Member of the interpack trade fair family posts clear growth
The second Food Processing & Packaging Exposyum (FPPE) held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi/Kenya from 18 to 20 November 2014 has drawn to a very successful close. Positive feedback even came from the highest political circles: on the periphery of the event the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated the people responsible in a personal conversation and explicitly rated the special concept of FPPE realised by StarlingExpo in cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf as very suitable for bringing urgently required technologies to Kenya. Over 1,000 participants from Kenya and the neighbouring Eastern African states visited the exhibition cum symposium.
The Exposyum gave participants a 360° market overview on the focal theme of food losses and efficient food processing and packaging by mean of hands-on content from local experts as well as international exhibitors. Companies from this sector presented their demand-driven solutions, political institutions explained the political framework and possible support for suppliers to local producers while the latter in turn outlined their requirements. The FAO used the occasion for hosting a one-day conference on food losses. Speakers there inferred recommendations for avoiding food losses in Kenya and Eastern Africa from practical case studies from various countries and industries.
“This year we have again succeeded in compiling an especially accomplished mixture of talks from high-calibre speakers for the Exposyum. Due to the all-round information conveyed, as well the contacts with key figures in the industry and from the political sphere, this unique concept makes it especially easy for potential suppliers to local food producers to get a foot in the door of a very promising future market,” says Urs Albert Ingold, CEO of StarlingExpo AG.