5th International Trade Show

Millennium Hall
Addis Ababa
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The 5th edition of plastprintpack & agrofood Ethiopia from 8 to 10 June 2023 in Addis Ababa

Plastics | Printing | Packaging

After the great success of plastprintpack & agrofood Ethiopia 2021, the 5th edition is now coming up. Organised by fairtrade in cooperation with its local partner Prana Events, this most important business platform for the Ethiopian plastprintpack & agrofood industry will take place from 8 to 10 June 2023 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa.

Country pavilions in 2023 from China, Germany, India, Italy and Türkiye

Global technology leaders are to showcase adapted solutions for the Ethiopian market and official national pavilions are expected from China, Germany, India, Italy and Türkiye.

  • China Pavilion
    Many Chinese exhibitors representing the entire value chain will join the 2023 event.
  • German Pavilion
    The German Pavilion will be presented by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry AUMA.
  • India Pavilion
    An Indian Pavilion will be joining agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2023.
  • Italian Pavilion
    The Italian Trade Agency ITA is organising the first Collective Participation of Italian companies at agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2023.
  • Türkiye Pavilion
    Again, at the 2023 edition, the Türkiye Pavilion will be supported by the Ministry of Trade featuring a great number of Türkiye exhibitors.
Facts & figures on the Ethiopian agrofood market

Please see full details of the 2023 event
in the e-brochure

Review: plastprintpack & agrofood Ethiopia 2021 was a great success

High exhibitor satisfaction ratings

Please browse through the gallery and the details of the 2021 event in the post show report. Find out how exhibitors rated the event and watch the show video.

This is what they said

  • Ethiopian plastics, packaging and printing sectors are the new and emerging fields that move the country's economy forward in creating jobs, establishing backward and forward linkages with agricultural and industrial outputs, import substitution and foreign currency generation.

    In the plastic subsector, there are more than 400 factories in injection, blow film, extrusion and blow molding, small, medium and large-scale manufacturers. The production capacity of the sector rose from less than 50,000 tons to more than 400,000 in the past 5 years. Unfortunately, we still have to import all the raw materials like PVC, PE, PP, EVA, … for all products produced locally. This sector alone consumes more than a billion dollars each year by average.

    Dr. Yonas Abate 
    Rubber and Plastic Directorate Director - Chemical and Construction Inputs Industry Development Institute

  • As we all know, Ethiopia has been demonstrating continous and high GDP growth for the last two decades and became one of the world's fastest growing economies. We can also mention Ethiopia as one of the most impressive investment destinations not only in continental Africa, but also in the world.

    Considering this fact, I am sure that Ethiopia, with its great potential in agriculture, food processing, packaging, technology, ingredients, food and hospitality, is one of the perfect destinations for Turkish manufacturers and trading parties. Within this respect as the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Addis Ababa, I will continue to motivate Turkish companies to participate in this fair for the upcoming years.

    This year, we have 12 exhibitors operating in different sectors from plastics, waste refining to food and bakery manufacturing machinery. They exhibit their products and services in the Turkish pavilion with a total of 192 sqm under the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Turkey umbrella.

    H.E. Ms Yaprak Alp
    Ambassador​ -
    Embassy of the Republic of Turkey 

  • It is a great pleasure to be here – the agrofood & plastprintpack trade fair is a step back into normality. In a way, this event testifies to our joint capacity to overcome incredible hardships and find solutions.

    Since 2017, this trade show has served to connect Ethiopian, German and European businesses. Its last iteration in 2019 saw the participation of 153 exhibitors from 18 countries and over 3,200 visitors. Then the pandemic struck and it was not possible to hold the event in 2020. Today, another year later, I am proud to take part in the opening of the fourth event.

    The technologies and solutions present here can help reduce waste and the spoiling of valuable food resources through modern and sustainable production and packaging. It can contribute to a better life for many citizens in Ethiopia. When it comes to the development of sustainalbe solutions to one of our most pressing environmental challenges, Ethiopia will always find Germany and Europe at its side.

    In 2020 the Ethiopia-EU’s trade volume remained firmly over two billion euros. I am sure, that my European colleagues and the companies from other European Nations share my enthusiasm about the opportunities that this trade fair creates.

    ​H.E. Mr Stephan Auer​, Ambassador​
    Ambassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Being an Ethiopian based company, we set out to target the local market within our first year of operations. We recognized the gap in the market for sustainable alternative packaging and glassware. With our upcycled glassware we aim to provide a turn key solution to local international businesses in the HoReCa, food & bev tec, manufacturing and retail sectors.

    At the show we have met with a huge variety of quality visitors, so it has been a busy successful event to be a part of.

    Ruth Gabriel
    Founder - Alternativ Addis

  • Whilst Ethiopia is large in population terms its relative purchasing power is quite small. We are noticing that this is beginning to change. The market is demanding better quality solutions.

    We are very much satisfied with the visitors quality. Participating is not just about meeting new potential customers but also understanding more about market trends and demands. We truly wish Ethiopian companies would participate at such events.

    Our expectations have been met and exceeded. We will be back next year. Thank you!

    Daniel Mesfin
    Founder – Print and Frame


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

Ethiopian government:

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade
  • Ethiopian Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Development Institute
  • Food Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia
  • Chemical and Construction Inputs Industry Development Institute


  • DLG German Agricultural Society
  • Embassies of Germany, France, Italy and Türkiye
  • German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture
  • GIZ German Association for International Cooperation
  • ITA Italian Trade Agency
  • NABC Netherlands African Business Council
  • Türkiye Ministry of Trade
  • Türkiye Exporters Assembly

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  1. German Pavilion Ethiopia

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  1. Asoko Insight

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  1. Ethiopian Airlines

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  1. Ethiopian Skylight Hotel

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