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Great demand for agrofood West Africa 2013

More than 60 international market leaders from 16 countries participate

Great demand for agrofood West Africa 2013

AICC – Accra International Conference Centre in Accra

(Heidelberg, Germany) The successful launch of the 1st agrofood West Africa is getting closer. More than 60 international market- and technology leaders already booked their exhibition space until end of September. This new market place benefits of substantial institutional support. The 1st International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food, Beverage & Packaging Technology and Food, Beverages & Hospitality is scheduled to be held from 3 to 5 December 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana.

Even before the official opening of agrofood West Africa on December 03, 2013 the organisers talk about a successful launch, as the majority of the exhibition space is already sold out. Until end of September more than 60 exhibitors from 16 countries confirmed their participation.

The event enjoys strong institutional support of European partners. Austria is present with an Austrian pavilion supported by Advantage Austria. France officially participates through adepta-The French Association for the Development of International Trade in Agricultural and Food Processing Techniques. adepta organizes an official French pavilion featuring around 15 French exhibitors. In addition, ubifrance compiles a mission of French agrofood business people to the event. This collective operation is registered in the Program France and enjoys the financial support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. Germany actively contributes to the success of the event through AHK Ghana-Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana.

According to VDMA-The German Engineering Association, West African imports of food processing and packaging machinery and equipment, in 2011, have increased to 567.4 million Euros, compared to 341.3 million Euros in 2010, a plus of 66.2 per cent. With 507.0 million Euro imports of such kind remained relatively stable on a high level in 2012. West Africa imported agricultural machinery and equipment, in 2011, at a volume of 167.9 million Euros, after 135.4 million Euros in 2010. This marks an increase of 24.0 per cent. For 2012, these imports remain firm with 154.4 million Euros.

To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and visitors alike, agrofood West Africa is held in conjunction with plastprintpack West Africa, the 1st International Trade Show on Plastics, Composites, Chemistry and Printing & Packaging Solutions and Material.

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Seit ihrer Gründung 1991 zählt die fairtrade Messegesellschaft zu den führenden Veranstaltern internationaler Fachmessen in den aufstrebenden Märkten Osteuropas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens und Nordafrikas. Als inhaber-geführtes Unternehmen mit Sitz in Heidelberg verfügt fairtrade über ein weltweites Netz von Partnern und Repräsentanten. fairtrade ist ISO 9001:2008 zertifiziert. Als UFI-Mitglied organisiert fairtrade Messen nach den UFI Qualitätsnormen.

About fairtrade:
fairtrade ranks among the leading organizers of professional international trade fairs in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa ever since its foundation in 1991. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, fairtrade maintains a powerful network of agencies and partnerships throughout the world while focusing on achieving an ever higher degree of customer satisfaction, providing excellent service and generating valuable business contacts for exhibitors and trade visitors alike. ISO 9001:2008 certified and as a member of UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, fairtrade organizes events according to the UFI quality norms.

fairtrade Presse
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfuersten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522

fairtrade Messe
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfürsten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522

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