Propak West Africa review
Propak West Africa made a highly anticipated return last month with 4,238 industry stakeholders attending the exhibition to visit 143 exhibitor stands with over 200 brands showcasing their latest products and equipment and live machine demonstrations taking place on the exhibition floor. The exhibition took place at the Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria over three days between 22nd – 24th November 2022 welcoming back the packaging, printing, plastics and processing industries to discover the products they had been missing from their supply chain.
The exhibition was occupying three purpose-built halls for the very first time. Organisers were also thrilled to see so many international companies travelling to Lagos to take part in the event including three country pavilions made up of Austria, Egypt and Italy.
Onsite George Pearson, Regional Director for the organisers Afrocet Montgomery said “It felt amazing to have Propak West Africa back to its best, the response and feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike said it all. After the last few years of disruption, to be back with a sell-out event and to have such high numbers of visitors through the doors, it’s a great achievement and we are really pleased the event continues to serve its communities in such a positive way. With halls 1 & 2 almost full already for 2023 we can’t wait to bring Propak West Africa back next year to its normal dateline in September, whilst also hosting many of our exhibitors in the new launch of Propak Ghana in June. 2023 is shaping up to be a big year for the Propak brand in West Africa”
Running alongside the exhibition, Propak once again saw the return of a high-level conference program that gave industry professionals in the packaging, plastics and printing industries insight into new market trends and opportunities to elevate their business. Distinguished industry leaders took to the stage to share their expertise and open discussions on some of the most pertinent issues which are affecting the industry. Organisers were also pleased to host a Sustainability Focus conference day alongside KMPG Nigeria’s ESG Services team which brought thought leaders and experts together to discuss the role of plastic industries in sustainability, various targets of the SDGs by 2030, as well as understand technological innovation in plastics waste processing.
This year’s exhibition saw an impressive onsite rebooking of 65% giving a really positive outlook for Propak West Africa’s return in 2023 on 12 – 14 September. Organisers have said that they’re looking forward to returning next year with an even bigger exhibition and looking toward a record number of visitors and exhibitors.