The 2016 Propak West Africa, the largest packaging, printing and plastics exhibition in the region, will open in Lagos from September 20 to 22. The organisers expect to welcome 150 exhibitors and over 3000 visitors over three days to the event.According to the organisers of the programmes, the manufacturing scene in Lagos is a vibrant and buzzing one and the Food and beverages sector – representing over 30 per cent of the industry – is one of the most dynamic industries in Nigeria.
“With the demand for packaged food and drink growing, industry players are looking to increase their capacity to meet demands. Currently, about 85 per cent of these market players are SMEs, who account for an increasing percentage of overall sales volumes. At Propak West Africa, 80 per cent of our visitors are SMEs in this sector and as such this year we have put extra emphasis on the food and beverage markets. Our exciting programme will see leading industry experts present on topics around branding, innovation and technological solutions in this sector. It will allow attendees to gain important insights from multinational corporations such as Diageo and leading national organisations such as Nigerian Breweries and the Federal Institute for Industrial Research, the organisers said.
The expo has some exciting sessions lined up to cover topics, including the impact of branding on sales turnover, labelling and brand positioning.
“Delivering these topics will be industry leaders such as Baba Epega, the Founder and Manager Director of Emc3 – a leading international events organisation with significant brand management experience. We are also delighted to welcome Lampe Omoyele, with 25 years in the FMCG industry and the current Managing Director of Nielson West Africa – a leading consumer research organisation. Additionally, Fauzi Fahm, a well-known Lagosian with significant experience in brands, will be moderating a panellist discussion on packaging innovation. With the recent surge in creative innovations in various packaged food categories, this session is set to draw in a significant crowd,” the organisers said.