agrofood West Africa 2014 – leading exhibitors have already re-booked
(Heidelberg / Accra) Ghana is one of the “top export markets 2014” says the German Ministry for Economic Affairs. Reasons for this are above-average growth and a stable business environment. A professional market entry to Ghana and West Africa is paved by agrofood West Africa. The 2nd International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food and Beverage Technology and Food Trade is scheduled for 2 to 4 December 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana.
The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Germany Trade & Invest have identified six countries that earn increased attention of the German export economy. State Secretary Stefan Kapferer: “Ghana is characterized by an above-average growth, a positive development in the core sectors of the German middle class and a stable business environment.” Great opportunities also open up for mechanical engineering.
The trade fair specialist fairtrade Messe recognized this potential and organise the 2nd edition of agrofood West Africa in December 2014. With 1,326 professional visitors from 37 countries, with a share of 75 per cent of decision makers, discussing business with 81 exhibitors from 21 countries, already the first edition of this new hub for West Africa has been a great success. 86% of the exhibitors in 2013 would recommend agrofood West Africa. Leading exhibitors such as Döhler, Gea Westfalia, Wild and Windmöller & Hölscher have already re-booked their stands for 2014.
The Ghanaian Ministries of Food and Agriculture and of Trade and Industry support the event and an agrofood West Africa industry portal is erected to facilitate relations between buyers and sellers all year round. 1,470 professionals from the target region are already logged in. Additionally the portal provides a cost-free matchmaking service.
To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and visitors alike, agrofood West Africa is held in conjunction with plastprintpack West Africa, the 2nd International Trade Show on Plastics, Composites, Chemistry and Printing & Packaging Solutions and Material. Austria will again be present with an Austrian pavilion supported by Advantage Austria and Spain will participate for the first time.