Propak East Africa 2020/ What to expect

With less than two months to go until Propak East Africa 2020, the packaging exhibition giant of the region is set to host its biggest edition to date following a two-year gap between shows.  In 2018, Propak East Africa brought together 4,015 attendees, 150 exhibitors from 35 countries over three days which contributed to the show’s incredible growth rates of doubling in size in just three years.  Taking place at the KICC in Nairobi, Kenya, from the 17 – 19 of March, Propak East Africa is the leading exhibition for professionals who provide, distribute, manufacture and purchase from the packaging and printing supply chain.

The packaging industry opportunities in East Africa at present coupled with the planned two-year break on account of the triennial sister exhibition in South Africa means organisers are expecting to welcome a record-breaking 4,500+ industry attendees to Propak East Africa 2020 in March of next year.  Industry reports suggest an increase in per capita income in Kenya has caused a jump in demand for packaged foods and fast-moving consumer goods. Experts have estimated that the plastic packaging and food packaging market in the region will grow substantially over the next few years and this has not gone unnoticed by global equipment suppliers looking to invest in Africa.

Angela Kinyua, the Portfolio Director for Montgomery East Africa, the organisers behind Propak East Africa commented on the upcoming event; “Over the last few years the packaging industry in Kenya has seen some huge changes, from the plastic bag ban, to its economic growth, the opportunities opening up are substantial. This is reflected in the quantity of brands signed up to exhibit this year, particularly our international clients who are looking to establish a strong foothold in the region. We are expecting an enormous turnout this year following our planned two-year gap, and are almost completely sold out.”

Among the brands already signed up to exhibit in 2020 are KEP Services, Pakona, Ishida Europe, Guala Closures, Windmoeller & Hoelscher, Krones, Starlinger, Ramco Group, Bosch and many more.  A new element to this year’s exhibition will be that the Institute of Packaging Professionals Kenya (IOPPK) will be organising the co-located Conference. They will be inviting their members and further networks which will attract top buyers not just from Kenya but wider East Africa, working across boarders to bring delegations together from across the East African Community (EAC).

Propak East Africa 2020 visitors will have the opportunity to be inspired, learn about industry-specific requirements, understand new trends, share insights and connect with key industry members across the region.
At over 80% sold, those still looking to get involved for Propak East Africa 2020 still have time. To understand more about the show itself and floorplan availability, you can visit the website or contact the Sales Manager directly, Ben Dale at or via telephone on +44 (0)20 7886 3048.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to attend, you can register your interest via the website as the official event registration is not yet live. Completely free to attend, your registration will grant you access to all three days, and all conference sessions.

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