West Africa Agrofood 2023
West Africa’s 5th International Trade Show on Agriculture,
Food Processing & Packaging Technology and Food & Hospitality
21 -23 November 2023
Accra International Conference Centre
87+ Exhibitors from 17 Countries
924 Visitors and Buyers from 37 Countries
US$ 27 Billion Market Value
The most professional event
to enter and expand your business in the West Africa
Success model for Africa and important hub for West Africa
Ghana may prepare for a GDP growth of over 7% also within the next years. The country is regarded as one of Africa’ success models, due to its political stability, transparency, and eco-friendliness. Ghana is the third-largest importer in Sub-Sahara-Africa, only next to South Africa and Nigeria. John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) won the presidential elections on 7 December 2012. He succeeded to John Atta Mills, deceased in the middle of 2012. It is widely expected that he continues the stability course of the last decades.
The work of the new president could be aggravated, however, by a development which at present is still considered to be beneficial for the West African country: The enormous revenues from the oil production. Improving the income side of the country so much, the distributional struggles might increase thus as well, for instance the danger of corruption. Observers hope that such possible trends do not endanger the stability of the country, and the quite good climate for investment.
Observers see the economic performance of Ghana positively for the next years. Ghana belongs to the out-performers in Subsahara-Africa, with GDP-growth rates of considerably more than 7% also in the years to come. The growth should be driven by various sectors. Next, to the oil and gas sector, the agro-food, as well as the mining (gold) sector, will contribute to high growth rates. The telecommunications and the building sector will also create lots of investments and business.
Ghana has been able to profit strongly of its own political and economic stability in a region shaken by the political crisis. Like this, the country has developed into a „Donor darling“ of the international giver community.
The West African market for agricultural technology becomes ever more important. According to the German Engineering Association VDMA, West African imports of agricultural machinery have reached EUR 187 million in 2016 compared to EUR 238 million in 2015.
Exhibitors as well as visitors made valuable business contacts and expect a positive impact on the development of the Ghanaian and West African industry. Top-level Ministers, Diplomats and CEO’s gave Agrofood & Plast-Printpack WestAfrica 2013 a fantastic kick-off.
West African imports of processing and packaging machinery annually between US$ 180 Milion to US$ 240 Million (just from Germany) and this shows the sustainable planning of the economic management of this country to make industrialization and be ready for export within the further years.
The food trade with West Africa sums up to a 27.34 Billion US Dollar business and this is serious alert for the international companies to make a long-term plan to establish and expand their business4es in this region.
The event is organized by Fairtrade who was founded by Martin März in 1991. Since long, fairtrade ranks among the leading organizers of professional international trade fairs in emerging markets, especially in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Managed by its shareholder and committed to the values of a family business and the team spirit, fairtrade maintains a powerful network of partnerships throughout the world. Fairtrade organizes shows in the sectors Agrofood, Building, CIT Solutions, Energy, Environment, Industry and PlastPrintPack and strives for a high level of customer satisfaction. By means of innovative products and excellent service, Fairtrade organizes professional platforms for valuable business contacts between exhibitors and visitors.
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