Egypt: One of the largest markets for agriculture, food, and packaging

5 August 2022

The Egyptian food and beverage sector is expanding rapidly, fueled by large demographics, a fast-growing economy and higher liquidity – thanks to the openness in the economy and the increasingly affluent residents’ demand to a growing variety of products.

The development of ambitious hypermarkets, new hotels, restaurants, and fast-food projects is further driving the demand for food and beverage from around the world. Catering services are also witnessing rapid growth as official and private banquets, receptions, and gatherings are on a rapid growth.

Food Africa, the International Trade Exhibition for Food & Beverages, resumes its 7thedition establishing itself as a global brand developed to create an efficient network between international traders and vendors with their counterparts from Egypt, the MENA, and the African region.

Running alongside Food Africa, “pacprocess MEA”, organized by one of the world’s leading event organizers; Messe Düsseldorf. pacprocess Middle East Africa, the International Exhibition for Processing & Packaging in the Middle East and Africa, is the latest addition to the interpack alliance, which spans all international events staged by Messe Düsseldorf under its Processing & Packaging portfolio.

Both events,to be held from 5 to 7 December 2022 at Egypt International Exhibitions Center, are multilateral platforms for wholesalers, distributors, and retailers to meet with industry professionals aiming to address the different needs of buyers and importers, and to serve new markets in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East.

Last year, Food Africa and pacprocess MEA welcomed 442 exhibitors from 19 countries, hosted 367 leading buyers from Egypt and the region, and attracted 16,233 professional visitors. The exhibition recorded an eminent success with numerous partnerships and trade deals signed on the spot.
The ‘Hosted Buyers Program’ is a valuable tool offered by these two exhibitions for local and international industry specialists who are looking to expand their businesses and infiltrate new markets. It is a specialized Business-to-Business platform that is developed with a primary focus on building bridges between buyers, vendors, and traders from across the region and beyond, to facilitate business undertakings and allow guest buyers to explore a diverse range of products and negotiate contracts.

Participants in the Hosted Buyers Program benefit from the opportunity to source products efficiently through pre-arranged appointments with worldwide suppliers and manufacturers, network with international industry stakeholders, and witness the latest innovations and trends firsthand.

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