Propak East Africa, scheduled for March this year, expects a 25 per cent increase in visitor and exhibitor numbers for the 2015 exhibition, with 65 per cent of the exhibition space already sold. Last year the exhibition attracted 65 companies from 15 countries whose products and services stemmed from a variety of industries such as working machinery, raw materials, food processing equipment and printing. With over 2 000 visitors, 89 per cent of which were qualified decision makers, Propak East Africa established itself as the largest gathering of industry leaders in East Africa.
The 2015 event welcomes the return of the Propak Conference. Last year show organisers brought over 100 delegates from Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa and Kenya, as well as other internationals from further afield, to discuss and gain insights into the burgeoning manufacturing industry in East Africa. Topics included trends within the market as well as a panel discussion featuring top international and local speakers.
Exhibition director Alexander Angus comments: ‘After a fantastic first year we are delighted with the huge amount of interest for the 2015 exhibition. Not only do we have new companies exhibiting, many have returned with the vast majority increasing their space for the next edition.’
The fundamental success of the exhibition stems from the strength of the Propak brand and its portfolio throughout Africa. Show organisers with their longstanding presence in the market have compiled an unrivalled database of top industry professionals from the African continent. The largest ever Propak Cape and Propak West Africa took place in September and October last year and were both met with overwhelming success. Those that attended the portfolio of Propak exhibitions were assured by the quality and as such saw a real value in exhibiting at the four exhibitions.
Propak East Africa return exhibitor, Keith Dilkes says: ‘The first Propak East Africa exhibition was extremely positive for Polyoak Packaging as experts in offset printing and in-mould labelling on rigid plastic packaging. The show generated substantial interest amongst potential East African customers in Polyoak’s extensive range.’
Propak East Africa will take place from 17 to 19 March 2015 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information, visit www.propakeastafrica.com or contact email@example.com.