Six edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023

Ghana a new investment destination

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The Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana CAG organized the Africa Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards alongside agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023.

The 2023 edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana was a great success, according to exhibitors, trade visitors, speakers and conference delegates.

Organized by fairtrade in collaboration with their local partners Geovision, the exhibition & conference took place from 21 to 23 November 2023 at the Trade Center Arena in the Accra International Conference Centre.The show offered new business opportunities that were established between the exhibitors and their Ghanaian and West African partners.

Ninety-seven percent exhibitors said they were satisfied or even very satisfied with the services of fairtrade; 89% with the event as a whole; 84% with business prospects after the show; 78% with the quality of visitors; 77% with the number of visitors.

At the 2023 event, 63 exhibitors from 12 countries and pavilions from GEPA, GIZ, Italy, the Netherlands and Nigeria presented customized solutions and technologies for the Ghanaian and West African markets.

The exhibitors came from Austria, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Thailand and Ukraine.

Africa Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards 2023

The Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana CAG organized the Africa Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards alongside agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023. This year’s Leadership Awards were held on 22 November 2023 at the Accra International Conference Center – Grand Arena.

The Awards scheme equally brings together players in Africa’s Agro Food Systems and the Agribusiness industry, Policy makers, and Financial Institutions, Agtech Industry and Development Partners to recognise achievements from local and international companies involved in promoting the development of the agribusiness sector in Africa.

The agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023 was complemented by a conference program with 15 roundtable discussions and presentations, guaranteeing participants top learnings and networking. The program was organized by AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana in cooperation with fairtrade Messe. 

The Ghanaian agrofood & plastprintpack market

  • Food & beverage technology: Ghana’s investments in food & beverage technology show an annual increase of 8.6% between 2017 and 2022, from €59 million in 2017 to €89 million in 2022. (VDMA)
  • Food & beverage ingredients: With already well over 40 million inhabitants (2022), which according to the World Bank will rise to 80 million by 2050, Ghana is a huge food market. Expenditure in the F&B sector is growing steadily, and F&B production is by far the largest segment of the Ghanaian processing industry. Accordingly, the demand for food and beverage ingredients is rising continuously.
  • Food trade with Ghana: According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ghana imported food worth USD 1.2 billion and exported food worth USD 7.3 billion in 2021. Thus, food trade with Ghana is an 8.5 billion USD business.
  • Plastics technology: Ghana’s plastics technology imports show an annual increase of 12.8% between 2017 and 2022, from €23 million in 2017 to €42 million in 2022. (VDMA)
  • Printing and paper technology: Ghanaian imports of printing and paper technology have risen sharply, from €11 million in 2017 to €29 million in 2021, representing an annual average growth of 27% for this period. (VDMA)
  • Packaging technology: Ghanaian imports of packaging technology amounted to €53 million in 2022, up 12% annually from €30 million in 2017. (VDMA)

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