Afri Print and Packaging Expo back again after 6 years for its 7th Edition

The launch of the premier sign and Graphics expo has opened the door for promoting the advertising value chain. Over 3,000 trade visitors are expected to have discussions with exhibiting companies. Organized by the Prana events and its partner Expo Team for Service Co. Ltd, the Afri Print and Packaging Expo (APPEx), the premier paper, commercial printing, and packaging technology, inputs, and solutions international tradeshow, is back again for its 7th edition after 6 years. A sign and graphics expo (SGE) will also be held concurrently to promote the advertising value chain for the first time in the East African Sub- region.

The three-day show will be held from 20 – 22 December at the Ethiopian Skylight hotel gathering key stakeholders, leading industry experts, renowned sector professionals, valuable buyers, concerned government officials, and start-ups. APPEx and SGE 2022 will serve as a platform for companies to connect with potential clients and give exceptional access to an audience ready to equip themselves with knowledge and solutions to move their business forward.

The event is endorsed by the Ministry of Industry Chemical and construction inputs industry development institute. The pan-African chambers of commerce and industries (PACCI), and Ethiopia Publishers and Printers Associations are the institutional partners for the event.

With an annual growth rate of 14.4 pct from 2016 to 2020, Ethiopia is Africa’s fastest-growing importing country for printing & paper-converting technology. Ethiopia is also East & Central Africa’s largest and fastest-growing importer of packaging technology. With an average annual growth rate of 11.2 pct between 2015 and 2020, Ethiopia is also one of Africa’s fastest-growing importers of packaging technology. (VDMA).

Eden Teshome

Editor-in-Chief of Ethiopian Business Review (EBR). She can be reached at

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