Date: 24 - 26 February 2020
Venue: Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Africa is an ocean of opportunities,
who gets there first gets the most!

AFRICAThe African market is the world's new emerging market being eyed upon by manufacturers & exporters globally since most other major markets are saturated now.



The 2019-20 events are as follows:

PLASTICS PRINTING PACKAGING ETHIOPIA: February 24 - 26, 2020 – Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
PLASTICS PRINTING PACKAGING KENYA: November 17 - 20, 2020 – Kenyatta International Conference Center, Nairobi, Kenya
PLASTICS PRINTING PACKAGING TANZANIA: November 7 - 9, 2019 – Diamond Jubilee Expo Center(DJEC), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

All Information, application forms etc. can be accessed at :


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Ethiopia was Africa's fastest growing economy in 2015 and has experienced double-digit economic growth every year, for the past decade. With the government actively pushing for industrialisation with a major focus on the manufacturing sector, there is a huge gap to be filled between supply and demand, especially in the plastics, printing and packaging sectors.

PPPEXPO AFRICA is the only dedicated industry specific international trade show for the Plastics, Printing & Packaging Industry in the entire East African region. After 19th successful editions in Kenya and Tanzania, the event ventures into Ethiopia with the launch of PPPEXPO ETHIOPIA, to be held at The Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa, from 24 - 26 February, 2020.

The Ethiopian government has been offering incentives such as tax free import of machineries and export duty exemptions to promote investment in agro-processing, one of its major sectors having a huge potential of adding value to its agriculture sector, which contributes to 40% of the GDP. With the agro-processing industry growing at a rapid rate, there is an acute packaging shortage experienced by the industry.

PPPEXPO ETHIOPIA aims to bridge that gap by providing the perfect platform for buyers, sellers and other industry members to witness products and machinery dealing with the complete life cycle of the industry; from raw materials to their processing, printing, labelling and packaging.


Millenium Hall EthiopiaThe Millennium Hall, property of Addis Park Management is one of the most desirable trade fair venues in northeast Africa. Due to the successful turnout of Millennium Hall events, it has emerged out to be one of the best venues for conducting regional and international exhibitions/trade fairs, conferences, seminars, private functions & events etc in Addis Ababa. The Millennium Hall is very close and easily accessible from the Addis Ababa Int’l Airport. The MH sprawls across 87,000 sqm of landscape with an indoor space of 19,000sqm offering huge expo hall stretched up to 5000sqm, 4 conference rooms, parking facilities, round the clock security and much more.

Exhibition Categories

Plastic Processing
Food Packaging
Paper Converting Machines
Plastics Compounds
Mixing Equipment
Publishing & services
and much more

Country Info

ETHIOPIA MAPEthiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 100 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well as the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometers (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.


Ethiopia is a land of enormous diversity and as a result Ethiopia has more than 80 languages and over 200 dialects. Amharic or Amharigna is the official language of Ethiopia although the government encourages local languages to be taught in schools. The working languages of the national/regional governments may differ according to regions. Other main languages include Oromigna and Tigrigna. English, French, Italian and Arabic are also widely spoken.


Ethiopia adopted a new constitution that established the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) in 1995.The federal government is responsible for national defense, foreign relations and general policy of common interest and benefits. The federal state comprises nine autonomous states vested with power for self-determination. The FDRE is structured along the lines of bicameral parliament, with the council of Peoples' Representatives being the highest authority of the federal government while the federal council represents the common interests of the nations, nationalities and peoples of the states. Members of both councils are elected by universal suffrage for a five-year term.Ethiopia goverment


The Ethiopian economy is dominated by the agriculture and services sectors with each accounting for about 45 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), leaving only about 10 percent for industry, of which manufacturing accounts for about 6-7 percent.
Exports are highly concentrated, with coffee alone accounting for more than 60 percent of the total. Moreover, Ethiopia could hardly be located in the international market for manufacturing exports, having an industrial export share much less than the already minuscule median for Africa. The limited change in the structure of the economy, especially with regard to manufacturing, is partly explained by the low levels of investment flows and the sluggish growth of the private sector, which was too little to affect its historically low share in labor-intensive manufactures.
Currency: birr, GDP (PPP): $144.6 billion, 10.3% growth, 10.2% 5-year compound annual growth, $1,589 per capita, Inflation (CPI): 7.4%, FDI Inflow: $1.2 billion, Agriculture accounted for 46.3% of GDP, 83.9% of exports, and 80% of the labor force in 2006/2007, compared to 44.9%, 76.9% and 80% in 2002/2003, and agriculture remains the Ethiopian economy's most important sector.


Ethiopia affirmed its independence from Italy after its victory in the Battle of Adowa in1896, and retained its independence through strong leaders and key alliances with other European powers. Nevertheless, Ethiopia was colonized prior to World War II by Italian forces in 1936, and not liberated until the 1940s.


Natural resources: gold; platinum; copper; potash; natural gas; hydropower Agriculture: maize; sorghum; wheat; teff; livestock and dairy products Industry: small-scale consumer goods; Exports: $3.163 billion; Imports: $15.87 billion.