October 07, 2015

07/10/2015: East Afripack 2016 to be held in Nairobi

First published in Milling and Grain, June 2015

The second edition of East Afripack will be held in Nairobi (Kenya) from October 12 – 14, 2016. This processing, packaging and converting exhibition has been recognised as an important contribution to the emerging economies in sub-Saharan East Africa. East Afripack was added to the list of key exhibitions promoting the Italian manufacturing and industrial sector on foreign markets developed by the Ministry for Economic Development.

Organised by Ipack-Ima Spa in joint venture with PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies in the USA and in partnership with UNIDO, EAC and the Ministry of Industrialisation and Enterprise Development of Kenya, East Afripack 2016 will receive the support provided by the Italian Government in its Extraordinary Plan 2015- 2017 developed to increase the competitiveness of Italian exhibitions which are ranked fifth on the international ranking. The plan will fund specific actions identified as strategic for the development of SMEs in new markets.

East Afripack 2016, which comes back to the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC), Nairobi, is rooted in the success obtained by the exhibition’s debut in 2014 and the significant rebooking requests received from over 50 percent of the 136 international exhibitors.

In line with its commitment to contribute to technology upgrade and to focus the importance of packaging as a strategic springboard for the technological upgrade and increased competitiveness of local SMEs, the East Afripack brand will organize once again a scientific conference that will take place in Uganda at the beginning of 2016 emphasising on development priorities of the East Africa region.

East Afripack is powered by: Ipack-Ima Spa, in Joint venture with: PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. In partnership with: UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation), EAC (East African Community) and the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development of Kenya.   



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