Products for diabetics

Hospitality, hotel, shop and catering equipment

  • Foodservice equipment
  • Catering technology
  • Professional kitchen equipment
  • Restaurant and bar equipment
  • Hospitality information systems
  • Retail technology, shop-fittings, product display
  • Hotel supplies and services
  • Vending and dispensing equipment

plast

Raw materials and auxiliaries

  • Thermoplastics
  • Thermoplastic elastomers
  • Coating compounds
  • Foams and intermediates
  • Rubbers
  • Synthetic fibres, bristels, tapes
  • Adhesives and glues
  • Paint resins
  • Additives
  • Fillers
  • Reinforcing fibres, -materials
  • Starting materials, intermediate, polymerisation, auxiliaries

Semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics

  • Processing technologies
  • Follow on treatment of plastics products
  • Supplying
  • Product groups
  • Products

Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries

  • Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • Machinery and plant for processing
  • Post processing machines
  • Extruders and extrusion lines
  • Injection moulding machines
  • Blow moulding machines
  • Machinery and plant for finishing, decorating, printing and marking
  • Welding machines
  • Moulds and dies
  • Integrated automation
  • Ancillary equipment
  • Measuring and test equipment
  • Parts and components

Services for the plastics and rubber industry

  • Computer software
  • Professional literature
  • Trade associations
  • Subcontracting
  • Science and consulting

print

Prepress and Premedia

  • Systems
  • Appliances
  • Software

Printing

  • Machinery
  • Appliances
  • Accessories
  • Materials / Consumables
  • Services

Bookbinding / Print Finishing

  • Machinery
  • Appliances
  • Accessories

Paper Converting

  • Machinery
  • Appliances
  • Accessories

Consumer goods

Provision of Services

pack

Packaging machines and devices

  • Machines for the production of packaging and packaging components for packaging, preparing and feeding to the packaging machine
  • Machines for preparing, feeding and packaging of products
  • Machines for packaging loose products
  • Machines for packaging packaged products
  • Machines for additional operations within the packaging process
  • Tools and equipment to assist manual packaging
  • Complete packaging lines

Packaging materials, packaging means, packaging aids

  • Packaging materials
  • Packagings
  • Complementary packaging means

Services

  • Business support
  • Trade press
  • Research and teachings
  • Associations and branch organizations

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