The 10th edition of Propak West Africa 2023 concluded on a high, bringing together the largest gathering of industry professionals from the packaging, plastics, food processing, labelling, and printing industries. Held at Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, from 12 to 14 September, 2023, the region’s largest B2B trade event set the stage for reconnecting the West African manufacturing community.
Over 5,000 fellow industry professionals converged at the spectacular beachfront location to connect with Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, at the exclusive regional platform that caters to the whole supply chain. Jamie Pearson, Marketing & Operations Director at Afrocet Montgomery, the organizers of the event, says, “Propak hosted the biggest event ever to mark the special 10th edition which saw thousands of visitors attending to discover innovations from over 200 brands showcasing their latest equipment and solutions with exciting live machine demonstrations taking place on the exhibition floor.”
Major companies including AFRA Technical Concepts, BOBST Africa, Lohia Corporation, Neofyton, SACMI, Speciality Adhesives and Coatings, Veepee Group, and Vista were given special recognition at the event.
Aside from the exhibition, a conference was held in partnership with African Packaging Organisation (APO), Institute of Packaging Nigeria, and KPMG Nigeria, with a series of carefully-planned sessions that covered key topics affecting the industry today. A host of top-level industry experts also led panel discussions and presentations on some of the pertinent issues affecting the manufacturing sector such as green technologies, intra-African trade, and capital finance, besides highlighting new opportunities for businesses.
Over the years, Propak West Africa has grown to be recognized as the leading platform for uniting the regional industries, with many major local and international companies and organisations showing continuous interest in supporting the event.