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plastprintpack & agrofood Ethiopia 2023 was a resounding success

3,558 trade visitors discussed their business with 138 exhibitors from 16 countries
Plastics | Printing | Packaging

Exhibitors and trade visitors, institutional partners and media agree: The 5th edition of plastprintpack & agrofood Ethiopia 2023 was a resounding success.

Opened on 8 June, it got off to a flying start as the show was officially declared open by the State Minister of Industry, H.E. Mr Hassan Mohammed, in the presence of high-ranking government representatives, members of the diplomatic corps and 138 exhibitors from 16 countries.  

“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.

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 agrofood & plastprintpack industry in close cooperation with our partners from around the globe.” 

The opening session was held with the participation of  

  • the Ethiopian government, associations and private businesses,
  • the ambassadors of Germany, Kuwait and Türkiye and the Director of the Italian Trade Agency,
  • ambassadors or embassy representatives of Oman, Palastine, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen    
  • the organisers fairtrade & Prana Events

A highlight on the first day was the B2B session hosted by Ashenafi Merid and Getnet Belay from the Ethiopian Beverages Manufacturing Industries Association.

This is what our exhibitors said

  • Kristoff Knettel
    Senior Technical Manager, LANXESS Germany GmbH

    Catherine Colin-Gaudy
    Sales Manager, Vinpai

  • Giovanni Gallinary
    Area Sales Manager, AROL S.P.A

Day 2 started with a session on Challenges in the Ethiopian Plastic and Rubber Industry followed by a session by the German Embassy titled: The act on corporate due diligence obligations in supply chain - Human rights and environmental protection expanded to global value chains.

Among the show highlights was the Hosted Buyers Program for VIP investors from Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, organised in cooperation between the Italian Trade Agency ITA in Addis Ababa and the show organisers. The Hosted Buyers held B2B meetings with Italian and non-Italian exhibitors.


As a result of the 3 show days, plastprintpack & agrofood Ethiopia 2023 facilitated thousands of B2B meetings between some 4,000 trade visitors from all over Ethiopia and neighboring countries and the 138 exhibitors from 16 countries.

The exhibitors came from Austria, Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Türkiye.

Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade Messe in cooperation with local partner Prana Events, this most important business platform for the Ethiopian agrofood & plastprintpack industry took place from 8 to 10 June 2023 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa.

Exhibitors showcased adapted technologies and solutions in agriculture, food processing, ingredients, plastics, printing and packaging.

The event was supported by its Gold Sponsor made in KUWAIT.

The exhibition was enriched by a high-level conference programme, featuring among others:

  • Ethiopian Plastics and Rubber Association: Challenges for our industry – Awareness and positioning
  • Ethiopian Beverages Manufacturing Industries Association
  • GIZ: The Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chain - Human Rights and Environmental Protection Expanded to Global Value Chains

plastprintpack & agrofood Ethiopia 2023 enjoy the strong support of the following Ethiopian and international institutions

Ethiopian government:

  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ethiopian Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Development Institute
  • Chemical and Construction Inputs Industry Development Institute


  • AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa
  • DLG German Agricultural Society
  • Embassies of Germany, France, India, Italy and Türkiye
  • German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • GIZ German Association for International Cooperation
  • ITA Italian Trade Agency in cooperation with FEDERUNACOMA, UCIMA, ANIMA, AMAPLAST and ACIMGA
  • Kuwait PAI Public Authority for Industry
  • Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Trade
  • Turkish Exporters Assembly
  • VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association

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  1. Prana Events

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  1. PAI-Kuwait

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  1. German Pavilion Ethiopia

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  1. SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia

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  1. Ethiopian Airlines

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  1. Ramada Addis Ababa

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  1. Ethiopian Skylight Hotel

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